Nancy Pelosi Admits Defeat By Pulling the Infrastructure Bill, But Refuses to Admit Defeat

She keeps babbling that they're closer to ever to having the votes to pass the bill.

They're so close to a compromise that the Democrats had to play into the "Democrats in Civil War" headlines by pulling a must-pass bill, and not making any announcement as to when a vote will be had.

I figured they'd mutually agree to re-schedule the vote for next week. But nope.

And note that a lot of the moderates have said that they wanted the vote to happen by this past Monday, or they wouldn't vote for it at all.


Facing an embarrassing defeat at the hands of progressives in her party, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was forced to cancel a vote on a Senate-passed $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill Thursday.

Democratic leadership failed to garner the support needed for passage after the party's far-left flank vowed to block the measure until there is movement on a sweeping $3.5 trillion social spending bill.

The feud threatens two of President Bidenís top legislative priorities and has so far confounded party leaders, senior congressional staffers, and White House aides who have sought a solution.

Pelosi had insisted all week that the infrastructure legislation would come up for a vote Thursday. She had initially promised moderate members of her conference who supported that measure that it would be voted on by Sept. 27, but allowed the deadline to slide as she sought to placate progressives who wanted to vote on the larger bill first.

The speaker was confident earlier Thursday that the $1.2 trillion bill would pass on her schedule, despite minimal whipping efforts from House Democratic leaders.

"I do not plan on not doing anything," she told reporters when asked if she would delay the vote. "I plan on moving forward in a positive direction. I'm only envisioning taking it up and winning."

Hours later, the speaker sought to put a positive spin on what she called a "productive and crucial day".

"Discussions continue with the House, Senate and White House to reach a bicameral framework agreement to Build Back Better through a [$3.5 trillion] reconciliation bill," Pelosi wrote in a so-called "Dear Colleague" letter.

...

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement that the two sides were "closer to an agreement than ever. But we are not there yet, and so, we will need some additional time to finish the work, starting tomorrow morning first thing."

That was, get this, another lie from the Norms-Restoring, Honesty-Prizing Biden White House.

Jazz Shaw at Hot Air has an amusing and accurate take on this: Pelosi finds new, creative ways to pretend the infrastructure bill is almost ready to pass.

Despite all the happy-talk, and the repeated insistence that "conversations were happening," Jazz Shaw points out that those "conversations" consisted of people hardening their positions, not softening them and seeking compromise.

That all sounds great until you stop and listen to what each of the factions was actually saying. During an interview with Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal yesterday afternoon, she was asked about the reconciliation bill and how far down she would be willing to come to move it forward so her caucus could vote for the infrastructure bill. It was an obvious reference to Joe Manchin's recently revealed memo saying he was looking to trim it down to $1.5 trillion. Her response was to ask what Manchin was "willing to give up" to bring the price tag down. She went on to list a number of progressive spending priorities that were clearly not going to be on the table for removal.

But Manchin isnít budging either. And the House Progressive Caucus didnít cough up a single person on camera willing to say that there was a compromise number in the works, nor did they suggest that they were ready to go along with the infrastructure package without getting what they want for the reconciliation bill.

Meanwhile, the usual Republicans joined the Democrats to pass the continuing resolution to keep the government operating in the absence of a budget.

They also still have to vote to raise the debt ceiling by October 18th.

Charles Schumer really wants to have Republican cover on the vote to raise the debt ceiling. Democrats refused to vote for that when Republicans were in control of Congress, and now McConnell is returning the favor.

By the way: Given that we all know it will be raised and that the Uniparty wants it to be raised, does it really matter who formally votes for it?

This is the kind of shit McConnell busies himself over instead of getting actual conservative priorities passed.

Remember when he allowed the Democrats to pass Obamacare, despite not having enough Democrats present to end the filibuster, in exchange for an agreement to force the Democrats to vote for the debt increase near prime-time?

Does anyone remember the epochal political rewards we reaped for that McConnell manuever?

I do remember Obamacare being passed because of McConnell's weakness. And that we all live with Obamacare today because of this.

But hey, we got that prime-time vote that no media propagandists worried too much about because of course they didn't.

In any event, Schumer proposed that the Senate could just ask for unanimous consent on the debt-raising bill, and then that would result in the measure being passed with no one's actual vote being recorded.

McConnell objected, so they'll have to have the vote.

Update: Commenters say McConnell's tactic is more clever and effective than I credited it as:

85 65 50 My understanding is that McConnell is trying to force the Dems to raise the debt ceiling via reconciliation, which would kill any hope of negotiating a compromise with Manchin and Sinema; the Dems would lose the reconciliation option for their boondoggle of a spending bill, and there's no way they'd get enough GOP votes for it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 01, 2021 11:27 AM (jOcSX)

I will say, this is one of those times McConnell's knowledge of the Senate rules and knowing how to play them comes in handy.
Posted by: redchief at October 01, 2021 11:29 AM (Kab4E)

Agreed. This is Peak Mitch for me. Unfortunately, he only shows that kind of creativity when it comes to blocking something. When he's in the leadership, that creativity disappears; unless you count 'creative ways of blocking Trump' as a skill.
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1 1st!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 01, 2021 11:19 AM (m+jkK)

2 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at October 01, 2021 11:20 AM (mE/kz)

3 Maybe staff is taking calls and reading e-mails?

Posted by: BignJames at October 01, 2021 11:20 AM (AwYPR)

4 2nd!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 01, 2021 11:20 AM (m+jkK)

5 2nd?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 01, 2021 11:20 AM (Y+l9t)

6 OK, not 2nd, but I nooded below.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 01, 2021 11:20 AM (m+jkK)

7 Pelosi *is* mentally unstable.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:20 AM (bDqIh)

8 !t'll be a good day when that drunken witch keels over.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at October 01, 2021 11:20 AM (sQPrG)

9 She's tired of all the winning.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 01, 2021 11:20 AM (63Dwl)

10 *waves to sharon*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 01, 2021 11:21 AM (m+jkK)

11 Good Morning, Ace.

Posted by: garrett at October 01, 2021 11:21 AM (Fo6R/)

12 Who Shit My Coat-Tails!?

Posted by: Joe Biden at October 01, 2021 11:22 AM (Fo6R/)

13 "Not the hill to die on"~ GOPe (probably)

Posted by: Flyguy at October 01, 2021 11:22 AM (3sOO0)

14 Prepare to be massively disappointed.

Again.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 01, 2021 11:22 AM (BFigT)

15 >>Meanwhile, the usual Republicans joined the Democrats to pass the continuing resolution to keep the government operating in the absence of a budget.


OH THANK GOD

We wouldn't want the bureaucrat class, many of whom have been responsible for continually shutting down our jobs, our schools, our restaurants, our sports and entertainment venues to - gasp! - face a shutdown themselves!!

It would be just too much for these people to worry about the next paycheck coming, would be too much to bear for these pampered idiot tyrants.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:23 AM (bDqIh)

16 I sense a whole lot of bloviating discourse happening in D.C.

Posted by: IC at October 01, 2021 11:23 AM (hV9ir)

17 Facing an embarrassing defeat at the hands of progressives in her party, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

Is this idiot saying Pelosi isn't a progressive?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 01, 2021 11:23 AM (m+jkK)

18 By the way: Given that we all know it will be raised and that the Uniparty wants it to be raised, does it really matter who formally votes for it?
++++
Maybe. To the mid-fos.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 01, 2021 11:23 AM (+IIqY)

19 The Senate GOP caucus is a revered institution by all right-thinking Americans, and not an object of ridicule!

Posted by: Senator Boneless Pork Rectum (R-UT) at October 01, 2021 11:23 AM (1c5s7)

20 well, one little piece of good news on a friday

unless they deem it passed at 11.58 tonight...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 01, 2021 11:23 AM (8D42x)

21 The costumes and plot aren't nearly interesting enough for Kabuki, and the actors are too slimy and unattractive for all but the most sordid soaps.

Just another day in occupied America.

Posted by: trev006 at October 01, 2021 11:24 AM (Eqkqm)

22 She still talking to that fat twat Milley?

Posted by: mr tmz at October 01, 2021 11:24 AM (m/Gc2)

23 I'm surprised the Dems haven't bought off Manchin yet.

They must be running out of tight-buttocked, lean young boys.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 01, 2021 11:24 AM (2JVJo)

24 Is this idiot saying Pelosi isn't a progressive?

She's not, at least in the way that the Squad are. She's there for the graft, the ideology is just a means to that end.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 01, 2021 11:24 AM (ZGrMX)

25 Let's not start sucking each other's dicks yet. Sorry Garrett.

It will be dead when Nanzi is in the ground.

Posted by: flounder at October 01, 2021 11:24 AM (KnJdm)

26 Current FedGiv Status: Ham and eggers will continue to comfortably afford ham and eggs.

Crisis averted! Carry on, wage slaves, they need your tax "revenue" now more than ever, more bennies in the pipelines for people who are not you.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:24 AM (bDqIh)

27 Pelosi is drunk.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 01, 2021 11:24 AM (ptqGC)

28 The thing I hate most about this game are the stakes on the table.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 01, 2021 11:25 AM (V6f9+)

29 I want Biden's agenda to crash and burn and die. horrible fiery death.

Posted by: IC at October 01, 2021 11:25 AM (hV9ir)

30 "Free" daycare, college, and all kinds of goodies for illegal aliens and fake refugees is now "infrastructure."

Is there anything that isn't infrastructure?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 01, 2021 11:25 AM (k4dH2)

31 So we're not going to find out what's in it?

Posted by: wth at October 01, 2021 11:25 AM (v0R5T)

32 I'm surprised the Dems haven't bought off Manchin yet.

They must be running out of tight-buttocked, lean young boys.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 01, 2021 11:24 AM (2JVJo)


Manchin knows he has power here, and it sounds like Schumer made a bunch of promises and is now trying to go back on them. I can see Manchin holding firm.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 01, 2021 11:25 AM (jOcSX)

33 Is this idiot saying Pelosi isn't a progressive?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 01, 2021 11:23 AM (m+jkK)

She represents the moderate faction of the democrat party.

Posted by: flounder at October 01, 2021 11:25 AM (KnJdm)

34 I don't really have any doubts Republicans will fold on all of this and cluck about how it will help them in the midterms.

We could have easily defunded Obamacare before it got off the ground when Republicans took back Congress in 2010 and was DEEPLY unpopular. But they never got around to it.

Posted by: Blago at October 01, 2021 11:25 AM (PwNLq)

35 She's not, at least in the way that the Squad are. She's there for the graft, the ideology is just a means to that end.
Posted by: Ian S. at October 01, 2021 11:24 AM


Fair enough. She's defintely not a true believer in the sense the Squat are, but given the way she votes, it hardly matters.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 01, 2021 11:25 AM (m+jkK)

36 25 Let's not start sucking each other's dicks yet. Sorry Garrett.

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Oh snap!

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 01, 2021 11:25 AM (ptqGC)

37 Meanwhile, the usual Republicans joined the Democrats to pass the continuing resolution to keep the government operating in the absence of a budget.

Republicans being blamed for the gov't getting shut down is the most normal of all norms.

Posted by: Flyguy at October 01, 2021 11:26 AM (3sOO0)

38 I have legitimately run out of things to say. I guess it is time to relurk.

Posted by: quint at October 01, 2021 11:26 AM (EadwG)

39 :: looks into crystal ball ::

They will continue to whip the need for "infrastructure," likely by instructing the press to run more stories about "crumbling infrastructure." We will get higher frequencies of articles and segments about bridges rusting and rail capacity problems. Major traffic accidents will be reframed as "decaying infrastructure."

Sometime early next year, this will come up again, this time as a $1.5 trillion plan. It will become a campaign issue. They will try to pass it and the Republicans and a couple of Dems *not* up for re-election will block it. Its passage will be promised in the new Congress to hopefully increase numbers and dope the election fixing structure.

