Worse Than Useless: Senate Republicans
[Joe Mannix]

A common thread on these boards has to do with Trump’s poor selections with regard to staffing. There are strong arguments all around this topic, but one that comes up boils down to “even if he had picked better, the Senate would have rejected his picks.” While I generally agree that a lot of Trump’s personnel decisions were poor despite obstacles (Tillerson comes immediately to mind), there is rather a lot to this argument. Moreover, this argument makes a judgment about the Republican Senate. I think confirmations are decent weather vane about they actually think and operate. Confirmations are easy: you go with the President’s guy (or, in prior eras, you confirm by default). So how did the Senate Republicans hold up when we compare the Trump and Biden administrations?

I decided to compare appointments and confirmations for top-line positions (agency chiefs and secretaries) and use a very simple comparison point: were they or were they not passed with supermajorities (67 votes or more) or a voice vote? In both the previous Senate and this one, the margins were tight. They are tighter now. To get a supermajority in either case, it requires a fair number of defections (though comparatively few in 2017-2019 Senate). Let’s see how it looks when we break it down.

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Phew. So what can we see? There are two ways to look at this reasonably: total, and by office. Trump, as has been exhaustively documented, had a lot of turnover. So let’s look by office and assume that any holder of the office achieving a supermajority counts for the entire field. What do we see?

Biden offices with supermajority confirmation: 12
Trump offices with supermajority confirmation: 8

Biden has 50% more top-line officers confirmed with supermajorities or voice vote than Trump. Add in to that the fact that these totals were achieved by Biden in a mere nine months versus Trump’s 48. That seems bad, yes? Not to worry, it gets worse.

Look at the totals. Every singe Biden supermajority required at least 17 Republican defections - and he got 12 of them. Any Biden confirmation total exceeding 51 votes required at least some Republican defections - and he got five of them. Biden has only two appointees - HHS and Interior - that were confirmed with 51 or fewer votes.

Unlike the other way around, the Democrats not giving Republicans supermajorities isn’t surprising. They play to win. But how do the Republicans hold up? In a word: terribly. In most cases, the Republicans didn’t even vote as a solid block for Trump’s nominees. There were Republican defections (votes against confirmation) for almost every nominee. If only they treated their own president as well as they treat Biden.

And that is the point. This is who the Republicans are. They fight against their own party routinely and with contemptible predictability while bending over backwards to support the Democrats in droves. Their rare failures to betray - like the recent spending bill - are exclusively to score political points when the outcome is essentially guaranteed regardless.

We see the same behavior time and again - Obamacare repeal, the wall, confirmations, budgets, etc. - and they still have the temerity to claim to be honest, to be advancing the base’s agenda, to be scrappy fighters and paragons of virtue while at all times working to ensure that the Democrats and the Left succeed in virtually all theaters. Virtually all of them are traitors who do not deserve their offices.

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1 Frist!

Posted by: flounder at October 08, 2021 04:42 PM (KnJdm)

2 >>Virtually all of them are traitors who do not deserve their offices.

THIS

Posted by: Lizzy/i] at October 08, 2021 04:43 PM (bDqIh)

3 Any Republican who voted to confirm Stalinist Garland needs to be flayed and salted

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 08, 2021 04:44 PM (yyfQG)

4 Here's your roll call of *authentic* conservative Republicans in the House and Senate:

Ted Cruz
Rand Paul
Jim Jordan.

That's it. Everyone else is just posturing for votes back home that they know their constituents won't give to "Democrats".

Posted by: Crusader at October 08, 2021 04:45 PM (ewSN2)

5 GOPe are utterly pathetic and beyond worthless. I think I despise them as much as I despise the left.

Posted by: IC at October 08, 2021 04:46 PM (hV9ir)

6 They're dicks!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at October 08, 2021 04:47 PM (vcOmj)

7 ANd regardon McConnells clever use of rules against the Democrats -- would it be si hard to, you know, also scream and pound the table about all the crap that's in that bill for $3.5 Trillion?

Like, being the guy who foils the Dems occasionally using rules is not exactly heroic. They don't have to be emotionally unstable like the Dems, but showing that they care, even a little, seems too much d@mn work for them. Better to just sigh and roll over, saving your harsher sentiments for snarky tweets and fundraising letters (i.e. have the staffers pen that stuff, whatever, there's a cocktail party somewhere).

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2021 04:47 PM (bDqIh)

8 An interesting table. Amplifying on that would be a list of current Republican Senators who voted no for Trump's and yes for Biden's nominee.

An excellent indicator of who should primaried.

Posted by: randomcurrent at October 08, 2021 04:47 PM (azGR5)

9 I have a theory that's it's better to wake up in a puddle of your own vomit than in a puddle of someone else's vomit.
I think that explains the GOPe.

Or maybe it doesn't.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 08, 2021 04:48 PM (yyfQG)

10 nunes for jordan. cruz will fold.

Posted by: Jamaica Queens at October 08, 2021 04:48 PM (b+v9B)

11 one of Trump's supermajorities was McConnell's wife.

Posted by: x at October 08, 2021 04:49 PM (oA+QO)

12 Damn. Why couldn't I be the lucky sob to get a call from Joe Biden at my ER?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 08, 2021 04:50 PM (mEckN)

13 Ted Cruz
Rand Paul
Jim Jordan

That's it. Everyone else is just posturing for votes back home that they know their constituents won't give to "Democrats".

Posted by: Crusader at October 08, 2021 04:45 PM (ewSN2)

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I'm sure there are a few more in the house than just Jordan (although you might not run out of fingers before counting all of them up).

One that I can name for sure is my congressman, Andy Biggs.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at October 08, 2021 04:50 PM (TNyrE)

14 Hey look. What's Mannix doing up there above the comments!

HEY MANNIX!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 08, 2021 04:50 PM (guGkK)

15 And most of them have been in congress waaaaay too long. But I guess that's the people's fault. They keep voting for these shitweasels.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 08, 2021 04:50 PM (Fs5vw)

16 Joe, thanks for actually pulling actual data that proves what a lot of us suspected.

Of course, were these numbers shown to Democrats, they'd merely sniff and tell us it just proves how bad Trump's picks were.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at October 08, 2021 04:50 PM (G03UX)

17 math

Posted by: davidt at October 08, 2021 04:51 PM (L2a8p)

18 Comity is a one-way street.

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2021 04:51 PM (8k/pR)

19
1. They were poor.
2. Trump got more done than any President in memory, despite that.

Posted by: Axeman at October 08, 2021 04:51 PM (XHhHI)

20 Want to have some fun?

Call your pharmacy and ask if they'll accept and fill ivermectin prescriptions.

If they say yes they'll then tell you they can't get it any longer.

And it's not covered by insurance.

Ten cent pills are $7-$10 now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 60% of COVID hospitalizations are vaccinated, see slide 12 at October 08, 2021 04:51 PM (RDD2k)

21 McConnell would not allow Trump to recess appoint people to his administration. AFAIK, never before has a Senate Majority Leader of the same party as the President done this.

