Florida Representative Daniel Webster Now Running for Speaker of the House?
Voting Starts Any Minute Now

Webster is known as something of a moderate so he would presumably be acceptable to the wing currently claiming that we daren't reject Boehner, for everyone else is Teh Crazy.


Oh, he's a "secret candidate:"


Apparently they've been counting on him as a Stalking Horse for this vote but didn't want to tip their hand too early -- Boehner is known to retaliate against members considered disloyal.

Why just yesterday Steve King (one of Teh Crazies who think we can do better than Boehner) was plumping Daniel Webster as a plausible Speaker.

Representative Steve King (R., Iowa) wants conservative lawmakers to rally around Florida representative Daniel Webster in a last-minute bid to oust House speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio).

Webster "understands that the role of any leader is to bring out the will of the group, not to impose their will on the group," King tells National Review Online, adding that he has been discussing the idea with Webster for over two years...

Webster was elected in 2010 with the help of Jeb Bush, who described him as "a true conservative and one of the most principled people Iíve ever met."

The Vote: Is on CSPAN, momentarily.

Vote's On: I have no idea how to tally this.


Meadows votes for Not Bohener. This was a vote the Not Boehner people had hoped for, but did not quite have.

17 Republican votes have gone to Not Boehner. We're in the N's. 29 sinks Boehner, but it's looking unlikely.

This "Daniel Webster" play did not attract many votes at all. Only two that I can remember.

Whoops, Webster just got a vote, from Nugent, another vote the Not Boehner coalition was hoping for, but couldn't count on.

Up to 20. They're nine away, but they're in the R's now.

Posted by: Ace at 11:52 AM




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1 Yay! New! News!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson's Oversized Hat (it's funny) at January 06, 2015 11:53 AM (VAsIq)

2 First and second?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson's Oversized Hat (it's funny) at January 06, 2015 11:53 AM (VAsIq)

3 So, this is a good thing or a bad thing?

Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2015 11:53 AM (Rx8ML)

4 I would not bet the house on any great upset, but I am keeping my fingers crossed

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 06, 2015 11:54 AM (Zmw74)

5 You had me until Jeb Bush called him a conservative. Now I don't know what to think.

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 06, 2015 11:54 AM (7Kbxu)

6 I approve Daniel Webster for headline value only:

picture of Obama/Hillary/Boehner and Daniel Webster, headline "The Devil and Daniel Webster"

Posted by: Austin in TX at January 06, 2015 11:54 AM (F9Hpt)

7 The word "Committee" appears not once in the Constitution.

First?

Posted by: Poli Sci Major at January 06, 2015 11:55 AM (Xv7f/)

8 So, this is a good thing or a bad thing?
Posted by: blaster at January 06, 2015 11:53 AM (Rx8ML)

Taking down Boehner is good thing.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 06, 2015 11:55 AM (Zmw74)

9 When is the vote happening? Minutes? Hours?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 11:55 AM (ZPrif)

10 Don't worry: whatever happens, the fix is in!

Posted by: The Guys Behind the Fix at January 06, 2015 11:55 AM (7Kbxu)

11 Can this guy sell a dictionary or what?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson's Oversized Hat (it's funny) at January 06, 2015 11:55 AM (VAsIq)

12 Boner needs toget the bum's rush. He is worthless.

Posted by: maddogg at January 06, 2015 11:56 AM (xWW96)

13 Meet the new boss.

Same as the old boss.

Daniel Webster may be a fine person and do a better job of 'leadership', but at this point......

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....in the bleak midwinter at January 06, 2015 11:57 AM (RFeQD)

14 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 11:57 AM (kff5f)

15 I am prepared to hate everyone.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at January 06, 2015 11:57 AM (hxpNo)

16 Honestly, I think Weepy Boner would be happier if he had more time to go golfing with Kenyan catamites.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 06, 2015 11:57 AM (MbqmP)

17 I've always admired Webster. Even though he was a Whig who died in the 19th century, he'd still be better than Boehner.

Posted by: Steve in Greensboro at January 06, 2015 11:57 AM (bbivj)

18
Someone here yesterday said Boner would enlist a straw candidate to save his ass...oh that's right, it was me.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 11:57 AM (zKUiX)

19 I am prepared to hate everyone.
Posted by: Mr. Dave at January 06, 2015 11:57 AM (hxpNo)


That's how I stay young at heart

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 06, 2015 11:57 AM (Zmw74)

20 At this point I'm willing to try someone new from the GOP.

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 06, 2015 11:57 AM (rc7Bk)

21
9 When is the vote happening? Minutes? Hours?
Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 11:55 AM (ZPrif)


Boehner and his allies will keep whipping the floor for votes until they have enough to win or it becomes clear that he cannot. Then the fun begins...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 06, 2015 11:58 AM (bWFHa)

22 It's already started:

http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/retaliation-weber-boehner-speaker-race/

This is how it works in our government. F You, Boehner.

No honor among thieves.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 06, 2015 11:58 AM (A98Xu)

23 I can see it now...

"The ValJar and Daniel Webster."

Instant classic.


Actually, I know nothing about Webster, but short of being an active communist, he can't be worse than Boehner.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 11:58 AM (kff5f)

24 I rather like Webster. Anyone who had to deal with the vitriol of weirdo Alan Whathisname who said Webster wanted to keep women in subjection can't be all bad.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 11:58 AM (DXzRD)

25
We're being had.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 11:58 AM (zKUiX)

26 No.

Posted by: TangoNine at January 06, 2015 11:58 AM (x3YFz)

27 He had his own TV show a while back, right? I loved Webster!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson's Oversized Hat (it's funny) at January 06, 2015 11:58 AM (VAsIq)

28 Daniel Webster? Didn't he have a dictionary??

Posted by: Michelle's Turnips at January 06, 2015 11:58 AM (XzRw1)

29 I'll be counting the votes shortly

Posted by: Referee for Cowboy Lions game at January 06, 2015 11:58 AM (/eTPT)

30 Daniel Webster?


Never heard of him.

Posted by: The Devil -- yes -- I'm that Devil at January 06, 2015 11:59 AM (Ae7K+)

31 How dare we challenge Our Betters to do better!

Posted by: Y-not, crazy hobbit at January 06, 2015 11:59 AM (9BRsg)

32 @rollcall: One member voting against Boehner says speaker's office has retaliated http://roll.cl/1wjPC3K

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 11:59 AM (ZPrif)

33 The question is moot.

Posted by: Watermelon Environmentalists at January 06, 2015 12:00 PM (rwI+c)

34 It's Alan Grayson who I'm thinking of who ran a vicious campaign against Webster and said he was a religious nut case who wanted to keep women down.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 12:00 PM (DXzRD)

35 donna ahart @dahart66 23m23 minutes ago
Just heard on @glennbeck that Mia Love is voting for Boehner

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 12:00 PM (ZPrif)

36
Webster's the cute little black fellow, right?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:00 PM (zKUiX)

37 Just secede. This clown show won't even fight our declared enemies, how do they stop an amicable divorce offer?

Posted by: Mr. Dave at January 06, 2015 12:00 PM (hxpNo)

38 Boehner needs to remember that the populace tends to retaliate against corrupt politicians.

Posted by: TangoNine at January 06, 2015 12:00 PM (x3YFz)

39 Can we call him Spiderman? Y'know, spiders, webs...No? Okay.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson's Oversized Hat (it's funny) at January 06, 2015 12:00 PM (VAsIq)

40 34 It's Alan Grayson who I'm thinking of who ran a vicious campaign against Webster and said he was a religious nut case who wanted to keep women down.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 12:00 PM (DXzRD)

Correcto.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2015 12:00 PM (2Ojst)

41 No one expects the Boehner Retaliation.

Posted by: eleven at January 06, 2015 12:01 PM (Ae7K+)

42 Endorsed by a Bush? Fuck him with Satan's white hot trident.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 06, 2015 12:01 PM (XzRw1)

43 I got really excited about politics once. Learned my lesson. Mayo does not make a shit sandwich taste better.

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at January 06, 2015 12:01 PM (uJK1E)

44 It's time to dump the zero and get with the hero.

Posted by: Vanilla Ice Ice Baby at January 06, 2015 12:01 PM (gcTzl)

45 You had me until Jeb Bush called him a conservative. Now I don't know what to think.

Ditto. Anything to indicate he'll tell SCOAMF to go fuck himself? Now that would be something.

Posted by: HR at January 06, 2015 12:01 PM (/kI1Q)

46 Webster's the cute little black fellow, right?

Yep.

Posted by: George Papdodopolis at January 06, 2015 12:01 PM (6ixHP)

47 Daniel Webster knows how to define leadership.

Posted by: Roy at January 06, 2015 12:01 PM (VndSC)

48 Aha-ha-ha!!!!


Kick me out if you want.

I've already squandered all the leverage we had.

This whole year is down the tubes unless you surrender to my best buddy, Barack Obama.

Ha-ha-ha.

*burp*

*hic*

*barfs*

*passes out*

*shits pants*

Posted by: John Boehner, Duh Squeaker of Duh Howse at January 06, 2015 12:01 PM (0cMkb)

49 Sure you can Webster, if you're will to settle...

Posted by: John C. Calhoun at January 06, 2015 12:01 PM (/eTPT)

50 Webster was elected in 2010 with the help of Jeb Bush, who described him as "a true conservative and one of the most principled people I've ever met."

**snort**

If Jebbie thinks he's a true conservative, dollars to dick donuts Webster's slightly to the right of Che.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2015 12:02 PM (zF6Iw)

51 Jeb says he's a conservative?
Well then, guess we found our next Reagan

Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 06, 2015 12:02 PM (MaUQj)

52 Kabuki rhymes with GOPe...

Just sayin...

Posted by: Wolf, Big Bad, 1 ea. at January 06, 2015 12:02 PM (qh617)

53
Ditto. Anything to indicate he'll tell SCOAMF to go fuck himself? Now that would be something.

Posted by: HR at January 06, 2015 12:01 PM (/kI1Q)

Doubtful. Webster's a nice guy and all, but fiery he ain't.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2015 12:02 PM (2Ojst)

54 I don't think you get to Punky Brewster without Webster.

Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2015 12:02 PM (6ixHP)

55 They really don't like us, do they?

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 06, 2015 12:03 PM (A98Xu)

56 It's Alan Grayson who I'm thinking of who ran a vicious campaign against
Webster and said he was a religious nut case who wanted to keep women
down.


Documented wife-beater Alan Grayson?

Posted by: HR at January 06, 2015 12:03 PM (/kI1Q)

57 Just secede. This clown show won't even fight our declared enemies, how do they stop an amicable divorce offer?

Posted by: Mr. Dave at January 06, 2015 12:00 PM (hxpNo)


At one point, I'd have agreed with this.

But no. Not now. Seceding implies abandonment of a bit of our nation, and that's not the way I'm built. I want it all.

We.

Fight.

Posted by: TangoNine at January 06, 2015 12:03 PM (x3YFz)

58 Hey!..., someone stomped on my Hamburger.

Posted by: Perry Mason at January 06, 2015 12:03 PM (l1zOH)

59 Webster was my Rep until he got redistricted.

He's OK, I guess. I don't recall anything he ever did to counter TFG.

BTW, listening to Rush. He'll keep track of the proceedings. He also just called them the "so-called" House of Representatives.

Spot. On.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 06, 2015 12:03 PM (0HooB)

60 Webster can't be Speaker because Hollowpoint told us it won't happen.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 06, 2015 12:04 PM (A98Xu)

61 I actually think there's a good chance Boehner is going to lose the first round.

I'm still amazed it is "hard" to find the 29 votes. No matter what wing of the party you are, Boehner has been a horrible Speaker. The worst I can ever remember. There has been no vision, no strategy, no real fights.

Posted by: McAdams at January 06, 2015 12:04 PM (XVgmD)

62
Remember how we used to attribute Boehner's/McConnell's failures in negotiations with obama as incompetence?

Boehner and McConnell are ruthless politicians, not a pair of nincompoops. Their failures with obama were really a staged collusion.

We're being had, and they're all in on it.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:04 PM (zKUiX)

63 Webster's website:

http://webster.house.gov

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 12:04 PM (DXzRD)

64
If Jebbie thinks he's a true conservative, dollars to dick donuts Webster's slightly to the right of Che.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2015 12:02 PM (zF6Iw)


He's a true conservative.... Like his brother who started DHS...

and Nixon who started the EPA...

and Reagan under whom the Education Dept. started (it was signed into law before him, but came into existence right after he became President).

And this I just learned... did you know the Fed Res system was designed by a REPUBLICAN?

Posted by: Wolf, Big Bad, 1 ea. at January 06, 2015 12:04 PM (qh617)

65 No matter what happens, Boner needs to be primaried.

Posted by: maddogg at January 06, 2015 12:04 PM (xWW96)

66 So ... are we gonna purge the 90%+ Repubs that are gonna vote for Boehner today?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 12:04 PM (ZPrif)

67 That ridiculous figure Noot Gingrich was out there the other day trumpeting the "huge success" of the Boehner GOP Congress, with the highest Republican numbers since the 1920s.

Er, hello?

Huge success at what again exactly?

Stopping (or even, hell, slowing down) which parts of the Obama revolution again exactly?

As for the idea that Boehner is some amazingly popular figure who is galvanizing ordinary apolitical Joes and Janes to vote Republican due to his brilliant mind and magnetic personality, one of the polling honchos over at PPP pointed out last year that more than half the country don't know who the hell John Boehner even *is*. He has 43% name recognition or some such thing.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2015 12:05 PM (noWW6)

68 Wow, he has a stamp of approval from Jeb as being a true con?
Sold! /sarc

Posted by: Lizzy at January 06, 2015 12:05 PM (ABcz/)

69 Woo, catch the Establishment Fever! Or maybe that's ebola.

(Does this look infected?)

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 06, 2015 12:05 PM (/lK0i)

70 Seriously, it's time to kick out of the Party all these yahoos revolting against Boehner. How dare they. And that includes all you yahoos in the "rank and file" calling your Reps to get them to vote against Boehner. You don't deserve to be in our Party. We can do without you. We can win with just the Chamber of Commerce.

Posted by: J. Random FisCon at January 06, 2015 12:05 PM (YYJjz)

71 I don't think you get to Punky Brewster without Webster.
--
i can confirm that

Posted by: Bill Cosby at January 06, 2015 12:05 PM (/eTPT)

72
At one point, I'd have agreed with this.

But no. Not now. Seceding implies abandonment of a bit of our nation, and that's not the way I'm built. I want it all.

We.

Fight.


Posted by: TangoNine


May I subscribe to your newsletter?

Posted by: T. Jeff. at January 06, 2015 12:05 PM (/Ho8c)

73 Another moderate?

Can Webster help me find a nicer word that 'bullsh!t?'

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 06, 2015 12:06 PM (AC0lD)

74 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2015 12:02 PM (zF6Iw)

Is there any word on that woman you mentioned in a prior thread?

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 06, 2015 12:06 PM (Spluw)

75 Well, I called my Rep, Tom Price, they really just wanted to know "for or against" and we left it at that. Have you called yours yet?

Posted by: Warthog at January 06, 2015 12:06 PM (WDySP)

76 I'll have a martini, shaken not Webstered.

Posted by: John Boehner at January 06, 2015 12:06 PM (6ixHP)

77 Ah, the Jeb Bush seal of approval.

Well, I'm settled.

SMOD 2015: When you least expect it.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2015 12:06 PM (659DL)

78 Hey wait.....,
How hot is this guy's wife?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 06, 2015 12:06 PM (MaUQj)

79 Webster's website:

http://webster.house.gov

--

At least he's not orange.

Posted by: votermom at January 06, 2015 12:06 PM (7rqj9)

80 When is the vote happening? Is it scheduled?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 12:06 PM (ZPrif)

81 I saw Secret Candidate open for Cheap Trick, Akron Civic Center, 1978

Posted by: Citizen X at January 06, 2015 12:07 PM (7ObY1)

82 Boehner has been a horrible Speaker. The worst I can ever remember. There has been no vision, no strategy, no real fights.

What does that bullshit have to do with anything? I got re-elected, bitch!

Posted by: Orange Weeping Boner at January 06, 2015 12:07 PM (MbqmP)

83 @rollcall: One member voting against Boehner says speaker's office has retaliated http://roll.cl/1wjPC3K

In a just world, this would end the era of Boehner. If you cannot go against your leadership when your conscience dictates, then you are not a member of a team, but a vassal or even peasant.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:07 PM (kff5f)

84
BTW -- 29 votes needed to block.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 06, 2015 12:07 PM (kdS6q)

85 If Jebbie thinks he's a true conservative, dollars to dick donuts Webster's slightly to the right of Che. ---
Hold on, i'm updating the definition of conservative right now....and then i add my picture....and....done.

Posted by: Daniel Webster at January 06, 2015 12:07 PM (/eTPT)

86 Just relax and bask in the fact that we are Boehner's loyal base!

Posted by: Pmzey at January 06, 2015 12:07 PM (pmzey)

87 Wow, he has a stamp of approval from Jeb as being a true con?
Sold! /sarc


Posted by: Lizzy at January 06, 2015 12:05 PM (ABcz/)


no /sarc necessary.