:: puts away crystal ball ::

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 01, 2021 11:26 AM (+IIqY)

40 I be happy with Martians flammenwaffering Congress. That would be most excellent.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 01, 2021 11:26 AM (W843Z)

41 So we're not going to find out what's in it?

Posted by: wth at October 01, 2021 11:25 AM (v0R5T)

Have to pass it, first.

Posted by: BignJames at October 01, 2021 11:26 AM (AwYPR)

42 We wouldn't want the bureaucrat class, many of whom have been responsible for continually shutting down our jobs, our schools, our restaurants, our sports and entertainment venues to - gasp! - face a shutdown themselves!!

It would be just too much for these people to worry about the next paycheck coming, would be too much to bear for these pampered idiot tyrants.
Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:23 AM (bDqIh)

Lizzy, it's not like they'd actually worry. at worst THEY would get back paychecks, if not some other funding mechanism (they're ALL essential) to ensure the deep state doesn't actually feel any pain.

meanwhile, they'll stop the service academies from playing sports, spend millions (billions?) in closing parks and keeping people out and making sure that people KNOW it was the evil gop that mad this happen. and turtle will suck dick and be totally worthless once again...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 01, 2021 11:26 AM (8D42x)

43 This is the problem with a big conspiracy: everyone has leverage over everyone else. It's hard to compel obedience and compliance because any one of them could talk and provide proof of the coup.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 01, 2021 11:26 AM (V6f9+)

44 Is there anything that isn't infrastructure?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 01, 2021 11:25 AM (k4dH2)

Infrastructure.

Posted by: flounder at October 01, 2021 11:26 AM (KnJdm)

45 It's easy to be cynical, lord knows I am, but I think it's important to recognize and applaud a victory, even a temporary one. Otherwise, the troops become overly dispirited. Let's be happy for a minute, hell, maybe even two.

Posted by: pep at October 01, 2021 11:26 AM (ZsR3z)

46 Prepare to be massively disappointed.
Again.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 01, 2021 11:22 AM


No way.

Posted by: Felix Steiner at October 01, 2021 11:27 AM (a3Q+t)

47 On the plus side, I just got my Glock 30 upper and look forward to trying it out tomorrow.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 01, 2021 11:27 AM (V6f9+)

48 Oh snap!
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 01, 2021 11:25 AM


With a lateral head bob.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 01, 2021 11:27 AM (m+jkK)

49 "I do remember Obamacare being passed because of McConnell's weakness. And that we all live with Obamacare today because of this."

I will give this to McConnell; he was able to keep every single Republican Senator on-side, with no defections to Obamacare. That single act probably took all of his political skill, and it made it possible for the Republicans to retake the majority later. For me, that was peak Mitch, and I forgave a lot of his later sins because of that action. In retrospect, while I regret my support for Mitch as much as I do my support for Bush, Bush, Dole, McCain (although I voted for Palin), and Romney, I still respect Mitch keeping the Maine Sisters on the reservation for O-care.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 01, 2021 11:27 AM (JOWnF)

50 My understanding is that McConnell is trying to force the Dems to raise the debt ceiling via reconciliation, which would kill any hope of negotiating a compromise with Manchin and Sinema; the Dems would lose the reconciliation option for their boondoggle of a spending bill, and there's no way they'd get enough GOP votes for it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 01, 2021 11:27 AM (jOcSX)

51 Let's follow the lead of the stellar Virginia GOP and ask eminent journalist Chuck Todd what to pass!

Posted by: Kevin "Mrs. Luntz" McCarthy at October 01, 2021 11:27 AM (1c5s7)

52 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl3a1hh1hHQ

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 01, 2021 11:27 AM (W2Pud)

53 I have legitimately run out of things to say. I guess it is time to relurk.

Posted by: quint at October 01, 2021 11:26 AM (EadwG)

Break up your posts.

Posted by: BignJames at October 01, 2021 11:27 AM (AwYPR)

54 If convinced that voting means nothing, please explain this scenario and outcome.

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 01, 2021 11:28 AM (7MBHe)

55 OH THANK GOD

We wouldn't want the bureaucrat class, many of whom have been responsible for continually shutting down our jobs, our schools, our restaurants, our sports and entertainment venues to - gasp! - face a shutdown themselves!!

It would be just too much for these people to worry about the next paycheck coming, would be too much to bear for these pampered idiot tyrants.
Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:23 AM (bDqIh)


To someone in the government, the greatest possible catastrophe the nation could face would be the shutdown of the government...unless, of course, shutting down the government lead to an increase in their personal wealth and power.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at October 01, 2021 11:28 AM (EjmvJ)

56 I have an idea, how about no $$ allotted for any federal purpose (except for military and even that would be sharply curtailed).

We will start over from zero.

There's gonna be some changes when I'm elected King.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 01, 2021 11:28 AM (mD/uy)

57 In retrospect, while I regret my support for Mitch as much as I do my support for Bush, Bush, Dole, McCain (although I voted for Palin), and Romney, I still respect Mitch keeping the Maine Sisters on the reservation for O-care.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 01, 2021 11:27 AM (JOWnF)


He's a snake, but he knows how to play the game. Part of why he allows the Romneys and such to stray is because it allows him to keep them in line when he thinks it really matters. Whether or not he does so for fights that we want is another matter entirely.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 01, 2021 11:28 AM (jOcSX)

58 Serious question, given how close both the house and senate are, are there moderately conservative things that are worth working for and could get passed? Is there something they could pitch to the 5% of Democrats they need, and would it be possible to get it past Pelosi and Schumer?

I mean, ignoring that they don’t bother to get such things passed when Republicans are a majority in both congresses.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 01, 2021 11:28 AM (SkRH2)

59 O for the day these people are inconsequential to our lives and our livelyhoods.

Posted by: Minuteman at October 01, 2021 11:28 AM (LaNzR)

60
Nanzi has really gotten into flashing the white power hand gesture in the past few days or so.

Drunk and turning white supremacist is no way to go through life, dunce.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 01, 2021 11:28 AM (pNxlR)

61 Of. Purse, late to last thread, but that ad for Ron Desantis? Florever Purge?! I mean, c'mon man, someone thought that was clever? What the fuck? These people are nuts.

Posted by: InCali at October 01, 2021 11:28 AM (ov5G+)

62 I think it's important to recognize and applaud a victory, even a temporary one.

Exactly my take! Crumbs are better than cookies, any day.

Posted by: John Durham at October 01, 2021 11:29 AM (1c5s7)

63 Is there anything that isn't infrastructure?
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 01, 2021 11:25 AM (k4dH2)

us, and real actual small c conservative limited govt types of people...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 01, 2021 11:29 AM (8D42x)

64 willowed

So, in effect, if you are vaccinated, the chance of getting sick with the Coof is better than 2/3 of what it would be if you were unvaxxed.

Makes you want to rush right out and get that jab, doesn't it?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 01, 2021 11:21 AM (mCy5h)

**

Either way it looks like I'll get sick from the COVID, but I 100% won't get sick from the shot.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - get vaxxed so you can be 50% protected for two months at October 01, 2021 11:29 AM (SpC+Q)

65 50 My understanding is that McConnell is trying to force the Dems to raise the debt ceiling via reconciliation, which would kill any hope of negotiating a compromise with Manchin and Sinema; the Dems would lose the reconciliation option for their boondoggle of a spending bill, and there's no way they'd get enough GOP votes for it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 01, 2021 11:27 AM (jOcSX)

I will say, this is one of those times McConnell's knowledge of the Senate rules and knowing how to play them comes in handy.

Posted by: redchief at October 01, 2021 11:29 AM (Kab4E)

66 Is there anything that isn't infrastructure?

Check the Constitution. If it's an explicitly enumerated responsibility there, it isn't infrastructure.

Posted by: pep at October 01, 2021 11:29 AM (ZsR3z)

67 I guess it's too much to hope for SMOD to send a flaming SMODling into the Capitol.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 01, 2021 11:29 AM (ptqGC)

68 >>White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement that the two sides were "closer to an agreement than ever. But we are not there yet, and so, we will need some additional time to finish the work, starting tomorrow morning first thing."


Was Psaki referring to negotiations between the Dems and GOP, or between the Dem leaders and holdouts Manchin and Sinema?

A headline I saw earlier today made it sound like the Latter -- they are pretending as if the GOP doesn't even matter. Do they?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:29 AM (bDqIh)

69 "Free" daycare, college, and all kinds of goodies for illegal aliens and fake refugees is now "infrastructure."

Is there anything that isn't infrastructure?
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 01, 2021 11:25 AM (k4dH2)
.......

Roads and bridges.

Posted by: wth at October 01, 2021 11:29 AM (v0R5T)

70 meanwhile, they'll stop the service academies from playing sports, spend millions (billions?) in closing parks and keeping people out and making sure that people KNOW it was the evil gop that mad this happen. and turtle will suck dick and be totally worthless once again...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 01, 2021 11:26 AM


Once more unto the breach, dear friends.

Posted by: Barrycades at October 01, 2021 11:30 AM (a3Q+t)

71 They must be running out of tight-buttocked, lean young boys.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 01, 2021 11:24 AM (2JVJo)

***

I saw Tight Buttocked Lean Young Boys open for Right Said Fred in Landover ...1990 I believe

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 01, 2021 11:30 AM (flINI)

72 Serious question, given how close both the house and senate are, are there moderately conservative things that are worth working for and could get passed? Is there something they could pitch to the 5% of Democrats they need, and would it be possible to get it past Pelosi and Schumer?


Manchin is calling for a bill half as big, which also includes the Hyde Amendment. There's no way that passes the House, since there are enough progressives who would rather walk away than support it. And if the Dems did pass a compromise which Manchin would be willing to support, they might very well find themselves facing the wrath of their base come 2022.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 01, 2021 11:30 AM (jOcSX)

73 I have legitimately run out of things to say. I guess it is time to relurk.
Posted by: quint at October 01, 2021 11:26 AM (EadwG)


That's never stopped me before.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 01, 2021 11:30 AM (2JVJo)

74 >> Is there anything that isn't infrastructure?

the border wall

Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:30 AM (bDqIh)

75 Turtle strenuously objects as he lays on his shell with his legs flailing wondering how to right his ship and then considers maybe that post thing would be preferable. Harumph!

Posted by: micky at October 01, 2021 11:30 AM (3byMq)

76 "I mean, c'mon man, someone thought that was clever? What the fuck? These people are nuts."

Has the tone of a Lincoln Project Hit Ad.

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 01, 2021 11:31 AM (7MBHe)

77 What is the sound of one's pants shatting?

Posted by: Joe Buddha at October 01, 2021 11:31 AM (LaNzR)

78 I will give this to McConnell;
Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 01, 2021 11:27 AM (JOWnF)

Sorry, but no. No Republican voting for OCare would have been re-elected. The thing was toxic. Massachusetts elected a Republican over OCare.

And what did they do with their new found majority, nothing.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at October 01, 2021 11:31 AM (EpDzw)

79 >> Is there anything that isn't infrastructure?


The Electric Supply Grid

Posted by: garrett at October 01, 2021 11:31 AM (Fo6R/)

80 Dear gov...stop trying to engineer my life.....fucker.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 01, 2021 11:31 AM (iWKOD)

81 Everybody will continue to pay for California's high speed rail, so you have that going for you, which is nice.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at October 01, 2021 11:31 AM (jPYOK)

82 I will give this to McConnell; he was able to keep every single Republican Senator on-side, with no defections to Obamacare. That single act probably took all of his political skill, and it made it possible for the Republicans to retake the majority later. For me, that was peak Mitch, and I forgave a lot of his later sins because of that action. In retrospect, while I regret my support for Mitch as much as I do my support for Bush, Bush, Dole, McCain (although I voted for Palin), and Romney, I still respect Mitch keeping the Maine Sisters on the reservation for O-care.
Posted by: Darrell Harris
__

I don't hate McConnell as much as some, but McConnel's victories are mostly symbolic. Voting "no" on a bill that's guaranteed to pass anyway doesn't take courage.