The Turtle needs to DIAF.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 08, 2021 04:52 PM (yQpMk)

22 Comity is a one-way street.

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2021 04:51 PM (8k/pR)
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How's that funny?

Posted by: Axeman at October 08, 2021 04:52 PM (XHhHI)

23 Comity is a one-way street.

**

That's Pfizer's shot, right?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 60% of COVID hospitalizations are vaccinated, see slide 12 at October 08, 2021 04:52 PM (RDD2k)

24 Republican senators do the gentlemanly thing. And never wear dungarees either.

Posted by: George Will at October 08, 2021 04:53 PM (63Dwl)

25 #24 = Great reference!

Posted by: Crusader at October 08, 2021 04:54 PM (ewSN2)

26 "Virtually all of them are traitors who do not deserve their offices."

Which leaves us with ... bupkis, I guess. There are no more trustworthy people to choose from. Not for political office. Not for military leadership. Not for professional or fiduciary roles. Whenever you think you've found one, he hastens to disillusion you.

Posted by: Mentholated Smooth-Drawing gp at October 08, 2021 04:54 PM (qpX6U)

27 Oh crap, this isn't ace.

Sorry Joe.

Self-ban until #100, except you know, it's all sort of connected because state (R) legislators aren't doing much to fight back, either.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 60% of COVID hospitalizations are vaccinated, see slide 12 at October 08, 2021 04:54 PM (RDD2k)

28 Comity is a one-way street.
Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2021 04:51 PM (8k/pR)
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Comey is a lampstand.

Posted by: Axeman at October 08, 2021 04:54 PM (XHhHI)

29 Good hard proof of something we've known for years and decades. We need a new party. We'll not get one, not soon anyway, but this disgusting, useless, cowardly, backstabbing heap of gilded slime and shit needs to be hauled off and dropped into a volcano.

Posted by: Ordinary American at October 08, 2021 04:54 PM (H8QX8)

30 It would be interesting to see how many of the unfaithful "Republican" senators benefited from Dominion and other instances of voter fraud.

For example, McCain was getting smoked by the entire fields back in 2008, then Team Hillary declared foul on Florida, so all Democrats were disenfranchised in that primary (Florida is closed primary), many registered as Republicans to be an early manifestation of Rush's Operation Chaos so that Democrats could give McCain the win - which they delivered making McCain go from the rear of the nomination contestants to the front.

Of course Team McCain then went ahead and brought on what they thought would be a disaster for a Veep, who later turned out to be the only thing attractive to the GOP ticket. Her success resulted in McCain throwing in the towel just prior to the election telling the world that Obama would be the better candidate.

That would be a fine example of how the fraud machine is activated to turn losers into winners and winners into losers.

Romney benefitted from the same machine four years later.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 04:54 PM (+LCoQ)

31 As if it weren't obvious the GOP hates the average American, with the way people like Romney acted, these same jackals voted to confirm communists and terrorists for the Junta's cabinet.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at October 08, 2021 04:55 PM (G03UX)

32 Trump literally needs a shadow government to fight the swamp. Anything short of this and the govt continues to be a ponzi scheme.

A ponzi scheme, by narrowest definition, has mechanism and incentives to grow but not shrink.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 08, 2021 04:55 PM (/hXfz)

33 Comityville Horror

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 60% of COVID hospitalizations are vaccinated, see slide 12 at October 08, 2021 04:55 PM (RDD2k)

34 What we need is a Secretary of Boobies

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 08, 2021 04:56 PM (Kd5Vh)

35
Comity is a one-way street.
Posted by: garrett


Tragedy is easy.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2021 04:56 PM (63Dwl)

36 >>Comityville Horror

Heh

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2021 04:56 PM (bDqIh)

37 The GOP base has Stockholm Syndrome.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 08, 2021 04:56 PM (QU5/8)

38 hahaha, no, do-over:

Comityville Whorer

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 60% of COVID hospitalizations are vaccinated, see slide 12 at October 08, 2021 04:56 PM (RDD2k)

39 I can't believe the tree-spiker got confirmed. Are you freaking kidding me? How can we pretend any of the game matters when we're letting bullshit like that go down?

Posted by: Crusader at October 08, 2021 04:56 PM (ewSN2)

40 Pogo said it best (yes, I am that old): "We have met the enemy and he is us."

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2021 04:56 PM (/uaBM)

41 The Dems are the center of the economic and cultural life of the country. The big cities, the wealthy, the arts, entertainment, and they wield it all as a weapon.

It takes a really special person who is willing to forgo all that and maybe make their lives, and those of their families into a living hell, over something as abstract as "principlea" or "love of country" or even "what my voters want."

Such people are very, very few. And we need alot of them.

Posted by: Revenant at October 08, 2021 04:56 PM (c3dw6)

42 Dog Mess Bleached White By The Sun > Senate Republicans

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 08, 2021 04:57 PM (R/m4+)

43 I think of McCancer being the deciding vote against Obamacare, or Mittens voting to Impeach. With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Posted by: Greybeard Represent at October 08, 2021 04:57 PM (VuEko)

44 I can't count the number of Republican Leaders and Pundits that have INSISTED that a Democrat President is entitled to their nominees.

Lidsay Graham is always right up there.




Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2021 04:57 PM (8k/pR)

45 The Dems are the center of the economic and cultural life of the country. The big cities, the wealthy, the arts, entertainment, and they wield it all as a weapon.

**

And somehow Republican Structural Racism.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 60% of COVID hospitalizations are vaccinated, see slide 12 at October 08, 2021 04:57 PM (RDD2k)

46 Kerry said Joe didn't know about the sub deal.

The guy said that like it excuses Biden. Do any of Biden's opponents really think that if there is something going on in the government Joe for damn sure knows what's going on? Is that a phrase people even associate with Silver Alert?

What it doesn't explain is *who* screwed the pooch that caused an unprecedented removal of the French ambassador?

Blinkin or the staff of expert professionals in the State Department, who Trump dared to doubt (and Vindman tattled)?

Posted by: Axeman at October 08, 2021 04:58 PM (XHhHI)

47 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THERE ARE NO PICS OF BUSTY WOMEN IN THE POST! WAIT, THAT'S NOT FUNNY AT ALL!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLESSBERGER at October 08, 2021 04:58 PM (kTF2Z)

48 These confirmation votes are a great reminder of how useless the collective body of Republicans are in the Senate. Never willing to go blow-for-blow with the Dems. Always losing with dignity.

Other than possibly elevating the likes of Cruz, Paul, and Hawley to committee chairmanships, I don't see any advantage to the Reps having the majority for the remainder of the Marionette administration (did you get that, GOPe fundraising texters?)