If Jeb runs, we stay home and don't vote at all.

Now ya'll can say what you like about "but they'll win!" but in our minds, he won't win to begin with and even if he did he'd just be another asshole so what's the point?

Posted by: TangoNine at January 06, 2015 12:08 PM (x3YFz)

88 Republicans do have a tradition to uphold, the one about replacing ousted leaders with replacements farther to the left.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at January 06, 2015 12:08 PM (zauWW)

89 HOOOOOORDE!!!!!!!


We have a new Ette!

Via tsrblke:

Meet Sophia Rose. Born today 8:45 am. 8lb 11oz
Baby is fine. There was a scare with heart rate but our doc is a pro had forewarned us and was ready with forceps and Mrs. Tsr was ready to take one for her kid. All was well if not dramatic! (any time there is a instrument delivery they have a Nicu team in the room. Thankfully they weren't necessary beyond a exam they do in all cases.

Mama's fine, usual types of injury. But she's s trooper and already happily bonding.

http://tinypic.com/r/eqnixg/8

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2015 12:08 PM (da5Wo)

90 Obama hadn't made explicit veto threats before.

Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN 5m
Just now @GloriaBorger reports @SenatorShaheen told her POTUS will veto keystone. First bill likely to hit his desk

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 12:08 PM (ZPrif)

91 So what would it mean if the Democrats threw a pile of vote at the orangeman?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 12:09 PM (/eTPT)

92 Spite is a particularly ugly trait in a politician. I'm looking at you, Boehner.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 06, 2015 12:09 PM (A98Xu)

93 Posted by: TangoNine at January 06, 2015 12:08 PM (x3YFz)

I'm looking at the American Conservative Party...

Need to do a bit more research on them....

Posted by: Wolf, Big Bad, 1 ea. at January 06, 2015 12:09 PM (qh617)

94 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2015 12:08 PM (da5Wo)

Congratulations. A very happy life to your new girl and her family.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 06, 2015 12:10 PM (AC0lD)

95 Welcome and all blessings to Sophia Rose!

Posted by: LadyS at January 06, 2015 12:10 PM (5dip8)

96 I always enjoyed that show, "Webster."

Posted by: Harry Reid at January 06, 2015 12:10 PM (vgIRn)

97 Awwww, baby!!!

Tell tsrblke I say congratulations.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 12:10 PM (MYCIw)

98 Follow the money. The reason that Boehner is keeping most of his support is because he controls who will and who will not get campaign cash in 2016.

Has nothing to do whether the member agrees with his leadership approach or not.

Unfortunately, most of them have already sold their souls.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 06, 2015 12:10 PM (HBAcW)

99 >>I saw Secret Candidate open for Cheap Trick, Akron Civic Center, 1978

*golf clap*

Posted by: Lizzy at January 06, 2015 12:10 PM (ABcz/)

100 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2015 12:08 PM (da5Wo)

Okay, so the Horde needs to pal together and buy a Plush-thulu and a Jr. .22 for the new Ette.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:10 PM (kff5f)

101 We have a new Ette!

-----

What a beauty!

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 06, 2015 12:10 PM (A98Xu)

102 http://tinypic.com/r/eqnixg/8
---
what, no elbows?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 12:10 PM (/eTPT)

103 So JEB Bush say's he's a "true conservative", kinda like Mao saying someone's a real cowboy.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at January 06, 2015 12:10 PM (scgac)

104 Ugh, is it just me that thinks adding mayo to a shit sandwich would actually make it worse?

Posted by: Chupacabras at January 06, 2015 12:10 PM (W2YA6)

105 HOOOOOORDE!!!!!!!


We have a new Ette!

Via tsrblke:

Meet Sophia Rose. Born today 8:45 am. 8lb 11oz
Baby is fine. There was a scare with heart rate but our doc is a pro had forewarned us and was ready with forceps and Mrs. Tsr was ready to take one for her kid. All was well if not dramatic! (any time there is a instrument delivery they have a Nicu team in the room. Thankfully they weren't necessary beyond a exam they do in all cases.

Mama's fine, usual types of injury. But she's s trooper and already happily bonding.

http://tinypic.com/r/eqnixg/8

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2015 12:08 PM (da5Wo)



Welcome Sophia and congrats to the new mom and dad!

Posted by: EC at January 06, 2015 12:10 PM (GQ8sn)

106

wow BCochran had a baby? I thought he was a he?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:11 PM (zKUiX)

107 Is there any word on that woman you mentioned in a prior thread?
Posted by: Blue Hen at January 06, 2015 12:06 PM (Spluw)


She died, I am sorry to say. I can only imagine the rage / grief her family must be going through right now. Pray for strength for them.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2015 12:11 PM (zF6Iw)

108 We have a new Ette!


What a little cutie-pie.

*hoists a shot glass of Valu-Rite*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 06, 2015 12:11 PM (0HooB)

109 Via tsrblke: Meet Sophia Rose. Born today 8:45 am. 8lb 11oz

Huzzah.. And I'm glad that everyone is well.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 06, 2015 12:11 PM (Spluw)

110 34 It's Alan Grayson who I'm thinking of who ran a vicious campaign against Webster and said he was a religious nut case who wanted to keep women down.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 12:00 PM (DXzRD)

****
Yup, I had the satisfaction of voting for Webster to oust Grayson. Since then they've both in different districts now and Mica is my rep. I know of small business owners who are impressed that Webster sends them letters tellling them that they are appreciated. He used to be Speaker of the Florida House of Reps, so he's got that experience at least.

Posted by: lymond at January 06, 2015 12:11 PM (DcPHq)

111 congrats to both Sophia Rose (beautiful name!!) and Chique D'Afrique on their wonderful birthdays.

Posted by: MTF at January 06, 2015 12:11 PM (LISuA)

112 >>Via tsrblke:
Meet Sophia Rose. Born today 8:45 am. 8lb 11oz

Woohoo! Congrats to tsrblke and his wife!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 06, 2015 12:11 PM (ABcz/)

113 I don't know who these people are, but you're probably all racist.

-Knee-jerk Democrat response

Posted by: me vote too! at January 06, 2015 12:11 PM (VAsIq)

114 What a pretty name-Sophia Rose. Doesn't look like she's too eager to meet the horde though. ;^( but babies always look cute in those little caps anyway. Congrats to the family and God bless them. Thanks for letting us know, BCochran

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 12:11 PM (DXzRD)

115 Oh no, MP4.

I will definitely be praying for her family.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 12:11 PM (MYCIw)

116 Oh, Happy Birthday to Chique!!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 06, 2015 12:12 PM (ABcz/)

117 So what would it mean if the Democrats threw a pile of vote at the orangeman?
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 12:09 PM (/eTPT)


If the (D)s wanted to keep the Boner but didn't want to be seen actually voting for him, they'd just have to vote "present". This reduces the total number of votes that the Boner would need to have a majority.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 06, 2015 12:12 PM (MbqmP)

118 I'm going to cross the beams! I'd sell my soul to the Devil to get rid of the Orange Lush.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 06, 2015 12:12 PM (MFR0J)

119 She died, I am sorry to say.


Damn. A 21 year old just having an appendectomy.

Damn.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 06, 2015 12:12 PM (7ObY1)

120 What's funny/sad is Republicans are coming in with the biggest majority in nearly a 100 years, and can you name one thing they plan on doing with it?

The leadership can't even promise they'll defund Obama's illegal amnesty! Even liberal law professors are on record basically saying what Obama is trying to do is illegal and violates the separation of powers.

The majorities Republicans have in Congress have zero to do with the leadership and everything to do with the reaction of the American people against Obama and his agenda.

I'll say this about Newt, you at least knew the GOP agenda for the Congress in the 1990's.

Posted by: McAdams at January 06, 2015 12:12 PM (XVgmD)

121
91 So what would it mean if the Democrats threw a pile of vote at the orangeman?
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 12:09 PM (/eTPT)


He becomes Speaker... perhaps the BEST of all Speakers - a BIPARTISAN one.

(Blew my /sarc quota for the month with this one)

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 06, 2015 12:12 PM (bWFHa)

122 But no. Not now. Seceding implies abandonment of a bit of our nation, and that's not the way I'm built. I want it all.

We.

Fight.


Posted by: TangoNine at January 06, 2015 12:03 PM (x3YFz)


Damn right. I would rather see the roads lined with the impaled from sea to shining sea, not stop somewhere in the middle.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 06, 2015 12:12 PM (FMbng)

123 So, Webster is running on an "I'm no Winger, but at least I'm not Boehner" platform....?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 06, 2015 12:12 PM (LA7Cm)

124 "7 The word "Committee" appears not once in the Constitution."

Google "Committee of the Whole" which was essential to getting the Constitution voted on by the Convention. You probably won't like it.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at January 06, 2015 12:12 PM (kTWS+)

125 We have a new Ette!

Happy news on this bleak day. May she grow strong, wise and lovely.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2015 12:12 PM (zF6Iw)

126

Boehner has been a horrible Speaker. The worst I can ever remember. There has been no vision, no strategy, no real fights.
Posted by: McAdams


As a tactician, it is hard to argue the case that Boehner has been ineffective or short-sighted. At the risk of sounding heretical, the GOP base could do with a little bit more caution like that embraced by its current crop of House leaders.

Boehner has often angered his right flank, and he may have been unnecessarily antagonistic at times, but he has also advanced the causes to which conservatives profess loyalty more than any overzealous inquisition against moderates ever will.

Jazz Shaw

So, he's got the coveted HotAir Seal of Approval.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 06, 2015 12:12 PM (kdS6q)

127 Congrats to Sophia Rose and Mrs. Tsrblke. Glad everyone is ok. So when do we get e-cigars Tsrblke? With relations being restored with Cuba, we expect something nice, none of this DR e-cigar stuff!

Posted by: Penfold at January 06, 2015 12:12 PM (Fbt5B)

128 Boehner is an incredibly vicious and ruthless infighter against Republican opposition. He kicks internal challengers off committees; he gets would-be primary opponents fired from their day jobs.

Then he goes into "negotiations" with Obama and the Democrats and immediately folds like a cheap card table. Not a whit of that prior aggression to be seen.

What the hell is it with the GOPe that they display this toxic pattern over and over again? It was the same business with McQueeg and the Mittbot.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2015 12:13 PM (noWW6)

129 Appropriate name for a Whig in Congress.

Posted by: Will Folks at January 06, 2015 12:13 PM (hKyl0)

130 You guys are going to make me cry...AGAIN

Posted by: orange-a-tan at January 06, 2015 12:13 PM (VAsIq)

131 I'm waiting to see who Paul Ryan supports before I form my opinion.

Posted by: Ignorant assholke who usually comments at HA at January 06, 2015 12:13 PM (XzRw1)

132 Sophia is a great name!!

Btw, 5 bucks says she's taller than AtC

Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 06, 2015 12:13 PM (MaUQj)

133 I don't live in Florida and I sent Webster money
when Grayson was giving him such a hard time because anyone Grayson doesn't like has to have some good things about them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 12:13 PM (DXzRD)

134 Congratulations!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 06, 2015 12:14 PM (Q4MD0)

135 If the (D)s wanted to keep the Boner but didn't want to be seen actually voting for him, they'd just have to vote "present". This reduces the total number of votes that the Boner would need to have a majority.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 06, 2015 12:12 PM (MbqmP)


But by actually voting for Bonehead, they could destroy any power he has as speaker... by making it LOOK like he made a deal with them...

If they were smart? They'd vote FOR him... as it would widen the fault line between the Conservative base, and GOPe...

Posted by: Wolf, Big Bad, 1 ea. at January 06, 2015 12:14 PM (qh617)

136 Huge success at what again exactly?


Stopping (or even, hell, slowing down) which parts of the Obama revolution again exactly?



Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2015 12:05 PM (noWW6)

For anyone that missed it, the US debt JUMPED again. If you remember, just last month, it hit $18 Trillion.

But there was an end of the year adjustment.

US debt clock has the debt now at $18.080 Trillion. Zerohedge said the adjustment was over $100 Billion.

Nice job John.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 06, 2015 12:14 PM (AC0lD)

137 Tepid Gas headline:

How to Beat Boehner

I'd say "nicely played," but being Tepid Gas, I'm sure the funneh was unintentional.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 06, 2015 12:14 PM (7ObY1)

138 Congrats to the tsrblke family!
Awesome!
Sophia Rose is a cutie. Bet she has dad wrapped around her little finger already.

Prayers for the Missus' quick recovery.
(May I rec bags of frozen peas - very soothing)

Posted by: votermom at January 06, 2015 12:14 PM (PUJyN)

139 Comparing and contrasting:

She died, I am sorry to say. I can only imagine the rage / grief her family must be going through right now. Pray for strength for them.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


with

>>Via tsrblke:
Meet Sophia Rose. Born today 8:45 am. 8lb 11oz


He giveth, and He taketh away.

Prayers for living and dead alike; welcome to the newborn, and Godspeed those passed on. Food for thought, if nothing else.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 06, 2015 12:14 PM (DT3rQ)

140 38 Boehner needs to remember that the populace tends to retaliate against corrupt politicians.
Wish that were so. I see no evidence of same. The populace is passive, or disinterested.

Posted by: Will Folks at January 06, 2015 12:14 PM (hKyl0)

141 Wow, he has a stamp of approval from Jeb as being a true con?



Four out of five 3 card monte dealers agree!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 12:14 PM (HmfMS)

142 but he has also advanced the causes to which conservatives profess loyalty more than any overzealous inquisition against moderates ever will

Did he name the 'causes'?

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 06, 2015 12:14 PM (rwI+c)

143 Congrats to tsrblke et al!

Posted by: T. Jeff. at January 06, 2015 12:14 PM (/Ho8c)

144 Is there any word on that woman you mentioned in a prior thread? Posted by: Blue Hen at January 06, 2015 12:06 PM (Spluw) She died, I am sorry to say. I can only imagine the rage / grief her family must be going through right now. Pray for strength for them.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

We're celebrating the birth of a baby girl, andin the same day a21 year old mother is dead due to some botched job.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 06, 2015 12:15 PM (Spluw)

145 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 06, 2015 12:12 PM (kdS6q)

Other than his "I say so" assertion, does he cite any examples?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:15 PM (kff5f)

146 "I'm no Winger, but at least I'm not Boehner"

That's good for +1000 SpongeBob points.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at January 06, 2015 12:15 PM (zauWW)

147 I successfully negotiated the President into spending more time on the golf course. You're welcome, you knuckleheads.

Posted by: orange-a-tan at January 06, 2015 12:15 PM (VAsIq)

148 94 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2015 12:08 PM (da5Wo)

Congratulations. A very happy life to your new girl and her family.
Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 06, 2015 12:10 PM (AC0lD)

Tsrblke's gonna be PISSED!

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2015 12:16 PM (2Ojst)

149
Huzzah!
The Tsr's new girl!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, popping cork on champagne at January 06, 2015 12:16 PM (l1zOH)

150 MP4 - so sorry to hear that. The poor family.

Posted by: votermom at January 06, 2015 12:16 PM (Re1fX)

151 Via tsrblke:
Meet Sophia Rose. Born today 8:45 am. 8lb 11oz



Pink eCigars for everyone!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 12:16 PM (HmfMS)

152
What if 3 R's run for speaker and just 1 D runs and the 3 R's split the majority and cause the plurality to go the D?

If speaker elections have 'rounds,' I suspect this might happen, which would be embarrassing for those GOP bunglers.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:17 PM (zKUiX)

153 *Kisses the new babies*

Posted by: orange-a-tan (in campaign mode) at January 06, 2015 12:17 PM (VAsIq)

154
Silver lining:

Per WaPo, no major partys nominee for Speaker has lost as many as 20 votes in more than 90 years. If conservatives hit that target, their consolation prize in failing to oust Boehner will be having the media embarrass him for the rest of the day with that factoid.

Allahpundit - HotAir


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 06, 2015 12:17 PM (kdS6q)

155 32 @rollcall: One member voting against Boehner says speaker's office has retaliated http://roll.cl/1wjPC3K

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 11:59 AM (ZPrif)
----------------------------
Not really surprising, is it?

Posted by: Elize Nayden at January 06, 2015 12:17 PM (HFZKK)

156 119 She died, I am sorry to say.


Damn. A 21 year old just having an appendectomy.

Damn.
Posted by: Citizen X at January 06, 2015 12:12 PM (7ObY1)

Liability insurance will be maxed out. You don't bleed out during an appendectomy absent a major fcuk-up.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2015 12:17 PM (2Ojst)

157 @ 126 - "Jazz Shaw"


Now I like the cut of that fellow's jib!

Posted by: J. Random FisCon at January 06, 2015 12:18 PM (YYJjz)

158 "I want it all"

You'll get nothing and like it.

And seriously, who would even want it all when "It all" includes fabulous stuff like Berkeley, the northeast corridor, Detroit, Chicago, and all the human trash contained therein? Who wants to be a Shit Lord?

