Joni Ernst: I'm Tired of Liberal House Mangers Lecturing Us About the Ukraine When Four of Them Repeatedly Voted Against Providing Ukraine with Lethal Aid

Seems like the Nadler/Schiff/Lofgren Charm Offensive is working like gangbusters.

Thanks to Tami.

Meanwhile, playwright/screenwriter David Mamet says Trump has turned out to be a great president, and says the left's reaction to him is "psychotic."

Which I personally don't take as metaphorical. I take it as literal. And I agree.

"The reaction to Trump to me is fascinating," Mamet said. "And one day I started looking at it and squinted my eyes. If you take a Freudian analytical concept, turn it inside out -- flip cause and effect and see if the dream makes sense. So if we flip cause and effect, the reaction to Trump -- which is psychotic -- is equal I believe hydraulically to the reaction to a charismatic leader."



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1 great on Ernst

Posted by: It's me donna at January 24, 2020 05:58 PM (6XlcD)

2 Well, they don't seem to be persuading Joni Ernst. Next up, Cory Gardner and Doug Jones co-sponsor a Motion To Dismiss

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2020 05:59 PM (NVYyb)

3

"Blankets don't throw lead downrange." Ouch!

Posted by: imp at January 24, 2020 05:59 PM (SFOr6)

4 2 Well, they don't seem to be persuading Joni Ernst. Next up, Cory Gardner and Doug Jones co-sponsor a Motion To Dismiss

LOL... Wouldn't that be something

Posted by: It's me donna at January 24, 2020 05:59 PM (6XlcD)

5 Top 10!

Posted by: Dr. T at January 24, 2020 06:00 PM (2PXwn)

6 Great strategy Dems!

Posted by: Carpe Manana at January 24, 2020 06:01 PM (bIrK9)

7


Someone's pissed about having to sit and drink milk for 12 hours a day, 6 days a week.

Posted by: imp at January 24, 2020 06:01 PM (SFOr6)

8 Dude behind her has spooky beady doll eyes.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 24, 2020 06:01 PM (1g7ch)

9 Why, it's as if if they are hypocrites .

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:01 PM (plu6+)

10 I watched the clip and Joni was in "take no prisoners" mode.

Good for her!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 24, 2020 06:01 PM (RgUiP)

11 2 Well, they don't seem to be persuading Joni Ernst. Next up, Cory Gardner and Doug Jones co-sponsor a Motion To Dismiss

How many votes do you need to dismiss?

Posted by: Dr. T at January 24, 2020 06:01 PM (2PXwn)

12 She doesn't sound Dazzled.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 06:01 PM (hYwyI)

13
In the actual words of Mamet:

ALWAYS BE CLOSING.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 24, 2020 06:01 PM (zBaqJ)

14 Hmm. Maybe one 'if' next time..

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:02 PM (plu6+)

15 >>Dude behind her has spooky beady doll eyes.


He looks like he wants to sniff her hair, but doesn't know how.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 06:02 PM (hYwyI)

16 No!

Dougie Jones must OWN being a dem in Alabama. He voted for this shit, now he needs to eat it deep throat all the way down to the ball sack.

Posted by: BifBewalski at January 24, 2020 06:03 PM (VcFUs)

17 Strafe away!

Posted by: henry at January 24, 2020 06:03 PM (J3Rfi)

18 15 >>Dude behind her has spooky beady doll eyes.


He looks like he wants to sniff her hair, but doesn't know how.
Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 06:02 PM (hYwyI)


Where's Ukraine Joe?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 24, 2020 06:03 PM (zBaqJ)

19 To her left on the screen is Tim Scott (R-SC), behind her is James Lankford (R-OK), and to the right is John Barrasso (R-WY).

Posted by: Vendette at January 24, 2020 06:04 PM (SL4lK)

20 This is the crux of the Trump impeachment. If holding back lethal aid to Ukraine for a few months is Super Illegal, well it's time for extrajudicial killings of all the Senators who voted against it, and everyone in the Obama Admin's foreign policy staff. You can go down that road if you like. I'm fine either way.

Posted by: trev006 at January 24, 2020 06:05 PM (Yiig1)

21 Dougie Jones must OWN being a dem in Alabama. He voted for this shit, now he needs to eat it deep throat all the way down to the ball sack.
Posted by: BifBewalski at January 24, 2020 06:03 PM (VcFUs)

Objection. Assumes facts not in evidence.

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2020 06:05 PM (uEbPt)

22 Still say if/when Repubs retake House first order of Business should be to Impeach Pelosi for
Article 1 - High Crimes and Misdemeanors
///nothing follows///

Just so she can be the only "Speaker" to be impeached in history.

Then appoint every Repub to be a Manager, each given twelve hours to piss and moan how much they hate her...

Yeah, I know, tell her to take it SCOTUS if she thinks its unconstitutional.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 24, 2020 06:05 PM (1g7ch)

23 Wait, is Ernst the one that gelded boars?

Right skills for this job.

Posted by: henry at January 24, 2020 06:05 PM (J3Rfi)

24
They were psychotic before Trump was elected.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 24, 2020 06:06 PM (N+6q5)

25 23 Wait, is Ernst the one that gelded boars?

Right skills for this job.
Posted by: henry at January 24, 2020 06:05 PM (J3Rfi)


I saw Gelded Boars open for Bob Geldof at Live Aid in '85.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 24, 2020 06:06 PM (zBaqJ)

26
"Blankets don't throw lead downrange." Ouch!
Posted by: imp
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The closest any of those assholes have been to combat is a pillow fight during a sleepover.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:07 PM (plu6+)

27 Dougie Jones must OWN being a dem in Alabama. He voted for this shit, now he needs to eat it deep throat all the way down to the ball sack.
====

Why does he get to have all the fun???

Posted by: Mayor Buttplug at January 24, 2020 06:07 PM (JcXHH)

28 James Lankford (middle) looks like someone made a lifesize Conan O'Brien doll.

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2020 06:07 PM (uEbPt)

29 25, I assume they hit all the high notes.

Posted by: henry at January 24, 2020 06:07 PM (J3Rfi)

30 They are violent cultists. When this impeachment gambit fails, I bet Bon Creamer will turn his black uniformed Antifa troops loose to break windows all over DC. All the Demofascists need is a charismatic leader who has written a book in prison and we are at full Godwin.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2020 06:07 PM (NVYyb)

31 The Democrats were targeting Ernst, Collins, and Morcokeski.

I am glad to see them fighting back. Give the Republicans in their states a reason to vote FOR them as Republicans.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 06:08 PM (+0uDE)

32 They were psychotic before Trump was elected.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 24, 2020 06:06 PM (N+6q5)

Thank you.

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2020 06:08 PM (uEbPt)

33 We need to have Joe Mantegna and William H. Macy (two classic Mamet actors) do an empty-stage script-reading of the impeachment hearings, but as rewritten by David Mamet.

Mantegna: "Is it?"
Macy: "Is it what?"
Mantegna: "Treason?"
Macy: "Is what treason"
Mantegna: "Trump. The whole thing."
Macy: "The WHOLE thing?"
Mantegna: "The whole thing."
Macy: "Yeah, I think it's treason, why not, of course it's treason."
Mantegna: "But where? Where is the treason?"
Macy: "I don't know, why are you bugging me?"
Mantegna: "Maybe it is treason, but it's not the same 'it.' "
Macy: "What do you mean?"
Mantegna: "Maybe -- just maybe -- the impeachment itself is the treason."
Macy: "Do ya think so?"
Mantegna: "Maybe I do."
Macy: "Well then, maybe I do too."

Posted by: zombie at January 24, 2020 06:09 PM (fK2gX)

34 They are farking stark raving homicidal bonkers.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 24, 2020 06:09 PM (Rmw+4)

35 >>>Dougie Jones must OWN being a dem in Alabama. He voted for this shit, now he needs to eat it deep throat all the way down to the ball sack.


I'M Dougie Jones!

Posted by: Sen. Cory Booker at January 24, 2020 06:09 PM (2PXwn)

36 Gelded bores? This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: David Hogg at January 24, 2020 06:09 PM (plu6+)

37 OMFG,
everyone in my office is freaking out because we may have had a POSSIBLE EXPOSURE to a person who had POSSIBLE EXPOSURE to someone who has a cough who may have been POSSIBLY EXPOSED to someone who may have been in CHINA last week.

motherfuckinghampsterfucker.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2020 06:10 PM (d7Ww2)

38 Objection. Assumes facts not in evidence.
Posted by: ...


Yeah, I forgot for a moment that he is a senator and not a congressman.

But still. Fvck him.

Posted by: BifBewalski at January 24, 2020 06:10 PM (VcFUs)

39
She threw some lead down range at those House clowns, did she not?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 24, 2020 06:10 PM (pNxlR)

40 Posted by: zombie at January 24, 2020 06:09 PM (fK2gX)

=========

Beautiful! Now, just for flavor, do USC admissions committee meetings.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2020 06:10 PM (NVYyb)

41 Ha Zombie!

Bravo

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 24, 2020 06:11 PM (Rmw+4)

42 and now we are all wearing masks and preparing to don protective gear.

I am not shitting you.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2020 06:11 PM (d7Ww2)

43 Backfire Hurricane

Posted by: REDACTED at January 24, 2020 06:11 PM (rpxSz)

44 They were psychotic before Trump was elected.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 24, 2020 06:06 PM (N+6q5)

Thank you.
Posted by: ...
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Probably in their mother's milk. No, wait, bottle babies, so that's not it. Maybe just a degenerate gene.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:11 PM (plu6+)

45 Glad the democrats are self destructing

"Oh let me deride and insult the RINOs into joining our side by calling them russian agents and trump patsies if they dont agree to our rules, thatll win them over!"

Posted by: Two Weeks From Soyville at January 24, 2020 06:12 PM (+dsLj)

46 She doesn't sound Dazzled.
Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 06:01 PM (hYwyI)
.........

Who knows, she may be glittered.

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2020 06:12 PM (v0R5T)

47 I believe Joni Ernst thinks the Democrats are hypocrittin' again

Posted by: George Dubya Bush at January 24, 2020 06:13 PM (NVYyb)

48 44, Bin Landens milk factory? Might explain why Slick Willy blew it up.

Posted by: henry at January 24, 2020 06:13 PM (J3Rfi)

49 Adam Schiff's speech (pick one, they're all fabulous) will be recited by schoolchildren 100 years from now! Joni doesn't know what she's talking about.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 24, 2020 06:13 PM (COzlW)

50 Glitter?

Here we go again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 24, 2020 06:14 PM (Rmw+4)

51 Gee, I wonder why this isn't planning on every news station?

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2020 06:14 PM (wiXsO)

52 >>>Probably in their mother's milk. No, wait, bottle babies, so that's not it. Maybe just a degenerate gene.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:11 PM (plu6+)


Damien Thorn comes to mind here.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 24, 2020 06:14 PM (2PXwn)

53 Backfire Hurricane
Posted by: REDACTED
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Look, just let it go, okay...uh...maybe 'let it go' is the wrong phrase. What I mean is just stop talking about me.

