Trump Walks Out of Meeting With Democrats, Then Tweets "Bye-Bye"

The Democrats are sticking by their voters, and their voters are illegals.



President Donald Trump stalked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday -- "I said bye-bye," he tweeted soon after -- as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers now face lost paychecks on Friday.

Obviously this is going to go on for a while. No one will consider compromising until there's a lot of political pain and a lot of shouting. Federal workers haven't even missed a paycheck yet -- so no pain yet.

By the way: Below is a screencap of CBS's fact-check.

Even though Trump got this fact wrong, so it should still be a newsworthy fact-check, CBS deleted it, because they're not interested in correct facts, but advancing the Democrats agenda.

And noting that a lot of women are raped on their way to the US border -- even more than Trump estimated -- does not advance the Democrats' agenda.



Posted by: Ace of Spades at 05:02 PM




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1 Like a Boss!

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 09, 2019 05:03 PM (ffYR/)

2 They simply do not know what to do with someone who walks what he talks. But, I look forward to finding out! Drive it like you stole it, President Trump!

Posted by: Peaches at January 09, 2019 05:05 PM (14URa)

3 Dems never compromise. Ever.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 09, 2019 05:05 PM (zmIJL)

4 So last night's speech was nothing more than battlespace prep.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 09, 2019 05:05 PM (37IEG)

5 still dancing!

what an awesome day!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 09, 2019 05:05 PM (d7Ww2)

6 The "American Gothic" duo vs Trump

Trump wins. Flawless victory.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 05:05 PM (O636P)

7 Saying No isn't negotiating. It's a tantrum.
The best way to respond to that is a healthy, hearty Fuck You.

That's why I like Trump.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at January 09, 2019 05:05 PM (jWe5r)

8

He "stalked" out?

Please explain.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:06 PM (qSsVI)

9 Copycat.

Posted by: Powers Boothe at January 09, 2019 05:06 PM (zncB8)

10 This will make the inevitable cave all the more painful.

Posted by: Dark Helmet at January 09, 2019 05:06 PM (PafRH)

11 Like a boss.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 09, 2019 05:06 PM (4cK+y)

12 he is so cool.

Posted by: concrete girl at January 09, 2019 05:06 PM (Wr4LW)

13 Yuge win for Trump! I, for one, welcome this new bureaucrat free America!

Posted by: Archer at January 09, 2019 05:06 PM (gmo/4)

14 Now he'll declare the emergency and use this to hang failure to secure the border on the Democrats.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 09, 2019 05:06 PM (37IEG)

15 Are you sure you getting enough air in there Dark Helmet?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 05:06 PM (O636P)

16 The pain will be broadcast on every channel soon. Nonstop starving federal workers.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 09, 2019 05:07 PM (pUDQf)

17 I hear it in my head in my Trump-impression voice which makes it even better. "bye-bye" haha oh man, what an alpha.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:07 PM (GBteo)

18

How does one "stalk" out?

I thought "stalk" meant to hover or LOOM, or follow?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:07 PM (qSsVI)

19 16 The pain will be broadcast on every channel soon. Nonstop starving federal workers.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 09, 2019 05:07 PM (pUDQf)

..Like a BOSS

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 09, 2019 05:07 PM (bcbK8)

20 Thing is, if Trump caves, he's toast in 2020. He knows this. We know this.
By holding out, he at least has a chance.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at January 09, 2019 05:07 PM (jWe5r)

21 Gotta be willing to walk away from the table. Gotta be willing to say "no deal."

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 09, 2019 05:07 PM (RD7QR)

22 Now he'll declare the emergency and use this to hang failure to secure the border on the Democrats.

Posted by: DamnedYankee


Someone was going there....

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 09, 2019 05:07 PM (AM1GF)

23 Like El Jefe said, all his stuff is paid for. He can go on like this for months.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 09, 2019 05:07 PM (4cK+y)

24 Now he'll declare the emergency and use this to hang failure to secure the border on the Democrats.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 09, 2019 05:06 PM (37IEG)

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If this goes on until the SOTU, my bet is that he announces it then.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 09, 2019 05:08 PM (ffYR/)

25 Think of the size of The Wall we can have with all of the money we save from a Government furlough. Yay!

Posted by: Hello, Wall (Hello, hello) at January 09, 2019 05:08 PM (9Uclw)

26 If federal workers really think this President can't arrange voluminous pain for them, they are dumb by the standards of government work.

Posted by: trev006 at January 09, 2019 05:08 PM (+nyCD)

27 23 Like El Jefe said, all his stuff is paid for. He can go on like this for months.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 09, 2019 05:07 PM (4cK+y)

...Like a BOSS

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 09, 2019 05:08 PM (bcbK8)

28 Shut that fucker down.

Posted by: eleven at January 09, 2019 05:08 PM (NLLmE)

29 Somebody is doing the raping.

Sandy thinks it is the INS.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 09, 2019 05:08 PM (1g7ch)

30 How does one "stalk" out?

I thought "stalk" meant to hover or LOOM, or follow?
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:07 PM (qSsVI)

Wrong. I just googled it and it means "the main stem of a herbaceous plant."

Duh.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:08 PM (GBteo)

31 He 'stalked' out because he is concerned workers won't be getting their celery.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 09, 2019 05:09 PM (FTlwv)

32 Damn him for wanting to keep his campaign promises!

Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2019 05:09 PM (BXMxN)

33 28 Shut that fucker down.
Posted by: eleven at January 09, 2019 05:08 PM (NLLmE)

...Like a BOSS

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 09, 2019 05:09 PM (bcbK8)

34 I personally couldn't care less if every Federal teat sucker was out of work for the entire year.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 09, 2019 05:09 PM (Kpl3J)

35 The media, taking Chucky's cue, are going to portray this a "temper tantrum", but seriously, Nancy Pelosi essentially said, you can reopen the government and still no wall."

So he did the only thing he could do.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 09, 2019 05:09 PM (NFEMn)

36 He knows how to play the game, they have nothing but an Alzheimer's patient and a walking rectum to counter

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 09, 2019 05:09 PM (ti+mk)

37 I like this man, he fights.

Posted by: wrg500 at January 09, 2019 05:09 PM (QgW0c)

38
634 btw, Ace went to Boston U.
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:01 PM (qSsVI)

Probably a diversity thing -- ewoks usually don't excel in education, you know...

Posted by: Harry Paratestes

648 Let the Wookie matriculate.

Posted by: dean han solo



Heheheheheh.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:09 PM (qSsVI)

39 Stalked, then POUNCED?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 09, 2019 05:09 PM (t2P6q)

40 Thank you for standing firm, Mr. President. Don't cave to them, ever.

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (U5tDi)

41 I personally couldn't care less if every Federal teat sucker was out of work for the entire year.

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Still too short.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (sX1BW)

42 37 I like this man, he fights.
Posted by: wrg500 at January 09, 2019 05:09 PM (QgW0c)

...Like a BOSS

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (bcbK8)

43 I need to take issue with the only fantasy map you'll ever need. They do not provide any names for any of the bodies of water and there is no floating lake town.

Complete Fail.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (WaxcS)

44 All right, I'll stop

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (bcbK8)

45 Trump is like the Family Court Judge who will bring the deadbeat dad out of county lockup and ask one question - 'Are you going to make a payment now?' Upon being told no, he tosses them back into the county jail for another week or so, hopefully into the drunk tank.

Love that our President just did this!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (QLvwG)

46 Alzheimer's patient and a walking rectum to counter

Which is Chuck and which is Nan?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (O636P)

47
What is this, Semantics Day at AoS?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (qSsVI)

48 weird because I was told that disagreein with rape stats was pro-rape. So the MSM is pro-rape. sad

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (7J5t2)

49 36
He knows how to play the game, they have nothing but an Alzheimer's patient and a walking rectum to counter

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 09, 2019 05:09 PM (ti+mk)
OMG, you made me laugh so hard!

Posted by: Peaches at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (14URa)

50 First guy makes a stalk pun...



I kill you.

Posted by: Francis at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (NLLmE)

51 This is a pitched battle. Dig in!!!

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (FTPVM)

52 That's My President.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 09, 2019 05:11 PM (4cK+y)

53
Most people conflate "Top Tier" with "Ivy League," today.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:11 PM (qSsVI)

54 15 Are you sure you getting enough air in there Dark Helmet?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 05:06 PM (O636P)

There's no way this ends with a wall. The cucks don't have it in them to put up with the shrieking and sob stories about people having to choose between eating dog food and getting Susie her medicine.

Posted by: Dark Helmet at January 09, 2019 05:11 PM (PafRH)

55

MEXICAN MEN ARE RAPISTS! LET THEM INTO THE US SO WHITE WOMEN WILL BE RAPED! THER'RE ASKING FOR IT! EXTERMINATE ALL WHITES! EXTERMINATE!

Posted by: Rocket Propelled Ginsberg in a Pike Chair, Beep Beep at January 09, 2019 05:11 PM (n2qRY)

56 "16
The pain will be broadcast on every channel soon. Nonstop starving federal workers.





Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 09, 2019 05:07 PM (pUDQf)"
...
It's already running in some markets - all manner of blatant lies about the poor souls who "haven't been paid in weeks".
I'm going to laugh pretty hard if he simply uses the military to build. We have the capability, especially if we point reserve formations at the project for their 2 week annual training - we already typically have engineering units go places and build structures for that anyways.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at January 09, 2019 05:11 PM (eAshZ)

57 Where are all these stalk puns stemming from?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 09, 2019 05:11 PM (t2P6q)

58 What is this, Semantics Day at AoS?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (qSsVI)

It does seem to be trending in that direction, yes.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:11 PM (GBteo)

59 the larger picture, aside from our nation being colonized by the democrats' replacement voters...is that we haven't had a real budget in a decade thanks to shutdown theater. just continuing resolution after CR.

now we have a huge insane budget,.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 09, 2019 05:12 PM (7J5t2)

60 I need to take issue with the only fantasy map you'll ever need. They do not provide any names for any of the bodies of water and there is no floating lake town.

Complete Fail.
Posted by: Buzzion at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (WaxcS)
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You can name the bodies of water and there are even a couple of unnamed islands I'll let you have. You're welcome.

Do dead guys really wax?

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2019 05:12 PM (U5tDi)

61 Yep, not enough air.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 05:12 PM (O636P)

62 57 Where are all these stalk puns stemming from?
Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 09, 2019 05:11 PM (t2P6q)



You're on the list!

Posted by: Francis at January 09, 2019 05:12 PM (NLLmE)

63 Stalk? Like a bean? Are they magic?

Posted by: Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez at January 09, 2019 05:13 PM (FTPVM)

64 Since entitlement funding is basically on autopilot, it doesn't matter if the government is shutdown or not. Running this play would make a lot more sense if social security checks were being withheld. But most of the country doesn't care if the EPA and IRS cannot do its "job."

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:13 PM (sX1BW)

65 Where are all these stalk puns stemming from?


I'll have to make like a tree and get out of here.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 09, 2019 05:13 PM (4cK+y)

66 For the average person, $5 million is a ton of money. But if you look at it in a pie chart compared to the rest of the trillion dollar budget, which Trump is fine approving, it is nothing.

https://tinyurl.com/y7bca9rl
(visual example, not an actual chart depicting this)

Nancy and Chuck are willing to hold hostage the paychecks of millions of their suffering constituents over what basically amounts to a budgetary rounding error. But Muh Principles!!

Posted by: LizLem at January 09, 2019 05:13 PM (hvf9s)

67 Well, you see, percentages can't be converted to fractions.

"Converting" is kinda a religious thingy, so can't be tolerated.

Or something.

Oh, and that's how you negotiate. You'd think that by now one of the idio... er, twatwaffles would've read the damn book!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 09, 2019 05:13 PM (6qErC)

68 "...his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border."

I love the fake hysteria over what is 0.15% of the federal budget?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 09, 2019 05:13 PM (wYseH)

69 Manchin is already saying we need a wall..

Posted by: IC at January 09, 2019 05:13 PM (a0IVu)

70 He 'stalked' out because he is concerned workers won't be getting their celery.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 09, 2019 05:09 PM (FTlwv)
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LOL, Jinx!

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2019 05:13 PM (U5tDi)

71 now trump is coarsening our discourse by not agreeing to capitulate to the democrats

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 09, 2019 05:14 PM (7J5t2)

72 Stalk? Like a bean? Are they magic?"

Sure thing, Jack.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 09, 2019 05:14 PM (6qErC)

73 I thought it was like 0.014%

Ted Kennedy's Big Dig cost a lot more.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 05:14 PM (O636P)

74 With me, when a woman says she's "been stalked", it is not, how you say, what most mean by that.

Posted by: Paolo at January 09, 2019 05:14 PM (DMUuz)

75 And noting that a lot of women are raped on their way to the US border -- even more than Trump estimated -- does not advance the Democrats' agenda.

Only 42% of the male invaders are raped along the way in Mexico, though. So, there's that.