Posted by: Jaws at January 06, 2015 12:18 PM (WKNX4)

159 * checks entry into the Tsr gender/time pool. discards *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, popping cork on champagne at January 06, 2015 12:18 PM (l1zOH)

160 Pink eCigars for everyone!
Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 12:16 PM (HmfMS)


Your wish, my command, etc. And....send.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at January 06, 2015 12:18 PM (vgIRn)

161 I RETALIATE!

Posted by: orange-a-tan at January 06, 2015 12:18 PM (VAsIq)

162 Tsrblke's gonna be PISSED!

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2015 12:16 PM (2Ojst)

Sorry about that. Maury Povich is on.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 06, 2015 12:18 PM (AC0lD)

163 Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:17 PM (zKUiX)

You have to gain more than 50% of those voting to gain the Speakership... not just a plurality.

Posted by: Wolf, Big Bad, 1 ea. at January 06, 2015 12:18 PM (qh617)

164 What if 3 R's run for speaker and just 1 D runs and the 3 R's split the majority and cause the plurality to go the D?


They vote again. & they keep voting until someone gets a majority of votes cast.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 06, 2015 12:19 PM (MbqmP)

165 What if 3 R's run for speaker and just 1 D runs and the 3 R's split the majority and cause the plurality to go the D?

If speaker elections have 'rounds,' I suspect this might happen, which would be embarrassing for those GOP bunglers.



Which is why I don't understand why they let the opfor vote.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 12:19 PM (HmfMS)

166

If conservatives hit that target, their consolation prize in failing to oust Boehner will be having the media embarrass him for the rest of the day with that factoid.

Allahpundit


Fuck you, allahpundit, you fool.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:19 PM (zKUiX)

167
Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:17 PM (zKUiX)

The Speaker is elected by a majority of votes cast, and not a plurality.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 06, 2015 12:19 PM (bWFHa)

168 Very, very sad about the young woman who died while in surgery. Prayers for her family and friends.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 12:19 PM (DXzRD)

169 And seriously, who would even want it all when "It all" includes fabulous stuff like Berkeley, the northeast corridor, Detroit, Chicago, and all the human trash contained therein? Who wants to be a Shit Lord?

Posted by: Jaws at January 06, 2015 12:18 PM (WKNX4)



It'll be where we dump our waste.

Posted by: EC at January 06, 2015 12:19 PM (GQ8sn)

170 Jazz Shaw complained that Chris Christie was too far to the right.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at January 06, 2015 12:20 PM (zauWW)

171 Which is why I don't understand why they let the opfor vote.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 12:19 PM (HmfMS)


Because, originally, there weren't *any* "official" political parties. So the Speaker was supposed to be the Speaker for the whole House, not just "House Majority Leader Summa cum Laude."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:20 PM (kff5f)

172 Sophia is a great name!!

Btw, 5 bucks says she's taller than AtC
Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 06, 2015 12:13 PM (MaUQj)



That is so mean!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 06, 2015 12:20 PM (mf5HN)

173 You know, I how Boehner stands tall and beats off this attack on his leadership. He definitely has his head in the game, and has a solid staff working him behind the scenes.

Posted by: J. Random FisCon at January 06, 2015 12:20 PM (YYJjz)

174
152 What if 3 R's run for speaker and just 1 D runs and the 3 R's split the majority and cause the plurality to go the D? If speaker elections have 'rounds,' I suspect this might happen, which would be embarrassing for those GOP bunglers.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys Girls at January 06, 2015 12:17 PM (zKUiX)


Its been mentioned many, many times that the speaker needs a majority to win. So it doesn't mean shit if a democrat were to get the "most" votes if its not a majority.

Posted by: buzzion at January 06, 2015 12:21 PM (zt+N6)

175 I'm looking at the American Conservative Party...



Need to do a bit more research on them....

Posted by: Wolf, Big Bad, 1 ea. at January 06, 2015 12:09 PM (qh61

no offense, but I don't need a party.

This nation is founded upon the courage of and faith in the individual. Personal liberty, property rights, and the ability defend both.

pretty much it.

Someone diverses from either, then I have no use for them.

Posted by: TangoNine at January 06, 2015 12:21 PM (x3YFz)

176 Sorry about that. Maury Povich is on.

Ha! I have a friend who started calling that the "Sorry HoB**** Show" for reasons obvious...

I take his word for it. My hatred of humanity would climb dangerously if I was forced to watch that stuff.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 06, 2015 12:21 PM (DT3rQ)

177
The Speaker is elected by a majority of votes cast, and not a plurality.

Thanks, but I thought my knowledge of that fact was clearly implied in the sentence referencing 'rounds.'

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:21 PM (zKUiX)

178 Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2015 12:13 PM (noWW6)

It's because they've bought into the whole, "but Congress needs to be more bipartisan" lie that appeals so much to the LIV.


They've hitched their wagons to the idea of everyone being a LIV. Makes it that much easier to write legislation for my favored contributors if the pesky public is uninterested/bored/disgusted and dropped out.

They think you're a sucker if you believe all that Constitution, rule-of-the-people nonsense.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 06, 2015 12:21 PM (HBAcW)

179 I can't wait to see St. Trey of Bad-Hair vote for Boehner. The tears of disappointment will be sweet.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 06, 2015 12:21 PM (XzRw1)

180 Just remember: a vote against Boehner is a vote against orphaned puppies . . . (unless you're a Democrat, of course, then it's a vote for transgendered motherhood and organic free-range no-Alar apple pie).

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 12:21 PM (h6Mpm)

181 Jazz Shaw complained that Chris Christie was too far to the right.

In all fairness, Christie is pretty much too far to both sides.

Posted by: It's a fat joke at January 06, 2015 12:21 PM (MbqmP)

182 Tricklebike had a kid?

Congrats.

Posted by: eleven at January 06, 2015 12:21 PM (Ae7K+)

183 That's right--I'm Speaker for Everyone Ever.

Posted by: orange-a-tan at January 06, 2015 12:21 PM (VAsIq)

184 21 years old. That's just screwed up.

Thoughts and prayers for her and her loved ones.

Which still seem so inadequate....

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 06, 2015 12:21 PM (AC0lD)

185
donna ahart dahart66
Just heard on glennbeck that Mia Love is voting for Boehner

Quel suprise.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 06, 2015 12:21 PM (kdS6q)

186 Well done on teh babeh. Mine give me a reason to get out of bed every day.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 06, 2015 12:22 PM (vgIRn)

187 I notice how you can't watch c-span except through a tv provider.

I thought that was supposed to for the public so the public could see govt in action.

Now you have to have a pay tv to watch it?

Screw em cause they're screwing us.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 06, 2015 12:22 PM (RZzX3)

188 We <3 u AtC.

Even if you are short.

Posted by: T. Jeff. at January 06, 2015 12:22 PM (/Ho8c)

189 If conservatives hit that target, their consolation prize in failing to oust Boehner will be having the media embarrass him for the rest of the day with that factoid.

So, per Allahpundit, we should never try for better, because failure might have negative consequences.

Isn't this, in many ways, the story of Barack Obama the shitty GOPe leadership?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:22 PM (kff5f)

190 172 Sophia is a great name!!

Btw, 5 bucks says she's taller than AtC
Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 06, 2015 12:13 PM (MaUQj)


That is so mean!
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 06, 2015 12:20 PM (mf5HN)

I note the conspicuous absence of factual contradiction...

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2015 12:22 PM (2Ojst)

191 Btw, 5 bucks says she's taller than AtC
Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 06, 2015 12:13 PM (MaUQj)


That is so mean!
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 06, 2015 12:20 PM (mf5HN)

Yeah, that's so microaggressive, dude.
*runs away*

Posted by: votermom at January 06, 2015 12:22 PM (E5AUj)

192 Posted by: J. Random FisCon at January 06, 2015 12:20 PM (YYJjz)

What scares me is that he will be Speaker...

And after surviving an attack from the Right... not only further diminish the power of those members, but will see it as a 'mandate' for the GOPe...

Posted by: Wolf, Big Bad, 1 ea. at January 06, 2015 12:22 PM (qh617)

193 Boehner is a vindictive SOB to Rs but a pussy to D's!
Rush said at beginning of his show that GOPe does everything to betray it's base, demean us, etc.
Ds never do things like this.

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:22 PM (sj3Ax)

194 These votes need to be by secret ballot to remove any possibility of retribution by an entrenched politico.

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 06, 2015 12:22 PM (eytER)

195 Because, originally, there weren't *any* "official" political parties. So the Speaker was supposed to be the Speaker for the whole House, not just "House Majority Leader Summa cum Laude."


Time to "deem" some new House rules. If the dems don't like it, win some elections. We won.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 12:23 PM (HmfMS)

196 *Accepts bags full of cash from Chamber of Commerce*
I'm out!

Posted by: orange-a-tan at January 06, 2015 12:23 PM (VAsIq)

197 182 Tricklebike had a kid?

Congrats.

Posted by: eleven at January 06, 2015 12:21 PM (Ae7K+)

Well, we all thought so, until Stateless Infidel cast doubt on paternity...

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2015 12:23 PM (2Ojst)

198 diverges. engrish. I speaks it.

Posted by: TangoNine at January 06, 2015 12:23 PM (x3YFz)

199 The natives are restless.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 06, 2015 12:23 PM (nm0eZ)

200 21 years old. That's just screwed up.

To borrow a line, she got what everyone gets: She got a lifetime.

Live like tomorrow isn't coming. (But pay your bills like it's always coming.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 06, 2015 12:23 PM (DT3rQ)

201 I take that back. there is a way to get federal govt cspan coverage but you have to dig for it.

It's not right up top as it used to be.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 06, 2015 12:24 PM (RZzX3)

202 Down goes Bohner...down goes Bohner...Down goes Bohner...

Posted by: Howard Cosell at January 06, 2015 12:24 PM (LTquJ)

203 Wait.

tsrblke just named his kid "Sophia the First."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:24 PM (kff5f)

204 one more congrats to the new baby! always a blessing! no short jokes volks!

Posted by: geezer der mensch at January 06, 2015 12:24 PM (1i/Fh)

205 21 years old. That's just screwed up.Thoughts and prayers for her and her loved ones. Which still seem so inadequate....
Posted by: Stateless Infidel

I was thinking exactly that. There's a guy who lost someone, and who is now a single parent. And they'll drag this shit out for years, lie to him. And note that the guilty party is in possession of the "evidence".

No one isgoing to be jailed or fined. or sanctioned.There may be a pay out, years from now. But that pales in comparison to what was done.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 06, 2015 12:24 PM (Spluw)

206 199 The natives are restless.

--

The peasants are revolting.

Posted by: votermom at January 06, 2015 12:24 PM (E5AUj)

207 Baby Sophia! Congratulations!

Posted by: Dang at January 06, 2015 12:25 PM (MNq6o)

208 Tricklebike had a kid?
Congrats.



Well, his wife did.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 12:25 PM (HmfMS)

209 Of all Boehner's sins, the worst was when he cut the deal for the 2 year Bush tax extension after the 2010 elections.

Had Boehner and Republicans said "make the tax cuts permanent or no deal" Obama would have been a 1 term President. Without question.

A big tax increase on the middle class would have sent him packing in 2012. Instead, Boehner listened to the Chamber of Congress crowd that just wanted any short term relief rather than destroying the President.


Posted by: McAdams at January 06, 2015 12:25 PM (XVgmD)

210 Why just yesterday Steve King was plumping Daniel Webster



So is that what the kids are calling it these days?

Posted by: FDR's Television at January 06, 2015 12:26 PM (ne2fm)

211 always read his name as "TsarBilker" fwiw...

Posted by: geezer der mensch at January 06, 2015 12:26 PM (1i/Fh)

212 Glenn Beck had Kibbe on & one of them said Mia was voting for Boehner!

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:26 PM (sj3Ax)

213 Sophia *is* a cool name.

I approve.

::nods::

Posted by: eleven at January 06, 2015 12:26 PM (Ae7K+)

214 I note the conspicuous absence of factual contradiction...
Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2015 12:22 PM (2Ojst)


It was most cromulent use of negative space, wasn't it?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 06, 2015 12:27 PM (mf5HN)

215 Rush said at beginning of his show that GOPe does everything to betray it's base, demean us, etc

But I still love him!

--Battered wife GOP Voter

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at January 06, 2015 12:27 PM (HBAcW)

216 always read his name as "TsarBilker" fwiw...

I actually know his RL name, so I read it that way.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:27 PM (kff5f)

217 Tricklebike had a kid?
Congrats.


Well, his wife did.


Was going to say, what did he do in those labs...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 06, 2015 12:27 PM (DT3rQ)

218 But no. Not now. Seceding implies abandonment of a bit of our nation, and that's not the way I'm built. I want it all. We. Fight. Posted by: TangoNine at January 06, 2015 12:03 PM (x3YFz)


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


I hate disagreeing with you, T9, but the US in it's present form is over. The split is already happening. And it's been happening in earnest since 2009. Too many differences between regions.

And I don't think the split will be in the form of states leaving the union, rather than the Urban centers splitting from the rural and suburban.Personally, I can't abide anymore with people who have no knowledge and/or respect for the Consitution. It's become unlivable.

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2015 12:27 PM (/aRVf)

219 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 06, 2015 12:21 PM (DT3rQ)

Maury and Jerry Springer used to be sideshow curiosities. Now though, I think they are actually a reflection of a large, growing population of America.

That's what you get with out of wedlock births for whites (25%), hispanics (50%) and blacks (75%) at high levels. It's not like father's are important or anything.

Fortunately today, there's one new beautiful girl with a loving one. Sadly, in Western civ, that makes her extraordinary.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 06, 2015 12:27 PM (AC0lD)

220 Mia Love is going to do exactly what the leadership tells her to do. As someone who has dealt with her as mayor, she's just an entitled politician like all the rest. Still better than a Dem, and she'll vote conservatively (for the most part), but I've always known that she and Chaffetz (if it's not already confirmed) would vote for Boehner.

Posted by: Brenden at January 06, 2015 12:28 PM (wa+SP)

221 Btw, 5 bucks says she's taller than AtC Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 06, 2015 12:13 PM (MaUQj) That is so mean! Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 06, 2015 12:20 PM (mf5HN)
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Well, i, for one, refuse to believe it. (if you're wearing the stompy boots)

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 12:28 PM (/eTPT)

222 21 years old. That's just screwed up. To borrow a line, she got what everyone gets: She got a lifetime. Live like tomorrow isn't coming. (But pay your bills like it's always coming.)
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented

No, she put herself under someone's care, and they betrayed that trust. Many are betrayed. Thankfully, most of them aren't robbed of their lives, marriage, and raising a child.

If everyone got that, all would be darkness.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 06, 2015 12:29 PM (Spluw)

223 Nothing but Harumphhhing on C-span so far. When comes the authentic frontier gibberish?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 12:29 PM (/eTPT)

224 Fortunately today, there's one new beautiful girl with a loving one. Sadly, in Western civ, that makes her extraordinary.

Indeed. Give thanks always for the good things!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 06, 2015 12:29 PM (DT3rQ)

225 Fortunately today, there's one new beautiful girl with a loving one

And a whole bunch of Aunts and Uncles about whom she might never know anything. Indeed, by the Grace of God she'll never know more than our "names" in most cases.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:29 PM (kff5f)

226 212
Glenn Beck had Kibbe on one of them said Mia was voting for Boehner!

Of course she will. Sweet tears. Sweet tears.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 06, 2015 12:29 PM (XzRw1)

227 New thread title: "Boehner Wind by a Head"

Posted by: Marcus T at January 06, 2015 12:30 PM (GGCsk)

228 "For anyone that missed it, the US debt JUMPED again. If you remember, just last month, it hit $18 Trillion. But there was an end of the year adjustment. US debt clock has the debt now at $18.080 Trillion. Zerohedge said the adjustment was over $100 Billion."

As I pointed out the other day, the Beltway bunch proudly told the country that the deficit for FY2014 was "way down" to "only" $480B.

Except, as I pointed out, if you take the publicly available raw debt numbers and you crunch them for the start of FY14 and the end of FY14, the debt actually increased by $1.076T.

"End of year adjustment" again, no doubt.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2015 12:30 PM (noWW6)

229 And seriously, who would even want it all when "It all" includes
fabulous stuff like Berkeley, the northeast corridor, Detroit,
Chicago, and all the human trash contained therein? Who wants to be a
Shit Lord?


Damnit! I thought they said I'd be a Sith Lord.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 06, 2015 12:30 PM (4WhSY)

230 And I don't think the split will be in the form of states leaving the union, rather than the Urban centers

Posted by: Jaws at January 06, 2015 12:30 PM (WKNX4)

231 always read his name as "TsarBilker" fwiw...

I read it as "Taser Bike."

Which is close enough.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 06, 2015 12:30 PM (0HooB)

232 How does a doctor explain to a family that the girl who went in for an appendectomy is now dead? What are the words?

Posted by: grammie winger at January 06, 2015 12:31 PM (aQGxc)

233 219 Maury and Jerry Springer used to be sideshow curiosities. Now though, I think they are actually a reflection of a large, growing population of America.
Posted by: Stateless Infidel

______________

The Gods of the Marketplace have temporarily displaced the Gods of the Copybook Headings.

