Schumer Plots Another Scheme To Force Voting Takeover Bill Through Senate

They're scheming to force a "real" filibuster, I think, one where Republicans would actually have to talk and talk and talk and hold the floor.

But I thought the current rules don't require that.

Senate Democrats are scrambling for a Plan B to pass voting rights legislation after Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced last week that they would not vote to change the Senate's filibuster rule despite the pleading of President Biden.

Now some Democrats are discussing a novel approach to circumventing a Republican filibuster that may allow voting rights legislation to pass with 51 votes without changing the Senate's rules.

These Democrats, including Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), are exploring the possibility of forcing Senate Republicans to actually hold the floor with speeches and procedural motions.

They hope that the Republican opposition may tire itself out after a few days or weeks and that Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) may be able to then call for a simple-majority vote on final passage and skip the formal procedural vote -- known as cloture -- on ending debate.

"There are a couple of paths here. Do we go down the path and do a long debate until it's done and then have a simple debate?" Kaine told reporters last week.

"We wouldn't need a rules change to pass the bill by simple majority if the debate is over. Theoretically, you do not need a rules change to pass a bill that's on the floor, you just have to allow debate to occur," he added.

The strategy has gained more attention from Senate Democrats in recent days as it's become crystal clear that Sinema and Manchin won't vote for a more straightforward rules change to lowering the procedural threshold for ending a filibuster from 60 votes to 50.

A second Democratic senator confirmed that colleagues are reviewing the idea of forcing Republicans to stage a talking filibuster to block voting rights legislation.

"We've discussed it," said the lawmaker, who explained that if Republicans don't occupy the floor with speeches and procedural motions, voting rights legislation should be allowed to come up for final passage under the Senate's rules.

The problem with this approach, according to Democrats familiar with the discussion, is that it hasn't been attempted in decades and no one is quite sure how it would play out procedurally.

The article details the problems with the Democrats' plan, if you're into the details of Senate procedures.

One big problem is that defeating a filibuster is asymmetrical -- it only takes a few minority Senators to hold the floor -- talking, offering new motions and amendments and so on -- but it would take all 50 Democrats to be present at any lapse in the stream of talking to shut the filibuster down, to move that discussion has ended.

The Democrats are extremely decrepit. Are they going to have all 50 of their bodies ready at all hours to vote for cloture? They might literally lose a Senator or two if they try that.

And there's a bigger problem.

Joe Manchin keeps saying publicly that he's against changing the filibuster to pass this voting takeover bill.

What if he's also against the bill itself?

Politico reports that maybe he doesn't support the bill as it stands.

He did support a version of the bill -- but then progressives like teachers union leader Randi Weingartner started stuffing it with provisions to favor the left and what the bill is now is the version Manchin originally supported.

And if he is against it-- you can't win a vote 49 to 51. Moose out front should have told ya.

Steve: What I learned last night, what I learned recently is something I did not know -- and it's because I don't know everything about Joe Manchin, I don't know everything about [what's] going on -- is that the bill that the Freedom to Vote Act, which a lot of people had in shorthand thought was sort of Joe Manchin, Stacey Abrams... Joe Manchin believes it is not, that it's not. They didn't write the bill. It didn't have the language. It still has a lot of stuff in it he doesn't like and that the Rules Committee under Senator Klobuchar have put together something that is no longer his bill. I did not know that.

Ryan: Huh. This is the Freedom to Vote Act that...

Steve: ...that we thought was him. His name is not on it. He's not a sponsor. So I think the big issue is that progressives like Randi Weingarten and others -- I don't want to put words in her mouth -- see that they believe democracy is on the line. That the Republicans, when they come back, which they likely are to do in the next election in the House, will do, they believe, anything to win it, to keep winning or whatever....

In my book, it gives Joe Manchin an opportunity to critique the Freedom to Vote Act. I don't know whether he will or not. This is all real time happening right now, and so I don't know what he will do on it. But I was surprised to learn that after all of the effort in all of the applause of what he and Stacey Abrams had done together, that that so-called bill is not the bill that's on the floor. So that was new to me. That's a big, big deal because it gives Manchin a way out of supporting this if he doesn't want to support it, right? So I think there's a dimension there that I think hasn't been reported.


Meanwhile, the Democrats have called a Code Red on Manchin and especially on Sinema.

Kamala Harris "will not absolve" Sinema or Manchin.


Vice President Kamala Harris was asked about Sinema and Manchin at a Martin Luther King day volunteer event in Washington, and replied that she was "not going to absolve... any member of the United States Senate from taking on a responsibility to follow through on the oath that they all took to support and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Trash Race Queen Democrats attacked Sinema for acknowledging MLK day:

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This bizarre jive-mouth space alien has some thoughts:


And of course this guy -- whose superpower is being Class 1000 unfunny; a power he got by being bitten by a radioactive Jimmy Kimmel -- gets in on the leftwing hatepile:

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1 Hello!

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at January 18, 2022 03:20 PM (QkIni)

2 nd?

