The Morning Rant

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"Yeah, I know last night was a mixed bag at best, but look at it this way: the average President loses 37 seats in his first midterm. Obama lost 63, Clinton lost 53, Trump lost 26. That's pretty damn good. I think his tireless campaigning in the weeks leading up to the election helped to staunch the bleeding. So it could've been worse. A lot worse. Besides, any day that Hillary is not president is a good day."




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One Reason Why We Don't Win Elections:

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Here's a direct link to the 414-page report (.pdf document) you can download and read offline.



Pretty Funny:




Who Is This Beauty?
(especially for MP4)

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Because Florida:

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AoSHQ Weekly Prayer List

For submission guidelines and other relevant info, please contact FenelonSpoke, who is managing the prayer list. You can contact her at

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If you see a prayer request posted in a thread comment, feel free to copy and paste it and e-mail it to her.


Updates and New Requests:

10/10-Sulla’s dad is having cancer treatments. 3 tumors have shrunk. Going to have more chemo with lower dose. Sulla thanks people for their prayers and asks for continued prayers for healing.

10/10-Josephistan needs prayers for a special intention.

10/11-Joncelli need prayers for peaceful repose of his sister who died at the end of last month and for strength and God’s presence as he is separated from his wife and going through a divorce

10/11-Continued for prayer of people affected by Hurricane Michael

10/16-Fenelon asks for prayers for “D” who is going through a very difficult time right now and needs rough places made smooth. Fenelon needs strength and energy from the Holy Spirit to minister effectively to him as he doesn’t have much support at all.

10/23-Calm Mentor is battling an infection that came from an abscessed tooth and could use all the help he could get. He is going through a very difficult time right now. He also needs a job and is waiting to hear on Friday about a phone interview. He has a new GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/help-with-time-to-find-employment

10/23-Weak Geek, wife of one of his cousins is dying of cancer. Outlook is grim. Prayers for comfort and strength for her and him and their family. Weak Geek asked for prayers for the marvelous essayist, Ace of Spades, who is reporting health problems with increasing frequency. Prayers for healing for their condition.

10/23-Josephistan is asking for prayers for his mother who is having bladder issues and is quite worried.

10/31-Dr Magnolia’s friend Steve has a rare kind of blood cancer with a bad prognosis. Please pray for healing.

10/31-Tim’s brother was hit by a car and is partially paralyzed and needs healing.

10/31-mpfs was waiting for results of her tests regarding current condition of MS. Prayers for God’s presence and healing.

10/31 Please pray for family and friends of girl scouts and their advisor killed by driver in WI and for healing for little girl in hospital

11/3-OldBlue got tube taken out of his neck. Biopsy report from slice on jawbone and tongue were benign. Thanks be to God. Has to get stitches out of his neck. He and Linda are feeling optimistic. Can go back to bowling in a week, but there will be several months before he is healed.

11/4-Old dog in Mo, cyst on wife’s pancreas was benign but needs healing in other ways..

11/4-Rita V, friend of Red, in need of healing.

11/7-Chilling the most, sister died. Keep family and friends in prayer for comfort and strength.


Prayers for Comfort after Death and Healing and strength for survivors:

10/3-Sharkman had been remarried and had 2 stepchildren. The step kids grandfather just committed suicide after father had previously done the same. They need prayers for comfort and strength. Boy has concern that this tendency might be something in the genes.

10/20-NavyMom’s brother-in-law committed suicide. Prayers for comfort for family and friends.

10/20-DangerGirl’s father-in-law died after a battle with cancer. Please keep family and friends in pray.

10/31 Please pray for family and friends of girl scouts and their advisor killed by driver in WI and for healing for little girl in hospital
Requests for Continued Prayers for healing and God’s presence:

9/18-Hrothgar’s SIL has infection and confusion and possible dementia. Hrothgar not seeing way to proceed. He needs guidance and a way to get her the help she needs.

9/19-Canibal Bob’s BIL has tumor near heart and now new tumor in kidney. Needs relief from pain, renewed faith and hope in God. His wife (Cannibal Bob’s Sister) needs hope, strength and courage.

9/23-WeirdFlunky’s friend "Mr. Shakey" has skin cancer and spot on lung and fell and ended up having surgery and a biopsy for spot on lung Results due today Wife Angela also has cancer. Both need prayers for healing

9/23-Flounder reports that most recent surgery for MIL went o.k Indications residual MRI is not malignant, but the result will come back after final biposy. MIL has been dealing with cancer of brain.

9/24-Physics Geek’s Mother’s Alzheimers is getting worse. Physics Geek needs wisdom and guidance in figuring out care options.

9/25-“SumDumChief’ had cancer surgery Was having sizable portion of liver removed and and an adrenal gland. Please pray for his healing Colon cancer is a really tough thing.

9/25-Lurker Phineas reports that he will completing the last week of his chemo on October 3rd, is very fatigued and had to of to the ER for other complications. He is grateful for the all the prayers, which lift him up.

9/24-Pookys Girl reports that Pooky ’s new anti psychotic med was approved by Medicaid. He is doing better and making progress in therapy, but needs help in social situations. Fenelon ask that we also keep his dear wife in prayer too for strength too

9/26-Insommniac’s difficult situation with family still ongoing. He’s having particular difficulties in relationship with daughter. He could use wisdom to know what to do and strength not to give up.

10/1-SteveOReno prayers for continued healing and recovery and spiritual help for son who has bi-polar and addiction issues.

10/3-Slapweasel has liver disease in addition to issues in caring for his mother and father with stroke and Alzheimers. Please pray for Slap and family.

10/3-Mrs. Leggy's friend Diane has breast cancer and is very weak from months of chemo and can't get radiation unless she has strength for it.

10/10-Laughing in Tx- His wife has cancer. Prayers for strength and complete healing for LIT’s wife and strength for family in this process.


Job concerns:

9/18-Kallisto needs long term employment closer to home.

9/23-Beverly, with a background in writing needs a full time editorial or writing job, rather than doing freelance work. Also needs financial blessing to pay for legal bills as a result of things dealing with her father’s legal concerns.

10/10-Steven has not been able to find a job. Looking for a job in the Houston area in Loss Prevention.

Please remember the Prayer of St. Francis:

http://www.prayerguide.org.uk/stfrancis.htm

*Due to space constraints prayer requests will be removed after 5 weeks, unless updated. Please let me know. Please copy list and pray for earlier requests. Contact Fenelon at Fenelondirection18@gmail.com.

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Comments

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1 Feeling a little better.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 07, 2018 10:57 AM (NtglE)

2 first?

Posted by: fixerupper at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (8XRCm)

3 Still angry, but I'm hoping Trump comes out with cabinet changes and exposes a lot of the corruption wrt "Russia collusion!!/1//1!!!"

Papadopolous has been tweeting up a storm. We'll see.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (NtglE)

4 That was crazy, huh?

Kind of wish the GOP had kept the House, but meh. A Senate that can confirm GOOD cabinet appointees is good enough.

Posted by: trev006 at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (6rFB/)

5
nope. thats what I get for reading the content.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (8XRCm)

6 I'm not worried.
I do need to buy more popcorn though for the next two years.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (0tfLf)

7 Veronica Lake

Posted by: steevy at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (BXMxN)

8 Veronica Lake?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (0tfLf)

9 top 10

now to go stare at that picture some more...

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (8D42x)

10
Not Veronica Lake?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (g/Jt8)

11 Dang Steevy...I was that close!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (0tfLf)

12 And Trump continues to be the Master Troller, by endorsing Pelosi for Speaker of the House, and suggesting that the Republicans will provide the votes to make Nancy Speaker, if necessary.

As Nancy increasingly struggles with dementia over the next couple of years, who better to be the face of the Democratic Party?

Posted by: The ARC of History at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (TEv5V)

13 My biggest disappointments from last night, in no particular order:
1) Bill Kristol and his ilk will remain funded and noisy for at least 2 more years
2) Gridlock in congress means Trump will have to work through EO, which - as he showed us with Obama's EOs - is transient and easily reversed.
3) Dems are back on the intelligence committee and have more unfettered access to important information. They will also freeze out one of our more valuable congressmen in Nunes.
4) The blue states passed a *lot* of bad measures that will reduce their quality of life, which will ramp up exit pressures and worsen red state political demographics.
5) Losing governors and state houses makes overcoming incumbency in those states much harder in 2020 due to loss of machinery.

The President now only has one method at his disposal, and that is direct engagement. He will have to waste a lot of time countering the Left with direct appeals to the people through his tools (declassification, publication, etc.) because no one else will help is agenda.

We'll see what happens!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 07, 2018 10:59 AM (I2dne)

14 6 I'm not worried.
I do need to buy more popcorn though for the next two years.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2018 10:58 AM (0tfLf)

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*note to self: Invest in popcorn futures.

Posted by: Blake - used ampersand salesman&&&&& at November 07, 2018 11:00 AM (qC1Sy)

15 Posted from below because it was at almost the end of the thread:

Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

"No one is insignificant"-An Upper Room Daily Devotional:

https://www.upperroom.org/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 07, 2018 11:00 AM (AllCR)

16 Caravan Update:

Reading article that the number of migrants apply for asylum in Mexico or returning home is up to 3,200. They say that still leaves 4,000 still traveling.

As I've said before, if they have to continue their march on foot, this caravan could peter out to less then a 1,000 by the time they get to the border, which also happens to be the number of people caught each and every day by border patrol.

Posted by: WisRich at November 07, 2018 11:00 AM (G0vdT)

17 Oh, is that the girl Kim Bassinger was modeled on in LA Confidential?

Ack, I can't think of her name.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 11:00 AM (fuK7c)

18 What, me worry?

Posted by: Alfred E. Newman at November 07, 2018 11:01 AM (T71PA)

19 Lauren Bacall

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:01 AM (O2RFr)

20 Marlena Dietrich.

(Or Joan Collins)

Posted by: IrishEi at November 07, 2018 11:01 AM (NtglE)

21 Veronica Lake was smoking hawt.

Posted by: steevy at November 07, 2018 11:01 AM (BXMxN)

22 What happened?

Posted by: saf at November 07, 2018 11:01 AM (5IHGB)

23 Is that Kim Basinger?

LOL!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 11:02 AM (W+vEI)

24 Somebody beat me to it, but I'd say Lauren Bacall.

Posted by: ShainS - Kavanaugh Shitshow Survivor at November 07, 2018 11:02 AM (WqPYg)

25 As I've said before, if they have to continue their march on foot, this caravan could peter out to less then a 1,000 by the time they get to the border, which also happens to be the number of people caught each and every day by border patrol.
Posted by: WisRich at November 07, 2018 11:00 AM (G0vdT)


Plus, the farther north of Mexico City you go, the more the land pretty much turns into barren desert. Dry, barren, inhospitable desert. What are they going to do then, call Uber?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 07, 2018 11:02 AM (mM7SE)

26 The boys in 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, voted Veronica Lake the woman they most wanted to share their fox hole with.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2018 11:03 AM (0tfLf)

27 Not Lauren Bacall

Posted by: runner at November 07, 2018 11:03 AM (bUjCl)

28 Jim Jordan threw his hat into the ring for minority leader this morning.

Hope he wins.

Posted by: WisRich at November 07, 2018 11:03 AM (G0vdT)

29 Trump's tweets show he's looking forward to a battle with Pelosi


Fuckin aye.
Enough of this sneaking around shit. Let's have a straight up fight.

Look guys. Trump led the GOP to perform historically well in the midterms.

We know what these people are. And I believe Trump has the goods on many of them. Will they show their asses like bonobos for 2 years? Oh yes indeed.


But PDT just handed them the rope to hang themselves.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 07, 2018 11:03 AM (LL1Be)

30 So - again - my takeaways from yesterday -
The
mass exodus of RINO/GOPe's from the House plus the House's failure to
do anything in the GOP time of complete control of all levers of power
in DC under President Trump resulted in a "House Cleaning" if you will.
Frankly I would rather have actual crazy socialists in control of the
House led by TIE Pelosi than the scumbag lying RINO/GOPe'rs who would
say they were conservative and fighting for liberty and against the
leftists and then capitulate at the first fight and/or cry "bipartisan"
when all they woudl do is simply pass socialist agenda legislation and
go to cocktail parties. Fuck those guys in particular.
Now - the good news:

1)
In the Senate - the recent development of a backbone and fighting the
good fight ( as well as the few top RINO's like Flake etc. departing -
and top koo-koo bird McLame dying off ) was rewarded with a
solidification of power for Repubs and Trumpists with a few exceptions (
Romney - I'm looking at you).

2) Also on
the good front - "Beta Male" O'Rourke was kicked to the curb despite
the ridiculous amount of money and effort expended by the Dims. Also
MsAsskill, Heitkamp and a number of other disgusting scumbags were
kicked i the @ss.
3) Keeping the governorship of Florida is huge - !
Now - on to the bad:
1)
Losing the House, although not unexpected - is certainly not a "good
thing" although the use of the likes of Pelousy and Mad Max Waters as a
foil will lead to some epic trolling by Trump and expose the failure of
the Dims to have anyone sane at the House level and idiots like
Occasional-Cortex do NOT help. They will likely pass bills so far left
(that will die in the Senate) that it will further open everyone's eyes.
2)
the biased, propaganda spread by the MSM still has the power to swing
elections and gin up the lefty base - we dismiss it at our peril. We
need to continue to open up new news mediums and need to get at least a
foothold in more MSM markets ( Perhaps a Trump network?)

3)
Candidates and campaigns matter. The GOPe, particularly in NY and in
Florida) ran some of the worst, wishy washy old school candidates who
ran awful old school campaigns (Trump pulled deSantis over the line,
barely). Even in Texas - Cruz allowed Beta Male to run circles around
him from a campaign standpoint. Not acceptable. The NY and CA State
Republican Parties in particular, need to be rebuilt and Trump should do
it - and take an active role. He needs to make sure those states have a
new batch of unabashed Trumpist candidates in 2020 with actual ground
games and new, tech oriented, online campaigns. Investing in this in a
number of states and with an eye towards mounting a GOP challenge
EVERYWHERE - including deep blue districts - is the key in 2020.
4)
Walker in WI is a huge loss. Not having the governorship for the 2020
battle in WI is a very unfortunate wound that will fester all the way
through that election cycle.

Other thoughts:

Lastly
- events matter and the fake bomber and cray cray Pittsburgh shooter
could not have happened at a worse time for Team Trump as it allowed he
airwaves to be flooded by the MSM with "Trump=hate" a week before ED
stymieing the Trumpmentum that had been building at that point - and
that made the difference in a number of close races - of which there
were many).
So - Trump stops the worst effects of the midterm blues and actually solidifies the Senate in Trumpist hands.

Next steps:
The
lame duck Congress needs to pass a budget which funds the border wall.
Have it expire in September 2020. Let the House shut down the
government a month and a half before ED in 2020 to protect illegal
aliens - see how that goes for them. Alas - as Ryan and the GOPe are
still A-1 Jackholes that will not happened. But if they were smart they
would pass a bunch of "common sense" "keep the promise" legislation
packages before they go and tell Pelosi and the socialist to kiss their
*sses.

Posted by: Publius Redux at November 07, 2018 11:03 AM (Fb9aZ)

31 That's Veronica Lake.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 07, 2018 11:03 AM (lwiT4)

32 Polar bear

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:04 AM (O2RFr)

33
Locally:

Bad:
John Culbertson loses TX-7

Good:
Ted Cruz wins
Greg Abbott wins
Dan Crenshaw wins TX-2, replacing the useless Ted Poe
Pete Olson wins TX-22 (my district)

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 07, 2018 11:04 AM (g/Jt8)

34 Short term, assuming GOPe scum like Ryan are not going to let anything get done the last two months, Trump should at least clean house in the cabinet asap.

Looking at you, Snoozy.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 11:04 AM (72PAC)

35 Dear Mr. O'Muse,

A distaff arborial commenter with a propensity for threadicide is noting the cheesecake back in the last thread.

Perhaps a young Cary Grant or something on occasion to balance things?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 11:04 AM (fuK7c)

36 Heh. Anyone need some good laughs, go over to Newsbusters. They are full of liberal tears on display.

One of my favorites is April Ryan saying voting rights (in GA) don't exist anymore.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 11:04 AM (ptqGC)

37 "It's all about Trump!"
-- PDJT

"It's all about Trump!"
-- Incoming House majority and MSM handmaidens


Who says we can't agree on anything with the Demofascists?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, VoteRed and Be Happy at November 07, 2018 11:04 AM (Z216Q)

38 Plus, the farther north of Mexico City you go, the more the land pretty much turns into barren desert. Dry, barren, inhospitable desert. What are they going to do then, call Uber?
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 07, 2018 11:02 AM (mM7SE)
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Don't forget the drug cartels. 100 migrants already have been kidnapped. This will increase as they continue north.