BTW, Barr ended up getting three Dem votes. You can probably guess who two of those Senators were.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at October 08, 2021 04:58 PM (TNyrE)

49 I can't believe the tree-spiker got confirmed. Are you freaking kidding me? How can we pretend any of the game matters when we're letting bullshit like that go down?
Posted by: Crusader at October 08, 2021 04:56 PM (ewSN2)



45 no votes, right? So they could have sustained a filibuster if they wanted to, but they didn't. And where were the other 5 Republicans? Washday?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 08, 2021 04:59 PM (yQpMk)

50 Not useless. They could have been stacked like a sandbag barricade to stop the Jan 6th tour of the Capitol Building. That one is on Nanzi, as Speaker, for not ordering them to stack dick and ass to protect the rest.

Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at October 08, 2021 04:59 PM (ryZ+Q)

51 These confirmation votes are a great reminder of how useless the collective body of Republicans are in the Senate.

**

Remember when the Republicans got a short little "Obamacare is hereby repealed" bill to Obama's desk when they knew they could count on his veto and then never even bothered trying a vote when they had majorities in both House and Senate and the most conservative POTUS since Coolidge in the White House?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 60% of COVID hospitalizations are vaccinated, see slide 12 at October 08, 2021 05:00 PM (RDD2k)

52 ANd regardon McConnells clever use of rules against the Democrats -- would it be si hard to, you know, also scream and pound the table about all the crap that's in that bill for $3.5 Trillion?


One of McConnell's tricks was to deny Trump any recess appointments.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 05:00 PM (+LCoQ)

53 Literally worthless.

This is why I am no longer Republican and no longer an advocate for 'fixing' the party.

We have to accept commie rule for a time while we build a new party full of headhunters and will to power pipehitters.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 08, 2021 05:00 PM (XvPQV)

54 That's it. Everyone else is just posturing for votes back home that they know their constituents won't give to "Democrats".

you think josh hawley is like that?

Posted by: jason_farnon at October 08, 2021 05:00 PM (Gix6H)

55 So, now that we identified them as useless, does anyone have any idea how we flush these turds?

Posted by: Dr. Claw at October 08, 2021 05:00 PM (roH4R)

56 ANd regardon McConnells clever use of rules against the Democrats -- would it be si hard to, you know, also scream and pound the table about all the crap that's in that bill for $3.5 Trillion?

Like, being the guy who foils the Dems occasionally using rules is not exactly heroic. They don't have to be emotionally unstable like the Dems, but showing that they care, even a little, seems too much d@mn work for them. Better to just sigh and roll over, saving your harsher sentiments for snarky tweets and fundraising letters (i.e. have the staffers pen that stuff, whatever, there's a cocktail party somewhere).

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2021 04:47 PM (bDqIh)


Yeah, that's the thing. You just know this bill is loaded to the gills that most Americans would consider lunacy and a waste of money at best.

The Reps should be doing this every day, but instead put on Pampers and let their Democrat Daddies tickle their bellies.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 08, 2021 05:00 PM (Xo5lP)

57 The problem with using Senators for flood control is they float away.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:01 PM (Tnijr)

58

The Republicans cling to the philosophy that the elected President should get his picks unless there is something EXTREMELY bad about the pick. They somehow believe that when the Democrats take over that they will follow in kind. I remember Richard Lugar saying that over and over and over.

Charlie Brown and Lucy with the football when the walls fell.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2021 05:01 PM (63Dwl)

59 Posted by: Curly Shuffle at October 08, 2021 04:58 PM (TNyrE)
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Democrats are ideologues: win at all costs.

The most idealist (different word) of conservatives will always have deference to the process over personal victories.

It's just the nature of the beast.

Posted by: Axeman at October 08, 2021 05:01 PM (XHhHI)

60 Commies will do anything to keep power. That is what they are.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2021 05:02 PM (/uaBM)

61 I'm watching Voyage To The Bottom Of the Sea and they just ran into something.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:02 PM (Tnijr)

62 When I see any R senator on TV, I always have the same comment:

Run to the end of your chain and bark.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 08, 2021 05:03 PM (kTF2Z)

63 The Republicans cling to the philosophy that the elected President should get his picks unless there is something EXTREMELY bad about the pick. They somehow believe that when the Democrats take over that they will follow in kind. I remember Richard Lugar saying that over and over and over.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2021 05:01 PM (63Dwl)
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Integrity is doing what you think is right regardless of reciprocation.

It's always been.

Posted by: Axeman at October 08, 2021 05:03 PM (XHhHI)

64 61 I'm watching Voyage To The Bottom Of the Sea...

Probably just Whoopie.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2021 05:03 PM (/uaBM)

65 The Republicans cling to the philosophy that the elected President should get his picks unless there is something EXTREMELY bad about the pick. They somehow believe that when the Democrats take over that they will follow in kind. I remember Richard Lugar saying that over and over and over.

Charlie Brown and Lucy with the football when the walls fell.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2021 05:01 PM (63Dwl)


They obsessively cling to protecting the institutions because they don't know how to operate outside those institutions. They don't want major reform, they just want to be in charge of everything.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 08, 2021 05:03 PM (jOcSX)

66 So, now that we identified them as useless, does anyone have any idea how we flush these turds?

An active way would be the most reasonable: Secession.

Barring that, it will happen soon because What is Not Sustainable will not Continue. Just as Communist USSR fell, so will Communist fUSA.

There is no backup. Life is going to suck. Enjoy what you have today as if today is the last you will have it.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 05:03 PM (+LCoQ)

67 How many of Trump's nominees were rejected, and of them how many were non-judicial? Because I seem to remember his cabinet appointments being pretty slow but routine

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2021 05:03 PM (KZzsI)

68 I proceed from the position that the Dems and GOP are a uniparty. Almost no conservatives.
In this then when I see how they work, I am never surprised by the outcome.
Eff em all.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2021 05:03 PM (Gqglx)

69 Worthless, but expensive.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 08, 2021 05:04 PM (d9FiS)

70 problem with using Senators for flood control is they float away.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:01 PM (Tnijr)

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Sounds more like a feature.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at October 08, 2021 05:04 PM (G03UX)

71 The counterpoint to GOP messaging on the spending bill is that attacking the bill will allow Pelosi and Schumee to circle the wagons.

By keeping quiet, the story is all about Democrat infighting.

Posted by: Revenant at October 08, 2021 05:04 PM (c3dw6)

72 "Probably just Whoopie.
Posted by: Ruthless "

90% is below the surface.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:04 PM (Tnijr)

73 it`s pretty simple...trump is not a republican.....

trump knew little of all these career pols(he was a neophyte)......all his staffers....all the judges....they`re republicans....they were chosen by republicans....and most hated and resented trump(the interloper)...

c`mon...the judges aren`t trump`s...none it was teump`s...his advisors were pretty much all establishment hacks and the ones who weren`t(bannon/mike flynn/t.k. mcfarland) were deep sixed by the majority(by hook or by crook)...

