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McConnell Mans Up and Ends "Blue Slip" Vetoes of Judiciary Nominees

A deeply stupid system has been in place for a long, long time. When a judge is nominated, the Senator from his state can put a "blue slip" on the nomination, which is a potentially indefinite hold. One Senator can block a qualified judge forever just because of the happenstance that he got elected in the state the judge lives in.

Mitch McConnell is putting an end to this practice, and will no longer treat the blue slip as an absolute hold on a nominee, but as a "strictly advisory" recommendation -- McConnell told Fred Barnes that going forward, a blue slip will just be taken as a simple "notification of how you’re going to vote, not as an opportunity to blackball.”

Almost exactly a month after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned that he would not allow Democrats to use the blue-slip process as a stealth filibuster, McConnell has ordered the Judiciary Committee to treat them as strictly advisory. That will free up two Trump nominees for the appellate court, including current Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras.

Barnes also reports that McConnell will prioritize getting judges confirmed, putting them ahead of lesser executive appointments as far as the voting schedule.

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1 first?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 Jr at October 11, 2017 02:28 PM (oGRue)

2 secondish?

Posted by: Gushka can has discharge from hospital at October 11, 2017 02:28 PM (9G8jN)

3 looks like i'm doing the time warp again

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 Jr at October 11, 2017 02:28 PM (oGRue)

4 That Al Franken is the proximate cause of this makes it all the more tasty

Posted by: jay hoenemeyer at October 11, 2017 02:29 PM (4Mm1l)

5 aren't blue slips sexist?

Why no pink slips?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 Jr at October 11, 2017 02:29 PM (oGRue)

6 Yeah, but he's allowing the Dems to speak for 30 hrs each.
That needs to go too.

Posted by: Roman Maroni at October 11, 2017 02:29 PM (KCCgc)

7 Sen. Klown-Butcher and that other freak Al hardest hit.

Good.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 02:30 PM (QvC3K)

8 Seems like a good move by Mitch.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 11, 2017 02:30 PM (EyPfd)

9 About time; now let's see if he has got enough testosterone to wrangle votes for the tax deal.

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 02:30 PM (a0IVu)

10 About dang time.
Someone worried after the Bannon interview on Hannity?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 11, 2017 02:30 PM (W+vEI)

11 i would like to believe that this is the beginning of a welcome change, but i just can't bear to be disappointed again. i wonder what changed in the power equation to bring this about?

Posted by: Gushka can has discharge from hospital at October 11, 2017 02:30 PM (9G8jN)

12 Is Notorious RBG still processing carbohydrates?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 Jr at October 11, 2017 02:30 PM (oGRue)

13 aren't blue slips sexist?

Why no pink slips?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90

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Those go out in November 2018

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 11, 2017 02:30 PM (7ZVPa)

14 F'ing McConnell, even when he tries to do the right thing he misses by
"that" much

Posted by: Roman Maroni at October 11, 2017 02:30 PM (KCCgc)

15 Winning.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 11, 2017 02:30 PM (7uYFy)

16 Nice. Hope the dems had lube for that. Oh, wait, no I don't.

Posted by: dagny at October 11, 2017 02:31 PM (6oU5/)

17
Semi-OT: judicial coup status:
[X] Intact
[ ] Other than intact
In a development that actually underlines the lawlessness and usurpation that have been the judicial orders on the travel ban, since the outset, SCOTUS dismissed the case due to mootness.
As noted by some wild-eyed commenters, waaaay back when the initial orders were issued, the unlawful interference in clearly legitimate executive actions could only be rectified by repudiation of the judiciary, or immediate action to vacate the idiotic "rulings".
Pretty simple. A 90-day action that is suspended and then requires 91 day or more to "litigate" is effectively negated. Duh.
We now return you to your regular programming of microscopic examination of inscrutable internal media decisions, and ZeroHedge-level speculation about the 15-dimensional chess involved in not just every bit of media coverage, but every actual real-world event, taking place today.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 11, 2017 02:31 PM (QDnY+)

18 Apparently both McConnell and the NFL and learning some hard lessons in power politics and money.

Posted by: Pep at October 11, 2017 02:31 PM (DTPBe)

19 6 Yeah, but he's allowing the Dems to speak for 30 hrs each.
That needs to go too.

Posted by: Roman Maroni at October 11, 2017 02:29 PM (KCCgc)

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make them speak concurrently. won't make any less sense.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 Jr at October 11, 2017 02:31 PM (oGRue)

20 GOOD for Senator Turtle. He seems to have his head out of the shell on matters judicial, anyway.

Posted by: joncelli, giving his careful prosthesis at October 11, 2017 02:31 PM (RD7QR)

21 It's about damn time.

All of this extra Constitutional Senate (and House) rules stuff makes me go something something.

I wouldn't mind so much if the Sanctity of the Senate Rules wasn't deemed a higher value than, you know, the Constitution.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 11, 2017 02:32 PM (mf5HN)

22
Sorry Turtle Man. No kudos for you.


Last time I looked...... Obamacare is still the law of the land, my tax rate hasn't changed, judicial nominees are still held up and you havent passed shit from the House.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 11, 2017 02:32 PM (8XRCm)

23 12
Is Notorious RBG still processing carbohydrates?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 Jr at October 11, 2017 02:30 PM (oGRue)
Apparently she and Alito sparred over some arguments this morning. After which she promptly took a three hour nap. *I may have made that last part up*

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 02:32 PM (a0IVu)

24
A federal judge in Hawaii just ordered Senator McConnell to reinstate the so-called blue slip practice.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 02:32 PM (czg0O)

25 Next up for going down

The Filibuster

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at October 11, 2017 02:32 PM (oGRue)

26 Someone got the memo that conservatives are pissed and gunning for his caucus.

Posted by: sans_sheriff at October 11, 2017 02:33 PM (eFO0v)

27 But, but, but, all those leftist judges that fake Trump has nominated!!!!
/

Posted by: John Marston at October 11, 2017 02:33 PM (SkuXa)

28
Should have deleted the last snarky paragraph there. Had tried to post that comment on the last thread, but the occasional "now you see it, now you don't" phenomenon returned.

It's fun switching browsers twice a day! The mysteries of Pixy are glorious.



Posted by: rhomboid at October 11, 2017 02:33 PM (QDnY+)

29 Willowed:

378 The only surprise is that it was reported at all and how much damage it might do to the Hollywood bubble.

Posted by: Big V at October 11, 2017 02:02 PM (MVE/7)


The theory I have heard is that the media is split between the Bernie Supporters/Hard Left and the Clinton/Obama Types/Left. This is a strike by the Bernie Supporting media at one of the stalwarts of the Clinton/Obama Left.

It has a certain attractiveness, I can see the two groups going at each other, and I want their Civil War to go rhetorically and legally hot with many casualties in reputations and fortunes. But I do not know the truth.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 02:33 PM (hLRSq)

30 On one hand, I hate tearing down Chesterton's fence. On the other hand, I cannot understand how this process originated, or the utility we gain from it. Can anyone play devil's advocate for me here as to why this was a thing to begin with?

Is this substantively different than how senators can "filibuster" something by just threatening to filibuster, and the senate treats it as though you were holding up the bill while going on with other matters?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 11, 2017 02:33 PM (KUaJL)

31 Gushka, perhaps Mitch wants to cut a deal with Trump. Because as it was, he wasn't getting anything from anyone anyway.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 02:33 PM (QvC3K)

32 McConnell must have awakened one morning and found a horse's head in his bed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 02:33 PM (PY9jH)

33
McConnell is a little bit less of a huge mish since harry reid left the Senate.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 02:33 PM (czg0O)

34 While not much, I do accept this and am grateful. Suck it, Dingy Harry.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 02:34 PM (hLRSq)

35 Kim Jong Un just said that getting rid of blue slips was an act of War.

Posted by: Pep at October 11, 2017 02:34 PM (DTPBe)

36 Three hour nap? Did someone forget to plug Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg in again?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 11, 2017 02:34 PM (QvC3K)

37 32 McConnell must have awakened one morning and found a horse's head in his bed.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 02:33 PM (PY9jH)

A tortoise shell would hit closer to home.

Posted by: joncelli, giving his careful prosthesis at October 11, 2017 02:35 PM (RD7QR)

38 Long overdue.

Now let's look at that thirty hours of debate. I'll compromise: You can have your 30 hours but it has to be for batches of 5 judges.

Posted by: WisRich at October 11, 2017 02:35 PM (G0vdT)

39 Doesn't he have to polish the Senate Parlimentarian's knob first to get permission for making a change to this venerable tradition?

Gag. But hey, it's a step.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 11, 2017 02:36 PM (0ogQG)

40 Lefties not having a good week, are they? I on the other hand have not had this much fun since last November.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at October 11, 2017 02:36 PM (kUmUV)

41 Slow and steady wins the race makes it look like trying to win while losing really slowly.

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 02:36 PM (1GJ2R)

42 This became a thing when Ron Wyden pitched a fit about the recommendation of a judge in OR. That's the first I ever heard about this blue slip nonsense.

Posted by: notsothoreau at October 11, 2017 02:36 PM (JKNZq)

43
They need to just have a voto-rama. 100 federal vacancies on judges and they continue to play games. Trump should just nominate the 100 and then senate give them direct votes in a week long process. Get it over and done with, it will be a story for about 2 weeks until the next hot take comes along.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 11, 2017 02:36 PM (r+sAi)

44
Alex, it's not really a constitutional matter - I mean internal rules for the Congress. They make their own. That, I think, is the constitutional design.

Recall that the ultimate controlling authority in all this was always supposed to be the electorate - they are regularly given the chance to evict incumbents, over any issue they please.

As most of the electorate, for a long time, has been mostly passive and sheep-like, we have an unresponsive political branch. The revolt that is Trump needs to continue and extend to the legislature, if it's to have legs and lasting impact.


Posted by: rhomboid at October 11, 2017 02:36 PM (QDnY+)

45 Three hour nap? Did someone forget to plug Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg in again?
I sense something. Something I have not felt since...

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: Ruth Vader at October 11, 2017 02:36 PM (HtLSE)

46 McTurtleFace got a fire lit under his shell when people started calling for him to step aside.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 11, 2017 02:36 PM (XaRNh)

47
*I may have made that last part up*
Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 02:32 PM (a0IVu)


But probably true

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 11, 2017 02:37 PM (lKyWE)

48 You should see what I did to that blue slip Monica used to wear ...

Posted by: Bill Clinton coming on you Live from Pedo Island at October 11, 2017 02:37 PM (eNTYE)

49 Long overdue. I credit Judge Moore and Steve Bannon.

Posted by: mnw at October 11, 2017 02:37 PM (hLB6Q)

50 Winning, winning, winning.

Posted by: m at October 11, 2017 02:37 PM (1Xpas)

51 Seems to me one could always nominate someone from a state with two Senators from your side to avoid this.. not sure how big a deal this is.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 11, 2017 02:38 PM (so+oy)

52 Next up for going down

The Filibuster

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at October 11, 2017 02:32 PM (oGRue)


Promise it a part in a movie, that usually works. If not, just grab hair and pull toward your crotch.

Posted by: Pervy Weinstein at October 11, 2017 02:39 PM (1GJ2R)

53 32
McConnell must have awakened one morning and found a horse's head in his bed.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 02:33 PM (PY9jH)

or the political equivalent, yes. i have long been of the opinion that most actors n the political scene are effectively bribed of blackmailed to Toe the line of the establishment/ dem agenda. I am thinking that they (trump operatives) either revealed the blackmail materiel or came up with their own, better, blackmail. I am not sure the compromised can be induced with better bribes, only a bigger stick.

Posted by: Gushka can has discharge from hospital at October 11, 2017 02:39 PM (9G8jN)

54 FINALLY! Trump has 50 judicial nominees backed up in the Senate (some since early MAY). Why on earth did it take this long if all Mitch had to do was send a memo?

The GOPe is useless.

Posted by: Sandy at October 11, 2017 02:39 PM (NIiym)

55 Senators from your side to avoid this.. not sure how big a deal this is.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 11, 2017 02:38 PM (so+oy)

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Big deal if you ever want to change the face of say.... the Ninth Circuit.

Good luck finding an Elected Republican there.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 11, 2017 02:39 PM (8XRCm)

56 Heh. Check out the pic on Drudge. That's going to leave a mark.

"Good Will Punting"

Bwahahahahaha!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 02:39 PM (PY9jH)

57

I dress my ficus up in a blue slip...

Posted by: Weinerstein at October 11, 2017 02:40 PM (T/KY7)

58 aren't blue slips sexist?