Frankly, if the left are looking for a rape culture, they could hardly do better than turning their attention to Mexico. Rape is the national sport, there.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 09, 2019 05:14 PM (U96rM)

76 Manchin is already saying we need a wall..
Posted by: IC at January 09, 2019 05:13 PM (a0IVu)

But Collins and Murkowski are already cracking.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 09, 2019 05:14 PM (NFEMn)

77



AP used "stalk" because it makes the president's behavior seem more insidious. It's a TERRIBLE and wrong choice of word.

It makes no sense but it sure sounds mean saying he stalked out.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:14 PM (qSsVI)

78 I love the fake hysteria over what is 0.15% of the federal budget?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 09, 2019 05:13 PM (wYseH)
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I thought someone here said it was 0.007% of the budget. I mean I read it here, it can't be wrong.

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2019 05:14 PM (U5tDi)

79 Stalk? Like a bean? Are they magic?

Posted by: Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez at January 09, 2019 05:13 PM (FTPVM)


Flick your bean and find out.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 09, 2019 05:14 PM (QLvwG)

80 Good

No idea how this will end, but . . . at least it's not the typical failure theater with a Gang of N backstabbers 'n compromise that = Dems get everything + pledge to do GOP stuff later (*wink, wink).

Posted by: Lizzy at January 09, 2019 05:15 PM (W+vEI)

81 he has them encircled

Posted by: x at January 09, 2019 05:15 PM (nFwvY)

82 Lucky those immigrant women aren't on an American college campus ! 90 % of them would be sexually assaulted.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 09, 2019 05:15 PM (0/zKO)

83 But Collins and Murkowski are already cracking.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 09, 2019 05:14 PM (NFEMn)

Hopefully War Turtle will bitch slap them into submission

Posted by: IC at January 09, 2019 05:15 PM (a0IVu)

84 Terrible word choice?

So they letting Bruni write articles now?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 05:15 PM (O636P)

85 http://bit.ly/2AC8F4Y
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REPORT: Billionaire Tom Steyer Decides Not To Run Against Trump In 2020 | The Daily Caller

Posted by: Mitt Romney AKA John McCain at January 09, 2019 05:15 PM (BqBId)

86 1/3 = 0.67
0.60

PDT is correct.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at January 09, 2019 05:15 PM (26aeI)

87 his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Already approved years ago.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 09, 2019 05:16 PM (U96rM)

88
I wanna see people throwing chairs and pulling hair, like you see at McDonald's.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 09, 2019 05:16 PM (kJWoP)

89 PDT should have shown them the door..the back door..just like that SOB Obama did to the Dalai Lama.

Posted by: Tuna at January 09, 2019 05:16 PM (jm1YL)

90 War Turtle is so much better than Cocaine Mitch

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 09, 2019 05:16 PM (t2P6q)

91 you can bet that President Jeb would take the responsible path!

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at January 09, 2019 05:16 PM (ZqRa6)

92 I think PDT's 30% figure came from this source and not Amnesty but Doctors Without Borders...
https://twitter.com/amber_athey/status/
1082845070951366656

30% actual rapes; 68% physical assaults.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 09, 2019 05:16 PM (Evws/)

93 I was going to write "Like a Boss" but I see that was the first comment. LOL These schmucks are used to dealing with schmucks.

Posted by: JAS at January 09, 2019 05:16 PM (3HNOQ)

94 Manchin is already saying we need a wall..
Posted by: IC at January 09, 2019 05:13 PM (a0IVu)

But Collins and Murkowski are already cracking.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 09, 2019 05:14 PM (NFEMn)

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Whoever could have seen that coming? Mittens will be next, then that should be about it.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 09, 2019 05:16 PM (ffYR/)

95 But Collins and Murkowski are already cracking."

They cracked a long time ago... and it all ran out and dried up...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 09, 2019 05:16 PM (6qErC)

96 Schmuckie Tumor says Trump had a "temper tantrum".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 09, 2019 05:16 PM (+y/Ru)

97 1/3 = 0.67


uhh..

Posted by: Francis at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (NLLmE)

98 Mitch said 'we are all behind the President' (regarding the wall). So, battle lines have been drawn..

Posted by: IC at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (a0IVu)

99 War Turtle is so much better than Cocaine Mitch
Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 09, 2019 05:16 PM (t2P6q)

I don't get the "Cocaine" Mitch reference.
Unless your saying he could use some....

Posted by: JoeF. at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (NFEMn)

100 Gamera is staying out of the fray.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (4cK+y)

101
Tom Steyer's presidential campaign lasted, what, 24 hours?

They must've found a couple of dead black kids in his Steyer's bed today.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (qSsVI)

102 1/3 = 0.67
0.60

PDT is correct.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at January 09, 2019 05:15 PM (26aeI)

Are you making fun of Athens?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (0/zKO)

103 Trump should have farted and waived it on the way out.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (ciY8/)

104 It seems it seems Crazy Eyes is the least crazy Dem in Congress.

Posted by: Decaf at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (hT1qM)

105 65 Where are all these stalk puns stemming from?

Federal employees are crying about going without a celery.

Posted by: Hello, Wall (Hello, hello) at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (9Uclw)

106 Ben McAdams, the moderate mormon Utah congressman that ousted Mia Love, has said he is refusing to take a paycheck until the shutdown is over and govt workers are paid again.

Is Ocasio-Cortez willing to do the same, join forces with her fellow freshman congressman and the little people not getting paychecks? Everytime someone has tried to corner her on this issue she has run for cover.

Solidarity forever, Alexandria!!

Posted by: LizLem at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (hvf9s)

107 AP used "stalk" because it makes the president's behavior seem more insidious. It's a TERRIBLE and wrong choice of word.

It makes no sense but it sure sounds mean saying he stalked out.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:14 PM (qSsVI)


He's a stalker!! IMPEACH!!

Posted by: AP-NPC at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (U96rM)

108 As I said yesterday, Pelosi has already said repeatedly and vociferously that she won't appropriate one dollar for the wall.

What's to negotiate? Terms of Trump's surrender?

Add to the pain, Mr. President. It's not going to get better until those federal workers start screaming.

Then just point at Pelosi and say "Talk to her."

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (Z4rgH)

109 The FNM are pushing hard on the poor poor gub'mint workers who are not getting paid. I suppose that resonates with their gub'mint union supporters and "oohhh I feel guilty about my white privilege" rich liberal wimmen voting block.

But I sure hope that most of country is like "well GOOD, I want those IRS, FBI, EPA, OSHA. etc etc desk warriors that force me to spend so much time filling out forms to feel a little pain, why are so many millions of people getting a paycheck from uncle Sam anyway?"

Posted by: paleRider at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (eASYU)

110 bullshit. no way either on third or two thirds, or more, of illegal immigrant women trying to come across the border are raped. this is known for certain. the two things that allow us to know that those rape estimates are wildly overstated

1. brett kavanaugh has never even been south of the mason dixon line.

2. julie swetnick does not regularly vacation by walking from honduras to the U.S. border.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (MTjB1)

111 1/3 = 0.67


uhh..
Posted by: Francis at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (NLLmE)
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*shhhhhhhhhh*

No one else will notice. This is supposed to be a math-free zone.

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2019 05:18 PM (U5tDi)

112 1/3 = 0.67
0.60

PDT is correct.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at January 09, 2019 05:15 PM (26aeI)


You copied Sandy Cortez's homework, didn't you?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 09, 2019 05:18 PM (1g7ch)

113 But Collins and Murkowski are already cracking."


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Who cares?

Its in Trump's hands. He holds all the cards.

It would be better if the whole GOP stood with him, but ultimately it is in his hands. He doesn't need them.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:18 PM (sX1BW)

114 Remember when Cankles complained about his "stalking" her at that debate? Delicious memory!

Posted by: Peaches at January 09, 2019 05:18 PM (14URa)

115 For the average person, $5 million is a ton of money. But if you look at it in a pie chart compared to the rest of the trillion dollar budget, which Trump is fine approving, it is nothing.

https://tinyurl.com/y7bca9rl
(visual example, not an actual chart depicting this)

Nancy and Chuck are willing to hold hostage the paychecks of millions of their suffering constituents over what basically amounts to a budgetary rounding error. But Muh Principles!!
Posted by: LizLem


It was never about the money.

The Syrian pull out saved $15 billion.

That's three times what Trump is asking for.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2019 05:18 PM (9uM86)

116 Who doesn't enjoy the thought of starving federal workers?

Posted by: JAS at January 09, 2019 05:18 PM (3HNOQ)

117 The fact that government workers mostly vote Democrat is a bonus...

Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2019 05:18 PM (BXMxN)

118 I bet traffic around DC is heavenly these days. Might be time for a visit.

Posted by: Scott-High Plains Deplorable at January 09, 2019 05:18 PM (BnTy+)

119
What the AP Fake News Wanted To Report: The president stormed out today...

What the AP Fake News Reported: The president stalked out...

The Truth: The president left a meeting a today...

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:19 PM (qSsVI)

120 64 Since entitlement funding is basically on autopilot, it doesn't matter if the government is shutdown or not. Running this play would make a lot more sense if social security checks were being withheld. But most of the country doesn't care if the EPA and IRS cannot do its "job."

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:13 PM (sX1BW)


Department of Ag is shut down. There goes EBT/SNAP and subsidized food for daycares and schools?

Posted by: Hello, Wall (Hello, hello) at January 09, 2019 05:19 PM (9Uclw)

121 I'm getting the ridiculous Steyer commercial here, I laugh and laugh
Can't wait for the next one he burns his money up on

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 09, 2019 05:19 PM (ti+mk)

122 If the gubmint workers ain't getting paid, neither is their union.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 09, 2019 05:19 PM (QLvwG)

123 Who doesn't enjoy the thought of starving federal workers?


The living will envy the dead, and eat them.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 09, 2019 05:19 PM (4cK+y)

124 I don't get the "Cocaine" Mitch reference.
Unless your saying he could use some....
Posted by: JoeF. at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (NFEMn)

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An opponent of his once tried to tie him to drug smuggling from China, because Chinese wife. It was so absurd, he just laughed and went with it.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 09, 2019 05:19 PM (ffYR/)

125 I like this. The Dems are defending illegals and federal bureaucrats.

Not winning.

Posted by: Miklos, opinionator at January 09, 2019 05:20 PM (zCyNd)

126 Obviously this is going to go on for a while. No one will consider compromising until there's a lot of political pain and a lot of shouting. Federal workers haven't even missed a paycheck yet -- so no pain yet.
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There's a lot confusion on both sides in DC right now. Surrender theater by Republicans should of happening at least a week ago.

Posted by: WisRich at January 09, 2019 05:20 PM (G0vdT)

127 Department of Ag is shut down. There goes EBT/SNAP and subsidized food for daycares and schools?
Posted by: Hello, Wall (Hello, hello) at January 09, 2019 05:19 PM (9Uclw)

No way that will be allowed to happen.
We'd already be hearing about it....

Posted by: JoeF. at January 09, 2019 05:20 PM (NFEMn)

128 122
If the gubmint workers ain't getting paid, neither is their union.


Posted by: Count de Monet at January 09, 2019 05:19 PM (QLvwG)
And therein lies the real problem. Because where do you think the Dems' money comes from?

Posted by: Peaches at January 09, 2019 05:20 PM (14URa)

129 Trump issues new demand. Confirm my new Supreme Court justice before we reopen the government.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:20 PM (sX1BW)

130
Ok do the math here, A trillion is a thousand times larger than a billion, and we have a 4 trillion dollar budget (plus or minus rounding error) and Trump wants 5 billion for the wall so that is barely 1/1000 th of the federal budget- give or take a few million here and there.

Hell, shut down the Federal Department of Education and we could build four or five walls completely around the entire country.

Why do we even need a Federal Department of Education?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 09, 2019 05:20 PM (kJWoP)

131 Trump! should have excused himself to take an important call.

Then not come back. The dead eye twins would still be sitting there.

Posted by: Bruce at January 09, 2019 05:20 PM (8ikIW)

132 The living will envy the dead, and eat them."

The DC crowd?

Nah. Meat's too sparse and stringy. No flavor.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 09, 2019 05:20 PM (6qErC)

133 It makes no sense but it sure sounds mean saying he stalked out.


He has been known to own a Rolls Royce and a Ferrari.

Today he drove off in a Hough.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 09, 2019 05:21 PM (8ZmvG)

134 129 Trump issues new demand. Confirm my new Supreme Court justice before we reopen the government.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:20 PM (sX1BW)

Has there been some new developments about Ruthie?

Posted by: IC at January 09, 2019 05:21 PM (a0IVu)

135 Actually, no female migrants are raped in Mexico. Sex is part of the cost of the trip. Grrrl Power!

ORANGE MAN BAD! ORANGE MAN WRONG! ORANGE MAN NO LIKE CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS!!

Posted by: CBS Fact Check at January 09, 2019 05:21 PM (U96rM)

136
If this goes on until the SOTU, my bet is that he announces it then.
Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 09, 2019 05:08 PM (ffYR/

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It would be kind of funny if he did that, except he emailed the SOTU instead of speaking in the Capitol. That way, they couldn't get up en masse and stalk out themselves.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 09, 2019 05:21 PM (mblbk)

137 My Senator is claiming that the government being shut down means that companies can waltz right onto government land and drill oil wells.