Posted by: Eric Swalwel at January 24, 2020 06:14 PM (plu6+)

54 Non-noodsters.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 24, 2020 06:14 PM (1CjJc)

55 >>Who knows, she may be glittered.

You have to be. It distracts the Boar.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 06:15 PM (hYwyI)

56 Gee, I wonder why this isn't planning on every news station?
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Hee hee...He said "news station". Hee hee.

Posted by: George Dubya Bush at January 24, 2020 06:15 PM (NVYyb)

57 Joni Ernst: I'm Tired of Liberal House Mangers Lecturing Us About the Ukraine When Four of Them Repeatedly Voted Against Providing Ukraine with Lethal Aid

Well, to be fair the aid was part of a larger package. Like 5-10% of the bill, maybe. So, the House Managers could weasel their way out by saying they were voting against something else in bill. The bill wasn't specific to Ukrainian aid only as I understand it.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 24, 2020 06:16 PM (Dhht7)

58 37 OMFG,
everyone in my office is freaking out because we may have had a POSSIBLE EXPOSURE to a person who had POSSIBLE EXPOSURE to someone who has a cough who may have been POSSIBLY EXPOSED to someone who may have been in CHINA last week.

motherfuckinghampsterfucker.

Posted by: nurse ratched


Yesterday, my actions re-affirmed that "prejudiced" stereotyping always have a kernel of rationality:

Was walking down the street in San Francisco, and passed a fat black possibly-homeless woman who coughed right as a walked past.

I shrugged, as I thought to myself, "What are the chances that she of all people has been to Wuhan China in the last month? Zero. So -- no big deal."

Then I got on BART. A twitchy Chinese guy in his mid-20s got on at the next station and looked ill, and kept sneezing and making weird pain-convulsions.

I panicked and immediately got off the train (as did several other people), think to myself, "What are the chances that HE has been to Wuhan China in the last month? Quite high, actually. Best to avoid."

Posted by: zombie at January 24, 2020 06:16 PM (fK2gX)

59 #8 lol it's James Lankford, R, Oklahoma

Posted by: the Butcher at January 24, 2020 06:16 PM (DIosY)

60 everyone in my office is freaking out because we may have had a POSSIBLE EXPOSURE to a person who had POSSIBLE EXPOSURE to someone who has a cough who may have been POSSIBLY EXPOSED to someone who may have been in CHINA last week.

You know that clearly sick person who shows up to the office. The one who can't possibly stay home because they have $thingThatCanBePostponed that day. The one who is sick exactly four days before the whole office is suddenly sick. Yeah, I'm OK with firing that person.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 24, 2020 06:16 PM (9t0Zz)

61 Did the #BernieThots disappear into the same hole that swallowed up Hipster Slapfight?

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 06:16 PM (hYwyI)

62 But it's alright now
it's Nadler's gas
But it's alright
Poppin' Schiff's eyes Nadler's gas gas gas

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 24, 2020 06:16 PM (COzlW)

63 Gee, I wonder why this isn't planning on every news station?
Posted by: redridinghood
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I expect, or hope at least, that the R's will mention this during their time. But, as you point out, it will not be broadcast by the MSM.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:16 PM (plu6+)

64 50
Glitter?



Here we go again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 24, 2020 06:14 PM (Rmw+4)

PSA, 'ettes - All that glitters is not gold.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 24, 2020 06:16 PM (1CjJc)

65 Here we go again.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 24, 2020 06:14 PM (Rmw+4)
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We moved on.

Bacon pasties.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 24, 2020 06:16 PM (RgUiP)

66 I am wondering why when I read 'Joni Ernst' I thought 'Anita Bryant'.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 24, 2020 06:16 PM (2B9A/)

67 Joni definitely needs to cut a campaign ad using this footage and add that the people are being duped by the Dems.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2020 06:16 PM (wiXsO)

68 I hope Ernst returns to her Tea Party roots.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at January 24, 2020 06:17 PM (ykYG2)

69 So Collins, Murkowski and now Ernst are all making noises about how this whole impeachment production is a steaming pile of dumpster fires. Mitt's still waiting for his balls to drop.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at January 24, 2020 06:17 PM (9LIpg)

70 Methinks Ret. Lieutenant Colonel and Senator Joni Ernst would kick Lieutenant Colonel Vindman's ass.

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2020 06:17 PM (v0R5T)

71 I've got this weird thing for Joni Ernst. She's so damn sexy. Plus she's an officer.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 24, 2020 06:17 PM (/Nl5q)

72 Away in a manger...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 24, 2020 06:17 PM (NWiLs)

73 The Left and Progda have focused on pressuring the Repubs in squish states, hoping they can turn them.

But what about the Democrat Senators in Trump states who are going to vote against the rest of the Prog Party?


The math is simple enough for any moron.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 24, 2020 06:17 PM (sy5kK)

74 We moved on.

Bacon pasties.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 24, 2020 06:16 PM (RgUiP)
+++++++++++
Again?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2020 06:17 PM (I2dne)

75 Did the #BernieThots disappear into the same hole that swallowed up Hipster Slapfight?
Posted by: garrett



Crap. I missed a thing.

Posted by: eleven at January 24, 2020 06:17 PM (QLPEO)

76 >>I've got this weird thing for Joni Ernst. She's so damn sexy.


Wow, man.

You might need to take something in and have it calibrated.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 06:18 PM (hYwyI)

77 I must have seen or heard a half dozen items coming out about Bidens Ukrainian connections.
Clintons have to be kicking themselves missing that cash cow

Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2020 06:18 PM (ZCEU2)

78 This is going so poorly for the Democrats I fully expect someone will shoot-up a school or shopping center within the next 24 hours

Posted by: DocJ at January 24, 2020 06:18 PM (53z8v)

79 Dang...I missed the whole bacon pasties discussion.

Sigh...

Posted by: Diogenes at January 24, 2020 06:18 PM (axyOa)

80 Two good posts which deserve un-willowing :

The Hero must fail, or be fallen, before qualifying for Hero status.

A story arc known by both ancient Greeks and the Maya, um....among others.
Posted by: Miklos (no homo) at January 24, 2020 06:09 PM (QzkSJ)

It is a powerful theme if used by a good story teller: the fallen man who becomes a hero. Or the Villain who becomes a hero after a change of heart.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 24, 2020 06:14 PM (2B9A/)


Richard Jewell's story is that of an imperfect man who rose to the occasion and became a hero. And look what our media and deepstate did to him afterward.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at January 24, 2020 06:18 PM (ykYG2)

81 Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2020 06:11 PM (d7Ww2)

Coronavirus! *cuts lime wedges*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 24, 2020 06:18 PM (NWiLs)

82 Has David Mamet been Red pilled? Or has he always had " those" inclinations?

Posted by: tubal at January 24, 2020 06:18 PM (90T4r)

83 The closest any of those assholes have been to combat is a pillow fight during a sleepover.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:07 PM (plu6+)

There are a lot of black men who have grown up hard. But... they still lack leadership and tactics, and their masters are too obviously using them as cannon fodder. It would be more one-sided than Mandela's military defeat in South Africa.

Mexican gangsters would do better: but living out Sicario daily would make the nation ready to kill anyone who still ate tacos.

It's looking bad for them.

Posted by: trev006 at January 24, 2020 06:18 PM (Yiig1)

84 I didn't sneeze today
I think I'll live after all
#KungFlu

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 24, 2020 06:19 PM (G546f)

85 Sometimes Lankford from OK looks a little odd (but haven't most of us had photos where we look weird?) but he looks o.k. here. Compared to Adam Schiff practically everyone looks o.k.:

https://tinyurl.com/vcbvpww

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 24, 2020 06:19 PM (WI7YS)

86 >>I've got this weird thing for Joni Ernst. She's so damn sexy.


Yeah, weird is definitely the right word for that.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 24, 2020 06:19 PM (2PXwn)

87 Top 100?

Posted by: Boswell at January 24, 2020 06:19 PM (32YRo)

Posted by: Stu Podaso at January 24, 2020 06:19 PM (9LIpg)

89 {{Anna Puma}}

How is the writing going?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 24, 2020 06:19 PM (u82oZ)

90 71
I've got this weird thing for Joni Ernst. She's so damn sexy. Plus she's an officer.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 24, 2020 06:17 PM (/Nl5q)

If she could do something with that helmet hair, I could be there. But I can't get past it.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 24, 2020 06:20 PM (1CjJc)

91 Joni fired up, sir.

Posted by: Rachel Jeantel at January 24, 2020 06:20 PM (sWM8x)

92 Be a Fun Charity Challenge :

Rub One Out For Joni?

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 06:20 PM (hYwyI)

93 Jamala........."1944".

Her song about the commies deporting her family in the Crimea in 1944.

https://tinyurl.com/jxky8or

Take that Nadler.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 24, 2020 06:20 PM (Z+IKu)

94 Wow, man.

You might need to take something in and have it calibrated.
Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 06:18 PM (hYwyI)"

No way, man. She's got it all. Well spoken. Iowa charm. That midwestern look. Army. I don't think she's remarried yet. I'm in. Think she's on Match.com?

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 24, 2020 06:20 PM (/Nl5q)

95 Dude behind her has spooky beady doll eyes.

I think he wants to smell her hair.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 24, 2020 06:20 PM (dUJdY)

96 >>I've got this weird thing for Joni Ernst. She's so damn sexy.


I hit that.

Posted by: Chachi at January 24, 2020 06:20 PM (hYwyI)

97 tubal

He changed his mind based on his experience with Hollywood people.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 24, 2020 06:20 PM (u82oZ)

98 jeebus, there are girls in tears.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2020 06:20 PM (d7Ww2)

99 92 Be a Fun Charity Challenge :

Rub One Out For Joni?
Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 06:20 PM (hYwyI)

#MastErnstBation

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 24, 2020 06:20 PM (NWiLs)

100 We're all top 100 now.

Posted by: eleven at January 24, 2020 06:21 PM (QLPEO)

101 Sometimes Lankford from OK looks a little odd (but
haven't most of us had photos where we look weird?) but he looks o.k.
here. Compared to Adam Schiff practically everyone looks o.k.:



https://tinyurl.com/vcbvpww

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 24, 2020 06:19 PM (WI7YS)

He's an ordained Baptist minister.