Posted by: WisRich at November 07, 2018 11:04 AM (G0vdT)

39 Kim Basinger played a Veronica Lake lookalike in "LA Confidential"

Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 11:04 AM (W+vEI)

40 Morning horde.
Prayers up for all on the list, may you find peace and answers.

Posted by: IP at November 07, 2018 11:05 AM (dM3St)

41 Polar bear
Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:04 AM (O2RFr)


ding ding ding ding

Posted by: DR.WTF? at November 07, 2018 11:05 AM (T71PA)

42 willowed:


Are the Dems going to try to deny Nanzi her speakership because of her pre-existing condition?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 07, 2018 11:05 AM (oVJmc)

43 Dressed up like a million dollar trooper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper
Super-Duper

Posted by: runner at November 07, 2018 11:05 AM (bUjCl)

44 Gridlock in congress means Trump will have to work through EO, which - as he showed us with Obama's EOs - is transient and easily reversed.

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He can also work to make the left look like obstructionists. This doesn't work well for the left because they don't try to pass "reasonable" legislation. Trump could try to pass "reasonable" legislation - that I would hate, but much of the country may like - and play for 2020.

I would not try to go the exact route that Obama did with the EO - though there are plenty of things Trump can do that are well within his Constitutional powers.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 11:05 AM (sX1BW)

45 Willowed from last thread:


Pelosi already gaffing. "Let's hear it for more Pre-Existing medical conditions!"

Please don't replace her, Dems. Two years of Speaker Dementia McBotox is going to be fucking lit.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (oZ6kz)

46 So the dems are +3 in the House right now?

Posted by: literally serious at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (ulmY0)

47 Are the Dems going to try to deny Nanzi her speakership because of her pre-existing condition?

I say they pick Maxine Watters... That would be a hoot

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (O2RFr)

48 Cybill Shepherd

Posted by: ALH at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (uLuPn)

49 Looks like y'all have the situation well in hand, so no worries.... last night was not a bad night, pretty much what we thought would happen. God is in His Heaven, Trump is in the White House, and the Senate is even redder.. not bad, not bad at all.

Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (ffWPP)

50 Veronica Lake could not have been cuter than the box car riding hobo she portrayed in Sullivan's Travels.

Posted by: Old Dude at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (LGXGf)

51 Phil Breseden, I just want you to know that we are never, ever, ever, getting back together, you loser!

Posted by: Taylor Swift at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (fqUgw)

52 Who Is This Beauty?


*********


I don't know, but if she's nekkid on that rug does that mean she's bi-polar?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (m45I2)

53 meh, I guess, as the nation gets washed away by immigration (or as some put it "californians moving into their states"), trump and the supreme court will, I guess, moderate the impact of our new nation for a year or two.

Posted by: yo quiero votero yanqui at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (7J5t2)

54 Horrible terrible night here in Wisconsin. We are back to Commie rule, and all the reforms we've worked so very VERY hard for will be tossed in the trash. I'm not convinced there wasn't massive fraud, but that's a story for another time. I'm sick to my stomach, and feel the same way I did the day after the Obama elections. Like I want to throw up and never talk to another living soul.

Still, there's this...


God Status:

[ ] not on the throne
[X] still on the throne

Posted by: grammie winger at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (lwiT4)

55 Thanks for putting the house losses in perspective, OM..I am cheered up.

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (a0IVu)

56
She is Veronica Lake, IIANM.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (pNxlR)

57 >>Are the Dems going to try to deny Nanzi her speakership because of her pre-existing condition?


Most certainly!
And she will fight them tooth and nail to hold on to it. Think she'd already said something to the effect that when they won the House she would only be speaker for a short time. Sounded like bargaining in advance of the win.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (W+vEI)

58 Joan Collins?

Posted by: IP at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (dM3St)

59 Looks like Elizabeth Montgomery

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (m45I2)

60 Veronica Lake.

Nice choice.

Here she is in 1947s Ramrod. Cue the jokes:

https://tinyurl.com/y7otvvzf

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (kqsXK)

61 On the other hand, politically, the State of Oregon continues to be an unmitigated disaster.

The only curb on the progs in Oregon is that you can avoid Oregon government and Oregon income tax by moving yourself and your job across the Columbia River to Washington, where there is no state income tax. (Portland is right on the south side of the Columbia.)

Not that Washington is that great politically, but it is a lot better than Oregon (the voters of Washington just turned down a "carbon tax" by a sizable margin).

So, Oregon progs have to come up with disguised sales taxes - they'd love to raise the state income tax (which I believe is third highest in the nation), but they realize that a lot of people would move the few miles to Washington if they tried to raise the state income tax further.

Posted by: The ARC of History at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (TEv5V)

62 We lost 7 - SEVEN - Governors. That's huge.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (lwiT4)

63 The Florida dog racing ban.

Going to lead a to a bunch of Greyhounds being put to sleep.

Posted by: Blanco at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (QGdDN)

64 what i've learned from the election.

we need to do more.. and quit reading prognosticians from here or anywhere.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (aSpXp)

65 place all your trust in the Lord, He's got this....truly....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (0O7c5)

66
Veronica Lake, unfortunately for those lusting after her, was an alcoholic.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 07, 2018 11:08 AM (g/Jt8)

67 So we are +3 in the senate but could be up to +5 depending on Florida and Arizona? or is that including those two states?

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 11:08 AM (a0IVu)

68 62 We lost 7 - SEVEN - Governors. That's huge.
Posted by: grammie winger at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (lwiT4)

Did we lose the legislatures too? If we didn't the worst can be staved off.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 11:08 AM (72PAC)

69 I don't know, but if she's nekkid on that rug does that mean she's bi-polar?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM

******

No, but it does mean she's is a wanton libidinous trollop who is very naughty and should be spanked.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2018 11:08 AM (0tfLf)

70 grammie winger - there is always "send your governor to jail" play

Posted by: runner at November 07, 2018 11:08 AM (bUjCl)

71 Posted by: Publius Redux at November 07, 2018 11:03 AM (Fb9aZ)

Schooled at the "Ace Movie Review School of Posting"?

Posted by: BignJames at November 07, 2018 11:08 AM (0+nbW)

72 15
Posted from below because it was at almost the end of the thread:



Joshua 1:9



"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."



"No one is insignificant"-An Upper Room Daily Devotional:



https://www.upperroom.org/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 07, 2018 11:00 AM (AllCR)

Fenelon -once again you come through with timely inspirational and uplifting words. Truly the Lord our God is our hope and salvation.
Thank you once again for being our spiritual advisor.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 07, 2018 11:08 AM (jxbfJ)

73 " We lost 7 - SEVEN - Governors. That's huge.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (lwiT4) "

Still have the majority, and wins in OH and FL are huge, but losing Walker is a real bummer.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:08 AM (oZ6kz)

74 Most certainly!
And she will fight them tooth and nail to hold on to it. Think she'd already said something to the effect that when they won the House she would only be speaker for a short time. Sounded like bargaining in advance of the win.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (W+vEI)

Once she gets the gavel in her claws, she is not gonna let it go....my precious...

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 11:09 AM (a0IVu)

75 The hair makes me think Veronica Lake (from Roger Rabbit), but I actually don't know what she looks like.

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 11:09 AM (NpvYf)

76 >> I don't know, but if she's nekkid on that rug does that mean she's bi-polar?


She's bear naked!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 11:09 AM (W+vEI)

77 Art of the Deal, folks.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 07, 2018 11:09 AM (dNzKv)

78 We lost 7 - SEVEN - Governors. That's huge.


Governors don't bother me. They just fuck up other people's states and you can blame those people.

Sens and Reps get to vote on stuff that affects me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 11:09 AM (fuK7c)

79
Don't forget the drug cartels. 100 migrants already have been kidnapped. This will increase as they continue north.
_________________

I know a lot of the "migrants" were paid to do the march, but exposing your kids to cartel criminals? That's insane. No amount of money should convince a parent to do that.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 07, 2018 11:09 AM (fqUgw)

80 Any need to worry about the MS runoff, like in Alabama?

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 07, 2018 11:09 AM (wGbBR)

81 Plus, the farther north of Mexico City you go, the
more the land pretty much turns into barren desert. Dry, barren,
inhospitable desert. What are they going to do then, call Uber?


Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at November 07, 2018 11:02 AM (mM7SE)


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George Soros is going to throw some more billions there to start a new taxi service named in honor of himself: Ubergruppenfuhrer.

Posted by: ShainS - Kavanaugh Shitshow Survivor at November 07, 2018 11:09 AM (WqPYg)

82 Trump stopped tweeting at 2 a.m. and started back at 6 a.m. I have no idea where this man gets his energy.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 07, 2018 11:09 AM (I16G8)

83 >>Once she gets the gavel in her claws, she is not gonna let it go....my precious...


So true, IC!!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 11:10 AM (W+vEI)

84 You can always recognize Veronica Lake by the hair. She wasn't one of the more talented actresses of her time but was very recognizable. A nice example of mid-century studio packaging.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:10 AM (39g3+)

85 Don't forget the drug cartels. 100 migrants already have been kidnapped. This will increase as they continue north.

Posted by: WisRich at November 07, 2018 11:04 AM (G0vdT)


What's a migrant ransom up to nowadays, anyway ? A couple Tecate's ?

Posted by: The Midnight Rider at November 07, 2018 11:10 AM (0GJk6)

86 Lake Victoria?

Posted by: saf at November 07, 2018 11:10 AM (5IHGB)

87 I'm pissed at 1. The republican establishment doing eveerything they could do to sabotage MAGA last night. 2. Fools who would rather virtue signal this country to death so they can feel like they are appeasing people who want them dead than fight for it (by voting) 3. The fact the dude weed libertarian party (democrats) are costing us lots of power and the republican establishment refuses to call them out and also refuses to run Green Party spoilers to offset this.

Posted by: literally serious at November 07, 2018 11:10 AM (ulmY0)

88
Thanks again, Fen, for the Prayer List. My own petty concerns seem so small in comparison.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 07, 2018 11:10 AM (g/Jt8)

89 Bipolar bear

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 07, 2018 11:10 AM (aKsyK)

90 grammie winger - there is always "send your governor to jail" play
Posted by: runner at November 07, 2018 11:08 AM (bUjCl)
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It's become a tradition in Illinois.

Posted by: bluebell at November 07, 2018 11:10 AM (U5tDi)

91 If the elections are over, why have I already gotten four phone calls this morning?

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 11:10 AM (NpvYf)

92

EM GOLDEN PHEASANT FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at November 07, 2018 11:10 AM (GEhPL)

93 The Florida dog racing ban.



Going to lead a to a bunch of Greyhounds being put to sleep.

Posted by: Blanco at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (QGdDN)


When we closed the track here, we were able to adopt out over 400 greyhounds. Hopefully the ones in Florida will have the same success. However, this is very bad for the breed. They will slowly die out. They are made to run. Imagine if horse-racing was illegal. How many people would breed Class-A thouroughbreds?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 07, 2018 11:10 AM (lwiT4)

94 Iowa - also R; that one was CLOSE. Notice how all the bellwether states - Iowa, Ohio are Republican Govs

Posted by: runner at November 07, 2018 11:11 AM (bUjCl)

95 grammmie it's perplexing, well not really the unions /pensions won.

t's like we don't have actual heros anymore, just people wanting to take from everyone else, and like it.


Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:11 AM (aSpXp)

96 That felon rights thing is just one of the cultural rot things that got me down yesterday.

My state of Michigan voted for Pot. The people at my foster daughter's workplace who wanted to vote at all wanted to vote for Pot.

Pot was the Beto of Michigan.

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 11:11 AM (vDqXW)

97 Wonder why you get more Trump? (A comment from another forum.)

"Every county in Texas that matters voted for Beto. There were just enough cousinf**k counties to pull Cruz over the edge."

Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 07, 2018 11:11 AM (ctuyM)

98
We lost 7 - SEVEN - Governors. That's huge.


Posted by: grammie winger at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (lwiT4)


I'm just sick about Walker. Down here, Stacey Abrams is refusing to concede to Brian Kemp. I'm praying we don't have a runoff. I don't think this state can handle more Oprah or Obama visits.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 11:11 AM (ptqGC)

99 I have no idea where this man gets his energy.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 07, 2018 11:09 AM (I16G

diet coke

Posted by: BignJames at November 07, 2018 11:11 AM (0+nbW)

100 IC: +2 would be current worst case if McSally loses. Best we can do is +4 if Tester loses. But McSally is up by a decent amount with 99% reporting - I've seen multiple sources call it for her.

54 is a safe bet. Rosendale has a lead at the moment but apparently, the late reporting precincts are heavier blue (surprise!).

Seriously though, when's the last time a Dem was leading and we got an "election officials find a box of ballots in Redville Middle America" story? Is it my confirmation bias, or is it fucking *always* Dems with the late ballots?

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:11 AM (oZ6kz)

101 91 If the elections are over, why have I already gotten four phone calls this morning?
Posted by: t-bird



Inertia?

Posted by: pep at November 07, 2018 11:11 AM (wW03z)

102 Thinking about this, Dan Crenshaw's team should be thinking future Senator.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 11:12 AM (sX1BW)

103 It's become a tradition in Illinois.

Posted by: bluebell at November 07, 2018 11:10 AM (U5tDi)


elections don't work in IL - somehow, no matter how the populace votes, it turns out Democrat...

Posted by: runner at November 07, 2018 11:12 AM (bUjCl)

104
66
Veronica Lake, unfortunately for those lusting after her, was an alcoholic.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 07, 2018 11:08 AM (g/Jt


Not to mention, she's dead. Buzzion can confirm for us.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 07, 2018 11:12 AM (pNxlR)

105 >>34
Short term, assuming GOPe scum like Ryan are not going to let anything
get done the last two months, Trump should at least clean house in the
cabinet asap.



Looking at you, Snoozy.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf?

I would like to see DeVos put out to sea on one of her mega yachts.

Posted by: Under Fire at November 07, 2018 11:12 AM (r9UYA)

106 I live in Oregon and it was a total loss, a massive, painful disaster. So much so I find it hard to believe it was remotely honest. The GOP governor candidate was trashed in the election, when it was a super close race and the sitting Dem governor had massive disapproval. All of the ballot measures designed to protect the state from radical leftist ideas and stop the legislature from more stupid concepts failed, by a large margin. The Dems again to a supermajority in the legislature, so we're going to see even more of a flood of insane crap puked on us by the radical hard left. Its basically going to be years of misery.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:12 AM (39g3+)

107 Wonder why you get more Trump? (A comment from another forum.)

"Every county in Texas that matters voted for Beto. There were just enough cousinf**k counties to pull Cruz over the edge."

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The left prefers actual brother - sister incest.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 11:12 AM (sX1BW)

108 Does your candidate have something I was gonna talk about but forgot?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 07, 2018 11:13 AM (5CvBx)

109 Governors don't bother me. They just fuck up other people's states and you can blame those people.



Sens and Reps get to vote on stuff that affects me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 11:09 AM (fuK7c)



Well they bother me a hell of a lot - especially when it's mine. Especially when it's Walker. People who aren't from here have no idea what we've been through to keep him in. John Doe, anybody? The thugs finally took him out and I'm damned pissed.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 07, 2018 11:13 AM (lwiT4)

110 The plus three in the senate does not include Montana and AZ, but does include FL (which was called).

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 07, 2018 11:13 AM (wGbBR)

111 Veronica Lake, unfortunately for those lusting after her, was an alcoholic.


Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 07, 2018 11:08 AM (g/Jt


**shrugs**

So am I.

Here's Cary Grant, for willow:

https://tinyurl.com/yc5gf79r

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 07, 2018 11:13 AM (kqsXK)

112 "Who is that whore cut to look like Veronica Lake?"

Posted by: firefirefire at November 07, 2018 11:13 AM (LVVMh)

113 Apparently fucking Melania has the same effect as doing two bumps of coke and chugging a Red Bull, because Trump is more than twice my age but has way more energy than I ever have.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:13 AM (oZ6kz)

114 Arizona vote count expected to be completed by January 2021. Hawaiian Judge says Sinema can hold seat until then. No appeals.

Posted by: 9th Cervix at November 07, 2018 11:13 AM (uloIh)

115 Priority Number One.

Get Mitch over to the White House and make sure that he's on-board to get Trump's appointments approved. Then submit the lot on the first day congress sits and make sure he follows through.

Dems won't know what hit them.

Posted by: Off the reservation at November 07, 2018 11:13 AM (vWMNq)

116 100: Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:11 AM (oZ6kz)

Thanks broseidon. I'll be optimistic for a +4..until otherwise disappointed.

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 11:13 AM (a0IVu)

117 Inertia?

Or maybe it's just the PA GOP figuring better late than never.