I'm not making that up.

Posted by: Julie Pascal at January 09, 2019 05:21 PM (BD/yx)

138 86

Math is hard.

Posted by: Toad-O at January 09, 2019 05:21 PM (cct0t)

139 H.R. 6061 (109th): Secure Fence Act of 2006


https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/109-2006/s262

Vote tally

Posted by: wrg500 at January 09, 2019 05:21 PM (QgW0c)

140 I don't get the "Cocaine" Mitch reference.
Unless your saying he could use some....
Posted by: JoeF. at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (NFEMn)

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An opponent of his once tried to tie him to drug smuggling from China, because Chinese wife. It was so absurd, he just laughed and went with it.
Posted by: Calm Mentor


Should call him Fentenyl Mitch then.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2019 05:21 PM (9uM86)

141 Oh I know rickb223 that it was never about the money.

Nancy has gotta be ticked. She finally got the big speaker office and gavel back again, only for Trump to grab her by the you-know-what and make her look weak and feckless.

Posted by: LizLem at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (hvf9s)

142 A political cartoon from the past

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybs5sjx6

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (O636P)

143 Now, if I understand this, Trump can reopen the government?
He should do this at the exact same time he allocates military funds to be the Wall, er, "barriers."

This way, everybody's happy.
Right?

Posted by: JoeF. at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (NFEMn)

144 Look! There stands Trump, like a steel border wall!
-- First Shutdown Battle of Pennsylvania Ave.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (QLvwG)

145 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (1XAal)

146 Speaking of fact checking, the NYT just issued a correction on the article they published yesterday where they claimed that Manafort wanted to send US polling data to Russian oligarchs.

Today they issued a page 40 correction stating that it was two Ukrainians he wanted the data sent to, not Russians. Turns out they are two totally different countries.

Oppsie.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (/tuJf)

147 Since the Dems effectively represent Mexico, this makes a national divorce much easier. Annex Mexico, exile all their leaders there, and implore their base follow suit.


After which, we build a big, beautiful wall and let them live in their socialist squalor.

Posted by: ShainS at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (QzBMm)

148 Trump issues new demand. Confirm my new Supreme Court justice before we reopen the government.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:20 PM (sX1BW)

Has there been some new developments about Ruthie?
Posted by: IC at January 09, 2019 05:21 PM (a0IVu)

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She is still dead as far as I know.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (sX1BW)

149 Dept of Ag found a way to fund EBT through February, if this morning's radio news is to be believed.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (FTlwv)

150 If John Iscariot Roberts was any kind of an honorable man, he'd go have that whispered talk with RBG.

But he's not, and he won't.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (t2P6q)

151 Serious question:

Is there an estimate of how many House seats illegals are directly responsible for creating?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (0NAbP)

152 Surrender theater by Republicans should of happening at least a week ago."

This. It's as if the proverbial dog actually caught the car. "What happens now" was never part of their calculus.

Yeah, they're that stupid. Many non serious people in DC...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (6qErC)

153

I never heard of anyone stalking out of a place.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (qSsVI)

154 It would be kind of funny if he did that, except he emailed the SOTU instead of speaking in the Capitol. That way, they couldn't get up en masse and stalk out themselves.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 09, 2019 05:21 PM (mblbk)
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You're right, there is no requirement that the President appear before Congress for the SOTU, he can just send them a letter. I believe Reagan did that in his second term, and he's certainly not the only one in modern times.

I would LOVE it if Trump would do that.

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (U5tDi)

155 Trump issues new demand. Confirm my new Supreme Court justice before we reopen the government.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:20 PM (sX1BW)

Has there been some new developments about Ruthie?
Posted by: IC at January 09, 2019 05:21 PM (a0IVu)


Meh, just trying to get them to admit she been dead.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (1g7ch)

156 na na na na
na na na na

hey hey

fuck you

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (JFO2v)

157 1 in 5 college women are sexually assaulted: "OMG, it's an epidemic!! We must protect women and teach men not to rape!!"


3-4 in 5 illegal immigrant women are raped on their journey across the border: "These women --- and their rapist escorts are more American than Trump supporters! Also, we must provide them free abortions, especially the underage ones!"

Posted by: Lizzy at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (W+vEI)

158 Well someone is doing the raping ....

Posted by: Yo! at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (1XAal)

159

I WILL RAPE YOU WITH MY BLASTER THAT ONLY COINCIDENTALLY LOOKS LIKE A TOILET PLUNGER!

EXTERMINATE!

Posted by: Rocket Propelled Ginsberg in a Pike Chair, Beep Beep at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (n2qRY)

160 For the average person, $5 million is a ton of money. But if you look at it in a pie chart compared to the rest of the trillion dollar budget, which Trump is fine approving, it is nothing.

https://tinyurl.com/y7bca9rl
(visual example, not an actual chart depicting this)

Nancy and Chuck are willing to hold hostage the paychecks of millions of their suffering constituents over what basically amounts to a budgetary rounding error. But Muh Principles!!
Posted by: LizLem




technically, five million only weighs about 100 pounds.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (MTjB1)

161 1/3 = 0.67
0.60

PDT is correct.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at January 09, 2019 05:15 PM (26aeI)

I know there's no math on this blog, but...

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (GBteo)

162 My Senator is claiming that the government being shut down means that companies can waltz right onto government land and drill oil wells.

I'm not making that up.
Posted by: Julie Pascal

We should put a wall around those lands

Posted by: Bruce at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (8ikIW)

163 I thought 'stalking out' = walking out angrily

Posted by: IC at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (a0IVu)

164 Federal workers haven't yet missed a paycheck. The 1st one they will miss will be on 1/11.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (xfb67)

165 Department of Ag is shut down. There goes EBT/SNAP and subsidized food for daycares and schools?
Posted by: Hello, Wall (Hello, hello) at January 09, 2019 05:19 PM (9Uclw)

No way that will be allowed to happen.
We'd already be hearing about it....
Posted by: JoeF. at January 09, 2019 05:20 PM (NFEMn)

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Agreed. They will shift funding from wherever they need to in order to avoid a welfare shutdown.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (ffYR/)

166 I never heard of anyone stalking out of a place.
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (qSsVI)
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I have. It means they left in a fit of anger, or pique.

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (U5tDi)

167 Yay !


Stand firm, Mr. President !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (jI3MC)

168 The Democrats can't raise taxes or implement commie programs or even start impeachment proceedings if they spend all their time and energy fighting PDT on the shutdown/wall thing. He ought to hand out gum at the next sit-down and ask them all if they can hold the meeting and chew it at the same time.

Posted by: Roy at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (ABjxW)

169 74 With me, when a woman says she's "been stalked", it is not, how you say, what most mean by that.

Posted by: Paolo


amen, brother

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (xGZ+b)

170 After which, we build a big, beautiful wall and let them live in their socialist squalor.
Posted by: ShainS at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (QzBMm)

Yep. And it would soon end up exactly like the California of Kurt Schichter's "People's Republic" books.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (t2P6q)

171 Hundreds of thousands of federal workers now face lost paychecks on Friday.

---

I also love how the media keeps constantly reporting and writing stories about paychecks, food stamps, Social Security, etc. because otherwise almost no one would notice that the federal government was shut down.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at January 09, 2019 05:24 PM (0NAbP)

172 Trump issues new demand. No pants are to be worn at negotiations.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 09, 2019 05:24 PM (ciY8/)

173 My Senator is claiming that the government being shut down means that companies can waltz right onto government land and drill oil wells.

I'm not making that up.
Posted by: Julie Pascal

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That is a great idea. We should be doing this already.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:24 PM (sX1BW)

174 I never heard of anyone stalking out of a place.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (qSsVI)
Some people just flounce. Takes cojones to stalk out.

Posted by: Peaches at January 09, 2019 05:24 PM (14URa)

175 The DC crowd?

Nah. Meat's too sparse and stringy. No flavor.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 09, 2019 05:20 PM (6qErC)

Over hopped.

Posted by: you are what you drink at January 09, 2019 05:24 PM (zCyNd)

176 China and North Korea are watching. Trump knows this, just like Reagan knew the Soviets were watching how he handled the air traffic controllers during his first year in office.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 09, 2019 05:24 PM (xPl2J)

177 The fucking Dems won't budge. They are taking Trump down and this is it. They don't care about those gummint workers.

This is "by any means necessary," and the can count on their praetorian guard the media to assist bigly.

Watch it unfurl as story after story, headline after headline all detail the hurt this is putting on us all.

Watch them parade the cucks before the cameras, Collins, Murkowski, Gardner, and plenty more, all to fet the polling up into the sixties and higher: "fund the gummint, forget the border!"

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 09, 2019 05:24 PM (4ZE6o)

178 I want to see gummint employees on breadlines.
I don't care if they ever go back to work.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 09, 2019 05:24 PM (m075u)

179 Look, the issue is simple:

(1) You can not manage what you cannot control. The US border is not under control, and thus the US cannot manage who enters and why, or how many.

(2) Issues such as how many foreign citizens should the US allow to enter the country each year? What should their status be? (temp worker, US citizen, etc.) What rights should each category of entrant have in the US?.... are all relevant issues, and I'm personally open-minded about the answers to these questions.

But you can't get to the "management issues" until you control the border.

Personally, I may be ok with temporary work permits even for millions of foreigners each year. I may also be ok with granting citizenship to certain of those people, perhaps even in large numbers, provided that "likely to vote Democrat" isn't an acceptable citizenship criteria.

It's crystal clear that the DNC, by and through activist groups within its orbit, are engaged in direct action community organizing south of the border with the aim to import people that will vote Democrat. Evidence? Large organized group of foreign citizens from South of the Border who loudly and proudly espousing Progressive policies try to enter the US in months long effort that arrives at US border within days of 2018 mid-term election. Circumstantial evidence, sure, but it's conclusive.

Dems are not going to agree to "control" the border, because they don't want to "manage" the border, because ANY management means they will get less new voters than they are getting now under the de facto "open border" scenario now in effect.

They will NEVER agree to control because their long-term political strategy relies on continuing the current "no controls" policy. Ain't rocket science.

Posted by: RichardWindsor at January 09, 2019 05:24 PM (db5dt)

180 Trump issues new demand. Confirm my new Supreme Court justice before we reopen the government."


Ohhhh, a 10 Man Electrical Band!

(yeah, he could do that)

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 09, 2019 05:25 PM (6qErC)

181 I never heard of anyone stalking out of a place.
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (qSsVI)

Yeah, no, for sure the Fake News is trying to paint a picture using menacing words.

They're dicks like that.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:25 PM (GBteo)

182 Hey let's set California on fire!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 09, 2019 05:25 PM (4ErVI)

183 Somebody make sure to watch Chuck and Paps 24/7 or they're liable to stalk out to AZ, dig up the rotting corpse of Maverick and prop him up in front of cameras to mime how this shutdown hurts our friends.

Posted by: Archer at January 09, 2019 05:25 PM (gmo/4)

184
When you stalk someone, it's kinda clandestine, no?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:25 PM (qSsVI)

185 Good.. fuck 'em.

Posted by: Sylvester The Cat at January 09, 2019 05:25 PM (so+oy)

186 172 Trump issues new demand. No pants are to be worn at negotiations.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 09, 2019 05:24 PM (ciY8/)

Nobody wants to see Chuck's ding dongs.

Posted by: IC at January 09, 2019 05:25 PM (a0IVu)

187 146 Today they issued a page 40 correction stating that it was two Ukrainians he wanted the data sent to, not Russians. Turns out they are two totally different countries.

beg to differ.

Posted by: Czar Putin at January 09, 2019 05:26 PM (xGZ+b)

188 170 After which, we build a big, beautiful wall and let them live in their socialist squalor.
Posted by: ShainS at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (QzBMm)

Yep. And it would soon end up exactly like the California of Kurt Schichter's "People's Republic" books.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (t2P6q)

#soon

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 09, 2019 05:26 PM (bcbK8)

189 Pelosi, Schumer, Rosenbergs.

There's 4 peas in a pod.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 09, 2019 05:26 PM (KHvc1)

190 Unless I'm mistaken, every one of those Fed workers can file for unemployment?

Posted by: Ben Had at January 09, 2019 05:26 PM (epKNM)

191 172 Trump issues new demand. No pants are to be worn at negotiations.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 09, 2019 05:24 PM (ciY8/)

Nobody wants to see Chuck's ding dongs.

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Not with Nancy holding his balls the whole time.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:26 PM (sX1BW)

192 Today they issued a page 40 correction stating that it was two Ukrainians he wanted the data sent to, not Russians. Turns out they are two totally different countries. Oppsie. Posted by: JackStraw at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (/tuJf)

So it was actually connected to a country we are trying to prevent Russia from reclaiming as theirs, and the one that Obama let Russia take land back from.

