Senior Official in the Trump Administration: Keep the Shutdown Going. We're Getting A Lot More Done Without #TheResistance Sabotaging Us At Every Step.

Only senior officials are at work in many departments, which means #TheResistance of do-nothing bureaucrats -- who are actually doing something under Trump, to wit, subverting and sabotaging his orders -- aren't present.

The official submitted this article to the Daily Caller anonymously.

President Trump can end this abuse. Senior officials can reprioritize during an extended shutdown, focus on valuable results and weed out the saboteurs. We do not want most employees to return, because we are working better without them. Sure, we empathize with families making tough financial decisions, like mine, and just like private citizens who have to find other work and bring competitive value every day, while paying more than a third of their salary in federal taxes.

President Trump has created more jobs in the private sector than the furloughed federal workforce. Now that we are shut down, not only are we identifying and eliminating much of the sabotage and waste, but we are finally working on the president’s agenda.

President Trump does not need Congress to address the border emergency, and yes, it is an emergency. Billions upon billions of hard-earned tax dollars are still being dumped into foreign aid programs every year that do nothing for America’s interest or national security. The president does not need congressional funding to deconstruct abusive agencies who work against his agenda. This is a chance to effect real change, and his leverage grows stronger every day the shutdown lasts.

The president should add to his demands, including a vote on all of his political nominees in the Senate. Send the career appointees back. Many are in the 5 percent of saboteurs and resistance leaders.


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1 Yep!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 14, 2019 03:30 PM (ffYR/)

2 Starve the Beast!

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 14, 2019 03:31 PM (y7DUB)

3 Please continue.

Posted by: Ever at January 14, 2019 03:31 PM (1Zh0U)

4 Wonderful. Keep it closed.

I notice no difference.

Posted by: Sponge at January 14, 2019 03:32 PM (F4u7C)

5 Yep.
Starve. The. Beast.

Posted by: shibumi at January 14, 2019 03:32 PM (OXL6p)

6 I was unable to post here on this topic owing to the government shutdown.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 03:32 PM (37IEG)

7

#StayTheFuckHome

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 14, 2019 03:32 PM (GiDKn)

8 If this is true, then


How does it feel to be fundamentally transformed, chumps?


BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Clearance at the Outrage Outlet! All Despair, Gloom 50% Off! at January 14, 2019 03:32 PM (hLRSq)

9 I'm going to guess, not 1st.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2019 03:32 PM (1ISKN)

10 interesting.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 14, 2019 03:32 PM (GBteo)

11 Worked for the govt many years ago and this is all true. Some of the laziest people I've ever seen just plant themselves there and do nothing. Can't get rid of them either.

Posted by: keena at January 14, 2019 03:32 PM (PLEAX)

12 The Govt. is shutdown? I had not noticed. Meh, keep it shut. Forever.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 14, 2019 03:33 PM (0OmEj)

13 Must. Not. Fap. At. Work.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 14, 2019 03:33 PM (RD7QR)

14 Finally, an anonymous source that isn't an Owebama stooge calling for "resistance."

Posted by: Sponge at January 14, 2019 03:33 PM (F4u7C)

15 Navy Fed Credit Union was offering a 0% loan to govt. workers.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2019 03:33 PM (1ISKN)

16 The longer it goes, the worse for the dims.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 14, 2019 03:34 PM (kehDQ)

17 Must. Not. Fap. At. Work.

!?

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at January 14, 2019 03:34 PM (beH4q)

18 This is an example of the old adage "if a tree falls in the forest," isn't it.

If 800,000 non-essential government employees are sent home......

Posted by: Sponge at January 14, 2019 03:35 PM (F4u7C)

19 GOVERNMENT "WORKER"

OXYMORON

Posted by: SUG at January 14, 2019 03:35 PM (9mrl2)

20 I think one thing that could come back to bite Trump is the TSA people aren't being paid, so a bunch are taking sick leave increasing pass-through times at airports.

Frankly, I'm all for scaling back the TSA/eliminating and replacing it with something less bothersome and hopefully more efficient (and actually able to find problems, 95% failure rate for TSA says what). But in the short run it could become a problem.

Posted by: Gaff at January 14, 2019 03:35 PM (jPS2y)

21 But Bloomberg News on my phone told me that Trump is getting blamed for the mass starvations, riots, rapes, looting, etc. caused by "his" shutdown!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 14, 2019 03:35 PM (ptqGC)

22 Heh - Is Trump like Hans Gruber, knowing that a hostage crisis protocol will in fact trigger exactly what he can't do on his own?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2019 03:35 PM (W+vEI)

23 On day 31, under Federal Rules, these furloughed personnel all become RIF's.

I actually hat that the president has intimated they will all be "paid" when this vacation is over. Conversely, this begs the question:if we don't miss most of these people, why are they employed at all?

Posted by: Marcus T at January 14, 2019 03:35 PM (VpIIl)

24 About time they found out how the rest of us had to live.

I know a handful of fed employees I still respect. The one I respected most I buried two years ago. The rest, welcome to the real world.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 14, 2019 03:35 PM (AM1GF)

25 That said, hammer the point home to any FedGov employee you know: if there is any bureaucrat suffering, blame Peelousy and Smarmy Schumer.

Heck, if Trump had the budget he wanted there would actually be *more* FedGov employees, Border Patrol and all that.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 14, 2019 03:35 PM (ujg0T)

26 Shut it down! Shut it all down! Forever!

Posted by: Mr Book at January 14, 2019 03:35 PM (37IEG)

27 This is not the narrative I was told to expect.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2019 03:36 PM (cqNba)

28 I keep forgetting the government is shutdown and that we all might die.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 14, 2019 03:36 PM (88+cf)

29 I do not know anyone out of work because of the shutdown. Well my SIL but she supports the president anyhow.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 14, 2019 03:36 PM (0OmEj)

30 Same thing's happening at the Weekly Standard. The only people who are showing up are those not devoted to undermining the administration.

Posted by: Ted K. at January 14, 2019 03:36 PM (I6Vm1)

31 I would say most Americans support Trump on this.

Posted by: Vic at January 14, 2019 03:36 PM (mpXpK)

32 Navy Fed Credit Union was offering a 0% loan to govt. workers.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Ooh. That's gonna suck if they get RIFed.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 14, 2019 03:37 PM (AM1GF)

33 When to a national park yesterday, it was very crowded. A lot of people enjoying the park, more than I usually see.

Seems saving that 30 dollar charge to get in is the key. I don't think anyone there was concerned over the shutdown at all.

Posted by: DXO at January 14, 2019 03:37 PM (nzKWW)

34 I was told the national parks are filled with trash now.

Here's an idea: Have visitors haul their own trash out. Jeebus.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 14, 2019 03:37 PM (ptqGC)

35 22
Heh - Is Trump like Hans Gruber, knowing that a hostage crisis protocol
will in fact trigger exactly what he can't do on his own?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2019 03:35 PM (W+vEI)

It is certainly 3 d chess looking action going on.

Could be an Air Craft Controller's union moment.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 14, 2019 03:37 PM (ymnmz)

36 Hmmm. I hope it's true but I'm skeptical.

Posted by: WisRich at January 14, 2019 03:37 PM (G0vdT)

37 Has Pelosi agreed that if we don't need a border to protect us from terrorists, we also don't need TSA agents frisking us at the airports?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 03:37 PM (37IEG)

38 I am so heartbroken that the entire EPA is sitting at home doing nothing. NOT!!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2019 03:37 PM (Kpl3J)

39 When the Shutdown crosses 30 days early next week, under OMB rules furloughed federal employees can be RIFed by their agencies

I think Mick Mulvaney knows this and how it can be used to further the reductions he put in Trumps budget. The budget Nancy would never approve

Developing ....

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 14, 2019 03:37 PM (iW7OB)

40 Justice Ginsburg has furloughed herself as "nonessential." The Court seems to be getting by just fine with only eight Justices.

Posted by: Brian Dead, Esq. at January 14, 2019 03:37 PM (uloIh)

41 Personally, I don't think the government is shut down enough.

Keep Defense running and maybe three or four other departments. The rest we can do without.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at January 14, 2019 03:37 PM (bcbK8)

42 Pornhub clicks way, way down.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2019 03:38 PM (v0R5T)

43 I keep forgetting the government is shutdown and that we all might die.
Posted by: Roland THTG at January 14, 2019 03:36 PM (88+cf)


That's no issue. Most died in the Net Neutrality Repeal plague of 2017 and the rest were eliminated with the Trump Tax Cuts.

Posted by: Sponge at January 14, 2019 03:38 PM (F4u7C)

44 Oh, and we're all dead due to the shutdown according to the MSM, we're just too deplorable to realize it.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 14, 2019 03:38 PM (RD7QR)

45 "Hmm, nobody's at work and our numbers went up..."

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2019 03:38 PM (DVPgb)

46

MY GYNACOLOGIST HAS TO USE THE JAWS OF LIFE TO GET INTO MY VAJAYJAY.

CANNOT DECIDE IF THIS IS EXTERMINATABLE OR NOT.

FUCK HUMANS. EXTERMINATE!

Posted by: Rocket Propelled Ginsberg in a Pike Chair, Beep Beep! at January 14, 2019 03:38 PM (n2qRY)

47 I don't know if it is true, but this is very believable.

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2019 03:38 PM (kfj5i)

48 Why can't the shutdown be permanent? We don't need most of these people, like the EPA, FDA, etc.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 14, 2019 03:38 PM (0TYt/)

49 That is one long dagger that Trump is twisting into the back of the demofascists.


Well played TGE.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 14, 2019 03:38 PM (pw+jk)

50 But who is going to regulate me?!?!?

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2019 03:38 PM (DVPgb)

51 This shutdown may force EPA workers to shit in their own hallways.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 14, 2019 03:39 PM (/tuJf)

52 GOVERNMENT "WORKER"

OXYMORON

Posted by: SUG at January 14, 2019 03:35 PM (9mrl2)
............

Hey, those shovels are not gonna lean on themselves.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2019 03:39 PM (v0R5T)

53 That's no issue. Most died in the Net Neutrality Repeal plague of 2017 and the rest were eliminated with the Trump Tax Cuts.
-----
And that's not even counting the ninety million per day being killed by firearms.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 14, 2019 03:39 PM (Hx3Yn)

54 13 Must. Not. Fap. At. Work.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 14, 2019 03:33 PM (RD7QR)

Ah to be young. Or in love again.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at January 14, 2019 03:39 PM (bcbK8)

55 Who will cordon off the WWII memorial in the summer?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 14, 2019 03:39 PM (ymnmz)

56 11 Worked for the govt many years ago and this is all true. Some of the laziest people I've ever seen just plant themselves there and do nothing. Can't get rid of them either.
Posted by: keena at January 14, 2019 03:32 PM (PLEAX)

a family member of mine spent many years working for a state govt in a blue state.

The stories I heard made my blood boil.

But basically, yeah, as the author of piece points out -- the idea was to do as little as possible while accumulating as much power as possible.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 14, 2019 03:39 PM (GBteo)

57 34
I was told the national parks are filled with trash now.

Here's an idea: Have visitors haul their own trash out. Jeebus.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 14, 2019 03:37 PM (ptqGC)
And I've heard they've taken advantage of the inability of unfunded Park Rangers to instantaneously detect damage to park flora in the thousands of square miles of parkland and beam to the spot and put a instant stop to it.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 03:39 PM (37IEG)

58 I was actually wondering about that a few days ago. Without the drones dragging their feet, I bet they can get a lot more done.

But here's where they should be taking notes: these are the people who were our biggest problem. FIRE THEM.

The shutdown is actually starting to bite some people a little, not a lot mind you. They've gotten to the point where they aren't getting paychecks now (although many, if not most, are paid monthly and already got their December check). This whole "I'm working without being paid" is largely theoretical to at least some, since they weren't going to be paid yet anyway.

The thing is, its hard for me to have LOT of sympathy for them, because many people live paycheck to paycheck without benefits and some aren't sure if they'll get a paycheck next time or if they'll even have work. I have a cousin who is a welder. He makes pretty good money when he works... but he doesn't always work. I write and illustrate for money but I never know if I'll have any money next week, let alone next month.

So this isn't exactly an inconceivable situation.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 03:39 PM (39g3+)

59 See? the shut down is good - all these federal employees are now free to write a column for free markets at NRO...

Posted by: Boswell at January 14, 2019 03:40 PM (32YRo)

60 Imagine if the last congress had actually gotten around to abolishing some of these agencies.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 14, 2019 03:40 PM (yL25O)

61 Even though I want to agree with this person, I can't accept unsourced op ed's.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 14, 2019 03:40 PM (JUOKG)

62 Government careerists care about two things- hanging onto their job and their pensions. Trump potentially threatens both of those things. Of course those are going to be the 'resisters". Personally, I'm enjoying the shutdown. Now that the fed employees have missed a paycheck, I suspect we'll be seeing interviews with works who will have sob stories that they can't feed their children and it's all the fault of that Bad Orange Man.

Posted by: Baboo the Oceleot at January 14, 2019 03:40 PM (EIZU+)

63 Teee heee heee hee, fine with me.

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2019 03:40 PM (/rm4P)

64 When the Shutdown crosses 30 days early next week, under OMB rules furloughed federal employees can be RIFed by their agencies

I think Mick Mulvaney knows this and how it can be used to further the reductions he put in Trumps budget. The budget Nancy would never approve

Developing ....
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 14, 2019 03:37 PM (iW7OB)

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

We are at day 24. By Friday the shrieking should be glass shattering.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 14, 2019 03:41 PM (ffYR/)

65 I would say most Americans support Trump on this.

My sense is that they do, but the longer this goes, the less that support will stand. The problem is that the hard left are in such a steelclad bubble that they think everyone is on their side and they're winning. And the longer they go, the more likely that is to begin being true.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 03:41 PM (39g3+)

66 Does corporate espionage still go on? Seems easier than ever to get hired at a competitor's marketing dept and convince them to alienate their entire client base.

Posted by: ... at January 14, 2019 03:41 PM (nJupx)

67
We are at day 24. By Friday the shrieking should be glass shattering.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 14, 2019 03:41 PM (ffYR/)


Even Fox News has a fucking Government Shutdown clock in the lower right corner.......

Posted by: Sponge at January 14, 2019 03:41 PM (F4u7C)

68 60
Imagine if the last congress had actually gotten around to abolishing some of these agencies.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 14, 2019 03:40 PM (yL25O)
While we're fantasizing, imagine if the last Congress had done their flucking job and established a budget!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 03:41 PM (37IEG)

69 The next big issue the media will use is the TSA Workers are not showing up for their shifts.

OMG! This actually affects the politicians and their staff. No more flying off to Puerto Rico or back home on Thursday night? They might have to wait in line?

Watch for the CRISIS!!! Newstories this week.

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2019 03:41 PM (kfj5i)

70 I keep forgetting the government is shutdown and that we all might die.

Had to send in my fourth quarter taxes a few days ago. We'll see just how shut down they are, whether they cash the check or not.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (2lndx)

71 I feel the fappening over this article.

Yet... something doesn't ring true about its authenticity, or the bonafides of the author. Smell test, etc. Not saying it's fake. Just vague a sense I'm getting. Too good to be true?

Maybe just pessimism over past expectations that were disappointed.

Posted by: Hands at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (786Ro)

72 55 Who will cordon off the WWII memorial in the summer?
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 14, 2019 03:39 PM (ymnmz)

...

To say nothing of trapping the guests inside park hotels, and making sure they don't exit their tour buses to photograph wildlife?

Posted by: TexasDan at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (yL25O)

73 Sounds fake but accurate.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (t6MX/)

74 Imagine if the last congress had actually gotten around to abolishing some of these agencies.

You have to admit we talked a good game before we had the power.

Posted by: Paul Ryno at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (DVPgb)

75 So much winning.

Doctor Who down to 22% audience ratings (!!)

I really think they've given up.

Posted by: trev006 at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (9vRlA)

76 "Conservatives" have known since Barry Goldwater ran for President that the Federal Government is a money sucking machine that benefits no one. No one except the elite and the parasites that have been provided make work jobs by those purchasing their loyalty. The parasites in the Federal Government have never felt sorry for the coal miners, autoworkers, construction workers, oil field hands, retail employees, etc., that have lost their jobs due to the blood sucking nature of our "betters". So, it won't bother me one bit if those apparatchiiks are out-of-work for a long period of time and have to work at McDonalds for awhile. What I don't understand is why they will get paid for their non-work when the shutdown ends and they go back to watching porn, chatting on Faceborg, or surfing the net. Who else in America gets such a deal?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (3sjI6)

77 Interesting. I wonder how long this is planned.

could it be that PDJT played Br'er Rabbit to plousey and schumkey's Br'er Fox and Br'er bear?

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (8D42x)

78 MSM in a panic!!!

Posted by: sOME mORON at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (ICWiF)

79 Most long-time Government workers couldn't make it six months in a real, private-sector job. "Oh, I can't jerk off to porn in my office all day with the door open? If only someone had told me!"

Posted by: Brian Dead, Esq. at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (uloIh)

80 We need to shut down the TSA, regardless.

We have spent billions of dollars, and gotten in return a politicized, unionized spoils system, where only non-threats are searched, flights are missed due to unconscionably long TSA delays, and NOT ONE single terrorist stopped by the TSA.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (0TYt/)

81 WHO WILL INSPECT THE MEAT?

Posted by: Shemp at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (ymnmz)

82 >>Why can't the shutdown be permanent? We don't need most of these people, like the EPA, FDA, etc.


Reminds me of Mick Mulvaney's plan to radically re-organize the federal government by eliminating redundancy across agencies. The plan sounded fabulous - exactly what would happen in the private sector for a company that has grown too big from multiple acquisitions, etc.
Redundant staff RIF'd during a shutdown would be so dang clever. Sigh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRr-drtPhlA

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (W+vEI)

83 I meant OPM rules not OMB

Whats beautiful is that weve never had a 30 day shutdown before to use for RIFing

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 14, 2019 03:43 PM (iW7OB)

84
Bureaucracy dies in broad daylight!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2019 03:43 PM (/9p9e)

85 Shut down all of the non-essentials and cancel their pensions. The less government the better

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 14, 2019 03:43 PM (OLCnA)

86 The parks are doing just fine. The MSM end of of the world reporting is fake new as usual.

Posted by: DXO at January 14, 2019 03:43 PM (nzKWW)

87 >>My sense is that they do, but the longer this goes, the less that support will stand. The problem is that the hard left are in such a steelclad bubble that they think everyone is on their side and they're winning. And the longer they go, the more likely that is to begin being true.

Someone will have to inform the vast majority of the country who doesn't even know that a shutdown is happening.