Posted by: Furious George at January 06, 2015 12:31 PM (UlJ3l)

234 Late to the party, so please pass the party hats and noisemakers. Or is this the 'reality based' crew here that knows the acronym for the day is BOHICA?

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at January 06, 2015 12:31 PM (zxQ4h)

235 Westmoreland better not vote for Boehner. If he does, I'm declaring my candidacy for Congress. I called his office this morning and told them I'd ensure that if he voted for The Orange Man I would do everything in my power to see that he at the least be primaried, by me if necessary.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 06, 2015 12:32 PM (8hctH)

236 May Sophia Rose be blessed beyond measure every day of her precious life.

Congratulations trsblke and the missus.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 06, 2015 12:32 PM (aQGxc)

237 It's on C-Span right now and some asshole women is nominating Boehner now. What a suck ass

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 06, 2015 12:32 PM (Zmw74)

238
Cancel the balloon drop:

Update: As Politico reports, at least 12 House Democrats are skipping the speaker vote to attend former New York governor Mario Cuomo's (D) funeral. That increases the threshold for pushing Boehner to a second ballot to at least 35, making him even safer.

That 35 number, we would emphasize, is a minimum. Boehner needs a majority, so if some members don't vote, Boehner's threshold for winning will be lower than the usual 218 votes as it was in 2013, when it was 214 votes. So if some of these Boehner opponents vote for nobody as Labrador and Mulvaney did in 2013 that hurts Boehner less.

WaPo

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 06, 2015 12:32 PM (kdS6q)

239 Premature Postulation.

This has never happened to me before, baby.

Posted by: Jaws at January 06, 2015 12:33 PM (WKNX4)

240 I hate disagreeing with you, T9, but the US in it's present form is over. The split is already happening. And it's been happening in earnest since 2009. Too many differences between regions.

And I don't think the split will be in the form of states leaving the union, rather than the Urban centers splitting from the rural and suburban.Personally, I can't abide anymore with people who have no knowledge and/or respect for the Consitution. It's become unlivable. Posted by: Soona


Have to agree with Soona.
If we fight, lock and load and let's start the shooting.
If not, secession.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 12:33 PM (HmfMS)

241
All of us down at the Brattleboro Women's Reproductive Health Choice
Clinic think the next Speaker of the Horse should be a person that is knowlegable of Gay and Lesbian rights and is a person of color.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at January 06, 2015 12:33 PM (Sd++4)

242 They really ought to have Jeff Probst running the event. And have the confessional.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 12:33 PM (/eTPT)

243 Any minute....any minute now.....

Posted by: Turd Ferguson's Oversized Hat (it's funny) at January 06, 2015 12:33 PM (VAsIq)

244 The circle of life is a mysterious thing. At once terrifying, and beautiful beyond description.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, popping cork on champagne at January 06, 2015 12:33 PM (l1zOH)

245 It's on C-Span right now and some asshole women is nominating Boehner now. What a suck ass
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 06, 2015 12:32 PM (Zmw74)


I'm enjoying the Charlie-Brown's-Teacher audio filter that the House is employing on CSPAN for the occasion.

Mwah-mwah-mwah-wah-wah.

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 12:33 PM (h6Mpm)

246 237
It's on C-Span right now and some asshole women is nominating Boehner now. What a suck ass

I'm not watching but I would bet the farm it's Cathy McMorris-Rogers. Establishment scrunt extraordinaire.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 06, 2015 12:33 PM (XzRw1)

247 How does a doctor explain to a family that the girl who went in for an appendectomy is now dead?

What are the words?
Posted by: grammie winger



There are none.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 12:34 PM (HmfMS)

248 Boehner is a vindictive SOB to Rs but a pussy to D's!

Rush said at beginning of his show that GOPe does everything to betray it's base, demean us, etc.

Ds never do things like this.

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:22 PM (sj3Ax)


Darlin, it's because we're cowboys/girls.

We hold *everyone* accountable.

Democrats don't even hold each other accountable. Why?

They're terrified of failure.

A good man or a good woman sees failure as what it is: a necessary learning experience.

A liberal is repairing a combine (hah... as if... but bear with me) and takes a nasty gash to the arm. He goes off and cries about how the combine manufacturer failed him. Uses the government health care system to fix his stupidty

A conservative is repairing a combing and takes a nasty gash to the arm and stitches it up himself and is pissed that he didn't see that coming and reevaluates his actions. It was his fault.

These two different paths of thinking are what separates us from the weak and helpless.

Unfortunately, the weak and helpless have power. a la Boehner,

He's a shitbag

Posted by: TangoNine at January 06, 2015 12:34 PM (x3YFz)

249 I have been happy with Dave Brat. Not that he's my rep, but he's a normal man & isn't going to kiss GOPe asses!

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:34 PM (sj3Ax)

250 No, she put herself under someone's care, and they betrayed that trust.

Knowing a surgeon or two, I'm going to have object- citing facts not in evidence.

Right at the moment, there is no evidence of Malpractice. When you're cutting inside someone's body, sometimes the wrong thing gets cut- completely accidentally, and even with all due precautions being taken.

She was taken from her child(ren?) and family. We do not know why, or even (aside from the most basic facts) how. Casting blame at this point does nothing good for her family, and could actually be harmful.

Indeed, if they were taking her appendix, then she would likely have been dead without the surgery in the first place. That may sound callous, but it is an important thing to remember. This isn't someone who died from having their tonsils removed, and it's not (from what we know) an instance of a doctor sewing her up with tools still inside.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:34 PM (kff5f)

251 187 I notice how you can't watch c-span except through a tv provider.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 06, 2015 12:22 PM (RZzX3)

It's also here:

http://www.house.gov/content/features/story2/

but the quality is unbelievably bad.

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 12:34 PM (rn/hC)

252 It's on C-Span right now and some asshole women is nominating Boehner now. What a suck ass
---
"If i've learned anything in my years in congress"
That's an open question sweetums...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 12:34 PM (/eTPT)

253 Now some dem dick is putting pelosi forward to be speaker- what a freaken joke

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 06, 2015 12:34 PM (Zmw74)

254 Sorry to burst anyone's bubble, but the odds of boner losing aren't very good...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 12:34 PM (Bn6aD)

255 Oh, cute, some guy in the House put Nancy P. forward as the speaker.

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 12:35 PM (rn/hC)

256 TangoNine,
I'm glad to see you here!!

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:35 PM (sj3Ax)

257 " at least 12 House Democrats are skipping the speaker vote to attend former New York governor Mario Cuomo's (D) funeral. "



Well, there it goes.......

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 06, 2015 12:35 PM (LA7Cm)

258 255 Oh, cute, some guy in the House put Nancy P. forward as the speaker.

You'd think the Dems would dump Her...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 12:36 PM (Bn6aD)

259 What is a Ted Yoho?

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 12:36 PM (AkOaV)

260
he would presumably be acceptable to the wing currently claiming that we daren't reject Boehner, for everyone else is Teh Crazy.
That would be the west wing of Malor Abbey, wouldn't it?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2015 12:36 PM (L6/+u)

261 Indeed, if they were taking her appendix, then she would likely have been dead without the surgery in the first place. That may sound callous, but it is an important thing to remember. This isn't someone who died from having their tonsils removed, and it's not (from what we know) an instance of a doctor sewing her up with tools still inside.

Could have been too much GA.

Posted by: eleven at January 06, 2015 12:36 PM (Ae7K+)

262 What is a Ted Yoho?
Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 12:36 PM (AkOaV)


A kind of weasel?

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 12:36 PM (h6Mpm)

263
Sorry to burst anyone's bubble, but the odds of boner losing aren't very good...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 12:34 PM (Bn6aD)


Wouldn't it be great if the Horde sent non-stop e-mails, easter cards and other well wishes to this fucko?

Posted by: TangoNine at January 06, 2015 12:36 PM (x3YFz)

264 The suspense is killing me!

I can't wait to see todays outcome- will the Sun set in the East, or in the West like those RINO Establishment pricks say it will?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 06, 2015 12:36 PM (6n9hn)

265 Liability insurance will be maxed out. You don't bleed out during an appendectomy absent a major fcuk-up.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2015 12:17 PM (2Ojst)


Yeah. That's not my bailiwick, but I'm sure legal wolves will be out in force for this one.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2015 12:36 PM (zF6Iw)

266 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:34 PM (kff5f)


Absent her body doing something catastrophic all by itself, such as a heart attack or throwing a blood clot, dying during an appendectomy is almost per se negligence.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2015 12:37 PM (da5Wo)

267 Sorry to burst anyone's bubble, but the odds of boner losing aren't very good...
Posted by: hello
----------------
One may be assured that retaining the malleable Bohner is the priority.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, popping cork on champagne at January 06, 2015 12:37 PM (l1zOH)

268 " at least 12 House Democrats are skipping the speaker vote to attend former New York governor Mario Cuomo's (D) funeral. "

What does that raise the count to that Boehner needs to retain Speakership?

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 12:37 PM (AkOaV)

269

No way Boehner is being ousted.

Just another sh*tty show.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 06, 2015 12:37 PM (IXrOn)

270 Congrats to tsrblke! Prayers going up for good health for momma and baby.

Posted by: Taqyia2Me at January 06, 2015 12:37 PM (5u3aN)

271 The Right Scoop also is carrying the live stream.
RightScoop always has links to House and Senate live streams, handy.
http://therightscoop.com/house-live-stream/

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 12:37 PM (ZPrif)

272 Free Amazon gift cards for everyone that votes for me!

Posted by: John Boehner at January 06, 2015 12:37 PM (Tj+s6)

273 Steve King nominate Webster

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 12:37 PM (/eTPT)

274 Three things I won't watch:

1. Sausage being made;
2. That scene from "Aliens" where it bursts out of the guy's stomach;
3. Our government in action.

Posted by: zombie at January 06, 2015 12:37 PM (K4YiS)

275 If Nancy was speaker we wouldn't have to worry about our RINO reps voting with leadership on bad bills anymore.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at January 06, 2015 12:38 PM (zauWW)

276 So is this a real challenge or is Boehner pulling a Putin?

Posted by: John Wayne's itchy trigger finger at January 06, 2015 12:38 PM (xOuT9)

277 Except, as I pointed out, if you take the publicly available raw debt numbers and you crunch them for the start of FY14 and the end of FY14, the debt actually increased by $1.076T.

"End of year adjustment" again, no doubt.
Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2015 12:30 PM (noWW6)

****

I did a little research on that a while back to see where the delta came from. Turns out that debt ceiling showdown in 2013 caused a bunch of money to get moved around and shortly after the start of FY 2014 they basically borrowed a crap load of money and "charged" it to 2013 instead of 2014. Except I never saw where the 2013 deficit number ever went up to account for it - maybe it did, or maybe that money somehow didn't make on the books officially for either year.

Posted by: lymond at January 06, 2015 12:38 PM (DcPHq)

278 A kind of weasel?
Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 12:36 PM (h6Mpm)

Oh, duh. All not easily classified animals are weasels.

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 12:38 PM (AkOaV)

279 We all know the Dems want that weakling Boner...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 12:38 PM (Bn6aD)

280 The odor of boehner is unlikely to be febrezed today

Posted by: votermom at January 06, 2015 12:38 PM (gakVH)

281
The D's have 188 seats, of course they're gonna nominate someone for Speaker. Unlike the R's, the D's don't roll over when they don't have the numbers. They fight anyway.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:38 PM (zKUiX)

282 I'm glad to see you here!!

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:35 PM (sj3Ax)


Thanks darlin, glad to see you, too. Yer a good squirrel

Posted by: TangoNine at January 06, 2015 12:38 PM (x3YFz)

283
274 Three things I won't watch:

1. Sausage being made;
2. That scene from "Aliens" where it bursts out of the guy's stomach;
3. Our government in action.
Posted by: zombie at January 06, 2015 12:37 PM (K4YiS)


#2 The alien bursting out of the volcano in that movie was MUCH worse.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 06, 2015 12:39 PM (bWFHa)

284 So platypuses are weasels?


Platypi?

Posted by: eleven at January 06, 2015 12:39 PM (Ae7K+)

285 BTW, thanks for all the good thoughts / prayers, but it occurs to me that I shouldn't be posting about hospital things, so let's drop it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2015 12:39 PM (zF6Iw)

286 I'm going to turn Rush off & watch CSpan.

I hope Boehner cries!

I read some of Brat's Twitter feed & he linked article from VA newspaper that said Boehner cried, as reported in Time magazine, when Cantor resigned.

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 12:40 PM (sj3Ax)

287 So platypuses are weasels?


Platypi?
Posted by: eleven at January 06, 2015 12:39 PM (Ae7K+)


A type of weasel, yes.

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 12:40 PM (h6Mpm)

288 Face it all you nutty tea partiers. This is just a stunt. You need to face facts and reality. We need to only pass what Obama wants because anything else will just be vetoed. Never actually try to do anything to pushback. It just won't work. Be a realist like me.

Posted by: Hollowhead at January 06, 2015 12:40 PM (zt+N6)

289 284 So platypuses are weasels?


Platypi?
Posted by: eleven at January 06, 2015 12:39 PM (Ae7K+)

Yes.

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 12:40 PM (AkOaV)

290 I'm liking Ace's idea to take out squishes in the general elections (when we have solid numbers on control).


Boehner, McCain, etal. Vote Democratic in the next general if your rep is an entrenched repug establishment squishy muthereffer.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at January 06, 2015 12:40 PM (bUmSq)

291 So is this a real challenge or is Boehner pulling a Putin?

It's a real challenge, but it seems the Dems want Boehner calling the shots (wonder why that would be...) and many of them are skipping the vote. I bet a bunch more vote "present" or abstain all together, making the number needed for him to win even lower.

Our only real chance to remove Boehner was during the primaries. I don't remember if he just didn't have a primary challenger, or if he did, but said challenger never gained much traction.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:40 PM (kff5f)

292



My Nutrition Recommendations: Less Politicians. Smaller Government.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 06, 2015 12:40 PM (IXrOn)

293 We could have nominated Sarah or Levin to be Speaker?

Posted by: Jean at January 06, 2015 12:41 PM (TETYm)

294 The orange Man is a sniveling little crap weasel with apologizes to the weasels...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 12:41 PM (Bn6aD)

295 172. Sorry
I get pissy when it's freezing out (72 degrees)

Posted by: Navycopjoe at January 06, 2015 12:41 PM (2Kjwm)

296 Roll call gonna take a loooooooong time.

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 12:41 PM (rn/hC)

297 Roll call...

2 for Boehner, 2 for Pelosi.

Real nail biter.

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 12:41 PM (AkOaV)

298 OK, I'm outa here. I'm gonna go watch sparrows freeze. (At least, I hope the damn sparrows will freeze . . . damned winged rats. I think they're a kind of weasel.)

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 12:41 PM (h6Mpm)

299 A type of weasel, yes.

Not upper crust.

Posted by: Pine Marten at January 06, 2015 12:41 PM (XzRw1)

300 " that said Boehner cried, as reported in Time magazine, when Cantor resigned."



Shut up!

*sniffle, sniffle, glug, glug*

Posted by: Johnny "Cheeto" Boner at January 06, 2015 12:41 PM (LA7Cm)

301 Voting present? Nice.

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 12:42 PM (AkOaV)

302 When I hear the name John Boehner the first things I think of are leadership and tenacity. Amirite?

harumph, harumph.

Posted by: Fritz at January 06, 2015 12:42 PM (UzPAd)

303 This is *my* nation. My country.

Assholes like Boehner and Obama don't get to take it from me.

We've paid for it in blood. Mine. My father's. My brother's. My friends.



IT'S MINE

Posted by: TangoNine at January 06, 2015 12:42 PM (x3YFz)

304 Insurgents whole plan depends on Democrats voting against Boehner. What a bunch of phony hypocrites. Won't win because some Dems didn't show up.

Posted by: Ragnar at January 06, 2015 12:42 PM (gDdDs)

305 MP4 - prayers also for you and your continued strength in your work. I hope the rest of the week goes better.

Posted by: votermom at January 06, 2015 12:42 PM (cbfNE)

306 When I hear the name John Boehner the first things I think of are leadership and tenacity. Amirite?

Exactly. As in, "John Boehner? What about someone with some leadership and tenacity instead?"

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:43 PM (kff5f)

307 Be a realist like me.

It sounds better when I say it. All flat sounding.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 06, 2015 12:43 PM (zxQ4h)

308 Can't wait to send back all of the fundraising requests this year to Boehner and his troupe of fellow appeasers...unfortunately that is about the only enjoyment I can take out of politics anymore.

Never been the apathetic type, but it'll do wonders to the worry of stroking out every time these thieves in DC make a deal on the back of me again.

Now I just have to hope that Scott Walker decides that the nation is fucked and his biggest responsibility is making sure Wisconsin doesn't go down the drain with it.