Posted by: Dark Helmet at January 18, 2022 03:21 PM (pGE2w)

3 F 'Um

Posted by: It's me donna at January 18, 2022 03:21 PM (TdaKq)

4 LOL !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 18, 2022 03:21 PM (9CuDT)

5 How Dare You, Sir!

Posted by: Democrat wearing MLK Skin Suit at January 18, 2022 03:22 PM (jmacr)

6 If MLK were alive today, the Left would eat him alive and spit him out.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 18, 2022 03:22 PM (axyOa)

7 Colbert is a no talent low life un-funny slime ball with no audience

Posted by: It's me donna at January 18, 2022 03:22 PM (TdaKq)

8 "not going to absolve... any member of the United States Senate from taking on a responsibility to follow through on the oath that they all took to support and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Which part of the Constitution was the mail-in voting part?

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 18, 2022 03:22 PM (Ez6QX)

9 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 03:23 PM (Zz0t1)

10 Because of course, no Black person has ID and cannot get it. Let the Democrats help them just to be able to vote, you haters!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 03:23 PM (k49Sx)

11 Fuck Joe Biden.

And fuck Schumer too.

Fuck em all.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 18, 2022 03:23 PM (Zz0t1)

12 The Left is not taking this all that well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:23 PM (LvTSG)

13 The black activist that warned against while liberal (especially women) was Malcolm X.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 18, 2022 03:23 PM (jTmQV)

14 Which part of the Constitution was the mail-in voting part?
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 18, 2022 03:22 PM (Ez6QX)

Yeah and I must have missed the part with the voting for weeks and drop boxes

Posted by: It's me donna at January 18, 2022 03:23 PM (TdaKq)

15 These Democrats, including Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), are exploring the possibility of forcing Senate Republicans to actually hold the floor with speeches and procedural motions.
They hope that the Republican opposition may tire itself out after a few days or weeks and that Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) may be able to then call for a simple-majority vote on final passage and skip the formal procedural vote -- known as cloture -- on ending debate.

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Okay, I might be a 'tard, but isn't this just describing a filibuster? When you filibuster a bill, aren't you talking and throwing procedural hurdles up until one side or the other gets too bored and annoyed and gives up? Like reading the dictionary on the Senate floor?

What other kind of filibuster is there?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:24 PM (DU+/6)

16 wow twitter is a pool of cess

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 18, 2022 03:24 PM (j9HX3)

17 If MLK were alive today, he would be called an Uncle Tom on the daily.

Posted by: Jmel at January 18, 2022 03:24 PM (bVhJi)

18 What other kind of filibuster is there?


they've been doing this new thing where they "deem the filibuster to happen" without actually having to do it

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 18, 2022 03:24 PM (j9HX3)

19 7 Colbert is a no talent low life un-funny slime ball with no audience
Posted by: It's me donna at January 18, 2022 03:22 PM (TdaKq)

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I dunno about that... those dancing syringes were a laugh riot, right?

Posted by: 496 at January 18, 2022 03:24 PM (U1eOr)

20 Evergreen:

"They never stop, They never sleep. They never quit."

-- Michael Walsh


My corollary, about the GOP:
They never start. They never awake. They never resist.

Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2022 03:24 PM (786Ro)

21 >>If MLK were alive today, he would be called an Uncle Tom on the daily.



IF he survived Me Too.

Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2022 03:24 PM (jmacr)

22 Colbert is as funny as having a kidney stone

Posted by: steevy at January 18, 2022 03:24 PM (CYnTg)

23 Kamala Harris "will not absolve" Sinema or Manchin.
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Huh. I didn't know that "providing absolution where appropriate and justified" was part of the VP's powers.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:25 PM (DU+/6)

24 Trillions of dollars are at stake and it's controlled by just a few...politicians. How hard is it to just make a ridiculous bribe?

Posted by: t-bird at January 18, 2022 03:25 PM (XHrkn)

25 I'll take "Things the Democrats will regret in 10 months" for 500 Alex.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at January 18, 2022 03:25 PM (6F+pe)

26 " ... the same thing we do every night, Pinky; try to take over the world !"

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 18, 2022 03:25 PM (9CuDT)

27 >>What other kind of filibuster is there?


Some of my friends call me Buster.

Posted by: Jack Murphy at January 18, 2022 03:25 PM (jmacr)

28 I dunno about that... those dancing syringes were a laugh riot, right?
Posted by: 496 at January 18, 2022 03:24 PM (U1eOr)

I think the only place people saw those were on Conservative shows... Gutfeld really loves them

Posted by: It's me donna at January 18, 2022 03:25 PM (TdaKq)

29 Not a minority, just one senator with the floor, ace. Unless things have changed. This is one reason the filibuster, or more broadly unanimous consent, which is the basis for almost all Senate operations, is so precious. Every 100 of the city-states known as senators have enormous power, in given situations.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 18, 2022 03:25 PM (OTzUX)

30 This is why Dems win in the end. They fight. Even if they know they have a 0.1% chance of winning they fight. And then fight. And if they lose, they come back next time and fight again.

Republicans on the other hand? Oh well we kinda sorta tried to repeal Obamacare. And we shall never speak of it again.

Posted by: Endless stimulus checks at January 18, 2022 03:26 PM (OalnH)

31 I wonder if we can count on all 50 Republicans to hold the line if the vote gets to the floor.

I could see Manchin voting with the Republicans but some dumb Republican voting with the Democrats.