Repealing or defunding ObamaCare DOES take courage, he never had a victory there.

I will say, McConnell getting RBG's replacement so close to an election was a masterstroke and I'll tip my hat on that one. he was good on judges, but conservtaive judges just don't mean all that much it seems.

Posted by: Blago at October 01, 2021 11:31 AM (PwNLq)

83 From Franklin Graham:

I'm sure the people of Ohio are losing sleep over this! The California Attorney General has banned all state-funded travel to Ohio because Ohio protects doctors and medical professionals from being forced to perform medical procedures that violate their conscience or religious beliefs.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 01, 2021 11:31 AM (mD/uy)

84 " I guess it's too much to hope for SMOD"

How do you know Biden isn't SMOD?

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 01, 2021 11:31 AM (7MBHe)

85 65 50 My understanding is that McConnell is trying to force the Dems to raise the debt ceiling via reconciliation, which would kill any hope of negotiating a compromise with Manchin and Sinema; the Dems would lose the reconciliation option for their boondoggle of a spending bill, and there's no way they'd get enough GOP votes for it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 01, 2021 11:27 AM (jOcSX)

I will say, this is one of those times McConnell's knowledge of the Senate rules and knowing how to play them comes in handy.
Posted by: redchief at October 01, 2021 11:29 AM (Kab4E)

Agreed. This is Peak Mitch for me. Unfortunately, he only shows that kind of creativity when it comes to blocking something. When he's in the leadership, that creativity disappears; unless you count 'creative ways of blocking Trump' as a skill.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 01, 2021 11:32 AM (JOWnF)

86 >>How do you know Biden isn't SMOD?


Shit
My
Own
Dungarees

Posted by: Joe Biden is SMOD at October 01, 2021 11:32 AM (Fo6R/)

87 Either way it looks like I'll get sick from the COVID, but I 100% won't get sick from the shot.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - get vaxxed so you can be 50% protected for two months at October 01, 2021 11:29 AM (SpC+Q)

It is the neat trick of declaring only those with a booster are vaxxed now. When the cases and deaths climb in the northeast, the news will be bleating how it's all because of the unvaxxed. But it will probably be evenly split between unvaxxed and 2 times vaxxed.

Posted by: InCali at October 01, 2021 11:32 AM (ov5G+)

88 The D.C. clown car encounters a detour. No doubt they will get back on track soon.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 01, 2021 11:32 AM (Xrfse)

89 84 " I guess it's too much to hope for SMOD"

How do you know Biden isn't SMOD?
Posted by: squid_hunt at October 01, 2021 11:31 AM

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Good point.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 01, 2021 11:32 AM (ptqGC)

90 I have legitimately run out of things to say.
Posted by: quint

I sure hope that is not a firm requirement to post here.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 01, 2021 11:33 AM (mD/uy)

91 The funny part is that there is literally no amount of graft or pork that Pelosi is unwilling to pack into the bill.

Unusually, this is a rebellion of "the moderates".

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 01, 2021 11:33 AM (yQpMk)

92 >>A headline I saw earlier today made it sound like the Latter -- they are pretending as if the GOP doesn't even matter. Do they?
Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:29 AM (bDqIh)
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Only if they can't persuade Manchin and Sinema. With those two in line, Democrats have 51 votes (including Kumalotta). Without both of them, Democrats will need Romney or some other prospective traitor.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 01, 2021 11:33 AM (1c5s7)

93 She will do a end run and still get most of her wish list

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 01, 2021 11:33 AM (vWY28)

94 I do remember Obamacare being passed because of McConnell's weakness complicity .

Fixed

Posted by: kallisto at October 01, 2021 11:34 AM (DJFLF)

95 >>I mean, c'mon man, someone thought that was clever? What the fuck? These people are nuts."


What little I've seen of amateurs doing their own vaxx propaganda ads/music videos, these vaxx zealots are operating in another universe. Bananas.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:34 AM (bDqIh)

96 I have legitimately run out of things to say.


Go with "Groanings of the Spirit".

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 01, 2021 11:34 AM (yQpMk)

97 I was hoping for some Drunk Nancy video.

Posted by: garrett at October 01, 2021 11:34 AM (Fo6R/)

98 Her response was to ask what Manchin was "willing to give up" to bring the price tag down. She went on to list a number of progressive spending priorities that were clearly not going to be on the table for removal.

It'd be nice to know exactly what those progressive spending priorities are, but nobody's going to bother actually listing them, will they.

Anyone help me out here?

Posted by: Homer's Donuts at October 01, 2021 11:34 AM (HK8/E)

99 All kabuki( or bukkake and we are the unwilling....target)

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2021 11:34 AM (CYnTg)

100 Hey! Remember the last infrastructure Bill (Urkels Bill) that created so many jobs and constructed all the new super highways? What, like 12 years ago?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 01, 2021 11:34 AM (flINI)

101 I have legitimately run out of things to say.
Posted by: quint

I sure hope that is not a firm requirement to post here.
Posted by: Tonypete at October 01, 2021 11:33 AM


Hell, I haven't had much of importance to say here for years. Hasn't stopped me yet.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 01, 2021 11:34 AM (m+jkK)

102 She keeps babbling that they're closer to ever to having the votes to pass the bill.

Kinda like I'm closer than ever to making Eliza Dushku my concubine. So close, it's painful.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 01, 2021 11:34 AM (QU5/8)

103 I bet Sinema is happy that Manchin was on point for this issue and was the one sh*t on by the House. I'm sure she's hoping that the next piece of legislation or bill won't be as controversial when its her turn to play "the moderate Dem".

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at October 01, 2021 11:34 AM (TNyrE)

104 50 My understanding is that McConnell is trying to force the Dems to raise the debt ceiling via reconciliation, which would kill any hope of negotiating a compromise with Manchin and Sinema; the Dems would lose the reconciliation option for their boondoggle of a spending bill, and there's no way they'd get enough GOP votes for it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 01, 2021 11:27 AM (jOcSX)

I will say, this is one of those times McConnell's knowledge of the Senate rules and knowing how to play them comes in handy.
Posted by: redchief at October 01, 2021 11:29 AM (Kab4E)
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agreed. If, that is, he doesn't renege and get bought off.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 01, 2021 11:35 AM (1c5s7)

105 The California Attorney General has banned all state-funded travel to Ohio because Ohio protects doctors and medical professionals from being forced to perform medical procedures that violate their conscience or religious beliefs.
Posted by: Tonypete at October 01, 2021 11:31 AM (mD/uy)

Fuck California! There shouldn't be ANY state funded travel at all. We need to keep the cancer from infecting the rest of the country.

Posted by: InCali at October 01, 2021 11:35 AM (DbDQm)

106 97 I was hoping for some Drunk Nancy video.
Posted by: garrett at October 01, 2021 11:34 AM (Fo6R/)

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I always enjoy Angry Nancy struggling to keep her dentures in.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 01, 2021 11:35 AM (ptqGC)

107 I'd like to know why approximately 100k Afghanis would need $6.1 billion. That's $61,000 for each. Based on the pictures, lot of family groups will be receiving half a million dollars? This is insane. Doesn't anyone do the math?

Posted by: EveR at October 01, 2021 11:36 AM (MUpk6)

108 She will probably try to pass it by unanimous consent while the rest of Congress is at lunch.

Posted by: SMOD at October 01, 2021 11:36 AM (RHGPo)

109 I do remember Obamacare being passed because of McConnell's weakness complicity . ---


? . Did any Republican vote for it?

Posted by: Just a side note at October 01, 2021 11:36 AM (2DOZq)

110 Sen. Sinema Doubles Down on Not Supporting $3.5 Trillion Spending Bill

from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.

Posted by: SMOD at October 01, 2021 11:36 AM (RHGPo)

111 Let's not start sucking each other's dicks yet.

We have a perfectly good acronym for that in the Style Guide, you know. WLNSSEODQY.

Posted by: Winston Wolfe at October 01, 2021 11:36 AM (a3Q+t)

112 McConnell will engage in Failure Theatre until the check clears. Honestly, why would anyone support a party with such grotesque leadership? The debt ceiling will be raised and no one will give a single shit no matter how energetic the Cuck Boogie.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 01, 2021 11:36 AM (E4NQ0)

113 The thing about Obamacare is that the GOP engineered itself out of opposition. Remember that clown in MO who lost because he randomly and for no reason came out hard against abortion? They gave Dems an unassailable majority on purpose. Ann Coulter detailed it at the time.

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 01, 2021 11:36 AM (7MBHe)

114 O/T
I have some guests coming next month. It will be a big group. I thought about renting a van to make transportation easier (rather than taking some in my car and putting the rest into a cab). Cost to rent a minivan for one weekday? $185, and that's before taxes, fees and the various rental bolt-ons.

I won't be doing that, obviously. It's astonishing that these people have customers at this point. Who can afford 200 bucks a day for a minivan?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 01, 2021 11:36 AM (+IIqY)

115 Hey! Remember the last infrastructure Bill (Urkels Bill) that created so many jobs and constructed all the new super highways? What, like 12 years ago?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 01, 2021 11:34 AM (flINI)

Didn't he put Joe in charge of that? Sheriff Joe?

Posted by: BignJames at October 01, 2021 11:37 AM (AwYPR)

116 Hey! Remember the last infrastructure Bill (Urkels Bill) that created so many jobs and constructed all the new super highways? What, like 12 years ago?
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 01, 2021 11:34 AM (flINI)
........

I went out and bought a shovel, just to be ready.

Posted by: wth at October 01, 2021 11:37 AM (v0R5T)

117 103 I bet Sinema is happy that Manchin was on point for this issue and was the one sh*t on by the House. I'm sure she's hoping that the next piece of legislation or bill won't be as controversial when its her turn to play "the moderate Dem".
Posted by: Curly Shuffle at October 01, 2021 11:34 AM (TNyrE)

I, for one, don't believe that there are very many moderate Dems in the Senate. That said, I think Manchin's utility is that he's the most visible - and safest - one in the Senate now. I suspect there are at least a couple of other Dems that are squeamish about the 3.5T, but they're happy to have Manchin take the slings and arrows for them.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 01, 2021 11:37 AM (JOWnF)

118 agreed. If, that is, he doesn't renege and get bought off.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 01, 2021 11:35 AM


He's just waiting for the check to clear.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 01, 2021 11:37 AM (m+jkK)

119 Just a reminder...

This guy is President

https://youtu.be/NmRXH7RkCZQ

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 01, 2021 11:37 AM (flINI)

120 I'm sure the people of Ohio are losing sleep over this! The California Attorney General has banned all state-funded travel to Ohio because Ohio protects doctors and medical professionals from being forced to perform medical procedures that violate their conscience or religious beliefs.
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A good start

Posted by: Arizona and Nevada at October 01, 2021 11:37 AM (1c5s7)

121 What does Red China have against the Infrastructure Bill?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 01, 2021 11:37 AM (yQpMk)

122

Meanwhile radical Earth First! eco-terrorist Tracy Stone-Manning is confirmed to be the new director of the Bureau of Land Management.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 01, 2021 11:37 AM (63Dwl)

123 107 I'd like to know why approximately 100k Afghanis would need $6.1 billion. That's $61,000 for each. Based on the pictures, lot of family groups will be receiving half a million dollars? This is insane. Doesn't anyone do the math?
Posted by: EveR at October 01, 2021 11:36 AM (MUpk6)

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And they get drivers licenses. Yay! Third world donkey riders let loose on our roads.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 01, 2021 11:38 AM (ptqGC)

124 Amazing how crafty McConnell gets when the Chamber of Commerce is upset.

Posted by: EveR at October 01, 2021 11:38 AM (MUpk6)

125 >> I'd like to know why approximately 100k Afghanis would need $6.1 billion. That's $61,000 for each. Based on the pictures, lot of family groups will be receiving half a million dollars? This is insane. Doesn't anyone do the math?