Posted by: Vendette at January 24, 2020 06:21 PM (SL4lK)

102 But not now.

Posted by: eleven at January 24, 2020 06:21 PM (QLPEO)

103 Where's Ukraine Joe?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton

He only got to second braid.

https://tinyurl.com/wvdgcrb

Posted by: Miklos, who taught Ukrainian Hungarians at January 24, 2020 06:21 PM (QzkSJ)

104 The ginger right behind Ernest -- how is he not blinking?

Posted by: Emmie at January 24, 2020 06:21 PM (87gB3)

105 I have heard you can become immune to Corona Virus by keeping the blood alcohol level high enough. Since I am at work, I am trying to see if a cocktail of caffeine and nicotine can achieve the same results.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 24, 2020 06:21 PM (2B9A/)

106 This is going so poorly for the Democrats I fully expect someone will shoot-up a school or shopping center within the next 24 hours
Posted by: DocJ at January 24, 2020 06:18 PM (53z8v)

Nothing on the Crime Tip Hotline.

Posted by: The FBI at January 24, 2020 06:21 PM (v0R5T)

107 >>Think she's on Match.com?


Farmers Only, bro.

Don't be lonely.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 06:21 PM (hYwyI)

108 jeebus, there are girls in tears.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2020 06:20 PM (d7Ww2)
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And I seem to recall someone mentioning they were bored....

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 24, 2020 06:21 PM (RgUiP)

109 Democrats hypocrites?
Like how they want to reduce carbon emissions and cut back fossil fuels, but all their kids are on the Board of Ukrainian Gas and Oil companies.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 24, 2020 06:21 PM (axyOa)

110 Mamet is the schiznit and the lefty entertainment types are afraid to match wits with him.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 24, 2020 06:22 PM (y7DUB)

111 104 AutoCucumber, thanks for nothing.

Ernst!

Posted by: Emmie at January 24, 2020 06:22 PM (87gB3)

112 >>I've got this weird thing for Joni Ernst. She's so damn sexy.

Wow, man.

You might need to take something in and have it calibrated.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 06:18

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Joni, needs to talk with Dolly Parton about wigs.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 24, 2020 06:22 PM (Dhht7)

113 and now we are all wearing masks and preparing to don protective gear.

I am not shitting you.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2020 06:11 PM (d7Ww2)

Maybe one of the doctors had lunch at Chipotles?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 24, 2020 06:22 PM (LxWV7)

114 Well, to be fair the aid was part of a larger package. Like 5-10% of the bill, maybe. So, the House Managers could weasel their way out by saying they were voting against something else in bill. The bill wasn't specific to Ukrainian aid only as I understand it.
Posted by: olddog
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They set the stage, and performed the opening act for this. They started this fire. Republicans for too long have failed to engage in counter-tactics on account of niceness.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:22 PM (plu6+)

115 Coronavirus! *cuts lime wedges*
Posted by: Insomniac

Organic free-range cilantro!

Posted by: Don Miklos de Yucatan at January 24, 2020 06:23 PM (QzkSJ)

116 I think some Pubbies have figured out that tormenting Dems is fun.

Posted by: tubal at January 24, 2020 06:23 PM (90T4r)

117 Great post Ace!

Because I labored hard on the last post and want it to be seen:

440 401 Im starting to wonder if for the first 2 years the "experts" and experienced advisors told Trump not to go to march for life, and then at some point Trump started to think, you know... you guys are fucking idiots, why the hell should I listen to anything you say now?

Sort of like the Pentagon. I really think Trump believing the best out of everybody and the the old Bushie types he enlisted would help him, and now he's starting to realize everyone in DC is a fucking idiot including the people he hired.


I expect Trump Part 2 is going to be running the government by himself one year into his second term and we'll all be better for it.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Soyville at January 24, 2020 06:09 PM (+dsLj)

Oh I definitely think it's largely due to the election and he feels like he needs to shore up that part of the base. There's been some seriously fuckery going on in the religious part of the base with the Christianity Today stuff and probably a lot more I don't know about. Notice how quickly Trump hit back on that. He knows what's going on. Also important to note that the person who wrote that screed and anyone supporting it is a wolf amongst you and should be cast out to the outer darkness. The timing of it stinks to high heaven and they probably have some interesting deposits in their bank accounts that people would love to know about.

Do I think Trump is pro-life? I don't know, but I remember listening to the story he told about why he changed his mind and I found it plausible. I could see meeting someone who I thought was a fabulous person and then finding out they almost got aborted and having that change my views. It's believable.

Anyway most of it right now is politics because of the attacks on Trump from some "evangelicals". I wouldn't worry about it because he seems to be willing to try as hard as he can to deliver on his promises and he actually works to the goal. I have some reservations about the judges (they might end up being cucks), but I wouldn't be surprised if Roe goes bye bye some years after Trump leaves office due to the seeds he's planting right now in the judiciary. Lacking that, we could see some serious restrictions on the laws on the books now.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 24, 2020 06:21 PM (j3npP)

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 24, 2020 06:23 PM (j3npP)

118 Yeah, I'm OK with firing that person.

Posted by: bonhomme

Or you could fire the management staff that gave everyone in the office the feeling that calling in sick three times a year is letting the "team down" - I've seen that a lot - especially during the late night, coffee and pizza fueled late 20 year old management team go go internet days

Posted by: Boswell at January 24, 2020 06:23 PM (32YRo)

119 Please join us tonight as we analyze why Trump insulted all true conservatives today, by speaking at the March For Life. Stephen Hayes, whom I barely know but think would be a great guy to sling beers with, will be by to explain.

Posted by: Bret Baier at January 24, 2020 06:23 PM (NVYyb)

120 Tim Graham, Executive Editor of NewsBusters gave AoSHQ a hat tip for the George Stephanie post.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/sqo8hep

Posted by: bonhomme at January 24, 2020 06:24 PM (9t0Zz)

121 67 Joni definitely needs to cut a campaign ad using this footage and add that the people are being duped by the Dems.
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Speaking of ads, this new GOP ad is the best I've ever seen:

https://tinyurl.com/r8f8epd

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 24, 2020 06:24 PM (sWM8x)

122
Why'd the House impeachment managers vote against lethal aid? Kickbacks had not been sufficiently arranged?

Seems to be the entire purpose of sending money to Ukraine -- cycling it back to the people to voted to send it.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 24, 2020 06:24 PM (zbOtg)

123
Coronavirus! *cuts lime wedges*
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 24, 2020 06:18 PM (NWiLs)


I'll grab the tequila.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 24, 2020 06:24 PM (sy5kK)

124 I'll just be sitting over here in the shadows, playing with my old man balls.

Posted by: Creepy Joe Biden at January 24, 2020 06:24 PM (ATCV4)

125 98
jeebus, there are girls in tears.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2020 06:20 PM (d7Ww2)

Wife and I were having a discussion the other morning about a similar observation. The level of national anxiety (especially in commieland) is so high that it does not take much to put people over the edge, while the rest of us look on in WTFF bewilderment when the littlest thing cause people to crack up.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 24, 2020 06:24 PM (1CjJc)

126
He's an ordained Baptist minister.
Posted by: Vendette at January 24, 2020 06:21 PM (SL4lK)

Even some ministers can look a little odd. I'm interested to hear he's a minister, though. My comment was in response to garrett saying that in the photo with Ernst he looks likes he wants to sniff her hair. I just think it's a lousy photo and he can't be seen very well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 24, 2020 06:25 PM (WI7YS)

127 123
Coronavirus! *cuts lime wedges*
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 24, 2020 06:18 PM (NWiLs)


I'll grab the tequila.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg


You think this is bad, wait until the Dos Equis Virus outbreak.

Posted by: zombie at January 24, 2020 06:25 PM (fK2gX)

128 Vote Democrat 2020: We Hate You


Vote Democrat 2020: It's Only Criminal When YOU Do It



Posted by: Sharkman at January 24, 2020 06:25 PM (fp3O8)

129 Only a Democrat would think sending Adam Shrift on a Charm Offensive is a good move.

The guy has the personality of a wet toilet seat and he probably smells like one too.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 24, 2020 06:25 PM (j3npP)

130 So the Impeachment Managers are succeeding in pissing off most everyone on the right? Winning strategy there.

Posted by: IC at January 24, 2020 06:25 PM (a0IVu)

131 113 and now we are all wearing masks and preparing to don protective gear.

I am not shitting you.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2020 06:11 PM (d7Ww2)

Maybe one of the doctors had lunch at Chipotles?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 24, 2020 06:22 PM (LxWV7)

Opinions please. Is this Corona thing a THING! or just some latest OMG!!! we're gonna die!! hysteria??

Posted by: tubal at January 24, 2020 06:25 PM (90T4r)

132 I've seen that a lot - especially during the late night, coffee and pizza fueled late 20 year old management team go go internet days

Posted by: Boswell

Here's a business truism - any business decision made after 9PM is going to be bad.

Posted by: Boswell at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM (32YRo)

133 Joni, needs to talk with Dolly Parton about wigs.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 24, 2020 06:22 PM (Dhht7)
************
That's actual her real hair. I like that she's growing it longer.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM (wiXsO)

134 I'm weird.

Says the people who constantly talk about AOC's jugs and how they'd do her , without a whiff of self awareness.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM (/Nl5q)

135 Or you could fire the management staff that gave everyone in the office the feeling that calling in sick three times a year is letting the "team down" - I've seen that a lot - especially during the late night, coffee and pizza fueled late 20 year old management team go go internet days

Well, the employees who get fired for being out sick three times get a pass. The people who get two weeks of sick leave and three weeks of PTO per year don't.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM (9t0Zz)

136 I'm sure PEN wishes it had never given Mamet any awards.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM (NVYyb)

137 71
Speaking of weird things for DC ladies... mine's for Stephanie Grisham. She looks like she'd make me squeal and beg for mercy.

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM (v0R5T)

138 69 So Collins, Murkowski and now Ernst are all making noises about how this whole impeachment production is a steaming pile of dumpster fires. Mitt's still waiting for his balls to drop.
Posted by: Stu Podaso at January 24, 2020 06:17 PM (9LIpg)
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He's a Maverick.

Posted by: Groundhog at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM (VYwSh)

139 Wife and I were having a discussion the other morning about a similar observation. The level of national anxiety (especially in commieland) is so high that it does not take much to put people over the edge, while the rest of us look on in WTFF bewilderment when the littlest thing cause people to crack up.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner


this is very apparent here. I bet it's part of the plan.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM (d7Ww2)

140 >>Says the people who constantly talk about AOC's jugs and how they'd do her , without a whiff of self awareness.