Why no pink slips?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90

--

Those go out in November 2018
Posted by: Vashta Nerada




Boom!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 11, 2017 02:40 PM (lmYrx)

59 McCain prefers it when Lindsey wears the pink slip in the old cloak-and-dagger room IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: ShainS at October 11, 2017 02:41 PM (eNTYE)

60
Why on earth did it take this long if all Mitch had to do was send a memo?


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C'mon people.


Do you REALLY think that the GOPe is going to let any outsider neophyte, let alone somebody like Trump, come into their little power bubble and actually be effective???

Posted by: fixerupper at October 11, 2017 02:41 PM (8XRCm)

61
Like many, many traditions and procedures now being junked, the blue slip was not a particular problem, until it was abused. The intent was never for a one-senator veto on nominations. And it wasn't often used that way, until now. Thus, the blowback (elimination of the blue slip as a "hard" hold on a nominee).

And no, blue slips are not something requiring a change to the rules, I don't think.

And absolutely yes, they can "batch" and put through nominations. In fact it has long been a standard procedure. To batch a few (not 100); purpose was efficiency, dealing with one subject a time.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 11, 2017 02:41 PM (QDnY+)

62 Sonobi is the AoSHQ "blue slip."

It's only "strictly advisory" of a web design flaw, not a conclusive indication of such.

Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 02:42 PM (Bdeb0)

63 Fuckstick McConnel seems to be getting a clue and the fear of god being put into him.

He and Ryan are two of the many reasons the GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at October 11, 2017 02:43 PM (ol2Mi)

64 49 Long overdue. I credit Judge Moore and Steve Bannon.
Posted by: mnw at October 11, 2017 02:37 PM (hLB6Q)

----------

I think the Moore election shook up many in the senate. Not all, mind you, but it must have been a woke moment.

But it still won't affect the gang of three. They're dems anyway through and through.

Posted by: Soona at October 11, 2017 02:43 PM (ZAAkQ)

65 Not so fast :-(

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/10/the-grassley-proviso.php

Grassley may still allow blue slips to block unless there's an "abuse". Grassley head the Judiciary Committee

Posted by: motamir at October 11, 2017 02:43 PM (TLmFl)

66 I dress my ficus up in a blue slip...
Posted by: Weinerstein at October 11, 2017 02:40 PM (T/KY7)

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Hey Harvey!!!

Do you know what is the difference between blue and purple????





Your grip!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at October 11, 2017 02:44 PM (8XRCm)

67 why not just ram everything through, the way the Demonrats always do?

oh, wait....

what was i thinking?

never mind.

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 11, 2017 02:45 PM (H/7NQ)

68 Do you REALLY think that the GOPe is going to let any outsider neophyte, let alone somebody like Trump, come into their little power bubble and actually be effective???
Posted by: fixerupper at October 11, 2017 02:41 PM (8XRCm)

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Not so fast :-(

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/10/the-grassley-proviso.php

Grassley may still allow blue slips to block unless there's an "abuse". Grassley head the Judiciary Committee

-------


**points animatedly**


SEE!!!! SEE!!!!


**flails about**

Posted by: fixerupper at October 11, 2017 02:45 PM (8XRCm)

69 Harvey Weinstein's embrace of Matt Damon on Drudge is a blue slip. It doesn't mandate for all time that Damon is a homosexualist puppy to the powerful Hollywood magnate, but it does "strongly suggest" that he is.

Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 02:46 PM (Bdeb0)

70 Winning means putting pressure on and never ever ever ever ever quitting or letting up.

Unfortunately Trump has to waste time pressuring the assholes on "our side".

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 11, 2017 02:46 PM (NjnBT)

71
Of course, the main(e) problem is the gop really doesn't have 50 senators to get anything conservative done, what with mccain/graham and all the sisters voting with the dems.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 11, 2017 02:46 PM (r+sAi)

72
And there's a parallel in how things *used* to be done, back when politics existed, and 80% of the time and votes in Congress were specifically used to put incumbents on the spot, to aid in differentiation, to provide fodder for their challengers in the next cycle.

The DOD Authorization used to routinely attract up to 300 proposed amendments. Senate leadership would run 10AM to 1AM days, including Saturdays (sometimes Sundays), to "burn" the amendments off. Half ended up being dropped, or changed and incorporated by voice vote. So there were still dozens of votes on remaining amendments.

Again - most of them specifically done in order to boost an incumbent's political stock, or put it in peril in the next election.

Politics. Choices. Things that have been, effectively, mostly eliminated. "Omnibus continuing resolutions" have many attractions to the political class (interested only in remaining in power) - they effectively negate the presidential veto, and they almost entirely shield incumbents from choices, and accountability. Combined with a mostly partisan-gerrymandered House map, and yuuuuge barriers to entry (financial, party closed-shop situation), and you have ...... the last 10 years.


Posted by: rhomboid at October 11, 2017 02:46 PM (QDnY+)

73 Hah! You said "McConnell" and "Man" in the same sentence. That's hilarious!

Posted by: Agent Cooper at October 11, 2017 02:46 PM (UfYsr)

74 62 Sonobi is the AoSHQ "blue slip."

It's only "strictly advisory" of a web design flaw, not a conclusive indication of such.
Posted by: Zod at October 11, 2017 02:42 PM (Bdeb0)

No, Sonobi is the AoSHQ Master of All Things.

Puny mortals.

Posted by: Sonobi at October 11, 2017 02:48 PM (72PAC)

75
9 judges have been confirmed so far, and 1 Justice.



Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 02:48 PM (czg0O)

76 McConnell must have awakened one morning and found a horse's head in his bed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 02:33 PM (PY9jH)

We will return his children unharmed when he passes tax reform.

Posted by: Jefe El Donaldo at October 11, 2017 02:48 PM (HgMAr)

77 All right, confess: Who found his balls?

Posted by: Uma Thurmond's Feet at October 11, 2017 02:48 PM (I/JL/)

78

The "base" is getting to him.

Beware nevertrumpers

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 02:49 PM (fceHP)

79
Do you know what is the difference between blue and purple????


Your grip!!!

Posted by: fixerupper
_______________

Preach it brother!


Posted by: Carlos Danger at October 11, 2017 02:49 PM (YNvhr)

80 And people wonder why the judiciary is so politicized.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 11, 2017 02:50 PM (y+BJh)

81
We know Sonobi and McConnell are problems. Is there no way to fix one of these problems? And which one is worse?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 11, 2017 02:50 PM (r+sAi)

82


Beware nevertrumpers

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 02:49 PM (fceHP)


*looks around nervously* *crawls into closet and rolls around on gold coins*

*weeps*

Posted by: Glenn Beck at October 11, 2017 02:50 PM (PY9jH)

83
McConnell must have awakened one morning and found a horse's head in his bed. Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 02:33 PM (PY9jH)


Has anyone seen John Kerry lately?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 11, 2017 02:50 PM (lKyWE)

84

How many 81 year olds with brain cancer live as long as mccain?

Either his Hatred for the USA is keeping him alive, or he doesn't really have brain cancer.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 02:51 PM (czg0O)

85 Fuckstick McConnel seems to be getting a clue and the fear of god being put into him.

He and Ryan are two of the many reasons the GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at October 11, 2017 02:43 PM (ol2Mi)
.............

They seem to think they can outlast The Donald. I don't think so.

Posted by: wth at October 11, 2017 02:51 PM (HgMAr)

86 So now MGM is disputing the police's new timeline of events. Guest on FBN (ex SS guy...can't remember his name.... Bongoni?) says he hopes they're not doing that to prevent lawsuits.


Also said, Paddock's brother is now 'a person of interest' to the police.

Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 02:51 PM (Enq6K)

87 *looks around nervously* *crawls into closet and rolls around on gold coins*

*weeps*

Posted by: Glenn Beck at October 11, 2017 02:50 PM (PY9jH)

He might not have many gold coins left. Shame too, for what could have been.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at October 11, 2017 02:51 PM (72PAC)

88
Stopped clock, blind pig, etc.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 11, 2017 02:51 PM (BWL+E)

89 It's about damn time.

Ever see a fast turtle - me neither.

Posted by: DaveA at October 11, 2017 02:52 PM (FhXTo)

90 when we start trying some of these judges for treason for making up shit to stop POTUS powers on stopping people from coming in, then wake me.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 11, 2017 02:52 PM (RDd1I)

91
Mortimer, it's not really a waste of time - it's Trump's central challenge (getting the GOP to support his key agenda items).

And I *hope*, by now, the WH realizes there simply is no way to get things done with *this* GOP (esp., but not only, the Senate one).

I don't think Trump should be in the WH much over the next year. He should be tirelessly (he does THAT very well) haunting the states where 1) vulnerable Dem incumbents, and 2) useless GOP incumbents, are up for re-election. Hammering away on the central agenda items that got him elected, making each Senate (and select House) race a referendum on those key issues.

Apart from the national security aspect in 2004, Trump is the first president elected on actual, specific issues, in decades (as opposed to personality, or national "mood"). He should try to reshape the GOP best he can, around those issues. No practical alternative I can see.


Posted by: rhomboid at October 11, 2017 02:52 PM (QDnY+)

92 Did the horde catch this story:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/yc4vonkt

Apparently a small Mom and Pop Pharmacy provides white glove delivery service to the Senate. In the puff piece that reads a lot like your typical Americana "isn't this little piece of history neat" story, the Pharmacist reveals that a significant number of these old squeeze-bags are on Alzheimer's medication.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 11, 2017 02:52 PM (jhqr1)

93 Something must be wrong with me... I actually like what McConnell did.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Culture Producer at October 11, 2017 02:52 PM (Ni1nN)

94 Not so fast :-(

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/10/the-grassley-proviso.php

Grassley may still allow blue slips to block unless there's an "abuse". Grassley head the Judiciary Committee
Posted by: motamir at October 11, 2017 02:43 PM (TLmFl)


so another fake maneuver to try to appease the base, by lying to them?

better not be true

this lie will not save the Turtle

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 02:52 PM (fceHP)

95 How many 81 year olds with brain cancer live as long as mccain?

Either his Hatred for the USA is keeping him alive, or he doesn't really have brain cancer.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 02:51 PM (czg0O)


Or, most likely, his brain was never a critical system. McShame's brain is like most people's tonsils.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 11, 2017 02:52 PM (8gDQu)

96 So now MGM is disputing the police's new timeline of
events. Guest on FBN (ex SS guy...can't remember his name....
Bongoni?) says he hopes they're not doing that to prevent lawsuits.

Also said, Paddock's brother is now 'a person of interest' to the police.

Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 02:51 PM (Enq6K)


Dan Bongino. Yeah, this whole case stinks to high heaven.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 02:53 PM (PY9jH)

97 Judge Moore, the Turtle fears your wrath

Posted by: Jean at October 11, 2017 02:53 PM (ScmVq)

98 Grassley may still allow blue slips to block unless there's an "abuse". Grassley head the Judiciary Committee

Posted by: motamir at October 11, 2017 02:43 PM (TLmFl)


I repeat:

Slow and steady wins the race makes it look like trying to win while losing really slowly.

Posted by: Pervy Weinstein at October 11, 2017 02:53 PM (1GJ2R)

99 says he hopes they're not doing that to prevent lawsuits.

Also said, Paddock's brother is now 'a person of interest' to the police.
Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 02:51 PM (Enq6K)


that was my first thought, along with millions of others when we heard this

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 02:53 PM (fceHP)

100
I could mention more than a few AoS commenters who have passed away from cancer, God rest their souls, and it took them quickly and they died relatively young.

But this Shit, mccain, seems to be quite lively for a 81 yr old with brain cancer. My ass.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 02:53 PM (czg0O)

101 Nevertrumpism is a venereal disease acquired by those who enjoy 10 years of sloppy anal sex performed on them by their own party.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 11, 2017 02:53 PM (NjnBT)

102 I can outlast him, I know I can!
Ow, my head.

Posted by: Sen. Drooling John (R) at October 11, 2017 02:54 PM (HgMAr)

103
Muse, its not that we don't like what McConnell did, its that we don't believe him.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 11, 2017 02:54 PM (r+sAi)

104 Or, most likely, his brain was never a critical system. McShame's brain is like most people's tonsils.

Sperm Speedbumps?

Posted by: Weinerstein at October 11, 2017 02:54 PM (T/KY7)

105 Didn't Jimmy Carter have brain cancer?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 02:54 PM (PY9jH)

106 on one hand, this makes the GOP set up the bomb for when the next obama gets a majority in the senate for some more "open borders per 14th amendment, plus I luv Che" judges.

BUT...the GOP as it was and as it will ever be was never of the gonads to stop "muh Che luv" judges from the left anyway, so what is the point?

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 11, 2017 02:54 PM (RDd1I)

107
Or, most likely, his brain was never a critical system. McShame's brain is like most people's tonsils.

This theory is both plausible and amusing.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 02:55 PM (czg0O)

108 About dang time.
Someone worried after the Bannon interview on Hannity?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 11, 2017 02:30 PM (W+vEI)


Beat me to it. Bannon wants Senators who will select another Senate majority leader.