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 11:14 AM (Y9zp1)

118 place all your trust in the Lord, He's got this....truly....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (0O7c5)
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Already did that a couple days ago, when he was kind of letting me know, we were going to lose the House.

America is increasingly emblematic of Man.

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 11:14 AM (vDqXW)

119 ARC @61
The only curb on the progs in Oregon is that you can avoid Oregon government and Oregon income tax by moving yourself and your job across the Columbia River to Washington, where there is no state income tax. (Portland is right on the south side of the Columbia.)

Unfortunately the migration northward across the Columbia has turned Clark County blue.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2018 11:14 AM (0tfLf)

120 grammie winger

I feel terrible about Walker too

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:14 AM (O2RFr)

121 The left prefers actual brother - sister incest.
______________

I didn't f*ck my brother, I just married him!

Posted by: Ilhan Omar, MN's newest congresswoman at November 07, 2018 11:14 AM (fqUgw)

122 That's a pic of what Amy Schumer would look like to Shallow Hal.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 07, 2018 11:14 AM (A6Xv7)

123 We haven't heard from Mad Maxine yet, have we? I'm avoiding the news. And after last night, Fox is dead to me. Thanks, Chris Wallace.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 11:14 AM (ptqGC)

124 WA voted to ban guns and voted against raising taxes. Plus a gain of 1 CD in the state for the Ds.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (kbp55)

125 Well since Cali is fucked, we will do our part to keep Texas red when we move there.

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (a0IVu)

126 Prayers up, may the good Lord keep you sheltered in the palm of His Hand.

Thanks Fenelon, for keeping the prayer request list going.

Posted by: moki at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (mFoNl)

127 A distaff arborial commenter with a propensity for threadicide is noting the cheesecake back in the last thread.

Perhaps a young Cary Grant or something on occasion to balance things?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 11:04 AM (fuK7c)


OK, but the problem with that is that I'm glandularly biased in the other direction. So any search for appropriate pics will be desultory and half-hearted at best.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (mM7SE)

128 I'm not happy about losing the house. but I console myself with the hope that much like the Kav confirmation hearing fiasco, 2 years of socialist nuttery might lead to losses for them against PDJT.

of course, the Kav hearing only hurt a few of them in the senate. I'm not having a lot of faith in urban dwelling fellow "americans"...

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (8D42x)

129 IC: They're also not calling Florida because Nelson refuses to concede but Scott is up by a pretty considerable margin with over 99% reporting. I think he's cleared the margin of fraud.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (oZ6kz)

130 Not to mention, she's dead.


********


And if she wasn't dead she would be 96 years old.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (m45I2)

131
My state of Michigan voted for Pot. The people at my foster daughter's workplace who wanted to vote at all wanted to vote for Pot.

Pot was the Beto of Michigan.
Posted by: Axeman


Recreational or "medical?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (aKsyK)

132 3. The fact the dude weed libertarian party (democrats) are costing us lots of power and the republican establishment refuses to call them out and also refuses to run Green Party spoilers to offset this.

Posted by: literally serious at November 07, 2018 11:10 AM (ulmY0)


Easily fixed. GOP can support a States Rights position on legal weed. Take the issue off the table.

Posted by: The Midnight Rider at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (0GJk6)

133 Overall this was a loss for President Trump, although not a very major one. Keeping the senate really changes nothing (except making judges slightly easier to pass), but losing the house essentially stalls Trump's agenda. There's no way in hell they get anything done on impeachment for example, but we'll never see wall funding and the GOPe will make sure the budget is so bloated it leaves a trail of oozed fat like a snail.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (39g3+)

134 Short term, assuming GOPe scum like Ryan are not going to let anything get done the last two months, Trump should at least clean house in the cabinet asap

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these lame duck sessions of Congress is usually when the dirty dirty work gets done...but Ryan is such a fucking traitorous turd, who knows.

Posted by: yo quiero votero yanqui at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (7J5t2)

135 Mary Poppins Cary Grant?

erm.. I know your thoughts were good. but...

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:16 AM (aSpXp)

136 Sultry.

As to the FL felon vote restoration, it took the will of the people at 60%+ to pass it; so be it. It's not the most liberal interpretation; hell, there is at least one state that allows INMATES to vote.

But it will turn FL even moar purple from here on out. Sigh.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 07, 2018 11:16 AM (Z4rgH)

137 The left prefers actual brother - sister incest.

Maybe she married him to put an end to the sex.

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 11:16 AM (Y9zp1)