Do you even Bro, Bro?

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 06:27 PM (hYwyI)

141 I hope Ernst returns to her Tea Party roots.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at January 24, 2020 06:17 PM (ykYG2)


I was afraid she had gone full Kelly Ayotte until this.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 24, 2020 06:27 PM (y7DUB)

142 127 123
Coronavirus! *cuts lime wedges*
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 24, 2020 06:18 PM (NWiLs)


I'll grab the tequila.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

You think this is bad, wait until the Dos Equis Virus outbreak.
Posted by: zombie at January 24, 2020 06:25 PM (fK2gX)

I do not always cause pandemics, but when I do...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 24, 2020 06:27 PM (NWiLs)

143 But it was their C-honstiooshonalllll d-hoooteeeee to vote against Ukraine aid.

They were against the aid before they were for it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 24, 2020 06:27 PM (dNzKv)

144 Wife and I were having a discussion the other morning about a similar observation. The level of national anxiety (especially in commieland) is so high that it does not take much to put people over the edge, while the rest of us look on in WTFF bewilderment when the littlest thing cause people to crack up.


TV News. It's an assault on mental well-being.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 24, 2020 06:28 PM (oVJmc)

145 Vote Democrat 2020: We Hate You


This needs to be a freakin bumper sticker.

Posted by: eleven at January 24, 2020 06:28 PM (QLPEO)

146 Flu is more deadly and kills a lot more.

Nurse ratched, please be safe. I think the local woodpeckers union has a contract out on you. Head on a swivel and have a Mattis plan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 24, 2020 06:28 PM (u82oZ)

147 That's actual her real hair. I like that she's growing it longer.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM (wiXsO)
.........

She does look a whole lot better. Plus the whole throwing lead downrange thing is strangely exciting.

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2020 06:28 PM (v0R5T)

148 That's actual her real hair. I like that she's growing it longer.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM (wiXsO)

An image search confirms!

Wow she looks a lot better too. Hot older lady vibe!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 24, 2020 06:28 PM (j3npP)

149
Says the people who constantly talk about AOC's jugs and how they'd do her , without a whiff of self awareness.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM (/Nl5q)

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There is an iron law at AoS. No matter how attractive a woman is, someone(s) here will say "ugh she's a dog!"

For instance: Last year, I noted that Tim Tebow had just gotten married. Some Moron was all "Feh! She's nothing special. Tim could do WAY better!"

Then, I had to point out that she was the previous year's Miss Universe.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 24, 2020 06:28 PM (fUqBx)

150 Joni, needs to talk with Dolly Parton about wigs.
Posted by: olddog

Favorite Dolly Parton quote-

"It takes a lot of money to look this cheap!"

Posted by: Junior "Miklos" Sample at January 24, 2020 06:28 PM (QzkSJ)

151 I've read that companies that tried giving their employees unlimited leave ( "take as much vacation/sick.days as you need" ) found that their employees got too scared to go on leave
No one wanted to be "the slacker"
LOL

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 24, 2020 06:29 PM (G546f)

152 >>Says the people who constantly talk about AOC's jugs and how they'd do her , without a whiff of self awareness.
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It's only an issue if you are planning to marry her.

Posted by: Groundhog at January 24, 2020 06:29 PM (VYwSh)

153 AOC's mouth grosses me out. The jugs mean nothing.

Posted by: eleven at January 24, 2020 06:29 PM (QLPEO)

154 Opinions please. Is this Corona thing a THING! or just some latest OMG!!! we're gonna die!! hysteria??

Posted by: tubal at January 24, 2020 06:25 PM (90T4r)

Dunno. The Chineses are acting like it is OMG!!! we're gonna die!! And the media loves them some OMG!!! we're gonna die!! porn. Hard to tell.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 24, 2020 06:29 PM (1CjJc)

155 134 I'm weird.

Says the people who constantly talk about AOC's jugs and how they'd do her , without a whiff of self awareness.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM (/Nl5q)

*snicker* I'd have to say I agree on this one.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 24, 2020 06:29 PM (2B9A/)

156 Trumps lawyers should have the clip of Biden saying he would withhold $1 billion in aid unless Ukraine fired the prosecutor playing on repeat for their entire 24 hours.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 24, 2020 06:29 PM (dNzKv)

157 Says the people who constantly talk about AOC's jugs and how they'd do her , without a whiff of self awareness.


Do you even Bro, Bro?
Posted by: garrett

I lift AND separate!

Posted by: Maindenform Miklos at January 24, 2020 06:29 PM (QzkSJ)

158 Says the people who constantly talk about AOC's jugs and how they'd do her , without a whiff of self awareness.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM (/Nl5q)

Well, I'd use your name.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 24, 2020 06:29 PM (LxWV7)

159 I'm sure PEN wishes it had never given Mamet any awards.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM (NVYyb)


He wouldn't care and would tell them so. He really is his own man.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 24, 2020 06:29 PM (y7DUB)

160 Mamet thinks the D's have cracked out of turn*.

* House of Games - great movie if you can suspend reality for a bit.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 24, 2020 06:30 PM (JoUsr)

161 Wife and I were having a discussion the other morning about a similar observation. The level of national anxiety (especially in commieland) is so high that it does not take much to put people over the edge, while the rest of us look on in WTFF bewilderment when the littlest thing cause people to crack up.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner


this is very apparent here. I bet it's part of the plan.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM



It will give them cover for when they get violent after the election.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 24, 2020 06:30 PM (axyOa)

162 @CillizzaCNN

It's not too much to say that Fox News viewers are occupying a different (and less fact-based) reality than the people who seek out other sources for their news.

To say he took a beating in the response is a gross understatement.

Posted by: Tami at January 24, 2020 06:30 PM (cF8AT)

163 I do not get why Trump breaks people like he does.

For example, I am very open that I think Bill Clinton breathes wrong and have done since he was governor. But that's a lizard brain MUST SMASH FACE WITH ROCK GWAAARRR and thus I am somewhat embarrassed by it and consider it disqualifying to my being able to discuss Bill Clinton.

Trump breaks people's brains and I don't get it.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2020 06:30 PM (GbPPJ)

164 >>AOC's mouth grosses me out. The jugs mean nothing.


This should cost a guy 2 corners off the old card.

The Jugs Mean Nothing!?

Good Day, Sir.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 06:30 PM (hYwyI)

165 Her song about the commies deporting her family in the Crimea in 1944.
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We have a doctor who lives up the street, nephrologist. Hell of a nice guy, a Duke graduate, but I can overlook that, though it requires effort. At any rate, his parents were South Vietnamese boat people. Fled the commies, worked their way to the USA, the shining city on the hill.

He has no love for the commies. And speaking of assimilating, the guy is 100% American. Aside from Asian features, you would assume his name was something like 'John Smith'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:30 PM (plu6+)

166 Levin in beginning of his show was pointing out during Barak years thought Russia was great and their best buddy. Aid to Ukraine in the form of weapons would have been against that.

Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2020 06:30 PM (ZCEU2)

167 and now we are all wearing masks and preparing to don protective gear.



I am not shitting you.



Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2020 06:11 PM (d7Ww2)

===========

I watch TV, I know how this goes. You're all going to be naked underneath, smiling and smirking, and then go sneaking off together into empty rooms. Then somebody will yell "Stat" and all of the disheveled doctors and nurses will go running into the ER, minus their lost masks. Somebody gets pregnant, somebody else gets sick. Tune in next week.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2020 06:31 PM (NVYyb)

168 153 AOC's mouth grosses me out. The jugs mean nothing.
Posted by: eleven at January 24, 2020 06:29 PM (QLPEO)

That she is a stupid Leventry Beria reincarnated also is a major turn off.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 24, 2020 06:31 PM (2B9A/)

169 >>and now we are all wearing masks and preparing to don protective gear.


Is it Lupus!?

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 06:31 PM (hYwyI)

170
Nurse ratched, please be safe. I think the local woodpeckers union has a contract out on you. Head on a swivel and have a Mattis plan.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 24, 2020 06:28 PM (u82oZ)


nurse rached to the woodpeckers is like Clint Eastwood in "Unforgiven".

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 24, 2020 06:31 PM (sy5kK)

171 Nurse ratched, please be safe. I think the local woodpeckers union has a contract out on you. Head on a swivel and have a Mattis plan.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Got it covered. Mark and I are going to the range with Marine boy ratched tomorrow morning. I'll get more .22

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2020 06:31 PM (d7Ww2)

172 >>>Says the people who constantly talk about AOC's jugs and how they'd do her , without a whiff of self awareness.<<<

If she can whip up a delicious Manhattan cocktail and keep me salivating with her jiggling sweet meats, I'm always game for a generous gratuity.

Posted by: Fritz at January 24, 2020 06:32 PM (ATCV4)

173 That's actual her real hair. I like that she's growing it longer.

Posted by: redridinghood

She's breeding Scalpweasels

Posted by: Miklos, suddenly confident about the future at January 24, 2020 06:32 PM (QzkSJ)

174 Joni, needs to talk with Dolly Parton about wigs.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 24, 2020 06:22 PM (Dhht7)
************
That's actual her real hair. I like that she's growing it longer.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2020 06:26 PM

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

Disagree. Her longer hair more like a cheap wig than when her hair was shorter.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 24, 2020 06:32 PM (Dhht7)

175
I'd hit AOC. With a nail-studded two-by-four.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 24, 2020 06:32 PM (fUqBx)

176 163

Trump breaks people's brains and I don't get it.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2020 06:30 PM (GbPPJ)

I think he's committing the Unpardonable Sin of being Blatantly happy. And sleeping with Melania. That too.

Posted by: tubal at January 24, 2020 06:32 PM (90T4r)

177 170
Nurse ratched, please be safe. I think the local woodpeckers union has a contract out on you. Head on a swivel and have a Mattis plan.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 24, 2020 06:28 PM (u82oZ)


nurse rached to the woodpeckers is like Clint Eastwood in "Unforgiven".
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 24, 2020 06:31 PM (sy5kK)

It's a helluva thing, killing a woodpecker.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 24, 2020 06:32 PM (NWiLs)

178 Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When?

I remember that.

Except for the fortunate few, like Eromeo, Hrothgar, and and uh, this is awkward ... most of us get by on our personality and/or bank statements.

Laughing in Texas; that was the third name.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 24, 2020 06:32 PM (u82oZ)

179
Posted by: Vendette at January 24, 2020 06:21 PM (SL4lK)

But my opinion of the congress as a whole is so negative that I think he might do more good for his "constituents" as a Baptist minister. There was one militant Atheist guy on a board who didn't share my political opinions, and he said "Why don't you get a REAL job"? (I guess that had to do with his not believing in a real God) If I was on that board with him now I'd probably say "A real job like what? Being a member of Congress?."