Posted by: uncouth jay marks at October 08, 2021 05:05 PM (GT8Ln)

74 The trouble with Congress is that it is made up almost entirely of lawyers, and lawyers are a form of weasel.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2021 05:05 PM (/uaBM)

75 Not to be too picky... but the differences in numbers here is irrelevant. It boils down the quality of the picks. Trump had a horrible track record with appointees. Whether or not that's on him is open for debate. What's not debatable is the quality of those he ultimately (had) selected, and thus were confirmed.

Overall, a shit show of losers. Few exceptions.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 08, 2021 05:05 PM (BFigT)

76 f'd are the in the South China Sea?

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2021 05:05 PM (2JoB8)

77 Given the widespread vote fraud we have seen it's time to ask if that is also going on during the primaries. Is the GOPe protecting this pack of senate incumbents?

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at October 08, 2021 05:05 PM (3AD8C)

78 Speaking of DNI, looking at chart;

Didn't Ratcliff turn out to be a piece of shit?

Posted by: Braenyard at October 08, 2021 05:05 PM (tyEy7)

79 Virtually all of them are traitors who do not deserve their offices.

Which is why I say vote for the Dem in the primary and the general. Create a blue tsunami to sweep every one of those GOP assholes out of office?

"But that means turning the country over to the Dems!"

Look around - the Dems are running the country now with no pushback (and in many cases, with the outright help) from the GOP. The only thing that matters to these rotten nickelfuckers is their position. Rob them of it and let the Dems take over. To paraphrase JFK, break the GOP into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the wind.

Concentrate at the lower level and forget the DC traitors. **Admiral Kirk voice** Let them die!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 08, 2021 05:05 PM (2JVJo)

80 When I see any R senator on TV, I always have the same comment:

Run to the end of your chain and bark.


You have also described pretty much every single talk radio and television personality that is allegedly "Conservative".

They are controlled opposition. So was Rush. There are just some things The Party will never let you say.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 08, 2021 05:05 PM (+LCoQ)

81 Ruthless for the Thread win

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2021 05:06 PM (2JoB8)

82 "I think we just hit Guam."

Posted by: Richard Basehart at October 08, 2021 05:06 PM (guGkK)

83 I have to wonder what would have happened if Trump had run in the Democrat Primary in 2016.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 08, 2021 05:06 PM (yQpMk)

84 Ten cent pills are $7-$10 now.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - 60% of COVID hospitalizations are vaccinated, see slide 12 at October 08, 2021 04:51 PM (RDD2k)

FYI - I paid less than $3.00 / pill for my ivermectin prescriptions earliier this week. Glad that it was available. And I blame big guv and big pharma for the price hike.

Posted by: tbodie. at October 08, 2021 05:06 PM (NuA1h)

85 The U.S. Senate: World's Greatest Debilitative Body.

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at October 08, 2021 05:06 PM (LRtsD)

86 "The trouble with Congress is that it is made up almost entirely of lawyers, and lawyers are a form of weasel.
Posted by: Ruthless "

They are on the black sheep side of the weasel family, on the otter branch.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:06 PM (Tnijr)

87 This proves that the uni-party theory.

Posted by: Archer at October 08, 2021 05:07 PM (gmo/4)

88 How many of Trump's nominees were rejected, and of them how many were non-judicial? Because I seem to remember his cabinet appointments being pretty slow but routine

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2021 05:03 PM (KZzsI)

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I believe PDT's picks were slow-walked to the point some withdrew their nomination, or, the D's kicked up such a fuss, the nomination was withdrawn.

My impression, however, I very well might be mistaken.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at October 08, 2021 05:07 PM (G03UX)

89 Another task force or blue ribbon commission should surely fix everything!

Posted by: China Joe 🤡-in-chief at October 08, 2021 05:08 PM (xDZNS)

90

The Biden administration has formed a TASK FORCE to look into the supply chain screwup.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2021 05:08 PM (63Dwl)

91 FJB

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at October 08, 2021 05:08 PM (fC8md)

92 I can't count the number of Republican Leaders and Pundits that have INSISTED that a Democrat President is entitled to their nominees.

Lidsay Graham is always right up there.
Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2021 04:57 PM (8k/pR)
************
They do this over and over again hoping that the Dems will return the favor the next time. They never learn.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 08, 2021 05:08 PM (NpAcC)

93 They are on the black sheep side of the weasel family, on the otter branch.
Posted by: f'd at October


Hey! No dissing the otters!

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 08, 2021 05:08 PM (OiAoj)

94 Another task force or blue ribbon commission should surely fix everything!


The important thing is to vote harder.


And donate more. 5X Match!!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 08, 2021 05:08 PM (yQpMk)

95 "f'd are the in the South China Sea?"

Must not be. They rescued some starving survivors in a life raft and they still had their dog.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:09 PM (Tnijr)

96 The trouble with Congress is that it is made up almost entirely of lawyers, and lawyers are a form of weasel.
Posted by: Ruthless


What do you call it when a ship full of lawyers sinks and they all die?


A good start.

Posted by: Archer at October 08, 2021 05:09 PM (gmo/4)

97 Worse Than Useless: Senate Republicans
[Joe Mannix]

hog tits boar some assembly required!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 05:09 PM (yrol0)

98 Blake that is my recollection as well, it can be proved but would take a bit of research

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2021 05:09 PM (2JoB8)

99 The problem with using Senators for flood control is they float away.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:01 PM


If you keep enough cash in the freezer of your refrigerator it won't float away.

Posted by: William Jefferson (D) at October 08, 2021 05:09 PM (dQvv7)

100 Trump's nominations were delayed and frustrated to the bitter end. It took nearly two years to fill most of the positions, and there were still many empty with "acting" placeholders. This was due to the Republicans, who are also a form of weasel apparently.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2021 05:09 PM (/uaBM)

101 one of Trump's supermajorities was McConnell's wife.
Posted by: x


Well.....wow.

What a surprise....I guess. Good call, there....x.....

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at October 08, 2021 05:09 PM (vcOmj)

102 Final electrical: Complete

Occupancy certificate: Complete

Party at my house!

Posted by: flounder at October 08, 2021 05:09 PM (KnJdm)

103 "Hey! No dissing the otters!
Posted by: nurse ratched "

RIVER otter branch.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:09 PM (Tnijr)

104 What do you call it when a ship full of lawyers sinks and they all die?


A good start.

Posted by: Archer at October 08, 2021 05:09 PM (gmo/4)

What do you call Mil and New Vette in flaming crash?

Mixed Emotions

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 05:10 PM (yrol0)

105 The Biden administration has formed a TASK FORCE to look into the supply chain screwup.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2021 05:08 PM (63Dwl)
*********
Is Kamala the supply chain czar?

Posted by: redridinghood at October 08, 2021 05:10 PM (NpAcC)

106 >> Trump literally needs a shadow government to fight the swamp. Anything short of this and the govt continues to be a ponzi scheme.