Nothing to see here! Doesn't fit the narrative! Move on!

Posted by: LizLem at January 09, 2019 05:26 PM (hvf9s)

193 186 Nobody wants to see Chuck's ding dongs.

or his hohos for that matter

Posted by: Anachronda at January 09, 2019 05:26 PM (xGZ+b)

194 173 My Senator is claiming that the government being shut down means that companies can waltz right onto government land and drill oil wells.

I'm not making that up.
Posted by: Julie Pascal

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

That is a great idea. We should be doing this already.
Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:24 PM (sX1BW)

Oh really?

I think I may have a brilliant business plan.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:26 PM (GBteo)

195
I never heard of anyone stalking out of a place.

I tought storming out was the correct phrase.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 09, 2019 05:26 PM (TAmPV)

196 177 The fucking Dems won't budge. They are taking Trump down and this is it. They don't care about those gummint workers.

As said in an earlier thread - Trump decided that this is the hill the Democrat party is going to die on.

Posted by: Roy at January 09, 2019 05:26 PM (ABjxW)

197 Nobody wants to see Chuck's ding dongs."

Throw 'em over his shoulder like a Continental Soldier?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 09, 2019 05:26 PM (6qErC)

198 This. It's as if the proverbial dog actually caught the car. "What happens now" was never part of their calculus.

Yeah, they're that stupid. Many non serious people in DC...

Posted by: Anon a mouse


Ordinarily the Senate would've just said "nah, not going to". Problem is they pulled that stunt on O'care already, and McConnell is just bright enough to realize doing it here would be the extinction of the party in all practical manners...and the end of the gravy train for them.

So, they're kinda stuck now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 09, 2019 05:27 PM (AM1GF)

199 103 Trump should have farted and waived it on the way out.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM (ciY8/)

crop dusting

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 09, 2019 05:27 PM (JFO2v)

200 Agreed. They will shift funding from wherever they need to in order to avoid a welfare shutdown.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (ffYR/)


Then why can't we 'shift funding' and build a border wall?

Posted by: Hello, Wall (Hello, hello) at January 09, 2019 05:27 PM (9Uclw)

201 The only definition for "stalked" in the Urban Dictionary is:

"To be completely high on hallucinagenic mushrooms i.e. the stalks from them.

(example)
Boy gets up off floor after being spaced out looking at the sky and says "Man I'm Stalked!""

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 09, 2019 05:28 PM (DMUuz)

202 Finally a place I occasionally give my business that I can boycott . Red Lobster.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 09, 2019 05:28 PM (0/zKO)

203 The De3mocrat Party - Stuck on Stupid.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 05:28 PM (O636P)

204 Govt workers should be made to eat govt cheese during the shuts, the shitplosion when it ends will be epic

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 09, 2019 05:28 PM (ti+mk)

205 Dept of Ag found a way to fund EBT through February

EBT is people! its people!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 09, 2019 05:28 PM (JFO2v)

206 204 govt cheese

govt cheese is people

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 09, 2019 05:28 PM (JFO2v)

207 Watch them parade the cucks before the cameras, Collins, Murkowski, Gardner, and plenty more

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I can't even think about Cory Gardner without feeling an uncontrollable surge of anger. When I actually see him on TV, I start feeling like I might have a stroke, for real.

It's not good.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 09, 2019 05:29 PM (AzW6q)

208 177 The fucking Dems won't budge. They are taking Trump down and this is it. They don't care about those gummint workers.

As said in an earlier thread - Trump decided that this is the hill the Democrat party is going to die on.

Posted by: Roy


This goes on...they decide to try to sell it as an impeachable offense and start that process...the proceedings point out that, hey, this was a joint clusterfuck here...Dems try anyway and faceplant.

And then try something really ill-advised.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 09, 2019 05:29 PM (AM1GF)

209 Chuck and Nan, which had the elderberry wine and who is the hamster?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 05:29 PM (O636P)

210 i LOVE this man!

thank G*d he won the election.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 05:29 PM (zJ7J0)

211
I guess the urban dictionary describes stalking out as to leave a place indignantly

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 09, 2019 05:29 PM (TAmPV)

212 He strode out of the room.

Posted by: Dizzy Dean at January 09, 2019 05:29 PM (ePWRo)

213
govt cheese is people


Cheese is people.

Government isn't.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 09, 2019 05:29 PM (m075u)

214 Agreed. They will shift funding from wherever they need to in order to avoid a welfare shutdown.
Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (ffYR/)
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Whoa. So funding can be moved around after all?

Departments, start cleaning out your excess cash for the wall/fence/barrier.

Posted by: WisRich at January 09, 2019 05:30 PM (G0vdT)

215 190 Unless I'm mistaken, every one of those Fed workers can file for unemployment?
Posted by: Ben Had at January 09, 2019 05:26 PM (epKNM)

Ehh... I don't think so.

They're not unemployed.

They just ... didn't get paid.

Anyways, my credit union sent out an email -- they, at least, are offering bridge loans a low interest rates for govt workers affected by the shutdown. A part of me wants to laugh, a part of me respects taking advantage of a business opportunity, and a part of me wishes the consumer protection pricks had been successful in outlawing payday loans, so that it would be illegal for said credit union to offer federal employees these loans.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:30 PM (GBteo)

216 I never heard of anyone stalking out of a place.

Yeah ... Kind of goes against the whole object of stalking, in the first place.

I thought storming out was the correct phrase.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 09, 2019 05:26 PM (TAmPV)


It is.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 09, 2019 05:30 PM (U96rM)

217 Trump should have farted and waived it on the way out.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 09, 2019 05:17 PM


He doesn't wield a pen and a phone like a boss.

Posted by: B. Hussein Obama at January 09, 2019 05:30 PM (DMUuz)

218 Chuck and Nan, which had the elderberry wine and who is the hamster?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 05:29 PM (O636P)

Nan had the elderberry wine and Chuck's the Hamster.

Posted by: Surfperch at January 09, 2019 05:30 PM (DzFIB)

219 Leaving the room is not as dignified as saying "I won."

- the press

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:30 PM (sX1BW)

220 China and North Korea are watching. Trump knows this, just like Reagan knew the Soviets were watching how he handled the air traffic controllers during his first year in office.
Posted by: Mark1971 at January 09, 2019 05:24 PM (xPl2J)

Yep

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 09, 2019 05:30 PM (M+Lyo)