Posted by: H Badger at January 06, 2015 12:43 PM (n/0Nw)

309 God, are we still only in the b's?

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 12:43 PM (AkOaV)

310 It'd actually be funnier if a ton of (R)s vote "present", & Pelosi becomes speaker.

I mean funnier in a sad & painful sense, but funny nontheless.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 06, 2015 12:44 PM (MbqmP)

311 http://www.c-span.org/ video/?323523-1/ us-house-opening-114th-congress&live

Has it too.

Boner appears to be getting the early vote. Interesting how votes are in alpha order, we are up to C now. Late alphabet names have the advantage!

Posted by: scottst at January 06, 2015 12:44 PM (v+8+I)

312 271 The Right Scoop also is carrying the live stream.
RightScoop always has links to House and Senate live streams, handy.
http://therightscoop.com/house-live-stream/
Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 12:37 PM (ZPrif)

Thanks, but it's streaming bumpy-like from there, too.

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 12:44 PM (rn/hC)

313 I'm ready to filter some scotch!

Posted by: John Boehner's Liver at January 06, 2015 12:44 PM (pmzey)

314 Now I just have to hope that Scott Walker decides that the nation is fucked and his biggest responsibility is making sure Wisconsin doesn't go down the drain with it.



Amen to that.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 06, 2015 12:44 PM (aQGxc)

315 Do they vote on all the people who get nominated? They're seriously going to take a vote on Pelosi?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 12:44 PM (DXzRD)

316 Boehner and Pelosi sure keep voting a lot.

Posted by: Confused in Brooklyn at January 06, 2015 12:44 PM (ZPrif)

317

are sparrows worse than starlings?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:44 PM (zKUiX)

318 Could this Pelosi-thing happen?

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 12:45 PM (rn/hC)

319 So I guess when Boner wins He's gonna take His revenge on the insubordinates that voted against Him...Vindictive shit...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 12:45 PM (Bn6aD)

320 How did John Carter vote?

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 12:45 PM (MYCIw)

321 Well, at least this vote will help clarify who the "good" and "bad" guys are if you weren't already sure.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 06, 2015 12:45 PM (LA7Cm)

322 Do they vote on all the people who get nominated? They're seriously going to take a vote on Pelosi?

Yes, anyone who got nominated can receive votes.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:45 PM (kff5f)

323 So the palace coup may get short-circuited because of Mario Cuomo? Who writes this stuff?

Posted by: Furious George at January 06, 2015 12:45 PM (UlJ3l)

324 How did John Carter vote?

For Mars.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:46 PM (kff5f)

325 I vote for the guy who will give me stuff!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson's Oversized Hat (it's funny) at January 06, 2015 12:46 PM (VAsIq)

326 It'd actually be funnier if a ton of (R)s vote "present", & Pelosi becomes speaker.


Hey, some of us are trying to eat here.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 06, 2015 12:46 PM (0HooB)

327 What is a Ted Yoho?
Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 12:36 PM (AkOaV)

Some kind of pirate, I'm guessing.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2015 12:46 PM (2Ojst)

328 Why do Boehner and Pelosi get to vote so much?
That doesn't seem fair. Swear they have both voted over a hundred times.

Posted by: Confused in Brooklyn at January 06, 2015 12:46 PM (ZPrif)

329
319 So I guess when Boner wins He's gonna take His revenge on the insubordinates that voted against Him...Vindictive shit...
Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 12:45 PM (Bn6aD)


You should learn to never question our betters in Washington you nutty tea baggers. Let them rule us like they are meant to.

Posted by: Hollowhead at January 06, 2015 12:46 PM (zt+N6)

330 Ohhhh Johnny. fap fap fap

Posted by: Reince Priebus at January 06, 2015 12:46 PM (XzRw1)

331 I'm kinda thinking that an orange-skinned, chain-smoking Machiavellian backstabber who cries over the slightest upsets would make a fabulous supervillain in some upcoming Batman alternate universe.

Posted by: zombie at January 06, 2015 12:46 PM (K4YiS)

332 Ha, nice Allen.

He's my new rep and I know zip about him, so I'm curious.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 12:46 PM (MYCIw)

333 214 I note the conspicuous absence of factual contradiction...
Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2015 12:22 PM (2Ojst)


It was most cromulent use of negative space, wasn't it?
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 06, 2015 12:27 PM (mf5HN)

Indeed.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2015 12:47 PM (2Ojst)

334 are sparrows worse than starlings?
Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:44 PM (zKUiX)


Yes. Starlings will actually leave after having eaten everything in sight. Sparrows won't.

Both species are European, by the way. Damn illegal immigrants.

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 12:47 PM (h6Mpm)

335 Somebody who looks like Ann Richards on a bad hair day is in the audience, there.

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 12:47 PM (rn/hC)

336 I'm spitballing here, but the Pelosi thing forces (R)s to vote for Boner, n'est pas?

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at January 06, 2015 12:47 PM (zxQ4h)

337

votermom

missed your question in earlier post, see the tail end of the comments there

I was buy putting groceries away this morning. I'm a fly-by commenter most of the time lol.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 06, 2015 12:47 PM (IXrOn)

338 Yes. Starlings will actually leave after having eaten everything in sight. Sparrows won't.


Fuck. You.

Posted by: Clarisse at January 06, 2015 12:47 PM (2Ojst)

339 The Middle Class: It's What's For Dinner!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 06, 2015 12:47 PM (XUKZU)

340 So I guess when Boner wins He's gonna take His revenge on the insubordinates that voted against Him...Vindictive shit...
Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 12:45 PM (Bn6aD)


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


Boehner has to remember that these people he's threatened, whether they get committee assignments or not are in a position to fuck up everything he proposes.

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2015 12:48 PM (/aRVf)

341 Actually, that would be hilarious if the Boehner was kept off the seat because the Democrats all voted for Pelosi.

I mean, as long as no Rs vote for her, she simply doesn't have enough votes (she needs >50% of those voting, after all), but she *does* have enough (with some Rs voting for some R other than Boehner) to push the vote to at least a second round.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:48 PM (kff5f)

342 Isn't "amirite" a mineral made of fossilized giant rhino shit?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2015 12:48 PM (L6/+u)

343 You get an extra vote for every grandchild you brought to work that day.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 12:48 PM (ZPrif)

344 God, are we still only in the b's?
Posted by: timin203



Then I vote for Sarah Palin and bite my thumb at Bohner! I bite my thumb at him!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 12:48 PM (HmfMS)

345 you know how this ends

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 06, 2015 12:48 PM (7RXcs)

346 someone voted for rand paul??? wtf

Posted by: FCF at January 06, 2015 12:48 PM (kejii)

347 320 How did John Carter vote?

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 12:45 PM (MYCIw)


His name was called twice, and then they moved on, so...no vote/abstain?

Posted by: redsweater at January 06, 2015 12:48 PM (D1VBf)

348

greyfox too

see the USDA thread, end-of-comments

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 06, 2015 12:48 PM (IXrOn)

349 Hey, a vote for rand paul is a vote not for Boner, so whatever.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 12:49 PM (MYCIw)

350 I'm tanned and rested and ready to save the country from Ted Cruze.


yo

Posted by: Mitt Romney2016 at January 06, 2015 12:49 PM (q+zA9)

351 wtf was that rand paul vote for....

Posted by: Draki at January 06, 2015 12:49 PM (0eidE)

352 So Rand Paul and Colon Powell have both gotten votes for Speaker.

Gotta love the wacky House reps with their zany stunts.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 12:49 PM (ZPrif)

353 keep wishcasting for that red wave. Boehner would rather caucus with the Dems than the real conservatives.

Posted by: california red at January 06, 2015 12:49 PM (UyEG4)

354 Fuck. You.
Posted by: Clarisse at January 06, 2015 12:47 PM (2Ojst)


A Sparrow-American? INNNteresting . . .

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 12:49 PM (h6Mpm)

355 I think Carter used a life-line and asked a friend.

Posted by: garrett at January 06, 2015 12:49 PM (q2ejg)

356 It will be interesting to see how the incoming great conservative hope representatives vote.

Posted by: Havedash at January 06, 2015 12:49 PM (gvqyH)

357 Vote's On: I have no idea how to tally this.

Id suggest bananas

Posted by: Chris at January 06, 2015 12:50 PM (WjMgb)

358 The person who voted for Rand Paul: was that person a D or an R?

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 12:50 PM (rn/hC)

359 "His name was called twice, and then they moved on, so...no vote/abstain?"

Hmm, I don't know how to read that. Does that mean that we need more votes for someone else now?

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 12:50 PM (MYCIw)

360 Cookie Monster just got a vote.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 12:50 PM (ZPrif)

361 BTW, thanks for all the good thoughts / prayers, but it occurs to me that I shouldn't be posting about hospital things, so let's drop it.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Okay. Sad as it was, thank you for telling us.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 06, 2015 12:50 PM (Spluw)

362 you know how this ends
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah


If it isn't "exit, followed by a bear" I don't really care much.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 06, 2015 12:50 PM (DT3rQ)

363 one for Colin Powell??

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 06, 2015 12:50 PM (2vRRd)

364 We're finally in the C's.

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 12:50 PM (rn/hC)

365 Who did Boehner vote for?

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 12:50 PM (rn/hC)

366 Vote's On: I have no idea how to tally this.

Id suggest bananas
Posted by: Chris at January 06, 2015 12:50 PM (WjMgb)


What's worse: sparrows or starlings?

(It's not exactly crossbows and longbows, but what the heck . . .)

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (h6Mpm)

367 "Never actually try to do anything to
pushback."

"Bitching online" is not pushback.

Posted by: Shoot Me at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (EQcfE)

368 You get an extra vote for every grandchild you brought to work that day.


Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 12:48 PM (ZPrif)



Yes. Grandchildren! So I'll decide the election! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!


Posted by: Harry Reid, who has all sorts of kids in a cage in his office at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (fwARV)

369 What's worse: sparrows or starlings?

Mockingbirds.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (kff5f)

370 Cookie Monster just got a vote.

We've had worse.

Posted by: HR at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (/kI1Q)

371 In random plural words discussion, we had a pretty long discussion yesterday at work if it is computer mice or computer mouses.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (mf5HN)

372 Boehner needs to stiffen up and show us what a swell guy he is.

Posted by: J. Random FisCon at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (YYJjz)

373 #BlackBirdLivesMatter

Posted by: heckyl at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (L6/+u)

374 Things I just wonder sometimes:

What do you think Charlie Crist is doing today?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (659DL)

375 363
one for Colin Powell??

Mia?

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (XzRw1)

376 Has anybody bought a vowel yet?

Posted by: zombie at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (K4YiS)

377 My prediction:

In the casino, the house always wins and marks always lose; however, in the House, the DC establishment always wins and citizens always lose!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (fL/7/)

378 "Cookie Monster just got a vote."



Speaking of convictions, the man likes his cookies and will stop at nothing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (LA7Cm)

379 What's with these protest/non-Congress-critter votes? Is Mickey Mouse getting any votes, too?

Posted by: redsweater at January 06, 2015 12:52 PM (D1VBf)

380 Mockingbirds.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (kff5f)


Splitter.

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 12:52 PM (h6Mpm)

381 Vote for me! I would be the perfect speaker of the House!

Posted by: Sam Kinison's Ghost at January 06, 2015 12:52 PM (uSAVP)

382 All of those kids make me think this is going to go fast for boehner....

Posted by: Draki at January 06, 2015 12:52 PM (0eidE)

383 How did John Carter vote?

Carter of Georgia voted for Boner.

Posted by: scottst at January 06, 2015 12:52 PM (v+8+I)

384 You're all on my list.

Posted by: John Boehner at January 06, 2015 12:52 PM (Tj+s6)

385 Fire on the Mountain. Run, boys, run!
The Devil's in the house of the rising sun;
Chicken's in the bread pan picking out dough.
Granny, does your dog bite? No, child, no.

Posted by: X at January 06, 2015 12:52 PM (KHo8t)

386 Duncan, SC for Gowdy

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 06, 2015 12:52 PM (2vRRd)

387 if it is computer mice or computer mouses.


micii

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2015 12:52 PM (659DL)

388 I've heard that Boehner has the backing of the national hot rod association.

Posted by: J. Random FisCon at January 06, 2015 12:52 PM (YYJjz)

389 Thanks for the links, artisanal!

Posted by: votermom at January 06, 2015 12:52 PM (cbfNE)

390 Glad the Congresscritters are having so much fun this this vote.

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 12:52 PM (AkOaV)

391 Swallow gets my vote.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 06, 2015 12:52 PM (YAgfG)

392 In random plural words discussion, we had a pretty long discussion yesterday at work if it is computer mice or computer mouses.


Meeses.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 06, 2015 12:53 PM (0HooB)

393 369
What's worse: sparrows or starlings?


Magpies.

Posted by: Heckle & Jeckle at January 06, 2015 12:53 PM (XzRw1)

394 Link at 311 has it (remove 2 spaces) and a running tally too.

Posted by: scottst at January 06, 2015 12:53 PM (v+8+I)

395 if it is computer mice or computer mouses.

External pointing devices.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:53 PM (kff5f)

396 Watching CSPAN is like watching flies fuck.

Posted by: Jeff Goldblum's Throbbing Throbbiness at January 06, 2015 12:53 PM (bUmSq)

397 The vote for Colin Powell was from a democrat.

Yeah, they finally figured that shit out eh?

Posted by: prescient11 at January 06, 2015 12:53 PM (q5APL)

398 Fincher abstained? That little shit!

Posted by: Country Singer at January 06, 2015 12:53 PM (8hctH)

399 Thank heavens that tax-loving fool Jazz Shaw isn't voting, or Krispie Kreme would be on the list.

Posted by: MTF at January 06, 2015 12:53 PM (LISuA)

400 "I've heard that Boehner has the backing of the national hot rod association."


Punchline....?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 06, 2015 12:53 PM (LA7Cm)

401 In random plural words discussion, we had a pretty long discussion yesterday at work if it is computer mice or computer mouses.

Mousen?

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 12:53 PM (h6Mpm)

402 376 Has anybody bought a vowel yet?
Posted by: zombie at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (K4YiS)

heh

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 12:53 PM (rn/hC)

403 This "uprising" is like all the others..... Same results......

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 12:54 PM (Bn6aD)

404 41 No one expects the Boehner Retaliation.
Posted by: eleven at January 06, 2015 12:01 PM (Ae7K+)

It's the comfy chair for you eleven!

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 06, 2015 12:54 PM (xtpUs)

405 What do you think Charlie Crist is doing today?

a hooker on top of a pile of Krispy Kremes on Jerry Jones's yacht

Posted by: Charlie Crist at January 06, 2015 12:54 PM (Tj+s6)

406 Glad the Congresscritters are having so much fun this this vote.

It'd be funny if in all this "fun" they accidentally pushed it to a second round of voting, and there was a "preference cascade" against Boehner.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:54 PM (kff5f)

407 Fincher abstained? That little shit!
Posted by: Country Singer at January 06, 2015 12:53 PM (8hctH)


Naw, finches are cool. I like finches.

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 12:54 PM (h6Mpm)

408 392 In random plural words discussion, we had a pretty long discussion yesterday at work if it is computer mice or computer mouses.


Meeses.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 06, 2015 12:53 PM (0HooB)

I used to say mouses, the industry has now decided it's "mice".

I kind of prefer meeses though.

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 12:54 PM (AkOaV)

409 As long as they're not crows.

Posted by: Pretty much any character from GoTs at January 06, 2015 12:54 PM (MYCIw)

410 If they hit 36 votes without Boehner's name on them, then Boehner is going to have to send out his guys to cut deals on the floor - before the vote closes. Hold on to your wallets, taxpayers.

Posted by: Jean at January 06, 2015 12:54 PM (TETYm)

411 I'm gonna guess without looking that Costello of Pennsylvania voted for Boehner.

Posted by: votermom at January 06, 2015 12:54 PM (cbfNE)

412 Mockingbirds are mean little shits, on par with blue jays.
Much like our betters in DC.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 06, 2015 12:54 PM (Dhdnu)

413 The sweetest thing ever would be to have Mark Levin as Speaker.

Posted by: prescient11 at January 06, 2015 12:54 PM (q5APL)

414 At least today's going the way I expected.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at January 06, 2015 12:54 PM (fwARV)

415 What's worse: sparrows or starlings?


Mockingbirds.




Mockingjays.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 12:54 PM (HmfMS)

416 #OrangeLivesMatter

Posted by: John Boehner's Liver at January 06, 2015 12:55 PM (pmzey)

417 I have to drive someone else with me to the game tonight, and we can't leave until three, so BBQ in Burlington is out. Shit. At least I've got some rotisserie chicken leftovers, that'll have to do.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 06, 2015 12:55 PM (2cS/G)

418 "a hooker on top of a pile of Krispy Kremes on Jerry Jones's yacht"



Yeah, but what kind of hooker?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 06, 2015 12:55 PM (LA7Cm)

419 395 if it is computer mice or computer mouses.