Had a guy tell me that there is this tinfoil hat theory - Know why you never see Kumdumpster and Biden has the Whitehouse stage set?Trump never left, still in office and in charge. Trump is running everything into the ground and blaming the Donks so he will get a third term.

Primo shadow government shit right there.

Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at October 08, 2021 05:10 PM (cNbpv)

107 And yet, Trump got more done.

It can serve as an empirical illustration that the battle is the Lord's.

Sometimes when you win, you lose. And sometimes when you lose, you win.

Posted by: Axeman at October 08, 2021 05:10 PM (XHhHI)

108 103 "Hey! No dissing the otters!
Posted by: nurse ratched "

RIVER otter branch.
Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:09 PM (Tnijr)

The otters here shit on your docks and generally fuck thing up.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 05:10 PM (yrol0)

109 It's sort of a catch-22

Everyone know Trump makes awful personnel picks, so therefore Republicans are not wanting to rubber stamp what down the road is likely a train wreck.

Almost every person Trump hand picked was a train wreck.

Senate Republicans are spineless, but if Trump let spineless Senators preemptively make decisions, Trump is even more to blame for being cowardly.

Posted by: Blago at October 08, 2021 05:11 PM (Yk5kp)

110 FYI - I paid less than $3.00 / pill for my ivermectin prescriptions earliier this week. Glad that it was available. And I blame big guv and big pharma for the price hike.
Posted by: tbodie. at

*

(looks to make sure I'm past 100)

Was that with insurance?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:11 PM (3DjGn)

111 8 An interesting table. Amplifying on that would be a list of current Republican Senators who voted no for Trump's and yes for Biden's nominee.

An excellent indicator of who should primaried.
Posted by: randomcurrent
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And where we should put our money and effort.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 08, 2021 05:11 PM (tyEy7)

112 RIVER otter branch.
Posted by: f'd at October 08


Ok. You get a pass this time.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 08, 2021 05:11 PM (OiAoj)

113 Last time I checked Rick Scott of Florida voted against at least 15 Biden nominations. Need more analysis.

Good topic!!

Posted by: JM in Florida - Behold the Manchurian Candidate at October 08, 2021 05:11 PM (HCeRP)

114 Lispy Graham is one of the worst.

Posted by: Infidel at October 08, 2021 05:11 PM (iorxD)

115 "The otters here shit on your docks and generally fuck thing up.
Posted by: rhennigantx"

You can see how they evolved into attorneys.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:11 PM (Tnijr)

116 ", they just want to be in charge of everything."

No they want to keep coming in second.

Posted by: DaveA at October 08, 2021 05:11 PM (FhXTo)

117 Is Kamala the supply chain czar?
Posted by: redridinghood at October 08, 2021 05:10 PM (NpAcC)

You Trabant will be ready for delivery in 2028. I hope you like babyshit green.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 05:12 PM (yrol0)

118 Josh Hawley gives nominees a grilling, not sure how he votes.

Posted by: JM in Florida - Behold the Manchurian Candidate at October 08, 2021 05:12 PM (HCeRP)

119 "You Trabant will be ready for delivery in 2028. I hope you like babyshit green."


People are going to be surprised when they discover the two golf cart batteries are not included.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:13 PM (Tnijr)

120 Joe and Kamala have never had 1 single fucking job. Between them.

Not 1.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 05:14 PM (yrol0)

121 21 McConnell would not allow Trump to recess appoint people to his administration. AFAIK, never before has a Senate Majority Leader of the same party as the President done this.

The Turtle needs to DIAF.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)
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Send him home to China.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 08, 2021 05:14 PM (tyEy7)

122
What flavor of 'lip gloss' do, you know, like? Any of them make your diaper less crinkly?

Posted by: NotDonLemon at October 08, 2021 05:14 PM (GKpUA)

123 An excellent indicator of who should primaried.
Posted by: randomcurrent
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And where we should put our money and effort.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 08, 2021 05:11 PM (tyEy7)

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And if unsuccessfully primaried, a worthy crossover vote for the Dem challenger.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at October 08, 2021 05:14 PM (TNyrE)

124 119 "You Trabant will be ready for delivery in 2028. I hope you like babyshit green."


People are going to be surprised when they discover the two golf cart batteries are not included.
Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:13 PM (Tnijr)

Additional Dealer Equipment

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 05:14 PM (yrol0)

125 R Hey... here's a person who is qualified to do X job

D No way. They're not Marxist enough

R So... would this Marxist be acceptable?

D NO. Not evil enough

R OK... you pick

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 08, 2021 05:15 PM (BFigT)

126 "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" is screaming for a remake.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:15 PM (Tnijr)

127 You Trabant will be ready for delivery in 2028.


Shit, the plumber is coming that day.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 08, 2021 05:15 PM (yQpMk)

128 Trump is running everything into the ground and blaming the Donks so he will get a third term.

Primo shadow government shit right there.
Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at October 08, 2021 05:10 PM (cNbpv)

Sounds totally bizarre to me, and promulgated by someone who loathes Trump.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 08, 2021 05:15 PM (lQj4a)

129 Primo shadow government shit right there.
Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at October 08, 2021 05:10 PM (cNbpv)
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If you think Trump would let traitor Milley the dog sit for two more seconds making the American Army less ready, then I don't know what Trump is "ruling" the WH.

And I don't know why I should care. That's Q/Jackstraw ops shit.

Posted by: Axeman at October 08, 2021 05:15 PM (XHhHI)

130 126 "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" is screaming for a remake.
Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:15 PM (Tnijr)

If crossed with Airplane!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 05:15 PM (yrol0)

131 We're talking the deluxe model Trabant, then. The standard models are foot-driven like in The Flintstones.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2021 05:16 PM (/uaBM)

132 Electric Trabant would be a good name for a band. Not so good for a car though.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:16 PM (Tnijr)

133 120 Joe and Kamala have never had 1 single fucking job. Between them.

Not 1.
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08,

Joe has never done a single useful thing in his life. Kamala does have bjs going for her.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 08, 2021 05:16 PM (yyfQG)

134 PUT IT IN 'K'!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 08, 2021 05:16 PM (yQpMk)

135 Shit, the plumber is coming that day.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 08, 2021 05:15 PM (yQpMk)

In Russia Plummer Plum You!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 05:17 PM (yrol0)

136 > "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" is screaming for a remake.

Probably.

If there are titties involved. Lot of 'em. In every scene.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 08, 2021 05:17 PM (BFigT)

137 you're not counting blow jobs i guess

Posted by: jason_farnon at October 08, 2021 05:17 PM (Gix6H)

138 In Russia Plummer Plum You!
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 05:17 PM (yrol0)
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LOL.