Posted by: zmdavid at January 18, 2022 03:26 PM (xqRaG)

32 Do the Dems realize there are Senators who would love nothing more than being on C-SPAN talking for hours? Rand Paul would love this.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 18, 2022 03:27 PM (xPl2J)

33 Willowed from last topic/thread but want people to practice their scrolling skillz:

Biden has already succeeded. Trump was removed. This, obviously, is all that mattered, and Biden's absurd, empty, ridiculous non-campaign and laughingstock political profile of decades is sort of nature's way of hinting at this.

So "failure" and Biden do not go together. His very existence - however sentient - in the Oval is the whole game.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 18, 2022 03:27 PM (OTzUX)

34 Colbert is as funny as having a kidney stone
Posted by: steevy at January 18, 2022 03:24 PM (CYnTg)


But not as funny as an asshole cramp.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 18, 2022 03:27 PM (j40lz)

35 I want to believe with all my heart that "conform or be destroyed" will not be a long term winning strategy for the Left. Contrary to that, it seems to have worked well for them so far.

Posted by: Synova at January 18, 2022 03:27 PM (BD/yx)

36 If you can't win on the merits, cheat.

That's how they got Biden elected.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 18, 2022 03:27 PM (pUDQf)

37 OT but this is really weird:

https://gettr.com/post/pp645caec5

can that be a real chyron? even for CNN that is pretty crazy

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 18, 2022 03:27 PM (j9HX3)

38
Requirement for paying respect to MLK: support for a bill 54 years after he died.

Posted by: Axeman at January 18, 2022 03:27 PM (XHhHI)

39 @ElieNYC: "The people like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, these are the white people that Martin Luther King Jr. warned us about."
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I have no idea who this person is, but screw him. His Twitter bio is about what I would have expected, except the absence of pronouns (but he's black, so gets a pass on pronoun-related virtue signaling).
Justice Correspondent: @thenation Alignment: Neutral Good. Str:12 Dex:8 Con:15 Int:13 Wis:10 Char:14 Class: Paladin. Strong Against: Republicans.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:27 PM (DU+/6)

40 I could see Manchin voting with the Republicans but some dumb Republican voting with the Democrats.
Posted by: zmdavid at January 18, 2022 03:26 PM (xqRaG)

Raises hand ... Me , me....

Posted by: McCain in hell at January 18, 2022 03:27 PM (TdaKq)

41 Can we haz Night of Long Knives pwease?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 18, 2022 03:27 PM (v23WH)

42 Which part of the Constitution was the mail-in voting part?

Enemas and Penumbras, or something.

Posted by: Methos at January 18, 2022 03:28 PM (kOpft)

43 How weird is it that Manchin and Sinema seem to be more interested in comity with their constituents than comity with the Senate?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 03:28 PM (5pTK/)

44 while i would LOVE for the senate to go back to the original idea of a talking filibuster for ALL bills, i would Hope that either manchin or sinema or more likely both would say,

"you know what, this is a rules change, just without a vote, and chuckie baby, you're even worse than before trying to changes the rules. GTFOH"

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 18, 2022 03:28 PM (8D42x)

45 MLK Jr: Judge men by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.

Modern Dem party: Judging persyns by the content of their character, not the color of their skin, is RACIST!

Posted by: 18-1 at January 18, 2022 03:28 PM (ESjRY)

46
If MLK were alive today, he would be called an Uncle Tom on the daily.

He'd probably fit right in with Clyburn et al.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 18, 2022 03:28 PM (63Dwl)

47 32 Do the Dems realize there are Senators who would love nothing more than being on C-SPAN talking for hours? Rand Paul would love this.
Posted by: Mark1971 at January 18, 2022 03:27 PM (xPl2J)

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Maybe he'll wear pink tennis shoes this time and get favorable press coverage.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:28 PM (LvTSG)

48 15 These Democrats, including Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), are exploring the possibility of forcing Senate Republicans to actually hold the floor with speeches and procedural motions.
They hope that the Republican opposition may tire itself out after a few days or weeks and that Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) may be able to then call for a simple-majority vote on final passage and skip the formal procedural vote -- known as cloture -- on ending debate.
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Okay, I might be a 'tard, but isn't this just describing a filibuster? When you filibuster a bill, aren't you talking and throwing procedural hurdles up until one side or the other gets too bored and annoyed and gives up? Like reading the dictionary on the Senate floor?

What other kind of filibuster is there?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:24 PM (DU+/6)

The need for actually filibustering has been disregarded for a while. You can just declare a filibuster these days.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 18, 2022 03:28 PM (z5Vrg)

49 Quitting is Job #1.

Posted by: Republican Party at January 18, 2022 03:28 PM (XHhHI)

50 they've been doing this new thing where they "deem the filibuster to happen" without actually having to do it
Posted by: Black Orchid at January 18, 2022 03:24 PM (j9HX3)
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Huh. Okay then.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:28 PM (DU+/6)

51 A 10mm kidney stone

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 18, 2022 03:29 PM (v23WH)

52 "Which part of the Constitution was the mail-in voting part?"