This is inside the beltway stuff. The vast majority of the country is more concerned with their own lives.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 14, 2019 03:43 PM (/tuJf)

88 62 Government careerists care about two things- hanging onto their job and their pensions. Trump potentially threatens both of those things. Of course those are going to be the 'resisters". Personally, I'm enjoying the shutdown. Now that the fed employees have missed a paycheck, I suspect we'll be seeing interviews with works who will have sob stories that they can't feed their children and it's all the fault of that Bad Orange Man.
Posted by: Baboo the Oceleot at January 14, 2019 03:40 PM (EIZU+)



To repeat again: It is not Trump that is threatening these nice things of theirs. it is Peelousy, Smarmy Schumer and the Commiecrats, who are holding them hostage, and putting illegal aliens ahead of US Citizens (and legal resident aliens too, but I digress)

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 14, 2019 03:43 PM (ujg0T)

89 69 The next big issue the media will use is the TSA Workers are not showing up for their shifts.

OMG! This actually affects the politicians and their staff. No more flying off to Puerto Rico or back home on Thursday night? They might have to wait in line?

Watch for the CRISIS!!! Newstories this week.
Posted by: rd at January 14, 2019 03:41 PM (kfj5i)

...

This would be an excellent moment to reflect on the point that AIRPORTS DON"T HAVE TO USE THE TSA.

They can hire their own security staff if they choose to do so.

Seems like now would be a great time to make the switch.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 14, 2019 03:43 PM (yL25O)

90

POTUS should bus disable vets IN to the parks, give them special tours etc. That would troll the fuck out of O'Buttfuck...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 14, 2019 03:43 PM (n2qRY)

91 84


Bureaucracy dies in broad daylight!





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2019 03:43 PM (/9p9e)


snort

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 14, 2019 03:43 PM (ymnmz)

92 Gotta get back to work. Girlfriend keeps calling me flirting with me knowing her South Georgia country accent has always driven me crazy the last 25 years. It's awefully wonderful to feel 14-15 years old 24/7/365 and have your best friend as your lover and girlfriend. It's even better to be adored, wanted, missed, respected, trusted, and loved.

Off to get some GAINZZZ too. Stay blessed Horde.

Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 03:43 PM (xQJTG)

93 15 Navy Fed Credit Union was offering a 0% loan to govt. workers.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

illegal and dumb. they can lose their principal for making such loans without documenting an ability to repay. these are rules these same government workers voted for.

Posted by: x at January 14, 2019 03:44 PM (nFwvY)

94 "Government careerists care about two things- hanging onto their job and their pensions. Trump potentially threatens both of those things."

They are the pressure point that Trump can put on the Democrats. And I think he knows that and is using it.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Clearance at the Outrage Outlet! All Despair, Gloom 50% Off! at January 14, 2019 03:44 PM (hLRSq)

95 81
WHO WILL INSPECT THE MEAT?


Posted by: Shemp at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (ymnmz)
Exactly what I've been asking! Here's mine!

Posted by: Shep Smith at January 14, 2019 03:44 PM (37IEG)

96 The only people I have seen on the news complaining about how the shutdown has hurt them have been activists.

You can always tell the activists because there is a light of joy in their eyes as they do their little academy award performance and ask questions about what they're supposed to do now.

Posted by: ... at January 14, 2019 03:44 PM (nJupx)

97 If you listen to the news you'd think 98% of the country work as federal employees.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2019 03:44 PM (4ErVI)

98 I work for a red state and I literally had to explain a $6 difference in our budget from one year to the next. No, I didn't miss any zeroes..$6.00 difference...
that is the difference between a red and blue state.

Posted by: lin-duh at January 14, 2019 03:44 PM (eSAWM)

99 Now that the fed employees have missed a paycheck, I suspect we'll be seeing interviews with works who will have sob stories that they can't feed their children and it's all the fault of that Bad Orange Man.
Posted by: Baboo the Oceleot at January 14, 2019 03:40 PM (EIZU+)

In NoVA and the DC metro area, the news is full of these stories already. Heck, they started a day after the shutdown began. There is no way people are suffering the effects of no paycheck after one day. But they are crying on the news about it.

If you live around here, check out the private museums that are open, because they are relishing the increase in foot traffic, and are grateful.

Posted by: moki at January 14, 2019 03:44 PM (mFoNl)

100 Next, let's start shutting down state government agencies.

See what we actually NEED.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at January 14, 2019 03:44 PM (bcbK8)

101 The thing that made the Soviets shit their pants was when Reagan fired all of the controllers. Then they knew he was not to be trifled with.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 14, 2019 03:44 PM (pw+jk)

102 POTUS should bus disable vets IN to the parks, give them special tours etc. That would troll the fuck out of O'Buttfuck...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 14, 2019 03:43 PM (n2qRY)


Just the fact that they're not barricaded shut is a shiv in the spine of that narcissistic prickbag.

Posted by: Sponge at January 14, 2019 03:45 PM (F4u7C)

103 But Bloomberg News on my phone told me that Trump is getting blamed for the mass starvations, riots, rapes, looting, etc. caused by "his" shutdown!
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 14, 2019 03:35 PM (ptqGC)

You know who else shut down governments?!

ATTILA! He's Attila the Trump! REEEEEEEE

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2019 03:45 PM (7PLM4)

104 I'm thinking Donny needs to do a Ronald Reagan and fire everyone that refuses to return to work upon his EO... One way to rid his administration of the resistance scum...

Posted by: sOME mORON at January 14, 2019 03:45 PM (ICWiF)

105 The next big issue the media will use is the TSA Workers are not showing up for their shifts.

Well, that would just suck if flying were more convenient.

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2019 03:45 PM (DVPgb)

106 and NOT ONE single terrorist stopped by the TSA.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (0TYt/)
silly, that's why we have Danish tourists on board every flight.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 03:45 PM (37IEG)

107
I would say most Americans support Trump on this.

My sense is that they do, but the longer this goes, the less that support will stand. The problem is that the hard left are in such a steelclad bubble that they think everyone is on their side and they're winning. And the longer they go, the more likely that is to begin being true.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 03:41 PM (39g3+)


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


Call Congress!

Email Congress!

Call your Democrat Senators and Congress Person.

Finance the Wall! Build the Wall!

Be polite, be persistent.

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2019 03:45 PM (kfj5i)

108 I hope my main man Mulvaney has prepared RIF lists with the ferocity of Lavrenti Beria.

Pachka!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 03:45 PM (AzW6q)

109 It reads more like opinion (opinion that I like ) than settled policy or PDT's intentions. Could be infighting going on among WH staffers over shutdown? And the one who wrote the piece for the Daily Caller is trying to get his/her side's view out there? We'll probably find out soon enough if PDT shares this view.

Posted by: Hands at January 14, 2019 03:45 PM (786Ro)

110
Imagine what can happen when people start realizing they can manage just fine without the government. Even better, really.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2019 03:45 PM (/9p9e)

111 One of my kids works for the State department and is supposed to be in language training at the moment, except they have been furloughed. Said kid is still going to a central Asian stan-hole this summer, and language proficiency is supposed to be required for the position. Be curious to see what happens come summer.

State department positions mostly rotate in the summer so be careful if you are traveling. There may be no consular people to help you out if you get into trouble.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at January 14, 2019 03:45 PM (kUmUV)

112 92 Gotta get back to work. Girlfriend keeps calling me flirting with me knowing her South Georgia country accent has always driven me crazy the last 25 years. It's awefully wonderful to feel 14-15 years old 24/7/365 and have your best friend as your lover and girlfriend. It's even better to be adored, wanted, missed, respected, trusted, and loved.

Off to get some GAINZZZ too. Stay blessed Horde.
Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 03:43 PM (xQJTG)

So you're saying your claim on the soon-to-be-Ex-Mrs Bezos is expiring?

Interesting...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at January 14, 2019 03:46 PM (bcbK8)

113 97
If you listen to the news you'd think 98% of the country work as federal employees.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2019 03:44 PM (4ErVI)
Well, the news DOES come from Washington DC you know.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 03:46 PM (37IEG)

114 In NoVA and the DC metro area, the news is full of these stories already. Heck, they started a day after the shutdown began. There is no way people are suffering the effects of no paycheck after one day. But they are crying on the news about it.

Posted by: moki at January 14, 2019 03:44 PM (mFoNl)

If you're making Fed salary with Fed benefits and you're still four weeks away from financial insolvency... That's YOUR fucking fault.

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2019 03:46 PM (7PLM4)

115 EPA types are prolly out dumping their waste oil on baby seals. No time like the present...

Posted by: Burger Chef at January 14, 2019 03:46 PM (RuIsu)

116 81

WHO WILL INSPECT THE MEAT?


I got this.

Posted by: Stormy Daniels at January 14, 2019 03:46 PM (al2Cf)

117 I feel the fappening over this article.



Yet... something doesn't ring true about its authenticity, or the
bonafides of the author. Smell test, etc. Not saying it's fake. Just
vague a sense I'm getting. Too good to be true?



Maybe just pessimism over past expectations that were disappointed.



Posted by: Hands at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM

---

Ditto at my #61. Not buying this op ed, it doesn't feel right. It's like a gift wrapped present on everything I want to believe senior people in the Government feel that has actually been put in writing.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 14, 2019 03:46 PM (JUOKG)

118 87
>>My sense is that they do, but the longer this goes, the less
that support will stand. The problem is that the hard left are in such a
steelclad bubble that they think everyone is on their side and they're
winning. And the longer they go, the more likely that is to begin being
true.



Someone will have to inform the vast majority of the country who doesn't even know that a shutdown is happening.



This is inside the beltway stuff. The vast majority of the country is more concerned with their own lives.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 14, 2019 03:43 PM (/tuJf)


Yeah in my deep blue near bankrupt state we just elected a governor who promised that his first duty as gov would be to install tolls on the highways and raise taxes on those who can pay. Cut spending? Wut?


Waaaaaaahhhhhhhh..... not going to get a lot of pity from the joes and janes out in the real world.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 14, 2019 03:46 PM (ymnmz)

119 108 I hope my main man Mulvaney has prepared RIF lists with the ferocity of Lavrenti Beria.

Pachka!
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 03:45 PM (AzW6q)


"Smarter than the average apparatchik!"

- - Yogi Beria

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2019 03:46 PM (/9p9e)

120
Speaking of fapping at work...

Anyone get this?

In this clip is Marrkie Post's boobs.

But who can identify the dark-haired woman with the boobs?

https://youtu.be/1xBq06udsNo?t=44s

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 14, 2019 03:46 PM (GiDKn)

121 If you live around here, check out the private museums that are open, because they are relishing the increase in foot traffic, and are grateful.
Posted by: moki at January 14, 2019 03:44 P



moki, I'm on the left coast and even out here the local news is running the sob stories.

Posted by: Hands at January 14, 2019 03:47 PM (786Ro)

122 a family member of mine spent many years working for a state govt in a blue state.

The stories I heard made my blood boil.

But basically, yeah, as the author of piece points out -- the idea was to do as little as possible while accumulating as much power as possible.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 14, 2019 03:39 PM (GBteo)

----------

A former friend of mine is with the Census bureau. He began in Miami, and kept working his way closer to D.C. Orlando, Atlanta, Columbia S.C., Charlotte and then finally the Mother ship of D.C.

With the right amount of beer, he would verify what you said. He would also brag that his being Hispanic got him all sorts of job leverage.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 14, 2019 03:47 PM (ffYR/)

123 illegal and dumb. they can lose their principal for making such loans without documenting an ability to repay. these are rules these same government workers voted for.

Posted by: x

Navy used to offer what they called a "deadhorse" - two paycheck advance to be paid back by the time you got out...

Posted by: Boswell at January 14, 2019 03:47 PM (32YRo)

124 120
Speaking of fapping at work...

Anyone get this?

In this clip is Marrkie Post's boobs.

But who can identify the dark-haired woman with the boobs?

https://youtu.be/1xBq06udsNo?t=44s
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 14, 2019 03:46 PM (GiDKn)

Stop it! Stop it!

Why must you torment me with things that could get me fired.

I mean...thank you, I'll check on that, later.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at January 14, 2019 03:47 PM (bcbK8)

125 120 Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 14, 2019 03:46 PM (GiDKn)


Sela Ward?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2019 03:47 PM (/9p9e)

126 I see it mentioned frequently here. RIF.
I know it means reduction in force, but I don't know why that is a thing at the 30 day mark for gov. employees.
Does anyone want to put me some knowledge on this issue?
Is it even true, or just a viral rumor?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 14, 2019 03:47 PM (z79tQ)

127 Speaking of fapping at work...

Anyone get this?

In this clip is Marrkie Post's boobs.

But who can identify the dark-haired woman with the boobs?

https://youtu.be/1xBq06udsNo?t=44s

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 14, 2019 03:46 PM




John Larroquette

Posted by: Hands at January 14, 2019 03:47 PM (786Ro)

128 Imagine what can happen when people start realizing they can manage just fine without the government. Even better, really.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2019 03:45 PM (/9p9e)


Best thing any candidate said during the primaries was Rick Perry when he said "My goal is to make the federal government as inconsequential in your lives as possible."

Posted by: Sponge at January 14, 2019 03:48 PM (F4u7C)

129 I hope my main man Mulvaney has prepared RIF lists with the ferocity of Lavrenti Beria.

Pachka!
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 03:45 PM (AzW6q)

"Show me the man, and... I'll fire him."

Posted by: Lavrenti Mulvaney at January 14, 2019 03:48 PM (7PLM4)

130 Doctor Who down to 22% audience ratings

I suspect it had any higher ratings at all was largely due to the Black Panther effect where a certain part of the population promoted and adored it not because they were fans or even watched it, but because they felt they were supposed to and it helped the narrative.

Black Panther was a 3-star movie that we were all ordered to consider 5-star or be racist.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 03:48 PM (39g3+)

131 My sense is that they do, but the longer this goes, the less that support will stand. The problem is that the hard left are in such a steelclad bubble that they think everyone is on their side and they're winning. And the longer they go, the more likely that is to begin being true.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 03:41 PM (39g3+)

Yeah, I thought the same thing when Reagan stood up to the Air Traffic Controllers Union. The key was "stood up". The American people saw that the world was not ending and said "Meh." If Trump remains resolute people will see that shutting down part of the Federal Government makes no difference in their lives.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 14, 2019 03:48 PM (3sjI6)

132 Either identify and rid the agencies of saboteurs ...
Or the Dems could choose to end the shutdown and build the wall.

Heads I win, tails you lose. I guess he is a Very Stable Genius after all. Or, you know, none of this is rocket science, it just took someone with a bit of character and integrity. The things the #Nevers and the self-confessed leftists keep screeching that Trump lacks. That's what scares me when his 8 years are up. What other politician would be as impervious to bribery, blackmail, or the Soros like desire to shine the magnifying glass on insects like you and me?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 14, 2019 03:48 PM (/qEW2)

133
I've heard they've taken advantage of the inability of unfunded Park Rangers

Yogi Bear is running wild!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 14, 2019 03:48 PM (aKsyK)

134 In this clip is Marrkie Post's boobs.

But who can identify the dark-haired woman with the boobs?

https://youtu.be/1xBq06udsNo?t=44s

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 14, 2019 03:46 PM (GiDKn)


Markie Post wsa awesome!

I would guess a young Sela Ward for the other.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2019 03:49 PM (U96rM)

135 I can inspect my own meat.

Thank you very much.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 14, 2019 03:49 PM (cqNba)

136 I predict a surge in orders for fainting couches in the various departments.

I wonder if KDW will weigh in at over 300 pounds, and a reco to learn coding, but most coding for the gubmint drones.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 14, 2019 03:49 PM (Z4rgH)

137 ut who can identify the dark-haired woman with the boobs?

Reminds me of Sela Ward.

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2019 03:49 PM (DVPgb)

138 Sela Ward?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2019 03:47 PM (/9p9e)

Yes, please. I'll take two to go.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 14, 2019 03:49 PM (z79tQ)

139 If we are not there, who will poop in the halls?

...EPA Nitwits...

Posted by: Bruce at January 14, 2019 03:49 PM (8ikIW)

140 This. is. beautiful!

Posted by: Bosk at January 14, 2019 03:49 PM (9m9TT)

141 but what about that one federal employee that can't afford her insulin???

Posted by: Wizards! At the bottom of it all! at January 14, 2019 03:49 PM (7J5t2)

142 Can we work some sort of deal where we get the appropriation for the wall we want, but keep the government shut down? Because that would be a good thing.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 14, 2019 03:50 PM (0TYt/)

143 most = mostly

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 14, 2019 03:50 PM (Z4rgH)

144 but what about that one federal employee that can't afford her insulin???

===

I mean, we should fire her first

Posted by: Wizards! At the bottom of it all! at January 14, 2019 03:50 PM (7J5t2)

145 133


I've heard they've taken advantage of the inability of unfunded Park Rangers



Yogi Bear is running wild!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 14, 2019 03:48 PM (aKsyK)



I will search your picinic basket, if you pulease.

Posted by: Yogi from the TSA at January 14, 2019 03:50 PM (ymnmz)

146 Drudge has bold red headline about Trump's approval being lowest in a year--43%

Keep it up CNN ,only 4 points to go to get Wolf Blitzer excited...

Posted by: JoeF. at January 14, 2019 03:50 PM (NFEMn)

147 Black Panther was a 3-star movie that we were all ordered to consider 5-star or be racist.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 03:48 PM (39g3+)

Yup. Black Panther was ok. Nothing more than OK.

But then the Academy hasn't rewarded quality in a long time, if indeed it ever did, at least for Best Picture.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at January 14, 2019 03:50 PM (bcbK8)

148 141 but what about that one federal employee that can't afford her insulin???
Posted by: Wizards! At the bottom of it all! at January 14, 2019 03:49 PM (7J5t2)


I blame daughter of Joe's Man-Chin.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (/9p9e)

149 NoVA delenda est.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (88+cf)

150 I hope my main man Mulvaney has prepared RIF lists with the ferocity of Lavrenti Beria.

Pachka!
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 03:45 PM (AzW6q)


"Smarter than the average apparatchik!"

- - Yogi Beria
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2019 03:46 PM



"Nobody uses White Sea Canal any more, it's too crowded... with zeks!"

Posted by: Hands at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (786Ro)

151 According to IMDB, yes, the brunette "Heather" is Sela Ward 32 at the time

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (39g3+)

152 120 Sela Ward.Recognized her right off but confirmed on IMDB

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (BXMxN)

153 Drudge has bold red headline about Trump's approval being lowest in a year--43%

Keep it up CNN ,only 4 points to go to get Wolf Blitzer excited...
Posted by: JoeF. at January 14, 2019 03:50 PM (NFEMn)


Fuck them both.

Imagine where that rating would be where the media not a corrupt insufferable piece of shit.

Posted by: Sponge at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (F4u7C)

154 they can lose their principal for making such loans without documenting an ability to repay

Didn't congress pre-authorize back pay? I assumed it was specifically to make such loans easier to get.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (2lndx)

155 Is Markie Post the one who's down on the muffin nowadays or is she the one that jumped on the Clinton cock carousel?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (bcbK8)

156 In NoVA and the DC metro area, the news is full of these stories already. Heck, they started a day after the shutdown began. There is no way people are suffering the effects of no paycheck after one day. But they are crying on the news about it.