Posted by: Merrick Gulag Himmler Garland at October 08, 2021 05:18 PM (XHhHI)

139 How many positions, including staff and assistants are turned over in a new administration? three thousand? Every spokesperson for every under secretary and every chief of staff for every assistant to the under secretary have to come from somewhere. When you add in that you hope the appointee/hire has some connection to the area of expertise at hand or even some institutional experience it would be an impossible task for an outsider to staff up without a large cadre of career swamp things.

As much as I hated the betrayal and usurpations of the Trump Admin's functionaries, I'm not sure what the alternative is when the permanent staff was sabotaging stuff also.

The Republicans' role as the Washington Generals is bad, but the petit aristocracy of the bureaucrats is what thwarts actual self governance today.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at October 08, 2021 05:18 PM (u1eUk)

140 "Everyone know Trump makes awful personnel picks, so therefore Republicans are not wanting to rubber stamp what down the road is likely a train wreck.

Almost every person Trump hand picked was a train wreck."

do you really believe that all trump`s picks weren`t pulled from a pool provided him by the republican establishment?

Posted by: uncouth jay marks at October 08, 2021 05:18 PM (GT8Ln)

141 Everyone know Trump makes awful personnel picks, so therefore Republicans are not wanting to rubber stamp what down the road is likely a train wreck.
--

Not quite. The GOPe wanted to force its own picks on Trump, and was loathe to give him appointments that would allow Trump to drive reform.

Trump's economic and foreign policy was diametrically in opposition to the Senate.

And, there is the matter of the Senate coup against him through the SSCI.

If "Every President is entitled to his picks", the GOP didnt really do that for Trump. Lindsey Graham and the rest are a pack of liars.

Posted by: Revenant at October 08, 2021 05:18 PM (c3dw6)

142 132 Electric Trabant would be a good name for a band. Not so good for a car though.
Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:16 PM (Tnijr)

I saw Electric Trabant open for Motorhead at the Palomino in Austin.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 05:18 PM (yrol0)

143 Amazing to recall that Justice Scalia's 1986 Senate confirmation vote was 98-0 -- with all 47 D's, and 51 of 53 R's (2 not voting), voting to confirm.

Marxism comes at you ... gradually, then suddenly.

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at October 08, 2021 05:18 PM (LRtsD)

144 (looks to make sure I'm past 100)

Good catch. I missed that on my comment. Apologies, Joe.

Was that with insurance?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:11 PM (3DjGn

No. For reasons it was cash out of pocket.

Posted by: tbodie. at October 08, 2021 05:19 PM (NuA1h)

145 If there are titties involved. Lot of 'em. In every scene.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 08, 2021 05:17 PM (BFigT)

If I owned Twin Peaks I would rename it titties and beer.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 05:19 PM (yrol0)

146
"If there are titties involved. Lot of 'em. In every scene.
Posted by: Martini Farmer "

Voyage to the Bottom of the Cervix?

Posted by: Long John Submarine at October 08, 2021 05:19 PM (Tnijr)

147 People are no joke paying actual money to buy electric Jaguars.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:20 PM (3DjGn)

148 139 How many positions, including staff and assistants are turned over in a new administration? three thousand? Every spokesperson for every under secretary and every chief of staff for every assistant to the under secretary have to come from somewhere. When you add in that you hope the appointee/hire has some connection to the area of expertise at hand or even some institutional experience it would be an impossible task for an outsider to staff up without a large cadre of career swamp things.

As much as I hated the betrayal and usurpations of the Trump Admin's functionaries, I'm not sure what the alternative is when the permanent staff was sabotaging stuff also.

The Republicans' role as the Washington Generals is bad, but the petit aristocracy of the bureaucrats is what thwarts actual self governance today.
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at October 08, 2021 05:18 PM (u1eUk)

I have binders of women!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 05:20 PM (yrol0)

149 I believe PDT's picks were slow-walked to the point some withdrew their nomination, or, the D's kicked up such a fuss, the nomination was withdrawn.

I'm just ... this analysis is an impressive amount of work but it doesn't really tell me anything.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2021 05:20 PM (KZzsI)

150 147 People are no joke paying actual money to buy electric Jaguars.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:20 PM (3DjGn)

I would rather have a LeCar.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 05:21 PM (yrol0)

151 I'm just ... this analysis is an impressive amount of work but it doesn't really tell me anything.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2021 05:20 PM (KZzsI)



It tells me that the Republican Leadership are Democrts.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 08, 2021 05:21 PM (yQpMk)

152 Hiya Mannix !

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2021 05:21 PM (arJlL)

153 VttBotS remake with global warming

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2021 05:21 PM (2JoB8)

154 Trump's administration was knee-capped from day one to day last. Mostly by Republicans.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2021 05:21 PM (/uaBM)

155 Voyage to the bottom of the C

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:21 PM (3DjGn)

156 VttBotS remake with global warming
Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2021 05:21 PM (2JoB


Didn't the original movie have the sky on fire?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 08, 2021 05:21 PM (yQpMk)

157 83 I have to wonder what would have happened if Trump had run in the Democrat Primary in 2016.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 08, 2021 05:06 PM (yQpMk)

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"Trump Didn't Kill Himself" would have become a meme.

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at October 08, 2021 05:21 PM (LRtsD)

158 The new 2022 Electric Trabant has a gerbil on an exercise wheel as a back up generator.

Posted by: Archer at October 08, 2021 05:22 PM (gmo/4)

159 Listening to Josh Hawley's articulate, measured and completely useless questioning of the DOJ Stasi hack this week underscored to me how out of it this party is.

Our politicians are stuck in a loop of 20th century rhetoric and manners in a brutal 21st century Thunderdome, and they really have no idea.

At this point I believe most conservatives understand that the Left is at war with America and with us. War, nothing less. I think less than 5% of our politicians understand this.

Holding to the notion that conventional or traditional means of political conflict will serve us in this exigent and precarious state of war is pathetic. We need to be open to all creative possibilities for new forms of battle. Our politicians are clearly incapable of this.

Posted by: Ordinary American at October 08, 2021 05:22 PM (H8QX8)

160 I have a solution regarding the coming caravan of 60K Haitians on their way to the border. Simple. State of Texas must provide free transportation for the horde, on to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and unload them there. Good luck, people. See ya.

Posted by: Sphynx at October 08, 2021 05:22 PM (rXie1)

161 People are no joke paying actual money to buy electric Jaguars.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:20 PM (3DjGn)
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Some of them play a mean guitar.

Posted by: Axeman at October 08, 2021 05:22 PM (XHhHI)

162 I bet they all wear crinkle diapers? The mere thought makes me get excited. *sniff*

Posted by: China Joe at October 08, 2021 05:22 PM (yzFcm)

163 Trump's administration was knee-capped from day one to day last. Mostly by Republicans.
Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2021 05:21 PM (/uaBM)

Word.

Posted by: tbodie. at October 08, 2021 05:23 PM (NuA1h)

164 In the Marxists spending plan is more payouts to buy electric cars, only people buying electric cars, possibly on the cheap soon are richer Marxists.