But I wonder, if he fights for good federal judicial appointments, as he has, isn't this the most important battle?

We've had a string of frivolous, idiotic rulings by Federal judges (voter ID, travel ban, sanctuary cities, etc.), and that needs to stop.

We need to flood the courts with as many good judges (assuming there are enough available) as possible.

Is this enough to earn McConnell penance? Would a replacement do the same to reform the judiciary? I dunno.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 11, 2017 02:55 PM (/qEW2)

109 86 So now MGM is disputing the police's new timeline of events. Guest on FBN (ex SS guy...can't remember his name.... Bongoni?) says he hopes they're not doing that to prevent lawsuits.


Also said, Paddock's brother is now 'a person of interest' to the police.
Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 02:51 PM (Enq6K)

Going out to give live interviews high on cocaine was a bad idea.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 11, 2017 02:55 PM (XFue2)

110
And just who was it who first rang the alarm bells about padlock's strange brother?

Me. On Day 1.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 02:55 PM (czg0O)

111 Just keep LaurencefuckingTribe away from everything and I'll remain happy

Posted by: NCKate at October 11, 2017 02:55 PM (cpPGe)

112 98 Grassley may still allow blue slips to block unless there's an "abuse". Grassley head the Judiciary Committee

Posted by: motamir at October 11, 2017 02:43 PM (TLmFl)

+++++++++++

mmmm. there you go. There's my father's GOP.

just kidding, my dad is a communist.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 11, 2017 02:55 PM (RDd1I)

113 So now MGM is disputing the police's new timeline of
events. Guest on FBN (ex SS guy...can't remember his name....
Bongoni?) says he hopes they're not doing that to prevent lawsuits.

Also said, Paddock's brother is now 'a person of interest' to the police.

Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 02:51 PM (Enq6K)

Dan Bongino. Yeah, this whole case stinks to high heaven.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 02:53 PM (PY9jH)


not to mention one of the killer's houses were broken into this past week/weekend. I think the one in Reno. The neighbors called the police, who called the FBI. I guess it wasn't secure, or being monitored.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 02:56 PM (fceHP)

114 84

How many 81 year olds with brain cancer live as long as mccain?

Either his Hatred for the USA is keeping him alive, or he doesn't really have brain cancer.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 02:51 PM (czg0O)

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My thoughts too...........about having brain cancer. I think he wanted some sympathetic media attention.

Posted by: Soona at October 11, 2017 02:56 PM (ZAAkQ)

115 So now MGM is disputing the police's new timeline of
events. Guest on FBN (ex SS guy...can't remember his name....
Bongoni?) says he hopes they're not doing that to prevent lawsuits.

Also said, Paddock's brother is now 'a person of interest' to the police.

Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 02:51 PM (Enq6K)


They've got video cameras every 7 inches in Vegas. How friggin difficult could it possibly be to see when the guard was shot and exactly when the shooting at the concert took place?

This is insane.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 11, 2017 02:56 PM (8gDQu)

116 105 Didn't Jimmy Carter have brain cancer?

Tularemia...

Posted by: Weinerstein at October 11, 2017 02:56 PM (T/KY7)

117 it is amazeballs that the time line was wrong.

which is the problem that 1984 warned us about when non-elites question the pronouncements of their betters. So now I am scared we're ignoring the true meaning of Orwell by being forced to question the narrative.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 11, 2017 02:57 PM (RDd1I)

118 96 So now MGM is disputing the police's new timeline of
events. Guest on FBN (ex SS guy...can't remember his name....
Bongoni?) says he hopes they're not doing that to prevent lawsuits.

Also said, Paddock's brother is now 'a person of interest' to the police.

Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 02:51 PM (Enq6K)

Dan Bongino. Yeah, this whole case stinks to high heaven.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 02:53 PM (PY9jH)

Only crazy right-wing conspiracy kooks notice or question these kinds of discrepancies.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 02:57 PM (NWiLs)

119 Welp, I'm off to get my flu shot.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 02:57 PM (PY9jH)

120
Didn't Jimmy Carter have brain cancer?

That's no way to talk about Lilian.

Remember that old battle axe? She was the "peanut farmer" mom.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 02:57 PM (czg0O)

121 not to mention one of the killer's houses were broken into this past week/weekend. I think the one in Reno. The neighbors called the police, who called the FBI. I guess it wasn't secure, or being monitored.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 02:56 PM (fceHP)


Reminiscent of when they left the San Bernadino killer's house unprotected and the press ran in there and grabbed all sorts of stuff that should have been hauled away by the FBI/cops in the first 10 minutes after.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 11, 2017 02:57 PM (8gDQu)

122 i wonder what changed in the power equation to bring this about?
==========

I have a lot of tales I could tell....

Posted by: The Potted Plant at October 11, 2017 02:57 PM (vg8iE)

123 and to be sure.....the DNC in the Senate has been in full bad faith mode since trump got elected.

well, since Ted Kennedy got elected.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 11, 2017 02:58 PM (RDd1I)

124
O/T but did anyone notice the FBI put Black Lives Matter on the domestic terrorism watch list.With the NFL and Hollywood scandal it sort of went un-noticed but seems big to me.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 11, 2017 02:58 PM (lKyWE)

125 Going out to give live interviews high on cocaine was a bad idea.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 11, 2017 02:55 PM (XFue2)


Chaaaarlie Murphy!

Posted by: Rick James at October 11, 2017 02:58 PM (NWiLs)

126 >>>>Yeah, but he's allowing the Dems to speak for 30 hrs each.
That needs to go too.
.
.
.From what I read it is 30 hours per nominee and he is keeping the Senate in session 24 hours a day so they have to man up and do it during the graveyard shift.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at October 11, 2017 02:58 PM (+Dllb)

127 McConnell actually did something good? Wow!

Al Franken hardest hit.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 11, 2017 02:58 PM (ZM2xo)

128 119 Welp, I'm off to get my flu shot.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 02:57 PM (PY9jH)

I got mine last week. Arm finally quit hurting.

Posted by: ALH at October 11, 2017 02:58 PM (uLuPn)

129 So now MGM is disputing the police's new timeline of events. Guest on FBN (ex SS guy...can't remember his name.... Bongoni?) says he hopes they're not doing that to prevent lawsuits.


Also said, Paddock's brother is now 'a person of interest' to the police.


I think the use of the service elevator is the biggest reveal lately.

I have heard or read that they don't have cameras in the 32d floor hallway (which may or may not be true) but they do in the elevators (this I think is definitely true, see Ray Rice video). If he used the service elevator, he was with someone, or he had a card that allowed him to use it, and that card usage has a record associated with it in the access system.

First or second day sheriff said that he had help - he had to have help to get in the service elevator. They are after an accomplice (witting or unwitting).

Posted by: Pervy Weinstein at October 11, 2017 02:58 PM (1GJ2R)

130
It's becoming more likely that either mccain lied or he was misdiagnosed, and he's admitting he was misdiagnosed.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 02:59 PM (czg0O)

131 Eww, off sock.

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 02:59 PM (1GJ2R)

132

No doubt mccain will die, and it will be relatively soon. But he's gonna die of old age.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 02:59 PM (czg0O)

133
Posted by: rhomboid
==

You're probably right. I just think of what could be with an actual functional political party.
I also think that the Bannon Cannon has yet to be fired.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 11, 2017 02:59 PM (NjnBT)

134 >>>>
86 So now MGM is disputing the police's new timeline of events. Guest on
FBN (ex SS guy...can't remember his name.... Bongoni?) says he hopes
they're not doing that to prevent lawsuits.





Also said, Paddock's brother is now 'a person of interest' to the police.

Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 02:51 PM (Enq6K)



Going out to give live interviews high on cocaine was a bad idea.
.
.
.Every word out his brothers mouth was a lie. He never made eye contact with the reporter during that interview and kept looking at his shoes.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at October 11, 2017 03:00 PM (+Dllb)

135 Boy Scout executive leaders obviously don't watch football

Posted by: random lurker commenter at October 11, 2017 03:00 PM (dab45)

136 All kidding aside, it's amazing that Jimmy Carter is alive because cancer runs rampant in his genes and nearly everybody else in his family died relatively young. His mother made it to 85 though.

He's also related to The Carter Family.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 11, 2017 03:00 PM (7uYFy)

137
That's no way to talk about Lilian.

Remember that old battle axe? She was the "peanut farmer" mom.

Hey, Lillian said one good and true thing:

"Sometimes I look at my kids and say to myself 'Lillian, you should have stayed a virgin.'"

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 11, 2017 03:00 PM (ZM2xo)

138 130
It's becoming more likely that either mccain lied or he was misdiagnosed, and he's admitting he was misdiagnosed.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 02:59 PM (czg0O)

I'm thinking lying liar who tells lies to get sympathy based on lies.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 03:00 PM (NWiLs)

139 30 On one hand, I hate tearing down Chesterton's fence. On the other hand, I cannot understand how this process originated, or the utility we gain from it. Can anyone play devil's advocate for me here as to why this was a thing to begin with? ...
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 11, 2017 02:33 PM (KUaJL)

If it makes you feel any better, its application has varied over its 100 year history, and originally, the committee was allowed to proceed while recommending the nominee negatively to the Senate, where there was still a vote.

(via wikipedia)
A report issued by the Congressional Research Service in 2003 defines six periods in the use of the blue slip by the Senate:

"From 1917 through 1955: The blue-slip policy allowed home-state Senators to state their objections but committee action to move forward on a nomination. If a Senator objected to his/her home-state nominee, the committee would report the nominee adversely to the Senate, where the contesting Senator would have the option of stating his/her objections to the nominee before the Senate would vote on confirmation.
"From 1956 through 1978: A single home-state Senator could stop all committee action on a judicial nominee by either returning a negative blue slip or failing to return a blue slip to the committee.
"From 1979 to mid-1989: A home-state Senator's failure to return a blue slip would not necessarily prevent committee action on a nominee.
"From mid-1989 through June 5, 2001: In a public letter (1989) on the committee's blue-slip policy, the chairman wrote that one negative blue slip would be 'a significant factor to be weighed' but would 'not preclude consideration' of a nominee 'unless the Administration has not consulted with both home state Senators.' The committee would take no action, regardless of presidential consultation, if both home-state Senators returned negative blue slips.
"From June 6, 2001, to 2003: The chairman's blue-slip policy allowed movement on a judicial nominee only if both home-state Senators returned positive blue slips to the committee. If one home-state Senator returned a negative blue slip, no further action would be taken on the nominee.
"2003: A return of a negative blue slip by one or both home-state Senators does not prevent the committee from moving forward with the nomination - provided that the Administration has engaged in pre-nomination consultation with both of the home-state Senators."

I don't think changing or getting rid of blue-slips is a Chesterton's fence violation.

Posted by: Not G.K. Chesterton at October 11, 2017 03:01 PM (FVLz6)

140 .Every word out his brothers mouth was a lie. He never made eye contact with the reporter during that interview and kept looking at his shoes.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at October 11, 2017 03:00 PM (+Dllb)

Maybe he was just an accountant.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 03:01 PM (NWiLs)

141 First or second day sheriff said that he had help - he had to have help to get in the service elevator. They are after an accomplice (witting or unwitting).
Posted by: Pervy Weinstein at October 11, 2017 02:58 PM (1GJ2R)

The MGM just sent my husband and me a handwritten note from his new host that reads we appreciate your business and if you need anything contact me etc., also #vegasstrong.
We don't normally get handwritten notes unless it's our birthday or Christmas.
They are nervous.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 11, 2017 03:01 PM (Ri/rl)

142 .
.Every word out his brothers mouth was a lie. He never made eye contact with the reporter during that interview and kept looking at his shoes.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at October 11, 2017 03:00 PM (+Dllb)

You're right.
But I don't think that he's involved in the massacre. Just that he knows more about his brother than he's letting on.
Probably because what he knows would incriminate him for other things, most likely financial shenanigans....

Posted by: JoeF. at October 11, 2017 03:02 PM (7uYFy)

143 My thoughts too...........about having brain cancer. I think he wanted some sympathetic media attention.

Posted by: Soona at October 11, 2017 02:56 PM (ZAAkQ)
=========

I've been saying it since he "announced" it. It's a fucking lie. So was Claire McCaskill's.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 11, 2017 03:02 PM (vg8iE)

144 Good. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell have been pulling this shit in my state for years.

They can fuck right off.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at October 11, 2017 03:03 PM (jWe5r)

145 You'd think I would cash in my chips and head to Tahiti, via Bangkok. But no, I've got a mission.
Ow, my head.

Posted by: Sen. Drooling John (R) at October 11, 2017 03:03 PM (HgMAr)

146 They've got video cameras every 7 inches in Vegas. How friggin difficult could it possibly be to see when the guard was shot and exactly when the shooting at the concert took place?