It's near the back. The same page where free health care is guaranteed including free on demand abortions.

Posted by: Endless stimulus checks at January 18, 2022 03:29 PM (OalnH)

53 I wonder if we can count on all 50 Republicans to hold the line if the vote gets to the floor.

I could see Manchin voting with the Republicans but some dumb Republican voting with the Democrats.
Posted by: zmdavid at January 18, 2022 03:26 PM (xqRaG)


Yep, absolutely.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 18, 2022 03:29 PM (Ez6QX)

54 So George Takei, who's of Japanese ancestry thinks he owns which people may speak of MLK? Niiiiiiice.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 03:29 PM (k49Sx)

55 >>>Which part of the Constitution was the mail-in voting part?

The Good and Welfare Clause

Posted by: Rep. John Conyers at January 18, 2022 03:29 PM (xPl2J)

56 Anal polyps are funnier than Colbert.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 18, 2022 03:30 PM (njfCw)

57 Is this really that hard to do? There are 50 GOP sens. If each takes an hour to speak, that's every senator giving an hour speech once every 2 days. They could do this forever and barely sweat it.

Posted by: Endless stimulus checks at January 18, 2022 03:30 PM (OalnH)

58
I'll fix all this on my first day in office

~sob-sob~

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 18, 2022 03:30 PM (K2SnJ)

59 What other kind of filibuster is there?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:24 PM (DU+/6)
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I think the red tide Republicans created the working-hours filibuster.

Posted by: Republican Party at January 18, 2022 03:30 PM (XHhHI)

60 Manchin has like 59% approval in his state. I think he can smell which way the turd smell comes from.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 03:30 PM (o2MD2)

61 Is Malcolm Nance a queen? I dunno, but she's so dramatic all the time, isn't she?


Doesn't matter, Ace. You're rolling.

Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2022 03:30 PM (786Ro)

62 Mutt is crazy butt hurt

you can't ever depend on a crazy butt Karen

Posted by: REDACTED at January 18, 2022 03:30 PM (us2H3)

63 A brainless wonder, a fay unfunny retard, and a talentless drooling fool with a submoronic IQ.

...

A brainless wonder, a fay unfunny retard... and a talentless drooling fool with a submoronic IQ. HO HO HO.

{tears open envelope, blows}

"Name the current Late Night Talk Show lineup."

Posted by: Carnac the Magnificent at January 18, 2022 03:30 PM (zbhtB)

64 Did they forget that Cruz took part in a fairly long filibuster? Maybe he can read Princess Bride again.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 18, 2022 03:31 PM (5HBd1)

65 How dare George Takei portray a Vietnam officer in The Green Berets?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 18, 2022 03:31 PM (v23WH)

66 It's good to see George Takei is still making a fool of himself. Shame really all those Star Trek conferences got canceled during the hysteria. It looks like he could use the money.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (qqmJm)

67 Joe M., the rule long used has allowed "filibuster" to basically be equivalent to an objection to proceed to a bill, or to a vote. Objection from the floor - which nukes unanimous consent, on which almost all Senate procedure is based - suffices to paralyze action on any given matter.

In the "talking filibusters", a side had to have one person holding the floor, and not yielding to anyone other than another on his side, to continue to talk. But for a long time, such continuous holding of the floor has not been required.

Procedure wasn't part of my gig when up there, but I think I have this right.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (OTzUX)

68 And if he is against it-- you can't win a vote 49 to 51. Moose out front should have told ya.
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This would be wonderful. There's a real, honest, old-fashioned filibuster that then gets broken and then the bill dies anyway. That would be tremendously kick-ass.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (DU+/6)

69 I love the George Takei "how dare you?" blurb. What an effete little twat.

My wife's a big Trek nerd. A couple years ago, within a couple months, I found myself sitting to watch two separate screenings of Wrath of Khan, followed by original Trek members. One had Takei, one had Shatner. The Takei showing was in Boston and well attended by LGBT folk. There were plenty of remarks about Trump, about Takei's life as a gay man in Hollywood at a point when that was an underground activity, and then some discussion about a tiff between him and Bill Shatner. The tone went from light to bitchy -- about what you'd expect -- and had the attendees baiting for more of the bitchy.

A few months later, it was Bill Shatner's turn. He was funny, and humbled by time and experience. He was very reluctant to stir up bad blood and was complimentary to everyone he worked with in his many years. An audience member asked him about the tiff with Takei, and he reluctantly recounted his side -- which varied quite a bit from the overly dramatic recollection of his costar.

Changed my perception of both men entirely.

Posted by: red speck at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (gS3OW)

70 Colbert is as funny as having a kidney stone
Posted by: steevy


Wait....

I had a kidney stone once, and it hurt like hell.

Oh, ok.

Never mind.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (vcOmj)

71 I would be on board with a 3-4 month filibuster. Tie up the senate so nothing else gets done.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (F4b8f)

72 Did they forget that Cruz took part in a fairly long filibuster? Maybe he can read Princess Bride again.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 18, 2022 03:31 PM (5HBd1)
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They should read the Constitution and the Federalist Papers in rotation.