138 We lost 7 - SEVEN - Governors. That's huge.
Posted by: grammie winger at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (lwiT4)
Did we lose the legislatures too? If we didn't the worst can be staved off.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 07, 2018 11:08 AM
~~~~~

Some dem idiot last night said that they had gained about 300 state level seats.

What he failed to mention is that they had lost 1,200 under the Mocha Messiah. So they're still down about 900.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 07, 2018 11:16 AM (NtglE)

139 Well, that was bizarre. Sometimes the polls were correct and sometimes they were way off.

Posted by: simplemind at November 07, 2018 11:17 AM (UHxNj)

140 Overall this was a loss for President Trump, although not a very major one. Keeping the senate really changes nothing (except making judges slightly easier to pass), but losing the house essentially stalls Trump's agenda. There's no way in hell they get anything done on impeachment for example, but we'll never see wall funding and the GOPe will make sure the budget is so bloated it leaves a trail of oozed fat like a snail.

===

yup, ryan wasted trump's first two years, and now the next 2 years are going to be wasted.

on the plus side, at least trump got a huge military spending bill passed so he can just camp a few divisions or whatever on the border and call that the wall.

Posted by: yo quiero votero yanqui at November 07, 2018 11:17 AM (7J5t2)

141 I honestly don't get how people will vote for Dems who want to do X and then vote against a ballot measure to implement X.

I'm convinced there is a group of voters, 20-30%, that have no idea who or what they're voting for.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 07, 2018 11:17 AM (kbp55)

142 Easily fixed. GOP can support a States Rights position on legal weed. Take the issue off the table.
Posted by: The Midnight Rider at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (0GJk6)


The libertarians would simply find another reason to run their candidate and siphon off votes.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at November 07, 2018 11:17 AM (wCmLp)

143 I'm convinced there is a group of voters, 20-30%, that have no idea who or what they're voting for.

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Your percentages are too low.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (sX1BW)

144 I'm especially pissed because Donna, Katje and I were watching all the precincts last night. It was a dead heat. At one time they were separated by 42 votes. It went back and forth all night like that, with 300 votes one way, 400 votes another.

Then, with 97% of the vote in, suddenly 25,000 votes are dropped in Evers column! With no precincts reporting it out! With no visible change in percentage! Just BOOM - 25,000 votes for Evers.

Donna thinks ballots were driven up in a truck from Chicago. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes in real time, I wouldn't have believed it.

PISSED

Posted by: grammie winger at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (lwiT4)

145 >>My state of Michigan voted for Pot. The people at my foster daughter's workplace who wanted to vote at all wanted to vote for Pot.


Oh, you're in for some fun times.

MA legalized pot in 2016 and the stores are finally starting to open. Aaaand right on schedule a bunch of parents discover a shop less than 500 yards from a school.

One upset protesting parent was interviewed, "Yeah, I am for legalized pot, but I don't think it should be so easy for kids to get." Gee, maybe should have considered that before voting 'yes'. Wait until employers see what this does to drug testing entry level employees, such as delivery people! Saw this happen in CO. There are all sorts of decisions when legalizing and the wrong decisions can make it not such a great thing (such as pot shops next to high schools).

Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (W+vEI)

146 The left prefers actual brother - sister incest.

roll tide!

Posted by: guy checking out his sisters cans at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (VckGX)

147 Walker had a good run. Was hoping to keep WI, but the Foxconn plamt may not be the unalloyed good he touted it as. And frankly, if a hundred Dems weren't in jail for the various derp state scandals, Walker's loss was inevitable.

President Trump, take note.

Posted by: trev006 at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (6rFB/)

148 Speaking of polls, Nate Silver had Heller at 93% likely win as soon as polling info starting leaking out. That guy's just a fucking wizard, isn't he?

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (oZ6kz)

149 She strongly resembles an Excalibur-era Helen Mirren, too.

Posted by: grognard at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (/29Nl)

150 Thanksgiving is in, like, 2 weeks.

I am very very very thankful we have President Trump in the White House, and a majority in the Senate.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (dMWgJ)

151 Dems: The conservatives are *deplorable*.

Also Dems: Let's restore the vote to people who have actually committed crimes against others, because they will vote our way. Let's stop the suppression of voters who might have actually done somebody grievous harm in their life!

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (vDqXW)

152 I'm convinced there is a group of voters, 20-30%, that have no idea who or what they're voting for.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 07, 2018 11:17 AM (kbp55)


People don't vote on "issues". They vote as much on whether or not they like the candidate.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (wCmLp)

153 I have no idea where this man gets his energy.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 07, 2018 11:09 AM

******

Had a General in the Army like that. GEN Max Thurman. He slept about 4 hour a night and ran two staffs, the day shift and the night shift.
Like PDT, exceptional intelligence and a great leader. But do not EVER go in front of him to brief and not have your act together. He was merciless.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (0tfLf)

154 There needs to be someone with a big stick ready to smack around Facebook, Apple, Google, etc. (F.A.G. for short) and bust up their tech oligarchy..

the constant deplatforming anyone nominally right of center except for the (((Usual Suspects))) will kill any chances to bypass the MFM.

And with Gab being deplatformed as well, (going after it's IP Host as well as their paypal accounts and all that). What good is the free flow of ideas when you're being blocked or your platform is being taken away because of you 'Wrong Think' according to Silicon Valley?

Posted by: Blanco at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (QGdDN)

155 Mary Poppins Cary Grant?

erm.. I know your thoughts were good. but...

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:16 AM (aSpXp)


Well, Bander suggested him. Who would you like?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (kqsXK)

156 Related to prayer list. My sister, who told us last week the doctors have given her one to three months, wanted to do an early Christmas so she could give us our presents. We had it Monday night. It was very nice. She gave the most thoughtful gifts. She had previous told us that she is not afraid to die, that she is certain Heaven awaits. She looked much better. I don't know whether it was relief from the uncertainty or, perhaps more pain meds now that she's on hospice track.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (+y/Ru)

157 Easily fixed. GOP can support a States Rights position on legal weed.

There are several populist things that the GOP could have and still could push which they staidly refuse to even consider.

-Eliminating daylight savings
-Ala carte cable (although each week that goes by, that's less of an issue, since people are just not watching much TV any longer, except streaming)
-Eliminate federal drug laws except for importation controls
-Stop making the penny

Stuff like that is small but would make people really appreciate the GOP instead of consider them sinister. Just little, broadly popular ideas to steal the thunder from Dems, especially locally.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:19 AM (39g3+)

158
Some dem idiot last night said that they had gained about 300 state level seats.

What he failed to mention is that they had lost 1,200 under the Mocha Messiah. So they're still down about 900.
Posted by: IrishEi at November 07, 2018 11:16 AM (NtglE)

Ds lost 900 under Obama. They won about 100 in 2017's elections. So 300 last night brings them back to about 400 seats gained back.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 07, 2018 11:19 AM (kbp55)

159 Frankly I would rather have actual crazy socialists in control of the House led by TIE Pelosi than the scumbag lying RINO/GOPe'rs who would say they were conservative and fighting for liberty and against the leftists and then capitulate at the first fight and/or cry "bipartisan" when all they would do is simply pass socialist agenda legislation and go to cocktail parties. Fuck those guys in particular.

Yep. And I'm sorry to break it to you "political junkies"? but when you remove a 'RINO', it is replaced with a Democrat.

That's how it works. That's how it ALWAYS works.

Are we still fucked demographically? Yes, No, Maybe.

But 3 years ago we were wondering if the Obamastasi was going to shut down AOSHQ and audit/indict/imprison the commentariat.

America elected Barack Hussein Obama twice. TWICE!
And you are surprised that we fought to an over all draw last night??

Unbunch your panties and man up, bitches. Sheesh.
No time for crying. Time to fight harder.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 07, 2018 11:19 AM (LL1Be)

160 yup, ryan wasted trump's first two years, and now the next 2 years are going to be wasted.


Not to worry. He's not ruling out running for electoral office again. **really???? I'm shocked** He'll have the chance to redeem himself.

\sarc

Posted by: pep at November 07, 2018 11:19 AM (wW03z)

161 You guys want a real laugh?

Michigan also passed a ballot proposal that will allow the Secretary of State to randomly select citizens from the voter rolls to form a commission to do the redistricting.

Yes, randomly select citizens to gerrymander the districts. It's true, you can look it up.

bing.com
enter "election results 2018" (hit enter)
select Michigan, and select ballot proposals.

Posted by: Edric Milburn at November 07, 2018 11:19 AM (hrcfq)

162 Recreational or "medical?"
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (aKsyK)



Recreational - up to 10 ounces.

Posted by: Jwest at November 07, 2018 11:19 AM (/roJx)

163

Who is the beauty?


Yogi Bear's northern cousin?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 07, 2018 11:19 AM (HaL55)

164 Seriously though, when's the last time a Dem was leading and we got an "election officials find a box of ballots in Redville Middle America" story? Is it my confirmation bias, or is it fucking *always* Dems with the late ballots?

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:11 AM (oZ6kz)


Cities. It's always urban districts that report late and most cities are controlled by the Democrat/mob machine.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 07, 2018 11:20 AM (mM7SE)

165 My mom had a "modified Veronica Lake" hairstyle.

Posted by: m at November 07, 2018 11:20 AM (bAsK/)

166 I thought instead of brainwashed they're referred to as "bots."

Posted by: Concerned People's Front, Boofing Chapter at November 07, 2018 11:20 AM (hSQF+)

167 In other news, the homeless problem in San Francisco is about to get a lot worse as the idiots there just passed a proposition to increase taxes on big companies in order to generate $300 million a year for new homeless shelters and services.

lol. Some people never learn.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 07, 2018 11:20 AM (fqUgw)

168 I'm convinced there is a group of voters, 20-30%, that have no idea who or what they're voting for.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 07, 2018 11:17 AM (kbp55)

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This has almost always been the case, on both sides. Those that reflexively vote straight R or D.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 07, 2018 11:20 AM (I16G8)

169 Stuff like that is small but would make people really appreciate the GOP instead of consider them sinister. Just little, broadly popular ideas to steal the thunder from Dems, especially locally.

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Yes. I think a big one would be removing regulations on low flush toilets, light bulbs, and gas cans.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 11:20 AM (sX1BW)

170 13 My biggest disappointments from last night, in no particular order:
2) Gridlock in congress means Trump will have to work through EO, which - as he showed us with Obama's EOs - is transient and easily reversed.

That's not the lesson I learned. I learned a judge can stop one president from cancelling a previous president's executive order.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 07, 2018 11:20 AM (3MG/9)

171 Or is the "bot" designation only used for Twitter?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front, Boofing Chapter at November 07, 2018 11:20 AM (hSQF+)

172 Overall this was a loss for President Trump, although not a very major one.


BULLSHIT

Posted by: mikeyG at November 07, 2018 11:20 AM (LL1Be)

173 Yes, please move to Vancouver, WA, so I can sell this damn house and get the hell out of here.

Jaime did beat out the carpetbagger Carolyn Long. But the gun grabbers won. I am glad we got concealed carry permits before the election. I don't have any semi-autos, so should be okay. I just don't want to put up with this any more.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 07, 2018 11:21 AM (5HBd1)

174 grammmie I was focused on the sw, and saw keller go from 70% to dem win because of clark county alone! (union shits)

sinema being in the running in AZ , I can't even go there right now.

still Walker defeat is the one that I had hoped people finally understood the stakes, .

so throws a tomato at the wall

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:21 AM (aSpXp)

175 60
Veronica Lake.



Nice choice.



Here she is in 1947s Ramrod. Cue the jokes:



https://tinyurl.com/y7otvvzf

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (kqsXK)


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Well if I'd seen THAT picture of her legs I would have guessed right ...

Posted by: ShainS - Kavanaugh Shitshow Survivor at November 07, 2018 11:21 AM (WqPYg)

176 Blanco: Don't ruin a good point about the tech oligarchies and the worse-than-useless cuck wing of the party with that ((())) Jew-baiting shit. Plenty of the cancerous Nevertrump fucks aren't Jewish.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:21 AM (oZ6kz)

177 Trump stopped tweeting at 2 a.m. and started back at 6 a.m. I have no idea where this man gets his energy.
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I am fueled by diet coke, big mac's, vanilla ice cream and patriotism.

Posted by: Donnie Two Scoops at November 07, 2018 11:21 AM (UHxNj)

178 I don't care, I will say it. It was a good night, not great since Heller and James lost. But I was very happy. Idiots in deep blue circles were predicting a 60 to 100 seat swing. Most of our losses in the House were Never Trumpers who thought their positions would save them from the left - forgetting the MAIN lesson from Kavanaugh - we're all going to get it if the Democrats, as they are, take over. I look at this as a win, and I don't feel any weariness. Onward we fight.

Posted by: TheBriBear at November 07, 2018 11:21 AM (HrUMd)

179

anyone remember CAL THOMAS?

He kinda sucked for many years, but there was a time he was okay.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 11:21 AM (dMWgJ)

180 Heartbroken about Scott Walker loss. During the dark years of Obama, he was the bright light, fighting the good fight and winning. Impressive and uplifting.

Posted by: Ever at November 07, 2018 11:21 AM (zzxaT)

181 Only two presidents since World War II have seen their party gain seats in a midterm election.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 07, 2018 11:22 AM (LL1Be)

182 Many people vote automatically, with no thought behind it. See a " D" or " R", and select. Many others just vote on crowd sourced popularity contests, ksome are celebrity driven.

The number who vote, objectively is small.

Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 11:22 AM (ffWPP)

183 Recreational or "medical?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (aKsyK)
Recreational.

We're fucking Colorado, now.

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 11:22 AM (vDqXW)

184 Mary, first is a guythat actually like girls and then maybe a nice guy.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:22 AM (aSpXp)

185 "Cities. It's always urban districts that report late and most cities are controlled by the Democrat/mob machine.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at November 07, 2018 11:20 AM (mM7SE) "

Montana, though? They don't have big cities.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:22 AM (oZ6kz)

186 Michigan also passed a ballot proposal that will allow the Secretary of State to randomly select citizens from the voter rolls to form a commission to do the redistricting.

Ah, so they're gonna make damn sure no Republican ever wins any seat ever again, then.

Yes. I think a big one would be removing regulations on low flush toilets, light bulbs, and gas cans.

I agree, nanny state nagging like that is very obnoxious, "pissant" to use an old military term. Just little stuff like your sibling poking you over and over in the back seat until you snap and mom gets mad at you. Its not earth shattering but its low-level frustrating and stressful to no good end.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:22 AM (39g3+)

187
People don't vote on "issues". They vote as much on whether or not they like the candidate.


Among the Millennials, "Look at all the D wimyns we voted in!" is getting big play this morning. That group includes the incestial one from MN.

Nothing else appeared to matter.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 07, 2018 11:22 AM (pNxlR)

188 Related to prayer list. My sister, who told us last
week the doctors have given her one to three months, wanted to do an
early Christmas so she could give us our presents. We had it Monday
night. It was very nice. She gave the most thoughtful gifts. She had
previous told us that she is not afraid to die, that she is certain
Heaven awaits. She looked much better. I don't know whether it was
relief from the uncertainty or, perhaps more pain meds now that she's on
hospice track.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (+y/Ru)


God bless your sister, and your entire family. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon her, and grant her His peace.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 07, 2018 11:22 AM (lwiT4)

189 Mary? and never Believe that Bander.. glares around room trying to find Bander.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (aSpXp)

190 There are several populist things that the GOP could have and still could push which they staidly refuse to even consider.

-Eliminating daylight savings
-Ala carte cable (although each week that goes by, that's less of an issue, since people are just not watching much TV any longer, except streaming)
-Eliminate federal drug laws except for importation controls
-Stop making the penny




Public executions of the people behind robo-telemarketers.

Posted by: pep at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (wW03z)

191 America elected Barack Hussein Obama twice. TWICE!
And you are surprised that we fought to an over all draw last night??

Unbunch your panties and man up, bitches. Sheesh.
No time for crying. Time to fight harder.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 07, 2018 11:19 AM (LL1Be)

Reminding people that Obama was elected twice is not helping your argument.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (A6Xv7)

192 If we can't get Congress to fund the wall, the next AG should vigorously enforce current laws. A half dozen INS raids of employers, with perp walks and property seizures, ever month would go a long way toward lessening the appeal of America to illegal aliens.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (DmiQc)

193 Montana, though? They don't have big cities.

The "biggest" they have are liberal

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (O2RFr)

194
**dances on the grave of Claire McCaskill's political career**

Posted by: fixerupper at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (8XRCm)

195 Heartbroken about Scott Walker loss. During the dark years of Obama, he was the bright light, fighting the good fight and winning. Impressive and uplifting.
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Relax, I'm looking for some new cabinet secretaries.

Posted by: Donnie Two Scoops at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (wWCF6)

196 Veronica Lake, unfortunately for those lusting after her, was an alcoholic.

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So more Veronica Bottle.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (+y/Ru)

197 Polling continues to decline and has a terrible response rate. Something like 1/30 answer and of those 1/10 agree to be polled. So pollsters on average call 300 people for one response.

And it's worse for robo polls.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (JH5vx)

198 Jaime did beat out the carpetbagger Carolyn Long. But the gun grabbers won. I am glad we got concealed carry permits before the election. I don't have any semi-autos, so should be okay. I just don't want to put up with this any more.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 07, 2018 11:21 AM
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This. Washington State just passed the strictest gun control measure in the country. We can thank the Seattle-Olympia-Vancouver socialists for this.

Come and take them, assholes.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (0tfLf)

199 I really hope John James runs for something again. There's another Senate seat in MI up in 2020, right? Fucking give this guy some money and infrastructure, he's like a Create-A-Character politician with every slider maxed out.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (oZ6kz)

200


And with Gab being deplatformed as well, (going after it's IP Host as
well as their paypal accounts and all that). What good is the free flow
of ideas when you're being blocked or your platform is being taken away
because of you 'Wrong Think' according to Silicon Valley?


I'm still wondering how any of that is legal. But I guess we'll never find out, will we? Not with the Sleeping Swamp Thing we have instead of an AG.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 07, 2018 11:24 AM (HaL55)

201 Wrecks prayers for your sister, I am glad she has found the golden nugget that we all desire, and prayers for those who will still miss her in this life

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:24 AM (aSpXp)

202 Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (+y/Ru)

Prayers for your Sister and your Family

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:24 AM (O2RFr)

203 I want to meet the retards who voted for Abbott and also Beto.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 07, 2018 11:24 AM (A6Xv7)

204 Here's a little something for you Texans:

https://tinyurl.com/y8lb5tmr


Lol. MSDNC.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2018 11:24 AM (ptqGC)

205 Only two presidents since World War II have seen their party gain seats in a midterm election.

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this time, it's structural. We're going to have about 5 million more mestizo/muslim/etcs to vote for the Democrat's eventual communist nominee in 2020.