This is insane.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 11, 2017 02:56 PM (8gDQu)


Ikr?! Is there an issue with the time stamps on the hotel's camera?

Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 03:03 PM (Enq6K)

147 The so-called "30 hours rule"-which provides for 30 hours of debate on a nominee-won't be overturned. But McConnell vowed to set aside time for these debates. And he can make this happen because he sets the Senate schedule.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/mitch-mcconnell-goes-to-the-
mattresses-for-trumps-judicial-nominees/article/2010022

That, plus the thing about "McConnell will prioritize getting judges confirmed, putting them ahead of lesser executive appointments as far as the voting schedule" means that the GOPe will continue to stiff-arm Trump as far as getting his administration appointees confirmed. Obama's holdovers will remain in place.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at October 11, 2017 03:03 PM (pvjTE)

148 Didn't Jimmy Carter have brain cancer?
======

Soros has the cure for cancer, disease and death.
You can tell the ones who paid for the cure.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 11, 2017 03:04 PM (NjnBT)

149 not to mention one of the killer's houses were broken into this past week/weekend. I think the one in Reno. The neighbors called the police, who called the FBI. I guess it wasn't secure, or being monitored.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 02:56 PM (fceHP)



Barney Fife was more competent

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 11, 2017 03:04 PM (493sH)

150 No doubt mccain will die, and it will be relatively soon. But he's gonna die of old age.

No one actually dies of old age anymore. There's a factoid out there about the last person to officially die of old age (i.e. death certificate and everything).

They put the medical/proximate cause on there now-- kidney failure, cardiac arrest, vampire, leukemia, whatever.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at October 11, 2017 03:04 PM (u0s1P)

151 The left has considered judges a "hill to die on" for a long time. And it is...because their judges legislate things that their legislators could never get away with.

Now, we need to start getting our judges to take a similar view of what their role is.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 11, 2017 03:04 PM (eSx+E)

152 Anyone seen the Vegas shotspotter data yet. It has timestamps

Posted by: Jean at October 11, 2017 03:04 PM (ScmVq)

153 Soros has the cure for cancer, disease and death.
You can tell the ones who paid for the cure.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 11, 2017 03:04 PM (NjnBT)

==========

Who knew "Death Becomes Her" was based on a true story???

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 11, 2017 03:05 PM (vg8iE)

154 149 not to mention one of the killer's houses were broken into this past week/weekend. I think the one in Reno. The neighbors called the police, who called the FBI. I guess it wasn't secure, or being monitored.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 02:56 PM (fceHP)



Barney Fife was more competent
Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 11, 2017 03:04 PM (493sH)

Hell, they got a warrant on that poor St. Paul lady's house and she was a victim.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 03:05 PM (NWiLs)

155 32 McConnell must have awakened one morning and found a horse's head in his bed.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 02:33 PM (PY9jH)

---

anyone seen John Kerry lately?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at October 11, 2017 03:05 PM (oGRue)

156 Turtle feels heat, throws bone.

It's a start.

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 03:05 PM (3myMJ)

157 152 Anyone seen the Vegas shotspotter data yet. It has timestamps
Posted by: Jean at October 11, 2017 03:04 PM (ScmVq)

What is that? Do you have a link?

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 11, 2017 03:05 PM (Ri/rl)

158 Satan can grant long life to His sevants.

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 03:05 PM (rmVvL)

159 But this Shit, mccain, seems to be quite lively for a 81 yr old with brain cancer. My ass.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 02:53 PM (czg0O)

+++

My understanding of cancer is that the older the victim, the slower the process of cancer cells growing and spreading.

Posted by: washrivergal at October 11, 2017 03:06 PM (7m3t8)

160 Ikr?! Is there an issue with the time stamps on the hotel's camera?

Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 03:03 PM (Enq6K)


I have heard no cameras on 32d floor - I don't believe it, but that is what they are saying.

Also reported errors in the timing on the systems. Which I find completely plausible. But the systems will be consistently wrong. So they can correct for the error.

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 03:06 PM (1GJ2R)

161
It's becoming more likely that either mccain lied or he was misdiagnosed, and he's admitting he was misdiagnosed.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 02:59 PM (czg0O)

I'm thinking lying liar who tells lies to get sympathy based on lies.
Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 03:00 PM (NWiLs)


I'm thinking he has the best health care in the world, taxpayer funded.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 03:06 PM (fceHP)

162 Satan can grant long life to His sevants.

Posted by: steevy at October 11, 2017 03:05 PM (rmVvL)

===========

Yeah! Look at the wringer I've put my liver through and yet, still going strong!

*hic*

*shart*

Posted by: Hill at October 11, 2017 03:06 PM (vg8iE)

163 http://www.shotspotter.com

Posted by: Jean at October 11, 2017 03:07 PM (ScmVq)

164 >>>Anyone seen the Vegas shotspotter data yet. It has timestamps

ShotSpotter is not in Vegas.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 11, 2017 03:07 PM (SUuNs)

165 Now put Janice Rogers Brown on the U.S.S.C. She's not that old, she's whip-smart, she's very pro-property rights, and, oh, she's the daughter of share croppers and we know what that is code for.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 11, 2017 03:07 PM (dZ756)

166 Is there an issue with the time stamps on the hotel's camera?
Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 03:03 PM (Enq6K)

---

Vegas runs on Pixy

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at October 11, 2017 03:07 PM (oGRue)

167 160 Ikr?! Is there an issue with the time stamps on the hotel's camera?

Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 03:03 PM (Enq6K)

I have heard no cameras on 32d floor - I don't believe it, but that is what they are saying.

Also reported errors in the timing on the systems. Which I find completely plausible. But the systems will be consistently wrong. So they can correct for the error.
Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 03:06 PM (1GJ2R)

My camera system clock is off by an hour, you can figure it out.

I would be shocked the casino doesn't have a guy fix the camera time stamp.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 11, 2017 03:08 PM (Ri/rl)

168

Everyone dies of neurocellular hypoxia. The rest is just details.

Well, except for Pelosi. She seems to be post-death yet still drooling.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 11, 2017 03:08 PM (T/KY7)

169 150 . . . No one actually dies of old age anymore. There's a factoid out there about the last person to officially die of old age (i.e. death certificate and everything).

They put the medical/proximate cause on there now-- kidney failure, cardiac arrest, vampire, leukemia, whatever.
Posted by: Lance McCormick
__________

I found a life insurance claim form my father filled out on my grandfather over 40 years ago. Where the form asked for cause of death, my father wrote "Just wore out."

Posted by: Furious George at October 11, 2017 03:09 PM (j+dfT)

170 I'm thinking he has the best health care in the world, taxpayer funded.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 03:06 PM (fceHP)
..........

Yep. Probably got a doctor following him around 24/7 with a pooper scooper.

Posted by: wth at October 11, 2017 03:09 PM (HgMAr)

171

I remember when Ace hated us for using "man up"

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 03:09 PM (fceHP)

172
163 http://www.shotspotter.com
Posted by: Jean at October 11, 2017 03:07 PM (ScmVq)

Thank you.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 11, 2017 03:10 PM (Ri/rl)

173 The so-called "30 hours rule"-which provides for 30 hours of debate on a nominee-won't be overturned. But McConnell vowed to set aside time for these debates. And he can make this happen because he sets the Senate schedule.

++++++++++++

reminds me of another rule of procedure that I can barely recall correctly...the donks were saying it was a half day or tuesday or Hawaian shirt friday and that that caused the debate to be restarted.

maybe cut that shit out too.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 11, 2017 03:10 PM (RDd1I)

174

Ace never linked his little gray box, or at least I can't see it.

I saw the piece somewhere earlier, so no need, just curious who he quoted for this.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 03:11 PM (fceHP)

175 I posted this in the art thread:

Heard something about errors in the timing on the hotel systems. Entirely plausible. I mean the comments here happen 6 minutes in the past. Not being snarky, time is a bitch on those kinds of systems, daylight time isn't always automatic for example.

BUT - the timing differences should be consistent on the same system. Comments here are ALWAYS 6 minutes in the past. So if the phone system is out of whack, you make a call now, see what the timestamp is, and you adjust the record.

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 03:11 PM (1GJ2R)

176 My understanding of cancer is that the older the victim, the slower the process of cancer cells growing and spreading.

No.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 11, 2017 03:12 PM (T/KY7)

177 I wish Trump would drop Congress on to the Obamacare exchange. Watching McCain be a poster child for it would be great. Trump should tweet: Open season is coming.

Posted by: Jean at October 11, 2017 03:12 PM (ScmVq)

178 Here we go. Quick search says the last person (I assume American, too lazy to do more exhausting internet research) to officially die of 'old age' was back in 1951.

That was fifteen seconds of hard, hard work. I need a long break.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at October 11, 2017 03:12 PM (u0s1P)

179

Yep. Probably got a doctor following him around 24/7 with a pooper scooper.
Posted by: wth at October 11, 2017 03:09 PM (HgMAr)


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A pooper scooper for brain cancer?

Oh....wait. That makes perfect sense for McClame.

Posted by: Soona at October 11, 2017 03:13 PM (ZAAkQ)

180 i said from the beginning the fbi was lying to us. they have throttled local le to the point they just repeat what they are told. some people here claimed i was a conspiracy theorist. i still say the fbi has never been truthful. it doesn't fit their narrative. also, i see the shooters house in mesquite was broken into. how fucking convenient. compromised crime scene. it's all bullshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 11, 2017 03:13 PM (KP5rU)

181 I don't think changing or getting rid of blue-slips is a Chesterton's fence violation.
Posted by: Not G.K. Chesterton at October 11, 2017 03:01 PM (FVLz6)

Thanks for the history lession.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 11, 2017 03:13 PM (KUaJL)

182 That was fifteen seconds of hard, hard work. I need a long break.
Posted by: Lance McCormick at October 11, 2017 03:12 PM (u0s1P)

If you worked for the government, that's a days work!

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at October 11, 2017 03:13 PM (72PAC)

183 Laura Loomer is saying her sources say NO hallway cameras in Mandalay Bay.

Also... ANYONE can use the freight elevators. No special key or ID needed.

And no cameras in them.

So basically, although they can do retinal scans if you're in the casino and/or zoom in to macro levels on any one person, the are not cameras anywhere else.

Really.

And we should believe all of this, because the investigation has been totes accurate so far and the FBI would never lie.

/rumor has it that ISIS has a conversion video from Paddock.

Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 03:13 PM (aT+Bx)

184 170 I'm thinking he has the best health care in the world, taxpayer funded.

Plus huge black guy and black scooby van...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 11, 2017 03:13 PM (T/KY7)

185

anyone claim taking Facebook down yet?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 03:14 PM (fceHP)

186 Comments being time stamped here is a charming idiosyncrasy that we can all laugh about.

Time stamps on security systems being out of sync is a bit more disturbing. Plus, the Mandalay system is not being run by a cadre of hamsters.


Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 11, 2017 03:14 PM (ycWCI)

187 Lawfare is such an integral part of our war, it makes McConnell's action critical. Applause.

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 03:14 PM (zSVEm)

188 I would be shocked the casino doesn't have a guy fix the camera time stamp.

I would be shocked if their camera system doesn't have NTP clock adjustment.

My rinky-dink IP camera setup at home has NTP.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 11, 2017 03:14 PM (jhqr1)

189 correctly...the donks were saying it was a half day or tuesday or Hawaian shirt friday and that that caused the debate to be restarted.

Every day should be Hawaiian shirt day.

Every. Day. This is important.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at October 11, 2017 03:14 PM (u0s1P)

190 McConnell must have awakened one morning and found a horse's head in his bed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 11, 2017 02:33 PM (PY9jH)



A tortoise shell would hit closer to home.

Posted by: joncelli, giving his careful prosthesis at October 11, 2017 02:35 PM (RD7QR)


Sitting on the top of a fence post.

Posted by: Country Singer at October 11, 2017 03:15 PM (uiwCw)

191 also, i see the shooters house in mesquite was broken into. how fucking convenient. compromised crime scene. it's all bullshit.
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They needed to plant evidence.

Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 03:15 PM (aT+Bx)

192 If you worked for the government, that's a days work!

Good thing I'm not a journalist, too. I couldn't handle it.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at October 11, 2017 03:15 PM (u0s1P)

193 So if you want to do a slip and fall do it in a service elevator or the 32nd floor hallway.

Posted by: NCKate at October 11, 2017 03:15 PM (cpPGe)

194 174

Ace never linked his little gray box, or at least I can't see it.