221 1/3 = 0.67
0.60
PDT is correct.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at January 09, 2019 05:15 PM
~~~~~


This is why we don't do math at the HQ.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 09, 2019 05:30 PM (NtglE)

222 I wonder how constipated Nancy got when Trump was getting angry with her stupidity...

Posted by: IC at January 09, 2019 05:30 PM (a0IVu)

223 I never heard of anyone stalking out of a place.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:22 PM (qSsVI)


Not even that gay flight attendant what pulled the emergency stop cord a few years back and jettisoned out the escape slide? Or was that still a flounce?

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 09, 2019 05:30 PM (QLvwG)

224 Hes got the dims by the short hairs on this. Americans or Illegal aliens that is the choice here.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 09, 2019 05:31 PM (0OmEj)

225 Agreed. They will shift funding from wherever they need to in order to avoid a welfare shutdown.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 09, 2019 05:23 PM (ffYR/)


Then why can't we 'shift funding' and build a border wall?
Posted by: Hello, Wall (Hello, hello) at January 09, 2019 05:27 PM (9Uclw)

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Because every spending bill passed in the last couple of years has very specific language in them excluding those appropriated funds from being used to build the wall. Thank you, GOPe congress.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 09, 2019 05:31 PM (ffYR/)

226 Better than prancing out of the room.

If it was a true microphone drop moment the correct term would be bounced out the room.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 09, 2019 05:31 PM (0/zKO)

227 gay flight attendant

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just another way of saying male flight attendent

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:31 PM (sX1BW)

228 OK, my husband is a federal worker, and whoever is saying they haven't been paid in weeks is full of shit. They got paid last week, on Monday.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 09, 2019 05:32 PM (QBy2Q)

229 Problem with Trump's proposed "National Emergency" gambit is that even if her has the right to do it, some Court somewhere will grant an injunction to his order, and by the time that case works its way through our Court system, Trump will be loooooong gone from office.

What's the over/under on number of hours before a Court enjoins his order? Surely will be implemented in 72 hours. Could be 48. Maybe 24. Unlikely less. It's simply a matter of how long it takes for attorneys to file the documents and the earliest opportunity a judge has to grant the order, which is 100% guaranteed.

Posted by: RichardWindsor at January 09, 2019 05:32 PM (db5dt)

230 The MFM is trotting out the sob stories of the government workers who don't have a penny to their name because of the shutdown. Now they are rolling out every business will close and everyone will eventually be out of work because of Trump's shutdown

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 09, 2019 05:32 PM (OLCnA)

231 Not even that gay flight attendant what pulled the emergency stop cord a few years back and jettisoned out the escape slide? Or was that still a flounce?
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 09, 2019 05:30 PM (QLvwG)

more of a sashay, if I recall correctly.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:32 PM (GBteo)

232 >> 129
"Trump issues new demand. Confirm my new Supreme Court justice before we reopen the government."--

Posted by: SH

Lol. l like this. Trump just keeps turning the screws by upping his demands every week making it more and more painful for them.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at January 09, 2019 05:32 PM (6Jh/O)

233 I would believe it if Chucky Scheme 'stalked out of the meeting in a high dudgeon.'

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 05:32 PM (O636P)

234 I thought to myself, 'a little fermented curd will do the trick', so, I curtailed my Walpoling activites, sallied forth, and infiltrated your place of purveyance to negotiate the vending of some cheesy comestibles!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 09, 2019 05:32 PM (bcbK8)

235 In order to maintain an orderly government all non-essential agencies, such as the Dept. of Ed. should be eliminated.

Posted by: Curtissss LeMay at January 09, 2019 05:32 PM (ePWRo)

236 16
The pain will be broadcast on every channel soon. Nonstop starving federal workers.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 09, 2019 05:07 PM (pUDQf)
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I've been laid off twice and offered an early retirement package I could not refuse. Why are theses people so special? I don't have a violin small enough

Posted by: NOT THAT MICHALE at January 09, 2019 05:32 PM (jQI/A)

237 Say what you want, the man has balls, the kind of balls no R has had since Ronaldus Magnus so long, long ago.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 09, 2019 05:33 PM (HmZuC)

238 God Emperor!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 09, 2019 05:33 PM (BJlbN)

239 Because every spending bill passed in the last couple of years has very specific language in them excluding those appropriated funds from being used to build the wall. Thank you, GOPe congress.

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We cannot use similar language for Planned Parenthood though

- Paul Ryan (I oppose abortion)

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:33 PM (sX1BW)

240
"Small Percentage of Women NOT Raped on Way to US Border"

Posted by: Headline You'll Never See at January 09, 2019 05:33 PM (jYje5)

241 Why is the Stalking Horse indignant?

Posted by: Hello, Wall (Hello, hello) at January 09, 2019 05:33 PM (9Uclw)

242 how do credit card companies and other creditors handle government shutdowns? do the give government employees leeway?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 09, 2019 05:33 PM (MTjB1)

243 Hes got the dims by the short hairs
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 09, 2019 05:31 PM


Nancy follows current fashion trends that closely?

Posted by: @JRandomMoron at January 09, 2019 05:33 PM (DMUuz)

244 230 The MFM is trotting out the sob stories of the government workers who don't have a penny to their name because of the shutdown. Now they are rolling out every business will close and everyone will eventually be out of work because of Trump's shutdown
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 09, 2019 05:32 PM (OLCnA)

BANK ACCOUNTS. EMERGENCY FUNDS.

I hate to be a dick about this, because I know I sound like one, but jesus christ. Why the fuck are these government employees living paycheck to paycheck? They're well paid. Clearly they know these kind of temporary shut downs can happen.

Why do they have NO MONEY?

How is that my fault?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:33 PM (GBteo)

245 Yeah. Instead of closing the National Parks and Monuments, the gates were left open. Unattended. So sure, bring your drilling rig right into Yosemite Valley and get to work!

Posted by: JAS at January 09, 2019 05:34 PM (3HNOQ)

246 240
"Small Percentage of Women NOT Raped on Way to US Border"

Posted by: Headline You'll Never See at January 09, 2019 05:33 PM (jYje5)

"Enroll in College to Finish the Job"

Posted by: Insomniac at January 09, 2019 05:34 PM (NWiLs)

247 242 how do credit card companies and other creditors handle government shutdowns? do the give government employees leeway?
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 09, 2019 05:33 PM (MTjB1)

I wouldn't.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:34 PM (GBteo)

248 Anyways, my credit union sent out an email -- they, at least, are offering bridge loans a low interest rates for govt workers affected by the shutdown. A part of me wants to laugh, a part of me respects taking advantage of a business opportunity, and a part of me wishes the consumer protection pricks had been successful in outlawing payday loans, so that it would be illegal for said credit union to offer federal employees these loans.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes

my company sent out an email saying the opposite. no loans for furloughed fed employees needing the income to qualify under Ability to Repay rules. rules imposed by Liz Warren's CFPB.

Posted by: x at January 09, 2019 05:34 PM (nFwvY)

249
'sup, jackwagons?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 09, 2019 05:34 PM (pNxlR)

250 249
'sup, jackwagons?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 09, 2019 05:34 PM (pNxlR)

I want to buy some cheese

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 09, 2019 05:34 PM (bcbK8)

251 OT, but once again you are the greatest folks I have ever known.
I guess it's not that OT...
Thank you.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm's PayPal at January 09, 2019 05:34 PM (l9m7l)

252 Democrat yea votes on Secure fence act of 2006

Feinstein
Biden
Durbin
Obama
Clinton
Schumer
Warner
Wyden

Posted by: wrg500 at January 09, 2019 05:34 PM (QgW0c)

253 Nancy and Chuck are willing to hold hostage the paychecks of millions of
their suffering constituents over what basically amounts to a budgetary
rounding error. But Muh Principles!!

Posted by: LizLem

+++Nancy has zero connection with the public. She has had nothing but wealth and privilege her entire life. That's why she so quickly declared that the tax cuts were mere "crumbs" because to her they are. I doubt that she has had to even so much as to step over a pile of dog poop, that's how much of living in a constant state of riches has done.

Posted by: washrivergal at January 09, 2019 05:35 PM (aWjrD)

254 242
how do credit card companies and other creditors handle government shutdowns? do the give government employees leeway?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 09, 2019 05:33 PM (MTjB1)

Not sure about CC companies, but a local credit union - Service Credit Union - is offering to lend money to impacted government workers and pay it back when they get paid.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 09, 2019 05:35 PM (jxbfJ)

255
The MFM is trotting out the sob stories of the government workers who don't have a penny to their name because of the shutdown.


If they only had the money back that they donated to Christine Blasey Ford's go fund me page.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 09, 2019 05:35 PM (TAmPV)

256 Unlike the private sector, they will all get back pay for not working, its the Washington way

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 09, 2019 05:35 PM (ti+mk)

257 I hate to be a dick about this, because I know I sound like one, but jesus christ. Why the fuck are these government employees living paycheck to paycheck? They're well paid. Clearly they know these kind of temporary shut downs can happen.

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Even if I felt bad about Sears' employees, it doesn't make me want to shop their right now.

That's how I feel about the government.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:36 PM (sX1BW)

258 Not even that gay flight attendant what pulled the emergency stop cord a few years back and jettisoned out the escape slide? Or was that still a flounce?
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It was a flounce with bounce.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 09, 2019 05:36 PM (Hx3Yn)

259 I know it's SF, so it would never happen, but I sure would love to see a bunch of protesters outside of Nan's estate carrying signs and shouting "Ms. Pelosi, tear down this wall!"

Posted by: cfo mom at January 09, 2019 05:36 PM (RfzVr)

260 I hate to be a dick about this, because I know I sound like one, but jesus christ. Why the fuck are these government employees living paycheck to paycheck? They're well paid. Clearly they know these kind of temporary shut downs can happen.

Why do they have NO MONEY?

How is that my fault?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:33 PM (GBteo)

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Can't they apply for unemployment?

Posted by: MAGA at January 09, 2019 05:36 PM (1uAap)

261
8 He "stalked" out?

Please explain.
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:06 PM (qSsVI)


It's kind of corny.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 09, 2019 05:36 PM (pNxlR)

262 Navy Federal is doing 0% loans for affected government workers.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 09, 2019 05:37 PM (QBy2Q)

263

Here are the Bobbsey twins tattling to the press about how mean Trump was. (Thank God the surgical separation went smoothly after last night.)


https://tinyurl.com/y96kevgy

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 09, 2019 05:37 PM (mblbk)

264
When's the last time Kate Steinle received a paycheck?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:37 PM (qSsVI)

265 Yeah. Instead of closing the National Parks and Monuments, the gates were left open. Unattended. So sure, bring your drilling rig right into Yosemite Valley and get to work!
Posted by: JAS at January 09, 2019 05:34 PM (3HNOQ)

Yosemite was one if the few areas in the Sierra left untouched by the 49ers. I smell money to be made...

Posted by: Surfperch, Eastward Ho! at January 09, 2019 05:37 PM (DzFIB)

266 yeah, the national emergency strategy, is fraught, fraught indeed, with danger for Trump to implement.

what happens when some judge issues an injunction? want to watch the shit hit the fan?

have Trump give the order to the military, then have some judge issue an injunction.

what will happen when Trump overrides the injunction and orders the military to build the wall anyway?

having them build the wall would lead to lots of issues, having them refuse the order would lead to chaos and disaster.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 09, 2019 05:37 PM (MTjB1)

267 It's nice to hear that the people who administer the public budget face financial ruin when their ample paychecks are interrupted for even a tenth of a second.

Financial incompetence of our Regal Elites.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 09, 2019 05:37 PM (m075u)

268 Not sure about CC companies, but a local credit union - Service Credit Union - is offering to lend money to impacted government workers and pay it back when they get paid.

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Almost as if they know there is no danger in the employees not getting paid.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:37 PM (sX1BW)

269 230: only the strong survive. soon, we will find out how fucking bloated that government payroll really is. fuck em. just another democrat money laundering scheme. zero fucks given.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 09, 2019 05:37 PM (KP5rU)

270 261
8 He "stalked" out?

Please explain.
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:06 PM (qSsVI)

It's kind of corny.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 09, 2019 05:36 PM (pNxlR)

But there's a kernel of truth to it.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 09, 2019 05:38 PM (NWiLs)

271 Can't they apply for unemployment?

Posted by: MAGA at January 09, 2019 05:36 PM (1uAap)

I don't think so, mainly because they're not unemployed.

They're just... unpaid.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:38 PM (GBteo)

272 244
230 The MFM is trotting out the sob stories of the government workers
who don't have a penny to their name because of the shutdown. Now they
are rolling out every business will close and everyone will eventually
be out of work because of Trump's shutdown

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 09, 2019 05:32 PM (OLCnA)



BANK ACCOUNTS. EMERGENCY FUNDS.



I hate to be a dick about this, because I know I sound like one, but
jesus christ. Why the fuck are these government employees living
paycheck to paycheck? They're well paid. Clearly they know these kind of
temporary shut downs can happen.



Why do they have NO MONEY?



How is that my fault?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:33 PM (GBteo)

TBH, most people/families don't have any substantial savings. No emergency fund. We keep a substantial amount liquid as an emergency fund. My investment advisor would always ask why don't you do something with that. In a previous employer, layoffs occurred regularly - that was my safety net. Amazes me how few people do this.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 09, 2019 05:38 PM (jxbfJ)

273 every illegal alien murder victim should now be called Pelosi's Policy Victim, as in ... "another American murdered as Speaker Pelosi continues to demand open borders, in the face of massive drug and human trafficking crimes".


Instead we get blame on Trump, for causing (overpaid) workers getting a bonus paid vacation. Such a shame we can't get real news.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 09, 2019 05:38 PM (Cus5s)

274 President Jeb! (pronounced H-h-h-heb!) would have caved on the first day, then gone to a cocktail party with Nancy Pelosi, with illegal alien busboys.

Posted by: zombie at January 09, 2019 05:38 PM (c+2jX)

275 Navy Federal is doing 0% loans for affected government workers.

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Try going to your bank and telling them that there is a chance your company may not pay you for a few weeks, see if the bank will offer you an interest-free loan.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:38 PM (sX1BW)

276 245 Yeah. Instead of closing the National Parks and Monuments, the gates were left open. Unattended. So sure, bring your drilling rig right into Yosemite Valley and get to work!