The Senate GOP underperformed since we should have gotten a few more seats. The Congressional GOP does not know how to get votes.

Posted by: yo quiero votero yanqui at November 07, 2018 11:24 AM (7J5t2)

206 Public executions of the people behind robo-telemarketers.

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This election was the first in which I received unwanted text messages from candidates - even some I support.

I am not a fan.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 11:24 AM (sX1BW)

207 195 Heartbroken about Scott Walker loss. During the dark years of Obama, he was the bright light, fighting the good fight and winning. Impressive and uplifting.
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Relax, I'm looking for some new cabinet secretaries.
Posted by: Donnie Two Scoops at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (wWCF6)
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I think he might be ready for the private sector and earn some real cash. He's not a rich guy.

Posted by: WisRich at November 07, 2018 11:25 AM (G0vdT)

208 If we can't get Congress to fund the wall, the next AG should vigorously enforce current laws. A half dozen INS raids of employers, with perp walks and property seizures, ever month would go a long way toward lessening the appeal of America to illegal aliens.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (DmiQc

this.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:25 AM (aSpXp)

209
Montana, though? They don't have big cities.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:22 AM (oZ6kz)


The have universities and the county containing Missoula (blue) had only reported about 50% of its votes as of early this morning (4 AM EST).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 07, 2018 11:25 AM (pNxlR)

210 In other news, the homeless problem in San Francisco is about to get a lot worse as the idiots there just passed a proposition to increase taxes on big companies in order to generate $300 million a year for new homeless shelters and services.

lol. Some people never learn.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 07, 2018 11:20 AM (fqUgw)
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I'll be right over...

Posted by: Homeless guy in Santa Rosa at November 07, 2018 11:25 AM (vDqXW)

211 "I want to meet the retards who voted for Abbott and also Beto.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 07, 2018 11:24 AM (A6Xv7) "

I would as well - I bet you can sell those idiots almost anything.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:25 AM (oZ6kz)

212 Public executions of the people behind robo-telemarketers.
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Well I was thinking maybe stocks on the public square, floggings. If we do executions It'll be pay per view.

Posted by: Donnie Two Scoops at November 07, 2018 11:25 AM (/kWnk)

213 There are several populist things that the GOP could have and still could push which they staidly refuse to even consider.

Yep.

Here - right here, this blog - the GOP is still considered the party of Freedom.

Out There - the real world - that is not the perception. Fair or not - does not matter. The "Dems out of my wallet, Republicans out of my bedroom" conventional wisdom still holds.

Posted by: The Midnight Rider at November 07, 2018 11:25 AM (0GJk6)

214 When we closed the track here, we were able to adopt out over 400 greyhounds. Hopefully the ones in Florida will have the same success. However, this is very bad for the breed. They will slowly die out. They are made to run. Imagine if horse-racing was illegal. How many people would breed Class-A thouroughbreds?
Posted by: grammie winger at November 07, 2018 11:10 AM


I have an adopted Greyhound. Great dog.. kind of a high maintenance animal and not for everyone.

There will be some dog's who will be deemed unsociable and will have to be destroyed. Sad to say.

Posted by: Blanco at November 07, 2018 11:25 AM (QGdDN)

215 Recreational or "medical?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 07, 2018 11:15 AM (aKsyK)
Recreational.

We're fucking Colorado, now.

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Have you got a ghey governor?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 07, 2018 11:26 AM (+y/Ru)

216 Happiest man after the election? Bezos. In the weeks prior to yesterday, thee were rumors of anti-trust investigations into Amazon. This morning the stock is up around 5%, with the thinking being the Democrats will protect him.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, VoteRed and Be Happy at November 07, 2018 11:26 AM (Z216Q)

217 Anyone know what the overall turnout was across the country?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2018 11:26 AM (0tfLf)

218 Reminding people that Obama was elected twice is not helping your argument.

Purity league 'Republicans' laying around on their asses blowing snot bubbles or attending cocktail parties on the DC circuit while looking down on the proles gave us Barky's Reign of Error.

I think my point is well underscored.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 07, 2018 11:27 AM (LL1Be)

219 first is a guy that actually like girls and then maybe a nice guy.

So... no actors, then.

Ultimately, like I and a lot of others have been saying here: we're not voting our way out of this. Trump was an outlier, not a shift in the voting populace. 2x Obama taught me that lesson hard and well, and its worth remembering. The culture is what gives us the voters, and the culture has been controlled by the radical left for several generations now. The news is dying but still has a lot of pull, and they influence voters (see the cartoon about brainwashing above) along with entertainment and academia.

The number of people in America who are constitutionally disposed toward liberty, individual responsibility, small government, and virtue are very very few. We're a pocket community sampled from 310+ million humans. Our voices are few and drowned out by the free stuff army and its promoters.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:27 AM (39g3+)

220 Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:22 AM

Look at the map, especially for house districts, 80-90 percent of any state is red, except for a few isolated blue urban megalopolises. How the hell does that translate into a House Majority for democrats?

Posted by: Edric Milburn at November 07, 2018 11:27 AM (hrcfq)

221 Glad you had the chance to celebrate Christmas early with your sister, Anonosaurus Wrecks. Must have been bittersweet.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 11:27 AM (W+vEI)

222 Heartbroken about Scott Walker loss. During the dark years of Obama, he was the bright light, fighting the good fight and winning. Impressive and uplifting.
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Relax, I'm looking for some new cabinet secretaries.
Posted by: Donnie Two Scoops at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (wWCF6)
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I think he might be ready for the private sector and earn some real cash. He's not a rich guy.

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Not a WI guy, but I like Walker a lot. Seems like he made some changes that will pay off for a long time. WI is the better for it.

He should go to the private sector and see the real world. But I'm sure there could also be a place for him in the cabinet.

We may see him again.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 11:27 AM (sX1BW)

223 About that Walk Away movement

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:27 AM (O2RFr)

224 192 If we can't get Congress to fund the wall, the next AG should vigorously enforce current laws. A half dozen INS raids of employers, with perp walks and property seizures, ever month would go a long way toward lessening the appeal of America to illegal aliens.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (DmiQc)

The President should start appreciating simple solutions instead of grand ones. I too love the wall, but effective law enforcement makes way more sense.

Posted by: trev006 at November 07, 2018 11:27 AM (6rFB/)

225 I was a bit concerned seeing how the market was up yesterday, after tanking for a bit prior. Wall street loves them some Democrats, I don't care what you say.

Posted by: runner at November 07, 2018 11:27 AM (bUjCl)

226 Relax, I'm looking for some new cabinet secretaries.

Posted by: Donnie Two Scoops at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM (wWCF6)

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Please, please sweet Jesus.

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at November 07, 2018 11:28 AM (t41dG)

227 54 Horrible terrible night here in Wisconsin. We are back to Commie rule, and all the reforms we've worked so very VERY hard for will be tossed in the trash.
Posted by: grammie winger

Isn't the state legislature still republican (thought I read that somewhere)? If so, while this loss is very disappointing, I'd hope it would be difficult to roll back all the progress made.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 07, 2018 11:28 AM (3MG/9)

228 Happiest man after the election? Bezos.

Yeah, all the social media guys just got a reprieve. There was a chance that they were gonna get the hammer but not now. And of course, they feel that their repressive tyrannical suppression of anything anti-Democrat was not only successful but cost-free.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:28 AM (39g3+)

229 Good point Grump, e-verify and the like.

Posted by: runner at November 07, 2018 11:28 AM (bUjCl)

230 It's your party.


You can cry if you want to.


Whatever.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 07, 2018 11:28 AM (LL1Be)

231 100 Seriously though, when's the last time a Dem was leading and we got an "election officials find a box of ballots in Redville Middle America" story? Is it my confirmation bias, or is it fucking *always* Dems with the late ballots?

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter


The last time I recall that happening for us was several years ago, in a WI state supreme court race. An entire district or precinct didn't initially get counted.

And when those several thousand 'new' votes were announced, you could hear the Dems wailing on Jupiter. But's a rare occurrence.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 07, 2018 11:28 AM (Z4rgH)

232 Dems now control the NY state senate. One of the last checks on runaway government in NY State now gone. Pray for us, please.

Posted by: Liberty at November 07, 2018 11:28 AM (5DsK4)

233 Mary, first is a guythat actually like girls and then maybe a nice guy.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:22 AM (aSpXp)


A guy who likes girls - Clark Gable:

https://tinyurl.com/y8ojwqrj

A nice guy (seriously; no one in Hollywood seems to have had a bad word to say about him) - William Powell:

https://tinyurl.com/yb8363o4

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 07, 2018 11:28 AM (kqsXK)

234 We're fucking Colorado, now.
Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 11:22 AM (vDqXW)


Tell me about it. Here in Oregon, we legalized it a couple four years ago and now there's a pot store on every downtown street.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 07, 2018 11:28 AM (mM7SE)

235 wanna bet the Dems will insist on their soon to be newly discovered right to use House committees to investigate anyone Trump nominates for any federal position that only needs Senate approval..?

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at November 07, 2018 11:28 AM (L01V2)

236 63 The Florida dog racing ban.
Going to lead a to a bunch of Greyhounds being put to sleep.
Posted by: Blanco at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM (QGdDN)
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Damn - I grew up in Orange Park, we used to go to the track there and the one on the way to the beach. Stopped by Derby Lane back in Feb when I flew in to Tampa. Wasn't what it used to be, but still fun.

Posted by: jhawk90 at November 07, 2018 11:29 AM (Xvo1a)

237 We're fucking Colorado, now.
Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 11:22 AM



Is that like porking Marlene?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2018 11:30 AM (0tfLf)

238 I guess it's a good thing the carbon tax went down in WA state. It's typical. Puget Sound and the I-5 corridor have mild winters. Eastern WA state does not. So let's jack up the cost of fuel.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 07, 2018 11:30 AM (5HBd1)

239 I think he might be ready for the private sector and earn some real cash. He's not a rich guy.
Posted by: WisRich

Yep. Can't make dime one serving the public, we're broke!!

.....Shillary....

Posted by: Bruce at November 07, 2018 11:30 AM (8ikIW)

240 Tell me about it. Here in Oregon, we legalized it a couple four years ago and now there's a pot store on every downtown street.

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These states don't legalize pot - they regulate pot.

A big difference.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 11:30 AM (sX1BW)

241 There are all sorts of decisions when legalizing and the wrong decisions can make it not such a great thing (such as pot shops next to high schools).

Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 11:18 AM (W+vEI)

And one more danger, we have quite a few auto assembly plants. Not a good place to be impaired. But boss, it was legal weed!

Posted by: clutch at November 07, 2018 11:30 AM (u0fI2)

242 Did someone get the license plate of the truck that hit me last night? my aching head

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:30 AM (O2RFr)

243 Trump's press conference about to start.

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 11:30 AM (a0IVu)

244 So Jim Acosta doing a live report before the press conference starts. Can't stop talking about Mueller investigation.

Posted by: WisRich at November 07, 2018 11:30 AM (G0vdT)

245 Michigan also passed a ballot proposal that will allow the Secretary of State to randomly select citizens from the voter rolls to form a commission to do the redistricting.

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And that's when I knew that the lever had been clicked all the way to Full Stupid. All that needs to happen is two Dems "convert" to the Republican party, to later be appointed by the SoS to gerrymander the fuck out of my state.

If the people will fall for "innovative ideas" like that, integrity is not hanging around.

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 11:31 AM (vDqXW)

246 63 The Florida dog racing ban.
Going to lead a to a bunch of Greyhounds being put to sleep.
Posted by: Blanco at November 07, 2018 11:07 AM

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

What ever are the bluehairs going to do for fun now? You can only do so much shuffleboard.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 07, 2018 11:31 AM (0tfLf)

247 recall tony evers.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 07, 2018 11:31 AM (KP5rU)

248 Christopher oh i'm sure they all Want freedom, they just are too stupid to actually Read the constitution or bill of rights..

freedom from>>>>?

stupid, but they've been trained well to hit the provider..

so . may they wear their chains lightly. that's the best I can do.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:31 AM (aSpXp)

249 If we can't get Congress to fund the wall, the next
AG should vigorously enforce current laws. A half dozen INS raids of
employers, with perp walks and property seizures, ever month would go a
long way toward lessening the appeal of America to illegal aliens.


Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 07, 2018 11:23 AM

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Already doing that here in Texas. Record breaking fines for employers and hundreds of illegals working getting busted has become common.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 07, 2018 11:31 AM (JUOKG)

250 Unfortunately the migration northward across the Columbia has turned Clark County blue.

They did keep their Republican congresswoman, however. Hillary and Trump were effectively tied in Clark County in 2016.

Posted by: The ARC of History at November 07, 2018 11:31 AM (TEv5V)

251 I don't know, but if she's nekkid on that rug does that mean she's bi-polar?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 07, 2018 11:06 AM (m45I2)

I saw a poster that said:

All women are Bi- it's your job to figure out if it's Sexual or Polar...


Side note, thank god for Pixy. I nearly had a complete thread copy failure, but because of the links and pics, Pixy saved me from the barrel...

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 07, 2018 11:32 AM (8D42x)

252 Can Trump just crowd fund the wall?

Dead serious.Why does the money spent for it have to come from the Tax coffers? The authority is there for the wall, just not the money.

Make. It. Happen.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 07, 2018 11:32 AM (JH5vx)

253 wanna bet the Dems will insist on their soon to be newly discovered right to use House committees to investigate anyone Trump nominates for any federal position that only needs Senate approval..?
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at November 07, 2018 11:28 AM (L01V2)

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Im actually kinda OK with that. Trump loves a fight.

Dems doing stupid shit like that is how we got Trump. Its how he'll get re-elected in 2020..... with coattails.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 07, 2018 11:32 AM (8XRCm)

254 Happiest man after the election? Bezos.

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what ever happened to me . . .

Posted by: Eric Schmidt at November 07, 2018 11:32 AM (ePAa4)

255 I honestly don't get how people will vote for Dems who want to do X and then vote against a ballot measure to implement X.

I'm convinced there is a group of voters, 20-30%, that have no idea who or what they're voting for.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 07, 2018 11:17 AM (kbp55)
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Ever watch a Mark dice video?

Petition -Mandatory euthanasia for seniors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4BEY1lZDyg



Hillary supporters support Sharia Law

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKosd0xJadE

Posted by: redridinghood at November 07, 2018 11:32 AM (hECVl)

256 Can anyone recommed a good audiobook version of the Bible?

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 07, 2018 11:33 AM (JH5vx)

257 See, here's the problem. There may technically be two parties out there, but in effect, there are four:

- Hard Left Democrats
- Less Left but Very Corrupt Democrats
- GOPe
- Trump & Company

Trump's been fighting a three-on-one battle. That he's managed as much as he has is amazing. But it doesn't change the facts.

What happened last night rebalanced power between the four. How exactly, we'll have to see.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 07, 2018 11:33 AM (AM1GF)

258 One thing I wanted to share about last night:

Here in MO we passed a gradual minimum wage increase, up to like $12/hour a few years from now (because blue or red, there are always enough stupid people to vote for that sort of thing). My cousin runs a daycare, and though she's generally apolitical and kind of white trash, she was ranting and raving about it on Facebook this morning; "Don't these idiots know it's gonna make everything else go up?!"

tl;dr: family member may have been partially red-pilled by the election.

Posted by: T at November 07, 2018 11:33 AM (MpWTy)

259 A lot of arguments can be made for or against legalized pot, but the biggest argument against is that it attracts more liberals.

Posted by: josephistan at November 07, 2018 11:33 AM (7HtZB)

260 ty Mary.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:33 AM (aSpXp)

261 Can anyone recommed a good audiobook version of the Bible?

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Sunday Mass

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 11:33 AM (sX1BW)

262 >>And one more danger, we have quite a few auto assembly plants. Not a good place to be impaired. But boss, it was legal weed!



Doesn't matter if it's legal - employers have liability for injuries/accidents by employees under the influence. An employer would be crazy to put a delivery truck driver on the road after he/she tested positive for pot. Imagine the lawsuit should that driver then crash into another car, a pedestrian.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 11:33 AM (W+vEI)

263 We're fucking Colorado, now.
Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 11:22 AM (vDqXW)


Frankly, I could use the rest.

Posted by: The Chicken at November 07, 2018 11:33 AM (kqsXK)

264 232
Dems now control the NY state senate. One of the last checks on runaway government in NY State now gone. Pray for us, please.

Posted by: Liberty at November 07, 2018 11:28 AM (5DsK4)

NY has been tango uniform for a long time.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 07, 2018 11:33 AM (jxbfJ)

265 I honestly don't get how people will vote for Dems who want to do X and then vote against a ballot measure to implement X. I'm convinced there is a group of voters, 20-30%, that have no idea who or what they're voting for.

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Thats what happened here. Voted against a proposition lopsidedly, and then voted for the guy who supported the proposition.

I blame soy.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at November 07, 2018 11:34 AM (+dsLj)

266 Have you got a ghey governor?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 07, 2018 11:26 AM (+y/Ru)
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I don't know much about Granholm-redux, to tell you the truth.

But not openly, any way.

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 11:34 AM (vDqXW)

267 Mary? and never Believe that Bander.. glares around room trying to find Bander.


Sheesh. One minute you're whining about the patriarchy and the next you resent people trying to give you what you want.

Girl Status:

[x] Confirmed
[ ] Not Confirmed

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 11:34 AM (fuK7c)

268

There are several populist things that the GOP could have and still could push which they staidly refuse to even consider.

Stuff like that is small but would make people really appreciate the GOP instead of consider them sinister. Just little, broadly popular ideas to steal the thunder from Dems, especially locally.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:19 AM (39g3+)

Add vaping to that list, dissociate it from tobacco. I do neither of them, but this should be easy.

Posted by: clutch at November 07, 2018 11:34 AM (u0fI2)

269 sn't the state legislature still republican (thought
I read that somewhere)? If so, while this loss is very disappointing,
I'd hope it would be difficult to roll back all the progress made.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 07, 2018 11:28 AM (3MG/9)



Yes, we did keep the State houses. So that's something. Tony Evers might have a harder time quadrupling our taxes "for the childrunz". Golly moses I hate to see a Teachers Union guy in there. I have to go throw up now.....

Posted by: grammie winger at November 07, 2018 11:35 AM (lwiT4)

270 So Jim Acosta doing a live report before the press conference starts. Can't stop talking about Mueller investigation.
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Too be fair, Mueller has had his butt clenched for a couple of weeks now holding back the deuce he's going to be dropping on Trump. So, naturally, Jim's excited.

Posted by: simplemind at November 07, 2018 11:35 AM (/kWnk)

271 A lot of arguments can be made for or against legalized pot, but the biggest argument against is that it attracts more liberals.

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They don't want to legalize it. They want to tax it and regulate it. So count me out.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 11:35 AM (sX1BW)