IIRC, the funding covers refugees who enter through some endpoint in 2022.

So, they are expecting more. An unlimited number of more via chain migration and lord knows what other schemes.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:38 AM (bDqIh)

126 A headline I saw earlier today made it sound like the Latter -- they are pretending as if the GOP doesn't even matter. Do they?
Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:29 AM (bDqIh)

well, they're +5 in the house and even + the veep in the senate. so no they really don't need a single gop vote.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 01, 2021 11:38 AM (8D42x)

127 Doesn't anyone do the math?
Posted by: EveR at October 01, 2021 11:36 AM


We were told there would be no math.

Posted by: House of Representatives, honoring the Power of The Purse at October 01, 2021 11:38 AM (a3Q+t)

128 KGB? Nahhhh. More like KAOS in Get Smart.

Stupid dangerous.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 01, 2021 11:38 AM (iWKOD)

129 It's astonishing that these people have customers at this point. Who can afford 200 bucks a day for a minivan?

Eh, that's peanuts.

Posted by: $61k Afghan "immigrants" at October 01, 2021 11:38 AM (Xrfse)

130 I keep hoping Joe will wheel out a shovel ready inspirational speech to his esteemed Senate colleagues

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 01, 2021 11:38 AM (1c5s7)

131 They must be running out of tight-buttocked, lean young boys.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 01, 2021 11:24 AM (2JVJo)
***
I saw Tight Buttocked Lean Young Boys open for Right Said Fred in Landover ...1990 I believe
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 01, 2021 11:30 AM (flINI)

did garret take you to that show...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 01, 2021 11:38 AM (8D42x)

132 McConnell grew a spine? LOLGF

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 01, 2021 11:39 AM (dynG0)

133 Bananas.
Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:34 AM (bDqIh)

That's apple bananas! (my new expression courtesy of WaPo or XiNN or one of those)

Posted by: InCali at October 01, 2021 11:39 AM (ov5G+)

134 Meanwhile radical Earth First! eco-terrorist Tracy Stone-Manning is confirmed to be the new director of the Bureau of Land Management.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 01, 2021 11:37 AM


If a tree falls on an eco-terrorist and no one is around, do we still get to laugh?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 01, 2021 11:39 AM (m+jkK)

135 Didn't he put Joe in charge of that? Sheriff Joe?
Posted by: BignJames at October 01, 2021 11:37 AM (AwYPR)

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Don't remember... Joe cured cancer back then I think.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 01, 2021 11:39 AM (flINI)

136 I'd like to know why approximately 100k Afghanis would need $6.1 billion. That's $61,000 for each. Based on the pictures, lot of family groups will be receiving half a million dollars? This is insane. Doesn't anyone do the math?
Posted by: EveR at October 01, 2021 11:36 AM (MUpk6)
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I had a tirade about exactly this point yesterday. And on the Morning Report, I think. It's astonishing. And the number they're bandying about is 93k barbarians, so that would be closer to $68k per barbarian. But here's the thing - only about 30k of them are already here for the airlift. They're planning on 60k-65k *more* for reasons completely unexplained. On a current-population basis, it's closer to $210k per barbarian.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 01, 2021 11:39 AM (+IIqY)

137 Fuck the left

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 01, 2021 11:39 AM (GPwVZ)

138 The 100k here have at minimum 400k more "relatives" back home to bring over...

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2021 11:39 AM (CYnTg)

139 I just found out from Nancy Pelosi that the Infrastructure Bill will spend ZERO dollars! We can't have that! I was promised Trillions!

Posted by: Eric Swallowell at October 01, 2021 11:40 AM (1c5s7)

140 Third world donkey riders let loose on our roads.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 01, 2021 11:38 AM


If only that were the only way we're rode.

Posted by: Moroccan Donkey at October 01, 2021 11:40 AM (a3Q+t)

141 I am toying with the idea of trying to get a mental health exception to senile Joe's illegal vaccine EO, at least for a few months to have some time to pursue other options. Just caving in to that pervert and/or his handlers is not an option for me. But I have no idea how to find a shrink that would do this.

Going along with an illegal EO is giving me extreme anxiety, but I can't validly claim a fear of needles, I got 3 valid vaccines in the last 12 months. Who knew that wanting to reduce my odds of getting shingles and tetanus was going to put me in a box.

Posted by: paleRider at October 01, 2021 11:40 AM (pxVvf)

142 I guess it's too much to hope for SMOD"

How do you know Biden isn't SMOD?
Posted by: squid_hunt at October 01, 2021 11:31 AM (7MBHe)

no smoking crater?

yet, at least...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 01, 2021 11:40 AM (8D42x)

143 Now, now. It's not dead, just indefinitely delayed. We just aren't tuned in to Nancy's nuance.

Posted by: Cornpop at October 01, 2021 11:41 AM (l7udz)

144 2 senators cannot be allowed to defeat what 48 senators and 210 House members want. We must stand with the working families of our country. We must combat climate change. We must delay passing the Infrastructure Bill until we pass a strong Reconciliation Bill.

- Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 1, 2021

Posted by: SMOD at October 01, 2021 11:41 AM (RHGPo)

145 I do think 2022 is shaping up to be worse for Dems than 2010.

As much as I hate to admit it, Obama was still relatively popular and was effective with the bully pulpit his first 2 years. Biden is the exact opposite.

Posted by: Blago at October 01, 2021 11:41 AM (PwNLq)

146 no smoking crater?

yet, at least...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 01, 2021 11:40 AM


Soon...

Posted by: Lactose at October 01, 2021 11:42 AM (m+jkK)

147 I'm sorry for math on the blog at 136. Here's a pretty girl as an act of contrition:
https://is.gd/nWd9KX

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 01, 2021 11:42 AM (+IIqY)

148 I'd like to know why approximately 100k Afghanis would need $6.1 billion. That's $61,000 for each.
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Well, there will be some overhead costs needed, to eliminate waste fraud and abuse. And stuff. Don't worry your pretty little head about it, though.

Posted by: Democrat Patronage Jobs Forevah! at October 01, 2021 11:42 AM (1c5s7)

149 Who can afford 200 bucks a day for a minivan?

Your rulers, serf, that's who.

Now take the bus like a good little slave.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 01, 2021 11:42 AM (2JVJo)

150 How many livers has she gone through?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 01, 2021 11:43 AM (wAnMi)

151 There was a piece on the Fox site this a.m. about some "humanitarian" group in TX that was boasting about how it has been "sponsoring" these Haitian groups that have been coming here illegally from various South American countries.

Some border state should pass a law that requires any organization, group, and/or individual who aids any person to enter the U.S. illegally will have joint/several liability for reimbursing the state for any expenses the state incurs if the illegal alien remains in the state, and shall also reimburse the state for the cost of prosecuting/incarcerating the illegal alien if the illegal alien is convicted of a state crime in the state.

Since the federal government won't stop this shit, the states should take action. If these "humanitarian" groups want to flood the country with third-world poor, they should be the ones paying the price for it, not taxpayers.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 01, 2021 11:43 AM (k4dH2)

152 I guess it's too much to hope for SMOD"

How do you know Biden isn't SMOD?
Posted by: squid_hunt at October 01, 2021 11:31 AM (7MBHe)

no smoking crater?

yet, at least...

Did you check his basement?

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 01, 2021 11:43 AM (7MBHe)

153 2 senators cannot be allowed to defeat what 48 senators and 210 House members want. We must stand with the working families of our country. We must combat climate change. We must delay passing the Infrastructure Bill until we pass a strong Reconciliation Bill.

- Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 1, 2021
Posted by: SMOD at October 01, 2021 11:41 AM


Fuck you, Bernie, you commie prick. Does that work for you?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 01, 2021 11:43 AM (m+jkK)

154 >>Did any Republican vote for it?


Yes, Olympia Snowe made sure it went forward while not having to eventually vote for it:

In October 2009, Snowe was the sole Republican in the Senate to vote for the Finance Committee's health care reform bill. "When history calls, history calls," she said at the time. Snowe said she wanted the bill sent to the full Senate, but noted she might not support the final version -- and she didn't. Still, many Republicans didn't forget voted to bring health care reform up for a vote.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:44 AM (bDqIh)

155 Your rulers, serf, that's who.

Now take the bus like a good little slave.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 01, 2021 11:42 AM (2JVJo)
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Heh. No public transit where I live. We have something kinda like it, but it is call-ahead and only for the disabled and those suffering from the Cruel Eld so they can go to the store or the doctor in town.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 01, 2021 11:44 AM (+IIqY)

156 His crater smokes after Mexican food...

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2021 11:44 AM (CYnTg)

157 They need to do a revision of the move Hocus Pocus and cast Pelosi, Kamala and AOC as the 3 witches
I can't look at these cackling trio without seeing cauldrons and broomsticks.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 01, 2021 11:44 AM (NpAcC)

158 144 "2 senators cannot be allowed to defeat what 48 senators and 210 House members want. We must stand with the working families of our country. We must combat climate change. We must delay passing the Infrastructure Bill until we pass a strong Reconciliation Bill."

- Bernie Sanders October 1, 2021
Posted by: SMOD at October 01, 2021 11:41 AM (RHGPo)

Just another data point that Republicans, simply by having an R in their name, are fully unpeople and Democrats want a full-on Great Reset genocide.

Posted by: Homer's Donuts at October 01, 2021 11:45 AM (HK8/E)

159 How many livers has she gone through?
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 01, 2021 11:43 AM


More importantly, where in either DC or CA is she finding the necessary virgin blood to keep that undead carcass going?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 01, 2021 11:45 AM (m+jkK)

160 She even keeps extra livers behind ice cream.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 01, 2021 11:45 AM (iWKOD)

161 Doesn't anyone do the math?
Posted by: EveR

Not here !

Hiya EveR !

Posted by: JT at October 01, 2021 11:45 AM (arJlL)

162 The 100k here have at minimum 400k more "relatives" back home to bring over...
Posted by: steevy
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Trump was the only conservative that ever had the balls to call shit like this out.

Have you hear a single elected Republican say a peep about this? As if there's some groundswell of American voters that really wants these animals over here and they need to be careful about pushing back.

I guarantee you NOT taking in these Afghans is way more popular than any other bullshit Republican policy position, like corporate tax rates.

Posted by: Blago at October 01, 2021 11:45 AM (PwNLq)

163 53 I have legitimately run out of things to say. I guess it is time to relurk.

Posted by: quint at October 01, 2021 11:26 AM (EadwG)


Do you like tits? Talk about tits.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 01, 2021 11:45 AM (Fs5vw)

164 I'd like to know why approximately 100k Afghanis would need $6.1 billion. That's $61,000 for each. Based on the pictures, lot of family groups will be receiving half a million dollars? This is insane. Doesn't anyone do the math?
Posted by: EveR at October 01, 2021 11:36 AM (MUpk6)

It's expensive to distribute rape gangs across the country.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at October 01, 2021 11:45 AM (EpDzw)

165 Smoke crack, not crater.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at October 01, 2021 11:45 AM (Fo6R/)

166 We must stand with the working families of our country.

What a laugh. Nobody will be working. Complete economic collapse will occur inside of two years. Utopia.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 01, 2021 11:45 AM (Xrfse)

167 How about a reparations bill for White America and Heritage Americans since the Donor Class, and the Ruling Class, the international rootless financial class, and our Overlords shipped all jobs overseas and imported our replacements. We can seize the assets of Commie Central Bankers and and families like the Sackler family who have made billions and trillions off of stealing the resources and killing White People and Heritage Americans.