I saw the piece somewhere earlier, so no need, just curious who he quoted for this.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 03:11 PM (fceHP)

++++

https://hotair.com/archives/2017/10/11/judiciary-
war-escalates-mcconnell-gives-blue-slips-pink-slip/

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at October 11, 2017 03:15 PM (FUu/Z)

195 Speaking of cancer, it makes no sense to charge that some "controllers" in the medical field will never allow a cure as they'd lose money.

1. They can make much more curing it than fighting it unsuccessfully. "Yes, we can cure you, but it's expensive."

2. The "controllers" get cancer too. So do their families and friends. They have a bigger stake in cancer cures than the rest of us, since they will know when they have cures.

I says 'cures' as I read there are hundreds of cancers, and each one requires it's own cure. There is no magic bullet that will cure all cancers, or least that's the current wisdom.

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 03:16 PM (3myMJ)

196
Witwickian Sage, there is a "legislative calendar" that is not the regular calendar, along with "legislative days". Don't recall the ins/outs, it was complicated, but rarely affected Senate business. Definitely on the "techicality" end of the spectrum.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 11, 2017 03:16 PM (QDnY+)

197 Since we are talking about the Vegas massacre now, does anyone have the feeling that the typical Media tactic of burying an inconvenient piece of news by running the clock is, generally speaking, working??

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 03:16 PM (zSVEm)

198 >>>So if you want to do a slip and fallPOOP do it in a service elevator or the 32nd floor hallway.

FIFY

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 11, 2017 03:16 PM (SUuNs)

199 >>>Since we are talking about the Vegas massacre now, does anyone have the feeling that the typical Media tactic of burying an inconvenient piece of news by running the clock is, generally speaking, working??

No?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 11, 2017 03:17 PM (SUuNs)

200 I says 'cures' as I read there are hundreds of cancers, and each one requires it's own cure. There is no magic bullet that will cure all cancers, or least that's the current wisdom.

This. Plus, we can cure a couple and more on the way.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 11, 2017 03:17 PM (T/KY7)

201 TRIFECTA!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 11, 2017 03:17 PM (SUuNs)

202 Good decision by McConnell. I knew a guy from NY that was nominated by GHWB. Good, smart guy and was a DA for years. However, he made enemies in the Sharpton crowd by prosecuting some AA rioters on a college campus to the full extent of the law and got blue slipped by Pat Moynihan.

Posted by: Benji Carver at October 11, 2017 03:17 PM (OD2ni)

203
Also... ANYONE can use the freight elevators. No special key or ID needed.


Steve Wynn said on Sunday that no one but hotel employees can use the freight elevators at his hotels

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 11, 2017 03:17 PM (lKyWE)

204 took the idiot 3/4 of a year to do this. maybe the 30 hr debate will be gone by 2020

Posted by: arbitrary turn back at October 11, 2017 03:18 PM (8RQER)

205 Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 03:16 PM (3myMJ)

They can make money by selling the cure and if the patient lives they can continue selling other health care services. An expanded customer base is never a bad thing for a businessman.

Unless he is in the NFL or Hollywood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 11, 2017 03:18 PM (ycWCI)

206 But isn't the Weinstein story sexier than the Vegas story??

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 03:18 PM (zSVEm)

207 i still say the fbi has never been truthful. it doesn't fit their narrative.

I'm still pissed the FBI refused to tape their interviews. They take notes. If you're in a court case and an FBI agent testifies, their handwritten notes are submitted.

It's BS because it means they control the record in a manner that easy to alter without being easy to detect.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 11, 2017 03:18 PM (jhqr1)

208 198 >>>So if you want to POOP do it in a service elevator or the 32nd floor hallway.

FIFY
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 11, 2017 03:16 PM (SUuNs)

32nd? We don't discriminate here. Poop anywhere you like.

Posted by: EPA at October 11, 2017 03:18 PM (72PAC)

209 Tortoises are slow, but steady. Could Yertle be catching on at last?

Posted by: Curmudgeon - 2017 GNAMM survivor at October 11, 2017 03:18 PM (ujg0T)

210 McConnell is a weak, effeminate jackass.

What precisely has he ever done?

*crickets*

McCain, Murkplowski and Collins spluged all over him on health care. What did he do? Nothing. In fact to further piss on the turtle when he was down McCain high fives Schumer.

I guess celebrating he just butt fucked the American people.

There is no punishment for defying Bitch. Because, well he's your huckleberry.

So long as there is a lack of leadership in people like clown boy, nothing will get done.

I'm not celebrating this because it should have been done already a long time ago. Bitch? He's probably phoning home and telling the wife to crack a bottle of champagne and put on that pink kimono with nothing under it. Because daddy's coming home.

Useless fag.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 11, 2017 03:19 PM (Re0pQ)

211 202 Good decision by McConnell. I knew a guy from NY that was nominated by GHWB. Good, smart guy and was a DA for years. However, he made enemies in the Sharpton crowd by prosecuting some AA rioters on a college campus to the full extent of the law and got blue slipped by Pat Moynihan.
Posted by: Benji Carver at October 11, 2017 03:17 PM (OD2ni)




And to think I once believed that Moynihan had integrity, even if a lefty.

Posted by: Curmudgeon - 2017 GNAMM survivor at October 11, 2017 03:20 PM (ujg0T)

212 "Every day should be Hawaiian shirt day.

Every. Day. This is important.
Posted by: Lance McCormick"


Along with short shorts and a Detroit Tigers hat, right.

Posted by: Thomas Magnum at October 11, 2017 03:20 PM (OD2ni)

213

Exactly how many Viagra do you put in a bottle of champagne?

Asking for a friend...

Posted by: MkKonnell at October 11, 2017 03:21 PM (T/KY7)

214 Word on the street is, we aren't supposed to be conspiracy theorists here. Everyone stop talking.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:21 PM (lwiT4)

215 I says 'cures' as I read there are hundreds of cancers, and each one requires it's own cure. There is no magic bullet that will cure all cancers, or least that's the current wisdom.

3. Competition. There's gotta be someone who isn't in it for the money, but wants the fame or maybe genuinely help people.

Anyway, my assumption-- and this is based on basically nothing-- is that there's a sort of Rosetta Stone for cancer. Once there's a certain breakthrough, or short series of breakthroughs, a bunch of cancers will be a lot easier to manage.

Cascade effect, basically-- cure (or mostly-cure) one, and maybe you're close to an understanding that unlocks some others.

Or maybe it'll be a long, hard slog, with like nine hundred different things that each mostly-cures a different cancer for some percentage of those afflicted of that one particular cancer type.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at October 11, 2017 03:21 PM (u0s1P)

216 181 I don't think changing or getting rid of blue-slips is a Chesterton's fence violation.
Posted by: Not G.K. Chesterton at October 11, 2017 03:01 PM (FVLz6)

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More like, we used to pretend that there was a fence over there...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at October 11, 2017 03:21 PM (oGRue)

217 180 i said from the beginning the fbi was lying to us. they have throttled local le to the point they just repeat what they are told. some people here claimed i was a conspiracy theorist. i still say the fbi has never been truthful. it doesn't fit their narrative. also, i see the shooters house in mesquite was broken into. how fucking convenient. compromised crime scene. it's all bullshit.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 11, 2017 03:13 PM (KP5rU)

They keep saying there is "no clear evidence" of a motive. Ok fine, show us the evidence that might "suggest" a motive. Example: What websites were in his browser history?

Posted by: WisRich at October 11, 2017 03:22 PM (G0vdT)

218 So if you want to POOP do it in a service elevator or the 32nd floor hallway.
______________

Thank you!

Posted by: EPA Employee at October 11, 2017 03:22 PM (SkuXa)

219 214 Word on the street is, we aren't supposed to be conspiracy theorists here. Everyone stop talking.
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:21 PM (lwiT4)

But grammie, that's where the fun is...

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 03:22 PM (zSVEm)

220 Here we go. Quick search says the last person (I assume American, too lazy to do more exhausting internet research) to officially die of 'old age' was back in 1951.

---

it sucks to be the last person who dies of something.

missed it by THAT much.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at October 11, 2017 03:22 PM (oGRue)

221 They can make much more curing it than fighting it unsuccessfully. "Yes, we can cure you, but it's expensive."

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Just for arguments sake:

How much is big pharma making today off of smallpox? Or rabies? Or polio?

Conversely, what do those numbers look like compared to "cancer treatment profits?"

People have multiple rounds of cancer. Expensive treatments can last years.

I suppose they could come out with a $10 million dollar cancer vaccine. Then they would make some money out of curing it.

That all being said, I suspect there's not an easy one size fits all cure for cancer.

But... like with the Vegas shooter, we'll never know.

Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 03:22 PM (aT+Bx)

222 Along with short shorts and a Detroit Tigers hat, right.

Posted by: Thomas Magnum at October 11, 2017 03:20 PM (OD2ni)
=============================

You can wear whatever you want. Whatever.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:22 PM (lwiT4)

223 Loomer says that no key is required to get on service elevator. (FWIW)

Commenters say it would be in a secure area and you need to get access.

So still an accomplice.

Posted by: blaster at October 11, 2017 03:23 PM (1GJ2R)

224 I remember when Ace hated us for using "man up"
Posted by: artisanal 'ette




I'm sure he wouldn't be too fond of "sack up" ten.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 11, 2017 03:23 PM (lmYrx)

225 If there are cameras in the hallways and id cards to use the freight elevators, that would be rather obvious and hard to hide.

There are hundreds of former employees and thousands of guests who could sink that story quickly.

The conspiracy stuff is overboard.

Assume a conspiracy by the police, MGM and the FBI.

What is the purpose? They got together and did the killings? Why?

How do you keep it from leaking when hundreds of people have to be involved?

Why would you take such a risk?

What's the payoff?

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 03:23 PM (3myMJ)

226 Tortoises are slow, but steady. Could Yertle be catching on at last?
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Nope.

Balancing act.

Support Trump vs. Support GOPe/ lobbyists

Do just enough to keep each one happy, thus ensuring re-election.

Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 03:24 PM (aT+Bx)

227

The problem with Janice Rogers Brown is that besides being conservative, she's a light skinned black, which is unacceptable to dark skinned blacks - this was explained to me an in between skinned black guy this summer.

Who knew?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 11, 2017 03:24 PM (T/KY7)

228 But grammie, that's where the fun is...

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 03:22 PM (zSVEm)
======================

Well, I'm not making a peep. Vegas is way over ten miles from my house. So is John McCain's brain, or lack thereof.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:24 PM (lwiT4)

229 How do you keep it from leaking when hundreds of people have to be involved?
Why would you take such a risk?
What's the payoff?


There you go, using logic again.

That's no fun.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 11, 2017 03:24 PM (k1TUh)

230 How do you keep it from leaking when hundreds of people have to be involved?

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 03:23 PM (3myMJ)


Are you asking about the Vegas shooter or the Weinstein story?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 11, 2017 03:24 PM (8gDQu)

231 What's the payoff?
Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 03:23 PM (3myMJ)

To avoid liability in the inevitable lawsuits.

Posted by: WisRich at October 11, 2017 03:25 PM (G0vdT)

232

Ace has evolved.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 03:25 PM (czg0O)

233 225

".....,"

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 03:23 PM (3myMJ)

Help me out, meremortal.... what is trying, again, to be hidden??

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 03:25 PM (zSVEm)

234
Forget it, Meremortal, it's Chinatown/Zapruder film/World Trade Center on 9-11/Fort Marcy Park.

Something like that.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 11, 2017 03:25 PM (QDnY+)

235 anyone claim taking Facebook down yet?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 03:14 PM (fceHP)
............

Soon I hope, we'll need to know where to send the reward.

Posted by: wth at October 11, 2017 03:25 PM (HgMAr)

236 More like, we used to pretend that there was a fence over there...

Les Nesman's invisible door.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at October 11, 2017 03:26 PM (u0s1P)

237 Mans Up? Be careful, Ace ... California will put you in jail for mis-gendering that verb phrase.

Posted by: ShainS at October 11, 2017 03:26 PM (eNTYE)

238 Are you asking about the Vegas shooter or the Weinstein story?
==============================


Exactly. Who's on first?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:26 PM (lwiT4)

239 So - BB says HV has "fled the country" . . . perhaps he and Roman Polanski can "share a flat" in Paris?

***

You know, if HV has fled the country, and whatever place he has fled to has no extradition treaty, Trump should have the DOJ file a criminal complaint and then "rendition" him. I picture him being rolled into a courtroom, al la Silence of the Lambs, with an orange jumpsuit and leather Hannibal Lecter mask.

Heh.

Posted by: Publius Redux at October 11, 2017 03:26 PM (Fb9aZ)

240 The problem with Janice Rogers Brown is that besides being conservative, she's a light skinned black, which is unacceptable to dark skinned blacks - this was explained to me an in between skinned black guy this summer.


So only the blue-gums are authentic now? What does his half white highness Barack have to say about that?