Posted by: moki at January 14, 2019 03:44 PM (mFoNl)

Then they are preaching - crying - to the choir. The audience they need to convince is elsewhere.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Clearance at the Outrage Outlet! All Despair, Gloom 50% Off! at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (hLRSq)

157 149 NoVA delenda est.
Posted by: Roland THTG at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (88+cf)


No Va = doesn't go.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2019 03:52 PM (/9p9e)

158 From what someone I know who is on the "absolutely required to be at work" list has said, the whole thing seems to be arranged to be as painful and disruptive as absolutely possible to those workers. Some of the "rules" as described seem to have no purpose other than causing pain.

And my question is... who decided what the various agencies "have" to do or how they "have" to treat those "essential" employees?

Someone actually made those decisions. Who was it?

Posted by: Synova (reversion to pseudonymous) at January 14, 2019 03:52 PM (BD/yx)

159 On Judge Jeanine, PDT said that Michael Cohen needed to worry about his father-in-law. Is that a hint that Cohen had best not bring down Don Jr? The congressional toads, cummings and nadler, are having a fit over it. With rosenstein gone, not sure why the new AG would give Cohen bonus points for crapping on PT or Don Jr.

Posted by: Ever at January 14, 2019 03:52 PM (1Zh0U)

160 Doctor Who down to 22% audience ratings
..........

Everybody is tuning in to Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2019 03:52 PM (v0R5T)

161 "Nobody uses White Sea Canal any more, it's too crowded... with zeks!"
Posted by: Hands at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (786Ro)

Come back, Palpy! Heal up and come back, soon...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at January 14, 2019 03:52 PM (bcbK8)

162 Posted by: moon_over_vermont at January 14, 2019 03:45 PM (kUmUV)

Send him the Rosetta Stone language website.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 14, 2019 03:52 PM (0/zKO)

163 I was told the national parks are filled with trash now.

Here's an idea: Have visitors haul their own trash out. Jeebus.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 14, 2019 03:37 PM


I have a feeling every lefty and his brother is hauling every piece of trash that costs extra to get hauled away to the parks.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 14, 2019 03:52 PM (jYje5)

164 I blame daughter of Joe's Man-Chin.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (/9p9e)

That was autoinjectors. But yeah she's a fucking thief.

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2019 03:52 PM (7PLM4)

165 Heh, heh. So the shutdown is working to Trump's advantage even more that we thought it was. Brings to mind Joseph (of the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat fame). "What you meant for evil, God meant for good."

Posted by: SandyCheeks at January 14, 2019 03:53 PM (tGSHk)

166 I think the big takeaway the GOP should push from the shutdown is how few people we actually NEED in government and people barely even notice.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 03:53 PM (39g3+)

167
Is Markie Post the one who's down on the muffin nowadays or is she the one that jumped on the Clinton cock carousel?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (bcbK

==
Embrace the power of AND.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 14, 2019 03:53 PM (pw+jk)

168 Didn't congress pre-authorize back pay? I assumed it was specifically to make such loans easier to get.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (2lndx)

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

PDT has spoken in favor of back pay, so they know this would sail right through.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 14, 2019 03:53 PM (ffYR/)

169 167
Is Markie Post the one who's down on the muffin nowadays or is she the one that jumped on the Clinton cock carousel?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (bcbK

==
Embrace the power of AND.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 14, 2019 03:53 PM (pw+jk)

Ah. That explains my confusion.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at January 14, 2019 03:53 PM (bcbK8)

170 TSA is non essential? Heard someone got on commerical flight with a pistol.

Posted by: Glenn John at January 14, 2019 03:53 PM (LilNs)

171 So, let me get this straight - the employees running Wakanda aren't on the job today?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 03:53 PM (37IEG)

172 I'm still laughing about all the democrat congresscritters that jetted to Puerto Rico this weekend to go see Hamilton, and took pics for social media on sunny San Juan beaches.

Meanwhile, Trump and FLOTUS showed snowy pics from the WH, and POTUS hit home he was waiting for them to stop goofing off and come back to do their jobs and end the shutdown.

It was media genius.

Posted by: LizLem at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (hvf9s)

173
Sela Ward or Teri Hatcher or Marissa Tomei?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (GiDKn)

174 I have a feeling every lefty and his brother is hauling every piece of trash that costs extra to get hauled away to the parks.

Somehow I suspect few national parks are getting many visitors in January in any case.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (39g3+)

175 To be honest Doctor Who was going far left before they brought in the female doctor.I think ratings were declining because of it.BBC is a SJW cesspool.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (BXMxN)

176 165 Heh, heh. So the shutdown is working to Trump's advantage even more that we thought it was. Brings to mind Joseph (of the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat fame). "What you meant for evil, God meant for good."
Posted by: SandyCheeks at January 14, 2019 03:53 PM (tGSHk)

That's also what I say about my gun collection to my rep in Olympia.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (bcbK8)

177 70
TSA is non essential? Heard someone got on commerical flight with a pistol.

Posted by: Glenn John at January 14, 2019 03:53 PM (LilNs)

Right, that never happened when TSA was on the job!
Oh, wait......

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (37IEG)

178 Sela Ward or Teri Hatcher or Marissa Tomei?

3, 1, 2

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (39g3+)

179 Drudge has bold red headline about Trump's approval being lowest in a year--43%



Keep it up CNN ,only 4 points to go to get Wolf Blitzer excited...

Posted by: JoeF. at January 14, 2019 03:50 PM (NFEMn)

70% - 80% of Americans want the wall built, but Trump's approval rating is dropping...sure it is.

Posted by: Archer at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (gmo/4)

180 Sela Ward or Teri Hatcher or Marissa Tomei?
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (GiDKn)


Tomei.

Posted by: Sponge at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (F4u7C)

181 154 they can lose their principal for making such loans without documenting an ability to repay

Didn't congress pre-authorize back pay? I assumed it was specifically to make such loans easier to get.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair


then they need to make up their minds. No income verification loans are illegal now. if otoh they are counting government income they will eventually get as income, what are they crying about?

Posted by: x at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (nFwvY)

182 the big take away is the GOP should stop caving in to shutdown theater.

force congress to pass a budget instead of continuing resolutions.

Trump could deal Pelosi a loss like Reagan did to Tip.

Posted by: Wizards! At the bottom of it all! at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (7J5t2)

183 Sela Ward or Teri Hatcher or Marissa Tomei?
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (GiDKn)

Have them all bathed and brought to my chambers. I'll let you know next week.

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (7PLM4)

184 Trolls are getting dumber .

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2019 03:55 PM (BXMxN)

185 170 TSA is non essential? Heard someone got on commerical flight with a pistol.
Posted by: Glenn John at January 14, 2019 03:53 PM (LilNs)

And did they shoot anyone?

Take hostages?

Fly to Cuba?

No?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at January 14, 2019 03:55 PM (bcbK8)

186 but what about that one federal employee that can't afford her insulin???

She is probably so valuable that she'll be able to pick up a job this week in the private sector.

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2019 03:55 PM (nR2Re)

187 Sela Ward or Teri Hatcher or Marissa Tomei?
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (GiDKn)

Yes. Change my order to one of each.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 14, 2019 03:55 PM (z79tQ)

188 Fire TSA.

Make the Airports and Airport Commissions responsible for security. They hire the screeners. They hire the armed guards. They buy the screening equipment.

The TSA should set the standards and regulations for security. The local people should be responsible for EFFECTIVELY Implementing Security.

Last I heard, TSA missed 85% of the guns and bombs being smuggled by the TSA test and quality assurance folks.

Eighty Five Percent! 17 out of Twenty!

Return responsibility to the local airport. Make the standard 50%, which is still three times better than the TSA.

Don't meet the standard of finding contraband? You get one month to improve. Still don't meet it? Shut down the airport for a day. The airlines will force you to meet the standards. They cannot afford ANY shutdowns.

Get rid of TSA.

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2019 03:55 PM (kfj5i)

189 156 In NoVA and the DC metro area, the news is full of these stories already. Heck, they started a day after the shutdown began. There is no way people are suffering the effects of no paycheck after one day. But they are crying on the news about it.

Posted by: moki at January 14, 2019 03:44 PM (mFoNl)

Then they are preaching - crying - to the choir. The audience they need to convince is elsewhere.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Clearance at the Outrage Outlet! All Despair, Gloom 50% Off! at January 14, 2019 03:51 PM (hLRSq)



I get the caterwauling here in Sacramento, where it is mostly unaffected State employees, but also a goodly number of Fed ones.

And I tell them again and again:
--Trump isn't the one holding them hostage; the Demunists are.
--If Trump got the border security he wanted, there would be MORE FedGov employees in the grand scheme of things.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 14, 2019 03:55 PM (ujg0T)

190 BUT WHO'S EMPTYING THE TRASH BINS AT OUR NATIONAL PARKS!!! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Posted by: Jenna Gwynne-Moonshayde at January 14, 2019 03:55 PM (kSq3J)

191 178 Sela Ward or Teri Hatcher or Marissa Tomei?

3, 1, 2
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (39g3+)

MFK?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at January 14, 2019 03:56 PM (bcbK8)

192 Oh nooooo! Trump has low approval rating? The hell you say! Unprecedented! Looks like an early night.

Posted by: Hands at January 14, 2019 03:56 PM (786Ro)

193 To be honest Doctor Who was going far left before they brought in the female doctor.I think ratings were declining because of it.

Yeah, and the writing was suffering. They brought in another writer to replace uber homo Steven William Moffat but it still was not good. He starts out with some bright ideas, then loses direction and falls into a "put my character into an impossible situation then get them out even if it has nothing to do with them" rut.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 03:56 PM (39g3+)

194 The article is too good, too well-written and thought out for just some random employee. I share others' suspicions.

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2019 03:56 PM (nR2Re)

195 When the Shutdown crosses 30 days early next week, under OMB rules furloughed federal employees can be RIFed by their agencies

Interesting in theory, but it'll never happen. The government employee unions will raise enough hell to stop it.

Posted by: Antisocialist at January 14, 2019 03:56 PM (1qJvB)

196 170 TSA is non essential? Heard someone got on commerical flight with a pistol.
Posted by: Glenn John at January 14, 2019 03:53 PM (LilNs)


How is that different than before the shutdown?

Posted by: Emmie at January 14, 2019 03:56 PM (4HMW8)

197 70% - 80% of Americans want the wall built, but Trump's approval rating is dropping...sure it is.



Posted by: Archer at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (gmo/4)
Yeah, notice CuckMatt doesn't show you a number with that headline....

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 03:56 PM (37IEG)

198 And I've heard they've taken advantage of the inability of unfunded Park Rangers to instantaneously detect damage to park flora in the thousands of square miles of parkland and beam to the spot and put a instant stop to it.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 03:39 PM (37IEG)

Well, the Park Rangers could be supplementing their income by growing marijuana in the back 4000 of their parks. Where's their initiative?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 14, 2019 03:56 PM (3sjI6)

199 194 The article is too good, too well-written and thought out for just some random employee. I share others' suspicions.
Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2019 03:56 PM (nR2Re)
---------

Mick Mulvaney!

Posted by: WisRich at January 14, 2019 03:57 PM (G0vdT)

200 Who's going to spot for RBG on leg day?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 14, 2019 03:57 PM (ymnmz)

201 I'm still laughing about all the democrat congresscritters that jetted to Puerto Rico this weekend to go see Hamilton, and took pics for social media on sunny San Juan beaches.

Meanwhile, Trump and FLOTUS showed snowy pics from the WH, and POTUS hit home he was waiting for them to stop goofing off and come back to do their jobs and end the shutdown.

It was media genius.
Posted by: LizLem


For people who are supposed to be so smart, they're really dumb.

That's some subpar optics.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2019 03:57 PM (sMMcg)

202 Michael Barone was on Dennis Prager and was asked why Democrats who argued for a wall a few years ago insist today its not needed. Michael said their reason is only to humiliate President Trump.

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2019 03:57 PM (/rm4P)

203 When the Shutdown crosses 30 days early next week, under OMB rules furloughed federal employees can be RIFed by their agencies

Interesting in theory, but it'll never happen. The government employee unions will raise enough hell to stop it.

--------

What can they do? I thought they're not allowed to strike.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 03:58 PM (AzW6q)

204 Who's going to spot for RBG on leg day?
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless


Can't. Last time I did, I wound up shitting a kidney.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2019 03:58 PM (sMMcg)

205 Works for me. Stay turgid, Mr. President, we've got your back.

Posted by: peaches at January 14, 2019 03:58 PM (14URa)

206
Somehow I suspect few national parks are getting many visitors in January in any case.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM


I have an ancient window air conditioner in my garage. I would have to pay $80 to haul it away or spend 20 minutes driving to my nearest national park to dump it. Despite all the refrigerant already having leaked out, I have to pay that exorbitant amount to have the refrigerant which has already leaked out 'safely' deposed of.

I'm not gonna dump it. But I would. If leftist. But I am going to slowly dismantle it and put the copper in the recycle bin.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 14, 2019 03:58 PM (jYje5)

207 Are the federal courts working? Because if they aren't, that's a good thing to stop them from throwing a wrench into everything

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 03:58 PM (bQtop)

208 I am not defending the TSA -just curious about what jobs are considered non essential.
I have not flown in 18 years at least.

Posted by: Glenn John at January 14, 2019 03:58 PM (LilNs)

209 TSA is non essential? Heard someone got on commerical flight with a pistol.
Posted by: Glenn John at January 14, 2019 03:53 PM (LilNs)

How is that different than before the shutdown?
Posted by: Emmie at January 14, 2019 03:56 PM (4HMW

I also heard that someone got on a domestic flight with over 4 oz. of mouthwash. The horror! The horror!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 14, 2019 03:58 PM (3sjI6)

210 holy shit, those are some glorious markie post boobies and sela ward boobies.

Posted by: Wizards! At the bottom of it all! at January 14, 2019 03:58 PM (7J5t2)

211 Sela Ward or Teri Hatcher or Marissa Tomei?
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (GiDKn)

Sela Ward in her prime. Teri Hatcher now. Marissa Tomei as excellent backup then and now.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 14, 2019 03:59 PM (0/zKO)

212
If I was a federal employee right about now I'd get on the phone with my deomcratic rep and tell him to Trump the damn money.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 14, 2019 03:59 PM (TAmPV)

213 Hells yes

Posted by: ALH at January 14, 2019 03:59 PM (uLuPn)

214 >>> He starts out with some bright ideas, then loses direction and falls into a "put my character into an impossible situation then get them out even if it has nothing to do with them" rut.

At least he didn't outright steal the plots from a small unknown creator...that we know of. The new Star Trek show blatantly did, and lawsuits have ensnared both CBS and Netflix. It is a thing of schadenfreudelicious beauty.

Posted by: LizLem at January 14, 2019 03:59 PM (hvf9s)

215 Drudge has bold red headline about Trump's approval being lowest in a year--43%

Keep it up CNN ,only 4 points to go to get Wolf Blitzer excited...

--

On par with Drudge's excitement then?

FWIW, I don't believe the poll. It is counter to what the American people have stated they want, have stated for years what they've wanted, and who say it is a very serious problem we have at the border.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at January 14, 2019 03:59 PM (JoUsr)

216 Michael Barone was on Dennis Prager and was asked why Democrats who argued for a wall a few years ago insist today its not needed. Michael said their reason is only to humiliate President Trump.
Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2019 03:57 PM (/rm4P)

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It is also to deny him the ability to fulfill his campaign promise to get it built. They can not allow this.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 14, 2019 03:59 PM (ffYR/)

217 184 Trolls are getting dumber .
Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2019 03:55 PM (BXMxN)

And Leon's getting larger!

Posted by: Johnny at January 14, 2019 04:00 PM (RD7QR)

218 Testing 1 2 3 check check CHECK

Posted by: Common Tater at January 14, 2019 04:00 PM (cneZH)

219 That's some subpar optics.

Yeah but they don't have to worry about optics unless something accidental slips through. Their allies control the optics. And they silence anyone who tries to break the monopoly on social media.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 04:00 PM (39g3+)

220 112 92 Gotta get back to work. Girlfriend keeps calling me flirting with me knowing her South Georgia country accent has always driven me crazy the last 25 years. It's awefully wonderful to feel 14-15 years old 24/7/365 and have your best friend as your lover and girlfriend. It's even better to be adored, wanted, missed, respected, trusted, and loved.

Off to get some GAINZZZ too. Stay blessed Horde.
Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 03:43 PM (xQJTG)

So you're saying your claim on the soon-to-be-Ex-Mrs Bezos is expiring?

Interesting...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at January 14, 2019 03:46 PM (bcbK

Can't put a price on what I have going for me. Nope. It's the real deal. I've never been happier and I've never made another girl/woman this happy and truly into me. Nope can't put a price on this at all. We are that couple that others hate and envy, I never thought I'd have that but I do. It's a great back story too.

Good luck to the Horde on Miss Bezos. She's a catch if you apply the old ways and red pill wisdom. Miss Bezos is a sexy looking woman.

Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 04:00 PM (xQJTG)

221 It's not like they don't have procedures in place for 30- and 30+ days of furlough.
Just type "Federal Furlough Employees RIF" and you'll get hits.
If it's more than 30 days, it appears to be considered a "RIF" and proper procedures for that have to be followed.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 04:00 PM (37IEG)

222 Meanwhile, Trump and FLOTUS showed snowy pics from the WH, and POTUS hit home he was waiting for them to stop goofing off and come back to do their jobs and end the shutdown.

It was media genius.
Posted by: LizLem at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (hvf9s)
--------
Klobuchar started tweeting DC snow pics about getting back to work yesterday so I responded with Menendez on the beach a couple times. Nice try Amy.

Posted by: jhawk90 at January 14, 2019 04:00 PM (Xvo1a)

223 as far as I know, I was first to post here on RIFing furloughed feds. The rules are at 5
CFR part 351 which define a RIFable furlough as more than 30 consecutive days

The pushback Ive gotten is that there are expansive seniority rights so you may only get cheaper employees RIFed, but you may get around that by reorganizing agencies

If Im right its because Mick Mulvaney is a genius with huge balls sober that I want to have his children

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 14, 2019 04:00 PM (iW7OB)

224 Yeah, and the writing was suffering. They brought
in another writer to replace uber homo Steven William Moffat but it
still was not good. He starts out with some bright ideas, then loses
direction and falls into a "put my character into an impossible
situation then get them out even if it has nothing to do with them" rut.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 03:56 PM (39g3+)


Another, "let's ignore the audience that made us popular for the audience we wish we had syndrome" strikes again. Now if they made a show where all the Dr Who's got together on the Bravo Bicth Settee and let them piss all over each other (verbally that is), you might get the audience they are looking for.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 14, 2019 04:00 PM (ymnmz)

225

Sure, we empathize with families making tough financial decisions, like
mine, and just like private citizens who have to find other work and
bring competitive value every day, while paying more than a third of
their salary in federal taxes.

As an Officially Unrecognized Victim of NAFTA, I have absolutely zero empathy for them. It's about time they went through what I went through.

Tough shit. Welcome to the real world.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 14, 2019 04:01 PM (HaL55)

226 I wouldn't be surprised if this were part of Trump's calculus all along.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2019 04:01 PM (m075u)

227 trump might be down in the polls. But what can you do, he coarsened our discourse and made a bunch of older cat ladies mad.