And I mean no disrespect to Lankford who may very well be one of the few good guys in the Congress.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 24, 2020 06:32 PM (WI7YS)

180 are you in training, nurse ratched?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 24, 2020 06:32 PM (G546f)

181 nurse rached to the woodpeckers is like Clint Eastwood in "Unforgiven".
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 24, 2020 06:31 PM (sy5kK)

'Deserves' got nothing to do with it.

'She's a mean one, when she gets to drinking.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 24, 2020 06:32 PM (2B9A/)

182 You think the coronavirus is bad, wait for the dos equis virus.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 24, 2020 06:32 PM (dNzKv)

183 Space Force logo

Does anyone know if the stars are just random or an actual constellation?

Posted by: DaveA at January 24, 2020 06:32 PM (FhXTo)

184 I do not always cause pandemics, but when I do...

Posted by: Insomniac

Oh man, Tony Roma is going to have to rethink this whole Hotline thing, isn't he

Posted by: Boswell at January 24, 2020 06:32 PM (32YRo)

185 those aint jugs. they are restrained bedroom slippers. she probably is full of std's.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 24, 2020 06:33 PM (KP5rU)

186 @82

Mamet is a known to be a conservative.


He doesn't get shit because he's probably one of the best playwright of the last 50 years.

Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 24, 2020 06:33 PM (yefUV)

187 I've read that companies that tried giving their employees unlimited leave ( "take as much vacation/sick.days as you need" ) found that their employees got too scared to go on leave
No one wanted to be "the slacker"
LOL
Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 24, 2020 06:29 PM (G546f)
++++++++
I have "unlimited leave." I have never taken less in my life. It isn't because of pressure usually (sometimes, but rare) but because I'm kind of a workaholic and I just never think to do so.

When I accrued (previous job title - there's a changeover point), HR would send an alert E-Mail telling you that you were approaching your accrual cap and should take time off or you'll stop getting more.

Those E-Mails were the only thing that made me take vacation time. I used my accrued vacation as an insurance policy if I got fired (since it has to be cashed out). If I'm not accruing anymore, I'll cash in a week and stay home or take a trip or something.

Since going non-accrued, I take very little time off.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2020 06:33 PM (I2dne)

188 Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

Where you next to her when she killed the deer?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 24, 2020 06:33 PM (u82oZ)

189 He has no love for the commies. And speaking of assimilating, the guy is 100% American. Aside from Asian features, you would assume his name was something like 'John Smith'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:30 PM



Same with a woman I know who got out of Czechoslovakia when she was a teenager. She is a doctor now and a wonderful person who deeply, virulently hates communists.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 24, 2020 06:33 PM (axyOa)

190 Somebody gets pregnant, somebody else gets sick. Tune in next week.
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But it's not Lupus, it's never Lupus.

Posted by: Dr. House at January 24, 2020 06:33 PM (plu6+)

191 Trump breaks people's brains and I don't get it.

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

Conservatives tend to be weathered folks who are more resilient.

Case in point, a conservative can live in Wyoming despite a shireking wind blowing through the state nonstop very day, all the time, 24/7 and barely yawn.

One day in Wyoming and the soyboy left will pee their pants and cry for their tranny mommys.

So yes, when orange man bad says something conservativy these limpy dildoed pussies lose their fragile soy soaked minds.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Soyville at January 24, 2020 06:34 PM (+dsLj)

192 Ugh - that's Romo - geeez I can't spell

Posted by: Boswell at January 24, 2020 06:34 PM (32YRo)

193 Same with a woman I know who got out of Czechoslovakia when she was a teenager. She is a doctor now and a wonderful person who deeply, virulently hates communists.
Posted by: Diogenes
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One assume that the progeny of Hungarian refugees feel the same.

Posted by: Dr. House at January 24, 2020 06:34 PM (plu6+)

194 Like most of Mamet's work. Did an excellent martial arts film Redbelt.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..doesn't play well with others at January 24, 2020 06:34 PM (r/mKb)

195 'assumes'

Posted by: Dr. House at January 24, 2020 06:34 PM (plu6+)

196 Then, I had to point out that she was the previous year's Miss Universe.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 24, 2020 06:28 PM (fUqBx)
......

pfffft. I married Miss Qo'noS.
- Barry Soetoro

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2020 06:34 PM (v0R5T)

197 188 Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

Where you next to her when she killed the deer?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 24, 2020 06:33 PM (u82oZ)

Behind and slightly to the left.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 24, 2020 06:34 PM (NWiLs)

198 It's a helluva thing, killing a woodpecker.
Posted by: Insomniac


*Thinks.....*

Posted by: Harper Lee at January 24, 2020 06:35 PM (QzkSJ)

199 This is how you win. Trump is showing them HOW TO WIN.

1) Don't accept their framing and their premises. In fact call them out on their bias.

2) Progressives are monstrous hypocrites. Rub their noses in it every damn chance you get. Make THEM try and live the ideals they are trying to force on YOU.

This is brilliant - say didn't these same people screaming about Trump withholding lethal aide to Ukraine vote to block it? So they would be in favor, except it helps trump?

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at January 24, 2020 06:35 PM (+DS2f)

200 Ernst' staffers finally did a little research.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 24, 2020 06:36 PM (151Du)

201 Trump breaks people's brains and I don't get it.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2020 06:30 PM (GbPPJ)

He beat Hillary. That's it...that's all. Their lives revolved around her...and she lost.

Posted by: Tami at January 24, 2020 06:36 PM (cF8AT)

202 Trump breaks people's brains and I don't get it.

Posted by: alexthechick


The Golden Scalp weasel allows Trumps enemies to actually see it's eyes.

Posted by: DaveA at January 24, 2020 06:36 PM (FhXTo)

203 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2020 06:33 PM (I2dne)

you need a wife to nag you into taking a trip

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 24, 2020 06:36 PM (G546f)

204 Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 24, 2020 06:21 PM (j3npP)

**********

I believe trump is the real deal, i know he's playing to his base but seriously thats the FIRST FUCKING TIME SINCE REAGAN a GOP prez has done so. EVERYONE else has played towards the middle instead on the assumption that will get more votes.

So either he believes it, or he believes the true conservative base is a fuck ton larger than we're all being led to think.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Soyville at January 24, 2020 06:37 PM (+dsLj)

205 You think the coronavirus is bad, wait for the dos equis virus.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy
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Those under age 29 will not weather the Smith-Corona virus well.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:37 PM (plu6+)

206 Behind and slightly to the left.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 24, 2020 06:34 PM (NWiLs)
+++++++++++++
https://youtu.be/1wi-lW2poE4

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2020 06:37 PM (I2dne)

207 One assume that the progeny of Hungarian refugees feel the same.
Posted by: Dr. House

Have I not made my opinions clear?

*must...use...chavez...stylebook*

Posted by: Miklos, kurva anyad basz meg szopja kurva getszi at January 24, 2020 06:37 PM (QzkSJ)

208 He beat Hillary. That's it...that's all. Their lives revolved around her...and she lost.
Posted by: Tami at January 24, 2020 06:36 PM (cF8AT)

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I don't think anyone loved Hillary so much, as the promise that the Maoist dream would be achieved by her Presidency.

Trump was a major setback in a plan they thought they had locked in, and had convinced their NPCs was just around the corner.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 24, 2020 06:37 PM (fUqBx)

209 I like the display of 'fuck you' from the GOP.

Posted by: IC at January 24, 2020 06:37 PM (a0IVu)

210 She had her hair regulation short before she ETS'd

You fuckers ruin everything. Damn you.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 24, 2020 06:37 PM (/Nl5q)

211 you need a wife to nag you into taking a trip
Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 24, 2020 06:36 PM (G546f)
+++++++++++
But who wants to go on a trip with a nagger?

/me runs away

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2020 06:38 PM (I2dne)

212 For example, I am very open that I think Bill Clinton breathes wrong and have done since he was governor. But that's a lizard brain MUST SMASH FACE WITH ROCK GWAAARRR and thus I am somewhat embarrassed by it and consider it disqualifying to my being able to discuss Bill Clinton. 

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2020 06:30 PM (GbPPJ)

Take it or leave it, but hating Clinton is the exact opposite of lizard brain. He's just so committed to being a bastard, but had personal charm and unbelievably good press. Maybe you thought he was the antichrist?

Screw it. Either way, you're doing fine.

Posted by: trev006 at January 24, 2020 06:38 PM (S1ebm)

213 GEOTUS has been thinking about what he would do a sPresident since Nixon gave him a call after a Johnny Carson interview.

He is doing what he thinks is right. And he has mostly good instincts.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 24, 2020 06:38 PM (u82oZ)

214 Those under age 29 will not weather the Smith-Corona virus well.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:37 PM (plu6+)

*typws*
Dammit!
*gets correction tape*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 24, 2020 06:38 PM (NWiLs)

215 209 I like the display of 'fuck you' from the GOP.
Posted by: IC at January 24, 2020 06:37 PM (a0IVu)
---------------
Maybe it will become a more permanent thing.

Posted by: Groundhog at January 24, 2020 06:38 PM (VYwSh)

216 Sometimes I feel bad about pushing the Left and the NeverTrumper dingleberries to further and further insanity and then I decide that I just don't care.

Posted by: Lolgf at January 24, 2020 06:38 PM (BRpqW)

217 209 I like the display of 'fuck you' from the GOP.
Posted by: IC at January 24, 2020 06:37 PM (a0IVu)

I think they are starting to have fun. They are like cats, toying with the mouse.

Posted by: tubal at January 24, 2020 06:38 PM (90T4r)

218 Trump breaks people's brains and I don't get it.

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Along with him pulling the Hillary Presidency rug out from underneath them when they were not expecting it, I really think it has to do with him fighting back. They aren't used to it. He hits them back, and hard. They don't know how to respond other than to flail and spit psychotic venom.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 24, 2020 06:39 PM (JoUsr)

219 Who cares who voted for/against what, or any of the other zillion irrelevancies that apparently are the only ones GOP and their allies are permitted to talk about?

How about the matter at hand.

Trump didn't do what was alleged.

If he had, it would be fine, absolutely beyond objection or legal problem.

It's that simple.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 24, 2020 06:39 PM (El6T/)

220 I don't think Trump "breaks" people, unless you have deliberately lied/cheated/or otherwise break his trust. He's just an intense guy who is usually the smartest guy in the room. Like any boss he expects you to know your shit and be able to tell him what the facts are and then move on.