272 Look at the map, especially for house districts, 80-90 percent of any state is red, except for a few isolated blue urban megalopolises. How the hell does that translate into a House Majority for democrats?

Because more than half the people live in those isolated urban magalopolises. Seriously. Oregon is geographically almost entirely red. But there are two blue spots: Portland and Eugene. And they contain more than half of the population of the state, so they control the state. Its true in nearly every state.

New York City has a population of about 20 million. New York City metro area (including the New Jersey city areas just across the border) has a population of around 20 million. NYC alone has about 9 million.

Illinois has a population of about 13 million. Chicago metro area has a population of 10 million.

That's how it goes state to state. The cities are most of the population, and then you have a minority of dems in the rural areas enough to easily win overall.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:35 AM (39g3+)

273 >>>261 Can anyone recommed a good audiobook version of the Bible?

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Sunday Mass
Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 11:33 AM (sX1BW)
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Car isn't that large

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 07, 2018 11:35 AM (JH5vx)

274 The results from last night just confirm the fact of a divided country, going in two different directions. That being the case, the Courts arbitrating the arising disputes become all important. Controlling the Senate is critical.
Beyond all of the details, the Republic is being pulled apart.

Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 11:35 AM (ffWPP)

275 I suppose, after last night results, we will not be seeing the Victory Rack anytime soon? When will be the next opportunity?

Posted by: ChemGiff at November 07, 2018 11:35 AM (XT6Vl)

276 hell I think pot may actually get more people to actually ponder their future situation, what we have now is half the country thinking about What they are gonna get from govt cheesy today!

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:35 AM (aSpXp)

277 The have universities and the county containing Missoula (blue) had only reported about 50% of its votes as of early this morning (4 AM EST).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 07, 2018 11:25 AM (pNxlR)


Hey, it always takes time for the blue cities to manufacture enough phony ballots for them to win.

"Oh look, here's a box of uncounted ballots in the trunk of Al Franken's car and, oh my stars and garters, all 827 of them are marked for the Democrat. Isn't that just amazing?"

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 07, 2018 11:35 AM (mM7SE)

278
The woman up top? None other than...

Constance Frances Marie Ockelman.

*sigh*

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 07, 2018 11:36 AM (/9p9e)

279 217 Anyone know what the overall turnout was across the country?
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I don't know what it was nationwide, but the state of AZ reports its voter turnout at 46.8%, which is good for a mid-term election. (The AZ turnout for the 2016 presidential election was only 49.9%).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 07, 2018 11:36 AM (fqUgw)

280 So Nelson is demanding a recount

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:36 AM (O2RFr)

281 McConnell warns House Democrats against "presidential harassment," says, "It might not be a smart strategy."
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HAHAHAHA

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Unbalanced Girlfriend at November 07, 2018 11:36 AM (+om3e)

282 All right, I'm back.

What did I miss?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 07, 2018 11:36 AM (bcbK8)

283 yep...anybody working around me doing pot..i will do everything I can to get em shitcanned...bong on the weekend a hole

Posted by: A dude in MI at November 07, 2018 11:36 AM (OOH1c)

284 Bander! you gave the option of a guy fling that wouldn't even want to fling with a woman!

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:37 AM (aSpXp)

285 How the hell does that translate into a House Majority for democrats?

Take a look at how the districts are drawn.

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2018 11:37 AM (jhfGG)

286 I take some joy once again this morning knowing that John McCain is dead and is burning in Hell for all eternity.

Posted by: Under Fire at November 07, 2018 11:37 AM (r9UYA)

287 I woke up thinking "This is an unmitigated disaster." The I saw PDT's tweets and realize that there are mitigations. So it's just a disaster.

Posted by: JAS at November 07, 2018 11:37 AM (3HNOQ)

288 Can anyone recommed a good audiobook version of the Bible?

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The Bible.is app is free.

http://www.bible.is

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 07, 2018 11:37 AM (+y/Ru)

289 " 259
A lot of arguments can be made for or against legalized pot, but the biggest argument against is that it attracts more liberals. "

Not immediately obvious outside of pot states, but worse, it attracts bums, crazies, and meth heads. Their politics is irrelevant; they don't have any, they're too busy stealing shit and jerking off at bus stops.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at November 07, 2018 11:37 AM (67XdO)

290 >>My cousin runs a daycare, and though she's generally apolitical and kind of white trash, she was ranting and raving about it on Facebook this morning; "Don't these idiots know it's gonna make everything else go up?!


MA had a ballot issue capping the number of patients a nurse can see. While it's a valid issue, nurses expected to handle more patients as hospitals cut costs in the age of Obamacare, but --- inviting more government intrusion was not the solution. Fortunately, that ballot measure was defeated.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 11:37 AM (W+vEI)

291 So Nelson is demanding a recount
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34,000 VOTES behind this isn't anything close to Gore v Bush

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Unbalanced Girlfriend at November 07, 2018 11:37 AM (+om3e)

292 I wonder if PDT will have any interest in running the RNC after his second term as POTUS

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 07, 2018 11:37 AM (d7Ww2)

293 Can anyone recommed a good audiobook version of the Bible?

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at November 07, 2018 11:33 AM (JH5vx)


I listen on my computer at BibleGateway. Just go there, click on the book of the Bible you want to hear, and click the microphone icon. They have different readers for different books, and have multiple translations you can choose from. My favorite reader is Max McLean.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 07, 2018 11:37 AM (lwiT4)

294 As Nancy increasingly struggles with dementia over the next couple of years, who better to be the face of the Democratic Party?

Hands down, Alexandria Occasional Kotex.

The NPCs demand it.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 07, 2018 11:37 AM (boNFp)

295 281 McConnell warns House Democrats against "presidential harassment," says, "It might not be a smart strategy."
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HAHAHAHA
Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Unbalanced Girlfriend at November 07, 2018 11:36 AM (+om3e)

Good; I like to see the war turtle activated in full battle mode.

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 11:38 AM (a0IVu)

296 Oh and that's Veronica Lake.

The archetypal One

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 07, 2018 11:38 AM (bcbK8)

297 And one more danger, we have quite a few auto assembly plants. Not a good place to be impaired. But boss, it was legal weed!







Doesn't matter if it's legal - employers have liability for
injuries/accidents by employees under the influence. An employer would
be crazy to put a delivery truck driver on the road after he/she tested
positive for pot. Imagine the lawsuit should that driver then crash into
another car, a pedestrian.


Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 11:33 AM

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Actually Commercial Drivers Licenses are covered by Federal laws along with individual State requirements and weed is a Schedule one drug according to the Feds.

If you get tested positive for pot you will lose your CDL.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 07, 2018 11:38 AM (JUOKG)

298 261
Can anyone recommed a good audiobook version of the Bible?



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Sunday Mass

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 11:33 AM (sX1BW)

+1

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 07, 2018 11:38 AM (jxbfJ)

299 Dammit.
Tester has pulled ahead.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at November 07, 2018 11:38 AM (tjuCT)

300 Mark!!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 07, 2018 11:38 AM (d7Ww2)

301 280 So Nelson is demanding a recount
Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:36 AM (O2RFr)

Pathetic end...

Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 11:38 AM (ffWPP)

302 >>Not immediately obvious outside of pot states, but worse, it attracts bums, crazies, and meth heads. Their politics is irrelevant; they don't have any, they're too busy stealing shit and jerking off at bus stops.


And panhandling at every highway exit ramp, high traffic intersection's median.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 11:38 AM (W+vEI)

303 Dems now control the NY state senate. One of the last checks on runaway government in NY State now gone. Pray for us, please.

Posted by: Liberty at November 07, 2018 11:28 AM (5DsK4)


So you're like California now.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 07, 2018 11:38 AM (mM7SE)

304


They don't want to legalize it. They want to tax it and regulate it. So count me out.


Why don't they just make it legal to possess one or two personal plants and keep the government out of it altogether?

I suppose that would make sense, so forget it. So sick of control freaks who do nothing but make life worse by sticking their nose in something where it doesn't belong.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 07, 2018 11:39 AM (HaL55)

305 299 Dammit.
Tester has pulled ahead.

Well they did hold the votes from the most lib areas

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:39 AM (O2RFr)

306 Meanwhile, the Girl Scouts decided that the best way to deal with the BSA recruiting girls into their ranks is by competing with a better program for the girls they serve...no, wait, actually they're suing.

https://is.gd/ShrriL

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 07, 2018 11:39 AM (AM1GF)

307 A whole new generation of voters has just been exposed to the whole "oh hey look a trunk full of ballots!"

Except now it's "oh hey look a thumb drive of ballots!", and kids aren't that stupid.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at November 07, 2018 11:39 AM (67XdO)

308 Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 11:34 AM (vDqXW)

I think the MI legislature stayed Repub. if so, Abortion Barbie is 2 penny Jenny version 2.0

Posted by: clutch at November 07, 2018 11:39 AM (u0fI2)

309 287 I woke up thinking "This is an unmitigated disaster." The I saw PDT's tweets and realize that there are mitigations. So it's just a disaster.

Posted by: JAS at November 07, 2018 11:37 AM (3HNOQ)

It's a hurricane with some silver linings. Like any other hurricane, it's going to blow. A lot.

But it'll pass, and so will the destruction it leaves behind.

The game ain't over yet.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at November 07, 2018 11:39 AM (J+mig)

310 So Nelson is demanding a recount
Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:36 AM (O2RFr)

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Is it within the margins where he is legally able to make such a demand?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 07, 2018 11:39 AM (I16G8)

311 Listener's Bible. You can find quite a bit on youtube.

Posted by: lizabth at November 07, 2018 11:39 AM (RFh5Y)

312 #232 Welcome to the Party

Posted by: Commiefornia Die Hard at November 07, 2018 11:39 AM (Y274z)

313 Dammit.
Tester has pulled ahead.

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That is my biggest disappointment. Would have been nice to see unanimous Kavanagh payback.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 11:39 AM (sX1BW)

314 307; i'll take some action on that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 07, 2018 11:40 AM (KP5rU)

315 I'm convinced there is a group of voters, 20-30%, that have no idea who or what they're voting for.

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In IL, it is even worse. At least I have a new purpose for positive change. My new crusade is to make all the 'propositions' and 'advisories' written in plain declarative sentences without the double and triple negatives.

I like having something positive to work towards rather than bemoaning my fate as my bugout to WI is probably gone. Watching the 'houseflippers' take over my area is just too depressing.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 07, 2018 11:40 AM (MIKMs)

316 Dino Rossi lost again in Washington? What a hole that state is

Posted by: Jonah at November 07, 2018 11:40 AM (HrSJb)

317 while i'm not a pot hater , in fact I see it as better than alcohol as far as acts committed during , it should be treated the same as alcohol,working/driving while high ?
shame on you

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:40 AM (aSpXp)

318 As Nancy increasingly struggles with dementia over the next couple of years, who better to be the face of the Democratic Party?

Michael Avenatti, CPL.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at November 07, 2018 11:40 AM (mM7SE)

319 Have you got a ghey governor?



She's on the downlow. A Spinster, as we politely say it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 07, 2018 11:40 AM (DmiQc)

320 Oregon voted to use taxes to pay for hobo housing, and keep oregon a sanctuary state.
Also we get to keep that marxist bitch kate brown as governor.
At least its not Washington state or California............yet

Posted by: harley1911 at November 07, 2018 11:40 AM (t0I0y)

321
Here in MO we passed a gradual minimum wage increase, up to like
$12/hour a few years from now (because blue or red, there are always
enough stupid people to vote for that sort of thing). My cousin runs a
daycare, and though she's generally apolitical and kind of white trash,
she was ranting and raving about it on Facebook this morning; "Don't
these idiots know it's gonna make everything else go up?!"


Any increase in minimum wage will be eaten up by resulting increase in cost-of-living.

Those getting more dollars will not move up-- they're still at the bottom, and getting more dollars worth less.

Those who had been able to move up off the bottom will be shoved back down to the bottom as wages rise artificially, and also will be getting dollars worth less.

Like all Leftist policies, it's destruction painted pretty.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 07, 2018 11:40 AM (oVJmc)

322 So Nelson is demanding a recount

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:36 AM (O2RFr)



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Is it within the margins where he is legally able to make such a demand?


Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 07, 2018 11:39 AM

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No but that didn't stop jill stein from doing it with a go fund me account.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 07, 2018 11:40 AM (JUOKG)

323 Christopher oh i'm sure they all Want freedom

I think at some theoretical level they do, but what they really want is comfort, safety, and ease. They are more than willing to exchange every essential liberty for small doses of safety.

This is what happens when you raise generation after generation to view the highest goals in life to be comfort, pleasure, safety, and personal health. If that's what you think life is about, if that is what you believe is your highest end goal and the purpose of existence,then you're going to want whatever provides that.

And any politician that says they'll give that to you is going to get the big win 9 times out of 10. Because concepts like justice, liberty, and virtue are hard, uncomfortable, and even alien or distasteful to the post modern hedonist. For them, hardship is 90 minutes of crossfit a week so they can have abs and get laid more often.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:41 AM (39g3+)

324 300 Mark!!!!
Posted by: nurse ratched at November 07, 2018 11:38 AM (d7Ww2)

That's me.

How you doing? I saw you briefly on the gun thread.

How are things up on Pill Hill today?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 07, 2018 11:41 AM (bcbK8)

325 They don't want to legalize it. They want to tax it and regulate it. So count me out.


Why don't they just make it legal to possess one or two personal plants and keep the government out of it altogether?

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I would support that. I would support the ability to grow your own.

Nope, legalization means state controls it, regulates, taxes it. Those are the benefits from legalization supporters. That is no benefit to me.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 11:41 AM (sX1BW)

326 My 36 y.o. daughter recently said "I wanted to join the Boy Scouts. All we ever did in Girl Scouts was crafts."
and make-up.

Posted by: JAS at November 07, 2018 11:41 AM (3HNOQ)

327 Illinois is a dump. Cold Weather, no natural beauty, corruption, gang Violence.

Posted by: Jonah at November 07, 2018 11:41 AM (HrSJb)

328 the Senate race in Florida will have a "machine recount" where each Supervisor of Elections in the counties will run the number again

it has to be done because the margin of victory was less than .5 % but more than .25 %. Should only take a few days--no hanging chads

Posted by: the Man who Burps in French at November 07, 2018 11:41 AM (9HuGt)

329
The 1st question from fake news will be: Don't the election results send a message to you the American people reject your agenda?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Creator of the Nood alert at November 07, 2018 11:41 AM (dMWgJ)

330 Michigan also passed a ballot proposal that will allow the Secretary of State to randomly select citizens from the voter rolls to form a commission to do the redistricting.
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And that's when I knew that the lever had been clicked all the way to Full Stupid. All that needs to happen is two Dems "convert" to the Republican party, to later be appointed by the SoS to gerrymander the fuck out of my state.
Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 11:31 AM (vDqXW)

I forgot about that one until clutch mentioned it last night. Of all the things on the MI ballots, that one is going to be the sleeper gift that keeps on giving, along with Prop 3. I'm surprised they didn't try to ditch voter ID at the same time.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 07, 2018 11:42 AM (IqOTP)

331 >>Actually Commercial Drivers Licenses are covered by Federal laws along with individual State requirements and weed is a Schedule one drug according to the Feds.

If you get tested positive for pot you will lose your CDL.


Good! I had to listen to a friend go off on what pot had done to his company's work force/hiring pool for drivers and it sounded bad.

One of the cute tricks in CO is to not test for pot on DUI deaths if alcohol is found. They just mark it as drunk driving and move on. Lotsa fun with statistics in order to not have negative impacts of pot realized. It's all good! Great tax revenue!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 07, 2018 11:42 AM (W+vEI)

332
So Nelson is demanding a recount
Posted by: It's me donna


https://youtu.be/rX7wtNOkuHo

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 07, 2018 11:42 AM (aKsyK)

333 So if tester wins and McSally holds on that's 53 seats for the Republicans?

Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:43 AM (O2RFr)

334 honestly why would anyone be surprised at NY , they are either flirting with Major theft from others, compliance of everyone else, from rent to what one is allowed to eat..

not surprised, and may they get what they want with extra toppings.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:43 AM (aSpXp)

335 I wonder if Newsom is going to try and get rid of Prop 13. They need the revenue for their insane programs. Would kill the housing market here.

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 11:43 AM (a0IVu)

336 What happened yesterday is a shitty way of cleaning out the RINOs. The proper way would have been via the primaries.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 07, 2018 11:43 AM (/qEW2)

337 So Nelson is demanding a recount
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34,000 VOTES behind this isn't anything close to Gore v Bush

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That's like 3 or 4 car trunks full!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 07, 2018 11:43 AM (+y/Ru)

338 Posted by: Under Fire at November 07, 2018 11:37 AM (r9UYA)


Really? Congrats on your promotion to the Godhead and getting to decide the ultimate fate of people eternally!! Kewl

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 07, 2018 11:43 AM (AllCR)

339 I think I'm going to get a cup of tea and bow out for a while. It's not just the election; I've been angry, depressed and in a really foul mood for almost a week now, and I don't know why.

Thanks, GP, for the picture of the lovely Lake.

Here's one of Paulette Goddard:

https://tinyurl.com/ybvpfma9

And for the 'ettes, a pair of Roger Vivier shoes:

https://tinyurl.com/y7xaur3e

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 07, 2018 11:43 AM (kqsXK)

340 316 Dino Rossi lost again in Washington? What a hole that state is
Posted by: Jonah at November 07, 2018 11:40 AM (HrSJb)

Dino was/is a horrible three time loser. He ran a negative wishy washy campaign and was very low energy. He wasn't supposed to win.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 07, 2018 11:43 AM (d7Ww2)

341 Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

"No one is insignificant"-An Upper Room Daily Devotional:

https://www.upperroom.org/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 07, 2018 11:00 AM (AllCR)

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I love Joshua, especially when he tells Israel basically to go ahead and worship idols but he and his house will worship the one true God.

As for no one is insignificant: Matt. 10:29-31

Posted by: Blake - used ampersand salesman&&&&& at November 07, 2018 11:44 AM (qC1Sy)

342 And here in my corner of the world, the Free Shit Army in the east (of the state) got what they wanted-Medicaid expansion, which they couldn't get legislatively. Eff'en blue city asses.

Posted by: Scott-High Plains Deplorable at November 07, 2018 11:44 AM (0LVE1)

343
Good! I had to listen to a friend go off on what pot had done to his company's work force/hiring pool for drivers and it sounded bad.

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Well wait twenty years when every body goes "why are lung cancer and COPD rates through the roof??? WTF happened??"

Posted by: fixerupper at November 07, 2018 11:44 AM (8XRCm)

344 #327. Well, we're cold in winter, true. And we have corruption and gang violence, esp in CHI. However, we do have quite a bit of natural beauty, of a Midwest variety. Go up by Galena, or Nachusa Grasslands, or Starved Rock or Mississippi Palisades, fer instance.

Posted by: lizabth at November 07, 2018 11:44 AM (RFh5Y)