Wait until the DNC nominates someone who will, predictably, be the worst sack of shit ever. Then we'll see who is unpopular.

Posted by: Wizards! At the bottom of it all! at January 14, 2019 04:01 PM (7J5t2)

228
Drudge has bold red headline about Trump's approval being lowest in a year--43%


Who believes polls anymore?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 14, 2019 04:01 PM (TAmPV)

229 Sela Ward or Teri Hatcher or Marissa Tomei?
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM


Sooth, you're not a rookie.

You KNOW the power of and. Sheesh.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 14, 2019 04:01 PM (DMUuz)

230 TSA is essential. There has been a TSA flu going around coincidentally.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 14, 2019 04:02 PM (0/zKO)

231 Doctor Who Season GIRLZ'N'STUFF, the "Sonic 2006" of the Doctor Who franchise.

(Actually even Sonic 06 has better than a 22 rating on Gamerankings)

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 14, 2019 04:02 PM (oZ6kz)

232 When the Shutdown crosses 30 days early next week, under OMB rules furloughed federal employees can be RIFed by their agencies

Interesting in theory, but it'll never happen. The government employee unions will raise enough hell to stop it.

Posted by: Antisocialist at January 14, 2019 03:56 PM (1qJvB)
++++++++++
We will find out on day 28 how seriously the Dems take this risk. And *they* are the ones at risk in the RIF - it's mostly their voters in play. It's a game Trumpenchicken. Will he or won't he RIF them? What will the courts do? Order them back to work while the union pisses and moans? It's not like there's a budget to pay them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:02 PM (I2dne)

233 The only thing Cali does right, you can haul all your toxic waste to the landfill and they will take it for free. You aren't even allowed to get out, they unload it for you

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 04:02 PM (bQtop)

234 I don't pray often, but I'm praying to hear that hundreds of thousands of nonessential shadow-welfare federal employees will be told to stay home forever, to get off my payroll, and - *stifles gales of laughter* - find jobs by dint of their own wherewithal.

I know it likely won't happen, but I can dream.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 04:02 PM (AzW6q)

235 Good luck to the Horde on Miss Bezos. She's a catch if you apply the old ways and red pill wisdom. Miss Bezos is a sexy looking woman.

But when she asks you for a ride on your rocket, make sure to remind her that it's not human-rated yet.

Posted by: JEM at January 14, 2019 04:03 PM (8erNz)

236 What can they do? I thought they're not allowed to strike.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 03:58 PM (AzW6q)

They're not. But they're just exactly like lobbyists. Unions make massive campaign contributions. Politicians live in fear of losing campaign loot. Carrot. Stick.

Posted by: Antisocialist at January 14, 2019 04:03 PM (1qJvB)

237

TSA employees should learn to code.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 14, 2019 04:03 PM (n2qRY)

238 228


Drudge has bold red headline about Trump's approval being lowest in a year--43%





Who believes polls anymore?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 14, 2019 04:01 PM (TAmPV)
Yeah, I notice Matt couldn't go the extra mile and put in the - 43% on that headline.
Gee, I wonder why. He's turned into such a disappointment.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 04:03 PM (37IEG)

239 The thing is, a female Dr Who doesn't bother me. The Doctor is not human, its a human-appearing alien. So what the doctor looks like is kind of irrelevant to the character, other than some amusing gags you could work into the story. But no, they had to make it WOMAN WOMAN WOMAN GRRRRL DOCTOR and that's just annoying.

Sure, we empathize with families making tough financial decisions, like mine, and just like private citizens who have to find other work and bring competitive value every day, while paying more than a third of their salary in federal taxes.

Exactly. I have sympathy for my nephew who is an air traffic controller with 3 little kids. He's getting to where its going to be a tough place for him. But I know he can grit down and make it work out anyway and I suspect he's willing to do it to get the border protected better. His wife on the other hand...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 04:03 PM (39g3+)

240 TGE is playing chicken with the demofascists and he just put his steering wheel out his window and is shaking it laughing maniacally.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 14, 2019 04:04 PM (pw+jk)

241 As an Officially Unrecognized Victim of NAFTA, I have absolutely zero empathy for them. It's about time they went through what I went through.

Tough shit. Welcome to the real world.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 14, 2019 04:01 PM (HaL55)



I get that. But just to repeat the obvious: Trump isn't the one holding their cushy jobs hostage--Smarmy Schumer, Pinko Peelousy, and the rest of the Demunist cabal are doing that.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 14, 2019 04:04 PM (ujg0T)

242 Target 16 miles. Switch from blue grid to orange targeting grid.
Roger 16 miles. Switching to orange grid.

Target 8 miles.
Roger, 8 miles.
Target in sight! Where the hell is Major Kong???!!!

Posted by: Archer at January 14, 2019 04:04 PM (gmo/4)

243 Keep it up CNN ,only 4 points to go to get Wolf Blitzer excited...

Posted by: JoeF. at January 14, 2019 03:50 PM (NFEMn)

70% - 80% of Americans want the wall built, but Trump's approval rating is dropping...sure it is.

Posted by: Archer at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM (gmo/4)

Only concern is that it's Rasmussen who's had him at 50-51% at times.
If it's true, I wonder what's dropping hs numbers.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 14, 2019 04:04 PM (NFEMn)

244 TSA employees should learn to code.
Posted by: In Vino Veritits



They should learn cowboy poetry.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2019 04:04 PM (sMMcg)

245 237




TSA employees should learn to code.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 14, 2019 04:03 PM (n2qRY)
Send em here, I'll conduct COBOL courses for them.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 04:04 PM (37IEG)

246 And I've heard they've taken advantage of the inability of unfunded Park Rangers to instantaneously detect damage to park flora in the thousands of square miles of parkland and beam to the spot and put a instant stop to it.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 03:39 PM (37IEG)


I've read more ridiculous shite than even the stories about litter or feces. I've read stuff like "Man Injured at National Park During Shutdown", as if people NEVER have accidents or injuries at national parks as long as they are properly staffed. There's zero probability of that happening.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 14, 2019 04:04 PM (/qEW2)

247 232 When the Shutdown crosses 30 days early next week, under OMB rules furloughed federal employees can be RIFed by their agencies

Interesting in theory, but it'll never happen. The government employee unions will raise enough hell to stop it.

Posted by: Antisocialist at January 14, 2019 03:56 PM (1qJvB)
++++++++++
We will find out on day 28 how seriously the Dems take this risk. And *they* are the ones at risk in the RIF - it's mostly their voters in play. It's a game Trumpenchicken. Will he or won't he RIF them? What will the courts do? Order them back to work while the union pisses and moans? It's not like there's a budget to pay them.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:02 PM (I2dne)
------------

So what's Trump best play?

To announce layoffs ahead of time to get Dem's to the table or keep it under wraps in a shock and awe gambit.

Posted by: WisRich at January 14, 2019 04:04 PM (G0vdT)

248 GOP's John Kasich is looking to join CNN or MSNBC amid speculation he could run for president in 2020

Posted by: Neo at January 14, 2019 04:04 PM (OxYQ1)

249
The words "Drudge" and "poll" in one sentence is confirmation of a confirmation of BS.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2019 04:05 PM (/9p9e)

250 They're not. But they're just exactly like lobbyists. Unions make massive campaign contributions. Politicians live in fear of losing campaign loot. Carrot. Stick.
Posted by: Antisocialist at January 14, 2019 04:03 PM (1qJvB)

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Sho' 'nuff. But PEUs don't generally donate to (R)s, and certainly not Mulvaney or Trump.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 04:05 PM (AzW6q)

251 When the Shutdown crosses 30 days early next week, under OMB rules furloughed federal employees can be RIFed by their agencies

This should be Trump's new lever, if true. Because I am certain that every agency head has (or damn well should have) a list by now of resistance knuckleheads to fire.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 04:05 PM (39g3+)

252 The pushback Ive gotten is that there are expansive seniority rights so you may only get cheaper employees RIFed, but you may get around that by reorganizing agencies

If Im right its because Mick Mulvaney is a genius with huge balls sober that I want to have his children
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 14, 2019 04:00 PM (iW7OB)
++++++++++
It's not about the money. If only the most expensive come back because of stacked seniority rules, then fine - whatever. Net reduction in workforce is net reduction in workforce. So few of any of them are doing worthwhile work. Shuffling it around and keeping the comparatively expensive folks by rule is stupid (a stupid rule). But it is, in the grand scheme of things, not particularly important and we will still see a federal workforce reduction and a lot of jobs closed down at that level. This is in all probability a net gain even with the stupid rules.

And yeah, Mulvaney is a badass and who knows what jiggery-pokery he can come up with. He is like the ultimate bureaucrat (and somehow, in this context, I mean that in a good way(.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:05 PM (I2dne)

253 Doctor Who down to 22% audience ratings (!!)



I really think they've given up.
it was Obvious from episode 6 onwards that they had given up (on a quality product).

Posted by: Waldo Trout at January 14, 2019 04:05 PM (M1MpJ)

254 The only thing Cali does right, you can haul all your toxic waste to the landfill and they will take it for free. You aren't even allowed to get out, they unload it for you

-
Sen Dianne Feinstein
@SenFeinstein
President Trump's shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history. As it drags on, more and more Californians are feeling the harmful effects. Yet President Trump refuses to listen to reason, seemingly unable to understand the real pain his shutdown is causing.

-
Boo fvckin' hoo!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2019 04:05 PM (+y/Ru)

255 So what's Trump best play?

To announce layoffs ahead of time to get Dem's to the table or keep it under wraps in a shock and awe gambit.
Posted by: WisRich


Announce RIF'd employees by name.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2019 04:06 PM (sMMcg)

256 I've been advised that I will be on funemployment in a few months so my empathy meter is on the opposite of eleventy.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 14, 2019 04:06 PM (0/zKO)

257 The Bezos ex will wind up with some athlete or model.No average guy has a chance.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2019 04:06 PM (BXMxN)

258 I've been saying for years, if not decades, that any sort of real change in DC is utterly impossible until and unless the unionized "civil" "service" is eliminated.

I'd add that the Senior Executive Service needs to go first.

Posted by: DocJ at January 14, 2019 04:06 PM (NYS7S)

259 To announce layoffs ahead of time to get Dem's to the table or keep it under wraps in a shock and awe gambit.
Posted by: WisRich at January 14, 2019 04:04 PM (G0vdT)

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Door #2.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 04:06 PM (AzW6q)

260 Yeah, I notice Matt couldn't go the extra mile and put in the - 43% on that headline.
Gee, I wonder why. He's turned into such a disappointment.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 04:03 PM (37IEG)

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

If Drudge were honest, he would compare and contrast Congressional approval numbers, which must be down in single digits by now.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 14, 2019 04:06 PM (ffYR/)

261 If I watch on season of Dr. Whogirl, do I get credit for doing better?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 14, 2019 04:06 PM (ymnmz)

262 Tinfoilbaby - Another rainy day today?

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2019 04:06 PM (/rm4P)

263 "put my character into an impossible
situation then get them out even if it has nothing to do with them" rut.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 03:56 PM (39g3+)

...

I stopped watching years ago (David Tenet era) when every episode was a screed by the Doctor about how violence never solved anything. So he would not use force.

People would die, and then someone else would use force to solve the problem, but somehow the Doctor was the hero.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 14, 2019 04:06 PM (yL25O)

264 It.moved.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2019 04:06 PM (dKbOt)

265

For people who are supposed to be so smart, they're really dumb.

That's some subpar optics.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2019 03:57 PM (sMMcg)


It's because they KNOW they won't be called out on it and if they are, the media will cover for them.

They're INFALLIBLE young man!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at January 14, 2019 04:06 PM (F4u7C)

266 232 When the Shutdown crosses 30 days early next week, under OMB rules furloughed federal employees can be RIFed by their agencies

Interesting in theory, but it'll never happen. The government employee unions will raise enough hell to stop it.

Posted by: Antisocialist at January 14, 2019 03:56 PM (1qJvB)
++++++++++
We will find out on day 28 how seriously the Dems take this risk. And *they* are the ones at risk in the RIF - it's mostly their voters in play. It's a game Trumpenchicken. Will he or won't he RIF them? What will the courts do? Order them back to work while the union pisses and moans? It's not like there's a budget to pay them.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:02 PM (I2dne)

and Jiffy Pop is on sale next week too!

Posted by: sOME mORON at January 14, 2019 04:06 PM (ICWiF)

267 230 TSA is essential. There has been a TSA flu going around coincidentally.
__________________

Trump should fire all those a-holes and shut down the TSA. It's nothing but a bunch of bullshit in the first place. Every time they test the TSA's "efficiency" they find that something like 95% of the weapons get through. So why are we paying for this stupid shit that does nothing to keep air travelers safer, but does allow fascist and incompetent government employees to greatly inconvenience, if not outright sexually molest, air passengers?

It's an idiotic, pointless agency that should have been eliminated years ago.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 14, 2019 04:07 PM (fqUgw)

268 Down with Civil Service. Up with Patronage!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2019 04:07 PM (dKbOt)

269 So what's Trump best play?

-
Trump faces a new threat.

https://bit.ly/2AVOI9x

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2019 04:07 PM (+y/Ru)

270 you'd think all those government employees, who constantly fib that they could make much much more in the private sector, would take this opportunity to do so.

Posted by: x at January 14, 2019 04:07 PM (nFwvY)

271 254
The only thing Cali does right, you can haul all your toxic waste to the
landfill and they will take it for free. You aren't even allowed to get
out, they unload it for you



-

Sen Dianne Feinstein

@SenFeinstein

President Trump's shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history. As it
drags on, more and more Californians are feeling the harmful effects.
Yet President Trump refuses to listen to reason, seemingly unable to
understand the real pain his shutdown is causing.



-

Boo fvckin' hoo!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2019 04:05 PM (+y/Ru)


Do better Nan. Where's the wall?

Posted by: President Richard Punch at January 14, 2019 04:07 PM (ymnmz)

272 Sho' 'nuff. But PEUs don't generally donate to (R)s, and certainly not Mulvaney or Trump.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 04:05 PM (AzW6q)

Yeabut...those aren't the only voices that are gonna have a say in what happens.

Posted by: Antisocialist at January 14, 2019 04:08 PM (1qJvB)

273 Only concern is that it's Rasmussen who's had him at 50-51% at times.
If it's true, I wonder what's dropping hs numbers.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 14, 2019 04:04 PM (NFEMn)
++++++++++++
Maybe a full-court press of bad media coverage about Trump starving honest civil servants? Even if this turfs his re-election chances (which it probably won't - 2020 is a long way off), it will cow the Dems through the rest of the administration.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:08 PM (I2dne)

274
Out of the 800,000 federal employees furloughed I think it's a safe bet to say 650,000 of them voted for Skankles.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 14, 2019 04:08 PM (TAmPV)

275 I know guys who have tried to get TSA jobs.Definite impression formed of whitemales not wanted.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2019 04:08 PM (BXMxN)

276 If Drudge were honest, he would compare and contrast Congressional approval numbers, which must be down in single digits by now.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 14, 2019 04:06 PM (ffYR/)

As well as numbers regarding "trust" in the media.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 14, 2019 04:08 PM (NFEMn)

277 246 - I saw a headline on Joshua Trees being cut down. God knows, that could NEVER happen if there'd been a budget! Not to mention it may have happened while they were still being paid.

Just like the only reason some clown got a gun on an aircraft (and who discovered that by the way....) was because TSA isn't being paid to make sure your soda isn't really a can of Alien acid in a special container that you are going to use to destroy the aircraft in flight!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 04:08 PM (37IEG)

278 I certainly hope that this is true.

Also: First.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (q8oeS)

279 268 Down with Civil Service. Up with Patronage!
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2019 04:07 PM (dKbOt)



Uh, I beg to differ.....

Posted by: Zombie James Garfield at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (ujg0T)

280 "The Bezos ex will wind up with some athlete or model.No average guy has a chance.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2019 04:06 PM (BXMxN) "

Well, she married Bezos before he was rich. Not sure she's into the male model/athlete look. But I agree she won't end up with one of the hoi polloi - she'll end up with somebody with a name of some sort. I'm sure being married to the world's richest man has made her a Golden Person and she can't just end up with some palooka.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (oZ6kz)

281 Yeah the TSA needs to be "reorganized" into an oversight agency for private security again, since they have never caught anything except nude images of "scans" and feels of little kids. Fire those blue gloved incompetents and turn it back private.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (39g3+)

282 @SenFeinstein
President Trump's shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history. As it drags on, more and more Californians are feeling the harmful effects. Yet President Trump refuses to listen to reason, seemingly unable to understand the real pain his shutdown is causing.

-
Boo fvckin' hoo!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2019 04:05 PM (+y/Ru)

thoughts and prayers that it won't hold up the High Speed Rail!

Posted by: peaches at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (14URa)

283 So what's Trump best play?

To announce layoffs ahead of time to get Dem's to the table or keep it under wraps in a shock and awe gambit.
Posted by: WisRich at January 14, 2019 04:04 PM (G0vdT)
+++++++++
I'd keep 'em guessing. They know the rules. Hell, the administrative being what it is, they probably *wrote* them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (I2dne)

284 267 Not to mention all the outright theft they are responsible for.

Posted by: steevy at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (BXMxN)

285 274


Out of the 800,000 federal employees furloughed I think it's a safe bet to say 650,000 of them voted for Skankles.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 14, 2019 04:08 PM (TAmPV)


I did not know this.


Psyche!!!





Posted by: President Richard Punch at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (ymnmz)

286 Down with Civil Service. Up with Patronage!
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2019 04:07 PM (dKbOt)

--------

Forget Lee Harvey Oswald. Forget John Wilkes Booth.

Charles Guiteau was the most destructive assassin in American history.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (AzW6q)

287 Ya Skip, supposed to rain through Thursday, woo hoo

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (bQtop)

288 268 Down with Civil Service. Up with Patronage!
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2019 04:07 PM (dKbOt)

You jest, I suppose. But I say, absolutely.

Right now you have patronage - but only for The Party Of Government(tm). So, explain to me how bringing-back real Patronage would be worse than what we have now.

Posted by: DocJ at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (NYS7S)

289 Cutting down Joshua Trees? Good. U2 blows.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (oZ6kz)

290 Let them die.

Oops, sorry...wrong bunch of enemies.

Posted by: Captain James T. Kirk at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (JcXHH)

291 Out of the 800,000 federal employees furloughed I think it's a safe bet to say 650,000 of them voted for Skankles.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 14, 2019 04:08 PM (TAmPV)
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I thought you were going to say "650,000 don't do anything productive".

I guess it can be both.

Posted by: WisRich at January 14, 2019 04:10 PM (G0vdT)

292 The only thing that sucks about this (for me and mine) is my husband isn't getting his military retirement because he's retired Coast Guard. Only the DOD branches are getting paid.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2019 04:10 PM (QBy2Q)

293 201 I'm still laughing about all the democrat congresscritters that jetted to Puerto Rico this weekend to go see Hamilton, and took pics for social media on sunny San Juan beaches.