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 11, 2017 03:26 PM (k1TUh)

241 If they take down all social media, I will need to know where to send some bitcoin. For a friend.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 11, 2017 03:27 PM (Re0pQ)

242 The only reason I ever entertain any conspiracy theory is that, deep down inside, I am rather certain the government hates me....

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 03:27 PM (zSVEm)

243 lolgoogle: "Standing with girls all over the world #FreedomForGirls"

Weinstein got 'em spooked.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at October 11, 2017 03:27 PM (RRA2y)

244

A vaccine provides active acquired immunity, it's not a cure. If we are gonna speculate on suppression of cancer CURES then change the terminology.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 11, 2017 03:27 PM (T/KY7)

245 Do not assume a conspiracy when incompetence suffices. Or something.

Every high profile investigation seems to be phucked up. Suspects houses are entered, relevant witnesses/persons of interest/possible accomplices are lost, press conferences are clusterphucks of contradictory (basic) information.

That's when people are paying attention. What about all the other cases?

Posted by: RioBravo at October 11, 2017 03:28 PM (SsblQ)

246 210 McConnell is a weak, effeminate jackass.

What precisely has he ever done?

*crickets*

McCain, Murkplowski and Collins spluged all over him on health care. What did he do? Nothing. In fact to further piss on the turtle when he was down McCain high fives Schumer.

I guess celebrating he just butt fucked the American people.

There is no punishment for defying Bitch. Because, well he's your huckleberry.

So long as there is a lack of leadership in people like clown boy, nothing will get done.

I'm not celebrating this because it should have been done already a long time ago. Bitch? He's probably phoning home and telling the wife to crack a bottle of champagne and put on that pink kimono with nothing under it. Because daddy's coming home.

Useless fag.
Posted by: Marcus T at October 11, 2017 03:19 PM (Re0pQ)

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I think McClame, Murskruntzki, and Collins are only a fraction of the width of a pubic hair from declaring a change of party to the dems. It would then give the dems the majority.

It probably goes without saying that any disciplinary action against those three and they'd jump. I think the turtle is just trying to keep the repub majority.

Posted by: Soona at October 11, 2017 03:28 PM (ZAAkQ)

247 214 Word on the street is, we aren't supposed to be conspiracy theorists here. Everyone stop talking.
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:21 PM (lwiT4)

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now i suspect that grammie is actually Huggie Bear

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at October 11, 2017 03:28 PM (oGRue)

248 I don't know if this is something. I can't speak to the veracity of the report or the credibility of the site, but I wanted to share:

http://tinyurl.com/yc4vonkt

It's about all the prescription drugs being delivered to Congress.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 11, 2017 03:28 PM (vg8iE)

249 What's the payoff?
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Who knows the motivation behind it?

Could be as simple as "if we tell them there's an active ISIS cell in Vegas, the sheeple will panic."

Or it could be "The FBI is in the business of setting up terrorists and then swooping in and saving the day, but we don't want the sheeple to know that."

This Guardian article explains it:

http://tinyurl.com/jn88jsq

Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 03:28 PM (aT+Bx)

250 Imagine that fat, smelly asshole with terrible personal hygiene forcing himself on you. The horror.

How he's still breathing or permanently eating through a straw defies logic.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 11, 2017 03:29 PM (Re0pQ)

251 But grammie, that's where the fun is...
Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 03:22 PM (zSVEm)

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don't be silly, it's in the eyes of the sun

Posted by: Manfred Mann at October 11, 2017 03:29 PM (oGRue)

252 Are you asking about the Vegas shooter or the Weinstein story?
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 11, 2017 03:24 PM (8gDQu)

Vegas.

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 03:30 PM (3myMJ)

253 250
Imagine that fat, smelly asshole with terrible personal hygiene forcing himself on you. The horror.

How he's still breathing or permanently eating through a straw defies logic.
Posted by: Marcus T at October 11, 2017 03:29 PM (Re0pQ)

Michael Moore??

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 03:30 PM (zSVEm)

254 The problem with Janice Rogers Brown is that besides being conservative, she's a light skinned black, which is unacceptable to dark skinned blacks - this was explained to me an in between skinned black guy this summer.

Who knew?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 11, 2017 03:24 PM (T/KY7)


High-yellow (yeller).

Blacks have a very intricate and serious categorization of skin tone and where one fits in society exclusively based on that. Whites really have no idea, at all.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 11, 2017 03:30 PM (8gDQu)

255 I think McCriminal is sensing an upcoming pink slip.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable, Profoundly Unserious & Immature Scientifically at October 11, 2017 03:31 PM (7kLRC)

256 242 The only reason I ever entertain any conspiracy theory is that, deep down inside, I am rather certain the government hates me....

+++++++

This.

pretty much the only conspiracy I believe in is the use of unassimilable 3rd world peasants to give progressives throughout the west electoral victories.

My only quibble is whether this is a Soros, Muz, or self-actualized conspiracy.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 11, 2017 03:31 PM (RDd1I)

257 A vaccine provides active acquired immunity, it's not a cure.
===========================================



Some county nurse is coming to our church this weekend to give people flu shots. I don't know what the heck that's all about. At church? Why can't they go to WalMart like everybody else? Anyway, I have no plans to get any shots. Never have.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:31 PM (lwiT4)

258 203
Also... ANYONE can use the freight elevators. No special key or ID needed.


Steve Wynn said on Sunday that no one but hotel employees can use the freight elevators at his hotels

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 11, 2017 03:17 PM (lKyWE)


I bet $50 will get one on a freight elevator.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 03:32 PM (hLRSq)

259 I think McClame, Murskruntzki, and Collins are only a fraction of the width of a pubic hair from declaring a change of party to the dems. It would then give the dems the majority.

**********

it's amazeballs ...well almost... that the GOP nominates these losers while the DNC has a lockstep lemming army in congress.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 11, 2017 03:32 PM (RDd1I)

260 "I think McCriminal is sensing an upcoming pink slip."

He's got the analytical skills of an NFL owner I tells ya.

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 03:32 PM (3myMJ)

261 Harvey won't be alone for long. I doubt roman Polanski spent many nights on his own. Hell, even Manson is married in prison and has lady pen pals. Never underestimate how idiotic women are.

Posted by: NCKate at October 11, 2017 03:33 PM (cpPGe)

262 "Posted by: Soona at October 11, 2017 03:28 PM (ZAAkQ)"

Understood and I would go with that if past wasn't prologue for Mr Weak Ass Happy Pants. That seems to be his latest excuse.

Keep in mind Collins is retiring and so is McCain. So to speak. Murkshitsky is one more line of cocaine from not knowing where she is. Again.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 11, 2017 03:33 PM (Re0pQ)

263 Do not assume a conspiracy when incompetence suffices. Or something.


Hanlon's Razor: "Do not attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity."
->somebody or other's corrolary ..."but don't exclude malice".

There's incompetence all over this thing. However, always confounding this sort of thing are that incompetence is easy for a malign actor to take advantage of, and some things stay secrets due to the "town secret" effect (there's some name for it): the second-most secure secret is one that everyone in a pocket of people knows, but they don't bother to mention to an outsider because they don't even think of it.

There could be things that the LEOs know that would make most of this make much more sense, which aren't realized as confounding to the public because shit - everybody here knows that's why X.

Posted by: Sporkatus at October 11, 2017 03:33 PM (HtLSE)

264 One Senator can block a qualified judge forever just because of the happenstance that he got elected in the state the judge lives in.

Legislators are "bundled" like cable television. They bring a variety of positions, some we like, some we don't like. But we can't unbundle them. But we always vote based on the "hill to die on", and necessarily ignore what we disagree with.

How do you unbundle a congressman? Lobotomy?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 11, 2017 03:33 PM (/qEW2)

265 A vaccine provides active acquired immunity, it's not a cure.
=====

The problem with that is that widespread 'cures' is creating vaccine-resistant strains. See also, penicillin-resistant bacteria.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 11, 2017 03:34 PM (MIKMs)

266 My only quibble is whether this is a Soros, Muz, or self-actualized conspiracy.
--

Stop limiting your options.

Embrace the power of "and."

Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 03:34 PM (aT+Bx)

267 How do you unbundle a congressman? Lobotomy?

Woodchipper.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 11, 2017 03:34 PM (T/KY7)

268 The problem with Janice Rogers Brown is that besides being conservative, she's a light skinned black, which is unacceptable to dark skinned blacks - this was explained to me an in between skinned black guy this summer.

Who knew?


there's an old SNL skit with Julian Bond & Garret Morris about this

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 11, 2017 03:34 PM (ZQfW9)

269
Soona has an important point. The three worst GOPers in the Senate are candidates for party-switching (actually, they'd go "independent" and caucus with the Dems - same same, practically speaking - because the unbelievably dumb electorate and vile "press" would be able to describe it that way, making it seem less outrageous).

But hold on, it gets worse. There are probably 3-6 more GOP senators who are as useless/dangerous as the big three. They get "free votes" to *not* go against Trump, thanks to the big three being out and proud.

Which validates my earlier point - Trump will literally have to reshape the congressional, especially Senate, GOP, if he is to have any hope of enacting much of his agenda.


Posted by: rhomboid at October 11, 2017 03:35 PM (QDnY+)

270 McConnell Mans Up

oh,

"Man up" as in from Reptile to actual hu"man".

/nod That makes sense.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 03:35 PM (fceHP)

271 Half hour till game time, Cubs fans. You Nats fans - your game is at 11pm CT. Don't be late.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:35 PM (lwiT4)

272 McConnell is gonna grab Fiendsteen by the mish and nominate Janice Rodgers Brown.

Sometimes he surprises me.

Posted by: torabora at October 11, 2017 03:35 PM (6dFYM)

273 I think McClame, Murskruntzki, and Collins are only a fraction of the width of a pubic hair from declaring a change of party to the dems. It would then give the dems the majority.

It probably goes without saying that any disciplinary action against those three and they'd jump. I think the turtle is just trying to keep the repub majority.
Posted by: Soona at October 11, 2017 03:28 PM (ZAAkQ)

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

McCain and Collins, yeah, I wouldn't be suprised. McCain especially because it would mandate Ducey pick a Dem to replace him when he finally kicks off. Murkowski, I'm not so sure.

Posted by: Jackal at October 11, 2017 03:35 PM (yNamd)

274 >>Do not assume a conspiracy when incompetence suffices. Or something.

>>Every high profile investigation seems to be phucked up. Suspects houses are entered, relevant witnesses/persons of interest/possible accomplices are lost, press conferences are clusterphucks of contradictory (basic) information.

It's not just investigations. It's pretty much life.

Do you know why it's called WD40? Because the first 39 didn't work. My old company's featured product was the result of an attempt to create a superior rocket fuel technology. Didn't work that well for rockets but worked extremely well for other things.

Investigations are notoriously messy and full of dead ends. That's the nature of an investigation, you follow clues and see where they take you. Sometimes you hit the bullseye on the first attempt, sometimes you get a dry hole. That isn't an indication of a conspiracy, it's an indication that that clue wasn't really a clue after all.

Maybe this was all an illuminati/ISIS/antifa action. But the absence of evidence doesn't mean it was nor does it mean a conspiracy of any kind is involved.

Sometimes crazy people do crazy stuff because a dog told them to do it or some voice in their head did.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 11, 2017 03:36 PM (/tuJf)

275 i have a cousin who is a bio-scientist. He works for big Venture Capitalists. They look at little labs doing experimental work and decide whether to fund them with $2-20 million to complete said work.

Cancers cures are the Holy Grail. The fame to be had is beyond anything we've seen in decades. There are thousands of bio-scientists out there who'd love to be immortalized as the next Jonas Salk.

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 03:36 PM (3myMJ)

276 265 A vaccine provides active acquired immunity, it's not a cure.
=====

The problem with that is that widespread 'cures' is creating vaccine-resistant strains. See also, penicillin-resistant bacteria.


The post was specific to vaccines 'curing' cancer. Wrong term.

Bacterial resistance is an utterly different subject.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 11, 2017 03:36 PM (T/KY7)

277 BREAKING: McConnell Mans Down Again


The Post also quotes Grassley spokesman Taylor Foy explaining that Senator Grassley "will determine how to apply the blue slip courtesy for federal judicial nominees, as has always been the practice," and would address "abuses" of the blue slip process "on a case-by-case basis."

These stories seem to me to render Senator McConnell's declaration to Fred Barnes inoperative as reported. We must await further developments for something definitive ... or additional explanation by Senator McConnell.


http://tinyurl.com/y8wweucf


McConnell: "Nevermind."

We now return you to our regularly scheduled presentation of GOPe Failure Theater.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 11, 2017 03:36 PM (Mouru)

278 Half hour till game time, Cubs fans. You Nats fans - your game is at 11pm CT. Don't be late.
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:35 PM (lwiT4)
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I saw that, missy.