345 Bill Mitchell @mitchellvii
now
The Scott recount in FL will just be a machine tabulation check and not a hand recount. Pretty much zero chances Nelson comes back.

Posted by: MSM is the Deep States Mentally Unbalanced Girlfriend at November 07, 2018 11:44 AM (+om3e)

346 I see it as better than alcohol as far as acts committed during

People think pot makes you universally mellow and peaceful, maybe hungry. But booze is a sedative too, it makes people mellow and peaceful... except when it doesn't. Different people respond to chemicals differently. Some people get antsy, even violent under weed. Some people are barely affected. Its not a consistent certainty.

The biggest flaw with pot is that while booze has a really strong, obvious effect on your faculties pot doesn't feel like its having as much effect unless you get really, REALLY trashed. So people think they are a lot more capable and competent while stoned than they do when drunk, and get into worse problems (driving etc).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:45 AM (39g3+)

347 Posted by: hogmartin at November 07, 2018 11:42 AM (IqOTP)

Aren't the districts supposed to be symmetrical or something?

Posted by: clutch at November 07, 2018 11:45 AM (u0fI2)

348 The Media is staking out the position of " last night was a national rebuke of Trump".... on the premise that the results were about Trump. All that is needed is the buy- in of the populace that the Democrats collectively Won Big.... don't help them.

Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 11:45 AM (ffWPP)

349 Last night I was ruminating: the Progressives have become like psycho wives, using emotional blackmail.

They can say anything about us--anything they want to. But have a difference of opinion on the frequency of Trump's "lies" and by arguing you are "creating division". They so want to re-unite the country and stop the rancor, but every time they try to talk to us, we're "distant".

They've decided to use a plea for "unity" as an explanation why in disagreeing with their strongly-held beliefs weren't just creating more dissension. They just want to have a conversation, with all the digs they can throw in, and we get personal.

Anyway, that's my analysis. The Dems have become female emotional blackmailers to get their way.

Posted by: Axeman at November 07, 2018 11:45 AM (vDqXW)

350 A lot of arguments can be made for or against legalized pot, but the biggest argument against is that it attracts more liberals.

What we discovered in Oregon is that there is a **big** difference between having marijuana illegal, but treated as a minor citable offense; and legal marijuana.

There has been a significant increase in the number of drivers involved in accidents who have smoked dope prior to the accident, and much of Portland now reeks of marijuana, to a much greater extent than before. Must be fun if you have asthma.

Posted by: The ARC of History at November 07, 2018 11:45 AM (TEv5V)

351 Christopher, right freedom from want with no understanding or care they make others pay for their dreams. selfish , greedy, but they'd NEVER think of themselves as such, it's their Right!@

may they end up owning their freedom .

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:45 AM (aSpXp)

352 Among the Millennials, "Look at all the D wimyns we voted in!" is getting big play this morning. That group includes the incestial one from MN.

Nothing else appeared to matter.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot
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When Keisha Lance Bottoms was elected Mayor of Atlanta, there was an ecstatic tweet going around, 'Atlanta's new Mayor is named Keisha!'

Well...that certainly is reason to celebrate, because 'Keisha!'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 07, 2018 11:45 AM (4bd7D)

353 310 So Nelson is demanding a recount
Posted by: It's me donna at November 07, 2018 11:36 AM (O2RFr)

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Is it within the margins where he is legally able to make such a demand?
Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 07, 2018 11:39 AM (I16G

He might be. But that's one heck of a lot of votes to scare up, even for Dem counties.

Even if they do find a spare 25,000 of them like Wisconsin did.

Just don't want Flor-i-duh all over again.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 11:46 AM (CmURZ)

354 Well wait twenty years when every body goes "why are lung cancer and COPD rates through the roof??? WTF happened??"
Posted by: fixerupper at November 07, 2018 11:44 AM (8XRCm)

Must be because of vaping.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 07, 2018 11:46 AM (IqOTP)

355
I think a bright spot to take away after last night is that the senate performed the function that the Founders intended. When the people whipped into a frenzy were electing crazies to the house more sober heads protected the states interest by electing republicans in the senate

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at November 07, 2018 11:46 AM (TAmPV)

356 And for the 'ettes, a pair of Roger Vivier shoes:

https://tinyurl.com/y7xaur3e
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 07, 2018 11:43 AM (kqsXK)
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Thank you. Those will look nice with my Pilgrim costume for Thanksgiving.

Posted by: bluebell at November 07, 2018 11:46 AM (U5tDi)

357 Christopher I only know I experienced pot twice, and it made me sleep, however alcohol makes so many ive personally watched aggressive ' i'd rather they sleep.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:47 AM (aSpXp)

358 335 I wonder if Newsom is going to try and get rid of Prop 13. They need the revenue for their insane programs. Would kill the housing market here.
Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 11:43 AM (a0IVu)
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I expect that since the legislature has used every trick in the book to get around Prop 13, and the courts have allowed them to get away with it, Newsom will probably find a way to finally inter the law for good, legalities not withstanding.

Posted by: Blake - used ampersand salesman&&&&& at November 07, 2018 11:47 AM (qC1Sy)

359 My 36 y.o. daughter recently said "I wanted to join the Boy Scouts. All we ever did in Girl Scouts was crafts."

Yeah that's just dumb. I mean its neat to have that stuff for girl scouts, but they should do fun stuff like horseback riding and camping too. At least have the option, clearly some of the more princessy girls won't want to rough it but I bet a lot of them would have fun fishing and hiking.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:47 AM (39g3+)

360
Anyway, that's my analysis. The Dems have become female emotional blackmailers to get their way.


I call them 'emotional infants.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 07, 2018 11:47 AM (oVJmc)

361 356 And for the 'ettes, a pair of Roger Vivier shoes:

https://tinyurl.com/y7xaur3e
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 07, 2018 11:43 AM (kqsXK)
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Thank you. Those will look nice with my Pilgrim costume for Thanksgiving.
Posted by: bluebell at November 07, 2018 11:46 AM (U5tDi)

Ohh...I do like those shoes...

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 11:47 AM (a0IVu)

362 Well wait twenty years when every body goes "why are lung cancer and COPD rates through the roof??? WTF happened??"
==========

But it's MEDICINE!

Posted by: bicentennialguy at November 07, 2018 11:47 AM (vg8iE)

363
If I ever win the powerball lottery Ima gonna go city to city in Wisconsin and give every homeless guy and girl I meet a couple hundred bucks and a one way ticket to San Francisco with the promise of a couple hundred bucks more when they get there.


All homeless people should live a life of sunshine and unicorns in California. Let BIG TECH pay for it.

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at November 07, 2018 11:47 AM (i+/RQ)

364 Well wait twenty years when every body goes "why are lung cancer and COPD rates through the roof??? WTF happened??"

Posted by: fixerupper at November 07, 2018 11:44 AM (8XRCm)
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That's when we had FUCKING TRUMP in office! The Wise Ones have told us, it's ALL Trump's fault.

Posted by: LIVs from 2038 at November 07, 2018 11:48 AM (vDqXW)

365 355
I think a bright spot to take away after last night is that the senate performed the function that the Founders intended. When the people whipped into a frenzy were electing crazies to the house more sober heads protected the states interest by electing republicans in the senate
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at November 07, 2018 11:46 AM (TAmPV)

A Republic, as opposed to Mob Rule.

Posted by: kraken at November 07, 2018 11:48 AM (ffWPP)

366 My 36 y.o. daughter recently said "I wanted to join the Boy Scouts. All we ever did in Girl Scouts was crafts."
and make-up.
Posted by: JAS at November 07, 2018 11:41 AM (3HNOQ)


Interesting. Does she think that groups have the right to control their own membership? If she and a group of friends had lunch every day together and some guy wanted to join them, is that his right?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 07, 2018 11:48 AM (/qEW2)

367 As best as I can find out the GA race for gov is over and the commie scum lost by about 90,000 votes. But she still has not conceded and the Republican got 50.5% of the votes so she will not get a runoff.


she will have to hunt up an Obama judge to call for endless recounts and trunk found votes. But she has a long row to hoe to get 90,000 votes.


And AP is still calling 3 counties as undecided and nobody else is covering it to any degree. The MFM is trying to hide the attempted steal here.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 07, 2018 11:48 AM (mpXpK)

368 I'm going with Constance Oglethorpe in the photo... but I haven't read the previous 350+ comments to see if anyone else guessed that.

Posted by: Arch Stanton at November 07, 2018 11:48 AM (qHJDl)

369 Thank you. Those will look nice with my Pilgrim costume for Thanksgiving.
Posted by: bluebell at November 07, 2018 11:46 AM (U5tDi)
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Wait, I thought the left had decided all conservative gals wore nothing but weird looking little red riding hood getups.

Posted by: Blake - used ampersand salesman&&&&& at November 07, 2018 11:48 AM (qC1Sy)

370 So you're like California now.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitorat November 07, 2018 11:38 AM (mM7SE)

Yeah, they already passed Single Payer in the state Assembly, but the Senate blocked it before. Now it's full steam ahead, even though they have no way to pay for it.

Posted by: Liberty at November 07, 2018 11:48 AM (5DsK4)

371 Christopher I only know I experienced pot twice, and it made me sleep, however alcohol makes so many ive personally watched aggressive ' i'd rather they sleep.

Yeah, I mean everyone knows there are different kind of drunks

Happy drunks
Mean drunks
Maudlin drunks
Charming drunks

Its the same with pot. It doesn't make everyone mellow. It makes people with schizophrenia murderous.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:49 AM (39g3+)

372 My one worry with Dems controlling the House is that Trump will want to deal with them. He loves making deals.. and putting them in the "Win" column for him..

Be prepared to see a quick immigration deal (including DACA amnesty), infrastructure spending (with no way to pay for it), et. etc.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 07, 2018 11:49 AM (so+oy)

373 358, I expect that since the legislature has used every trick in the book to get around Prop 13, and the courts have allowed them to get away with it, Newsom will probably find a way to finally inter the law for good, legalities not withstanding.

Posted by: Blake - used ampersand salesman&&&&& at November 07, 2018 11:47 AM (qC1Sy)

Yeeshh. There goes the housing market..I hope you get to sell and leave before that. We might be screwed.

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 11:49 AM (a0IVu)

374 The girl scouts is nothing more than a cookie racket skirting child labor laws.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2018 11:49 AM (sX1BW)

375 Aren't the districts supposed to be symmetrical or something?
Posted by: clutch at November 07, 2018 11:45 AM (u0fI2)

The delegates who do the apportionment, I think. X reps, x dems, y independents.

But they're appointed, not elected, so unaccountable. And I'm sure there's implications I don't understand too.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 07, 2018 11:49 AM (IqOTP)

376 367 As best as I can find out the GA race for gov is over and the commie scum lost by about 90,000 votes. But she still has not conceded and the Republican got 50.5% of the votes so she will not get a runoff.


she will have to hunt up an Obama judge to call for endless recounts and trunk found votes. But she has a long row to hoe to get 90,000 votes.


And AP is still calling 3 counties as undecided and nobody else is covering it to any degree. The MFM is trying to hide the attempted steal here.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 07, 2018 11:48 AM (mpXpK)

Vic did you see the #s in DeKalb county? They were over 83% for her.

As I said earlier today, not even Broward County is that lopsided.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 11:49 AM (CmURZ)

377 354 Well wait twenty years when every body goes "why are lung cancer and COPD rates through the roof??? WTF happened??"

Posted by: fixerupper at November 07, 2018 11:44 AM (8XRCm)


Then abstain ... and enjoy the rescue of the Social Security System as all those people die early, before they can suck the fund dry.

Who knew Legal Weed and Vaping would save the Republic ?

Posted by: The Midnight Rider at November 07, 2018 11:50 AM (0GJk6)

378 345. The Nelson recount is not about counting the votes again. Its about buying the Dems time to figure out another way to steal the election without making it too obvious.

I think they also want the Sec of Agriculture recount. I believe that one is also close and critical for ccw permits.

Posted by: Martell at November 07, 2018 11:50 AM (Dmogi)

379 Does she think that groups have the right to control their own membership?

Well as a little girl I doubt that kinda thing sprung to mind, just "I wish I could do that stuff, too"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:50 AM (39g3+)

380 Well wait twenty years when every body goes "why are lung cancer and COPD rates through the roof??? WTF happened??"


Pre existing condition. We all have to pay for it.

Posted by: clutch at November 07, 2018 11:50 AM (u0fI2)

381 Donna: 54 if McSally holds on. 4 pick-ups and 1 loss (Heller).

McSally has like a .9% lead with close to 99% reporting, she should be safe. Tester pulled ahead by about 1,000 with almost 90% reporting and still has some blue precincts left, so sadly he should hang on too.

The Libertarian candidate lost us MT, but the Green party candidate sunk Sinema.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at November 07, 2018 11:50 AM (oZ6kz)

382 Not immediately obvious outside of pot states, but
worse, it attracts bums, crazies, and meth heads. Their politics is
irrelevant; they don't have any, they're too busy stealing shit and
jerking off at bus stops.


Posted by: lurker (the other one) at November 07, 2018 11:37 AM (67XdO)


Do you not believe this goes on, regardless?

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 07, 2018 11:50 AM (q1VoB)

383 Liberty , what we really need is a money tree,.

that's another one of my silly comments, but honestly I have a srs question.

why do we even collect taxes anymore as it's all a game of futures monies they have already stole, printed iou'd

so why even the pretense anylonger?

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (aSpXp)

384
Actually Commercial Drivers Licenses are covered by Federal laws along with individual State requirements and weed is a Schedule one drug according to the Feds.
If you get tested positive for pot you will lose your CDL.

I was an owner operator and the biggest thing that kept me from buying a second truck is that it was very hard to find drivers that could pass a drug test.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (TAmPV)

385 Then abstain ... and enjoy the rescue of the Social Security System as all those people die early, before they can suck the fund dry.

Regular smokers don't die fast and easy, they suck the coffers dry requiring massive medical care before they kick it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (39g3+)

386 I woke up thinking "This is an unmitigated disaster." The I saw PDT's tweets and realize that there are mitigations. So it's just a disaster.

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a severe underperformance, especially considering trump's final week of rallies and shit.

55 senate seats? meh. It's good but those we low lying fruit. anything not low lying was lost.

my only real mitigation is that this happens to every president.

however, this feels different because the country is importing a few million new democrats every year and while we seem to care about it, our paul ryan cucktards wasted 2 years tut-tutting about trump's tone.

Posted by: yo quiero votero yanqui at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (7J5t2)

387 Nood.Null

Posted by: DaveA at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (FhXTo)

388 Wait, I thought the left had decided all conservative gals wore nothing but weird looking little red riding hood getups.
Posted by: Blake - used ampersand salesman&&&&& at November 07, 2018 11:48 AM (qC1Sy)
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Yes. We wear whatever the male patriarchy tells us to. Good thing my husband has delegated this responsibility to me.

I wouldn't mind a cape, actually, but I would want black velvet lined with pale grey or ice blue satin.

Posted by: bluebell at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (U5tDi)

389 Who would win in a Jello Fight between Veronica Lake and Rita Hayworth?


America. That's who.

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (88+cf)

390 My last major girlfriend was a Girl Scout den mother. They did camping trips.

(We ended up fighting about the proper way to camp because apparently I can't get along with anyone).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (fuK7c)

391 Yeah, I mean everyone knows there are different kind of drunks

Happy drunks
Mean drunks
Maudlin drunks
Charming drunks

Its the same with pot. It doesn't make everyone mellow. It makes people with schizophrenia murderous.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:49 AM (39g3+)

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Mellow Toker
Paranoid Toker
Hungry Toker
Giggling hysterically at nothing Toker
...all at the same for over and hour.

*looks at watch..... three minutes have passed*

Time Traveling Toker

Posted by: fixerupper at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (8XRCm)

392 >>Really? Congrats on your promotion to the Godhead and getting to decide the ultimate fate of people eternally!! Kewl

Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Kiss the ring.

Posted by: Under Fire at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (r9UYA)

393 In other news, NH Democrats proved themselves racist for electing do-nothing-never-done-nothing white boy over Eddie Edwards.

Posted by: Gaff at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (jPS2y)

394 251
Side note, thank god for Pixy. I nearly had a complete thread copy failure, but because of the links and pics, Pixy saved me from the barrel...
Posted by: SturmToddler at November 07, 2018 11:32 AM

That's the first time I think I've seen someone GREATFUL for Pixy...

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (3MG/9)

395 why do we even collect taxes anymore as it's all a game of futures monies they have already stole, printed iou'd
===========

You can keep running up the credit card, but you still have to at least make the minimum payment every month.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (vg8iE)

396 Vic did you see the #s in DeKalb county? They were over 83% for her.

As I said earlier today, not even Broward County is that lopsided.
Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 11:49 AM (CmURZ)

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A drive through the Dekalb county of today would explain this very quickly.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 07, 2018 11:52 AM (I16G8)

397 geee...isn't it great that commie scum lost in red states by ...90,000 votes?

it's over dudes.

Posted by: yo quiero votero yanqui at November 07, 2018 11:52 AM (7J5t2)

398


As for no one is insignificant: Matt. 10:29-31


Yeah, about that "even your hair is numbered" thingy: He knew what was going to happen to me and said, "Tough shit, dude. I'm busy giving Snoop Dogg everything he wants, so don't bother me."

That's not very encouraging.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 07, 2018 11:52 AM (HaL55)

399 With the Dems only +3, trump could find a couple red/ purple district Dems and dangle an ambassadorship at them.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 07, 2018 11:52 AM (dNzKv)

400 grammie winger, Walker lost?? Horrible. One less state for me to consider for retirement. I want to move somewhere that needs Repubs to keep it red. Maybe Texas? Utah?

And Some Guy, I think a lot of places are already sending their homeless here. In a year or so, I want to leave, so I'm fine with it. If they want it, they can have it!

Posted by: PJ at November 07, 2018 11:53 AM (qlTN9)

401 MAGA really needs some subversion in the form of volunteers running under the Green Party in 2020 nation wide.

Posted by: literally serious at November 07, 2018 11:53 AM (GxycF)

402 Kiss the ring.

Posted by: Under Fire at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (r9UYA)


No way, Gollum.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 07, 2018 11:53 AM (AllCR)

403 why do we even collect taxes anymore as it's all a game of futures monies they have already stole, printed iou'd

so why even the pretense anylonger?


I agree. The Obama administration proved that you can at least temporarily, just spend mountains of money that do not actually exist to pay for whatever you want. Why bother with taxes at all? Just say you have that amount of money -- they don't even bother printing that much, just declare it to exist on paper -- and spend that for what you want.

I mean, it can work for a while and if you're a politician what the hell do you care what happens when you're not in office any longer and have your billions?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:53 AM (39g3+)

404 That's the first time I think I've seen someone GREATFUL for Pixy...
Posted by: Grimaldi at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (3MG/9)
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I love Pixy. He keeps the hamsters fed (mostly) and this site up and running (mostly) and he will occasionally come on here to chat with us.

Posted by: bluebell at November 07, 2018 11:53 AM (U5tDi)

405 fixerupper, so people get the results of their behavior?

are/should everyone be exempt from their behavioral results now??
we aren't g-d no matter how hard we might try.


Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:53 AM (aSpXp)

406 - Hard Left Democrats

- Less Left but Very Corrupt Democrats

- GOPe

- Trump Company


***

It looks like the middle two both lost power. Most of the Rs that lost were GOPe Deep State types. Most of the Ds that lost lost to far left true believers...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 07, 2018 11:53 AM (eSx+E)

407 335
I wonder if Newsom is going to try and get rid of Prop 13. They need the
revenue for their insane programs. Would kill the housing market here.

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 11:43 AM (a0IVu)