Let's start there.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 01, 2021 11:45 AM (aNx4k)

168 Ted Cruz single-handedly blocked a similar "unanimous consent" attempt a while back, I believe on that ghastly bill to nationalize elections.

It's scary to think that it's critical to never leave the Democrats alone in the room for a second.

Posted by: MW at October 01, 2021 11:45 AM (u33s0)

169 I'd like to know why approximately 100k Afghanis would need $6.1 billion. That's $61,000 for each. Based on the pictures, lot of family groups will be receiving half a million dollars? This is insane. Doesn't anyone do the math?
Posted by: EveR at October 01, 2021 11:36 AM (MUpk6)

I await the first story of the first Afghani refugee who became a cop and then used his position to rape women.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at October 01, 2021 11:46 AM (EpDzw)

170 guess aoc has more juice than we give her credit for.

she is unintelligent, ignorant and arrogant. those three traits in combination make for a very dangerous individual.

Posted by: Jack Burton, who says this is all very tiring at October 01, 2021 11:46 AM (6bIQL)

171 Hot Air... is that some kind of HVAC supply website? Never heard of it, otherwise.

Posted by: For The Emperor at October 01, 2021 11:46 AM (yh3nf)

172 Fuck the left
Posted by: Nevergiveup

No ! ( They're crazy; and you know the old saying !)

Posted by: JT at October 01, 2021 11:46 AM (arJlL)

173 Hey, JT! Hope you have a great Friday and a better Saturday!

Posted by: EveR at October 01, 2021 11:46 AM (MUpk6)

174 I still can't believe a Republican was elected to the Senate in Massachusetts SPECIFICALLY to stop Obamacare.

And McConnell was like, "nah, let's delay raising the debt ceiling for 3 months instead."

Posted by: Lrrr at October 01, 2021 11:46 AM (kcykj)

175 And they get drivers licenses. Yay! Third world donkey riders let loose on our roads.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 01, 2021 11:38 AM (ptqGC)

not like you'd be able to tell a difference with the drivers here in the tidewater...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 01, 2021 11:47 AM (8D42x)

176 2 senators cannot be allowed to defeat what 48 senators and 210 House members want. We must stand with the working families of our country. We must combat climate change. We must delay passing the Infrastructure Bill until we pass a strong Reconciliation Bill.
- Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 1, 2021
Posted by: SMOD at October 01, 2021 11:41 AM
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:: Fires up translator ::

We cannot allow any rule, process, law or tradition to defeat what the ruling class wants. We must stand with with the elites in the ruling class. We must combat any opposition our betters' diktats. We must dispose of or ignore anything that stands in their way.

:: Turns off translator::

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 01, 2021 11:47 AM (+IIqY)

177 fine i will keep posting. Now my short days on Capitol Hill are over, lets do a deep dive into my era in golf. So I was working as an assistant pro at a local course and Ed Giiespie showed up. He could not have been nicer and it was cool we both recognized each other. This was long, long before the Chairman of the RNC thing and running for for governor. I knew him in Delay's office, he was an L.A. He stood out as a really cool guy there. These people were under extreme stress and this guy stood out.

I remembered him when I went into golf and he played at my course. That was many years before he became a national figure. I have never seen anything about him online that would change my view that he is a stand up guy and he should have won the governorship.
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Posted by: quint at October 01, 2021 11:47 AM (EadwG)

178 Have you hear a single elected Republican say a peep about this? As if there's some groundswell of American voters that really wants these animals over here and they need to be careful about pushing back.

I guarantee you NOT taking in these Afghans is way more popular than any other bullshit Republican policy position, like corporate tax rates.
Posted by: Blago at October 01, 2021 11:45 AM (PwNLq)

There are R's that would probably argue against taking them in if it were widely known that the vast, vast majority of them weren't valid SIV-holders. The MSM has no interest in publicizing that fact, and the R's don't have the guts to take on the current narrative by telling the public themselves.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 01, 2021 11:47 AM (JOWnF)

179 Remember $1T for the WoT was an outrage, but giving an additional $3.5T to Joe Biden's friends and clients...over what they are getting right not...is the responsible thing to do.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 01, 2021 11:47 AM (DpkTQ)

180 48 senators and 210 House members

That's not half in either chamber

Posted by: SMOD at October 01, 2021 11:47 AM (RHGPo)

181 169 You'll never year of it

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2021 11:48 AM (CYnTg)

182 New Hampshire's two "moderate" Democrat Senators are missing in action, as usual, and they will vote for whatever is put in front of them, again.

Yet come reelection time they'll be running ads claiming that they are "independent," even "conservative," voices in Washington. Notably absent from these ads will be the word "Democrat."

And the "3 minutes of news per day" sheeple will gladly vote for them, again.

Posted by: Anti-Faucist at October 01, 2021 11:48 AM (po5ZZ)

183 From Franklin Graham:

I'm sure the people of Ohio are losing sleep over this! The California Attorney General has banned all state-funded travel to Ohio because Ohio protects doctors and medical professionals from being forced to perform medical procedures that violate their conscience or religious beliefs.

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Violating a right-leaning person's conscience is permitted. They must do "x" even if it goes against their beliefs...such as abortion at any stage.

Violating a left-leaning person's conscience is not permitted. They must refuse to do "x" because it violates their beliefs...such as giving women an ultrasound prior to making the abortion decision.

It's their typical MO. Heads we win, tails you lose.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 01, 2021 11:48 AM (O+I8R)

184 2 senators cannot be allowed to defeat what 48 senators and 210 House members want.
- Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 1, 2021


What are we, chopped liver?

Posted by: KamelToe & The 50 Republican Cucks at October 01, 2021 11:49 AM (a3Q+t)

185 174 I still can't believe a Republican was elected to the Senate in Massachusetts SPECIFICALLY to stop Obamacare.

And McConnell was like, "nah, let's delay raising the debt ceiling for 3 months instead."
Posted by: Lrrr at October 01, 2021 11:46 AM (kcykj)

But we can run on Obamacare forever!

Ever notice so much of this modern shit/problems is about sustainability? You don't own microsoft word, you have a subscription. Netflix. Amazon Prime. GOPe never actually fixing problems.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 01, 2021 11:49 AM (csEWM)

186 I'd like to know why approximately 100k Afghanis would need $6.1 billion. That's $61,000 for each. Based on the pictures, lot of family groups will be receiving half a million dollars? This is insane. Doesn't anyone do the math?

**

Half-million bucks is just the up-front costs. Now add in a lifetime of welfare and public schools and who knows what social programs, court and law enforcement, etc. for them and their offspring in perpetuity.

One already-here American welfare family is millions and millions of dollars. And we're bringing in more.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - get vaxxed so you can be 50% protected for two months at October 01, 2021 11:49 AM (SpC+Q)

187 Bernie Sanders is an imbecile.

It's not 2 vs. 48.

It's 52 vs. 48.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 01, 2021 11:49 AM (6FeV1)

188 Ted Cruz single-handedly blocked a similar "unanimous consent" attempt a while back, I believe on that ghastly bill to nationalize elections.

It's scary to think that it's critical to never leave the Democrats alone in the room for a second.
Posted by: MW at October 01, 2021 11:45 AM (u33s0)



Soon we will need several at a time. Does anyone think that the Democrats are above dragging Cruz out of the chamber in their desperations, or simply refusing to notice his presence?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 01, 2021 11:49 AM (yQpMk)

189 Posted by: paleRider at October 01, 2021 11:40 AM (pxVvf)

Just print out any of the credible literature on the vaccine and then tell the shrink that the facts presented therein, along with the fact that the jab did not experience the normal approval process, that the trials were truncated and just sloppy...in addition to the fact that medical professionals all over the nation are giving up their livelihoods rather than submit...

This is all giving you extreme anxiety and you're slipping into depression

Posted by: kallisto at October 01, 2021 11:49 AM (DJFLF)

190 Remember $1T for the WoT was an outrage, but giving an additional $3.5T to Joe Biden's friends and clients...over what they are getting right not...is the responsible thing to do.
Posted by: 18-1 at October 01, 2021 11:47 AM (DpkTQ)

It is all about who is getting the graft.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at October 01, 2021 11:49 AM (EpDzw)

191 This is far more complicated than the general voting public can comprehend. In other words, the Dem House could pass a Trillion dollar budget that would apply only to making balloon animals, and the vast majority of retards in this country wouldn't comprehend what that meant.

Of course, that means nothing, anyway...because the voting public is no longer the voting public. Elections are compromised and nothing was done.

Posted by: Orson at October 01, 2021 11:49 AM (dq61g)

192 If all the Haitians were to redirect their efforts at a new gov somewhere.

They would profit.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 01, 2021 11:50 AM (iWKOD)

193 I remembered him when I went into golf and he played at my course. That was many years before he became a national figure. I have never seen anything about him online that would change my view that he is a stand up guy and he should have won the governorship.
.
Posted by: quint at October 01, 2021 11:47 AM (EadwG)

IIRC, when he was running for Governor, he shied away from fully-embracing Trump. I think that it probably kept enough of the faithful home to lose the election for him. He certainly made it more competitive than it should have been, that's for sure.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 01, 2021 11:50 AM (JOWnF)

194 And when did we get a "Comptroller of the Economy"? I'm talking about the commie woman born in the USSR.

Jeebus.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 01, 2021 11:50 AM (ptqGC)

195 What are we, chopped liver?
Posted by: KamelToe & The 50 Republican Cucks at October 01, 2021 11:49 AM


*steeples fingers*

Hmm...

Posted by: Dr. H. Lecter at October 01, 2021 11:50 AM (m+jkK)

196
Yup, he knows how to game the system.

UNRELATED: Isn't it weird how the Senate can confirm nominees, and even go into recess now that Trump is gone?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 01, 2021 11:50 AM (cTqLg)

197 Since the federal government won't stop this shit, the states should take action. If these "humanitarian" groups want to flood the country with third-world poor, they should be the ones paying the price for it, not taxpayers.

There is nothing stopping Texas right now from arresting them under a RICO statute.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 01, 2021 11:50 AM (DpkTQ)

198 I'd like to know why approximately 100k Afghanis would need $6.1 billion. That's $61,000 for each.
........

We'll start with buying them each a copy of Babbel.

Posted by: wth at October 01, 2021 11:50 AM (v0R5T)

199 2 senators cannot be allowed to defeat what 48 senators and 210 House members want.
- Bernie Sanders
____________

Why not?

All polls show that the vast majority of American citizens don't want open borders, yet one senile faux-president is defeating what a majority of Americans want.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 01, 2021 11:50 AM (k4dH2)

200 "By the way: Given that we all know it will be raised and that the Uniparty wants it to be raised, does it really matter who formally votes for it?"

Yes, it matters

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at October 01, 2021 11:50 AM (Z4oqp)

201 And by that logic, we can not allow 100 plutocrats to cram through what 80 million Americans don't want.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 01, 2021 11:51 AM (6FeV1)

202 171 Hot Air... is that some kind of HVAC supply website? Never heard of it, otherwise.

Posted by: For The Emperor at October 01, 2021 11:46 AM (yh3nf)

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The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta starts tomorrow. I think these guy's will have a booth there.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at October 01, 2021 11:51 AM (TNyrE)

203 How many livers has she gone through?
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 01, 2021 11:43 AM

More importantly, where in either DC or CA is she finding the necessary virgin blood to keep that undead carcass going?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 01, 2021 11:45 AM (m+jkK)

planned parenthood?

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 01, 2021 11:51 AM (8D42x)

204 197 Since the federal government won't stop this shit, the states should take action. If these "humanitarian" groups want to flood the country with third-world poor, they should be the ones paying the price for it, not taxpayers.

There is nothing stopping Texas right now from arresting them under a RICO statute.
Posted by: 18-1 at October 01, 2021 11:50 AM (DpkTQ)

no there isn't. but that just might be the shot across the bow biden is looking for.
i posted the other day we haven't had the "event" that could trigger civil war 2 yet.
that is a strong candidate for one.