Had several bosses like that in the Army. They'd fire the phonies in a heartbeat but if you knew your job, you were good.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 24, 2020 06:39 PM (axyOa)

221
I like the display of 'fuck you' from the GOP.
Posted by: IC at January 24, 2020 06:37 PM (a0IVu)

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Every GOP legislator needs to attend the Greg Gianforte School of Media Relations to see how to deal with reporters. I like that McSally told that guy off, but that was weak tea.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 24, 2020 06:39 PM (fUqBx)

222 Those under age 29 will not weather the Smith-Corona virus well.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:37 PM (plu6+)
++++++++++
HA! I had a similar thought: "I thought the benefit of using the Smith-Corona instead of a PC was that I couldn't get a virus!"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2020 06:39 PM (I2dne)

223 It's a helluva thing, killing a woodpecker.
Posted by: Insomniac

Bob Dole says wait 4 hours, then look at Chelsea Clinton pictures.

Posted by: Bob Dole at January 24, 2020 06:39 PM (v0R5T)

224 He beat Hillary. That's it...that's all. Their lives revolved around her...and she lost.



Posted by: Tami at January 24, 2020 06:36 PM (cF8AT)

They had it all. They won the culture war. President pen and phone was delivering everything that their withered hearts desired.

Then Trump came along, and America said, it's not us, it's you, and cast them aside like yesterday's news.

They don't take rejection well.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 24, 2020 06:40 PM (1CjJc)

225 Every GOP legislator needs to attend the Greg Gianforte School of Media Relations to see how to deal with reporters. I like that McSally told that guy off, but that was weak tea.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 24, 2020 06:39 PM (fUqBx)

It's a start at least...

Posted by: IC at January 24, 2020 06:40 PM (a0IVu)

226 201 Trump breaks people's brains and I don't get it.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2020 06:30 PM (GbPPJ)

it's that you always get the real Donald Trump.

these other mfers don't even know who they are.

Posted by: x at January 24, 2020 06:40 PM (nFwvY)

227 Vmom what did you decide on Florence?

Posted by: blaster at January 24, 2020 06:40 PM (ZfRYq)

228 Trump was supposed to be a chump against Hillary. He was not.

Trump is a billionaire, with a tabloid train wreck home life, and bankrupt businesses. He must be corrupt and have financial crimes hidden everywhere. He is actually a nice guy and ran a straight business.

Of course the left is furious.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 24, 2020 06:40 PM (dNzKv)

229 217 209 I like the display of 'fuck you' from the GOP.
Posted by: IC at January 24, 2020 06:37 PM (a0IVu)

I think they are starting to have fun. They are like cats, toying with the mouse.
Posted by: tubal

THIS is what must happen.
The GOPe needs to man up and start playing the game and enjoying it! PDT is showing them how. Just stop being a bunch of freaking pussies!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2020 06:40 PM (d7Ww2)

230 Those under age 29 will not weather the Smith-Corona virus well.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Presbyterian typists know that the Selectrics will be spared.

Posted by: Miklos, Tio's-logian at January 24, 2020 06:40 PM (QzkSJ)

231 >>Every GOP legislator needs to attend the Greg Gianforte School of Media Relations to see how to deal with reporters.



YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME, ACOSTA?


Posted by: Greg Gianforte at January 24, 2020 06:40 PM (hYwyI)

232 CBS: We have not heard and cannot verify the tape of Trump allegedly telling someone to "take out" Yavonovitch.

Posted by: no good deed at January 24, 2020 06:41 PM (MmFTx)

233 Ernst went from gelding boars to sucking hind tit.

Her voting record hasn't been all that good.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 24, 2020 06:41 PM (151Du)

234 224
They had it all. They won the culture war. President pen and phone was delivering everything that their withered hearts desired.

Then Trump came along, and America said, it's not us, it's you, and cast them aside like yesterday's news.

They don't take rejection well.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 24, 2020 06:40 PM (1CjJc)


Bunny Boilers, the lot of them.

Posted by: tubal at January 24, 2020 06:41 PM (90T4r)

235 It's a helluva thing, killing a peckerwood.

Posted by: Huey Newton at January 24, 2020 06:41 PM (NWiLs)

236 Chuck Toddd threw in the towel on NBC News. Said the Republicans are hanging tough on not calling witnesses.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 06:41 PM (+0uDE)

237 Presbyterian typists know that the Selectrics will be spared.
Posted by: Miklos, Tio's-logian at January 24, 2020 06:40 PM (QzkSJ)
++++++++++++++
What about the Selectric II? Is that okay, or is it some kind of dark witchcraft that shouldn't be trusted?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2020 06:41 PM (I2dne)

238 219
Who cares who voted for/against what, or any of the other zillion
irrelevancies that apparently are the only ones GOP and their allies are
permitted to talk about?



How about the matter at hand.



Trump didn't do what was alleged.



If he had, it would be fine, absolutely beyond objection or legal problem.



It's that simple.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 24, 2020 06:39 PM (El6T/)

This. Good on Ernst, here. But eye on the prize. Don't get bogged down in details.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 24, 2020 06:41 PM (1CjJc)

239 blaster, I booked flights the other day, into Florence and out of Rome

Now I'm lookung for places to stay
of course KTY is now telling me we HAVE to go to Turin to see Da Vinci's self portrait
anyway fun fun fun

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 24, 2020 06:42 PM (G546f)

240 alex, consider the possibility that these people aren't very bright (it's kind of obviously the case). Sometimes there's a mix of not-too-bright, ignorant, and emotionally troubled, which varies by individual. But these people can't intelligently discuss any serious topic, so why would their Trump hysteria be anything new or inexplicable?

And Clinton's disastrous incompetence as president - apparently something not even noticed by most people who "hate him" for whatever reason - is kind of more important. Though Clinton *did* degrade the office and the country notably.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 24, 2020 06:42 PM (El6T/)

241 >>>You think the coronavirus is bad, wait for the dos equis virus.<<<

Wake me when the Glenfiddish virus arrives. My whisky glass is poised for combat.

Posted by: Fritz at January 24, 2020 06:42 PM (ATCV4)

242 I've been working on theory regarding Goldberg. I had an evening drinking with him over a decade ago. Seemed like a smart enough guy, not some weird guy putting on airs (unlike Kevin Williamson, who I met at the same time, who came across as an asshole).

When Trump was nominated, Goldberg made a big deal about not having to choose to support him. That he could be against both.

At the same time, he also said that it was not in his financial interest to take a nevertrump position.

I think he bet his career of Trump losing and being able to pick up credibility on "being right" after the ashes had been sifted through. It was inconceivable to him that Trump could win.

Ever live is massive regret for a bad decision you made? Something that fundamentally changed the course of your life and wish you could change it? Like deciding to take that last drink and drive home, only to hit someone and destroy your life due to a DUI.

I am wondering if his frankly psychotic behavior, and grasping at insane conspiracy theories is his grappling with realization that he really screwed up, and can never come back from it.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at January 24, 2020 06:42 PM (PHotS)

243 131 @
Opinions please. Is this Corona thing a THING! or just some latest OMG!!! we're gonna die!! hysteria??
------------------
We don't really know yet because Beijing is notorious for keeping embarassing information -like the fact that a deadly and contagious flu virus just emeged there - from leaking out to the rest of the world.
But I saw it mentioned earlier today that Beijing has now put more people under quarantine (46 million) than live in California. At minimum, they're clearly worried at the possibility that this might be serious. The question is whether those worries have the potential to bear out.

Posted by: junior at January 24, 2020 06:42 PM (kMXMx)

244 Chuck Toddd threw in the towel on NBC News. Said the Republicans are hanging tough on not calling witnesses.
Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 06:41 PM (+0uDE)
++++++++++++
Then the odds are 75% that they will call witnesses.

Chuck Todd is the stupidest person in news (well, it's a two-way tie between him and the tater), so if he is throwing in the towel then I assume that this means that the Rs are considering it...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2020 06:42 PM (I2dne)

245 Mamet is a known to be a conservative.

He doesn't get shit because he's probably one of the best playwright of the last 50 years.

Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 24, 2020 06:33 PM (yefUV)


Mamet was a lifelong left-winger who took the red pill in his 60s. His book The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture details his conversion and is highly recommended reading.

Posted by: cool breeze at January 24, 2020 06:43 PM (UGKMd)

246 Trump breaks people's brains and I don't get it.

Posted by: alexthechick
--------

Their immune systems were weakened by academe, they were ripe for the brain-eating Left virus.

Seriously, they are pathological. Any facts, data, or reality that contradict their prejudice simply do not make it past their eyes or ears. Their psyche simply rejects it, it will not consider or process anything that is counter to their inculcated mindset.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:43 PM (plu6+)

247 Every GOP legislator needs to attend the Greg Gianforte School of Media Relations to see how to deal with reporters.

Only because not all of us can afford a helicopter and a pad to store it on

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at January 24, 2020 06:43 PM (ykYG2)

248 Trump breaks people's brains and I don't get it.
........

Pretty humiliating having to peel all those H-> and O bumper stickers off after 8 years.

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2020 06:43 PM (v0R5T)

249 I think he's committing the Unpardonable Sin of being Blatantly happy. And sleeping with Melania. That too.
Posted by: tubal at January 24, 2020 06:32 PM (90T4r)



Trump looks like he is having the time of his life. Everyone else ages dramatically. Trump looks like he's having a ball.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2020 06:43 PM (GbPPJ)

250 I do not get why Trump breaks people like he does.

For example, I am very open that I think Bill Clinton breathes wrong and have done since he was governor. But that's a lizard brain MUST SMASH FACE WITH ROCK GWAAARRR and thus I am somewhat embarrassed by it and consider it disqualifying to my being able to discuss Bill Clinton.

Trump breaks people's brains and I don't get it.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2020 06:30 PM (GbPPJ)


It's simple: his success is a rejection of everything that they've preached, that they've build their worldviews around.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 24, 2020 06:43 PM (SgjGX)

251 rhomboid

I saw all the bad stuff of Clinton. Early.

I sent in my resignation from the Service the day he was elected.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 24, 2020 06:43 PM (u82oZ)

252 Speaking of car stickers, saw one today - 'we are better than this'. On a subaru.

Posted by: IC at January 24, 2020 06:44 PM (a0IVu)

253 alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around.

Agree. I think having Melania as a help-mate and advisor is of great assistance to him.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 24, 2020 06:45 PM (u82oZ)

254 We don't really know yet because Beijing is notorious for keeping embarassing information -like the fact that a deadly and contagious flu virus just emeged there - from leaking out to the rest of the world.
But I saw it mentioned earlier today that Beijing has now put more people under quarantine (46 million) than live in California. At minimum, they're clearly worried at the possibility that this might be serious. The question is whether those worries have the potential to bear out.
Posted by: junior at January 24, 2020 06:42 PM (kMXMx)


My takeaway from what you just said is that it is possible to quarantine the entire state of California...