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2021 05:23 PM (2JoB8)

165 158 The new 2022 Electric Trabant has a gerbil on an exercise wheel as a back up generator.
Posted by: Archer at October 08, 2021 05:22 PM (gmo/4)

And tube of KY incase you need a sexual encounter!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 05:23 PM (yrol0)

166 So ... the vast majority of Republican Congressional office holders are crinklebottom diaper wearers?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 08, 2021 05:24 PM (a3Q+t)

167 "Didn't the original movie have the sky on fire?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) "


Yep. Global warming got completely out of hand. Never fear though, the Experts have a plan.

Posted by: Long John Submarine at October 08, 2021 05:24 PM (Tnijr)

168 151 I'm just ... this analysis is an impressive amount of work but it doesn't really tell me anything.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2021 05:20 PM (KZzsI)
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It tells me that the Republican Leadership are Democrts.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 08, 2021 05:21 PM (yQpMk)
-----------------------------------------

That chart's a keeper. We need more report.
Need to know those defectors, when they are up for election an who wants to primary them.

There are hordlings in every state who could bring forward that unique knowledge which could become a political force.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 08, 2021 05:25 PM (tyEy7)

169 I'd love to buy a Shelby Mustang. I can't conceive of a reason I'd want the electric version.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 08, 2021 05:25 PM (yyfQG)

170 The average household income of a Tesla Model X owner is $143,177 per year.

As a comparison, the median household income in the United States in 2017 was $61,372.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2021 05:25 PM (yrol0)

171 Trabants are very fast and efficient going downhill. Uphill, not so much.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2021 05:25 PM (/uaBM)

172 NFL (or rather NFL writers) are really looking for excitement when a double punt is the greatest play in football history. Really?

Jeb: Please watch us.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 08, 2021 05:25 PM (kBuGL)

173
45 no votes, right? So they could have sustained a filibuster if they wanted to, but they didn't. And where were the other 5 Republicans? Washday?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 08, 2021 04:59 PM (yQpMk)

Executive appointments can't be filibustered anymore since McConnell extended Reid's nuking of the judicial filibuster.

Posted by: Liberty at October 08, 2021 05:26 PM (HvoRs)

174 ValleyVet supply already has UPS tracking from my order a few hours ago. Entirely Pets said it was out of stock, two weeks (when I called after week, then two weeks) later I called and a nice American woman said #2weeks. That was three weeks ago. The charged my card right away ... coulda asked for refund but I really wanted it.

Now (if Valley Vet delivers) I can finally cure Wilbur of his worms.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 08, 2021 05:26 PM (Cus5s)

175 or Mr Ed I mean, horse paste is not for Wilbur, silly rabbits.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 08, 2021 05:27 PM (Cus5s)

176 We already are starting to see brownouts, and Brandon wants us to replace the entire auto fleet with electrics? Hmm, strategy or tactics? Or, the other alternative, gross stupidity.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2021 05:27 PM (/uaBM)

177 Now England joins Finland, Sweden and Denmark, banning the Moderna vaccine in males under 30.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 08, 2021 05:27 PM (NpAcC)

178 Every submarine should have a standard issue Barbara Eden on board.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:27 PM (Tnijr)

179 NFL (or rather NFL writers) are really looking for excitement when a double punt is the greatest play in football history. Really?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 08, 2021 05:25 PM (kBuGL)
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NFL came out earlier this year.

Posted by: Axeman at October 08, 2021 05:28 PM (XHhHI)

180 Now (if Valley Vet delivers) I can finally cure Wilbur of his worms.
Posted by: illiniwek at October 08, 2021 05:26 PM (Cus5s)

175 or Mr Ed I mean, horse paste is not for Wilbur, silly rabbits.
Posted by: illiniwek at October 08, 2021 05:27 PM (Cus5s)

Well, it should cure wilbur as well, you know.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 08, 2021 05:28 PM (kBuGL)

181 Charlie Brown and Lucy with the football when the walls fell.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2021 05:01 PM (63Dwl)

If this doesn't describe the 2021 Repub party, I don't know what does.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2021 05:28 PM (sy5kK)

182 If we're going to discuss average household income, how in the world do so many cars fill up the parking lots of the Sprouts grocery store chain? $10 for a loaf of bread, or a carton of eggs? $10 more for butter? Where did those people's household money go before they decided to blow it all on groceries?

Posted by: Crusader at October 08, 2021 05:28 PM (ewSN2)

183 People are no joke paying actual money to buy electric Jaguars.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:20 PM (3DjGn)


Rolls-Royce is introducing the all-electric Spectre in 2023, and will be ending production of all IC cars by 2030.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 08, 2021 05:28 PM (2JVJo)

184 Infinitesimally small nic change.

Posted by: tbodie at October 08, 2021 05:28 PM (NuA1h)

185 "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" is screaming for a remake."

Sealab 2020.

Posted by: Mentholated Smooth-Drawing gp at October 08, 2021 05:28 PM (qpX6U)

186 176 We already are starting to see brownouts, and Brandon wants us to replace the entire auto fleet with electrics? Hmm, strategy or tactics? Or, the other alternative, gross stupidity.
Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2021 05:27 PM (/uaBM)

Commies do not need logic, sense or method to their mad cruelty. See: Stalin.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 08, 2021 05:29 PM (kBuGL)

187 The average household income of a Tesla Model X owner is $143,177 per year.
*

Two teachers
-

As a comparison, the median household income in the United States in 2017 was $61,372.
*

One teacher. Or a non teacher working family of two.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:29 PM (3DjGn)

188 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" is screaming for a remake."

Sealab 2020.
Posted by: Mentholated Smooth-Drawing gp at October 08, 2021 05:28 PM (qpX6U)
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The Plummet to the Bottom of the Sea: The Biden Sea Initiative

Posted by: Axeman at October 08, 2021 05:29 PM (XHhHI)

189 Rolls-Royce is introducing the all-electric Spectre in 2023, and will be ending production of all IC cars by 2030.

*

That makes sense, honestly. I doubt many are driven more than 50 miles a day.

Shame about the engine noise, but I guess that's what the Bentley is for.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:30 PM (3DjGn)

190 Executive appointments can't be filibustered anymore since McConnell extended Reid's nuking of the judicial filibuster.
Posted by: Liberty at October 08, 2021 05:26 PM (HvoRs)

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Judicial only. All others are subject to 60 vote cloture.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 08, 2021 05:30 PM (kTF2Z)

191 Now don't go denying those teachers their ginormous paychecks or they won't do a good job of teachin' our youngins.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2021 05:30 PM (/uaBM)

192 Why isn't Hunter consistently referred to as a son of a corrupt, senile, piece of shit?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 08, 2021 05:30 PM (yyfQG)

193 People are no joke paying actual money to buy electric Jaguars.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at October 08, 2021 05:20 PM (3DjGn)

People are stupid.