Posted by: JAS at January 09, 2019 05:34 PM (3HNOQ)


Hmmm. (Eyes Statue of Liberty and 60,000 pounds of copper)

Posted by: Hello, Wall (Hello, hello) at January 09, 2019 05:38 PM (9Uclw)

277 so feds don't get to work.
Didn't Pelosi state how;Pelosi: Fighting "Job Lock" Lets Americans "Follow Their Passion" - Like Leaving the Workforce

Posted by: willow at January 09, 2019 05:39 PM (zy5Ai)

278 I know it's SF, so it would never happen, but I sure would love to see a bunch of protesters outside of Nan's estate carrying signs and shouting "Ms. Pelosi, tear down this wall!"
Posted by: cfo mom at January 09, 2019 05:36 PM (RfzVr)


I would love to see her house appropriated by a crowd of New, Better Citizens.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 09, 2019 05:39 PM (t+qrx)

279 271
Can't they apply for unemployment?



Posted by: MAGA at January 09, 2019 05:36 PM (1uAap)



I don't think so, mainly because they're not unemployed.



They're just... unpaid.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:38 PM (GBteo)

Why give them unemployment? When the shutdown ends, they will get all their time off as back pay.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 09, 2019 05:39 PM (jxbfJ)

280 California man in jail for stealing roommate's winning lottery ticket worth $10 million.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybnbxndg

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 05:39 PM (O636P)

281 >>>That's how I feel about the government.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:36 PM (sX1BW)
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Excellent analogy, Sears and the Gubment, poor products, poor service, and unreliable.

Posted by: Alex deTorquemada at January 09, 2019 05:39 PM (ePWRo)

282
TBH, most people/families don't have any substantial savings. No emergency fund. We keep a substantial amount liquid as an emergency fund. My investment advisor would always ask why don't you do something with that. In a previous employer, layoffs occurred regularly - that was my safety net. Amazes me how few people do this.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 09, 2019 05:38 PM (jxbfJ)

Yep. I used to do this, until I couldn't anymore.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 09, 2019 05:39 PM (NWiLs)

283 follow your dreams feds, follow pelosis instructions, why be bored in a job that doesn't fulfill your passions?

Posted by: willow at January 09, 2019 05:39 PM (zy5Ai)

284 If only the rest of us could get a paid-for 2-3 week vacation. If I worked for the government, I would be hoping for a year long shutdown.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:40 PM (sX1BW)

285 No private sector employee would ever have these services.

I am most unsympathetic.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 09, 2019 05:40 PM (epKNM)

286 sup, jackwagons?




Panzerkampfwagens > jackwagons

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 09, 2019 05:40 PM (OLCnA)

287 Hey, hey, hey Boo-Boo! Where did all the pic-a-nic baskets go?

Posted by: Yogi Bear at January 09, 2019 05:40 PM (QLvwG)

288 274 President Jeb! (pronounced H-h-h-heb!) would have caved on the first day, then gone to a cocktail party with Nancy Pelosi, with illegal alien busboys.

Posted by: zombie at January 09, 2019 05:38 PM (c+2jX)

And maybe a botox bonding session..

Posted by: IC at January 09, 2019 05:40 PM (a0IVu)

289 Correction, ace.


If illegals were the Dems' main voters, they'd not hold a single seat.


The illegals probably do not provide the margin of victory in any federal seat (though I'd love to see some analysis/estimates of where they might make a difference - haven't seen one yet). Not yet.


The Dems' voters are brain-dead misinformed NPR listening suburbanites and urban fake sophisticates, self-dealing public employee union members, robotic/racist/self-fealing "minority" voters. Obviously.


Many of these people share Trump's view of border security and mass illegal migration, actually. Enough to make this a perilous issue for Dems. Well, that's over-optimistic - in a country where any significant % of these people (not to mention "independents" and many "conservatives") were any sort of citizens, and voted, and voted based on actual important questions, then yeah the Dems' stances would be perilous.


Not so sure any more. The Dems just stomped the do-little/do-nothing congressional GOP in the House, and actually pulled out a fantastic result in the Senate (compared to what it should have been). This issue was already very prominent. Thanks, America!



Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2019 05:40 PM (QDnY+)

290 $5.7 billion is a half a day of Federal spending.

Posted by: MAGA at January 09, 2019 05:40 PM (1uAap)

291 "Conservatives Pounce!"

"Trump Stalks!"

"Govt Workers Starve!"

"Undocumented Democrats Self-Deport!"

"American Citizens Live!"

Posted by: WillCheerTrump4USA at January 09, 2019 05:41 PM (Rsx2N)

292 TBH, most people/families don't have any substantial savings. No emergency fund. We keep a substantial amount liquid as an emergency fund. My investment advisor would always ask why don't you do something with that. In a previous employer, layoffs occurred regularly - that was my safety net. Amazes me how few people do this.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 09, 2019 05:38 PM (jxbfJ)

Yeah, I don't get it. I'm back in school now, and my emergency fund is student loan money, but when I worked I always had at least $5-$10k in my savings account, and my mortgage was $1300, so that would last me a little while.

Oh, and I also didn't work for the government, who are known to have shut downs where paychecks dont go out.

Oh, and I also had (still have) money invested in the market, and if I was truly fucked, I could borrow against my 401(k).

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:41 PM (GBteo)

293 Try going to your bank and telling them that there is a chance your company may not pay you for a few weeks, see if the bank will offer you an interest-free loan.
Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:38 PM (sX1BW)

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I'm with Wells Fargo and bridge loan offers are right there on their main page.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 09, 2019 05:41 PM (ffYR/)

294 269 230: only the strong survive. soon, we will find out how fucking bloated that government payroll really is. fuck em. just another democrat money laundering scheme. zero fucks given.
Posted by: chavez the hugo


Frankly, I think government shutdowns are a GOOD thing, and produce good political optics as well.

Most people DON'T work for the Feds. Most people don't receive direct daily benefits from the Feds Most people hate civil servants. Most people think the government is bloated. So yeah, shut it down, and watch as NOTHING CHANGES, proving once and for all that the bloated Fed payroll is 90% unnecessary.

Posted by: zombie at January 09, 2019 05:41 PM (c+2jX)

295 269
230: only the strong survive. soon, we will find out how fucking bloated
that government payroll really is. fuck em. just another democrat money
laundering scheme. zero fucks given.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 09, 2019 05:37 PM (KP5rU)

This is a point us Americans need to look at. Only a fraction of the government is not working. Those deemed "non-essential". If they have that status, why are we employing them to begin with? Shrink the government down.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 09, 2019 05:41 PM (jxbfJ)

296 There is a booming economy, Help is wanted all over the place. These unpaid federal woorkers can get a Private sector job if they looked. If they looked.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 09, 2019 05:41 PM (0OmEj)

297 "I hate to be a dick about this, because I know I sound like one, but jesus christ. Why the fuck are these government employees living paycheck to paycheck? They're well paid. Clearly they know these kind of temporary shut downs can happen.

Why do they have NO MONEY?

How is that my fault?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:33 PM (GBteo)

Can't they apply for unemployment?

Posted by: MAGA at January 09, 2019 05:36 PM (1uAap) "

As a Federal employee, the answer is "NO", Unemployment is a state run program, Fed Employees don't pay into it.

And it's called "Funemployment" per the AoS style-guide.

Posted by: s_tenhoff at January 09, 2019 05:41 PM (xGZ+b)

298 Can't they apply for unemployment?

Posted by: MAGA


No. Technically they are still employed.
It's kinda like management went out on strike.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2019 05:41 PM (JWzxO)

299 >>>so feds don't get to work.
Didn't Pelosi state how;Pelosi: Fighting "Job Lock" Lets Americans "Follow Their Passion" - Like Leaving the Workforce

Posted by: willow at January 09, 2019 05:39 PM (zy5Ai)
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The could go paint a book.

Posted by: Alex v.Gogh at January 09, 2019 05:42 PM (ePWRo)

300 thanks, zombie.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 09, 2019 05:42 PM (KP5rU)

301 Apparently, PDJT has not suggested to Nan and Chuck that the federal workers not working will never be paid for the time off.

Posted by: JAS at January 09, 2019 05:43 PM (3HNOQ)

302 President Honeybadger. Like Clemson rolling Alabama.


Like a boss.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2019 05:43 PM (ptqGC)

303 @ Harry, I'm with you. Hubs keeps worrying about not having any money, and I finally shut that shit down today. I told him we have 3 months of emergency fund money, plus I just got a big bump in pay since I got my Bachelor's last month, and we have retirement money we can borrow from if it gets to that point.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 09, 2019 05:43 PM (QBy2Q)

304 Personally, I'm headed for the top of the Washington Monument and all that valuable aluminum. I'm gonna corner the bat market.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2019 05:43 PM (hqZPQ)

305 >>> Instead of closing the National Parks and Monuments, the gates were left open. Unattended. So sure, bring your drilling rig right into Yosemite Valley and get to work!

Media was trying to push the number of deaths that have occurred in the parks since the shutdown, since yes the gates are open.

Hmmm, so all those memorials on the sides of the cliffs of people that died falling from the Angel's Landing trail in Zion National Park....they were from the LAST shutdown? Not just the hazards of people doing potentially dangerous things outside? Good to know!!

Posted by: LizLem at January 09, 2019 05:43 PM (hvf9s)

306 You're telling me M.Night Shamalamadingdong has lost his directing touch?(see sidebar)

Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2019 05:43 PM (BXMxN)

307 How many of the billions and billions of coed assaultees are assaulted by females?

Posted by: klaftern at January 09, 2019 05:43 PM (RuIsu)

308 303 @ Harry, I'm with you. Hubs keeps worrying about not having any money, and I finally shut that shit down today. I told him we have 3 months of emergency fund money, plus I just got a big bump in pay since I got my Bachelor's last month, and we have retirement money we can borrow from if it gets to that point.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 09, 2019 05:43 PM (QBy2Q)

Good for you. It's called smart financial planning.

And congrats on the degree!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:43 PM (GBteo)

309 Call and email Congress.

Tell the Republicans to support Trump.

Tell the Democrats to fund and build the Wall.

Posted by: rd at January 09, 2019 05:44 PM (kfj5i)

310
I don't think so, mainly because they're not unemployed.



They're just... unpaid.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:38 PM (GBteo)

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My understanding is some people apply and receive unemployment (like Ford employees) when there are plant shutdowns.

They ought to get unemployment instead of repay after a shutdown.

Posted by: MAGA at January 09, 2019 05:44 PM (1uAap)

311 He strode out of the room.



Like a BOSS.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 09, 2019 05:44 PM (4cK+y)

312
Here are the Bobbsey twins tattling to the press
about how mean Trump was. (Thank God the surgical separation went
smoothly after last night.)


https://tinyurl.com/y96kevgy


Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 09, 2019 05:37 PM (mblbk
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Coming back after I actually watched it and it's golden.

Schumer, looking all woebegone: "He asked Speaker Pelosi, 'Will you agree to my wall?' She said No. And he just got up and said 'Then we have nothing to discuss,' and he just walked out."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 09, 2019 05:44 PM (mblbk)

313 I think the fed workers having Pelosi as a representative undermines Their job security. She already thinks losing your job helps people follow their passions.

and also their job loss creates more jobs!

so.

why are we worried? let Nancy defend it.

Posted by: willow at January 09, 2019 05:44 PM (zy5Ai)

314

btw, the reason the president left the meeting is because the Democrats weren't there to negotiate. They repeated the same offer, i.e., nothing.

The president doesn't have all day to play political games with the Democrats.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 05:44 PM (qSsVI)

315 If only the rest of us could get a paid-for 2-3 week
vacation. If I worked for the government, I would be hoping for a year
long shutdown.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:40 PM (sX1BW)

2 - 3 weeks? Pfffft! Christmas Break is done, c'mon training in-service days and Spring Break!

Posted by: Educators at January 09, 2019 05:44 PM (QLvwG)

316 My understanding is some people apply and receive unemployment (like Ford employees) when there are plant shutdowns.

They ought to get unemployment instead of repay after a shutdown.
Posted by: MAGA at January 09, 2019 05:44 PM (1uAap)

Eh, maybe. I don't really know, to be honest.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:44 PM (GBteo)

317 Trump walked the fuck out of the meeting... like a BOSS!

FIFTMFM

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 05:44 PM (zJ7J0)

318 reports of cannibalism are streaming in as destitute government workers are forced to kill and eat each other after missing a paycheck due to Trump's shutdown!

Posted by: Shep! at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (VckGX)

319 I wonder if they're going to activate the military Reserves. If they call me up, I'm going to look like 25 lbs of sausage stuffed into a 10 lb casing in my blues...in other words, a TSA agent.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (hqZPQ)

320 Maybe the federal employees could sell weed as a supliment, or guns or their sister. Just spitballing here

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (ti+mk)

321 My understanding is some people apply and receive unemployment (like Ford employees) when there are plant shutdowns.

They ought to get unemployment instead of repay after a shutdown.
Posted by: MAGA at January 09, 2019 05:44 PM (1uAap)

Eh, maybe. I don't really know, to be honest.

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They ought to get neither.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (sX1BW)

322
Mr. President:

For every day the Democrats hold America hostage, cut 1% of the entire Federal workforce.

Yours,

Sefton

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (/9p9e)

323 after it's over I'm OK with paying them as long as it counts towards vacation time and any other paid time off.

Posted by: x at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (nFwvY)

324 I just learned this afternoon that Occasional Cortex sez people go out to eat three times per day.

I love these fresh, young Dem Socialist faces. Moar, please!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (ptqGC)

325 There is a booming economy, Help is wanted all over the place.


They can learn to code.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 09, 2019 05:46 PM (4cK+y)

326 My understanding is some people apply and receive unemployment (like Ford employees) when there are plant shutdowns.

They ought to get unemployment instead of repay after a shutdown.
Posted by: MAGA at January 09, 2019 05:44 PM (1uAap)

Eh, maybe. I don't really know, to be honest.

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They ought to get neither.
Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (sX1BW)

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In fact, I should be getting a refund on my taxes for "services" not being rendered since they are not at work.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:46 PM (sX1BW)

327 324 I just learned this afternoon that Occasional Cortex sez people go out to eat three times per day.

I love these fresh, young Dem Socialist faces. Moar, please!
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (ptqGC)

I go out to eat maybe three times a year. She's delusional.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 09, 2019 05:46 PM (NWiLs)

328 325 There is a booming economy, Help is wanted all over the place.


They can learn to code.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 09, 2019 05:46 PM (4cK+y)


They can learn to clean a subway toilet. And after a year, they earn a brush. And gloves.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2019 05:46 PM (/9p9e)

329 319
I wonder if they're going to activate the military Reserves. If they
call me up, I'm going to look like 25 lbs of sausage stuffed into a 10
lb casing in my blues...in other words, a TSA agent.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (hqZPQ)