They already are. But just going after commercial buildings.


"Hey, that wealthy business owner / building owner has too much money."

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 07, 2018 11:54 AM (q1VoB)

408 Well...that certainly is reason to celebrate, because 'Keisha!'.

Or 'Bottoms!'

Last night was a reminder that

(a) there's a whole lot of lemmings out there, for whom repeating past errors does not seem to have penetrated their minds as an indication of insanity (see MN, WI, etc.)

(b) The worst of the damage was contained, the Southern Rot (Gillum and the Georgia Cow) lost and, while Trump's gonna get nothing for a border wall at least he's gonna be in good shape for judges and cabinet appointments.

(c) Hopefully the GOP takes away one lesson from this: who dares wins. The Administration and McConnell stood firm behind Kavanaugh and the Democrats kicked an own-goal so grievous that they'll probably be regretting it for decades. The House GOP leadership's supine and craven behavior for the last two years gained them nothing.

Posted by: JEM at November 07, 2018 11:54 AM (8erNz)

409 Christopher, that is really a mystery to me, Except I guess we Need the pretense and the theft card from others legally.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:55 AM (aSpXp)

410
All homeless people should live a life of sunshine and unicorns in California. Let BIG TECH pay for it.
_______________

They'll just pass the costs on to consumers, as always.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 07, 2018 11:55 AM (fqUgw)

411 Interesting. Does she think that groups have the right to control their own membership? If she and a group of friends had lunch every day together and some guy wanted to join them, is that his right?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear


Besides, the BSA's Venturing program was already long since co-ed. I heard from folks involved with it repeatedly that girls joined it to get the experiences the Girl Scouts couldn't be bothered to offer. (I have one report from someone who was involved with a unit saying there would be disagreements between the boys and the girls on the activities--because the girls wanted to do things the boys had been doing and were sick of!)

Posted by: Brother Cavil at November 07, 2018 11:55 AM (AM1GF)

412 I really do hope that Rosendale pulls through in Montana and that Nancy Pelosi and her crazies stay in control of their party and the house come January.

Posted by: Martell at November 07, 2018 11:56 AM (Dmogi)

413 Bill Nelson must hate our state to want to put us through this again.

What a fucking piece of dipshit, lower than pond scum Botoxed walking-dead peckerhead.

Now, more than ever, he needs to go away.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 07, 2018 11:57 AM (CmURZ)

414 why do we even collect taxes anymore as it's all a game of futures monies they have already stole, printed iou'd
===========

You can keep running up the credit card, but you still have to at least make the minimum payment every month.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (vg8i

well sure, but why is it taxpayers and not those who actually have benefited?

(think big)

oh of course we already know..

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:58 AM (aSpXp)

415 Some thoughts as we go forward, we can depend on the demorinos, the deepstate, and the 'media' to go forward relentlessly with the destruction of President Trump, America, and civilization. We can be confident this is their aim. Do not be shocked or immobilized by their acts of violence or other crimes. Be proactive. Prepare for conflict because it's here sooner than later.

Posted by: Eromero at November 07, 2018 11:58 AM (zLDYs)

416 402 Kiss the ring.

Posted by: Under Fire at November 07, 2018 11:51 AM (r9UYA)

No way, Gollum.


Yeah, I guess the Frankie Fudgepacker Catholic hierarchy has other things they'd like you to kiss these days.

Sorry...

Posted by: JEM at November 07, 2018 11:58 AM (8erNz)

417
I forgot about that one until clutch mentioned it last night. Of all the things on the MI ballots, that one is going to be the sleeper gift that keeps on giving, along with Prop 3. I'm surprised they didn't try to ditch voter ID at the same time.

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I'm so disgusted with this state it's not even funny. It went totally blue, and now, any recovery that is happening will die.

So, so disgusted.

Posted by: Shibumi at November 07, 2018 11:59 AM (z1Dz9)

418 the biggest lie to me is how our govt sponsers always exempt themselves from actual costs , much like Obamacare.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 11:59 AM (aSpXp)

419 infrastructure spending (with no way to pay for it), et. etc.

***

In fairness we have no way to pay for our current level of government anyway so...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 07, 2018 11:59 AM (eSx+E)

420 Yeeshh. There goes the housing market..I hope you get to sell and leave before that. We might be screwed.
Posted by: IC at November 07, 2018 11:49 AM (a0IVu)

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Well, I think tanking the real estate market in CA might be somewhat hilarious because of the impact it would have on a national level.

Imagine: Housing prices crash to midwest levels. All of a sudden, it becomes attractive to live in CA..and all of those people start selling their houses....

Think CA is hated now? Just wait....

Posted by: Blake - used ampersand salesman&&&&& at November 07, 2018 11:59 AM (qC1Sy)

421 man o man do I wish I could make a golem.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 12:00 PM (aSpXp)

422 The biggest flaw with pot is that while booze has a really strong, obvious effect on your faculties pot doesn't feel like its having as much effect unless you get really, REALLY trashed. So people think they are a lot more capable and competent while stoned than they do when drunk, and get into worse problems (driving etc).
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 07, 2018 11:45 AM (39g3+)

I shared this before with the horde - more than a year ago, I found my pothead nephew smoking weed and, out of curiosity, asked if I could have a hit. I was an occasional pot smoker in college, but never really liked it and hadn't smoked any since then. I had 1 puff - just one. Holy Lord, with that one puff I went from sober to extremely high in the course of 10 seconds. It took 2 hours before I felt normal again. I drank gallons of water and just waited for it to wear off. I did not find it enjoyable. However, I was very aware that I could not drive under the influence. I guess that's one thing today's pot has going for it - getting drunk can be a very gradual thing and people think they're OK to drive when they are not, whereas when you get high in a matter of seconds, you know it. Before that little experiment, I leaned toward pot legalization. It made me aware that today's pot is NOTHING like the stuff I smoked in the 70's and early '80's. It's a zillion times more potent and young people like my nephew are scrambling their brains with it. My nephew started smoking pot when he was around 16 and he's been a chronic underachiever ever since. No mystery why.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at November 07, 2018 12:01 PM (d6Ksn)

423 Well...I'm disappointed, but not devastated. For one thing, the Democrat geezers in the house are the gift that keeps on giving. They talk a LOT of shit, and waste a lot of time and money, and that's bad, but I really think Trump thrives on that sort of nonsense. Pelosi, Slapsie Maxine Waters, Schiff - they make his points for him.
For another, people like Nelson in Florida and Adams in Georgia are, as we speak, showing their true colors by simply INSISTING that they haven't lost yet and if they just hold out for a few more days, those votes they need will turn up somewhere.
Of course, none of this would have happened if there hadn't been a mass exodus of Republicans who would rather retire than be small fish in a big pond. Thanks a lot, bitchez...

Posted by: Antisocialist at November 07, 2018 12:03 PM (2shuf)

424 421 man o man do I wish I could make a golem.
Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 12:00 PM (aSpXp)

Well a Clay Golem will run you 23,000 gold pieces and that assumes you have the correct skills and feats purchased.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 07, 2018 12:03 PM (bcbK8)

425 Donna, that's interesting, I found the opposite result, I felt little of anything but vert tired, and I found that one thing to be a bonus, I guess it might be like drinking a glass of wine to drinking tequila then?

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 12:04 PM (aSpXp)

426 Like I said last night, losing the House majority is big no matter what kind of feel-good spin one tries put on it. It is a major set-back for anything Trump wanted to do economically and for the military down the line. And we can kiss that border wall goodbye.

Posted by: Sooner at November 07, 2018 12:05 PM (Fs5vw)

427 So Nelson is demanding a recount

Posted by It's me Donna at November 07, 2018 11:36 AM (O2RFr)

Didn't he already concede?

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at November 07, 2018 12:06 PM (F/KeJ)

428 I'm no fan of pot, but what I REALLY HATE about it is Stoner Jargon and "subculture".

Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 12:07 PM (xsTvq)

429 Mark, I will search all my usual sports , couch cushions, bottom of the drawers, spouses pants pockets .. so no gold pieces, But I do have this nice and shiny ahshtray which nowdays is worth nada. not even as an ashtray. I like my feets but know they will get me nowhere, skills? still not worth gold.

so I guess it's back to dreaming .

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 12:07 PM (aSpXp)

430 It made me aware that today's pot is NOTHING like the stuff I smoked in the 70's and early '80's.

This. Back in the late 70's, all it did was make me really sleepy - and then really hungry. And that was the good stuff. I can only imagine how much more potent it is today.

Posted by: Antisocialist at November 07, 2018 12:07 PM (2shuf)

431 424>>>

I thought Golems were for MoTs only.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 12:08 PM (xsTvq)

432 Since it sounds like we lost the House, I want to shine a little ray of sunshine. It may be coming out of my ass but still...

Trump is probably going to be successful dealing with Democrats. He understands them. He has stuff they want. He knows how to negotiate. It is sometimes easier to deal with open enemies than with faithless friends.

But if you're feeling anxious, I find buying a case of ammo helps keep those feelings at bay

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 07, 2018 12:08 PM (bcbK8)

433 Posted by: DonnaV. at November 07, 2018 12:01 PM (d6Ksn)

I have a buddy who tokes occasionally and he can attest to this. He took one bong a couple years ago with his friends and almost puked his guts out from how high it got him. Not only that, he felt a bit fucked for two days afterwards. I asked him if he thought it might have been laced, but supposedly it was from a "home-grown" source, not ditch weed.

Posted by: The Deplorable Mr. Trumpkin at November 07, 2018 12:09 PM (lxsCz)

434 Hikaru, we can still have hope even up-lore-shly

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 12:09 PM (aSpXp)

435 Yeah, about that "even your hair is numbered" thingy: He knew what was going to happen to me and said, "Tough shit, dude. I'm busy giving Snoop Dogg everything he wants, so don't bother me."

That's not very encouraging.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 07, 2018 11:52 AM (HaL55)
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I was born without a roof to my mouth and the surgery to fix that birth defect was in its infancy, to the point I have worn a prosthetic in my mouth for decades. Also, and, most likely due to the anesthetic back in the day, I have lung problems along with severe allergies. Now, as I've gotten older, I am in the early stages of emphysema along with arthritis developing in various joints and my hands.

However, I also thank God for how I am, because I truly believe, had I been born without the defects I have, I would have been an insufferable ass.

I try to get by in this life, and do okay, because this world isn't the one I'm interested in because I accept this life will not last.

It's the next life that interests me, because it's eternal and perfect.

Posted by: Blake - used ampersand salesman&&&&& at November 07, 2018 12:09 PM (qC1Sy)

436 428 I'm no fan of pot, but what I REALLY HATE about it is Stoner Jargon and "subculture".
Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 12:07 PM (xsTvq)

I always hated the pot "subculture" - even in the '70's. People with 30 pipes and bongs, belt buckles shaped like pot leaves, T-shirts , sounding like a complete drugged up dolt...

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at November 07, 2018 12:10 PM (d6Ksn)

437 Mark, so you are going to buy me a case of ammo?
I hope a gun to go with it?

did I tell you how cute you are?
well I will say it now.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 12:10 PM (aSpXp)

438 I missed the 70s pot culture because I was a kid, but I don't find it any more offensive than a guy/gal with too much liquor

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 12:11 PM (aSpXp)

439 437 Mark, so you are going to buy me a case of ammo?
I hope a gun to go with it?

did I tell you how cute you are?
well I will say it now.
Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 12:10 PM (aSpXp)

Keep saying nice things and all sorts of things are possible

I always keep a few tools around for friends.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 07, 2018 12:12 PM (bcbK8)

440 'holdmy beer'

now that is something to feel proud of.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 12:12 PM (aSpXp)

441
Be prepared to see a quick immigration deal (including DACA amnesty), infrastructure spending (with no way to pay for it), et. etc.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 07, 2018 11:49 AM (so+oy)

Common sense gun control for the children.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 07, 2018 12:12 PM (kbp55)

442 And we can kiss that border wall goodbye.
Posted by: Sooner at November 07, 2018 12:05 PM (Fs5vw)

I don't think we would have gotten it anyway - the Dems were always going to throw roadblocks out there. It's a great idea, don't get me wrong. But exactly enough bleeding heart liberals opposed it, vehemently, to ensure that it wouldn't happen.

Posted by: Antisocialist at November 07, 2018 12:12 PM (2shuf)

443 Mark, not only cute, but awesomely thoughtful.

Posted by: willow at November 07, 2018 12:13 PM (aSpXp)

444 431 424>>>

I thought Golems were for MoTs only.
Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 12:08 PM (xsTvq)

I think there's a feat for that, too. And a bris.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 07, 2018 12:14 PM (bcbK8)

445 438>>>

Sorry, but the second anybody uses the term "partake", they're dead to me.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 07, 2018 12:14 PM (xsTvq)

446 Orange Man Bad = OMB = NPC +1

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 07, 2018 12:14 PM (dMvl+)

447 But if you're feeling anxious, I find buying a case of ammo helps keep those feelings at bay
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 07, 2018 12:08 PM (bcbK

That, or a case of Jack Daniels.

Posted by: Antisocialist at November 07, 2018 12:16 PM (2shuf)

448 Policy wise there is no real difference between a Ryan led House and a Pelosi one. Sure they will subpoena Trump's kindergarten records, but on actual bills becoming law....zero effect from last night.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 07, 2018 12:19 PM (kbp55)

449 I posted on the takeaways regarding the long run in the last thread.

This is my short term takeaway.

Like 2012, there were two polling tracks--conservative and liberal. From what I have seen of the actual popular vote for the House, the Dems were right at the overall 7-8 percent margin predicted by the more liberal polls to take over the House than Rasmussen, etc. Trump, for better or worse, nationalized the 2018 election along with the Dems actions in Kavanaugh. The Dem low intensity voters turned out, the Rep hard core turned out, and the independents swung to the Dems in the House. Senate is a bit more complicated.

Governorships are always swinging and rarely stay in one party's control for long. Note that even in now blue states, Vermont, Mass, and Maryland, the Dem's disfunction in the past Dem governorships let Republicans keep their seats. It is easier to vote out a non-performing governor than it is to overturn a legislature. Right now the Dem states that are defying the trend are New York, California, Washington, and Oregon, where even stale corrupt governors crappy policies are not punished. My guess is that mail votes in WA and OR and the cost of campaigning in NY and CA make these the exception for now.

Thus, the races turned less on the individual candidates than it did on the voter's opinion of Trump and the GOP. Polling is still unreliable at the local and state level to some extent but it appears that pollsters now have at least some work arounds. I suspect that the reason that it did not happen in 2016 at the congressional level is because Dems thought they had it in the bag (even Ryan did apparently).

Second, the massive amount of money spent by the Dems will have a carryover effect in 2020. The Dems have developed a much more effective ground game and lists of voters than the Republicans and have gotten out voters in 2012 and 2018 that past history would claim are unreliable. I suspect that in part, the rise of the internet along with early voting have created a structural change benefiting the Dems. Thus, the Republicans have a better handle on early voting but election day voting may have actually been toward the Dems which is historically not the case.

All too many of the Republicans candidates and officeholders are relying on the approved vendor list campaign consultants who churn out media ads, robo calls, unsolicited emails, and those darn campaign flyers.

The campaign consultants make their money of kickbacks on printing, robocalls, and ads. And as long time AOS posters can attest to, are in fact, are as reliable politically as Flint's water supply because they are mercenaries. Thus, the COC-RNC etc. connection of fundraising attracts, well grifters, to spend that money in COC approved ways and keep some of it themselves. Candidates would be far better to adopt the Luap nor method of soliciting small donors which the infrastructure exists to do so on the cheap. Small donors, especially from the district, are now committed and that also avoids the trap of having to do the COC bidding to keep your campaign funded. Every Rep. in the House and Senate should now have a more or less permanent campaign going.

True GOTV is much more intensive but relatively cheap--knocking on doors, soliciting small donations, rebuilding precincts and precinct captains, etc. Campaign consultants get little from it but hassle and margins are small on it which is why the grifting is better on the media side.

It also means that Congress critters and others need to do better at getting around the legacy media, shunning it, and depriving it of any resources.

That means developing things such as a real newsletter, social media presence, blogs, holding constituent functions anywhere (see Al D'Amato as an example), politely ignoring the COC types--don't want to piss them off but treating them like the Dems treat their rich leftist donors, they are a cash cow, not a source for legislation.

Have an effective constituent service program and doing outreach to even politically unfertile ground. Strom Thurmond routinely got about 20-30 percent of the black vote by focus on service to constituents and being around.

House and Senate leadership should demand loyalty on messaging and punish those that stray (denying access to campaign funds, seniority, logrolling, etc.) especially for those that try to virtue signal by flattering the Dems and media by attacking other Reps.

There is no sound reason to do so politically as the true Dems won't vote for you anyway and the swing voters do not care about your virtue signalling. Keep your trap shut.

What policies should be pursued is another kettle of fish and that depends more on Presidential leadership at the national level and addressing problems at the local/state level.

Posted by: whig at November 07, 2018 12:20 PM (ROzyM)

450 Steve_in_SoCal, they will get rid of Prop 13 by the incremental method. The voters of Cali are either too stoned or too liberal to care much.

CA is reaping the whirlwind.

Posted by: PJ at November 07, 2018 12:22 PM (qlTN9)

451 Be prepared to see a quick immigration deal
(including DACA amnesty), infrastructure spending (with no way to pay
for it), et. etc.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 07, 2018 11:49 AM (so+oy)



Common sense gun control for the children.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at November 07, 2018 12:12 PM (kbp55)

Why would any of that happen when the Senate will likely be more conservative?

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at November 07, 2018 12:24 PM (F/KeJ)

452 450 Steve_in_SoCal, they will get rid of Prop 13 by the incremental method. The voters of Cali are either too stoned or too liberal to care much.

CA is reaping the whirlwind.
Posted by: PJ at November 07, 2018 12:22 PM (qlTN9)

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Prop 13 has already been incrementally gutted. All that's left is final interment. And the courts will let it happen, like they have every other law that runs afoul of Prop 13.

Posted by: Blake - used ampersand salesman&&&&& at November 07, 2018 12:26 PM (qC1Sy)

453 60 Veronica Lake.

Nice choice.

Here she is in 1947s Ramrod. Cue the jokes:

https://tinyurl.com/y7otvvzf
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 07, 2018

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Nice indeed. Good hind paws too!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 07, 2018 12:27 PM (Fz8ov)

454 Beauty. That's obviously Sarah Palin. Duh.

Posted by: boure at November 07, 2018 12:29 PM (KXQr+)

455 I always hated the pot "subculture" - even in the '70's. People with 30 pipes and bongs, belt buckles shaped like pot leaves, T-shirts , sounding like a complete drugged up dolt...
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at November 07, 2018

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The pot leaves with their sharp points always make me think of mosquitos, you know, how their legs make those sharp angles? Brrrr.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 07, 2018 12:31 PM (Fz8ov)

456 Veronica Lake. You can't go wrong with classic beauty.
(Note: Kim Basinger's character was suppose to be a Veronica Lake look-alike in LA Confidential, so that wasn't a bad guess).

Posted by: Mutnodjmet at November 07, 2018 12:35 PM (sPJyv)

457 Ambivalent about the 40 Rs retiring; probably cost the house, but sends a good message to people that congress isn't supposed to be where you go until you die.

Posted by: IanDeal at November 07, 2018 12:45 PM (5mrLG)

458 History repeating itself. Crash the economy, depose who who the current party leader is, then replace the broken system with a totalitarian one. The economy MUST FALL/FAIL. Demorats in control of the Treasury, after squandering TRILLIONS under Obama and hiding much of it unaccountability. We ARE watching last centuries democrat party of Germany, going through the same tactics/ p.c. agendas here, seeking the same objectives. Little doubt old Nazi Soros, who openly cries HE OWNS THE DEMORAT PARTY, in the puppetier.

Posted by: ron n. at November 07, 2018 01:43 PM (XkVhH)

459 She was waaaaay before my time... but, WOW!!!

Posted by: 3Donny at November 07, 2018 02:09 PM (J5Qqc)

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