Posted by: Jack Burton, who says this is all very tiring at October 01, 2021 11:51 AM (6bIQL)

205 given what economics giant Reich said yesterday, I think we need a new rule, so if one party has enough members in the Senate to pass a bill, the party leadership should be allowed to rule that the bill passed without requiring a vote, since a few senators who really want to vote for the bill would otherwise be terrorized by crazies in Trump hats. This is how Democracy wins.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at October 01, 2021 11:51 AM (4a9Vv)

206 Do you like tits? Talk about tits.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 01, 2021 11:45 AM (Fs5vw)

i am back but it may come down to that. I think I have said everything lol. Just kidding, I might take a break but I love you guys,. Then again I might go on a rant in an hour. I just wanted everyone warned for all the possibilities

Posted by: quint at October 01, 2021 11:52 AM (EadwG)

207 Mitch giveth, and Mitch taketh away.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 01, 2021 11:52 AM (wtvvX)

208 for anyone seeking ideas on how to get a jab exemption, Alex Berenson's substack has some real life experiences posted by readers.

Very helpful!

https://tinyurl.com/2etz7jmh

Posted by: kallisto at October 01, 2021 11:52 AM (DJFLF)

209 Bernie Sanders is an imbecile.

It's not 2 vs. 48.

It's 52 vs. 48.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 01, 2021 11:49 AM


Those people don't matter. You think I care what a bunch of racist, sexist, homophobic, white Republicans think?

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at October 01, 2021 11:52 AM (m+jkK)

210
There is nothing stopping Texas right now from arresting them under a RICO statute.
________

Nothing except that RICO is a federal law.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 01, 2021 11:52 AM (k4dH2)

211 We must stand with the working families of our country.

You were given a chance to work when you were part of a commune. They threw you out because all you did was run your mouth every day.

Get cancer and die screaming in a puddle of vomit and shit, you feculent addlepated Communist bastard.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 01, 2021 11:52 AM (2JVJo)

212
I wonder what the Senate's kill rate on House bills is right now. When the GOP had the House, Mitch's Senate killed three-quarters in committee. DOA.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 01, 2021 11:52 AM (cTqLg)

213 My golf story is simple. Craig Stadler and I almost exchanged punches at a hotel bar in La Quinta CA after he stole one of the chairs from my table. He was loud and aggressive and smelled like a mixture of sweat and bourbon. I got my chair back eventually

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 01, 2021 11:53 AM (flINI)

214 Right, so Merck is filing for emergency use authorization - molnupiravir.

Posted by: runner at October 01, 2021 11:53 AM (qREJU)

215 205 given what economics giant Reich said yesterday...
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at October 01, 2021 11:51 AM (4a9Vv)

ISWYDT.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 01, 2021 11:53 AM (JOWnF)

216 "Remember when he allowed the Democrats to pass Obamacare, despite not having enough Democrats present to end the filibuster, in exchange for an agreement to force the Democrats to vote for the debt increase near prime-time?"

The Republicans were on board to try to minimize the cost of healthcare through rationing so that they could spend/cut taxes on other things.

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at October 01, 2021 11:53 AM (Z4oqp)

217 This clown show demonstrates that Terrorism Wins. Mitch, if you recall, had AntiFa surround his home in the middle of the night. Old guys remember this kind of shit.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 01, 2021 11:53 AM (xSnmX)

218 This is the kind of shit McConnell busies himself over instead of getting actual conservative priorities passed.

Remember when he allowed the Democrats to pass Obamacare, despite not having enough Democrats present to end the filibuster, in exchange for an agreement to force the Democrats to vote for the debt increase near prime-time?

Does anyone remember the epochal political rewards we reaped for that McConnell manuever?

I do remember Obamacare being passed because of McConnell's weakness. And that we all live with Obamacare today because of this
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This is what I mean when I keep saying its a puppet show. McConnell/uniparty wanted it passed. They just wanted you to think they didn't.

Posted by: Uniparty Again with the in your face evidence at October 01, 2021 11:53 AM (KkJTg)

219 Afghan women drivers are going to be the bomb.

Posted by: wth at October 01, 2021 11:54 AM (v0R5T)

220 You'll have to clue me in as to how including the debt limit in reconciliation kills the deal with Manchin and Sinema. I believe that assessment is incorrect...

Posted by: Marcus T at October 01, 2021 11:54 AM (VpIIl)

221 How many livers has she gone through?

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She and David Crosby have memberships in the Liver of the Month Club.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 01, 2021 11:54 AM (O+I8R)

222 83 From Franklin Graham:

I'm sure the people of Ohio are losing sleep over this! The California Attorney General has banned all state-funded travel to Ohio because Ohio protects doctors and medical professionals from being forced to perform medical procedures that violate their conscience or religious beliefs.
Posted by: Tonypete



What would be 'state funded travel' to Ohio from California be?

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at October 01, 2021 11:54 AM (tiR3O)

223 Comptroller of the Economy

WTF?

Posted by: Infidel at October 01, 2021 11:54 AM (iorxD)

224 219 They can't even see out of those head bags!

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2021 11:54 AM (CYnTg)

225 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 01, 2021 11:55 AM (Zz0t1)

226 113 The thing about Obamacare is that the GOP engineered itself out of opposition. Remember that clown in MO who lost because he randomly and for no reason came out hard against abortion? They gave Dems an unassailable majority on purpose. Ann Coulter detailed it at the time.
Posted by: squid_hunt at October 01, 2021 11:36 AM (7MBHe)

You left out that the GOP instantly turned him into a pariah.. cut off all contact and left him to lose.
Abortion was blamed for it, but that was not why.
He wasn't in the club so he was set up and knocked down.

Posted by: Inogame at October 01, 2021 11:56 AM (53oGX)

227 My golf story is simple. Craig Stadler and I almost exchanged punches at a hotel bar in La Quinta CA after he stole one of the chairs from my table. He was loud and aggressive and smelled like a mixture of sweat and bourbon. I got my chair back eventually

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 01, 2021 11:53 AM (flINI)

your golf story crushes mine.

Posted by: quint at October 01, 2021 11:56 AM (EadwG)

228 Has anyone told the Free-Shit Army constituency of the D's someone is stealing their grift?

Posted by: EveR at October 01, 2021 11:56 AM (MUpk6)

229 What would be 'state funded travel' to Ohio from California be?

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at October 01, 2021 11:54 AM (tiR3O)

OSU games?

Posted by: BignJames at October 01, 2021 11:56 AM (AwYPR)

230 There should not be any vote possible which the American voters cannot see who voted in what way. How on earth can someone be a representative with hidden votes?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 01, 2021 11:56 AM (KZzsI)

231 After Biden evacuated tens of thousands of Afghan "translators", refugee resettlement groups are desperately looking for translators to translate to the translators.

Why do Afghan translators, who were supposed to be able to translate from English to their native language, need help from translators?

It's because they're not translators.

But by the end, almost any Afghan who worked for any U.S. organization could apply for a visa.

Posted by: SMOD at October 01, 2021 11:56 AM (RHGPo)

232 Afghan women drivers are going to be the bomb.
Posted by: wth at October 01, 2021 11:54 AM


Foolish infidel! Even if we allowed them out without a male escort, our wives are not old enough to drive in your country.

Posted by: Afghan Men at October 01, 2021 11:57 AM (m+jkK)

233 This is what I mean when I keep saying its a puppet show. McConnell/uniparty wanted it passed. They just wanted you to think they didn't.

Yeah, you can tell by how, once they got into power, they shelved all those fifty bills to repeal Obamacare and pretended they had nothing that could fix it. Didn't even try.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 01, 2021 11:57 AM (KZzsI)

234 I mean come on, Mitch isn't weak. That dude will crawl through broken glass and salt to do what his donors/handlers want. For godsakes Lindsay was laughing at the wymyn who were screaming at him over Kav. They are complicit. They want this.

Posted by: Thesokorus at October 01, 2021 11:58 AM (1ais2)

235 But by the end, almost any Afghan who worked for any U.S. organization could apply for a visa.
Posted by: SMOD at October 01, 2021 11:56 AM (RHGPo)

Anyone who ever served an American a meal could apply

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 01, 2021 11:58 AM (GPwVZ)

236 >>Afghan women drivers are going to be the bomb.


. . . just as soon as they turn 16!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:58 AM (bDqIh)

237 The failure to even attempt to repeal Obamacare by the GOP when in power was what annoyed me about Jackstraw, by the way. The guy had 899 excuses why they just couldn't even try despite how they kept trying when OUT of power.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 01, 2021 11:58 AM (KZzsI)

238 236 >>Afghan women drivers are going to be the bomb.

. . . just as soon as they turn 16!
Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:58 AM (bDqIh)


Little known fact: Kamikaze pilots had to get learner's permits...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2021 11:59 AM (s2VJv)

239 People counting on use of national lands for camping might want to rethink it.

And, does this mean that Jefferson was right? Should we have tried to stay a nation of yeoman farmers?

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 01, 2021 11:59 AM (5HBd1)

240 Afghan women drivers are going to be the bomb.
Posted by: wth at October 01, 2021 11:54 AM
Foolish infidel! Even if we allowed them out without a male escort, our wives are not old enough to drive in your country.
Posted by: Afghan Men at October 01, 2021 11:57 AM (m+jkK)
236 >>Afghan women drivers are going to be the bomb.
. . . just as soon as they turn 16!
Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:58 AM


Hordemind!

*ululates*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 01, 2021 12:00 PM (m+jkK)

241 Raise the debt ceiling on reconciliation? Don't see how that could be done. Not germane.

In any case all of the maneuvering people are talking about is routine, nothing sophistimicated or brilliant about it. Mitch's fanatical obsession with preventing other than near-useless GOPe sorts into the Senate, and his politically limp posture on anything other than judicial appointments, are key reasons the country is where it is.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 01, 2021 12:00 PM (OTzUX)

242 236 >>Afghan women drivers are going to be the bomb.

. . . just as soon as they turn 16!
Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 11:58 AM (bDqIh)

They are probably going to be better drivers than some of idiots on the highways here in LA

Posted by: IC at October 01, 2021 12:00 PM (hV9ir)

243 I am certain that the Taliban worked out a deal of who they wanted "rescued" from Afghanistan with the Biden administration.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 01, 2021 12:00 PM (KZzsI)

244 RICO is the Maytag repairman of legislation. *obscure old guy analogy*

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 01, 2021 12:00 PM (Xrfse)

245 237 The failure to even attempt to repeal Obamacare by the GOP when in power was what annoyed me about Jackstraw, by the way. The guy had 899 excuses why they just couldn't even try despite how they kept trying when OUT of power.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 01, 2021 11:58 AM (KZzsI)


Remember all the one page repeal bills the GOP kept putting up when Obama was prexy? Then when they had Trump and the entire Congress for two years McStain and Paul fucking Ryno screwed us over.

Good times.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2021 12:00 PM (s2VJv)

246 Merck is filing for emergency use authorization - molnupiravir
======

Merck found that avermectin is actually a combination of eight closely related compounds. The researchers began chemically modifying the compounds tweaking their molecular structures slightly to see if they could make avermectin even more potent against parasites and safer for the animals being treated. By synthesizing thousands of similar compounds Merck scientists found that, with slight chemical modification some of the avermectin compounds displayed enhanced activity as well as safety. They dubbed the resulting pair of avermectin derivatives ivermectin. The mixture was 25 times more potent than existing treatments for parasitic worms.
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Yeah. Guess what they are basing it on . . .