And hearing some TSA agents are quitting. So that fat fuck sleeping "guarding" a doorway at Logan found a better job?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (jxbfJ)

330 weirdly, satellites show large numbers of government workers, from every state in the nation, walking zombie like towards the super dome.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (MTjB1)

331 327 324 I just learned this afternoon that Occasional Cortex sez people go out to eat three times per day.

I love these fresh, young Dem Socialist faces. Moar, please!
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (ptqGC)

I go out to eat maybe three times a year. She's delusional.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 09, 2019 05:46 PM (NWiLs)

Get ready for some serious Seattle food, man

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (bcbK8)

332 Whatshe means is SHE goes out to eat 3 times a day.Doesn't everybody?

Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (BXMxN)

333 Imagine a President Jeb! No, don't.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (ptqGC)

334 Why the fuck are these government employees living paycheck to paycheck?

Love this one. Of course it's true, but it lets me bring up all the Real He - Men who were too proud to go to college, and "chose" Trade! School!

Which is a line of horseshit, and you have to be in the mafia to buy that crap. But anyway, all these trade professionals are making two, three time what you ever will, mere clerk who might as well be flipping burgers or making coffee with your silly little six years of two degrees. EXCEPT

They get laid off for several months in a normal year, and in living memory have been laid off for a couple of working seasons at a time. They get "SUB" pay for actually quite a long time, and it's about 90 per cent of normal pay without overtime -- and the first damn week of a layoff, they have to sell their boat and pickup truck. Often just "let it go back" on the loan, on spec, because they're planning to run out of money that soon.

They all went to public schools that had classes in how not to lose your bass boat, but those were boring classes. They are doing this out of solidarity: not to give up your boat and truck wouldn't be Real Union.

But Dude. Trade School.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (8ZmvG)

335 Occasional Bovine chews her cud three times a day.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (hqZPQ)

336 Milo Yiannopoulos on why the Left Hates Poland:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZabTErWtL4

"Western Europe is essentially lost. It's not a secret anymore, we've filled our countries with low-skilled sand wizards who refuse to work..."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (kQs4Y)

337 How many bodies are piling up at RFK Stadium?

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (QLvwG)

338 I have a union worker in my family, and they specifically took out a mortgage with protection in case the union strikes, so they won't lose their house. Lets them defer mortgage payments until the strike ends. The peace of mind has been worth the extra hassle.

Maybe banks should offer federal workers shutdown protection on new loans?

Posted by: LizLem at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (hvf9s)

339 >>>All right, I'll stop
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (bcbK

...Like a BOSS!

Posted by: Max Power at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (q177U)

340 They ought to get neither.
Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (sX1BW)

Ehh... I don't want to be a dick to them. They should get something. Maybe dock some vacation time or something? I don't know. It's not their fault the government shut down.

That being said, it does kind of annoy me that they get random unannounced bonus PTO and I never have.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (GBteo)

341
I just learned this afternoon that Occasional Cortex sez people go out to eat three times per day.


She's not wrong if she's talking about millennials in big cities.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (TAmPV)

342 325 There is a booming economy, Help is wanted all over the place.





They can learn to code.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 09, 2019 05:46 PM (4cK+y)

Please, no. As an IT Manager - in the name of all that is Holy -- No. Don't send them my way. I'm surrounded by idiots, snowflakes and libtards as it is.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 09, 2019 05:48 PM (jxbfJ)

343 reports of cannibalism are streaming in as destitute government workers are forced to kill and eat each other after missing a paycheck due to Trump's shutdown!
Posted by: Shep! at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (VckGX)
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True. On the positive side, if anyone wants to move into my neighborhood, there are some houses available.

Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up by Feb. 1st! at January 09, 2019 05:48 PM (U5tDi)

344
Get ready for some serious Seattle food, man
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (bcbK

Rock on!

\m/ \m/

Posted by: Insomniac at January 09, 2019 05:48 PM (NWiLs)

345 If Schumer and Pelosi were smart, and not playing to the commie gallery, they would have agreed to Trump's compromise, then when the 30-day deadline rolled around automagically "discovered" some sort of technicality for not following through on their promise.

Posted by: Kingsnake at January 09, 2019 05:48 PM (3JbJY)

346 335 Occasional Bovine chews her cud three times a day.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (hqZPQ)


It has Maddow's "prints," non-finger.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2019 05:48 PM (/9p9e)

347 Paycheck to paycheck because all my money go to D.C. rent and donations to stop the Wall, motherfucker!

Posted by: unidentified HUD employee at January 09, 2019 05:48 PM (Evws/)

348 327
324 I just learned this afternoon that Occasional Cortex sez people go out to eat three times per day.



I love these fresh, young Dem Socialist faces. Moar, please!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (ptqGC)



I go out to eat maybe three times a year. She's delusional.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 09, 2019 05:46 PM (NWiLs)

++++
She clearly runs in different circles than I do.

Posted by: washrivergal at January 09, 2019 05:48 PM (aWjrD)

349 337 How many bodies are piling up at RFK Stadium?
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (QLvwG)


Not nearly enough.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2019 05:49 PM (/9p9e)

350 339 >>>All right, I'll stop
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 09, 2019 05:10 PM (bcbK

...Like a BOSS!
Posted by: Max Power at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (q177U)

LOL

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 09, 2019 05:49 PM (bcbK8)

351 They ought to get neither.
Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (sX1BW)

Ehh... I don't want to be a dick to them. They should get something. Maybe dock some vacation time or something? I don't know. It's not their fault the government shut down.

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If they want this guaranteed payroll protection, then their salaries should be cut in half.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:49 PM (sX1BW)

352 "Western Europe is essentially lost. It's not a secret anymore, we've filled our countries with low-skilled sand wizards who refuse to work..."
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at J


cough, hack, coffee all over keyboard.

that was funny.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 09, 2019 05:49 PM (MTjB1)

353 RE: the rape stat, I'm pretty sure if I bring it up to my progtard gay friend, he'll point out that of course there are all those rapes. That's why the women are trying to leave Mexico and come here.


Also, he told me last night the whole border crisis was a scam, that's why we no longer hear about the caravan coming through mexico.

Posted by: shibumi at January 09, 2019 05:49 PM (OXL6p)

354 AOC never learned how to boil and egg.

Maybe she can be the next "Worst Cook in America?"

Posted by: JAS at January 09, 2019 05:49 PM (3HNOQ)

355 whenever i hear "non-essential government employees" i always wonder, what in the fuck are we paying them for?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 09, 2019 05:49 PM (KP5rU)

356 335 Occasional Bovine chews her cud three times a day.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (hqZPQ)


And she has cloven hoofs, so, kosher confirmed.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2019 05:49 PM (/9p9e)

357 Ugh. Dana Perino just showed a woman who makes $40,000/year as a "professional cuddler."


It's like a life coach, only.....cuddlier.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2019 05:49 PM (ptqGC)

358 Ehh... I don't want to be a dick to them. They should get something. Maybe dock some vacation time or something? I don't know. It's not their fault the government shut down.

That being said, it does kind of annoy me that they get random unannounced bonus PTO and I never have.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (GBteo)

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I don't feel bad about it. Most of these people are Democrats.

Posted by: MAGA at January 09, 2019 05:50 PM (1uAap)

359 I worked for a company that furloughed employees 1 week in 8. It is tough. Good luck to them and no back pay.

Posted by: tbodie at January 09, 2019 05:50 PM (Z+JNA)

360 A good photo-op would be a trip to the border, and reading out loud the names of the last 500 Americans killed by illegals.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 09, 2019 05:50 PM (4cK+y)

361 357 Ugh. Dana Perino just showed a woman who makes $40,000/year as a "professional cuddler."


It's like a life coach, only.....cuddlier.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2019 05:49 PM (ptqGC)

I hope she uses protection.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 09, 2019 05:50 PM (NWiLs)

362
Apparently, PDJT has not suggested to Nan and Chuck that the federal workers not working will never be paid for the time off.

Posted by: JAS at January 09, 2019 05:43 PM (3HNOQ)

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if they aren't w*rking, they sure as shit shouldn't get paid, unless they burn accrued PTO.

fuck them all: let them live like the rest of us who pay for their sorry, useless asses.

where's Uncle Palp when you need him?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 05:50 PM (zJ7J0)

363 Ehh... I don't want to be a dick to them. They should get something. Maybe dock some vacation time or something? I don't know. It's not their fault the government shut down.

That being said, it does kind of annoy me that they get random unannounced bonus PTO and I never have.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (GBteo)

Don't they vote Democrat 9 to 1?

They voted for this.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 09, 2019 05:50 PM (bcbK8)

364 "Nancy said no and he just walked out.Then there was this smell..."
Chuck Shumer

Posted by: steevy at January 09, 2019 05:51 PM (BXMxN)

365 324 I just learned this afternoon that Occasional Cortex sez people go out to eat three times per day.



I love these fresh, young Dem Socialist faces. Moar, please!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (ptqGC)



I go out to eat maybe three times a year. She's delusional.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 09, 2019 05:46 PM (NWiLs)

++++
She clearly runs in different circles than I do.
Posted by: washrivergal at January 09, 2019 05:48 PM (aWjrD)

Three times a day?

I don't even eat food that many times a day.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 05:51 PM (GBteo)

366 I go out to eat maybe three times a year. She's delusional.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 09, 2019 05:46 PM (NWiLs)

Get ready for some serious Seattle food, man
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles

he's not kidding, you know.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 09, 2019 05:51 PM (d7Ww2)

367
I saw Low-Skilled Sand Wizards open for the Fabulous Thunderbirds at the Bottom Line in '84.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2019 05:51 PM (/9p9e)

368 The only ones I know affected is a couple in their upper 30s, no kids, he's a forester in the Forest Service, she's a gun-toting Forest Service cop.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 09, 2019 05:51 PM (4ZE6o)

369 that was funny.
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 09, 2019 05:49 PM (MTjB1)

He goes on to say that Budapest was once known for second-rate orchestras and third-rate hookers. "I should know, I was one of them."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 09, 2019 05:51 PM (kQs4Y)

370 Ugh. Dana Perino just showed a woman who makes $40,000/year as a "professional cuddler."


It's like a life coach, only.....cuddlier.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at J



so you know, what that really means is a hooker in a union suit.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 09, 2019 05:51 PM (MTjB1)

371 where's Uncle Palp when you need him?
Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 05:50 PM (zJ7J0)

Healing, I hope.

Come back soon, Uncle!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 09, 2019 05:52 PM (bcbK8)

372 Levin's opening 30 minutes today.

It should be comedy.

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2019 05:52 PM (b0w96)

373 I think Trump should offer to personally loan money to federal workers.

And put Vito and Jimmy Fingers in charge.

Posted by: Miklos, tryina help at January 09, 2019 05:52 PM (zCyNd)

374 357 Ugh. Dana Perino just showed a woman who makes $40,000/year as a "professional cuddler."


It's like a life coach, only.....cuddlier.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2019 05:49 PM (ptqGC)



At $30 for 3 minutes a song?

Posted by: buzzion at January 09, 2019 05:52 PM (WaxcS)

375 Nood

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 09, 2019 05:52 PM (QBy2Q)

376
I haven't noticed anything, then again I have as little interaction with the govt as possible except for taxes on every f'ing thing I buy or don't buy.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 09, 2019 05:52 PM (r+sAi)

377 If these fed workers are non-essential, than why do we need them?

Posted by: IC at January 09, 2019 05:52 PM (a0IVu)

378 Nood Socialism Cheerleader

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 09, 2019 05:52 PM (t6MX/)

379 370
so you know, what that really means is a hooker in a union suit.
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 09, 2019 05:51 PM (MTjB1)


You don't "cuddle" guys built like Tubby Riefenstahl.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2019 05:52 PM (/9p9e)

380 >>Dana Perino just showed a woman who makes $40,000/year as a "professional cuddler."


Needs More Peanut Butter

Posted by: Jasper at January 09, 2019 05:53 PM (b0w96)

381 He goes on to say that Budapest was once known for second-rate orchestras and third-rate hookers. "I should know, I was one of them."
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at J




damnit woman I am trying to drink the coffee not ruin my keyboard!

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 09, 2019 05:53 PM (MTjB1)

382 Milo Yiannopoulos on why the Left Hates Poland:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZabTErWtL4

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Whoa! Google hasn't deplatformed Milo yet? That's... amazing. I just assumed they had.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 09, 2019 05:53 PM (AzW6q)

383 After all great disaster stories.......a....massive....die-off....is gonna happen. What makes this one so sexy is the cannibalism.

Posted by: Eromero at January 09, 2019 05:53 PM (zLDYs)

384 Ugh. Dana Perino just showed a woman who makes $40,000/year as a "professional cuddler."
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2019 05:49 PM (ptqGC)


Good for her. Getting sponsorships is harder than you'd expect.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 09, 2019 05:53 PM (t+qrx)

385 whenever i hear "non-essential government employees" i always wonder, what in the fuck are we paying them for?
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I think a non-essential government job is some sort of welfeare substitute for those not smart enough to have multiple illegitimate kids by lots of different guys.

Posted by: shibumi at January 09, 2019 05:53 PM (OXL6p)

386 Home cooking steals jobs from women and minorities. Outlaw it, confiscate all domestic refrigerators.

Posted by: klaftern at January 09, 2019 05:54 PM (RuIsu)

387 How about stopping the pay of all members of Congress until this is resolved? Of course, since so many of them already are millionaires and graft extraordinaires, that probably won't hurt them.

Posted by: Cheri at January 09, 2019 05:54 PM (G+Wff)

388 Y5, I think the lawless judiciary is stupid, and arrogant, but they have enough guile to over-play their lawless usurping hand.


Under Trump they have greatly expanded the scope of their usurpation and lawlessness - they now routinely usurp executive power and appoint themselves as inter-agency policy review committees, or congressional committees doing mark-ups, all contrary to clear constitutional and statutory authorities. They have thrown out any serious definition of "standing" - to the point that foreigners, outside the country, now have standing to contest presidential decisions.