Posted by: bluebell at October 11, 2017 03:36 PM (84P5P)

279 With everyone becoming increasingly convinced of the utter incompetence of our intelligence communities, both domestic and foreign, investigative chaos and failure will become expected.
Great cover for deceit.

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 03:37 PM (zSVEm)

280 "That's when people are paying attention. What about all the other cases?"

For all the other cases, we write up our conclusions in the first couple of days, then we send out an agent or two to try and dig up a couple of pieces of evidence that can be used to support it. They know that they better not bring anything back that would cause us to have to do a rewrite, because that kind of thing just pisses us off.

Posted by: The FBI at October 11, 2017 03:37 PM (k1TUh)

281 Posted by: JackStraw at October 11, 2017 03:36 PM (/tuJf)

How did that petrie dish thingy work again?

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 03:37 PM (3myMJ)

282 >> Imagine that fat, smelly asshole with terrible personal hygiene forcing himself on you. The horror.


The Horror.

And the Cleanup.

Posted by: Miramax Ficus at October 11, 2017 03:37 PM (OSiAE)

283 Sometimes you hit the bullseye on the first attempt, sometimes you get a dry hole.
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This is about the Mets, isn't it?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:37 PM (lwiT4)

284 Some county nurse is coming to our church this weekend to give people flu shots. I don't know what the heck that's all about. At church? Why can't they go to WalMart like everybody else? Anyway, I have no plans to get any shots. Never have.
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:31 PM (lwiT4)

----

Our school is offering them for free. I wonder.

Posted by: auscolpyr at October 11, 2017 03:37 PM (suO/a)

285 I assume that the blue slip rules were originally intended to let Senators more easily give judgeships to their homestate pals and supporters --- or at least to let them stop the bestowal of plums on their enemies.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 11, 2017 03:38 PM (0jtPF)

286 by the way, what has Sessions been up to? Haven't heard a peep from him recently.

Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 03:38 PM (a0IVu)

287 Weinstein knows all about blue slips.

Posted by: torabora at October 11, 2017 03:39 PM (6dFYM)

288 >>This is about the Mets, isn't it?

Why you wanna fight when I'm in such a good mood?

Posted by: JackStraw at October 11, 2017 03:39 PM (/tuJf)

289 I saw that, missy.





Posted by: bluebell at October 11, 2017 03:36 PM (84P5P)
=======================

Oops. Rev asked what we were having for dinner this evening. I said drinks.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:39 PM (lwiT4)

290 The Moon landings were all faked.

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 03:39 PM (3myMJ)

291 286 by the way, what has Sessions been up to? Haven't heard a peep from him recently.
Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 03:38 PM (a0IVu)

Pretty sure he's only allowed to be awake twice in a three month period.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at October 11, 2017 03:39 PM (72PAC)

292 Weinstein got his shots last month, so he's set.

from Dutch Elm Disease.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at October 11, 2017 03:39 PM (RRA2y)

293
Understood and I would go with that if past wasn't prologue for Mr Weak Ass Happy Pants. That seems to be his latest excuse.

Keep in mind Collins is retiring and so is McCain. So to speak. Murkshitsky is one more line of cocaine from not knowing where she is. Again.
Posted by: Marcus T at October 11, 2017 03:33 PM (Re0pQ)

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Doesn't matter. The know they hold the balance of power in the senate this term. I know these things can change through retirements and elections, but that doesn't clean up the shit on the floor today.

Posted by: Soona at October 11, 2017 03:39 PM (ZAAkQ)

294 286

by the way, what has Sessions been up to? Haven't heard a peep from him recently.
Posted by: IC at October 11, 2017 03:38 PM (a0IVu)

Saw him the other day, sitting at a roadside produce stand... selling pumpkins.

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 03:40 PM (zSVEm)

295 block, you mean like with wood?

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 11, 2017 03:40 PM (RDd1I)

296 >>>>BREAKING: McConnell Mans Down Again





The Post also quotes Grassley spokesman Taylor Foy explaining
that Senator Grassley "will determine how to apply the blue slip
courtesy for federal judicial nominees, as has always been the
practice," and would address "abuses" of the blue slip process "on a
case-by-case basis."



These stories seem to me to render Senator McConnell's declaration
to Fred Barnes inoperative as reported. We must await further
developments for something definitive ... or additional explanation by
Senator McConnell.



http://tinyurl.com/y8wweucf





McConnell: "Nevermind."



We now return you to our regularly scheduled presentation of GOPe Failure Theater.
.
.
.Good thing grassely doesn't set or change the rules then.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at October 11, 2017 03:41 PM (+Dllb)

297 The Blue Slip was a throwback to the time states were still respected under the Tenth Amendment and not as mere administrative districts of the Federal Blob. And senators could basically be presumed to be patriots regardless of party.

That America is gone. And the filibuster should go next.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 11, 2017 03:41 PM (Ndje9)

298 295 block, you mean like with wood?

+++

no...with a fake block

Posted by: george maharris at October 11, 2017 03:41 PM (RDd1I)

299 OT: Rumor is that Weinstein has been spotter in Qatar.

If true, want to be that we don't have an extradition treaty with them?

Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 03:41 PM (aT+Bx)

300

I know from first hand experience all vaccines actually contain a gene that migrates to your prefrontal gyrus and will turn you into a libtard sheep with AIDs on signal from any cellphone you happen to be near.

It works by *bang bang* thud...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at October 11, 2017 03:41 PM (T/KY7)

301 So, I guess to Pervy, cactuses basically were the equivalent of chastity belts.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 11, 2017 03:42 PM (ZM2xo)

302 OT/ Since Congress can't get its act together on HealthCare, I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people - FAST



Uh oh. Trump's tweet from yesterday. I don't like the sound of that.

Power of the pen is not good for the nation, I don't care who the Prez is. But this Healthcare one makes me nervous.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 11, 2017 03:42 PM (XaRNh)

303 "I bet $50 will get one on a freight elevator."

hell you just wait till an employee steps off, turns a corner and then stick one of those luggage carts in the doors til you want to use it. I've done it when it was closer to my room than the main elevator, and I did't feel like walking.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 11, 2017 03:42 PM (k1TUh)

304 Oops. Rev asked what we were having for dinner this evening. I said drinks.
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:39 PM (lwiT4)
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It's playoff season. If he wants dinner he can bring it home. Or through a critter on the grill or something.

Posted by: bluebell at October 11, 2017 03:42 PM (84P5P)

305 It's about all the prescription drugs being delivered to Congress.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 11, 2017 03:28 PM (vg8iE)

+++

I read it. I also read Tammy-a-Thor's rant from last night's overnight open thread about the vast cost and great inconvenience trying to get her pain meds. It is a real contrast of not only the coddling service those s.o.b. congresspeople receive but also the assault on one's dignity if you are a mere voting peasant and have to not only do a piss test but also answer their insulting questions.

Posted by: washrivergal at October 11, 2017 03:42 PM (7m3t8)

306 Throw, not through. Sigh.

Posted by: bluebell at October 11, 2017 03:42 PM (84P5P)

307 You can bet your fucking silver dollar (you do HAVE a silver dollar, don't you?) that if the GOP ever used the blue slip to keep a kimche slurpin', CHE lovin' commie invasion-friendly judge off of a court, the Blue Slip would have been long gone by now.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 11, 2017 03:42 PM (RDd1I)

308 Cutter?
Winesteen is probably just applying for a job with HALLIBURTON!

Posted by: RioBravo at October 11, 2017 03:43 PM (SsblQ)

309 Saw him the other day, sitting at a roadside produce stand... selling pumpkins.

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 03:40 PM (zSVEm)
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oh my gosh. Yesterday I was in an artsy fartsy grocery store. They were advertising something made with pumpkin. It sounded totally gross. I can't remember what it was - must have blocked the dread thought from my mind. Something like pumpkin meatloaf. Does everything have to have pumpkin in it now?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:43 PM (lwiT4)

310
"These stories seem to me to render Senator McConnell's declaration
to Fred Barnes inoperative as reported. We must await further
developments for something definitive ... or additional explanation by
Senator McConnell. "

I knew it was too much to expect that McConnell had actually done something useful and good.

Potted plant = McConnell

Weinstein = Democrats

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 11, 2017 03:44 PM (ZM2xo)

311 "Half hour till game time, Cubs fans. You Nats fans - your game is at 11pm CT. Don't be late.
Posted by: grammie winger -"


Rooting for the Nats to win big if only so I don't have to see Bill Murray everytime something good happens for the Cubs. I get it, rich entitled celebs get good seats to Playoff games. It has gotten beyond annoying.

I say this a s Yankee fan that used to get annoyed when they constantly showed Bill Crystal during the Dynasty.

Posted by: Benji Carver at October 11, 2017 03:44 PM (OD2ni)

312 How come Senator Al Franken didn't blow the whistle on Weinstein? he knew what was up.

Posted by: x at October 11, 2017 03:44 PM (nFwvY)

313 Game 4, Dusty Baker has made the Strazberger the starting pitcher.

My prediction: lots of pinch hitting.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 11, 2017 03:45 PM (RDd1I)

314 Wait, we're supposed to stop jumping to conclusions?

But that's the only exercise I get.

*shoves paper bags through USB port for grammie*

Here. I have a pile for later.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 11, 2017 03:45 PM (mf5HN)

315 It's playoff season. If he wants dinner he can bring it home. Or through a critter on the grill or something.





Posted by: bluebell at October 11, 2017 03:42 PM (84P5P)
=======================

I could maybe grab a cereal box. Don't know the wine pairing for that though.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:45 PM (lwiT4)

316 If true, want to be that we don't have an extradition treaty with them?
Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 03:41 PM (aT+Bx)

My first thought when I heard he was leaving was that he wouldn't be back. I figure he's having a place built at Pedo Island. Does he own a yacht capable of that trip?

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 03:45 PM (3myMJ)

317 This is about the Mets, isn't it?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:37 PM (lwiT4)

If it were about the Mets, someone's arm would have exploded.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at October 11, 2017 03:45 PM (72PAC)

318 Something like pumpkin meatloaf. Does everything have to have pumpkin in it now?

Harvey Pumpkinstein.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 11, 2017 03:45 PM (k1TUh)

319 Power of the pen is not good for the nation, I don't care who the Prez is. But this Healthcare one makes me nervous.
Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 11, 2017 03:42 PM (XaRNh)


What I read he was going to do sounded great.

And it will continue to sink obamacare, making the "deplorables" happy

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 03:45 PM (fceHP)

320 304 Oops. Rev asked what we were having for dinner this evening. I said drinks.
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:39 PM (lwiT4)

It's the playoffs. He can make hot dogs.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 11, 2017 03:45 PM (ZM2xo)

321 Oops. Rev asked what we were having for dinner this evening. I said drinks.
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:39 PM (lwiT4)
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It's playoff season. If he wants dinner he can bring it home. Or through a critter on the grill or something.

Posted by: bluebell



Brats and corn dogs.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 11, 2017 03:45 PM (lmYrx)

322 by the way, what has Sessions been up to?

Busting thousands of child porn scum
Destroying MS-13
Deporting illegals even out of sanctuary cities

Pretty much nothing, apparently.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 11, 2017 03:46 PM (39g3+)

323 *shoves paper bags through USB port for grammie*



Here. I have a pile for later.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 11, 2017 03:45 PM (mf5HN)
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Thanks - if you're sure. 8pm has a way of sneaking up on a person.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:46 PM (lwiT4)

324 Potted plant = McConnell



Weinstein = Democrats

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 11, 2017 03:44 PM (ZM2xo)
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Winesteen jizzed on McConnell? And someone had to watch?

Posted by: RioBravo at October 11, 2017 03:47 PM (SsblQ)

325
oh my gosh. Yesterday I was in an artsy fartsy grocery store. They were advertising something made with pumpkin. It sounded totally gross. I can't remember what it was - must have blocked the dread thought from my mind. Something like pumpkin meatloaf. Does everything have to have pumpkin in it now?
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:43 PM (lwiT4)


Trader Joe's is selling pumpkin kringles made in your neck of the woods.Never heard of a kringle before they're pretty good.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 11, 2017 03:47 PM (lKyWE)

326 See also, penicillin-resistant bacteria.
========

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Sandy F. at October 11, 2017 03:47 PM (vg8iE)

327 274 Jackstraw

Do you know why it's called WD40?

***

Also the WD stands for Water Displacement. The original intended use was to coat certain surfaces of ICBMs to prevent condensation from building on the sides which might cause corrosion - didn't want anything to prevent that nuke from smooth sailing to Soviet Commie Land!

Interestingly, the product was never patented but was, instead, simply kept as a trade secret.

Posted by: Publius Redux at October 11, 2017 03:47 PM (Fb9aZ)

328 Wait, we're supposed to stop jumping to conclusions?

But that's the only exercise I get.