Meanwhile, Trump and FLOTUS showed snowy pics from the WH, and POTUS hit home he was waiting for them to stop goofing off and come back to do their jobs and end the shutdown.

It was media genius.
Posted by: LizLem


For people who are supposed to be so smart, they're really dumb.

That's some subpar optics.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2019 03:57 PM (sMMcg)

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For the story to be seen by 90% of the people it would. Eed to be reported by the MSM.

Democrats are secure in the knowledge that this story will be safely buried.

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2019 04:10 PM (kfj5i)

294 Why hasn't the Mueller investigation been shut down?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 14, 2019 04:10 PM (MkcN1)

295 It's an idiotic, pointless agency that should have been eliminated years ago.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 14, 2019 04:07 PM (fqUgw)

I've been flying in and out of Mexico over the last few months for work. Not tourist Mexico, either-- the parts where all the first floor windows are barred and there's tac-ed up soldiers at the airport. You know what their security is? An X-ray machine and a metal detector. Oh, and they're quick and efficient.

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2019 04:10 PM (7PLM4)

296
I saw a headline on Joshua Trees being cut down. God knows, that could NEVER happen if there'd been a budget! Not to mention it may have happened while they were still being paid.

They're really more of a cactus anyway

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 14, 2019 04:10 PM (TAmPV)

297 TGE is playing chicken with the demofascists and he just put his steering wheel out his window and is shaking it laughing maniacally.



I love this imagery.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2019 04:10 PM (dKbOt)

298 The only thing that sucks about this (for me and mine) is my husband isn't getting his military retirement because he's retired Coast Guard. Only the DOD branches are getting paid.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2019 04:10 PM (QBy2Q)
++++++++++
I hope Trump's horse-whipping of the OMB to find money will help with this. I don't understand why CG was reorganized under DHS in the first place.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:10 PM (I2dne)

299 #Winning!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (5fNnO)

300 294
Why hasn't the Mueller investigation been shut down?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 14, 2019 04:10 PM (MkcN1)
Why hasn't Trump been impeached! Orange man! Bad! Bad!

Posted by: Loopey Ozcrazyo Cortisol at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (37IEG)

301 this is clearly an impeachable offense! Adam Schift should subpoena all 800,000 furloughed employees and get to the bottom of this!

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (ZqRa6)

302
Well, she married Bezos before he was rich. Not sure she's into the male model/athlete look. But I agree she won't end up with one of the hoi polloi - she'll end up with somebody with a name of some sort. I'm sure being married to the world's richest man has made her a Golden Person and she can't just end up with some palooka.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (oZ6kz)

Which is ironic--because she'll be so rich--that she might as well pick a huge stud muffin pretty boy.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (NFEMn)

303 Trump should start pounding democrats who say that the TSA is vital but a wall is useless.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (yL25O)

304 >>President Trump's shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history.


This is bullshit. Over a week of it was during the holidays when nobody is there, anyway.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (pIZfS)

305
Out of the 800,000 federal employees furloughed I think it's a safe bet to say 650,000 of them voted for Skankles.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 14, 2019 04:08 PM


I believe that's very conservative. I saw numbers that 97% of govmint employees contributed to Hillary.

The 3% should be spared. They're the smartest. Hedge your bets.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (jYje5)

306 257 The Bezos ex will wind up with some athlete or model.No average guy has a chance.
______________

Meanwhile Bezos gets himself a big-spending, gossipy 49-year old gold digger who doesn't even have enough sense to not blab Bezos' personal business to everybody she knows.

If he weren't such a lefty a-hole, I might feel sorry for him.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (fqUgw)

307 >>> I've read more ridiculous shite than even the stories about litter or feces. I've read stuff like "Man Injured at National Park During Shutdown", as if people NEVER have accidents or injuries at national parks as long as they are properly staffed. There's zero probability of that happening.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 14, 2019 04:04 PM (/qEW2)

I mentioned this before, but all those memorials put up on the Angels Landing trail in Zion NP, honoring people that fell from the trail to their deaths? Erected during the shutdown. Because people never die in national parks at any other time. It is science!

Posted by: LizLem at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (hvf9s)

308 I know guys who have tried to get TSA jobs.Definite impression formed of whitemales not wanted.

Posted by: steevy


--

It would be bad optics for them to employ someone from the same group that ninety percent of their victims target group comes from.

Oh, that isn't completely true - they also target old women in wheelchairs.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (0TYt/)

309 297
TGE is playing chicken with the demofascists and he just put his
steering wheel out his window and is shaking it laughing maniacally.







I love this imagery.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2019 04:10 PM (dKbOt)


Can I get a yeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaah over hear!

Posted by: President Richard Punch at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (ymnmz)

310 288 268 Down with Civil Service. Up with Patronage!
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2019 04:07 PM (dKbOt)

You jest, I suppose. But I say, absolutely.

Right now you have patronage - but only for The Party Of Government(tm). So, explain to me how bringing-back real Patronage would be worse than what we have now.
Posted by: DocJ at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (NYS7S)

===========

The spoils system was not good.

It was also better than this.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at January 14, 2019 04:12 PM (q8oeS)

311 For the story to be seen by 90% of the people it would. Eed to be reported by the MSM.

Democrats are secure in the knowledge that this story will be safely buried.
====

Also, they know their insane base will vote for them no matter what.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at January 14, 2019 04:12 PM (JcXHH)

312 You jest, I suppose.


I jest not. Under the patronage system, I personally had leverage over Federal workers. If the Postmaster offended me, I could vote, or threaten to vote, for the other party. Under Civil Service, I gots nuthin.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2019 04:12 PM (dKbOt)

313 Mackenzie should marry Jeff's handsomest wage slave.

That'd be funny.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 04:12 PM (AzW6q)

314 Meanwhile Bezos gets himself a big-spending, gossipy
49-year old gold digger who doesn't even have enough sense to not blab
Bezos' personal business to everybody she knows.



If he weren't such a lefty a-hole, I might feel sorry for him.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (fqUgw)



womp womp.

Posted by: President Richard Punch at January 14, 2019 04:12 PM (ymnmz)

315 Hopefully someone was pummeling DiFi's inane tweet. It's HER shutdown, not Trump's.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 14, 2019 04:12 PM (ujg0T)

316 The 30-day mark that triggers the RIF rules comes on Sunday.

Prediction: Pelosi and Schumer use that as their excuse for giving PDT his money.

I hope he uses it to hold out for more--like e-Verify, ending chain migration and birthright citizenship, etc.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (NtglE)

317 Maybe Trump needs to remind the Government workers about the 31 day thing and tell them old Nancy and Chuck are going to cost them their jobs.
It would be funny to watch them storm their offices for a change and put the screws to them and make them cave.
Trump just needs to keep jacking up his demands also. For a start he can demand everify along with the wall funding and an end to chain migration. Just keep twisting that knife until the scream for mercy and then twist it some more.

Posted by: southdakota conservative at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (wg50I)

318 I know guys who have tried to get TSA jobs.Definite impression formed of whitemales not wanted.

===

funny, that's also the DNC's 2020 slogan

Posted by: Wizards! At the bottom of it all! at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (7J5t2)

319 If Trump wasn't a sooper sekrit Russian agent none of this would have ever happened.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (v0R5T)

320 If anyone is defacing National Monuments it's a dead cinch it's some leftists out there trying to add to the narrative.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (yL25O)

321 313
Mackenzie should marry Jeff's handsomest wage slave.



That'd be funny.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 04:12 PM (AzW6q)


The Boxbot 2000 with prehensile grip?

Posted by: President Richard Punch at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (ymnmz)

322 "Which is ironic--because she'll be so rich--that she might as well pick a huge stud muffin pretty boy.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (NFEMn) "

Perhaps, but she'll need somebody who's already comfortable being in the billionaire social circle. It'll be somebody who's on the board of a big company or some other bigwig.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (oZ6kz)

323 RIF 'em good!

they all useless AF

Posted by: Wizards! At the bottom of it all! at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (7J5t2)

324 Sen Dianne Feinstein
@SenFeinstein
President Trump's shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history. As it drags on, more and more Californians are feeling the harmful effects. Yet President Trump refuses to listen to reason, seemingly unable to understand the real pain his shutdown is causing.

-
Boo fvckin' hoo!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2019 04:05 PM (+y/Ru)

Has Feinstein forgone her salary during this apocalypse?

Posted by: Ever at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (1Zh0U)

325 I'm sure being married to the world's richest man has made her a Golden Person and she can't just end up with some palooka.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (oZ6kz)

She may well die single. Someone like her is going to be guarded that any man she gets with is just after the moolah.

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (7PLM4)

326 figure folks will be coming back to work one day to find their private emails and chat histories have been logged and the FBI wants to talk to them about that.

Posted by: Wizards! At the bottom of it all! at January 14, 2019 04:14 PM (7J5t2)

327 320
If anyone is defacing National Monuments it's a dead cinch it's some leftists out there trying to add to the narrative.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (yL25O)
Well, maybe, but it will still be true! And that's what matters!

Posted by: Texas SJW at January 14, 2019 04:14 PM (37IEG)

328 Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2019 04:12 PM (dKbOt)

Concur, all. (Bows politely)

Posted by: DocJ at January 14, 2019 04:14 PM (NYS7S)

329 ...a disclaimer, of sorts.
I am a government employee. Not furloughed, I work for a branch that gets paid by our customers, in advance, before any work is accomplished. (Think airplanes.)
I am, however, all for shutting this bitch down and leaving it shut down until we get our damn wall. Even if it means I don't get paid. That's what savings are for. I won't starve. Neither will they. And it's THAT important.

Posted by: Antisocialist at January 14, 2019 04:14 PM (1qJvB)

330 324
Sen Dianne Feinstein

@SenFeinstein

President Trump's shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history. As it
drags on, more and more Californians are feeling the harmful effects.
Yet President Trump refuses to listen to reason, seemingly unable to
understand the real pain his shutdown is causing.



-

Boo fvckin' hoo!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2019 04:05 PM (+y/Ru)



Has Feinstein forgone her salary during this apocalypse?

Posted by: Ever at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (1Zh0U)

Did she remove the Puerto Rico location stamp?

Posted by: President Richard Punch at January 14, 2019 04:15 PM (ymnmz)

331 322 "Which is ironic--because she'll be so rich--that she might as well pick a huge stud muffin pretty boy.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (NFEMn) "

Perhaps, but she'll need somebody who's already comfortable being in the billionaire social circle. It'll be somebody who's on the board of a big company or some other bigwig.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (oZ6kz)

Is Beto available?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 14, 2019 04:15 PM (MkcN1)

332 246 - I saw a headline on Joshua Trees being cut down. God knows, that could NEVER happen if there'd been a budget! Not to mention it may have happened while they were still being paid.

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It was an overrated album anyway.

Posted by: josephistan at January 14, 2019 04:15 PM (7HtZB)

333

Announce RIF'd employees by name.

And have Mr. Homn sound the little gong like he did every time Luoxanna Troi took a bite of food.

And I totally grok you, Curmudgeon. It should be called Shuck and Nazi's Shutdown. PDT has nothing much to do with it. Except maybe lead the cheers.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 14, 2019 04:15 PM (HaL55)

334 She may well die single. Someone like her is going to be guarded that any man she gets with is just after the moolah.
Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (7PLM4)

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A woman with no attorney holds the upper hand in divorce court. When you have enough money to resurrect Dan'l Webster... no problemo.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 04:15 PM (AzW6q)

335 Government Shutdown?

Online Porn Industry hardest hit!

Posted by: Fritz at January 14, 2019 04:15 PM (2Mnv1)

336 Sela Ward or Teri Hatcher or Marissa Tomei?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 14, 2019 03:54 PM


To quote the Terminator, "All."

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 14, 2019 04:15 PM (p+Wdc)

337 >>> The only thing Cali does right, you can haul all your toxic waste to the landfill and they will take it for free. You aren't even allowed to get out, they unload it for you

With Cali planning to tax water now under nuisance Newsome's watchful eye, I expect it to go full Mad Max in a few years. But it's nice to know something in CA is still free, even if it's just toxic waste!

Posted by: LizLem at January 14, 2019 04:15 PM (hvf9s)

338 Turning the Doctor into a chick is just a sop to SJWs and a desperate attempt to revive a flagging show.


Obviously, that tactic failed. Pandering to PC was never going to.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2019 04:15 PM (m075u)

339 "She may well die single. Someone like her is going to be guarded that any man she gets with is just after the moolah.

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (7PLM4) "

Mackenzie baby, I love you, everything about you, it has nothing to do with your money, it just really turns me on watching you endorse blank checks.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 14, 2019 04:15 PM (oZ6kz)

340 "Senior Official in the Trump Administration: Keep the Shutdown Going."

Amen.

This also drives home the message that a Republic of States still works and that Federalism has been the giant sucking barnacle the Founding Fathers legislated against.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at January 14, 2019 04:16 PM (6eEQ+)

341 Antisocialist, I'm with you. I don't care if we have to beg in the streets, this is too important.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 14, 2019 04:16 PM (QBy2Q)

342 318 I know guys who have tried to get TSA jobs.Definite impression formed of whitemales not wanted.

===

funny, that's also the DNC's 2020 slogan
Posted by: Wizards! At the bottom of it all! at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (7J5t2)

The discrimination against white males in the job market is now a full court press, unless you live in Kansas or somewhere like that.

Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 04:16 PM (xQJTG)

343 The thing is, a female Dr Who doesn't bother me. The Doctor is not human, its a human-appearing alien. So what the doctor looks like is kind of irrelevant to the character, other than some amusing gags you could work into the story. But no, they had to make it WOMAN WOMAN WOMAN GRRRRL DOCTOR and that's just annoying.

The PC stuff makes it unwatchable to be sure (they had an episode about Rosa Parks). But Anna Puma made a good point the other day.

They're acting as if they're doing something bold, innovative, breaking glass ceilings, etc., etc. with a female Doctor. But it's ridiculous posturing because they've done this all before with Romana.

She was the Doctor's peer and they did the give-and-take in a very fun way - seeing the unflappable Tom Baker getting all taken aback because for once he wasn't dealing with stupid humans. And she had some zingers "I expect things get a bit foggy after the first 700 years".

Anyhow, I always got the vibe that they established Time Lords do have genders that persist through regenerations, the same as their memories persist. The Doctor, the Master, Romana, and probably some others I'm forgetting. So if they wanted a female Doctor, they should have given Romana a spinoff. Do the American thing: spinoffs!

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 14, 2019 04:16 PM (/qEW2)

344 Finally some good news. A Donk POC representative shows she knows the difference between right and wrong. She begins by apologizing for citing Alice Walker favorably before realizing some of her racist moonbat opinions then :

Ayanna Pressley
@AyannaPressley
Replying to @AyannaPressley
I fully condemn and denounce anti-Semitism, prejudice and bigotry in all their forms - and the hateful actions they embolden. I appreciate my friends, including my brothers and sisters in the Jewish community, who brought these statements to my attention.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2019 04:16 PM (+y/Ru)

345 Trump needs to send a 'cleaning' crew through the Capitol Bldgs offices before Dumbs get back from PR...

Posted by: sOME mORON at January 14, 2019 04:16 PM (ICWiF)

346 "Is Beto available?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 14, 2019 04:15 PM (MkcN1) "

He already married his meal ticket - so not unless he moves to Utah.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 14, 2019 04:16 PM (oZ6kz)

347 Day 30, announce layoffs in one agency with a more to come message.

See if Nancy folds .

Day 31, another agency.

Day 32, all the rest.

Day 33, anounce more layoffs.

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2019 04:16 PM (kfj5i)

348 Mackenzie should marry Jeff's handsomest wage slave.

That'd be funny.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 04:12 PM (AzW6q)


She'll hang out until someone gives her her biggest O face.....

Posted by: Sponge at January 14, 2019 04:17 PM (F4u7C)

349 Bezo's ex should hook up with Sanchez's ex. They already know each other and vacationed together.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 14, 2019 04:17 PM (0/zKO)

350 All this Bezos divorce/re-marriage talk reminds of the Chappelle sketch where he finds out he knocked up Oprah.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 04:17 PM (AzW6q)

351 As I understand it, civilian RIF will allow the upper echelon to cut positions almost arbitrarily. Also, the compromised, to put it mildly, FBI can be bypassed in conducting individual searches of employee communications if I also understand that correctly.

Strike while the iron is hot. There is some reason the cucks are sweating about as heavily as the communists.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at January 14, 2019 04:17 PM (iw59Q)

352 When your 30 days are done
You must RIF it
When your furlough time is gone
You will RIF it
No one gets away
When they RIF it

I say RIF it
RIF it good!
I say RIF it!
RIF it good!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 04:17 PM (37IEG)

353 When we #Resistance bureaucrats reduced to huddling over steam grates, that is victory.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2019 04:17 PM (yQo2D)

354 334 She may well die single. Someone like her is going to be guarded that any man she gets with is just after the moolah.
________________

The modern version of Doris Duke.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 14, 2019 04:18 PM (fqUgw)

355 Bezos went public because the National Enquirer was about to publish its expose. The Enquirer is owned by Trumps friend.

Coincidence?

Zucker at NBC is about to wake with a horses head

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 14, 2019 04:18 PM (iW7OB)

356 And I totally grok you, Curmudgeon. It should be called Shuck and Nazi's Shutdown. PDT has nothing much to do with it. Except maybe lead the cheers.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 14, 2019 04:15 PM (HaL55)



Not to belabor the point, and as much as many of us like FedGov Employees getting what it likely coming to them as most voted Demunist, the fact remains: Trump isn't holding them hostage; Pelosi and Schumer are.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 14, 2019 04:18 PM (ujg0T)

357 322 "Which is ironic--because she'll be so rich--that she might as well pick a huge stud muffin pretty boy.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (NFEMn) "

LMAO that y'all think she needs a new man. Because, well, you never see a screen door on a submarine and why would she? Just saying . . .

Posted by: peaches at January 14, 2019 04:18 PM (14URa)

358 352 Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 04:17 PM (37IEG)
+++++++++
Well done

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:18 PM (I2dne)

359 I don't know the details of the furlough RIF laws but I sure hope there's not a gotcha clause saying if you're entitled to backpay, you can't be "reduced".

Cause Congress approved backpay. Don't know if Trump signed it.

Posted by: WisRich at January 14, 2019 04:18 PM (G0vdT)

360 A few Joshua trees cut down in a national park bad, thousands cut down to build the city of victorville over the years and not a peep

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 04:18 PM (bQtop)

361 Which is ironic--because she'll be so rich--that she might as well pick a huge stud muffin pretty boy."

It brings up the problem that wealthy women always run into, as opposed to men. Men mostly just want someone who looks great who will give them sex, easy to find if the price is right. But women usually want someone who is actually going to care about them, and the perverse reality is that the more money they have, the less likely they are to find anyone like that, as opposed to someone who's just looking to cash in and then hit the next 19 year old he runs into.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2019 04:19 PM (Kpl3J)

362 Real man of genius award goes to Elijah Cummings who wants to open an investigation regarding Trump making money from being President.
Um does he know Trump donates his salary?