External pointing devices.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:53 PM (kff5f)

That's a mouse with an afro.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2015 12:55 PM (2Ojst)

420 In the 'G's and no one has a Majority

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 12:55 PM (/eTPT)

421 Gowdy no vote?

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 12:55 PM (AkOaV)

422 Betrayed by our reps again, eh?

Day ending in "y" in other words.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 06, 2015 12:55 PM (DT3rQ)

423 "Cookie Monster just got a vote."

Cookie Monster speaks for me.

http://tinyurl.com/l9gm6a4

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2015 12:55 PM (noWW6)

424 Bullfinchers!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2015 12:55 PM (L6/+u)

425
371 In random plural words discussion, we had a pretty long discussion yesterday at work if it is computer mice or computer mouses.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 06, 2015 12:51 PM (mf5HN)


Touchscreens! Touchscreens only! Just use your fingers! Why would you ever want fine motor control of a small image when you can just stick your hand up there to block a large portion of the screen!

Posted by: Windows 8 designers at January 06, 2015 12:55 PM (zt+N6)

426 The sweetest thing ever would be to have Mark Levin as Speaker.

My schadenboner would last for 2 years.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:56 PM (kff5f)

427 What's worse: sparrows or starlings?


Mockingbirds.




Mockingjays.Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 12:54 PM (HmfMS)

Jabberjays

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at January 06, 2015 12:56 PM (fwARV)

428 My vote is for Zombie Breitbart.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 12:56 PM (MYCIw)

429 It'd be cool to have Ben Stein calling the roll

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 12:56 PM (/eTPT)

430 I think Gowdy just voted for himself???

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 06, 2015 12:56 PM (2vRRd)

431 Boehner has to remember that these people he's threatened, whether they get committee assignments or not are in a position to fuck up everything he proposes.

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2015 12:48 PM (/aRVf)

Nah, it will be reconciliation time afterwards at the free bar!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 06, 2015 12:56 PM (fL/7/)

432 Federal Reserve system designed by a Republican?

Not if what you mean by republican is a republican office holder.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at January 06, 2015 12:56 PM (9lTjk)

433 Real pushback would be a 3rd party....deny the GOP the Presidency.

It's the only way.

Posted by: pam at January 06, 2015 12:56 PM (cgrL5)

434 410 If they hit 36 votes without Boehner's name on them, then Boehner is going to have to send out his guys to cut deals on the floor - before the vote closes. Hold on to your wallets, taxpayers.
Posted by: Jean at January 06, 2015 12:54 PM (TETYm)

It's a majority of who is present, right? Because some people are voting present and some people are not there, that's got to change the numbers... no?

In other words, Boehner probably asked Pelosi to have a few dems forget to set their alarms this morning if it lowered the threshold of how many votes he needs.

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 12:56 PM (AkOaV)

435

I hate crows.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at January 06, 2015 12:56 PM (zKUiX)

436 The Vote: Is on CSPAN, momentarily.


If not for longer.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 06, 2015 12:57 PM (oKE6c)

437 THIS WORKS!
Thanks.
http://www.c-span.org/video/?323523-1/us-house-opening-114th-congress&live

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 12:57 PM (rn/hC)

438 micii
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2015 12:52 PM (659DL)


Dammit. If I'd thought of that, I would have used it. I very nearly did put meeses in there just to see if anyone would notice.

Allen, I was going to go with external pointing devices but it was pretty apparent that would woosh right over the heads of the people involved, what with being told "We keep the tv things and the typing things and the mouse but not the box".

I blinked and then was all "Do you mean the monitors, keyboards and computer mouse will stay but the desktop unit itself is not included?"

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 06, 2015 12:57 PM (mf5HN)

439 I had a mockingbird living outside my window for a year once.

It'd start rockin' and rollin' about 4 am everyday.

Those things are a trip.

Posted by: eleven at January 06, 2015 12:57 PM (Ae7K+)

440 It'd be cool to have Ben Stein calling the roll

"Boehner... Boehner... anyone...?"

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:57 PM (kff5f)

441 while we are waiting....The father of one of the cops shot last night in NYC, says he and his son are not happy that DeCommio came to the Hospital. I guess they are not not fans of that SOB

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 06, 2015 12:57 PM (Zmw74)

442 GOP Congress critters are like cattle to the slaughter

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 06, 2015 12:58 PM (Zmw74)

443 429 It'd be cool to have Ben Stein calling the roll

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 12:56 PM (/eTPT)


Very much this.

Posted by: redsweater at January 06, 2015 12:58 PM (D1VBf)

444 387 if it is computer mice or computer mouses.


Meeses.

Posted by: Snagglepuss at January 06, 2015 12:58 PM (uSAVP)

445 Has Garrett Grsves voted yet? He is my freshman rep and I figure he is an establishment butt boy.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 06, 2015 12:58 PM (f7eH8)

446 Me want cookie!

But me NOT want your tax dollars.

Me believe in free markets. Me want government out of your life.

Vote for me! (chomp chomp chomp)

Posted by: Cookie Monster at January 06, 2015 12:58 PM (7ObY1)

447 >>>Isn't "amirite" a mineral made of fossilized giant rhino shit?<<<

It's a type of crystalline glass used in D.C. to make Johnny Walker decanters.

Posted by: Fritz at January 06, 2015 12:58 PM (UzPAd)

448 Allen, I was going to go with external pointing devices but it was pretty apparent that would woosh right over the heads of the people involved, what with being told "We keep the tv things and the typing things and the mouse but not the box".

Which would have made it that much more fun.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:58 PM (kff5f)

449
In random plural words discussion, we had a pretty long discussion yesterday at work if it is computer mice or computer mouses.

Meece.

Duh.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 06, 2015 12:58 PM (JtwS4)

450 GOP Congress critters are like cattle to the slaughter
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 06, 2015 12:58 PM (Zmw74)


Moo?

Posted by: GOP congresscritter at January 06, 2015 12:58 PM (h6Mpm)

451 Posted by: Cookie Monster at January 06, 2015 12:58 PM (7ObY1)

I could vote for that platform.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:59 PM (kff5f)

452 Meece.


I hate meeces to peeces...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 12:59 PM (Bn6aD)

453 So we're up to 14 others and a present.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 12:59 PM (MYCIw)

454 Moo?


Baaaah! Baaaah!

Posted by: The GOPe at January 06, 2015 12:59 PM (7ObY1)

455 415 What's worse: sparrows or starlings?


I can smell you, Clarice.

Posted by: Hannibal Lecter at January 06, 2015 12:59 PM (uSAVP)

456 Me want cookie! But me NOT want your tax dollars. Me believe in free markets. Me want government out of your life. Vote for me! (chomp chomp chomp)
Posted by: Cookie Monster

Screw all that. I demand everything. NOW.

Posted by: Big Bird is giving you him/her/itself at January 06, 2015 12:59 PM (Spluw)

457 Issa voted for boner....

Posted by: Draki at January 06, 2015 12:59 PM (0eidE)

458 Baah Baah ---fucking sheep

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 06, 2015 12:59 PM (Zmw74)

459 A Vote for hairy Pecker is a Vote for America!

Posted by: Ron Jeremy at January 06, 2015 12:59 PM (YAgfG)

460 GOP Congress critters are like cattle to the slaughter
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 06, 2015 12:58 PM (Zmw74)

Moo?

Posted by: GOP congresscritter at January 06, 2015 12:58 PM (h6Mpm)

Cattle have more integrity!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 06, 2015 01:00 PM (fL/7/)

461 Jaundice skin and booze blushed skin equals Orange!

Posted by: John Boehner's Liver at January 06, 2015 01:00 PM (pmzey)

462 I had a mockingbird living outside my window for a year once. It'd start rockin' and rollin' about 4 am everyday.
Those things are a trip.



41 different sounds. Have one by the house that has an affinity for car alams and ambulances.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 01:00 PM (HmfMS)

463 Real pushback would be a 3rd party....deny the GOP the Presidency. It's the only way.
Posted by: pam at January 06, 2015 12:56 PM (cgrL5)


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


I've resisted this idea for a long time, but I think you're right.

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2015 01:00 PM (/aRVf)

464 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 06, 2015 12:57 PM (mf5HN)

Of course, I'm the person who calls Weatherford, TX "The shallow place in the meteorological condition."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 01:00 PM (kff5f)

465
>>>Isn't "amirite" a mineral made of fossilized giant rhino shit?<<<

It's a type of crystalline glass used in D.C. to make Johnny Walker decanters.

Those aren't mutually exclusive.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2015 01:00 PM (L6/+u)

466 We can be guaranteed that Boehner will be solidly behind Obama in everything he does.

Posted by: J. Random FisCon at January 06, 2015 01:00 PM (YYJjz)

467 It'd be cool to have Ben Stein calling the roll

Boehner?

Boehner?

Boehner?

Boehner?

Boehner?

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 06, 2015 01:00 PM (MbqmP)

468 92-87 Boner so far

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 01:00 PM (/eTPT)

469 Boehner: 93
Non-Boehner: 89

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 06, 2015 01:00 PM (wtvvX)

470 And personally, I am happy that Sir Topim Hat's son is calling roll.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 01:00 PM (MYCIw)

471 Screw this. Somebody better put up a pointy elbow thread.

Posted by: Guy What Likes Boobehs at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (bUmSq)

472 YEA! My Rep. voted for Jim Jordan .... Is That Michale's brother?

At least it's not Bohner.

Posted by: Howard Cosell at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (QGbEp)

473 Now go get your shine box conservatives!

Posted by: John Boehner at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (pmzey)

474 92-87 Boner so far



Are we surprised...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (Bn6aD)

475 Real pushback would be a 3rd party....deny the GOP the Presidency. It's the only way.
Posted by: pam at January 06, 2015 12:56 PM (cgrL5)


And put a democrat back in the White House? Not unless it's SMOD

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (Zmw74)

476 Issa voted for boner....
Posted by: Draki at January 06, 2015 12:59 PM (0eidE)


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


Of course he did.

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (/aRVf)

477 The game is afoot. A rather stinky foot, I might add...

Posted by: Mike Hammer at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (F2IAQ)

478 97-94

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (wtvvX)

479 Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 06, 2015 01:00 PM (wtvvX)

And what's the break-point? Anyone know?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (kff5f)

480 King voted Boehner? I thought he was against him?

Well he is an asshole anyway

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (Zmw74)

481 It's 97-80 Boehner and we're in the Ki's.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (fwARV)

482 360 Cookie Monster just got a vote.
Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 12:50 PM (ZPrif)


I haven't watched Sesame Street in a long time. Is he a vegan now?

Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (zoehZ)

483 98-97

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (wtvvX)

484 Any count on how the Stupid party is voting, as opposed to the dems cutting their jolly capers?

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 06, 2015 01:02 PM (Spluw)

485 Elmo like tickle fights. Elmo like all kinds of boondoggles. And teenage boys. Ha-ha-ha-ha.

Posted by: Elmo at January 06, 2015 01:02 PM (Dhdnu)

486 "King of Iowa." "King of New York."
I picture royalty; gotta laugh at something, here.

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 01:02 PM (rn/hC)

487 470 And personally, I am happy that Sir Topim Hat's son is calling roll.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 01:00 PM (MYCIw)


Something about "Congress" and "really useful" isn't jiving here.

Posted by: redsweater at January 06, 2015 01:02 PM (D1VBf)

488 Even if the worst happens. The silver lining is that 2 more years of Boehner is a resounding success for team "Help it Burn".

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at January 06, 2015 01:02 PM (zauWW)

489 I hate crows.


Up Yours, Buddy.

Posted by: John Snow at January 06, 2015 01:02 PM (YAgfG)

490 King of NY

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 06, 2015 01:02 PM (Zmw74)

491 I do like tree sparrows.

Their chirping their heads off at the slightest sign of the sun drives some people nuts.

But I like the l'il buggers. They don't fly south, they hang around all winter here in frozen WNY. Tree Sparrows don't care. And on the rare sunny day, I kind of like hearing them chirping away outside my window.

With their winter fuzz on, they look like fat little gray Easter Peeps.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 06, 2015 01:02 PM (7ObY1)

492 Which would have made it that much more fun.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 12:58 PM (kff5f)



Yeah, right up until I was the one who would have to mediate that argument.


This is the part where I tell the story about being asked by one of my psychopathic former bosses to convert some video from a tape into digital format. I said sure no problem and then he told me that he needed all 45 minutes of it done before the focus group that started in 20 minutes. I told him that was not possible to do. He told me I had to do it. I told him that, sorry, not physically possible to do.

He rolled his eyes at me and told me of course I could. Just hit fast forward.

I just stared at him in response. I mean. Yeah.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 06, 2015 01:03 PM (mf5HN)

493 Dear Computers R Us. Send me one Mouse.

p.s. Send me another one.

Moron Hordling

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 06, 2015 01:03 PM (uSAVP)

494 >>while we are waiting....The father of one of the cops shot last night in
NYC, says he and his son are not happy that DeCommio came to the
Hospital. I guess they are not not fans of that SOB

Did de Blasio visit with cameras (use the injured cop as a prop) or come on his own?

De Blasio is also just making it worse by instructing everyone to just ignore those cops who are protesting. Funny, some protests are more equal than others, huh? I mean, he should just tolerate the inconvenience of the police turning their backs because it takes challenging power to bring about change. Or so Obama told us not long ago...

Posted by: Lizzy at January 06, 2015 01:03 PM (ABcz/)

495 if they re-elect Boner, why not just Pelousy back in charge instead?

either one is obviously dead set on giving Buckwheat the Dimwitted everything he wants...

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 06, 2015 01:03 PM (vIjYi)

496 401 reps in attendace today. Boehner needs 201.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 06, 2015 01:03 PM (wtvvX)

497 106-107.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at January 06, 2015 01:03 PM (fwARV)

498 Anybody hear who Lamborn voted for? Work got in the way.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 06, 2015 01:03 PM (vgIRn)

499 Those are congresscritter children there on the floor, or is this a Jeffery Epstein sponsored event?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 01:03 PM (/eTPT)

500 "Something about "Congress" and "really useful" isn't jiving here"

The answer is clearly to send them to the smelter.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 01:03 PM (MYCIw)

501 I haven't watched Sesame Street in a long time. Is he a vegan now?
Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (zoehZ)


I hear he looked Michelle Obama in the eyes & hasn't touched a scrap of food since. Just sits there whispering, "The Hunger! The Hunger!"

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 06, 2015 01:03 PM (MbqmP)

502 106-108

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 06, 2015 01:03 PM (wtvvX)

503 Screw these guys and their boosters who feed off them.

Posted by: Y-not, crazy hobbit at January 06, 2015 01:03 PM (9BRsg)

504 The House Reader--or whatever--looks disgusted at these people.

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (rn/hC)

505 Mia Love sold out.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (8hctH)

506 "The King of Iowa" was on the same album with "The Giant of Illinois."

Posted by: The Handsome Family at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (UlJ3l)

507 don't forget, if Boehner goes, the GOP will get blamed for everything that goes wrong (or right). On the other hand, if Boehner stays, the GOP will still get blamed for everything but the MSM will praise Boehner for opposing the crazies who actually sound like they remember why the GOP got to control the House in the first place.

Posted by: mallfly at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (bJm7W)

508 425

Touchscreens! Touchscreens only! Just use your fingers! Why would you ever want fine motor control of a small image when you can just stick your hand up there to block a large portion of the screen!

Posted by: Windows 8 designers at January 06, 2015 12:55 PM (zt+N6)


Couldn't have said it better, brothers!

Posted by: Ubuntu Unity and Gnome 3 designers at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (AFsCH)

509 It's 97-80 Boehner and we're in the Ki's.
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (fwARV)
Speaking of Ki's . .

Anybody else just mildly annoyed that the "ay-oh" of "yippie-ay-oh-ki-yay" got eviscerated by Bruce Willis in the Die-Hard movies?

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (h6Mpm)

510 Being from NorCal I don't have a horse in this race so I can't get mad at My Rep, because I don't have a Rep...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (Bn6aD)

511 "Issa voted for boner...."

Issa owes Agent Orange for that plum committee assignment last time round, at the Oversight Committee. The one that Issa handled so brilliantly.

Wherein Issa let Lois Lerner reel off a lengthy nonspecific assertion of total innocence and THEN have her suddenly clam up and take the Fifth when specific questions were put to her. Genius. Sheer genius.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (noWW6)

512 I just stared at him in response. I mean. Yeah.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 06, 2015 01:03 PM (mf5HN)



It better have been a metric fuckton of money.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (da5Wo)

513
"King of Iowa." "King of New York."

About eight times in the last week I've heard someone quote something smart and responsible from "Rep. Steven King" and I always go "whu whu whu?" and then remember that there's another one from out in the corn belt.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (JtwS4)

514 Elmo! Woohoo! Elmo!

Posted by: harry reid's parrot at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (L6/+u)

515 Love voted for boehner?

Posted by: Draki at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (0eidE)

516 Wonder if Lynn Jenkins ha voted yet and if so, how?

Posted by: teej says go K-State at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (9lTjk)

517 Barrel?

Or no barrel?