Posted by: Prove me wrong at October 01, 2021 12:01 PM (39p/C)

247 243 I am certain that the Taliban worked out a deal of who they wanted "rescued" from Afghanistan with the Biden administration.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 01, 2021 12:00 PM (KZzsI)


See also: Soviet Union freeing "Soviet Jews" and the Mariel Boatlift.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2021 12:01 PM (s2VJv)

248 Yeah, you can tell by how, once they got into power, they shelved all those fifty bills to repeal Obamacare and pretended they had nothing that could fix it. Didn't even try.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 01, 2021 11:57 AM (KZzsI)

They did manage to give traitor mccain his anti-Trump show vote. So that was nice.

Posted by: flounder at October 01, 2021 12:01 PM (KnJdm)

249 if I had to throw down with PGA tour players of the eighties and nineties, Stadler would be in the top ten of not to mess with.

Posted by: quint at October 01, 2021 12:01 PM (EadwG)

250 I find McConnell to often be loathsome. But as a legislator his knowledge of process and his patience has proven to be masterful. He will take a lot of heat for not acting on something, or cutting deals to pass something where he gets another bite at the apple. He just did it again on government funding. The deal is to push that out until December 3rd- when Democrats will need to deal with it.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 01, 2021 12:02 PM (VpIIl)

251 246 Yeah. Guess what they are basing it on . . .
Posted by: Prove me wrong at October 01, 2021 12:01 PM (39p/C)


Old and busted - Horse Paste
New hotness - Whore's Taste

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2021 12:02 PM (s2VJv)

252 RICO is the Maytag repairman of legislation. *obscure old guy analogy*
Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 01, 2021 12:00 PM (Xrfse)
++++
Nah. The Maytag repairman didn't have to work often but when he was called upon he got the job done right the first time.

RICO is your shithead cousin living on a couch in your basement, promising to get a job and help around the house but doing nothing but covering your floors and furniture with cheeto dust as he binges on Netflix between bouts of rubbing himself raw to internet porn.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 01, 2021 12:02 PM (+IIqY)

253 Mariel Boatlift.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2021 12:01 PM


Mariel Boatlift?! Which one was she?!!!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary at October 01, 2021 12:02 PM (m+jkK)

254 Antifa issued a Kill List of 53 "Alternative for Germany" (AfD) politicians in Germany complete with bomb-making instructions

Posted by: SMOD at October 01, 2021 12:02 PM (RHGPo)

255 The dems will get what they want.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at October 01, 2021 12:03 PM (v9pBv)

256 Consequently , shares of Moderna and Pfizer plunged.

Posted by: runner at October 01, 2021 12:03 PM (qREJU)

257 254 Antifa issued a Kill List of 53 "Alternative for Germany" (AfD) politicians in Germany complete with bomb-making instructions
Posted by: SMOD at October 01, 2021 12:02 PM (RHGPo)


Their underlings here in the former United States have a similar one, no doubt about it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2021 12:03 PM (s2VJv)

258 his is what I mean when I keep saying its a puppet show. McConnell/uniparty wanted it passed. They just wanted you to think they didn't.

Yeah, you can tell by how, once they got into power, they shelved all those fifty bills to repeal Obamacare and pretended they had nothing that could fix it. Didn't even try.
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Yeah, that was a you gotta be fcuking kidding me moment right there. Of course the rationalization was -- oh noes we can't do that it will cost of the midterms.
There's always a reason . . . call it failure theatre or puppet show but either way its playacting.

Posted by: Uniparty Again with the in your face evidence at October 01, 2021 12:04 PM (LQnDK)

259 RICO is your shithead cousin living on a couch in your basement, promising to get a job and help around the house but doing nothing but covering your floors and furniture with cheeto dust as he binges on Netflix between bouts of rubbing himself raw to internet porn.

Poetry.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 01, 2021 12:04 PM (Xrfse)

260 248 Yeah, you can tell by how, once they got into power, they shelved all those fifty bills to repeal Obamacare and pretended they had nothing that could fix it. Didn't even try.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 01, 2021 11:57 AM (KZzsI)

They did manage to give traitor mccain his anti-Trump show vote. So that was nice.
Posted by: flounder at October 01, 2021 12:01 PM (KnJdm)

Meh, either way, they had moved on from stopping O-care to "repeal and replace." Dems had already won. The reps just showed their soft underbellies.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at October 01, 2021 12:04 PM (KbCG3)

261 237 The failure to even attempt to repeal Obamacare by the GOP when in power was what annoyed me about Jackstraw, by the way. The guy had 899 excuses why they just couldn't even try despite how they kept trying when OUT of power.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 01, 2021 11:58 AM (KZzsI)

Ok sure but everyone seemed to love my undying loyalty to Jeff Zzzessions

Posted by: Strawman Jack at October 01, 2021 12:05 PM (YTBIQ)

262 The failure to even attempt to repeal Obamacare by the GOP when in power was what annoyed me about Jackstraw, by the way. The guy had 899 excuses why they just couldn't even try despite how they kept trying when OUT of power.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 01, 2021 11:58 AM (KZzsI)


He didn't bother me as much as the clowns who were loud and vociferous about how we dumbass deplorables didn't understand how DC worked and we should shut up unless we could do a better job.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 01, 2021 12:05 PM (2JVJo)

263 Their underlings here in the former United States have a similar one, no doubt about it.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2021 12:03 PM (s2VJv)

Just for fun! Swearsies!

Posted by: BLM at October 01, 2021 12:05 PM (csEWM)

264 2 senators cannot be allowed to defeat what 48 senators and 210 House members want.
- Bernie Sanders
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Welp. Bernie called it.

Posted by: The Constitution at October 01, 2021 12:06 PM (OaZlZ)

265 >>>White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement that the two sides were "closer to an agreement than ever. But we are not there yet, and so, we will need some additional time to finish the work, starting tomorrow morning first thing."

Today, PissHockey will probably say, "Every hour of further discussion and negotiation between the incredibly diverse and passionate Democrat House Members is another victory for President Biden, because it means even more benefits for the middle class and unions are being put into the bill! Winning!"

Posted by: Gref at October 01, 2021 12:06 PM (AMIL/)

266 I mean they had to. Everyone and their horse were onto it and they too wanted that sweet sweet cah.

Posted by: runner at October 01, 2021 12:06 PM (qREJU)

267 The Democrats got wiped out in the midterms...but they got Obamacare.

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2021 12:06 PM (CYnTg)

268 still can't believe a Republican was elected to the Senate in Massachusetts SPECIFICALLY to stop Obamacare.
Posted by: Lrrr at October 01, 2021 11:46 AM (kcykj)
*******
Scott Brown's wife is running for Representative of the 1st Congressional District in New Hampshire.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 01, 2021 12:06 PM (NpAcC)

269 RICO is your shithead cousin living on a couch in your basement, promising to get a job and help around the house but doing nothing but covering your floors and furniture with cheeto dust as he binges on Netflix between bouts of rubbing himself raw to internet porn.

*looks for camera*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 01, 2021 12:06 PM (csEWM)

270 Cah is cash.

Posted by: runner at October 01, 2021 12:06 PM (qREJU)

271 *looks for camera*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 01, 2021 12:06 PM (csEWM)

lol

Posted by: flounder at October 01, 2021 12:06 PM (KnJdm)

272 I find McConnell to often be loathsome. But as a legislator his knowledge of process and his patience has proven to be masterful. He will take a lot of heat for not acting on something, or cutting deals to pass something where he gets another bite at the apple. He just did it again on government funding. The deal is to push that out until December 3rd- when Democrats will need to deal with it.
Posted by: Marcus T at October 01, 2021 12:02 PM (VpIIl)


I think this is one of the few occasions where it made sense not to create panic with a gov shutdown. That would only have put greater pressure on Sinema and Manchin to cave "for the good of the country."

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 01, 2021 12:07 PM (jOcSX)

273 Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 01, 2021 11:53 AM (flINI)

your golf story crushes mine.

Posted by: quint at October 01, 2021 11:56 AM (EadwG)


My skiing story:

Skiing at Sundance Resort in Utah during college mid-1970's and I'm standing on the slope and this guy skis up and stops next to me and says "nice day huh?" - Robert Redford. I'm 5' 11" and man, he is a midget. I say "'yep' and ski away. I'm smooth.

Posted by: Archer at October 01, 2021 12:07 PM (gmo/4)

274 Maytag

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 01, 2021 12:00 PM (Xrfse)

Was my nic name at work...when I still worked.

Posted by: BignJames at October 01, 2021 12:07 PM (AwYPR)

275 264 2 senators cannot be allowed to defeat what 48 senators and 210 House members want.
- Bernie Sanders
---
Welp. Bernie called it.
Posted by: The Constitution at October 01, 2021 12:06 PM (OaZlZ)
--
You mean what 52 Senators do not want, right Bernie?

Posted by: Revenant at October 01, 2021 12:07 PM (ydlAE)

276 264 2 senators cannot be allowed to defeat what 48 senators and 210 House members want.
- Bernie Sanders
---
Welp. Bernie called it.
Posted by: The Constitution at October 01, 2021 12:06 PM (OaZlZ)


Bernie must be thinking, where's James Hodgkinson when you really need him?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 01, 2021 12:07 PM (s2VJv)

277 The failure to even attempt to repeal Obamacare by the GOP when in power was what annoyed me about Jackstraw, by the way. The guy had 899 excuses why they just couldn't even try despite how they kept trying when OUT of power.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 01, 2021 11:58 AM (KZzsI)


They did attempt to repeal it. McCain stabbed us in the back.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 01, 2021 12:07 PM (jOcSX)

278 EveR brought that up week ago when first proposed, I figure each Afghan would get $20 G and most will go to bureaucrats who get to hand it out and all make $100G doing it.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 01, 2021 12:07 PM (vWY28)

279 Failure to repeal Obamacare when in power told you all you need to know about the wimpy wing of the uniparty. That's when I switched to independent. They lost me forever

Posted by: keena at October 01, 2021 12:08 PM (kNSGV)

280 That fucking cripple in TX is actually helping the Mexican cartels import more refugee's.

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 01, 2021 12:08 PM (dynG0)

281 Re: New ivermectin knockoff -- not only is this apparently ivermectin retread, but they are claiming "reduces chances of dying from covid by 50%!"

You know what else reduces changes of that by 50%?
Apirin. Regular old aspirin that's been used forever and is readily available and cheap.

They've known this since at least March (published study on this out of Israel), but as with other cheap and readily available treatment it has been ignored or possibly suppressed. Nope, we'll be forced to only consider the new, rushed to market, incredibly exensive treatment the globalists allow.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 01, 2021 12:08 PM (bDqIh)

282 They did attempt to repeal it. McCain stabbed us in the back.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 01, 2021 12:07 PM (jOcSX)

You assume that it was not predetermined theater.

Posted by: flounder at October 01, 2021 12:08 PM (KnJdm)

283 241 Raise the debt ceiling on reconciliation? Don't see how that could be done. Not germane.

In any case all of the maneuvering people are talking about is routine, nothing sophistimicated or brilliant about it. Mitch's fanatical obsession with preventing other than near-useless GOPe sorts into the Senate, and his politically limp posture on anything other than judicial appointments, are key reasons the country is where it is.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 01, 2021 12:00 PM (OTzUX)

>Yes. But that doesn't go far enough. His judicial record is complicit with the Lib agenda. The dude is a "prudent" liberal who is there to keep taxes low for the 0.05%.

Posted by: Thesokorus at October 01, 2021 12:08 PM (1ais2)

284 Of. Purse, late to last thread, but that ad for Ron Desantis? Florever Purge?! I mean, c'mon man, someone thought that was clever? What the fuck? These people are nuts.