Posted by: sOME mORON at January 14, 2019 04:19 PM (ICWiF)

363
They're acting as if they're doing something bold, innovative, breaking glass ceilings, etc., etc. with a female Doctor. But it's ridiculous posturing because they've done this all before with Romana.


Exactly. And if they'd decided to do a second show with Romana, long time fans would have been fine with it.


But this is about taking away something and parading around, wearing it's skin.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2019 04:19 PM (m075u)

364 Pretty sure saw this morning Bezo is still banging the woman who published his dick picks

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2019 04:19 PM (/rm4P)

365 349 Bezo's ex should hook up with Sanchez's ex. They already know each other and vacationed together.
_________________

The Clint Eastwoods tried that, but then Clint moved on to somebody new.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 14, 2019 04:19 PM (fqUgw)

366 >>> Has Feinstein forgone her salary during this apocalypse?


I will point out that freshman congressman on both sides of the aisle have foregone their salary, except the darling of the socialists, Crazy-Ojos Cortez. She is learning how to be a hypocrite nice and early!

Posted by: LizLem at January 14, 2019 04:19 PM (hvf9s)

367 TGE is playing chicken with the demofascists and he just put his

steering wheel out his window and is shaking it laughing maniacally.











I love this imagery.



Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2019 04:10 PM (dKbOt)


Can I get a yeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaah over hear!


Posted by: President Richard Punch at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (ymnmz)

I'm leaning to the scene in Earth Girls are Easy where Jim Orange Man Bad Carrey is driving the car down the freeway with his feet while hanging 9/10ths out the driver side window.


Posted by: Archer at January 14, 2019 04:19 PM (gmo/4)

368 As it drags on, more and more Californians are feeling the harmful effects.

Is she talking about the open border policy?

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2019 04:19 PM (Qwtw1)

369 338
Turning the Doctor into a chick is just a sop to SJWs and a desperate attempt to revive a flagging show.





Obviously, that tactic failed. Pandering to PC was never going to.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2019 04:15 PM (m075u)


I would argue that they got tired of telling the stories that made the show popular for generations, and tried to attract a "new" audience with "new" stories and the show started declining so they kept doubling down until they got Dr Whogirl battling creenoids that have orange hair shouting "We are Trumplek".

Said they guy who hasn't watched it since Tom Baker.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 14, 2019 04:20 PM (ymnmz)

370 The Doctor "Rosa Parks" saves the universe episode, was a bit over the top.
Not quite Mount Everest top, but probably at the first base camp.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 04:20 PM (37IEG)

371 Diane Feinstein? That's the ChiCom Senator from California? You know, the Sen who had a ChiCom spy on her staff for 20+ years and she didn't know. That Diane Feinstein? Funny how that story just kind of faded away. Its almost like the MSM are nothing but Democrat Apparatchiks or something.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 14, 2019 04:20 PM (2i9qz)

372 The spoils system was not good.

It was also better than this."

Indeed. The explanation of advantages for the "merit system" inevitably begin with "the spoils system was bad" without ever explaining why it was bad and why this is better.

Funny, that.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 14, 2019 04:20 PM (6qErC)

373 When your 30 days are done
You must RIF it
When your furlough time is gone
You will RIF it
No one gets away
When they RIF it

I say RIF it
RIF it good!
I say RIF it!
RIF it good!
Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 04:17 PM (37IEG)


Love this! May I borrow it?

Posted by: Antisocialist at January 14, 2019 04:20 PM (1qJvB)

374 I will point out that freshman congressman on both sides of the aisle have foregone their salary, except the darling of the socialists, Crazy-Ojos Cortez. She is learning how to be a hypocrite nice and early!
Posted by: LizLem at January 14, 2019 04:19 PM (hvf9s)
++++++++++
How else would she pay her rent??????

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:20 PM (I2dne)

375 Not to belabor the point, and as much as many of us like FedGov Employees getting what it likely coming to them as most voted Demunist, the fact remains: Trump isn't holding them hostage; Pelosi and Schumer are.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 14, 2019 04:18 PM (ujg0T)

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

PDT has been tweeting several times a day on this, every day. He is winning shutdown theater, and driving the Leftists even more nuts in the process.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 14, 2019 04:20 PM (ffYR/)

376 LMAO that y'all think she needs a new man. Because, well, you never see a screen door on a submarine and why would she? Just saying . . .
Posted by: peaches at January 14, 2019 04:18 PM (14URa)

Okay...

What?

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2019 04:20 PM (7PLM4)

377 Once the RIF power is on the table, Trump should up his demands.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2019 04:21 PM (m075u)

378 Hey, Federal employees!

Enjoy your:

-Funemployment

-Free time to find yourself and branch out artistically

and all the other patronizing insane shit we were told as the real unemployment rate climbed to 20+%, people were forced to train H1B Rasheed to replace them, and health insurance tripled in price and dropped in coverage.

While all that happened, D.C. was a perennial boom town thanks to our taxes, and you just couldn't see what the problem was with all of us. Now D.C. is dying like those cities in flyover country our betters advised us to flee with our U-Haul trailers. Time to move away and get a private sector job where they expect results. (The pain...) Nothing personal, it's just the inexorable fucking march of time, taking a shit on you now instead of us.

By the way, your yard maintenance and house cleaning are about to get more expensive. Maybe buy a lawnmower and a vacuum cleaner. Tighten your belts like we did.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 14, 2019 04:21 PM (OwXIz)

379 362 Not as if Barak and Mooch walked out of the White House with hundreds of millions more than they came in with.

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2019 04:21 PM (/rm4P)

380 374 I will point out that freshman congressman on both sides of the aisle have foregone their salary, except the darling of the socialists, Crazy-Ojos Cortez. She is learning how to be a hypocrite nice and early!
Posted by: LizLem at January 14, 2019 04:19 PM (hvf9s)
++++++++++
How else would she pay her rent??????
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:20 PM (I2dne)

I have an idea.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 14, 2019 04:21 PM (MkcN1)

381 The shut down will only hit us if it's so long the States don't get their Federal sugar . Well, those waiting for tax refunds may be screwed.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 14, 2019 04:21 PM (0/zKO)

382 257 The Bezos ex will wind up with some athlete or model.No average guy has a chance.

Not average. But there are high status women who are pretty who look for a handsome man who will treat them well. Like I said, the old ways, Biblical ways, and red pill knowledge works. You would be surprised at percentage of famous women who don't want the fame and spotlight in their private lives.

Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 04:21 PM (xQJTG)

383 Private businesses discover this all the time. You can get more done with less.

Posted by: SH at January 14, 2019 04:21 PM (sX1BW)

384 I'm sure all those low-level do-nothing bureaucrats can learn to code.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 14, 2019 04:21 PM (Rarvo)

385 LMAO that y'all think she needs a new man. Because, well, you never see a screen door on a submarine and why would she? Just saying . . .
Posted by: peaches at January 14, 2019 04:18 PM (14URa)

Okay...

What?
Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2019 04:20 PM (7PLM4)
++++++++++
I think it is a play on the "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle" from the Underqueen of the Feminazis Irina Dunn.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:22 PM (I2dne)

386 Doctor Who ended about three years ago. Someone ought to sue the BBC for putting out a crap show and stealing the name.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 14, 2019 04:22 PM (0TYt/)

387 370 The Doctor "Rosa Parks" saves the universe episode, was a bit over the top.
Not quite Mount Everest top, but probably at the first base camp.


what about the "there would be love between hindu and muslim if it weren't for those pesky brits" episode?

Posted by: Anachronda at January 14, 2019 04:22 PM (sGtp+)

388 Evaluate every senior civil servant and then reassign every deadweight to a new position in another agency if they can't be easily removed. If you implement it government wide then you can't be accused of targeting individuals.

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at January 14, 2019 04:22 PM (0x00j)

389 Real man of genius award goes to Elijah Cummings who wants to open an investigation regarding Trump making money from being President.


It's an illegal emulsifiant!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2019 04:22 PM (dKbOt)

390 I take it back... SEIU doesn't donate mostly to Dems.

It's 100%.

If they want leverage with Republicans they'll have to pony up, and quick.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 04:22 PM (AzW6q)

391 By the way, your yard maintenance and house cleaning are about to get more expensive. Maybe buy a lawnmower and a vacuum cleaner. Tighten your belts like we did.

Cut. Jib. Newsletter.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 14, 2019 04:22 PM (Rarvo)

392 trump? fire someone? nahhh....

Posted by: Wizards! At the bottom of it all! at January 14, 2019 04:22 PM (7J5t2)

393 Well, those waiting for tax refunds may be screwed.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 14, 2019 04:21 PM (0/zKO)

Tax refunds are for people who are bad at math. No sympathy here.

Posted by: peaches at January 14, 2019 04:22 PM (14URa)

394 Tom Baker at age 85 would still be better as the Doctor than the crap they have now

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 14, 2019 04:22 PM (OLCnA)

395 Why hasn't the Mueller investigation been shut down?

-
Because only nonessential programs have been shut down. Witch hunts and Puerto Rican "fact finding" missions are full steam ahead!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2019 04:22 PM (+y/Ru)

396 Hmmmmm. Trump could RIF them out and then make a big show of doing to be heartfelt and listening to their needs. If they get laid off, they'll be eligible for unemployment whereas with the furlough they have *no* income at all.

He can play it as a gentle, humanitarian option. And then, of course, never call any of them back.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:23 PM (I2dne)

397 Compare and contrast.

Dem shutdown under Trump and no one notices.

Shutdown under Gaylord, he takes the whole country hostage.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2019 04:23 PM (yQo2D)

398 I think it is a play on the "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle" from the Underqueen of the Feminazis Irina Dunn.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:22 PM (I2dne)

Oh, should have guessed.

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2019 04:23 PM (7PLM4)

399 I had my weekly fix of normal people paying for the sins of others.

Going through a drive-thru, I see the worker And she asks about my day. Told her of drs appt. She has one, too - for all her kids. Get this: the parents have to bring them in to be drug-tested to make sure their parents arent selling it on the street.

She and hubby have never been stopped by police, let alone arrested. But they have to do this.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 14, 2019 04:24 PM (/+bwe)

400 LMAO that y'all think she needs a new man. Because, well, you never see a screen door on a submarine and why would she? Just saying . . .
Posted by: peaches at January 14, 2019 04:18 PM (14URa)

Maybe because God created men and women to be together, being alone is easy and not satisfying, and experiencing life while forming bonds and connections and memories leads to true happiness.

Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 04:24 PM (xQJTG)

401 She is learning how to be a hypocrite nice and early!
Posted by: LizLem at January 14, 2019 04:19 PM (hvf9s)

She ran as a (D). I'm pretty sure she's already got the hypocrite thing down.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 14, 2019 04:24 PM (3sjI6)

402
Indeed. The explanation of advantages for the "merit system" inevitably begin with "the spoils system was bad" without ever explaining why it was bad and why this is better.
________________

Allow us to explain: the spoils system was bad because under that system, Re-thug-licans got to put other Re-thug-licans in control of the government bureaucracy when they won the presidency.

In the "merit" system, we Dims get to keep our people in control of the government bureaucracy all the time, no matter what party the president is. Obviously a better system!

Posted by: DIM Party at January 14, 2019 04:24 PM (fqUgw)

403
375 PDT has been tweeting several times a day on this, every day.

well, it's not like he has anything else to do, what with his employer being shut down and all. it's twitter and WoW until there's a budget.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 14, 2019 04:24 PM (sGtp+)

404 Did Bezos have a prenup? How much will the gold digger get in the end?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM (bQtop)

405 >> being alone is easy and not satisfying, and experiencing life while forming bonds and connections and memories leads to true happiness.


...or some bullshit.

Do you work for Hallmark, or something?

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM (pIZfS)

406 Did Bezos have a prenup?

------

No.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM (AzW6q)

407 No one is cutting down joshua trees in the park. If they wanted to cut down joshua trees there are hundreds and hundreds of thousands of them outside of the park.... no need to go into the park just for that.

Posted by: DXO at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM (nzKWW)

408 I will point out that freshman congressman on both sides of the aisle have foregone their salary, except the darling of the socialists, Crazy-Ojos Cortez. She is learning how to be a hypocrite nice and early!

Posted by: LizLem at January 14, 2019 04:19 PM (hvf9s)
............

She was just pissed when she saw they took taxes out of her paycheck. The nerve!

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM (v0R5T)

409 Said they guy who hasn't watched it since Tom Baker."

As an old Tom Baker fan, I must say that both David Tennant and Matt Smith had great runs with the character. (In Day of the Doctor, they even brought back Tom Baker to do a cameo in a scene with Matt Smith)

But after those two, they just haven't been able to find the right combo again. Kind of like in the 80's when the franchise died for a while.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2019 04:26 PM (Kpl3J)

410 20 I think one thing that could come back to bite Trump is the TSA people aren't being paid, so a bunch are taking sick leave increasing pass-through times at airports.

Frankly, I'm all for scaling back the TSA/eliminating and replacing it with something less bothersome and hopefully more efficient (and actually able to find problems, 95% failure rate for TSA says what). But in the short run it could become a problem.
Posted by: Gaff at January 14, 2019

*
*
Yes. Use profiling like the Israelis do, and don't allow any more potential terrorists into the country. Y'know, the way GW Bush should have done on 9/12/2001.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2019 04:26 PM (7MRhd)

411 310 288 268 Down with Civil Service. Up with Patronage!
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2019 04:07 PM (dKbOt)

You jest, I suppose. But I say, absolutely.

Right now you have patronage - but only for The Party Of Government(tm). So, explain to me how bringing-back real Patronage would be worse than what we have now.
Posted by: DocJ at January 14, 2019 04:09 PM (NYS7S)

===========

The spoils system was not good.

It was also better than this.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at January 14, 2019 04:12 PM (q8oeS)

-----------

The spoils system would have also have kept government smaller. How the hell do you appoint two or three million new managers every four years? You cannot.

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2019 04:26 PM (kfj5i)

412 if we don't miss most of these people, why are they employed at all?
-

I suspect that many national, state and local government jobs are just some sort of "welfare to work" programs that are there to provide lazy people who may or may not be minorities with a job.

Posted by: shibumi at January 14, 2019 04:26 PM (OXL6p)

413 397 Compare and contrast.

Dem shutdown under Trump and no one notices.

Shutdown under Gaylord, he takes the whole country hostage.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2019 04:23 PM (yQo2D)

...

Gaylord sure managed to put up a lot of barriers around parks during his shutdown.

Shame that walls are such a complete waste of money.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 14, 2019 04:26 PM (yL25O)

414 Did Bezos have a prenup? How much will the gold digger get in the end?


All of it, I hope, with free two-day shipping.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2019 04:26 PM (m075u)

415 In the "merit" system, we Dims get to keep our people in control of the government bureaucracy all the time, no matter what party the president is. Obviously a better system!"

So the "Woodrow Wilson" system, then...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 14, 2019 04:26 PM (6qErC)

416 Not quite Mount Everest top, but probably at the first base camp.
=====

Speaking of which, follow me on Instagram this week as I climb to the summit!

Posted by: Ruthie at January 14, 2019 04:27 PM (JcXHH)

417 "Did Bezos have a prenup? How much will the gold digger get in the end?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM (bQtop) "

Nope, they've been together since before he was a billionaire. Heck, since before Amazon.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 14, 2019 04:27 PM (oZ6kz)

418 LMAO that y'all think she needs a new man. Because, well, you never see a screen door on a submarine and why would she? Just saying . . .
Posted by: peaches at January 14, 2019 04:18 PM (14URa)


Because women love screen doors.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 14, 2019 04:27 PM (3sjI6)

419 Tom Baker is still a charming scamp.

Glad I quit halfway through Capaldi's stint.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2019 04:27 PM (yQo2D)

420 I think Trump took the Emergency declaration off the table for now because it wasn't polling well.

Posted by: WisRich at January 14, 2019 04:27 PM (G0vdT)

421 Federal workers, go find real jobs in the real world. See if your boss at XYZ Company LLC will tolerate you spending your work day on your Resistance activities.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 14, 2019 04:27 PM (zmIJL)

422 404 Did Bezos have a prenup? How much will the gold digger get in the end?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM (bQtop)

...

Half of infinity.

Anybody know if the SEC rules will apply to her selling her assets in Amazon the way I assume Jeff is restricted?

Posted by: TexasDan at January 14, 2019 04:27 PM (yL25O)

423 I suspect that many national, state and local government jobs are just some sort of "welfare to work" programs that are there to provide lazy people who may or may not be minorities with a job. "

Hmmm.

Been to the DMV/Driver's licensing division lately, I see...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 14, 2019 04:27 PM (6qErC)

424 Exactly. And if they'd decided to do a second show with Romana, long time fans would have been fine with it.





But this is about taking away something and parading around, wearing it's skin.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2019 04:19 PM (m075u)
And Romana I was hot...the new one is cute in a lost puppy kinda way, but Romana I - sigh.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mary-Tamm-Dr-Who-10-x-8-Photograph-no-3-/381994563988

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 04:28 PM (37IEG)

425 By the way, your yard maintenance and house cleaning are about to get more expensive. Maybe buy a lawnmower and a vacuum cleaner. Tighten your belts like we did.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 14, 2019 04:21 PM

My cousin who bought a fixer-upper in VA told me how stunned her neighbor was that she installed her own toggle switches and light fixtures. The going rate for an electrician is nuts. So is dogwalking/sitting and yard work because the DC critters are moving in.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 14, 2019 04:28 PM (/+bwe)

426 LMAO that y'all think she needs a new man.

Because I need a rich wife heh

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 04:28 PM (39g3+)

427 414
Did Bezos have a prenup? How much will the gold digger get in the end?





All of it, I hope, with free two-day shipping.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2019 04:26 PM (m075u)
That's a pretty expensive piece of tail that he got.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 14, 2019 04:28 PM (jxbfJ)

428 404
Did Bezos have a prenup? How much will the gold digger get in the end?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM (bQtop)


Sounds like no, WA is a community property, equitable distribution is the standard and 50% is the presumption, and they were married only slightly longer than Amazon existed. Sounds like world's richest man is going to have the world's most expensive divorce.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2019 04:28 PM (t6MX/)

429 The ultimate trolling tweet but Trump would be:

' anyone Remember what President Clinton was doing during the shutdown when he was in office? '

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 14, 2019 04:28 PM (0/zKO)

430 She was just pissed when she saw they took taxes out of her paycheck. The nerve!

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM

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

As it was her first paycheck ever...her first words upon looking at the pay stub was "Who the fu*k is FICA?"

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2019 04:28 PM (0tfLf)

431 community property state, that is.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2019 04:28 PM (t6MX/)

432
Did Bezos have a prenup? How much will the gold digger get in the end?

by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM (bQtop)


She's no gold digger.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 14, 2019 04:28 PM (TAmPV)

433 Maybe because God created men and women to be together, being alone is easy and not satisfying, and experiencing life while forming bonds and connections and memories leads to true happiness.

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

I totally agree!