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 24, 2020 06:45 PM (SgjGX)

255
Speaking of car stickers, saw one today - 'we are better than this'. On a subaru.
Posted by: IC at January 24, 2020 06:44 PM (a0IVu)

Honda fan must've slapped it on there.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 24, 2020 06:45 PM (fUqBx)

256 Bill Clinton is only good at one thing.

The Rape.

So he went into politics where that sort of thing is ok for a democrat.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 24, 2020 06:45 PM (Z+IKu)

257
I believe trump is the real deal, i know he's playing to his base but seriously thats the FIRST FUCKING TIME SINCE REAGAN a GOP prez has done so. EVERYONE else has played towards the middle instead on the assumption that will get more votes.

So either he believes it, or he believes the true conservative base is a fuck ton larger than we're all being led to think.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Soyville at January 24, 2020 06:37 PM



I think it is larger than we know...but more importantly, Americans do not want to be "ruled" as in told what they cannot do (ala the Dems) but they will naturally respond to leadership and PDT has that in spades. (See Ace how I worked that in???) He is leading America, not ruling it.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 24, 2020 06:45 PM (axyOa)

258 252 Speaking of car stickers, saw one today - 'we are better than this'. On a subaru.
Posted by: IC at January 24, 2020 06:44 PM (a0IVu)

Well, of course.

Posted by: tubal at January 24, 2020 06:45 PM (90T4r)

259 211 you need a wife to nag you into taking a trip
Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 24, 2020 06:36 PM (G546f)

***********

No, don't get married. Instead, find a woman you hate and then give her your house.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Soyville at January 24, 2020 06:45 PM (+dsLj)

260 He beat Hillary. That's it...that's all. Their lives revolved around her...and she lost.
Posted by: Tami at January 24, 2020 06:36 PM (cF8AT)

They have been conditioned to believe that they can never lose, that even if they don't have the winning hand, they win, that a participation trophy equals the top prize.
They didn't know that losing does in fact hurt sometimes and they are taking awhile to get used to it.

Posted by: Alice McD at January 24, 2020 06:46 PM (E+yET)

261 'we are better than this'. On a subaru.

Translated: "I am better than you"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at January 24, 2020 06:46 PM (ykYG2)

262 Lots of people forgetting sarc tags when talking about the GOP becoming competent, tough, and skilled, including with the press.

Um, taking personal umbrage at being insulted by clearly vapid, ludicrous non-entities from the House is nothing close to getting it, or important. And their responses have been typically weak for the most part anyway.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 24, 2020 06:46 PM (El6T/)

263 Yeah, the "charm offensive." It's the hectoring tone they think they can still get away with. At some point in the past ten years, as hard left campus bullshit identity politics took them over, the Democrats became convinced they could yell and bully everyone into submission by yelling and accusing via "racist," "sexist" etc., and it's gradually grown into the present where now they feel they can yell and accuse about anything and it'll work. And now it's over for them.

Posted by: Al Crapton at January 24, 2020 06:46 PM (GlmxK)

264 I've been working on theory regarding Goldberg. I had an evening drinking with him over a decade ago. Seemed like a smart enough guy, not some weird guy putting on airs (unlike Kevin Williamson, who I met at the same time, who came across as an asshole).

When Trump was nominated, Goldberg made a big deal about not having to choose to support him. That he could be against both.

At the same time, he also said that it was not in his financial interest to take a nevertrump position.

I think he bet his career of Trump losing and being able to pick up credibility on "being right" after the ashes had been sifted through. It was inconceivable to him that Trump could win.
...
Posted by: Dave in Fla at January 24, 2020 06:42 PM (PHotS)
+++++++++++++++
1) I am not shocked at all about your subjective findings regarding the two. I dream of a day when Kevin Williamson is found, 7-10 days after his unremarkable death, bloated, blackening and under the bridge where he used to live.

2) You may well be right that Jonah bet it all on black and then wheel came up red and he has gone mad as a result. It is a possibility. I think this is what will happen to Adam Schiff. He said he could deliver the goods. He bet it all. He failed. He will still be re-elected by his brain-dead district, but he's finished.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2020 06:46 PM (I2dne)

265 Opinions please. Is this Corona thing a THING! or just some latest OMG!!! we're gonna die!! hysteria??
------------------
We don't really know yet because Beijing is notorious for keeping embarassing information -like the fact that a deadly and contagious flu virus just emeged there - from leaking out to the rest of the world.
But I saw it mentioned earlier today that Beijing has now put more people under quarantine (46 million) than live in California. At minimum, they're clearly worried at the possibility that this might be serious. The question is whether those worries have the potential to bear out.


Posted by: junior at January 24, 2020 06:42 PM



***


Well, my Chinese students just started the New Years vacation. None of them are going back to China. Usually about half do.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 24, 2020 06:46 PM (axyOa)

266 David Mamet was never a part of the liberal groupthink. Too late for cancel culture to do a Chick-fil-A number on him now.

Posted by: mnw at January 24, 2020 06:47 PM (Cssks)

267 @236

I've always considered the call for "witnesses" to be bizzare.

The house impeached, which means they certified they believe they had collected enough evidence to support the charges.


But nope, before they even made their opening arguments they were calling for witnesses.


Which means they knew their case was bullshit from jump street and were going to use their force multiplers in the media to strongarm the GOP into caving.


But they made one fatal mistake, they put a bug eyed snake weasel in charge of prosecuting impeachment along with his retarded henchmen.

Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 24, 2020 06:47 PM (yefUV)

268 Actually, I'd pay good money to see AtC say, "MUST SMASH FACE WITH ROCK, GWAAAAAR".

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 24, 2020 06:47 PM (jW9oF)

269 I usually don't feel symptoms of Coronavirus until the next morning.

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2020 06:47 PM (v0R5T)

270 Those under age 29 will not weather the Smith-Corona virus well.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:37 PM (plu6+)

*typws*
Dammit!
*gets correction tape*
Posted by: Insomniac
--------

*?*

Where's the 'On' switch...and the screen?

Posted by: A Millennial at January 24, 2020 06:47 PM (plu6+)

271 261 'we are better than this'. On a subaru.

Translated: "I am better than you"
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at January 24, 2020 06:46 PM (ykYG2)

Odds on whether the driver was Unitarian? And/or Mensa?

Posted by: tubal at January 24, 2020 06:47 PM (90T4r)

272
I am wondering if his frankly psychotic behavior, and grasping at insane conspiracy theories is his grappling with realization that he really screwed up, and can never come back from it.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at January 24, 2020 06:42 PM (PHotS)


The thing is, he could have come back from his position during the election. Even after the election he wrote and said that NeverTrump was, by definition, dead, and that he was now in a "wait and see" mode. "I was wary of Trump and am glad that he's proven me wrong, and that the conservative movement has a chance to advance our cause for a generation" is all he needed to say and he could be back to writing about the Simpsons and stealing Ace's jokes.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 24, 2020 06:48 PM (SgjGX)

273 Trump breaks people's brains and I don't get it.

Posted by: alexthechick


Roadrunner.

Wile E. Coyote, sooper geenyus.

Yet who always wins and who always loses?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 24, 2020 06:48 PM (oVJmc)

274 Yes; Joni has some good looking hair. If I grew my hair that long it wouldn't look that good.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 24, 2020 06:49 PM (WI7YS)

275 Trump looks like he is having the time of his life. Everyone else ages dramatically. Trump looks like he's having a ball.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2020 06:43 PM (GbPPJ)


He was a successful executive in the private sector. Here he has an unlimited budget with which to order highly qualified underlings to get shit done. It's a breeze for him and he's loving every second of it. The Uniparty hates him and how successful he's been.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 24, 2020 06:49 PM (y7DUB)

276 'we are better than this'. On a subaru.

Translated: "I am better than you"
Posted by: boulder t'hobo

"My other can is a Subaru. And sucks this cars dick"

Posted by: Miklos, who bought the '65 Mustang at January 24, 2020 06:49 PM (QzkSJ)

277 China's population is 1,300,000,000. Quarantine for 43,000,000 is a drop in the bucket.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 24, 2020 06:49 PM (151Du)

278 So is the Dem portion of this farce complete now?
I haven't watched, but I have seen nothing noting anything of claims Trump did other than orange man bad.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 24, 2020 06:49 PM (r+sAi)

279 Trump was supposed to be a chump against Hillary. He was not.

Trump is a billionaire, with a tabloid train wreck home life, and bankrupt businesses. He must be corrupt and have financial crimes hidden everywhere. He is actually a nice guy and ran a straight business.

Of course the left is furious.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 24, 2020 06:40 PM (dNzKv)


They just don't like the New York bravado.

You'd think maybe some New Yorkers would have figured that out.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 24, 2020 06:49 PM (1g7ch)

280 At minimum, they're clearly worried at the possibility that this might be serious. The question is whether those worries have the potential to bear out.

Posted by: junior at January 24, 2020 06:42 PM
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Yet I can still fly from Beijing to LAX for less than $400. I do think we should suspend normal commercial travel from China. Is it an overreaction? Maybe. But the Chinese government cannot be trusted. Their words say, "this isn't that a big deal and we're being really transparent." Maybe so. But their actions say, "we just quarantined millions of people and locked down the entire region."

Until we learn more, act defensively.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2020 06:50 PM (I2dne)

281 Speaking of car stickers, saw one today - 'we are better than this'. On a subaru.
Posted by: IC at January 24, 2020 06:44 PM (a0IVu)
...........

Yeah, a car full of lesbians should be able to afford a minivan.

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2020 06:50 PM (v0R5T)

282 "My other can is a Subaru. And sucks this cars dick"
Posted by: Miklos, who bought the '65 Mustang

Unpossible! Subarus have never seen a dick.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 24, 2020 06:50 PM (SfYbS)

283 NOOD people

Posted by: blaster at January 24, 2020 06:50 PM (ZfRYq)

284 268 Actually, I'd pay good money to see AtC say, "MUST SMASH FACE WITH ROCK, GWAAAAAR".
Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 24, 2020 06:47 PM (jW9oF)

I think Oderus Urungus might object.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 24, 2020 06:50 PM (NWiLs)

285 277 China's population is 1,300,000,000. Quarantine for 43,000,000 is a drop in the bucket.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 24, 2020 06:49 PM (151Du)

Read about some Chinese city that had this Corona thing going. 8 million people, and I never even Heard Of the damned place!!