Maybe throw in the Anti-federalists as well, since they have been more prescient about the government under the Democratic party.

Posted by: Republican Party at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (XHhHI)

73 At some point, Trump made the entertainment and news industry decide to become a talentless college drum circle that everyone on the planet detests.

Behold the power of the God Trump!

Posted by: Boswell at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (5iUNf)

74 A 10mm kidney stone
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 18, 2022 03:29 PM (v23WH)
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yeah, your kidney would explode. If you're going to explode a kidney, do it right. .450 inch kidney stone.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (5pTK/)

75 Colbert is a no talent low life un-funny slime ball with no audience
Posted by: It's me donna

At one point he also played the "I'm Catholic" card so as to show he's was down with religious struggle.

Ninth circle of hell Stevie.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (mD/uy)

76 @14

>>Yeah and I must have missed the part with the voting for weeks and drop boxes

Weeks??? There are some state/locales where voting goes on for an entire quarter.

Banana Republics look at our voting laws/process and say, "That' some crooked a** sh** right there.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 18, 2022 03:33 PM (s6ODC)

77 wonder how many flyover peeps care about the goings on in NYC

my guess, not many

Posted by: REDACTED at January 18, 2022 03:33 PM (us2H3)

78 Democrats never quit while ahead, take their ball and go home. They keep trying for the next first down.

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2022 03:33 PM (2JoB8)

79
I'm not kidding when I say the fake "voting rights" bill contains language that allows only Democrats to re-draw Congressional districts (gerrymander).

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 18, 2022 03:33 PM (wRjfx)

80 Colbert is as funny as a old tire at a landfill.

Posted by: dantesed at January 18, 2022 03:33 PM (193FS)

81
Kamala Harris "will not absolve" Sinema or Manchin.

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Absolve? Like a priest?

If you go into a church, and this motherless whore is standing in the apse wearing vestments, run away as fast as you can, and seek out some kind of purifying rite.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 18, 2022 03:33 PM (4odx6)

82 Malcolm Nance: You know, Sweets, I met Dr. Martin Luther King once.

Sweets: Oh man, you lyin'. You ain't never met Martin Luther the King.

Malcolm Nance: Knocked the wind out of me, yes he did.

Sweets: No, he didn't.

Malcolm Nance: Yes, he did.

Sweets: No, he did not!

Posted by: Coming To America 2 Tranny Boogaloo at January 18, 2022 03:33 PM (a5d7/)

83 The Obama legacy is the worst race relations in many decades.

What a healer.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 03:33 PM (ZLI7S)

84 It is interesting that according to the Constitution the only place Congress can regulate voting is to allow equal access to blacks. It's in one of the amendments after the Civil War. Anything else in the bill is unconstitutional. I wonder if SCOTUS will insist that they demonstrate their new rules actually are about equal access and not just so much BS.

Posted by: zmdavid at January 18, 2022 03:33 PM (xqRaG)

85 The horrific part is how many young idiots get their political "information" from these late night shows. Humor for Gen Z has nothing to do with funny.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 18, 2022 03:33 PM (wAnMi)

86 In honor of MLK, the bill allows voting by illegal immigrants, non citizens and 16 year olds.

Yea, one has nothing to do with the other. But it might be why Sinema and Manchin oppose it.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 03:34 PM (bITsh)

87 can that be a real chyron? even for CNN that is pretty crazy
Posted by: Black Orchid at January 18, 2022 03:27 PM (j9HX3)

Looks like a shop. But don't forget Ellipsis' Third Law.

All current satire will eventually become real.

Posted by: ... at January 18, 2022 03:34 PM (zbhtB)

88 yeah, your kidney would explode. If you're going to explode a kidney, do it right. .450 inch kidney stone.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (5pTK/)

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Time for the age-old debate: Which caliber is better? .45 or 9mm?

Posted by: 496 at January 18, 2022 03:34 PM (U1eOr)

89 They should read the Constitution and the Federalist Papers in rotation.

Maybe throw in the Anti-federalists as well, since they have been more prescient about the government under the Democratic party.
Posted by: Republican Party at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (XHhHI)



Read Tom Cotton's speech every day.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 18, 2022 03:34 PM (yQpMk)

90 What other kind of filibuster is there?

For decades, there has been no continual yammering for a filibuster. You just withheld the 60 votes needed for closure and the thing went away. I'm not opposed to the yammering filibuster, though it has never stopped anything from becoming law as far as I know. A dedicated yammerer can only yammer for so long, and then there's a vote.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at January 18, 2022 03:34 PM (6F+pe)

91 "At this point the White House is down to just two core constituencies: Anxious upper-income women with multiple college degrees and baron personal lives, and members of the national news media."


That would describe my lib sisters, who are doubling down on stupid and hate the more Biden tanks.

Posted by: Ripley at January 18, 2022 03:35 PM (MxEKc)

92 one where Republicans would actually have to talk and talk and talk and hold the floor.


Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are pretty good at that.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 18, 2022 03:35 PM (dl6yC)

93 71 I would be on board with a 3-4 month filibuster. Tie up the senate so nothing else gets done.


ooooh could they do it all the way until midterms?