DeSantis should post the video of the guy corralling an alligator into a trash can as the rebuttal.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 01, 2021 12:09 PM (KLKSV)

285 250 I find McConnell to often be loathsome. But as a legislator his knowledge of process and his patience has proven to be masterful. He will take a lot of heat for not acting on something, or cutting deals to pass something where he gets another bite at the apple. He just did it again on government funding. The deal is to push that out until December 3rd- when Democrats will need to deal with it.
Posted by: Marcus T at October 01, 2021 12:02 PM (VpIIl)

-----

He's been in DC for 40 years. Certainly he shares blame for the increasingly shitty state of the country over that period.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at October 01, 2021 12:09 PM (K/OgZ)

286 If you are allergic to aspirin, don't take aspirin....if you are allergic to the jab...fking take it!

Posted by: runner at October 01, 2021 12:09 PM (qREJU)

287 When you figure out what the most conservative possible position that can pass the Senate is, you will go there and find McConnell has been camped out there for some time.

Posted by: Con Reeder at October 01, 2021 12:10 PM (1PyAH)

288 NOW DELAWARE: With Only 10% of 2020 Election Results Audited, 20,000 Invalid or Suspect Ballots Identified

Thats about 2 out of 5 mail in votes.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 01, 2021 12:10 PM (yrol0)

289 I think this is one of the few occasions where it made sense not to create panic with a gov shutdown. That would only have put greater pressure on Sinema and Manchin to cave "for the good of the country."
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile

Yep, let's just keep printing money to give to china. If we are gonna burn, let's get started and separate the wheat from the chaff.

Posted by: Infidel at October 01, 2021 12:10 PM (iorxD)

290 Skiing at Sundance Resort in Utah during college mid-1970's and I'm standing on the slope and this guy skis up and stops next to me and says "nice day huh?" - Robert Redford. I'm 5' 11" and man, he is a midget.
==
Yeags ago, I saw him in Vail standing in line in a bakery. You are absolutely right. He is a midget.

Posted by: OMG at October 01, 2021 12:10 PM (oA8VQ)

291 THERE IS NO MAJOR ELECTION FRAUD IN DELAWARE 11!!!!11

Posted by: runner at October 01, 2021 12:11 PM (qREJU)

292 Jonathan Allen
@jonallendc
43m
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema left DC earlier today, two sources tell NBC News.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 01, 2021 12:11 PM (NpAcC)

293 You assume that it was not predetermined theater.
Posted by: flounder at October 01, 2021 12:08 PM (KnJdm)

This.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 01, 2021 12:11 PM (csEWM)

294 I don't think making Dems do the debt ceiling raise by reconciliation means 100% no other reconciliation bills are permitted.

There was a Senate Parliamentarian ruling on this back in June. But using more than one reconciliation bill is complicated (less easy) and maybe it would take more time than they'll have now, so might effectively be the same result as only allowing one bill.

Posted by: Match Checksout at October 01, 2021 12:12 PM (dYe5S)

295 Pelosi is offering the commie wing a $2.1T compromise reconciliation bill. Manchin says he still won't go above $1.5T. Jayapal and Omar say they won't come down to $2.1T.

http://bitly.ws/gUs4

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at October 01, 2021 12:12 PM (sWM8x)

296

This would explain that insane staredown she did with Granpa Joe at that stupid baseball game.

Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at October 01, 2021 12:12 PM (4WPW/)

297

A crude Molotov cocktail and "threatening" note were thrown into the headquarters of the Travis County Democratic Party offices in East Austin,TX in what the organization is calling an "act of terror."

A male suspect was caught on to-be-released video wearing an American flag bandana and a face mask.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 01, 2021 12:12 PM (63Dwl)

298 The $3.5 trillion is really $5.

I get the feeling that they have already agreed on $1.5 trillion that is really $3, and all this is political Kabuki Theater.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 01, 2021 12:12 PM (Ndje9)

299 They did attempt to repeal it. McCain stabbed us in the back.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 01, 2021 12:07 PM (jOcSX)

**

Sure, through some silly convoluted parliamentary bullsh*t.

There was NEVER a vote on one of the tiny little "Obamacare is hereby repealed" bills that the same people managed to get to Obama's desk when they knew they could count on his veto.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - get vaxxed so you can be 50% protected for two months at October 01, 2021 12:12 PM (SpC+Q)

300 Nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 01, 2021 12:13 PM (csEWM)

301 get the feeling that they have already agreed on $1.5 trillion that is really $3, and all this is political Kabuki Theater.
===
It is always theatre. The drama serves a purpose.

Posted by: Uniparty Again with the in your face evidence at October 01, 2021 12:14 PM (KkJTg)

302 My skiing story:

Skiing at Sundance Resort in Utah during college mid-1970's and I'm standing on the slope and this guy skis up and stops next to me and says "nice day huh?" - Robert Redford. I'm 5' 11" and man, he is a midget. I say "'yep' and ski away. I'm smooth.

Posted by: Archer at October 01, 2021 12:07 PM (gmo/4)

most of them are midgets vs how we see them. But yeah so many of those Hollywood types are tiny.

The brush with celebrity in my family happend when I was a baby so I have take it for what it is, something I had no clue was going on. My parents were meeting up while my dad was in Vietnam and they met in Hawaii. We shared an elevator with Jack Lord. Sure I know who he is and he was a big deal at the time. I personally could not have given a shit or even have told you were a was.

Posted by: quint at October 01, 2021 12:14 PM (EadwG)

303 "A male suspect was caught on to-be-released video wearing an American flag bandana and a face mask."

Director Wray was released on his own recognizance.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 01, 2021 12:14 PM (Ndje9)

304 272 I find McConnell to often be loathsome. But as a legislator his knowledge of process and his patience has proven to be masterful. He will take a lot of heat for not acting on something, or cutting deals to pass something where he gets another bite at the apple. He just did it again on government funding. The deal is to push that out until December 3rd- when Democrats will need to deal with it.
Posted by: Marcus T at October 01, 2021 12:02 PM (VpIIl)

I think this is one of the few occasions where it made sense not to create panic with a gov shutdown. That would only have put greater pressure on Sinema and Manchin to cave "for the good of the country."

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 01, 2021 12:07 PM (jOcSX)


McConnell completely eliminated Media bashing of Republicans for now, leaving them nothing to focus on but the Democrat in-fighting. Good job, Turtle!

Posted by: Gref at October 01, 2021 12:14 PM (AMIL/)

305 NOW DELAWARE: With Only 10% of 2020 Election Results Audited, 20,000 Invalid or Suspect Ballots Identified

--

End result: massive fraud with phony or invalid ballots. But the count remains the same!

The only thing I can hope with all these audits that clearly show massive fraud is that it will spark serious reform and crackdown legislation to put an end to this bull****.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 01, 2021 12:14 PM (O+I8R)

306 Sen Graham sends a "strongly worded letter" to Biden about immigration

Posted by: SMOD at October 01, 2021 12:15 PM (RHGPo)

307 >>297 Is the Trump endorsed Cheney challenger a GOPe plant?

Honestly, I no longer put any faith in Trump endorsements.

PS: Anyone heard from one-time Freedom Caucus leader Mark Meadows recently?

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 01, 2021 12:15 PM (dynG0)

308 They did attempt to repeal it. McCain stabbed us in the back.
==
The drama serves a purpose.

They knew it was never going to be repealed or threatened.

Its a tax. Right. Pull my other one.

Posted by: Uniparty Again with the in your face evidence at October 01, 2021 12:15 PM (a5gEA)

309 A crude Molotov cocktail and "threatening" note were thrown into the headquarters of the Travis County Democratic Party offices in East Austin,TX in what the organization is calling an "act of terror."

A male suspect was caught on to-be-released video wearing an American flag bandana and a face mask.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 01, 2021 12:12 PM (63Dwl)


Guarantee it will be a fake - a leftist democrat.

Posted by: Archer at October 01, 2021 12:16 PM (gmo/4)

310 Democracy is 3 wolves and 2 sheep voting on what's for dinner

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 01, 2021 12:17 PM (vWY28)

311 I suppose Pelosi's gnarled, gout-ridden shithooks are exhausted from all those weird hand gestures she makes when nervously condescending to the people who pay for her wine and ice cream. Seriously, she looks like she's operating an old hand loom while simultaneously grinding corn when she announces her latest pack of lies.

I wonder if those 19 Senate Republicans who sold us out on the infrastructure boondoggle are upset that Manchin and Sinema are doing the work GOP voters elected THEM to do?
FJB

Posted by: jbspry at October 01, 2021 12:18 PM (ATe9j)

312 Government shutdown right now (by denying a continuing resolution) would have only resulted in the pre-scripted week of "They've closed the national parks and Grandmas across the nation are concerned they'll never get their social security check again" followed by the GOP caving to the media pressure.

It would have also given Biden's team a week's reprieve from coverage of its on going failures and another excuse for their bad economic performance.

Posted by: Match Checksout at October 01, 2021 12:20 PM (dYe5S)

313 "280 That fucking cripple in TX is actually helping the Mexican cartels import more refugee's.
Posted by: Capital Eff"

How do you mean?

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at October 01, 2021 12:21 PM (Z4oqp)

314 " crude molotov cocktail" ie not a molotov cocktail at all

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2021 12:23 PM (CYnTg)

315 He didn't bother me as much as the clowns who were loud and vociferous about how we dumbass deplorables didn't understand how DC worked and we should shut up unless we could do a better job.

OH I agree, they were much more obnoxious and spiteful, and the more they were wrong, the more angry and mean-spirited they got

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 01, 2021 12:23 PM (KZzsI)

316 38 I have legitimately run out of things to say. I guess it is time to relurk.
Posted by: quint at October 01, 2021 11:26 AM (EadwG)

How about lurking until you HAVE something to say? Then you won't be like--well--

What d'ye call him, thing'em-bob, and likewise--never mind,
And-St-st-st, and What's-his-name, and also You-know-who,
The task of filling up the blanks I'd rather leave to you...

Posted by: Caliban at October 01, 2021 12:23 PM (HgGBT)

317 McConnell was just as involved in the Election Coup as Pelosi and el Jefe. He even used the CheatWare in his own race.

And there is no chance--NONE--that a two-bit grifter like Kemp sold two Senate seats except on direct orders from McConnell and China, Inc.. But I repeat myself.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 01, 2021 12:23 PM (Ndje9)

318 " crude molotov cocktail" ie not a molotov cocktail at all

Posted by: steevy at October 01, 2021 12:23 PM (CYnTg)

There's a "high tech" molotov cocktail?

Posted by: BignJames at October 01, 2021 12:25 PM (AwYPR)

319 275 264 2 senators cannot be allowed to defeat what 48 senators and 210 House members want.
- Bernie Sanders
---
Welp. Bernie called it.
Posted by: The Constitution at October 01, 2021 12:06 PM (OaZlZ)
--
You mean what 52 Senators do not want, right Bernie?
___________

More proof that math be raaaaaaacist!!!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 01, 2021 12:33 PM (k4dH2)

320 AOC's donkey smile is a horrible thing. But her whiny pout-frown is a horrible thing, too.

Posted by: m at October 01, 2021 12:57 PM (6dJKT)

321 When they are talking TRILLIONS, 1.5 will wreck us just as easily as 3.5.
As is the Cloward-Piven plan.
Be prepared my friends. This mess will not fix itself.
I think most of us here probably have been dreading and 'prepping' for this for many years....
Continue to love this life, though.
As is said, Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Sad, but reality....

Posted by: COMountainMarie at October 01, 2021 01:19 PM (kkeqW)

322 Pelosi CAN'T admit defeat. It's HER LEGACY !!!11!!

Posted by: WaldoTJ at October 01, 2021 02:51 PM (N78lJ)

323 Why dont Nasty Nancy admit the Democrats are Globalists who want to destroy this nation with the UN and CFR

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at October 01, 2021 06:01 PM (wGqjj)

324 McConnel a man you admire when you think Biden is really butch.

Posted by: Harry at October 01, 2021 07:30 PM (EcD5Y)

325 I thought the possibility of a filibuster was precluded by passing Obamacare via reconciliation.

Posted by: skzion at October 02, 2021 07:55 AM (DoN3g)

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