I think trying to get into what is really the last undamaged area of presidential power - commander in chief - would make them think that Scalia's warning might *finally* apply - that is, usurp too much and you'll find out just how limited your power is, when the executive repudiates. Though I'm skeptical even Trump would repudiate - I doubt he hears a single voice that isn't rendered useless or pernicious by the brain-dead robotic subservience of the legal cult to the disastrous, post-constitutional status quo.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2019 05:54 PM (QDnY+)

389 Did they ever show occasionally taco bells new apartment after she got a paycheck?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 09, 2019 05:54 PM (ti+mk)

390 Learn to code? I have a funny story about that. In the late 1960's, IBM was in need of programmers. So they started giving aptitude tests to everyone. Secretaries and janitors. LOL When I graduated college, one of my colleagues was such a type, at a different company that apparently followed IBM's lead. A former secretary that some genius decided was fit for writing software. I reviewed some shit she wrote and reported back to the team leader. Hilarity ensued.

Posted by: JAS at January 09, 2019 05:55 PM (3HNOQ)

391 382 Milo Yiannopoulos on why the Left Hates Poland:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZabTErWtL4

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Whoa! Google hasn't deplatformed Milo yet? That's... amazing. I just assumed they had.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 09, 2019 05:53 PM (AzW6q



They don't need to deplatform him. Just make sure he never shows up in the recommendations and not allow him to monetize any videos.

Posted by: buzzion at January 09, 2019 05:55 PM (WaxcS)

392
137 My Senator is claiming that the government being shut down means that companies can waltz right onto government land and drill oil wells.


Are they going to be driving Sooner Schooners?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 09, 2019 05:55 PM (pNxlR)

393 >>> AOC never learned how to boil and egg.

A surprising number of city dwellers never cook. I remember a few years ago, interior design articles for younger millennials on how to repurpose the dining room, since they were never using it to host or eat meals. The idea of a kitchen or dining table where the family congregates for millennials seemed so old fashioned. One girl said she never used her oven so she just used it to store stuff.

So eating out 3x a day? Sadly some do.

Posted by: LizLem at January 09, 2019 05:55 PM (hvf9s)

394 338 I have a union worker in my family, and they specifically took out a mortgage with protection in case the union strikes, so they won't lose their house. Lets them defer mortgage payments until the strike ends. The peace of mind has been worth the extra hassle.

Maybe banks should offer federal workers shutdown protection on new loans?
Posted by: LizLem at January 09, 2019 05:47 PM (hvf9s)

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They are going to get paid every dime they are owed when the Democrats stop obstructing and pass the budget bills.

Banks should be happy to advance them the money if they actually believe the federal government is sound.

I repeat they will get paid every dime. Even the non-essentials sitting home on their asses right now.

Posted by: rd at January 09, 2019 05:55 PM (kfj5i)

395 How about stopping the pay of all members of Congress until this is resolved?

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I'd pay Congress extra to keep the government closed.

Posted by: SH at January 09, 2019 05:55 PM (sX1BW)

396 My SIL is affected, Works at a wildlife refuge in NM, Biologist. My Brother and her are OK for a while. They have savings. Neither one want Trump to cave on this. She fully expects to get Back pay.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 09, 2019 05:56 PM (0OmEj)

397 So, does AOC's congressional paycheck have NY state taxes withholding? LOL There's a wake-up call.

Posted by: JAS at January 09, 2019 05:56 PM (3HNOQ)

398 The old MTM show opener with O.C. instead of MTM.

Posted by: klaftern at January 09, 2019 05:56 PM (RuIsu)

399
$5.7 billion is a half a day of Federal spending.

Posted by: MAGA at January 09, 2019 05:40 PM


Nope. Less then one hour and a half of government spending which occurs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

Posted by: Headline You'll Never See at January 09, 2019 05:59 PM (jYje5)

400 I wonder if they're going to activate the military
Reserves. If they call me up, I'm going to look like 25 lbs of sausage
stuffed into a 10 lb casing in my blues...in other words, a TSA agent.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2019 05:45 PM (hqZPQ)

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you and me both... but the better hurry, cause i drop out of the Retired Reserves when i turn 29 this year.

unless they keep me in for the duration of the emergency.

we can be like the FFT AGR asshole i had in one unit, who was so fat, he ordered women's maternity shirts to wear when he was in BDUs...

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 06:00 PM (zJ7J0)

401 This "government shutdown," which only affects a small portion of the Fed. Gov., won't have effect on the Dems for another few weeks. That is, when Fed. workers start REALLY getting behind on monthly bills. Mortgage defaults, Car Loan defaults, no groceries, etc. Cash is king, and everything goes to hell when the cash flow stops. Fed workers are mostly Dems, so the pressure only goes up on the Dems from here.

For us private sector saps, the shutdown is at most an inconvenience as I'm unable to get some bureaucracy somewhere to provide me something some other bureaucracy needs me to have.

Posted by: RichardWindsor at January 09, 2019 06:01 PM (db5dt)

402 Where's your phony-baloney union NOW, drones?!?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 09, 2019 06:03 PM (m075u)

403 Get ready to go shopping for a repo Escalade, should be a buyer's market.

Posted by: klaftern at January 09, 2019 06:04 PM (RuIsu)

404 Y5, I think the lawless judiciary is stupid, and arrogant, but they have enough guile to over-play their lawless usurping hand.


Under Trump they have greatly expanded the scope of their usurpation and lawlessness - they now routinely usurp executive power and appoint themselves as inter-agency policy review committees, or congressional committees doing mark-ups, all contrary to clear constitutional and statutory authorities. They have thrown out any serious definition of "standing" - to the point that foreigners, outside the country, now have standing to contest presidential decisions.


I think trying to get into what is really the last undamaged area of presidential power - commander in chief - would make them think that Scalia's warning might *finally* apply - that is, usurp too much and you'll find out just how limited your power is, when the executive repudiates. Though I'm skeptical even Trump would repudiate - I doubt he hears a single voice that isn't rendered useless or pernicious by the brain-dead robotic subservience of the legal cult to the disastrous, post-constitutional status quo.
Posted by: rhomboid at J



guessing you are likely right but either way what a mess.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 09, 2019 06:04 PM (MTjB1)

405 Trumps fighting the good fight but once again the GOP puts him in a terrible position.

The GOP could have put wall funding in the last FOUR CR's that have been vomitted forth from the GOP house in the two years they controlled both the House and Senate but no, because they want a wall even less than the Democrats do, being a wholey owned subsidiary of the COC.


At the end of the day either Trump or the GOP are going to capitulate because the Democrats will not and cannot give in, lest their base go ballistic.
And unlike the GOP, the Donks listen to and reward their voters.

The shutdown will probably go into February but not longer than that as critical agencies will start running out of funding.

And the sad thing is that all of the GOP toughness on this issue is an okeedoke as all they want is the issue to run on and not to actually solve the problem.


Posted by: Jewish Dumpling at January 09, 2019 06:04 PM (me8yf)

406 's simply a matter of how long it takes for attorneys to file the
documents and the earliest opportunity a judge has to grant the order,
which is 100% guaranteed.


Unless the federal courts are also shutdown. Wink, wink.

Posted by: An Observation at January 09, 2019 06:05 PM (l8Qs6)

407
228 OK, my husband is a federal worker, and whoever is saying they haven't been paid in weeks is full of shit. They got paid last week, on Monday.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 09, 2019 05:32 PM (QBy2Q)


In gold doubloons, right?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 09, 2019 06:06 PM (pNxlR)

408 AOC never learned how to boil and egg.

A surprising number of city dwellers never cook. I remember a few years ago, interior design articles for younger millennials on how to repurpose the dining room, since they were never using it to host or eat meals. The idea of a kitchen or dining table where the family congregates for millennials seemed so old fashioned. One girl said she never used her oven so she just used it to store stuff.

So eating out 3x a day? Sadly some do.
Posted by: LizLem


And people wonder why I don't worry if the balloon goes up. Me & mine will survive just fine.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2019 06:08 PM (JWzxO)

409
Anyways, my credit union sent out an email -- they, at least, are offering bridge loans a low interest rates for govt workers affected by the shutdown


How are they going to eat a bridge, huh?

How is that helping?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 09, 2019 06:09 PM (pNxlR)

410 The Dems could make a deal with another Republican President secure in the knowledge nothing would come of it. It would be 5 billion that could get stolen like any other appropriation.

The Dems are worried he might actually do something at the border to prevent illegal immigration.

Posted by: jmt at January 09, 2019 06:10 PM (I8vjj)

411 Trump should never meet with democrats without a gaggle of reporters present.

Posted by: AzDesertRat at January 09, 2019 06:14 PM (/2TXu)

412 Cantcha order boiled eggs from Beezose?

Posted by: klaftern at January 09, 2019 06:15 PM (RuIsu)

413
Hmmm. (Eyes Statue of Liberty and 60,000 pounds of copper)
Posted by: Hello, Wall (Hello, hello) at January 09, 2019 05:38 PM (9Uclw)


I saw a libbie say that if the Dems cave and grant PDJT funding for the wall, the Statue of Liberty should be torn down and scrapped. So you'd be signaling the outcome by getting a jump on this.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 09, 2019 06:16 PM (pNxlR)

414 Quit sucking at the taxpayers expense and join us out in the private sector.I don't give a rats ass about any federal worker not getting paid promptly.Try getting an answer from SSA or the IRS when they are fully staffed.Ineptitude at its finest.

Posted by: YTown Guy at January 09, 2019 06:16 PM (b0UWr)

415 The Dems are worried he might actually do something at the border to prevent illegal immigration.
They KNOW he will.

Posted by: An Observation at January 09, 2019 06:17 PM (l8Qs6)

416 How about bringing back soup kitchens for federal workers. Put them on some corners in DC. Show your government ID and get a small can of soup.Using real soup cans, with the top cut off. The press would eat that up, especially if they had children involved.

Posted by: Colin at January 09, 2019 06:18 PM (+AGgs)

417 414 Quit sucking at the taxpayers expense and join us out in the private sector.I don't give a rats ass about any federal worker not getting paid promptly.Try getting an answer from SSA or the IRS when they are fully staffed.Ineptitude at its finest.
Posted by: YTown Guy at January 09, 2019 06:16 PM (b0UWr)

=====

They're overworked and need more funding. /sarc

Posted by: Kingsnake at January 09, 2019 06:18 PM (3JbJY)

418 Countdown to cannibalism. tick & etc.

Posted by: klaftern at January 09, 2019 06:20 PM (RuIsu)

419 If they call me up my uniforms still fit and I would probably report cheerfully. Have you guys seen the pay scale lately?

Posted by: Eromero at January 09, 2019 06:22 PM (zLDYs)

420 408 AOC never learned how to boil and egg.

A surprising number of city dwellers never cook. I remember a few years ago, interior design articles for younger millennials on how to repurpose the dining room, since they were never using it to host or eat meals. The idea of a kitchen or dining table where the family congregates for millennials seemed so old fashioned. One girl said she never used her oven so she just used it to store stuff.

So eating out 3x a day? Sadly some do.
Posted by: LizLem


And people wonder why I don't worry if the balloon goes up. Me & mine will survive just fine.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2019 06:08 PM (JWzxO)

Families get together over the kitchen or dining room table is white privilege.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 09, 2019 06:23 PM (MkcN1)

421
"As darkness falls over America on this, the nineteenth day of the federal government shutdown, every community with significant numbers of federal workers is starting to look like Donner Pass during the winter of 1846-1847. Fewer and fewer pets roam the streets; soon there will be none. The haunted and frightened looks on the faces of residents foreshadow the question on everyone's mind: "When will we begin to hear confirmed reports of cannibalism and who will be the first victim?" All this, and more, because Orange Man Bad!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 09, 2019 06:28 PM (pNxlR)

422 Eating in, who does that anymore /sarc.
That why Wegmans and other large grecoery stores make the money. Endless steam tables with prepared food. And they are located in the wealthy areas around DC, Virginia, Maryland.

Posted by: Colin at January 09, 2019 06:29 PM (+AGgs)

423 419 If they call me up my uniforms still fit and I would probably report cheerfully. Have you guys seen the pay scale lately?
Posted by: Eromero at January 09, 2019 06:22 PM (zLDYs)

=====

When I joined the Army (1980), the jump pay ($50/month) had not changed since World War II. It went up to a whopping $100 a few years later ...

Posted by: Kingsnake at January 09, 2019 06:30 PM (3JbJY)

424 Did they ever show occasionally taco bells new apartment after she got a paycheck?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 09, 2019 05:54 PM (ti+mk)

A white panel van down by the Potomac River.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 09, 2019 06:31 PM (QLvwG)

425 All those videos of Chucky and Nancy telling us how we need a wall and enlarge the border patrol. They were saying we need to spend big bucks on a wall. Most are probably on YouTube, unless they have gone down the rabbit hole.

Posted by: Colin at January 09, 2019 06:35 PM (+AGgs)

426 Families get together over the kitchen or dining room table is white privilege.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 09, 2019 06:23 PM (MkcN1)


Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms is just more propaganda from the white cis-male patriarchy to oppress and subjugate the rest of us.

Posted by: AOC at January 09, 2019 06:36 PM (QLvwG)

427 Donde esta el dinero? No hay ninguno?
Adios, pendejos.

Posted by: Jefe El Donaldo at January 09, 2019 06:37 PM (v0R5T)

428
It's like a life coach, only.....cuddlier.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 09, 2019 05:49 PM (ptqGC)


So your SiL has an out?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 09, 2019 06:38 PM (pNxlR)

429 "As darkness falls over America on this, the nineteenth day of the federal government shutdown, every community with significant numbers of federal workers is starting to look like Donner Pass during the winter of 1846-1847. Fewer and fewer pets roam the streets; soon there will be none. The haunted and frightened looks on the faces of residents foreshadow the question on everyone's mind: "When will we begin to hear confirmed reports of cannibalism and who will be the first victim?" All this, and more, because Orange Man Bad!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 09, 2019 06:28 PM


Writers of this caliber are needed. Are you available?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Don Lemon at January 09, 2019 06:47 PM (DMUuz)

430 I just love love love how the President is kicking the Democrats in the 'nads.

And the Dems are like, "WTF!!!! Republicans ALWAYS fold!!!"

Posted by: Yog-Sothoth at January 09, 2019 06:50 PM (T09ml)

431 FDA has suspended regular inspections of food producers due to lack of government funding.

It's going to be awesome when Trump's supporters kids and grandkids start dying from food poisoning because they want to own the Libs. Lol.

Posted by: Tick at January 09, 2019 07:09 PM (9QZLh)

432 21
Gotta be willing to walk away from the table.

Trump of all people knows that.
Even I know that. It's in the Karrass Negotiating Seminar ads in the airline magazines in the seatback for years!

Posted by: Anon at January 09, 2019 08:57 PM (yJy4c)

433 431 It's going to be awesome when Trump's supporters kids and grandkids
start dying from food poisoning because they want to own the Libs. Lol.

Yes, dying children are a GLORIOUS site to laugh about, except I thought the left preferred chopping them to pieces fresh our of the womb.

More seriously - you are worse than Hitler for writing what you wrote.

Posted by: Anon at January 09, 2019 08:59 PM (yJy4c)

434 THANK LORD JESUS WE FINALLY HAVE A POTUS WHO TELLS THE MARXIST SCUMBAGS TO STUFF IT

Posted by: Anon at January 09, 2019 09:02 PM (yJy4c)

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