Posted by: Said no divorced man, ever at January 14, 2019 04:28 PM (+dsLj)

434
Love this! May I borrow it?

Posted by: Antisocialist at January 14, 2019 04:20 PM (1qJvB)
But it took so long!
Feel free, steal, borrow, whatever!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 04:29 PM (37IEG)

435 Because women love screen doors."

Well, there's this big about screen doors and hurricanes.

Which, I think, we can all agree would apply to the soon to be ex Ms Bezos...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 14, 2019 04:29 PM (6qErC)

436 I suspect that many national, state and local government jobs are just some sort of "welfare to work" programs that are there to provide lazy people who may or may not be minorities with a job.

Posted by: shibumi at January 14, 2019 04:26 PM (OXL6p)


Pretty much. Just a cursory glance at most government employees (any level) is enough to tell you that they couldn't get much in the way of a job in the private sector - and they don't do much of anything in their silly governmental positions. Most government work is nothing but more sneaky welfare payments and income redistribution.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2019 04:29 PM (U96rM)

437 While all that happened, D.C. was a perennial boom town thanks to our taxes, and you just couldn't see what the problem was with all of us. Now D.C. is dying like those cities in flyover country our betters advised us to flee with our U-Haul trailers.
...
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 14, 2019 04:21 PM (OwXIz)
+++++++++++
I wish DC were dying, but we're not even close to that. But your reference bears repeating. Never forget what that butthole Kevin Williamson said about it during his brief stint at The Atlantic:

The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories about the wily Orientals stealing our jobs.
...
What they need isn't analgesics, literal or political. They need real opportunity, which means that they need real change, which means that they need U-Haul.

So yeah, spare me. Whether you're an unemployed NeverTrumper or a soon-to-be-unemployed chunk of administrative state overhead: learn to code.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:29 PM (I2dne)

438 >>LMAO that y'all think she needs a new man.


All she needs is this Divorce settlement check.

... and this Hitachi personal massager.

...and this ash tray.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2019 04:29 PM (pIZfS)

439 Tom Baker is still a charming scamp.

Glad I quit halfway through Capaldi's stint.



I quit after a year of Tennant. It wasn't my show.


Tom Baker's the real deal-- a genuine oddball. We'll not see his like again.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2019 04:29 PM (m075u)

440 421
Federal workers, go find real jobs in the real world. See if your boss
at XYZ Company LLC will tolerate you spending your work day on your
Resistance activities.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 14, 2019 04:27 PM (zmIJL)

Well, we are all here commenting, aren't we?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 14, 2019 04:29 PM (jxbfJ)

441 The Dems now want Drs to question patients about the guns, I carry a picture of my beloved canoe that lost her life on that I'll fated hunting trip with all my guns onboard

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 04:29 PM (bQtop)

442 She was just pissed when she saw they took taxes out of her paycheck. The nerve!
Posted by: wth at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM (v0R5T)
--------

Stormed into payroll department and demanded 70% be taken out......Bwhaaaaaa... Just kidding.

Posted by: WisRich at January 14, 2019 04:30 PM (G0vdT)

443 410 20 I think one thing that could come back to bite Trump is the TSA people aren't being paid, so a bunch are taking sick leave increasing pass-through times at airports.

Frankly, I'm all for scaling back the TSA/eliminating and replacing it with something less bothersome and hopefully more efficient (and actually able to find problems, 95% failure rate for TSA says what). But in the short run it could become a problem.
Posted by: Gaff at January 14, 2019
*
*
Yes. Use profiling like the Israelis do, and don't allow any more potential terrorists into the country. Y'know, the way GW Bush should have done on 9/12/2001.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2019 04:26 PM (7MRhd)

But what do you so with Angela Davis, Bill Ayers, and Bernadette Dohrn? N

Not to mention Antfa and Black Bloc. N

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2019 04:30 PM (kfj5i)

444 Chris Taylor, as a guy who fed a bride and 4 kids, self-supporting since 1978, paid 4 tuitions at proper 4 yr unies, all on the high wire without a net, I agree with you.

A bit of hunger, and the possibility of job loss are powerful motivators.

My granddad used to say... never underestimate what a man will do to keep a good paying job.

Jump, mother f**kers, jump.

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at January 14, 2019 04:30 PM (Jj+59)

445 late to the thread,

but who decided we couldn't fap at work?


I need another nap

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2019 04:30 PM (d7Ww2)

446

Oh, and 4 Cheers for Markie Post and Sela Ward! I'm all of a sudden in a much better mood now.
Funny them that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 14, 2019 04:30 PM (HaL55)

447 I think Trump took the Emergency declaration off the table for now because it wasn't polling well.

This way is much more fun.

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2019 04:30 PM (JgLEu)

448 PDT has been tweeting several times a day on this, every day.

well, it's not like he has anything else to do, what with his employer being shut down and all. it's twitter and WoW until there's a budget.
Posted by: Anachronda at January 14, 2019 04:24 PM (sGtp+)

That's funny. I thought his employer was....us. Yeah, I know. Hilarious!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 14, 2019 04:30 PM (3sjI6)

449 432
Did Bezos have a prenup? How much will the gold digger get in the end?

by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM (bQtop)


She's no gold digger.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 14, 2019 04:28 PM (TAmPV)

That's my impression of his wife. She's not a gold digger or she would've bailed out a long time ago.

The tart he hooked up with, however, is definitely a gold digger.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2019 04:30 PM (4ErVI)

450 Mary Tamm as Romana was awesome. And Romana is a Time Lord. Gallifray shattered the glass ceiling long long ago.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2019 04:30 PM (yQo2D)

451 407
No one is cutting down joshua trees in the park. If they wanted to cut
down joshua trees there are hundreds and hundreds of thousands of them
outside of the park.... no need to go into the park just for that.

Posted by: DXO at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM (nzKWW)
Unless you're a progressive asshole trying to prove that Trump! caused bad things to happen! Even if you had to do the bad things that make it come true.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 04:30 PM (37IEG)

452 Key definition in the OPM rules is furlough: when an employee is put in a nonduty and nonpay status for more than 30 consecutive calendar days. Then theyre RIFable. Decisions get made at the agency level

These are rules the unions agreed to
Whats novel is the scale

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 14, 2019 04:31 PM (iW7OB)

453 Most government work is nothing but more sneaky welfare payments and income redistribution.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 14, 2019 04:29 PM (U96rM)
Government Worker: Argle bargle! But we pay taxes, too!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2019 04:31 PM (t6MX/)

454 432


Did Bezos have a prenup? How much will the gold digger get in the end?



by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM (bQtop)





She's no gold digger.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 14, 2019 04:28 PM (TAmPV)


I say a lot of snarky things, but I think she is no gold digger. I think they drifted apart and lost interest in each other. They had an understanding of so whatever, but on you peril, "DO NOT EMBARASS ME!"

Then dic pic to cheap ho's

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 14, 2019 04:31 PM (ymnmz)

455

*does Forrest Gump wave at Peaches*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 14, 2019 04:31 PM (HaL55)

456 I think Trump took the Emergency declaration off the table for now because it wasn't polling well.
Posted by: WisRich at January 14, 2019 04:27 PM (G0vdT)

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

He has in no way taken it off the table. He has said that he wants to give the Dems a little more time to come back to the table before moving on this. I would bet that by SOTU a deal or a declaration will happen.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 14, 2019 04:31 PM (ffYR/)

457 If Occasio Cortes was a bartender, where are her Tax Forms?

I want to see how much of her Tip Income she claimed.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2019 04:31 PM (pIZfS)

458
Did Bezos have a prenup? How much will the gold digger get in the end?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM (bQtop)







HALF!

HALF, EDDIE!

Posted by: GoonyGooGoo at January 14, 2019 04:31 PM (veoSD)

459 Said they guy who hasn't watched it since Tom Baker.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 14, 2019 04:20 PM

*plants nerd flag*

Exactly. Baker was the best Dr. Who. It was all downhill from there.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 14, 2019 04:31 PM (p+Wdc)

460 405 >> being alone is easy and not satisfying, and experiencing life while forming bonds and connections and memories leads to true happiness.


...or some bullshit.

Do you work for Hallmark, or something?
Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2019 04:25 PM (pIZfS)

Nope. Life is objectively better spending it with somebody you love and who loves you back. Being alone sucks and is objectively unhealthy. Was alone for 6 years. Sucked ass looking back, it was the lazy and easy way out.

Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 04:31 PM (xQJTG)

461 >>> All of it, I hope, with free two-day shipping.

Delivered by drone.

Posted by: LizLem at January 14, 2019 04:31 PM (hvf9s)

462 My granddad used to say... never underestimate what a man will do to keep a good paying job.

Anything except, you know, their job...

Posted by: Deep State One at January 14, 2019 04:31 PM (JgLEu)

463 Bezos new squeeze must give the best fake orgasms ever.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2019 04:32 PM (v0R5T)

464 He has in no way taken it off the table. He has said that he wants to give the Dems a little more time to come back to the table before moving on this. I would bet that by SOTU a deal or a declaration will happen.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 14, 2019 04:31 PM (ffYR/)
++++++++++++
I hope he doesn't use it. He holds all the cards. Make them kiss the ring.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:32 PM (I2dne)

465 The tart he hooked up with, however, is definitely a gold digger.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 14, 2019 04:30 PM (4ErVI)
M

She may be but she's a very talented and successful on her own gold digger.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 14, 2019 04:32 PM (0/zKO)

466 >>Nope. Life is objectively better spending it with somebody you love and who loves you back


Then get a dog.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2019 04:32 PM (pIZfS)

467 But what do you so with Angela Davis, Bill Ayers, and Bernadette Dohrn? N


Give them half a flight home.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 14, 2019 04:32 PM (m075u)

468 362 Real man of genius award goes to Elijah Cummings who wants to open an investigation regarding Trump making money from being President.
Um does he know Trump donates his salary?
Posted by: sOME mORON at January 14, 2019 04:19 PM (ICWiF)

How about when the Federal Government bought semi-trailer loads of obama's books to give away? Lets look at that, while we're looking.

Posted by: Ever at January 14, 2019 04:32 PM (1Zh0U)

469 She's no gold digger, have you seen a picture of Bezos?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 04:32 PM (bQtop)

470 463 Bezos new squeeze must give the best fake orgasms ever.
Posted by: wth at January 14, 2019 04:32 PM (v0R5T)


She used to work at Bang Good...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2019 04:32 PM (/9p9e)

471

YOU ARE ALL SCUM AND WILL BE EXTERMINATED BUT EVEN I AGREE TOM BAKER IS THE SHIT!

Posted by: Rocket Propelled Ginsberg in a Pike Chair, Beep Beep! at January 14, 2019 04:33 PM (n2qRY)

472 Government Worker: Argle bargle! But we pay taxes, too!

You are the tax.

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2019 04:33 PM (JgLEu)

473 Oh, and 4 Cheers for Markie Post and Sela Ward!"

And by "4 Cheers" you mean....


yeah, baby!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 14, 2019 04:33 PM (6qErC)

474 If Occasio Cortes was a bartender, where are her Tax Forms?

I want to see how much of her Tip Income she claimed.
Posted by: garrett


Do bartenders work for tips or hourly? I know waitstaff works for tips and about $2.19/hr.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2019 04:33 PM (sMMcg)

475 I want to see how much of her Tip Income she claimed.
Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2019 04:31 PM (pIZfS)

About an inch and a half

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2019 04:33 PM (7PLM4)

476 Did Bezos have a prenup? How much will the gold digger get in the end?
__________________

The wife is not the gold-digger, the mistress is.

The wife married Bezos before he founded Amazon and made billions.

The mistress went after Bezos because he founded Amazon and made billions.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 14, 2019 04:33 PM (fqUgw)

477 452 Key definition in the OPM rules is furlough: when an employee is put in a nonduty and nonpay status for more than 30 consecutive calendar days. Then theyre RIFable. Decisions get made at the agency level

These are rules the unions agreed to
Whats novel is the scale
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 14, 2019 04:31 PM (iW7OB)

...

Trump could post an RIF schedule, by agency, by the hour.

You want to save the Department of Education? Best pass the bill by 2 PM. Ooops. Whose next? Oh, Energy at 3 PM. Would be so sad to lose them.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 14, 2019 04:33 PM (yL25O)

478
Romana I - sigh.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mary-Tamm-Dr-Who-10-x-8-Photograph-no-3-/381994563988
Posted by: DamnedYankee


Mary Tamm was Jon Voight's girl friend in The Odessa File.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 14, 2019 04:34 PM (aKsyK)

479 I suspect there are a handful of government employees who pay tax (many of them probably congressmen). If you have outside earnings so large that your tax bill equals your "post-tax" government paycheck, then yeah - you're a taxpayer.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:34 PM (I2dne)

480

Which, I think, we can all agree would apply to the soon to be ex Ms Bezos...

I don't want to marry her, I want her to adopt me.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 14, 2019 04:34 PM (HaL55)

481
I think Trump took the Emergency declaration off the table for now because it wasn't polling well.


I don't know about polling but every time an illegal does something horrible the dems are on the hook so what's the hurry.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 14, 2019 04:34 PM (TAmPV)

482 In 2017 they got together the cast of Shada to provide voices for animating the parts of that episode that didn't get filmed and combined what footage they had filmed with the animation. Tom Baker shows up at the end in the Tardis in full 4th Doctor garb.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 14, 2019 04:34 PM (OLCnA)

483 80 We need to shut down the TSA, regardless.

We have spent billions of dollars, and gotten in return a politicized, unionized spoils system, where only non-threats are searched, flights are missed due to unconscionably long TSA delays, and NOT ONE single terrorist stopped by the TSA.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 14, 2019

*
*
Most of these so-called "workers" are barely qualified to wash floors and shine shoes. Catching terrorists? Ha, ha, ha.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2019 04:34 PM (7MRhd)

484 Being alone sucks and is objectively unhealthy. Was alone for 6 years. Sucked ass looking back, it was the lazy and easy way out.

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

Being with someone who doesn't love you back is eminently worse. Then you have someone in your own house who is either indifferent to your needs or actively working to make your life a living hell.

For most people today they only have the choice of being alone or getting their lives destroyed.

Glad you found someone but dont behave like you won the lottery and then turn around and wonder why other people are having such a hard time winning the mega millions.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at January 14, 2019 04:34 PM (+dsLj)

485 Trump could post an RIF schedule, by agency, by the hour.

You want to save the Department of Education? Best pass the bill by 2 PM. Ooops. Whose next? Oh, Energy at 3 PM. Would be so sad to lose them.
Posted by: TexasDan at January 14, 2019 04:33 PM (yL25O)
+++++++++++++
Nah, just let them know after the letters go out.
"Today, we RIF'd Department of Education"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:35 PM (I2dne)

486 I hope he doesn't use it. He holds all the cards. Make them kiss the ring.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


As long as he puts the ring on his schlong.

KISS IT!!!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2019 04:35 PM (sMMcg)

487 441 The Dems now want Drs to question patients about the guns, I carry a picture of my beloved canoe that lost her life on that I'll fated hunting trip with all my guns onboard
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 04:29 PM (bQtop)

Boundary Issues.

Ask your Doctor what their expertise in Guns, Self Defense and Vilence is? And if their Malpractice Insurance provider agrees?

Ask their Medical Administrator too.

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2019 04:35 PM (kfj5i)

488 Wife and I were chuckling about this the other day. No park rangers? With Denali at -40 below I'm sure there aren't too many campers in the park.

Posted by: Bosk at January 14, 2019 04:35 PM (9m9TT)

489 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 14, 2019 04:33 PM (fqUgw)

He was wealthy before he founded Amazon but she unknowingly hit the grand jackpot.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 14, 2019 04:35 PM (0/zKO)

490 >>> Was alone for 6 years. Sucked ass looking back, it was the lazy and easy way out.

As someone who, because I'm alone, helps caregive for sick family members at a moment's notice, is the social coordinator for friend and church events, and keeps up rich family relationships, all while having to pay my bills and keep up my house all by myself, I would argue that being single is NOT lazy or easy. Just saying. Yes I wish I was married. But there is no sense in glamorizing it. Life is hard, period, no matter the life you lead.

Posted by: LizLem at January 14, 2019 04:36 PM (hvf9s)

491 Mary Tamm was Jon Voight's girl friend in The Odessa File. "

Get out. Really?

Did not know that, I do like TOF...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 14, 2019 04:36 PM (6qErC)

492 466 >>Nope. Life is objectively better spending it with somebody you love and who loves you back


Then get a dog.
Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2019 04:32 PM (pIZfS)

Got one of those too. Stop taking black pills garrett. It's ok to be happy and enjoy happiness with a woman that truly loves and respects you. Why is this a bad thing?

Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 04:36 PM (xQJTG)

493 Wife and I were chuckling about this the other day. No park rangers? With Denali at -40 below I'm sure there aren't too many campers in the park.
Posted by: Bosk at January 14, 2019 04:35 PM (9m9TT)

-------

Oy. I like the cold and that makes my butt hurt thinking about it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 14, 2019 04:36 PM (AzW6q)

494 488 Wife and I were chuckling about this the other day. No park rangers? With Denali at -40 below I'm sure there aren't too many campers in the park.
Posted by: Bosk at January 14, 2019 04:35 PM (9m9TT)

How many picnic baskets are Yogi and BooBoo getting away with?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 14, 2019 04:36 PM (MkcN1)

495 She's no gold digger.



Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 14, 2019 04:28 PM (TAmPV)


I
say a lot of snarky things, but I think she is no gold digger. I think
they drifted apart and lost interest in each other. They had an
understanding of so whatever, but on you peril, "DO NOT EMBARASS ME!"

Then dic pic to cheap ho's


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 14, 2019 04:31 PM (ymnmz)

They were married before he became Lord Bezos weren't they? 25 years.
He was just Jeff with an Idea then I think. So I'd be surprised if there was a prenup of any kind.
And 3 kids they contributed the DNA to.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 04:36 PM (37IEG)

496 Well, we are all here commenting, aren't we?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 14, 2019 04:29 PM

Dunno about you but I don't go to work or work from home.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 14, 2019 04:36 PM (zmIJL)

497 Print up some pick slips with this message:

Non-essential personnel have been deemed: not essential. Enjoy your funemployment.

Posted by: Joe Mama at January 14, 2019 04:37 PM (zIR2g)

498 470
463 Bezos new squeeze must give the best fake orgasms ever.

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2019 04:32 PM (v0R5T)





She used to work at Bang Good...





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2019 04:32 PM (/9p9e)

After working at Pho King.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2019 04:37 PM (t6MX/)

499 I don't want to marry her, I want her to adopt me."

"Adopt"


uuhhh, okeydokey.

Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 14, 2019 04:37 PM (6qErC)

500 The wife married Bezos before he founded Amazon and made billions.


That is classic "get half" territory.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2019 04:37 PM (sMMcg)

501 490
>>> Was alone for 6 years. Sucked ass looking back, it was the lazy and easy way out.



As someone who, because I'm alone, helps caregive for sick family
members at a moment's notice, is the social coordinator for friend and
church events, and keeps up rich family relationships, all while having
to pay my bills and keep up my house all by myself, I would argue that
being single is NOT lazy or easy. Just saying. Yes I wish I was married.
But there is no sense in glamorizing it. Life is hard, period, no
matter the life you lead.