Jumping to conclusions. Knee jerk reactions.
Flying off at the handle.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 11, 2017 03:47 PM (lmYrx)

329
"Rooting for the Nats to win big if only so I don't have to see Bill Murray everytime something good happens for the Cubs. I get it, rich entitled celebs get good seats to Playoff games. It has gotten beyond annoying."

I am sick of seeing him too.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 11, 2017 03:47 PM (ZM2xo)

330 "Imagine that fat, smelly asshole with terrible personal hygiene forcing himself on you. The horror. "


No thanks. I got severely creeped out by Michael Douglas's nightmare in Disclosure when Donald Sutherland tries to French kiss him.

Posted by: Benji Carver at October 11, 2017 03:47 PM (OD2ni)

331 Brats and corn dogs.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 11, 2017 03:45 PM (lmYrx)
============================

I have some salami and cheese in the deli drawer. That's as much as can be expected of me at this point. Also, TV trays.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:48 PM (lwiT4)

332 It doesn't take Illuminati/reptilian/Bilderberg conspiracy theories to legitimately recognize that a) the government is not operated in the people's best interest, b) law enforcement is not anywhere near as competent as they want you to believe, and c) law enforcement is frequently compromised by their own agendas including, without limitation, covering their own ass.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 11, 2017 03:48 PM (NWiLs)

333 323

"..............."

Thanks - if you're sure. 8pm has a way of sneaking up on a person.
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:46 PM (lwiT4)

Go...???... Cubs???.... ( did I get that right)??

Posted by: kraken at October 11, 2017 03:48 PM (zSVEm)

334

Well, this bs.

Arrest her. Send her back.

Teenage Illegal Immigrant Crosses Border To Get Abortion. Now It's Up To A Judge If She Can.

They really think they own the USA.


Daily Caller

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 03:48 PM (fceHP)

335 Winesteen jizzed on McConnell? And someone had to watch?


Posted by: RioBravo at October 11, 2017 03:47 PM (SsblQ)

The GOPe. Except they actually enjoy being abused.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 11, 2017 03:48 PM (ZM2xo)

336 Jumping to conclusions. Knee jerk reactions.
Flying off at the handle.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 11, 2017 03:47 PM (lmYrx)

Don't forget running around in circles before you take that leap of Faith. Very important part of the exercise plan.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at October 11, 2017 03:48 PM (sf2BM)

337 For me, the really sad thing about flu shots is that I can see how important they can be to vulnerable (very young, immune-compromised, elderly) and can't see the efficacy for the healthy -- and in fact could be a slippery slope.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 11, 2017 03:48 PM (MIKMs)

338 Yeah, I think the Bill Murray thing has been overdone

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:49 PM (lwiT4)

339 They really think they own the USA.
========

Nothing has been done of any import to disabuse them of that notion.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 11, 2017 03:49 PM (vg8iE)

340 "Rooting for the Nats to win big if only so I don't have to see Bill Murray everytime something good happens for the Cubs. I get it, rich entitled celebs get good seats to Playoff games. It has gotten beyond annoying."

I am sick of seeing him too.

+++++++

I know, right?

Posted by: vince von at October 11, 2017 03:49 PM (RDd1I)

341 They really think they own the USA.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 11, 2017 03:48 PM (fceHP)


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


They may be right.

Posted by: RioBravo at October 11, 2017 03:50 PM (SsblQ)

342 "Rooting for the Nats to win big if only so I don't have to see Bill Murray everytime something good happens for the Cubs. I get it, rich entitled celebs get good seats to Playoff games. It has gotten beyond annoying."

I am sick of seeing him too.

+++++++++

since DC is hollywood for ugly people, the only star to really show up at Nats games is the shitlord who wears the MAGA plate in the $400 seats right behind home plate.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 11, 2017 03:50 PM (RDd1I)

343
Teenage Illegal Immigrant...

A.K.A. a citizen and resident of a foreign country.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 03:50 PM (czg0O)

344 A.K.A. a citizen and resident of a foreign country.
=======

And the American taxpayer's next welfare case!

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 11, 2017 03:50 PM (vg8iE)

345 OT: Rumor is that Weinstein has been spotter in Qatar.

If true, want to be that we don't have an extradition treaty with them?


Posted by: shibumi at October 11, 2017 03:41 PM (aT+Bx)


Mars Needs Harvey!

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Horde Special! Two Free Skepticism When the Outrage Outlet Caters Your Fall Freakout at October 11, 2017 03:50 PM (hLRSq)

346
Gumdrop Gorilla, don't be nervous, be furious and impatient.

The absurd, unconstitutional "O-care" law has, as one of its distinctive characteristics, unusually sweeping discretionary authority for the secretary of HHS (hilariously, NOT including certain waivers that were granted to Dem constituencies early on, to avoid pain there!).

But it's October 11, and only NOW do we see movement toward (partially) meaningful action by the administration. Sadly Trump has literally never seemed to understand the O-care problem, which is especially baffling as he is focused on removing artificial, govt.-centric anchors around the neck of the economy. And O-care is one of the largest, newest, andby far the most vulnerable (it's tiny, it'sshrinking, it's never been popular, and it's literally collapsing).

The administrationhas, unwisely, continued the illegal subsidy payments thatkeep (a shrinking) O-care barely afloat. Yep, gonna engage in100% Monday morning qb'ing - since itisn't as many have been saying this since the beginning - but the administrationshould have, once it was clear the GOP would not deliver on repeal, "sharpened" the issue and grabbed everyone's attention by using discretion to gut as much of the law as possible, and not pay the subsidies.

Instead, wehave close to 20 million people languishing in a destroyed individual/small group market, and ridiculous battles over the completely separate issue of Medicaid. And to this day, Trump has not used O-care asone of the weapons he needs to wield to re-shape the GOP (and harvest as many vulnerable Dem seats as possible).

Posted by: rhomboid at October 11, 2017 03:50 PM (QDnY+)

347 Posted by: mustbequantum at October 11, 2017 03:48 PM (MIKMs)
=============================


I'm immune-compromised and that's why I never get all those shots. My doctor told me which ones are safe and which one's I can't get, but I always get mixed up so I just forget the whole thing.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:51 PM (lwiT4)

348 I have to deal with today's government oppression in a bit. Every year I have to have my rental building's backflow prevention device tested and it must pass. Cost: $120, if it passes. Cost if it doesn't? Don't know yet but I'll probably find out one day, building is 18 years old.

Test mandated by the state. Own your house, no test. Rental house, no test. 2 units and up, test!

Posted by: Meremortal, hand over heart at October 11, 2017 03:51 PM (3myMJ)

349 How do you unbundle a congressman? Lobotomy?

==========

Prostatectomy.

Posted by: ShainS at October 11, 2017 03:51 PM (/2YnC)

350 Well, this bs.

Arrest her. Send her back.

Teenage Illegal Immigrant Crosses Border To Get Abortion. Now It's Up To A Judge If She Can.

They really think they own the USA.


Daily Caller

++++++++++++

America is like just this place, man. Who we are is not who we are. Instead we're a nation of the next 10-43 million immigrants the democrats can truck over from the 3rd world under cover of GOP blindness.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 11, 2017 03:51 PM (RDd1I)

351 Teenage Illegal Immigrant Crosses Border To Get Abortion.>>>

I think she's kinda confused on how the anchor baby scam works.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2017 03:51 PM (r5KeJ)

352
As soon as you cross the US border, you become an "immigrant."

We used to call these people foreigners. And if we know which country they came from, we'd call them, for instance, Mexicans, or Guatemalans.

Today we call them immigrants.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 03:52 PM (czg0O)

353 "I am sick of seeing him too.

+++++++

I know, right?
Posted by: vince von"


Heh. Fair enough. But Bill Murray has also been mugging for the cameras like an idiot at Golf Tournaments for years so that adds to the annoyance.

Posted by: Benji Carver at October 11, 2017 03:52 PM (OD2ni)

354
nood

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 11, 2017 03:53 PM (czg0O)

355 Trader Joe's is selling pumpkin kringles made in your neck of the woods.Never heard of a kringle before they're pretty good.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 11, 2017 03:47 PM (lKyWE)
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Ya, Racine Kringle is very very good. I didn't know they make pumpkin. Cherry is my favorite, but - carbs.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:53 PM (lwiT4)

356 That's WankSTAHN.

Posted by: Harvey Wankstein at October 11, 2017 03:53 PM (398bZ)

357 >>>>I'm immune-compromised and that's why I never get all those shots. My
doctor told me which ones are safe and which one's I can't get, but I
always get mixed up so I just forget the whole thing.
.
.
.
.According to the RN at the VA who gave me my flu shot the other day, they have special ones for people who are immune system compromised, you just have to ask for it.

The VA sees tons of people like that apparently.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at October 11, 2017 03:54 PM (+Dllb)

358 By the way Trump said something really stupid today. Extra stupid. He basically asked when it was time to look at licensing of news organizations because of their continual vomit of fake news.

I understand the frustration and the mood that led to this but no, president Trump. No. Never, ever, ever should you say something like that. Its the same as Obama saying we should look at taking guns away because some people misuse them.

Part of the price of freedom is putting up with stupid, obnoxious, fake, biased crap from news reporters.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 11, 2017 03:54 PM (39g3+)

359 Milwaukee has no rich celebs. The closet thing we have is Front Row Amy, a chick with big boobs who wears low cut tops and sits right behind home plate at every home Brewers game.

There have actually been complaints she is there to distract the opposing team's pitcher. However, she's there when our pitcher is on the mound too.

Every time I see her, I wonder how she can afford the best seats in the house for every game, how she makes a living, and how many players has she bonked.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 11, 2017 03:56 PM (ZM2xo)

360 358 By the way Trump said something really stupid today. Extra stupid. He basically asked when it was time to look at licensing of news organizations because of their continual vomit of fake news.

I understand the frustration and the mood that led to this but no, president Trump. No. Never, ever, ever should you say something like that. Its the same as Obama saying we should look at taking guns away because some people misuse them.

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meanwhile, the donks in congress strong armed ABC from ever releasing Path To 9-11 again.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 11, 2017 03:58 PM (RDd1I)

361 Rooting for the Nats to win big if only so I don't have to see Bill Murray everytime something good happens for the Cubs.

Yeah, he's kind of wore out his welcome here too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 11, 2017 03:59 PM (39g3+)

362 I have some salami and cheese in the deli drawer. That's as much as can be expected of me at this point. Also, TV trays.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 11, 2017 03:48 PM (lwiT4)


All wines go with that. You're good.

Posted by: Tami at October 11, 2017 04:04 PM (Enq6K)

363 360 358 By the way Trump said something really stupid today. Extra stupid. He basically asked when it was time to look at licensing of news organizations because of their continual vomit of fake news.

I understand the frustration and the mood that led to this but no, president Trump. No. Never, ever, ever should you say something like that. Its the same as Obama saying we should look at taking guns away because some people misuse them.

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Don't agree. The MFM is supposed to be one of the pillars of freedom we have in this nation. What they've been doing for so long has earned them the title of "threat to freedom". He is treating them as the threat they have made themselves to be. They are constantly skating past the truth to perpetuate anti-Americana propaganda.

The MFM today is a clear and present threat to America.

Posted by: Soona at October 11, 2017 04:09 PM (ZAAkQ)

364 McConnell chickened out?

This is similar to the Internet Utilities; Google, Facebook, YouTube & Twitter. They want to pick sides in our political battles, yet still be treated as neutrals themselves.

McConnell wants to preserve the Senate's traditions--yet Democrats have given up all our other governmental traditions.

They are the Party of No. If they can't pass legislation, they'll have their president write laws. If they don't have the presidency, they have their judges write laws. If they don't have the judges, they have the Permanent Bureaucracy write their laws. And if they don't win elections, they invent voters.

But we must keep the Blue Slip because of Muh Principles! No. We are not bound keep a one-sided understanding with cheaters anymore.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 11, 2017 04:11 PM (Ndje9)

365 "Trump said something really stupid today"

Yet he keeps winning.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 11, 2017 04:16 PM (Ndje9)

366 >>>the Pharmacist reveals that a significant number of these old squeeze-bags are on Alzheimer's medication.

Up to ONE HUNDRED prescriptions PER DAY.

They are drugged up to their eye-balls.

Posted by: Max Power at October 11, 2017 04:37 PM (q177U)

367 >>>By the way Trump said something really stupid today.

Christopher, you are a solid contributor that I respect, but every once in a while I see you falling back to the old rules of civility. That country you remember no longer exists.

Posted by: Max Power at October 11, 2017 04:41 PM (q177U)

368 Trump: "You media mutts go chase this shiny rock."

Media: "ARF! ARF! ARF! ARF!"

Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 11, 2017 05:48 PM (Ndje9)

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