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 18, 2022 03:35 PM (j9HX3)

94 10 Because of course, no Black person has ID and cannot get it. Let the Democrats help them just to be able to vote, you haters!!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 03:23 PM (k49Sx)

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There's a grocery store I occasionally shop at that requires ID to buy a lottery ticket! With all the things requiring an ID, you've got to wonder just how black people are functioning at all in our society.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 18, 2022 03:35 PM (CAJOC)

95
Do you know why the Republican Shits have no interest in standing there on the floor and using that time to say anything they want?

Because there's no $$ in it for them.

Republican Shits would rather be holding fundraisers or having gay sex with boys.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 18, 2022 03:35 PM (wRjfx)

96 Well the Democrat's put George's parents in chains too

Posted by: steevy at January 18, 2022 03:35 PM (CYnTg)

97 Changed my perception of both men entirely.
Posted by: red speck at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (gS3OW)
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Shatner is the more conservative of the two. He went on Beck's CNN show and although he did not yield on liberal causes, he was respectful of the dialog.

Posted by: Axeman at January 18, 2022 03:35 PM (XHhHI)

98 If MLK were alive today, he would be called an Uncle Tom on the daily.

Posted by: Jmel at January 18, 2022 03:24 PM (bVhJi)

Yeah...I'm not so sure about that. He was moving left in his later years.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 18, 2022 03:35 PM (Q9lwr)

99 That would describe my lib sisters, who are doubling down on stupid and hate the more Biden tanks.
Posted by: Ripley

I wonder if they understand how that will work for them.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 18, 2022 03:36 PM (mD/uy)

100
After watching colbert in that little clip, I feel more and more justified in watching Friday Night Tights on Nerdrotic's youtube channel and ditching any broadcast and cable TV.

Posted by: Blanco at January 18, 2022 03:36 PM (Ay9RF)

101 If I were in the senate, I would routinely make 24hr floor speeches for everything brought up for a vote.

Rename a post office? Let me read Wikipedia to you for 24 hours.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 18, 2022 03:36 PM (F4b8f)

102 96 Well the Democrat's put George's parents in chains too
Posted by: steevy at January 18, 2022 03:35 PM (CYnTg)
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FDR put him in an internment camp, but he still loves the Dems anyway.

Posted by: zmdavid at January 18, 2022 03:36 PM (xqRaG)

103 It's been mentioned before, but all of the Dominion and other small-time fraud was a distraction.

The tens of millions of votes that were counted via changes that were done outside of the required legislative process that were legally mandated for rules changes to voting procedures were all illegal. Full stop. There is not a single way to argue it. Yes some judges did a jedi hand wave thing and said it was okay don't worry about it because reasons, but there were tens of millions of 100% illegal votes cast this way.

This is what they're trying to make legal through this, and this is why.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 03:36 PM (e6I/s)

104 73 At some point, Trump made the entertainment and news industry decide to become a talentless college drum circle that everyone on the planet detests.

Behold the power of the God Trump!
Posted by: Boswell at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (5iUNf)

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Pretty sure that was Obama.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:36 PM (LvTSG)

105 So is joe actually giving a press conference tomorrow with questions ? If so we can all guess he will already have that list and the answers

Posted by: It's me donna at January 18, 2022 03:36 PM (TdaKq)

106 Come at me Bro!

Posted by: Elli Powderpuff at January 18, 2022 03:37 PM (0dmP2)

107 Have met Shatner, one con this fan got SNAFU'd by things out of his control and was late. Even though Bill was packing up to catch his plane, he still made time to see the fan and sign stuff.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 18, 2022 03:37 PM (v23WH)

108 Someone needs to shove his half moon glasses up his nose into his front cortex.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 18, 2022 03:37 PM (eGTCV)

109 Biden is not failing and the people around him are notincompetent.

That is straw man argument. They are wildly succeeding. Everything we regard as a disaster is a win for them. Biden is having a great year, make no mistake .

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 03:37 PM (EZebt)

110 Time for the age-old debate: Which caliber is better? .45 or 9mm?
Posted by: 496 at January 18, 2022 03:34 PM (U1eOr)


When it comes to kidney stones I'll take .355 over .451 any day.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 03:37 PM (o2MD2)

111 Friday Night Tights

Well, that wasn't at all what I expected. Where are the girls in tights?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 18, 2022 03:37 PM (njfCw)

112 I am unclear why Republicans aren't concurrently targeting certain senators up for re-election like Tester and Cortez in Nevada.

Oh that's right, Rona McDaniel is incompetent and Mitch McConnell favors the Uniparty.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 03:37 PM (bITsh)

113 baron personal lives
Posted by: Ripley at January 18, 2022 03:35 PM (MxEKc)


I pretty sure Baron would have nothing to do with them.

Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 18, 2022 03:37 PM (6RgRK)

114 The more the Dems spend time pushing for this crap, the better it is for the GOPe.

Americans do not give a rats ass a oh this crap, only about 10 percent of the hard core leftists.

Inflation, gas prices, empty shelves and endless Covid fear need to be addressed and the Dems have no plan to fix any of it.

Not a red wave, a Tsunami.