Posted by: LizLem at January 14, 2019 04:36 PM (hvf9s)

yep
You can be married and be alone.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 14, 2019 04:37 PM (ymnmz)

502 396 Hmmmmm. Trump could RIF them out and then make a big show of doing to be heartfelt and listening to their needs. If they get laid off, they'll be eligible for unemployment whereas with the furlough they have *no* income at all.

Is the eligible for unemployment part true? Employers pay into a fund or pool created by the state. Here anyway you report and contribute for every employee with their SSN, so that if push comes to shove the employee can collect almost as if it was real insurance. I'm not sure any state can compel the federal government to contribute for their employees. Anybody know for sure?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at January 14, 2019 04:37 PM (kUmUV)

503 Boundary Issues.

Ask your Doctor what their expertise in Guns, Self Defense and Vilence is? And if their Malpractice Insurance provider agrees?

Ask their Medical Administrator too.
Posted by: rd at January 14, 2019 04:35 PM (kfj5i)
++++++++++++
Whenever I go to the doctor, I redact and initial vast tracts of paperwork.
Q: "Why didn't you answer these questions?"
A: "What do those questions have to do with my backache?"
*crickets*

The fight gets harder each time I go to a doc. They ask more, I redact more, then I argue more. I will only answer a question directly related to the reason I am seeing them. If they want me to answer something else, I ask them to justify in the context of this visit. If they can't, I don't answer.

And yes, I have had to walk out of doctors' offices before over it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:37 PM (I2dne)

504 Oh dear heavens. I just realized with Amazon moving HQ to DC, Bezos and Ocasio-Cortez could start dating. The horror!

Posted by: LizLem at January 14, 2019 04:37 PM (hvf9s)

505 How it went down:

Jeff: Hey Mackenzie I wan sum fuk.

Mackenzie: Jeff, no, we've been together for 25 years and you just don't excite me anymore. I understand if you still need sexual pleasure, just please be discreet about it? Don't embarrass us.

Jeff: *finds rubber-lipped Latina golddigger* OMG gurl ur so hot and I love u so much we're gonna be together I promise in the meantime here's my dick pix

Mackenzie: FOR FUCK'S SAKE, JEFF!

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 14, 2019 04:38 PM (oZ6kz)

506 Bend the knee, Nancy.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 14, 2019 04:38 PM (dKbOt)

507 Throughout the Obama years I had to move three times, leaving Mrs D at home, so I could keep working.
I can relate to the plight of the dual government incomes, MacMansion-owning govies, but I also don't care. They never related to me, or the rest of America who work in the real jobs in this country.
Yes, govies perform a vital function...but not when it puts the nation at risk with their subversion of the Administration.
Let the RIFs begin.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 14, 2019 04:38 PM (0tfLf)

508 Mary Tamm was Jon Voight's girl friend in The Odessa File.

-
Jon Voight to play a supreme court justice in Roe v. Wade.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 14, 2019 04:39 PM (+y/Ru)

509 487
441 The Dems now want Drs to question patients about the guns, I carry a
picture of my beloved canoe that lost her life on that I'll fated
hunting trip with all my guns onboard

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2019 04:29 PM (bQtop)



Boundary Issues.



Ask your Doctor what their expertise in Guns, Self Defense and Vilence is? And if their Malpractice Insurance provider agrees?



Ask their Medical Administrator too.



Posted by: rd at January 14, 2019 04:35 PM (kfj5i)

I like to tell them "NO" knowing all those guns are gone now, laying on the bottom of Lake Texoma.
I like to tell them I'm extremely happy too, even on days when I'm not, because neither of those things are any of their flucking business until I ask them to make it their business.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 04:39 PM (37IEG)

510 Mueller, is that you?

*nood*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 14, 2019 04:39 PM (6qErC)

511 There is a scene in The Odessa File of Mary Tamm getting out of the shower.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 14, 2019 04:39 PM (OLCnA)

512 Nah, just let them know after the letters go out.
"Today, we RIF'd Department of Education"
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:35 PM (I2dne)

"I had hoped all of this could be solved without bloodshed, but sadly Representative Pelosi did not see it that way, so the Department of Education will not be joining us for the rest of their lives."

Posted by: Donald "Gruber" Trump at January 14, 2019 04:39 PM (7PLM4)

513 All the national parks are filled with trash, huge piles that block out the sun, all because of Orange Man Bad. The media is reporting this so it must be true.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 14, 2019 04:39 PM (zmIJL)

514 Is the eligible for unemployment part true? Employers pay into a fund or pool created by the state. Here anyway you report and contribute for every employee with their SSN, so that if push comes to shove the employee can collect almost as if it was real insurance. I'm not sure any state can compel the federal government to contribute for their employees. Anybody know for sure?
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at January 14, 2019 04:37 PM (kUmUV)
+++++++++++
I'm not sure, and that's a good point. If the FedGov never paid in because layoffs never happen, that would be ... fitting.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:39 PM (I2dne)

515 "Got one of those too. Stop taking black pills garrett. It's ok to be happy and enjoy happiness with a woman that truly loves and respects you. Why is this a bad thing?

Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 04:36 PM (xQJTG) "

I take lots of pills, all different colors.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 14, 2019 04:39 PM (oZ6kz)

516 Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 04:36 PM (xQJTG)

You act like you just go to the corner store and pick out one of those loving and respectful women. They are just a little less rare than a unicorn.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 14, 2019 04:39 PM (0/zKO)

517
The wife married Bezos before he founded Amazon and made billions.


She met him when they were both working at the same hedge fund

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 14, 2019 04:40 PM (TAmPV)

518 Bezos, "bang a gong, get it on?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 14, 2019 04:40 PM (yQo2D)

519 "325

She may well die single. Someone like her is going to be guarded that any man she gets with is just after the moolah.

Posted by: Vanya at January 14, 2019 04:13 PM (7PLM4)"
...
Yeah but this is the case the other way around all the time, and dudes do just fine...

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at January 14, 2019 04:40 PM (eAshZ)

520 >>Got one of those too. Stop taking black pills garrett. It's ok to be happy and enjoy happiness with a woman that truly loves and respects you. Why is this a bad thing?




Perhaps everyone is quite as needy as you?

I much prefer the absence of people to their company.

Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2019 04:40 PM (pIZfS)

521 Nood

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 14, 2019 04:40 PM (iW7OB)

522 Trump could post an RIF schedule, by agency, by the hour.



You want to save the Department of Education? Best pass the bill by 2
PM. Ooops. Whose next? Oh, Energy at 3 PM. Would be so sad to lose
them.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 14, 2019 04:33 PM (yL25O)

Put that shit on PPV.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 14, 2019 04:41 PM (t6MX/)

523 503
Boundary Issues.



Ask your Doctor what their expertise in Guns, Self Defense and Vilence is? And if their Malpractice Insurance provider agrees?



Ask their Medical Administrator too.

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2019 04:35 PM (kfj5i)

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

Whenever I go to the doctor, I redact and initial vast tracts of paperwork.

Q: "Why didn't you answer these questions?"

A: "What do those questions have to do with my backache?"

*crickets*



The fight gets harder each time I go to a doc. They ask more, I
redact more, then I argue more. I will only answer a question directly
related to the reason I am seeing them. If they want me to answer
something else, I ask them to justify in the context of this visit. If
they can't, I don't answer.



And yes, I have had to walk out of doctors' offices before over it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2019 04:37 PM (I2dne)

Big thing at my doc's office is doing "mental health screenings". So wanted to reply with snark to some of the questions, by decided they probably didn't have a sense of humor about things like that.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 14, 2019 04:41 PM (jxbfJ)

524 Yep, living with a shity spouse sucks ass, Being married to a good spouse is the best.


Good thing I have an good wife.


Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 14, 2019 04:41 PM (0OmEj)

525 This sort of thing happens all the time. There was a strike of hospitals by the interns in LA a while ago (years).

The death rate went down.

It's why you should never take those good sounding sabbaticals or special time offs even though you're getting paid. It gives your employer a chance to interview and test out your replacement while they have to hire someone to fill your spot anyway.

This is especially true if you work in a really good paying job that isn't all that hard and something any idiot can do.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 14, 2019 04:41 PM (ClrTw)

526 Trump could post an RIF schedule, by agency, by the hour.

You want to save the Department of Education? Best pass the bill by 2 PM. Ooops. Whose next? Oh, Energy at 3 PM. Would be so sad to lose them.
Posted by: TexasDan at January 14, 2019 04:33 PM (yL25O)
+++++++++++++
Nah, just let them know after the letters go out.
"Today, we RIF'd Department of Education"

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

Except, AMAZINGLY McConnell and the US Senate actually passed a few budget bills for once. We can't RIF Departments that are actually working (ok, are showing up).

That is why we aren't worried about the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. Those budget bills passed.

Posted by: rd at January 14, 2019 04:41 PM (kfj5i)

527 Bezos' wife was there from the beginning as his business partner when Amazon was a little online bookstore competing with Barnes and Noble. She deserves half.


Bezos was held up as some genius for Amazon's success, but everything I see shows a year-long pattern of terminal dumbass.

Posted by: mikeyG at January 14, 2019 04:43 PM (LL1Be)

528 516 Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 04:36 PM (xQJTG)

You act like you just go to the corner store and pick out one of those loving and respectful women. They are just a little less rare than a unicorn.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 14, 2019 04:39 PM (0/zKO)

The pendulum is beginning to swing the other way. You have to be willing to put in the effort yourself, like years and years worth of effort, mindset change, and honest self reflection.

Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 04:44 PM (xQJTG)

529 Jeff: *finds rubber-lipped Latina golddigger* OMG gurl ur so hot and I love u so much we're gonna be together I promise in the meantime here's my dick pix

Mackenzie: FOR FUCK'S SAKE, JEFF!

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 14, 2019 04:38 PM (oZ6kz)
.........

Really. Couldn't have just squeezed one off?

Posted by: wth at January 14, 2019 04:44 PM (v0R5T)

530 remember that time Trump put out a tweet out at 5am on a Saturday after all the weekend shows were in the can and they had to spend the rest of the day in damage control?

He should shift the goal posts every morning before the news cycle hits to do the same thing over and over. Change 'em. Change 'em back. Double the funding, then triple it.

Posted by: DanMan at January 14, 2019 04:44 PM (XTiHL)

531 The pendulum is beginning to swing the other way. You have to be willing to put in the effort yourself, like years and years worth of effort, mindset change, and honest self reflection.

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

Oh fuck that stupid ass new age fucking nonsense bullshit.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at January 14, 2019 04:45 PM (+dsLj)

532 The wife married Bezos before he founded Amazon and made billions.

Some enterprising Moron has a chance to control a major portion of Amazon...

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2019 04:45 PM (nR2Re)

533 She met him when they were both working at the same hedge fund
________________

They married in 1993, they founded Amazon in 1994. In the early days, the wife did the accounting for Amazon.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 14, 2019 04:46 PM (fqUgw)

534 Perhaps everyone is quite as needy as you?

I much prefer the absence of people to their company.
Posted by: garrett at January 14, 2019 04:40 PM (pIZfS)

Needy? What? What's wrong with being with loved ones and family. The building blocks of Western Civilization? It's literally healthier to live with family and folks that love you.

Nice attempt at male shaming though.

Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 04:47 PM (xQJTG)

535 Oh and to all those who think they can just ignore those questions on their so called physicals (the ones where they don't examine you but ask you questions)?

If you don't answer or give a weird answer they will enter "answer not responsive" get enough of those and the doctor takes a hit on their 'point' rating with the medical association. They also take a hit if you refuse to even get a physical. Same for refusing some preventative shots and exams.

Eventually they will drop you and you will have to find another PCP (personal care physician) or you will have to justify to the insurer why you have refused to answer their questions.

Eventually when it becomes harder to find willing PCP's they will refuse to cover you except on an emergency basis.

I'm guessing that's one point on the way but it's logical as to how bureaucracy's work. Wait till they tell people who don't conform to the 'goals' the PCP has set out for their blood pressure, weight or other points they have determined you need to hit for the payment of your care to be justified.

Once they've made paying for a private physician, they will begin telling everyone exactly how to behave or else they lose their health care coverage.

Remember the Bible where it says all those without the mark will not be able to buy or sell? Yeah well that's going to apply to medicine first.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 14, 2019 04:49 PM (ClrTw)

536 They married in 1993, they founded Amazon in 1994. In the early days, the wife did the accounting for Amazon.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 14, 2019 04:46 PM (fqUgw)

He didn't have shit when she married him and, if there's a God in heaven, he won't have shit when she's done with him. Although, I'm sure that's not the way it will go. But, really, dude, 49-year-old well-known skankasaurus? Bad move, Jeffie.

Posted by: peaches at January 14, 2019 04:49 PM (14URa)

537 Nice attempt at male shaming though.

Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 04:47 PM (xQJTG)

Tell us more how we're doing it wrong. You have no self awareness. It's like that contradictory emails sent five minutes apart.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 14, 2019 04:49 PM (0/zKO)

538 246 And I've heard they've taken advantage of the inability of unfunded Park Rangers to instantaneously detect damage to park flora in the thousands of square miles of parkland and beam to the spot and put a instant stop to it.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 14, 2019 03:39 PM (37IEG)

I've read more ridiculous shite than even the stories about litter or feces.
=================
Are you sure they're talking about the parks and not San Francisco?

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at January 14, 2019 04:49 PM (0ta/n)

539 305
....I believe that's very conservative. I saw numbers that 97% of govmint employees contributed to Hillary.....

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 14, 2019 04:11 PM (jYje5)
--------------------------
Yeah, but that's not 97% of government employees.
That's just 97% of those that made a contribution to a POTUS campaign --- and only a very small percentage do that.

It's safe to say that nearly all federal employees who are big into politics are lefties, but beyond that.... I dunno.

I think more people voted for Hillary in DC than actually live there and almost no one voted for Trump. That says something.

OTOH, the split might be closer to 50-50 among employees in Podunk, Arkansas.
I dunno.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 14, 2019 04:51 PM (Rxduq)

540 Posted by: peaches at January 14, 2019 04:49 PM (14URa)

You want his dreams too? People separate and get divorced.

It's not enough for you that she gets half?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 14, 2019 04:51 PM (0/zKO)

541 COUP!!!!!! Dictatorship, Facsism!!!!!11111

Posted by: Josh at January 14, 2019 04:51 PM (ftdxp)

542 I never understood why there were "nonessential " government employees in the first place.
I hope Trump does make the shutdown permanent. An awesome way to drain the Swamp.
I'd love to see guys like Lee and Cruz bring bills to do just that.

Posted by: Iblis at January 14, 2019 04:59 PM (MLdwV)

543 I think Trump took the Emergency declaration off the table for now because it wasn't polling well.

It was leverage, but the Dems didn't budge so its on to another tactic. I think the "The firings conmmence in 5 days" approach probably would get them hopping.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 05:05 PM (39g3+)

544 So how does this RIF process work, and how can we use it to destroy the Swamp once and for all. I'm looking forward to DC being a ghost town.

Posted by: Iblis at January 14, 2019 05:09 PM (MLdwV)

545 537 Nice attempt at male shaming though.

Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 04:47 PM (xQJTG)

Tell us more how we're doing it wrong. You have no self awareness. It's like that contradictory emails sent five minutes apart.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 14, 2019 04:49 PM (0/zKO)

Change the mindset. Focus for a few years on yourself. Lead. Avoid all temptation. Don't act like a hypocrite. Act and don't talk. Look for women in healthy places. Look for women who have functional good parents and family. Protect yoursefl. Don't ignore red flags.

I'm not saying the state of women is rosey because it's not. I am saying the tide is turning and women are thirsty for decent men to act and behave like decent good men and will likely follow. Also if you are a 5 don't feel like you are entitled to a 7 or above.

There is zero guarantee, but taking the black pill is worse. Like anything in life, the work you put in will be returned in some form.

I know for a fact that there are good single women in red traditional counties who have set the bar so low that you literally just have to be healthy, work any job, be faithful, and don't use and abuse drugs and alcohol.

Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 05:11 PM (xQJTG)

546 sign in

Posted by: andycanuck at January 14, 2019 05:11 PM (Evws/)

547 Bezos was held up as some genius for Amazon's success, but everything I see shows a year-long pattern of terminal dumbass.

I give him some credit for recognizing what the internet could be (although many before him tried the same thing, even intenet "malls" in the Compuserve days). Sears, Wards, etc could have been there, but missed the boat, stupidly. But honestly it wasn't that big a leap to see that online banking and sales were going to be the future, just about everyone thought so.

He was just the one that managed to figure out how to get investors to stay with him despite losing money every year for over a decade.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 14, 2019 05:14 PM (39g3+)

548 Sorry Theresa, but I've fell in love with the soon to be Ex-Ms. Besos.

Posted by: I'm Just A Gigolo John Kerry at January 14, 2019 05:17 PM (EATOD)

549 78
MSM in a panic!!!

Posted by: sOME mORON at January 14, 2019 03:42 PM (ICWiF)

So, a day ending in the word "day".

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 14, 2019 05:23 PM (sy5kK)

550 Nice to see someone push back against her doubletalk. It would be nice to see more of that.

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at January 14, 2019 05:33 PM (7K9lw)

551
It's almost as though these people aren't doing anything that actually needs doing.
Maybe we should leave them permanently shutdown.

Posted by: rayj at January 14, 2019 05:56 PM (pI/IV)

552 531 The pendulum is beginning to swing the other way. You have to be willing to put in the effort yourself, like years and years worth of effort, mindset change, and honest self reflection.

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

Oh fuck that stupid ass new age fucking nonsense bullshit.
Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at January 14, 2019 04:45 PM (+dsLj)

The Bible and the old ways is new age? Are you effing kidding me? Acting in a masculine way is new age? Being and acting right wing is new age. Being right wing is the new rebel and counter culture, which women are attracted to.

Nothing new age about my approach and change over the last 6 years, it's the old ways and Biblical. It works.

Posted by: literally serious at January 14, 2019 06:20 PM (xQJTG)

553 Hear hear literally serious. Thank you.

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at January 15, 2019 02:08 AM (0x00j)

554 Close family worked for Bezos, the culture at Amazon revolves around his views of business, some peculiar, like desks made of old doors and sawhorses, to cutthroat competition between teams.
For twenty years or so Bezos didn't spend much corporate cash on civic welfare (if any). I bet the ex will rule the left coast as civic doyen giving away Jeff's money to every charity worldwide.

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at January 15, 2019 02:21 AM (0x00j)

555 This official sounds very fascist. I could easily hear these words from Lenin, Marx, Stalin, Hitler and other fascist leaders. People who don't agree with me are deplorables as Hillary Clinton said. The Republicans and Democrats are the same extreme and polarizing fascists. Now we have them engaged in a battle over nothing. Neither party wants to do what is best for our great country. If you choose one of these sides, you will be against the best interests of the American people!

Posted by: Mike at January 15, 2019 06:23 AM (qpXab)

556 A nice side effect of the shutdown. I LOVE IT!!

Posted by: Janir at January 15, 2019 10:47 AM (wnV4F)

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