Posted by: tubal at January 24, 2020 06:51 PM (90T4r)

286 The Kung Flu is super interesting to follow. Lets hope it hits DC.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 24, 2020 06:51 PM (OT/l5)

287 Speaking of car stickers, saw one today - 'we are better than this'. On a subaru.
Posted by: IC at January 24, 2020 06:44 PM (a0IVu)
........

More unhappy lefties.

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2020 06:52 PM (v0R5T)

288 Presbyterian typists know that the Selectrics will be spared.
Posted by: Miklos, Tio's-logian
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What about the Selectric II? Is that okay, or is it some kind of dark witchcraft that shouldn't be trusted?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Hmm..... Calvinball logic of the worst kind!

Posted by: Sock Monkey..doesn't play well with others at January 24, 2020 06:52 PM (r/mKb)

289 278 Guy - I take itm Trump lawyers take over tomorrow. I plan to watch it fully, need to see start time but guessing 1pm.

Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2020 06:53 PM (ZCEU2)

290 Trump breaks people's brains and I don't get it.

Posted by: alexthechick

Not sure about dyed in the wool lefties - but since the left has developed many arguments against conservatives that the media has pushed out - the NeverTrumpers have adopted these arguments as there own, they've heard them hundreds of times and now they want to try them out on you. You push back using the natural logic that conservatives all have, and the result is NeverTrump brain damage - you see, they thought all this time that these arguments, even while defending against them - were pretty good arguments - but they're weren't and now their brains are permanently damaged - there is no cure.

Posted by: Boswell at January 24, 2020 06:54 PM (32YRo)

291 Leftists pride themselves on being able to see the universe as shades of gray but when you get right down to it they're intolerant, self important bigots that see themselves as virtuous and any opposition as pure evil.

Where'd they get that outlook? A lack understanding of anything beyond their internal borders. They're generally not well read on history and cultural variety beyond the Third World Good and White Euro Bad model. They're hyper-emotional and constantly harping about how the universe isn't fair cause-you-won't-give-me-what-I-want (See Bernardo Sanders), not even grasping how fucking spoiled they are and that in another era they'd be dead in a field somewhere because they're generally useless and the tribe/town/kingdom can't afford dead weight whiners.


They're all up to speed on the most superficial aspects of pop culture while simultaneously clueless on deeper culture.

P.J O'Rourke had them pegged perfectly.

Posted by: Lolgf at January 24, 2020 06:54 PM (BRpqW)

292 278 Guy - I take itm Trump lawyers take over tomorrow. I plan to watch it fully, need to see start time but guessing 1pm.

Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2020 06:53 PM (ZCEU2)

10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

Sunday is a day off.
Since they won't finish Saturday, they'll start again at 1 p.m. on Monday.

Posted by: Vendette at January 24, 2020 06:54 PM (SL4lK)

293 277 China's population is 1,300,000,000. Quarantine for 43,000,000 is a drop in the bucket.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 24, 2020 06:49 PM (151Du)
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So is letting them die in a confined area. They had no issues in the 60s and while they don't like bad publicity they are going to do whatever they feel like.

My biggest hope is some NorKs carry it back with them to Pyongyang. NK sells weapons to Iran. That would be fun. It ain't germ warfare if it ain't us doing it.

Posted by: Groundhog at January 24, 2020 06:55 PM (VYwSh)

294 Coronavirus! *cuts lime wedges*/i]


I have surrounded my self with small brazier burning aromatic wood. The miasma doesn't stand a chance.

Posted by: AoSHQ Stylebook at January 24, 2020 06:56 PM (yQpMk)

295 dammit

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 24, 2020 06:56 PM (yQpMk)

296 double dammit

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 24, 2020 06:56 PM (yQpMk)

297 @285

Wuhan.
Chinese references to a city can be a bit misleading, though. Almost every administrative district is referred to as a "city", even if it occupies half of its province. And then if the reporter is doing their job, you see a reference to the *kind* of city, which tells you what it would be referred to in the US. I could be mistaken, but Wuhan might be the equivalent of an American county.

Posted by: junior at January 24, 2020 06:57 PM (kMXMx)

298 You may well be right that Jonah bet it all on black and then wheel came up red and he has gone mad as a result.

My theory is that Jonah suffers from acedia and despairs that there is redemption after making a mistake.

Christianity offers this, through Christ. Orthodox Judaism offers this too, in its own way (Yom Kippur etc). But if you reside in the more-liberal wings of Judaism, you are a humanist at heart. Humanists are stuck with the deistic impersonal God and must rely upon fellow humans to forgive them.

And if you're a misanthrope, which many conservatives are, you don't trust your fellow humans to do this for you. [disclosure: I sure as #$ don't. look at how 'w Lover' / 'Sharmuta' from LFG is still treated right here. despite that she bailed from Charles' Mansion and hasn't said a word online in ten years.]

What else is Jonah going to do? And if he said "look, I'm sorry, I was wrong" would we believe him? I suppose there'd be a path to redemption but that is the thing with acedia, you don't take it.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at January 24, 2020 06:58 PM (ykYG2)

299 OMG it's Kung Flu

Posted by: CSMBigBird at January 24, 2020 06:58 PM (IZX0U)

300 I have surrounded my self with small brazier burning aromatic wood. The miasma doesn't stand a chance.

Posted by: AoSHQ Stylebook

You shall be visited by a crow with the right aromatic herbs in its beak -

Hey, Shecky - get over to AoSHQ Stylebook's hut asap and give him the ole' incent burning treatment right now - remember, cash, only cash.

Posted by: Boswell at January 24, 2020 06:59 PM (32YRo)

301 I am wondering if his frankly psychotic behavior, and grasping at insane conspiracy theories is his grappling with realization that he really screwed up, and can never come back from it.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at January 24, 2020 06:42 PM (PHotS)

I think it's a huge mistake to portray Goldberg as some kind of outlier. Charen, Bill Kristol, Shapiro, Frum, John Podhoretz- honestly I think Thomas Sowell coming out against Trump made me the saddest. But there is a large, almost complete race against Trump specifically and Americans in general within the conservative movement. And it's not something that affected Irving Kristol or Norman Podhoretz!

Posted by: trev006 at January 24, 2020 06:59 PM (g2hDO)

302 The drums have stopped!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 24, 2020 07:00 PM (yQpMk)

303 294 Don't forget candles. Lots of candles. Seemed to work for Clement VI.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at January 24, 2020 07:01 PM (C1Lsn)

304 someone who has a cough who may have been POSSIBLY EXPOSED to someone who may have been in CHINA last week.

motherfuckinghampsterfucker.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2020 06:10 PM (d7Ww2)

Washtenaw County (where the University of Michigan is) has two possible cases and another in a more rural area. So if it's bad, we'll find out soon.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 24, 2020 07:03 PM (/+bwe)

305 Well Joni Ernst is browned off. And Nadless Nadler managed to tick off Senators Murkowski and Collins. If the Dims had a hope of getting a majority on any procedural vote, they needed Murkowski and Collins. And Fat Jer blew it---including getting an "equal opportunity" reprimand from Chief Justice Roberts. That boy ain't too bright. Gives new meaning to the term "fathead".

Posted by: Comanche Voter at January 24, 2020 07:06 PM (NvbIF)

306 I remember quarantine notices on houses when I was a kid. I wonder if they can even do that now without the ACLU bitching.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at January 24, 2020 07:07 PM (C1Lsn)

307 Well, to be fair the aid was part of a larger package. Like 5-10% of the bill, maybe. So, the House Managers could weasel their way out by saying they were voting against something else in bill. The bill wasn't specific to Ukrainian aid only as I understand it.
Posted by: olddog
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They set the stage, and performed the opening act for this. They started this fire. Republicans for too long have failed to engage in counter-tactics on account of niceness.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 06:22
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True and good point. But they're lying sacks of shit so Republicans need to be prepared to shut that shit down.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 24, 2020 07:15 PM (Dhht7)

308 262
Lots of people forgetting sarc tags when talking about the GOP becoming competent, tough, and skilled, including with the press.



Um, taking personal umbrage at being insulted by clearly vapid,
ludicrous non-entities from the House is nothing close to getting it, or
important. And their responses have been typically weak for the most
part anyway.





Posted by: rhomboid at January 24, 2020 06:46 PM (El6T/)

_________

* fistbump *

Posted by: ShainS, Club Gulag > Club Gitmo at January 24, 2020 07:16 PM (WqPYg)

309 He was a successful executive in the private sector. Here he has an
unlimited budget with which to order highly qualified underlings to get
shit done. It's a breeze for him and he's loving every second of it.
The Uniparty hates him and how successful he's been.


________



More facts not in evidence. I think those directly below him are okay (he's had a number of losers), but beyond that? Not so much -- career bureaucratic swamp creatures/Deep State.


I wish before Day 1 he'd have had consultants evaluating all top management with recommendations for canning those not highly competent and explicitly loyal to his mission. I'm talking signed contracts and Making Loyalty Oaths Great Again.


Could have wiped out a large part of the swamp immediately and hired great top managers with delegated significant power to take over and hire new staff. Very ambitious, I know, but could have saved us a lot of grief since. Oh well, there's always his second term for doing something like this ...

Posted by: ShainS, Club Gulag > Club Gitmo at January 24, 2020 07:29 PM (WqPYg)

310 Anybody got 43 million cans of chicken soup?

Posted by: klaftern at January 24, 2020 08:03 PM (RuIsu)

311 The "damn" is already breaking.
If even a single dem senator gets in front of a camera and bashes the house managers, its fucking OVER.
I mean it's already 100% dead but the poetic justice of the house dems pissing off the senate dems would be DELICIOUS

Posted by: Getcha Pull at January 24, 2020 08:05 PM (aR6C/)

312 "Politics" is (are?) the nexus of economics, culture, and psychology.
Any decent macro 101 class will tell you that half of economics measures human behavior.
Distill it down to its basest essence, human behavior is motivated by self-esteem, whether degrees of positive confidence or negative self-loathing stemming from however much inadequacy of the former. In the latter, those inadequacies consume the individual. After a certain point, so much so, that energy and motivation to change is so drained that frustration spills over. Something else is the problem. Somebody else is at fault. Somebody must be made to do something to assuage "this" thing I can't.
The impulse to control others is directly proportional to the inability to control one's self. Alas, whenever whatever stressor is assuaged, there is always something else where focus is misdirected. Who was that Chicago 7 dipshit who, when asked, "What is it you want?" replied, "More?"
In an increasingly interconnected world, it becomes easier for those to find each other and merge into a social and now cyber support group. Call it a tribe, call it a collective, after awhile it develops culturally.

Leftist ideology is the social articulation and subsequently, manifestation of borderline personality disorder.

Posted by: BuddyPC at January 25, 2020 06:26 AM (HD/Gs)

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