Posted by: Czech Chick at January 18, 2022 03:37 PM (haWye)

115 FWIW, I think it was in a Time magazine article celebrating the steal that they said only 25% of voters went to the polls in person. 75% were mail in.

Of course they want to keep that opportunity open.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 03:37 PM (e6I/s)

116 Didn't Rand Paul have a couple fairly recent filibusters?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 18, 2022 03:38 PM (F4b8f)

117 Ray Epps is set to testify to the Jan 6 committee this Friday.

Looks like Kinzinger lied to the public.

https://bit.ly/33LswjE

Posted by: bonhomme at January 18, 2022 03:38 PM (NahKu)

118 I would be on board with a 3-4 month filibuster. Tie up the senate so nothing else gets done.

ooooh could they do it all the way until midterms?
Posted by: Black Orchid


Don't they need to study before midterms? All the filibustering cuts into study hours.
Where's my onion today? Oh, here it is, on my belt.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 18, 2022 03:38 PM (vcOmj)

119 If MLK were alive today, would he be

A. Campaigning for the Democrats
B. Campaigning for the Republicans
C. Clawing frantically at the lid of his coffin

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 18, 2022 03:38 PM (yQpMk)

120 When it comes to kidney stones I'll take .355 over .451 any day.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 03:37 PM (o2MD2)

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Yeah - they both have enough stopping power if I'm the one passing them.

Posted by: 496 at January 18, 2022 03:38 PM (U1eOr)

121 @104

>>Pretty sure that was Obama.

I pretty much blame Nickleback for the denouement of all arts and entertainment.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 18, 2022 03:38 PM (s6ODC)

122 Last filibuster by the Democrats was last week, on a bill supported by Cruz to financially punish Russia for the Norstream2 (that had 53+ senators supporting it).

Do they have the votes to institute a rule change so this one has to be done differently?
Could Cruz do the same thing they're threatening here on his bill?
Does the DNC really want to open that door (again) and get railroaded (again) by their own idiocy (again)?
Trick question. "It'll be different this time." - DNC motto

Posted by: ertdfg at January 18, 2022 03:38 PM (I388C)

123 Shatner is the more conservative of the two. He went on Beck's CNN show and although he did not yield on liberal causes, he was respectful of the dialog.
Posted by: Axeman at January 18, 2022 03:35 PM (XHhHI)
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There's also a clip of Shatner and Rush which is really good.

William Shatner is certainly no dummy.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 03:38 PM (5pTK/)

124 Seems what I see these Senators love to get up and speak and endless time they would be thrilled.

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2022 03:38 PM (2JoB8)

125
The worst part is that it's still too soon for Republican Shits to pretend they're conservative, and fuck schumer knows this.

You see, Republicans like to pretend to be conservative only from March 1st to the end of the Republican primaries, which is usually early September.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 18, 2022 03:39 PM (wRjfx)

126 These tactics reek of desperation.

I don't see how the Dems could either open the floor to debate (60 vote cloture threshold) or end debate (60 vote cloture threshold) without a rules change.

Posted by: Revenant at January 18, 2022 03:39 PM (b9Gb2)

127 Time for the age-old debate: Which caliber is better? .45 or 9mm?

**

Am I using my .45 to get to my 9mm carbine?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 03:39 PM (e6I/s)

128 >>If I were in the senate, I would routinely make 24hr floor speeches for everything brought up for a vote.

>>Rename a post office? Let me read Wikipedia to you for 24 hours.

I would do dramatic reenactments of the 3 Stooges.

Moe. Larry. The cheese.

woo woo woo

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 03:39 PM (ZLI7S)

129 Any guy that a blew a chance with Uhura is an idiot.

Posted by: James T. Kirk at January 18, 2022 03:39 PM (v0R5T)

130 Can we haz Night of Long Knives pwease?
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 18, 2022 03:27 PM (v23WH)
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#twoweeks

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 03:39 PM (EZebt)

131 > Didn't Rand Paul have a couple fairly recent filibusters?

I remember the left thinking they had a super gotcha because he read a Dr Seuss book in which the lesson was to try things out before rejecting them.

I'm not sure how Paul ever got over that zinger.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 18, 2022 03:40 PM (NahKu)

132 If we challenge their big candidates, they might challenge our candidates and we might lose. So if we just let Tester go unchallenged, they might consider not running hard against one of our guys.

-RNC

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 18, 2022 03:40 PM (F4b8f)

133 117 Ray Epps is set to testify to the Jan 6 committee this Friday.

Looks like Kinzinger lied to the public.

https://bit.ly/33LswjE
Posted by: bonhomme at January 18, 2022 03:38 PM (NahKu)

How very convenient... People were actually asking questions about him... I'm sure he will tots be cleared of any wrong doing and will be blaming Trump for lying to him about the election

Posted by: It's me donna at January 18, 2022 03:40 PM (TdaKq)

134 I think the Dems need to be reminded that if they find a way to circumvent the filibuster that there will be a time and place where the same rules will be played against them - presuming the GOP-e senators that are in office have balls.