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (h6Mpm)

518 And what's the break-point? Anyone know?
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (kff5f)

Well, I suck at math but Boehner needs a majority. I don't know how many are present today.

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 01:05 PM (AkOaV)

519 Im sure Boehner has the votes or this vote wouldnt be happening right now

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 01:05 PM (AkOaV)

520 116-116

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 06, 2015 01:05 PM (wtvvX)

521 Yoho?

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 01:05 PM (MYCIw)

522 It's the "Duke of New York...A Number One"

I thought I killed him?

Posted by: Snake Pliskin at January 06, 2015 01:05 PM (QGbEp)

523 501 I haven't watched Sesame Street in a long time. Is he a vegan now?
Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (zoehZ)


Have u ever danced with Katy Perry by the pale moonlight?

Posted by: Elmo at January 06, 2015 01:06 PM (uSAVP)

524 116-116


Pelosi?

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 01:06 PM (Bn6aD)

525 Yeah, right up until I was the one who would have to mediate that argument. This is the part where I tell the story about being asked by one of my psychopathic former bosses to convert some video from a tape into digital format. I said sure no problem and then he told me that he needed all 45 minutes of it done before the focus group that started in 20 minutes. I told him that was not possible to do. He told me I had to do it. I told him that, sorry, not physically possible to do. He rolled his eyes at me and told me of course I could. Just hit fast forward. I just stared at him in response. I mean. Yeah.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 06, 2015 01:03 PM (mf5HN)


This video is more for how meetings are for engineers. But based on your story I get the feeling you will love it.

http://youtu.be/BKorP55Aqvg

Posted by: buzzion at January 06, 2015 01:06 PM (zt+N6)

526 482 360 Cookie Monster just got a vote.
Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 06, 2015 12:50 PM (ZPrif)

I haven't watched Sesame Street in a long time. Is he a vegan now?
Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2015 01:01 PM (zoehZ)

No, but he doesn't sing the "C is for cookie" song anymore. Instead the food Nazis have him singing some crap about cookies being a "sometimes food."

Posted by: Insomniac at January 06, 2015 01:06 PM (2Ojst)

527 Barrel for what?

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 01:06 PM (rn/hC)

528 Love voted for boehner?

Posted by: Draki at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (0eidE)


yes

Posted by: Country Singer at January 06, 2015 01:06 PM (8hctH)

529
Screw these guys and their boosters who feed off them.
You must really hate winter sparrows, Y-Not.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2015 01:06 PM (L6/+u)

530 I can understand Mia Love voting for Boehner; I don't like it but I understand it. If plum committee assignments are on the line and she wants to move up the ranks and she think Boehner's going to win sh sure as heck is going to vote for him.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 01:07 PM (DXzRD)

531 >>Elmo! Woohoo! Elmo!

I would think Elmo presents competition for Hairy - seeing as the voice actor has been found to bad-touch little boys.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 06, 2015 01:07 PM (ABcz/)

532 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 06, 2015 01:03 PM (mf5HN)

You should have started from the end of the tape. That way it converts backwards and you gain time.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2015 01:07 PM (Zu3d9)

533 Mia Love sold out eh???

Not a promising start, frankly.

Posted by: prescient11 at January 06, 2015 01:07 PM (q5APL)

534 130-121. Uh oh...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 06, 2015 01:07 PM (wtvvX)

535 Oh and in other news, the 10 yr Tbill is below 2%.

Posted by: Draki at January 06, 2015 01:07 PM (0eidE)

536 This is the part where I tell the story about being asked by one of my psychopathic former bosses to convert some video from a tape into digital format. I said sure no problem and then he told me that he needed all 45 minutes of it done before the focus group that started in 20 minutes. I told him that was not possible to do. He told me I had to do it. I told him that, sorry, not physically possible to do.


And of course, any failure would've been all your fault instead of the psychopathic former boss who has no clue how any of this works.

I like money, but I don't miss working for people like that. Last few bosses were just like that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 06, 2015 01:07 PM (0HooB)

537 Old cookie monster... C is for cookie


New cookie monster...C is for cucumber....

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 01:07 PM (Bn6aD)

538
Yoho?
Anna?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2015 01:08 PM (L6/+u)

539 Dave Brat's lookin' good!

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 01:08 PM (rn/hC)

540 Nadler: Shrimp Salad.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2015 01:08 PM (659DL)

541 Gotta shovel the driveway
Bbl

Posted by: votermom at January 06, 2015 01:08 PM (vCCWj)

542 Tree Sparrows don't care.

Tiny feathered honey badgers, in other words?

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 01:08 PM (h6Mpm)

543 I assme a tie goes to the runner

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 01:08 PM (/eTPT)

544 Looks like an NBA All-Star Game score...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 06, 2015 01:08 PM (wtvvX)

545 Ted Nugent voted for Webster

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 01:09 PM (/eTPT)

546 Im sure Boehner has the votes or this vote wouldnt be happening right now

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 01:05 PM (AkOaV)

When he's sober, he is a cunning politician!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 06, 2015 01:09 PM (fL/7/)

547 I like money, but I don't miss working for people like that. Last few bosses were just like that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 06, 2015 01:07 PM (0HooB)


I've got one of those now, but she's also incompetent, racist, petty and vindictive.

I can't find a new job to save my life.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at January 06, 2015 01:09 PM (fwARV)

548

YOHO PREDICTS BOEHNER LOSS ON FIRST BALLOT AS SOUTH CAROLINA'S JEFF DUNCAN JOINS THE CHARGE

...

breitbart

if only

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 06, 2015 01:09 PM (IXrOn)

549 It better have been a metric fuckton of money.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (da5Wo)



At that point it was.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at January 06, 2015 01:09 PM (mf5HN)

550 The others just got to 20

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 01:09 PM (MYCIw)

551 Napolitano (sp.?) is the Ann Richards sorta lookalike.

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 01:09 PM (rn/hC)

552 HERE TO DELIVER JUSTICE TO THE HOUSE CHAMBER! VOTE FOR ME! OOKLA THE MOK FOR SENATE MAJORITY LEADER!

Posted by: Thundarr the Barbarian at January 06, 2015 01:09 PM (Dhdnu)

553 When he's sober, he is a cunning politician!

So that explains why he is such a shitty politician.... hiccup...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 01:09 PM (Bn6aD)

554 Barrel for what?
Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 01:06 PM (rn/hC)


I flubbed the close-italic code. Pixy loves me and wants me to drink beer, however, so it's all good.

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 01:09 PM (h6Mpm)

555 94 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2015 12:08 PM (da5Wo)

Congratulations to baby Sophia Rose, mama, daddy, and the whole family!

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at January 06, 2015 01:09 PM (0RdKg)

556
Whip count:
Said prior to 2014 election that they would vote against Boehner
Rep. Jody Hice (Ga.) (freshman)

JIM LOCKWOOD SHOW jimlockwoodshow
jodyhice just showed he is a liar and went back on his campaign promise. He voted for #Boehner for #Speaker. #gapol




Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 06, 2015 01:10 PM (kdS6q)

557 this is BS

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 06, 2015 01:10 PM (7vjeC)

558 139-132.

21"Other" votes in that...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 06, 2015 01:10 PM (wtvvX)

559 Live feed

http://www.c-span.org/video/?323523-1/us-house-opening-114th-congresslive

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 06, 2015 01:10 PM (Zu3d9)

560 Time to bong some scotch!

Posted by: John Boehner at January 06, 2015 01:10 PM (pmzey)

561 Don't blame me. I voted for Kodos.

Posted by: LibertarianJim at January 06, 2015 01:10 PM (CMbMd)

562 Boehner up by eight. We may need to go for the 2 point conversion

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 01:10 PM (/eTPT)

563 dems are going for pelosi like lemmens. they don't a have a full brain between the lot of them

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 06, 2015 01:10 PM (Zmw74)

564 Love voted for boehner?
Posted by: Draki at January 06, 2015 01:04 PM (0eidE)

yes

Posted by: Country Singer at January 06, 2015 01:06 PM (8hctH)


That must be some kind of record for selling out.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2015 01:10 PM (zF6Iw)

565 I can understand Mia Love voting for Boehner; I don't like it but I understand it. If plum committee assignments are on the line and she wants to move up the ranks and she think Boehner's going to win sh sure as heck is going to vote for him.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 01:07 PM (DXzRD)


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


Yeah, to hell with the Constitution she just swore to uphold.

Mia: "I'm getting mine, baby? I'm getting mine"!

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2015 01:10 PM (/aRVf)

566
I've got one of those now, but she's also incompetent, racist, petty and vindictive.
You work for Moochelle, WN?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2015 01:10 PM (L6/+u)

567 143-138

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 06, 2015 01:10 PM (wtvvX)

568 Congratulations to baby Sophia Rose, mama, daddy, and the whole family!

A new Baby... Now that's good news! Congrats!

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 01:10 PM (Bn6aD)

569 "Other" only has 21 and we're almost through the P's.

This one seems to be locked up.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at January 06, 2015 01:11 PM (fwARV)

570 Touchscreens! Touchscreens only! Just use your fingers! Why would you ever want fine motor control of a small image when you can just stick your hand up there to block a large portion of the screen!

Posted by: Windows 8 designers at January 06, 2015 12:55 PM (zt+N6)



I have a touchscreen laptop. To me it just seems like a fad.

I wouldn't be surprised if in 5 years the touchscreen thing dies out.

Or I could be completely wrong as usual.

Posted by: eleven at January 06, 2015 01:11 PM (Ae7K+)

571 Boehner up by eight. We may need to go for the 2 point conversion
Posted by: Buzzsaw90

I got this! i know just what to do.

Posted by: zombie Pittsburgh Steelers at January 06, 2015 01:11 PM (Spluw)

572 Hearing the name "Pelosi" over-and-over is a micro-aggression.

*mute*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) at January 06, 2015 01:11 PM (16bOT)

573 Lauren:

Others at 20 now? Hmmmm.

Posted by: prescient11 at January 06, 2015 01:11 PM (q5APL)

574 Whew. 22

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2015 01:11 PM (659DL)

575 Thanks for the updates, Tex. Hope springs eternal. For a few more minutes anyway.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 06, 2015 01:11 PM (2cS/G)

576 554 Barrel for what?
Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 01:06 PM (rn/hC)

I flubbed the close-italic code. Pixy loves me and wants me to drink beer, however, so it's all good.
Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 01:09 PM (h6Mpm)

ha

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 01:12 PM (rn/hC)

577 I, for one, welcome our orange overlords.

Posted by: zombie at January 06, 2015 01:12 PM (K4YiS)

578 Mia: "I'm getting mine, baby? I'm getting mine"!
---
She is now of the Body

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 01:12 PM (/eTPT)

579 But why would people expect that politicians
newly elected to the House are going to go against Boehner-particulay if words gets out that they'll be punished if they don't?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 01:12 PM (DXzRD)

580 153-143.

Runnin' out of time...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 06, 2015 01:12 PM (wtvvX)

581

BOEHNER COULD FACE BIGGEST SPEAKER REVOLT SINCE 1923

he doesn't give a sh*t


breitbart

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 06, 2015 01:12 PM (IXrOn)

582 If Boehner wins we will probably eventually learn that right after the mid-terms he read the writing on the wall. Jamming the Crapulous through was part of the deal to get Pelosi to help him keep the office. He uses Democrat methods because he takes their instructions to get their help.

Posted by: Inane Blathering at January 06, 2015 01:12 PM (aPWyt)

583 If nominated, I will not run.
If elected, I will not serve.

Posted by: Ookla the Mok at January 06, 2015 01:12 PM (ZPrif)

584 572 Hearing the name "Pelosi" over-and-over is a micro-aggression.

*mute*
Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) at January 06, 2015 01:11 PM (16bOT)

I think that's a full-fledged aggression.

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 01:12 PM (rn/hC)

585 23

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2015 01:12 PM (659DL)

586 "jodyhice just showed he is a liar and went back on his campaign promise."


Sorry for Hice's constituency. Did we elect quite a few all talk, no action limp noodles in the GOP this last election?


*Yes, yes, I know the answer*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 06, 2015 01:13 PM (LA7Cm)

587 Who likes Stephanie? Will Johnny go to the prom? Tee hee.

This is circle jerk distraction bullshit. It's not going anywhere. Knowing the GOPe it's on purpose just to stir up some drama and make people think the whole thing isn't a ckufing con.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 06, 2015 01:13 PM (oFCZn)

588 Gotta shovel the driveway
Bbl



Bend with the knees!!!

Snow shoveling is about the worst thing for a back there is.

Posted by: eleven at January 06, 2015 01:13 PM (Ae7K+)

589 It is depressing to me is that the "New Guard" have known since November that this vote for Speaker would come up, yet their attempt at a coup is on the order of a public high school election campaign. They did this after having been sold out by Boehner and McConnell on the Cromnibus so they could not weigh in on the year's budget. Very positive sign for the future!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 06, 2015 01:13 PM (fL/7/)

590 23 others. Those dems being absent just may make the difference. Freaking bastards (and I'm talking about the GOP who surely arranged it.)

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 01:13 PM (MYCIw)

591 Sorry if everyone knows this but me: Why is red the dominant color all the wimmens are wearing?

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 01:13 PM (rn/hC)

592 There is a statue of Daniel Webster in Central Park.

At least it doesn't bend over.

Posted by: Oschisms at January 06, 2015 01:13 PM (uqV2n)

593 165-145. It was fun while it lasted...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 06, 2015 01:13 PM (wtvvX)

594 Treachery and corruption win the day yet again

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 06, 2015 01:13 PM (7RXcs)

595 23 for others. Is 29 still the number to hit or is everyone else just as bad at math as me?

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 01:14 PM (AkOaV)

596 OK, when do they pull off the rubber masks to reveal they're all Martin Landau?

Posted by: zombie at January 06, 2015 01:14 PM (K4YiS)

597 At least liberals are as sick as we are today. So we got that going for us.

Posted by: Pmzey at January 06, 2015 01:14 PM (pmzey)

598 Is it true that Gowdy abstained?

Doesnt the anti-Boehner crowd need more votes for every abstention because the majority threshold is lowered?

Posted by: Elize Nayden at January 06, 2015 01:14 PM (HFZKK)

599 Rush voted for Pelosi...it's bizarro world

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 01:14 PM (/eTPT)

600
Rich shamtown

I like all the new Congressmen going for Boehner. Shows how fruitless your idiotic support of the GOP was. #FireBoehner




Buh -- buh -- but -- biggest majority?!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 06, 2015 01:14 PM (kdS6q)

601

In honor of this farce vote, I shall eat a bologna sandwich.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 06, 2015 01:14 PM (IXrOn)

602
>>>Sorry if everyone knows this but me: Why is red the dominant color all the wimmens are wearing?


That's how they got Dillinger.

Posted by: LibertarianJim at January 06, 2015 01:14 PM (CMbMd)

603 Further proof that there is no representation.

Posted by: T. Jeff. at January 06, 2015 01:14 PM (/Ho8c)

604 I have a touchscreen laptop. To me it just seems like a fad. I wouldn't be surprised if in 5 years the touchscreen thing dies out. Or I could be completely wrong as usual.
Posted by: eleven at January 06, 2015 01:11 PM (Ae7K+)


Yeah I hope so too. Look its great for smart phones and tablets, because of their size, and you don't want to be lugging around peripherals. And for laptops its kind of borderline in being effective. But for actual desktops? Just no. Don't you get ticked off when you notice smears and finger prints on your monitor, and now you want to make that a guarantee?

Posted by: buzzion at January 06, 2015 01:14 PM (zt+N6)

605 Paul Ryan just voted Boehner

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 01:14 PM (MYCIw)

606 But why would people expect that politicians newly elected to the House are going to go against Boehner-particulay if words gets out that they'll be punished if they don't?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 01:12 PM (DXzRD)


One would expect that politicians elected to stop the Obama agenda would realize that Boehner is the main reason that agenda has seen such success and would at least hold true to principle instead of voting for the Crying Cheeto and singing "Movin' On Up!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2015 01:14 PM (zF6Iw)

607 He deserves to be deposed, but probably won't. Look at how Nancy Pelosi has been able to cling to power with her talons despite being such a disaster in the job. Its about power, contacts, and political maneuvering, not merit or conduct.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 06, 2015 01:15 PM (39g3+)

608 time to fap

Posted by: John Boehner at January 06, 2015 01:15 PM (Tj+s6)

609 591 Sorry if everyone knows this but me: Why is red the dominant color all the wimmens are wearing?
Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 01:13 PM (rn/hC)

Red pops on TV. They want to be able to be picked out of a crowd.

Or maybe its a power color, who knows?

Women... amirite?

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 01:15 PM (AkOaV)

610 @ 586 - "Did we elect quite a few all talk, no action limp noodles in the GOP this last election?"

I don't know about the rest of them, but Boehner is going stand solid.

Posted by: J. Random FisCon at January 06, 2015 01:15 PM (YYJjz)

611 C'mon, people, keep with the running updates -- many of us can't get the video to play (and would refuse to watch it even if we could).