Posted by: The democrat party at October 08, 2021 05:30 PM (R/m4+)

194 I saw a Tesla in the kroger parking lot last night.

The ass end is all wrong. The very rear end is not bad, but the roofline screws up the proportions. Makes it look like you perched a jello mold on Demi Rose's ass. Just my opinion.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 08, 2021 05:31 PM (kBuGL)

195 Every submarine should have a standard issue Barbara Eden on board.

Posted by: f'd at October 08, 2021 05:27 PM (Tnijr)

The sub in Fantastic Voyage had a standard issue Raquel Welch on board.

Posted by: Archer at October 08, 2021 05:31 PM (gmo/4)

196 "Didn't the original movie have the sky on fire?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) "


Wasn't that something to do with the Van Allan Belt?

Not sure IIRC about that.

But, NO REMAKE, please. VttBotS was a lousy boring movie in it's first iteration, even to me as a kid.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 08, 2021 05:32 PM (Xo5lP)

197 The Yugo EV ... an idea whose time has come.

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at October 08, 2021 05:32 PM (LRtsD)

198 allan =allen

Posted by: naturalfake at October 08, 2021 05:33 PM (Xo5lP)

199 197 The Yugo EV ... an idea whose time has come.
Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at October 08, 2021 05:32 PM (LRtsD)

Just thinking of the battery assembly inside a yugo frame...

Would be like a bowling ball inside an aluminum foil box.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 08, 2021 05:34 PM (kBuGL)

200 According to Jen Psaki, Brandon's poll numbers, the crappy economy, and pretty much everything else can be blamed on the 20% of Americans who remain unjabbed.

Y'all know who you are.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 08, 2021 05:34 PM (a3Q+t)

201 The ass end is all wrong. The very rear end is not bad, but the roofline screws up the proportions. Makes it look like you perched a jello mold on Demi Rose's ass. Just my opinion.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 08, 2021 05:31 PM (kBuGL)

Yup...they remind me of a AMC Pacer just cleaned up a little.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 08, 2021 05:34 PM (R/m4+)

202 I've seen several Tesla cars here in Rapid City. Which means they had to truck them here from a dealer Denver because they don't have the range to buy one and drive it up here. Stupid.

Posted by: Archer at October 08, 2021 05:36 PM (gmo/4)

203 >>Makes it look like you perched a jello mold on Demi Rose's ass. Just my opinion.

Big ass trunk to carry the optional backup genset and 55 drum of fuel?

Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at October 08, 2021 05:37 PM (L3lHg)

204 Another quick hits nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 08, 2021 05:37 PM (kBuGL)

205 According to Jen Psaki, Brandon's poll numbers, the crappy economy, and pretty much everything else can be blamed on the 20% of Americans who remain unjabbed.

Y'all know who you are.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 08, 2021 05:34 PM (a3Q+t)
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All they have to do is line us against the wall and the number goes to 100%. Biden Administration MIRACLE!

Posted by: Axeman at October 08, 2021 05:37 PM (XHhHI)

206 176 We already are starting to see brownouts, and Brandon wants us to replace the entire auto fleet with electrics? Hmm, strategy or tactics? Or, the other alternative, gross stupidity.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2021 05:27 PM (/uaBM)

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In the future you will live in a cave, drive a Flintmobile, and like it, comrade!

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at October 08, 2021 05:38 PM (LRtsD)

207 Not surprisingly, FC CO has a shit-ton of Teslas. All driven by exactly the type of idiot you'd expect: dipshits with apparently too much money (they're also the ones buying up all the million-dollar flats in the area). I would spend it much more wisely.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at October 08, 2021 05:39 PM (xPJvm)

208 OMG. I can't even.

https://tinyurl.com/2mvxr458

The WH attempt to rebrand the VP.

The production co. is Sinking Ship Entertainment. This just has to be a parody from CTH.

Posted by: Infidel at October 08, 2021 05:40 PM (iorxD)

209 I had my first sighting of a Telsa roadster... their first production car in a parking lot in Monterey, CA. I pulled into the spot next to it with my oil leaking, smoking Porsche 914.

Dude was getting into it and sniffed.... "that's not what a sports car should be." I said... "Well, let's race." He was all excited until I said the race would be to San Jose.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 08, 2021 05:41 PM (BFigT)

210 With socialism, there will be one flavor of the People's ice cream.

Unless you're Joey B.

Posted by: JM in Florida - Behold the Manchurian Candidate at October 08, 2021 05:41 PM (HCeRP)

211 Imagine a future where we all get healthy because we have to walk everywhere. A bright, happy future for the makers of shoe soles.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2021 05:44 PM (/uaBM)

212 If all those 600-pound whales had to walk everywhere, they would soon be either a) dead or b) a lot skinnier.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2021 05:46 PM (/uaBM)

213
OMG. I can't even.

https://tinyurl.com/2mvxr458

The WH attempt to rebrand the VP.

The production co. is Sinking Ship Entertainment. This just has to be a parody from CTH.
Posted by: Infidel at October 08, 2021 05:40 PM (iorxD)

Even worse, they're a Canadian company.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 08, 2021 06:03 PM (n+4am)

214 "This is who the Republicans are. They fight against their own party routinely"

No dude, they ARE the party. As opposed to the rubes voting for them.

They represent and work for themselves, and have for a generation. People hate admitting they got taken by conmen but it's time.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 08, 2021 06:15 PM (IN1nj)

215 "I've seen several Tesla cars here in Rapid City."

Thayer are all over the place her in Columbus. Big ones, little ones, sporty ones.

Posted by: Tuna at October 08, 2021 06:18 PM (gLRfa)

216 I used to volunteer a couple of hours a week to staff our local GOP HQ here in FL. The old HQ closed last spring and they just opened up a new one, and I've gotten several calls to come back to help out. Apparently they're very short-handed.

I'm going to pass this time for all the reasons stated in this blog entry. The Republican party (at least in DC) is completely worthless, and I have no desire to waste my time helping them back to power only to abandon their so-called agenda.

At least here at the state level, we have the greatest governor in Ron DeSantis and a legislature that gets the conservative agenda done. I'll crawl over broken glass to get him re-elected and in the White House in 2024.

Posted by: 370H55V at October 08, 2021 07:25 PM (WusEB)

217 Yeah, well just you wait until we take back the House and Senate in 2022! THEN we'll start fighting. We promise. All we need is control of Congress. Wait. We also need the presidency to get anything done. Give us the presidency, and complete control of Congress and we'll start fighting for you. Wait. We also need the Supreme Court to be conservative. And the bureaucracy, that would help, too.

You know what? Just put us back in power so we can fritter two years away doing nothing and then resign in large numbers so the Dems can take over again. We get better personal deals when we're in the minority than when we're in the majority.

Posted by: Lawrence L at October 09, 2021 10:02 AM (FAuXd)

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