Posted by: zombie at January 06, 2015 01:15 PM (K4YiS)

612
>>>In honor of this farce vote, I shall eat a bologna sandwich.


It's taco salad day here.

Posted by: LibertarianJim at January 06, 2015 01:15 PM (CMbMd)

613 Paul Ryan just voted Boehner

Not a surprise....


Worst choice for VP We ever had...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 01:15 PM (Bn6aD)

614 Hey, America, go fuck yourselves.

@AP: BREAKING: White House says President Obama would veto Keystone pipeline legislation.

Posted by: Barack Obama at January 06, 2015 01:15 PM (ZPrif)

615 Can't we stop voting for 3 minutes?


Time Out!

Posted by: Andy Reid at January 06, 2015 01:15 PM (v+8+I)

616 I expect my representative to do what I would do, which is why I ran against him once. Oh gawd that sucked, will gladly support primary challengers but I'll never do it again.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at January 06, 2015 01:15 PM (zauWW)

617 I wouldn't be surprised if in 5 years the touchscreen thing dies out.

It did. Our library had touchscreens back in the mid-1980s. They worked okay, but I don't think the librarians liked cleaning nose goblins & such off of them all the time.

Stupid ideas keep coming around again & again though.

Posted by: Vote Bull-Moose Party at January 06, 2015 01:15 PM (MbqmP)

618 556
Whip count:
Said prior to 2014 election that they would vote against Boehner
Rep. Jody Hice (Ga.) (freshman)

JIM LOCKWOOD SHOW jimlockwoodshow
jodyhice just showed he is a liar and went back on his campaign promise. He voted for #Boehner for #Speaker. #gapol




Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 06, 2015 01:10 PM (kdS6q)

Someone should go by his house and stick a bunch of For Sale signs in the year and get some pictures.

Posted by: Jean at January 06, 2015 01:16 PM (TETYm)

619 Ewww. Was that Debbie Whatserface?

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 01:16 PM (rn/hC)

620 Did Botox Nancy vote for herself?

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at January 06, 2015 01:16 PM (zxQ4h)

621 591 Sorry if everyone knows this but me: Why is red the dominant color all the wimmens are wearing?
Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 01:13 PM (rn/hC)


Harlots. Jezebels.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 06, 2015 01:16 PM (vgIRn)

622 Spoiler Alert -- I'm gonna win.

Posted by: John Boehner at January 06, 2015 01:16 PM (ZPrif)

623 515
Love voted for boehner?

Did you think she would vote otherwise?

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 06, 2015 01:16 PM (XzRw1)

624
I wouldn't be surprised if in 5 years the touchscreen thing dies out.


Yeah. I want to raise my arm up to touch a screen each and every time I want to do something instead of resting my arm on the desk (or couch in this case) to use less muscles.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 06, 2015 01:16 PM (0HooB)

625 F*CK YOU, BOEHNER, YOU F*CKIN' SELLOUT...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 06, 2015 01:16 PM (wtvvX)

626 Freshmen who want to be noticed should wear purple zoot suits on the floor, you know they'd pop out of the crowd on tv

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 01:16 PM (AkOaV)

627 Do the Representatives from Chicago get to vote twice, like in real life?

Posted by: zombie at January 06, 2015 01:16 PM (K4YiS)

628 24 others

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 01:16 PM (MYCIw)

629 "Jamming the Crapulous through was part of the deal to get Pelosi to help him keep the office. He uses Democrat methods because he takes their instructions to get their help."

Precisely so.

Johnny Boy is the Democrats' most favoritest GOP Speaker evah.

Twitter yesterday was full of various institutional-left megaphones loudly working to delegitimize all of the potential Boehner challengers as kooky nut cases.

They wouldn't have rushed to the ramparts to defend Agent Orange so diligently if they weren't quietly figuring he was a good deal for their side.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2015 01:16 PM (noWW6)

630 The end of the alphabet has all the power here. Vote for other than Boner early and you're identified as a turncoat.

But late voters get to decide if it's a winning effort before they vote.

Posted by: scottst at January 06, 2015 01:17 PM (v+8+I)

631 I wouldn't be surprised if in 5 years the touchscreen thing dies out.


Sensors implanted in your brain.

It'll open the 18 apps you were thinking about before it opens the one you needed to open, but isn't that better than a mouse, really?

Posted by: HR at January 06, 2015 01:17 PM (/kI1Q)

632 Missed it by "that much"?

Posted by: Meremortal at January 06, 2015 01:17 PM (1Y+hH)

633 I think people vote their main interests first. The only thing that might change their mind is if there were pitch forks and lanterns down at Capitol Hill.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 01:17 PM (DXzRD)

634 Fun fact: C-Span's website already has Boehner's swearing-in scheduled for 3 PM on their daily calendar.

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at January 06, 2015 01:17 PM (YYJjz)

635 25

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2015 01:17 PM (659DL)

636 25 others.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2015 01:17 PM (MYCIw)

637 Up to 25 now & 1 present.
WTF is it with Ds for Pelosi?

Posted by: Carol at January 06, 2015 01:17 PM (sj3Ax)

638 186 B
142 P
25 other
1 present

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 01:17 PM (rn/hC)

639 Nood Boneher

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 06, 2015 01:17 PM (Mxs5H)

640 186 Boner / 143 Pelosi / 25 Other / 1 Present

Posted by: timin203 acting as a stenographer at January 06, 2015 01:18 PM (AkOaV)

641 186-170.

DO YOU WANT THE TORTURE TO STOP?????

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 06, 2015 01:18 PM (wtvvX)

642 Time Out!
Posted by: Andy Reid at January 06, 2015 01:15 PM (v+8+I)


IMPOSTOR!

Andy Reid doesn't call timeouts.

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 01:18 PM (h6Mpm)

643 Looks like he'll cover the spread

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 06, 2015 01:18 PM (/eTPT)

644 Twitter yesterday was full of various institutional-left megaphones
loudly working to delegitimize all of the potential Boehner challengers
as kooky nut cases.



They got a lot of uptwinkles from people who call themselves conservatives, too.

Posted by: HR at January 06, 2015 01:18 PM (/kI1Q)

645 We pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our Sacred honor to these principles!

Living language is a wonderful thing!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 06, 2015 01:18 PM (fL/7/)

646 Is the number still 29? Or did the funeral jack that up?

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 06, 2015 01:18 PM (2cS/G)

647 So, if Love and Hice hadn't sold out, we'd be up to 27 now?

Huh.

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 06, 2015 01:18 PM (7Kbxu)

648 Further proof that there is no representation.

Well, it is Rapey Tuesday...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Native American at January 06, 2015 01:19 PM (0HooB)

649 620 Did Botox Nancy vote for herself?
Posted by: SE Pa Moron at January 06, 2015 01:16 PM (zxQ4h)

Yep, and she laughed and smiled and giggled.

Posted by: m at January 06, 2015 01:19 PM (rn/hC)

650 I hate disagreeing with you, T9, but the US in it's
present form is over. The split is already happening. And it's been
happening in earnest since 2009. Too many differences between regions.



And I don't think the split will be in the form of states leaving
the union, rather than the Urban centers splitting from the rural and
suburban.Personally, I can't abide anymore with people who have no
knowledge and/or respect for the Consitution. It's become unlivable.

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2015 12:27 PM (/aRVf)


s'ok. I get the sentiment. and dagnabbit I'm like 2 inches from where you are. But. Never Quit.

Never Quit.

Posted by: TangoNine at January 06, 2015 01:19 PM (x3YFz)

651
>>>It'll open the 18 apps you were thinking about before it opens the one you needed to open


16 screens of pr0n, the HQ, and sports scores.

Posted by: LibertarianJim at January 06, 2015 01:19 PM (CMbMd)

652 194 Boner / 150 Pelosi / 25 Others / 1 Present

Posted by: timin203 acting as a stenographer at January 06, 2015 01:19 PM (AkOaV)

653 I think people vote their main interests first. The only thing that might change their mind is if there were pitch forks and lanterns down at Capitol Hill.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 06, 2015 01:17 PM (DXzRD)


If it hasn't happened by now, it's never going to happen. I'm willing to bet that, by 2030, we'll have full-fledged political prisons in this country and there still will be no revolt.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2015 01:19 PM (zF6Iw)

654 Wonderful news about beautiful baby Sophia Rose! What a little sweetheart. Thank you for sharing!

Posted by: Chilling the most at January 06, 2015 01:19 PM (wWs6x)

655 "Snow shoveling is about the worst thing for a back there is."

it's going to be 80*F or so here today...

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 06, 2015 01:19 PM (7vjeC)

656 Well a lot of "people" are afraid to rock the boat so to speak... All We can do is try to hold the Orange Mans feet to the fire.... Hasn't worked so far but you never know....

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 01:19 PM (Bn6aD)

657 I'm calling it for Boehner

Posted by: timin203 acting as a stenographer at January 06, 2015 01:20 PM (AkOaV)

658 Stupid ideas keep coming around again again though.

Posted by: Vote Bull-Moose Party at January 06, 2015 01:15 PM (MbqmP)
This election, we need to find a moderate conservative who won't scare away the majority of voters.


Posted by: Republican Party at January 06, 2015 01:20 PM (AC0lD)

659 200 B
155 P
25 O
1 present

Posted by: timin203 acting as a stenographer at January 06, 2015 01:20 PM (AkOaV)

660 "Twitter yesterday was full of various institutional-left megaphones
loudly working to delegitimize all of the potential Boehner challengers
as kooky nut cases."

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

Yeah, I noticed the same thing on Facebook yesterday. What would these idiots do if they had to ever argue something on the merits rather than just call any Republican "crazy"?

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 06, 2015 01:20 PM (7Kbxu)

661 We are hoping that Michelle Obama or Barney Frank win this. That way we can continue to show everyone we still hate Bush.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at January 06, 2015 01:20 PM (Sd++4)

662
200-178

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at January 06, 2015 01:20 PM (fwARV)

663 If it hasn't happened by now, it's never going to happen. I'm willing to bet that, by 2030, we'll have full-fledged political prisons in this country and there still will be no revolt.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 06, 2015 01:19 PM (zF6Iw)



Baaaah!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 06, 2015 01:20 PM (fL/7/)

664 165-145 is also the score of the simulated National Championship game between Oregon and TCU.

Posted by: Sportscaster in a Plaid Jacket at January 06, 2015 01:20 PM (Ks4nX)

665 The House is populated by a bunch of flexible containers of vinegar and water.

Posted by: Lord Duschebag at January 06, 2015 01:21 PM (xtpUs)

666 >>BREAKING: White House says President Obama would veto Keystone pipeline legislation.

Um, hasn't that train already left the station - Canada has found another willing partner?

But, yeah, this little veto threat is so very SCOAMFy!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 06, 2015 01:21 PM (ABcz/)

667 Yep, this was planned to be "close" but for Boehner to win. No doubt about it.

Posted by: timin203 acting as a stenographer at January 06, 2015 01:21 PM (AkOaV)

668 I wouldn't be surprised if in 5 years the touchscreen thing dies out.


Sensors implanted in your brain.
It'll open the 18 apps you were thinking about before it opens the one you needed to open,



And take you to brazziers and jizzhut at the most inopportune times.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2015 01:21 PM (HmfMS)

669
Twitter yesterday was full of various institutional-left megaphones loudly working to delegitimize all of the potential Boehner challengers as kooky nut cases.
Please, torquewrench, no spoilers from Malor Abbey and the new season. I recorded it but haven't watched yet.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2015 01:21 PM (L6/+u)

670 205 boner
157 pelosi
27 other
1 present

in the w's

Posted by: timin203 acting as a stenographer at January 06, 2015 01:21 PM (AkOaV)

671 THE SPARROWS WIN THE PENNANT!
THE SPARROWS WIN THE PENNANT!
THE SPARROWS WIN THE PENNANT!
THE SPARROWS WIN THE PENNANT!

Posted by: filbert at January 06, 2015 01:22 PM (h6Mpm)

672 28 others...

Posted by: timin203 acting as a stenographer at January 06, 2015 01:22 PM (AkOaV)

673 Yoho, Yoho, a pirate's life for me.

Posted by: redsweater at January 06, 2015 01:22 PM (D1VBf)

674
They really did have 29 'other' votes before Love broke.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at January 06, 2015 01:22 PM (fwARV)

675 28 others...
==========

So Love and Hice would have made 30?

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 06, 2015 01:23 PM (7Kbxu)

676 ...And they're done.

They put in a hard days work, time to hit the bar.

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 01:23 PM (AkOaV)

677 Okay, on the touch-screen thing.

No one expects you to use *just* the touch-screen in place of your mouse. No one. However, as Scott Hanselman points out, my keyboard short-cuts and touch-screen will beat your point & click for speed (at anything more than a level or two down) every day of the week.

I'm not a huge fan of touch-screen desktops either, but for laptops (especially convertables) they're really useful. And in my line of work, fast navigation many levels down is a big thing.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 06, 2015 01:23 PM (kff5f)

678 23 others. Those dems being absent just may make the difference. Freaking bastards (and I'm talking about the GOP who surely arranged it.)

"The GOP" arranged for Mario Cuomo to die?

Someone alert Alex Jones.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 06, 2015 01:23 PM (6n9hn)

679 Well lets see if any treachery happens when they call the slackers who forgot to vote, like Boehner.

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 01:23 PM (AkOaV)

680 Rat bastards....

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 01:24 PM (Bn6aD)

681 People need to stop assuming rural and suburban will be divided from Urban in some break up of nation. The progressives have been pushing "loyal democrat voters" out of the projects and into suburbia for over a decade now. Why do you think there was a housing bubble. It will be street to street and house to house.

Posted by: Achilles at January 06, 2015 01:24 PM (TpeIH)

682 Oh, Crenshaw was in the wings with a vote for Boner if needed.

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 01:24 PM (AkOaV)

683 Yep, this was planned to be "close" but for Boehner to win. No doubt about it.

Posted by: timin203 acting as a stenographer at January 06, 2015 01:21 PM (AkOaV)


Better yet, the GOPe has now flushed out the truly principled, although somewhat naive, unruly representatives and can proceed to crush them, one by one! Not one of these people will get a dime from the RNC next time up!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 06, 2015 01:25 PM (fL/7/)

684 I read that Boner promised to only be a one and done Speaker. Is that true?

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 01:25 PM (Bn6aD)

685 ...another boehner vote

Posted by: timin203 at January 06, 2015 01:25 PM (AkOaV)

686 O/T: State Dept tweets their respects to people killed by terrorists, including a photo montage ---except two of those pictured are alive and could use some assistance from State to be released.
Hello, any adults there?????

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/ state-dept-wishes-rip-living-captives-terrorists_823245.html

(remove space)

Posted by: Lizzy at January 06, 2015 01:26 PM (ABcz/)

687 All You who have a Rep. who voted for Boner should melt their phone lines...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at January 06, 2015 01:26 PM (Bn6aD)

688 And take you to brazziers and jizzhut at the most inopportune times.


::laffs like tard::

Posted by: eleven at January 06, 2015 01:28 PM (Ae7K+)

689 I am not prejudice but I cannot vote for a 'Orange Man".

Posted by: Buster Hymandd at January 06, 2015 01:29 PM (Sd++4)

690 Calling for last reps to "come to the well" and vote. Boner would go but he prefers call drinks.

Posted by: scottst at January 06, 2015 01:30 PM (v+8+I)

691 Nood on the voting results etc.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2015 01:32 PM (L6/+u)

692 The Republic is lost..

Posted by: Paladin at January 06, 2015 01:33 PM (QGbEp)

693 Too many Dems went to Cuomo funeral.

Not enough Democrats for thexample fake conservatives and their stooges.

Posted by: Ragnar at January 06, 2015 01:35 PM (gDdDs)

694 We stillare bothered by Bush lying and the next Speaker should call for Bush's arrest today.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at January 06, 2015 01:36 PM (Sd++4)

695 Too many Dems went to Cuomo funeral.

Not enough Democrats for thexample fake conservatives and their stooges.

Posted by: Ragnar at January 06, 2015 01:35 PM (gDdDs)


The upside...Cuomo funeral.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 06, 2015 01:36 PM (FMbng)

696 Sophia Rose!! What a beautiful name for a beautiful new life.

Best to all the family.

Posted by: JTB at January 06, 2015 02:14 PM (FvdPb)

697 The bad news is that Boehner was the best of a weak field in 2011 and that still holds true today because it takes several terms for any newcomer to build the various networks needed to get elected Speaker.

The good news is that the class of 2010 grows in skill and relationships with each passing day.

Trey Gowdy didn't vote because his flight was cancelled and he couldn't make it. His statement of support for Boehner is a masterful non statement. It's a tough job, it takes years of preparation and no one came out against Boehner during the conference in November, blah, blah, blah. It's all about the institution and devoid of any personal praise.

Boehner is going to be looking over his shoulder a lot in the next two years.

Posted by: NC Mountain Girl at January 06, 2015 02:38 PM (VSCux)

698 Escort girls http://REGMODELS.RU

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