Removing the filibuster on judges bit the Dems in the ass already. Apparently they didn't learn from that lesson.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 18, 2022 03:40 PM (N39Ws)

135 105 So is joe actually giving a press conference tomorrow with questions ? If so we can all guess he will already have that list and the answers
Posted by: It's me donna at January 18, 2022 03:36 PM (TdaKq)

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He'll have his chart of who to call on (with pictures). If any of the pre-approved journalists go off-script, Joe'll be whisked away, and that journalist will never be allowed near him again.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 18, 2022 03:40 PM (CAJOC)

136
Just tell the Republicans to pretend they're on Fox News, and they'll blab and blab and say all kinds of great things on the Senate floor.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 18, 2022 03:40 PM (wRjfx)

137 9mm is a pussy round. Give me .38 super auto.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 03:40 PM (o2MD2)

138 Manchin's positives have gone up in WV. I can't see him trashing that. I hope.

Posted by: abbynormal at January 18, 2022 03:41 PM (Xpj5t)

139 I think that there are Dem senators who don't want to pass this bill who are relying on Manchin and Sinema to take the heat for killing it. If it comes to a vote then Schumer may end up losing, but as others have pointed out, he's basically forced to do it by the progressive wing of the party.

If the Dems take a brutal loss this November, I wouldn't be surprised if Schumer resigns before 2024.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at January 18, 2022 03:41 PM (wmDcS)

140 ... Looks like Kinzinger lied to the public. ...
Posted by: bonhomme at January 18, 2022 03:38 PM (NahKu)
++++
Shocking.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:41 PM (DU+/6)

141 the white people MLK warned us about
------------

The thing I love about getting Trump out of office is all the racial healing.

Posted by: ... at January 18, 2022 03:41 PM (zbhtB)

142 Ultimately they may say that passing it in the conventional way is too time consuming and trivializing and because it's so critical to democracy they'll just declare it to be law.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 18, 2022 03:41 PM (H8QX8)

143 "Inflation, gas prices, empty shelves and endless Covid fear need to be addressed and the Dems have no plan to fix any of it. Not a red wave, a Tsunami."

Great!

OK. What are these red folks going to do about any of that? I mean, what in their history or recent actions or even current rhetoric addresses these things?

Oh.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 18, 2022 03:41 PM (OTzUX)

144 136
Just tell the Republicans to pretend they're on Fox News, and they'll blab and blab and say all kinds of great things on the Senate floor.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 18, 2022 03:40 PM (wRjfx)

=========

Cardboard cutout of Hannity.

"I can't believe I'm getting to say this much..."
-Senators

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:41 PM (LvTSG)

145 Life goes on...

Posted by: Corky at January 18, 2022 03:41 PM (Wg1SU)

146 The thing I love about getting Trump out of office is all the racial healing.
Posted by: ... at January 18, 2022 03:41 PM (zbhtB)
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And removing our divisions and ushering a new era of unity across the board. It's going well.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:42 PM (DU+/6)

147 Oh and the stock market is tanking today.

Norms restored!

Posted by: Czech Chick at January 18, 2022 03:42 PM (haWye)

148 140 ... Looks like Kinzinger lied to the public. ...
Posted by: bonhomme at January 18, 2022 03:38 PM (NahKu)
++++
Shocking.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:41 PM (DU+/6)

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When he said he was a small government conservative who wanted to limit the powers of the federal government?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:42 PM (LvTSG)

149 >>>
One big problem is that defeating a filibuster is asymmetrical -- it only takes a few minority Senators to hold the floor -- talking, offering new motions and amendments and so on -- but it would take all 50 Democrats to be present at any lapse in the stream of talking to shut the filibuster down, to move that discussion has ended.


It's bigger than that.

Unless the Democrats have all 50 of their Senators there, the GOP can propose Amendments to the bill, and vote them in while the Democrats are away. Heck, they can pass an amendment to gut the bill and replace it with a GOP version, then stop debate and vote on the final bill while the Democrats are trying to scramble to get there.

Or, they can do quorum calls, 1 GOP Senator there, every other one away. If the Democrats can't muster all 50 of their Senators, there's no quorum, so no Senate business can take place.

There's no end of ways that the GOP can totally f up the Dems if they try that game.

I won't predict that they WILL do it, but they can

Posted by: Greg The Class Traitor at January 18, 2022 03:42 PM (XbP7q)

150 Let Schumer do what Chuck is going to do.


The War Turtle will put on a Failure Theater production for the Ages as he milks the suckers and bolsters his retirement stash.

Posted by: Voter theater. at January 18, 2022 03:42 PM (FCPbW)

151 > 9mm is a pussy round. Give me .38 super auto.

.454 Casull or GTFO

Posted by: bonhomme at January 18, 2022 03:43 PM (NahKu)

152 The War Turtle will put on a Failure Theater production for the Ages as he milks the suckers and bolsters his retirement stash.

Posted by: Voter theater. at January 18, 2022 03:42 PM (FCPbW)

Retirement ? Isn't he in his eighties ? he better hurry up

Posted by: It's me donna at January 18, 2022 03:43 PM (TdaKq)

153 97 Shatner is the more conservative of the two. He went on Beck's CNN show and although he did not yield on liberal causes, he was respectful of the dialog.

His post-flight reaction to the Bezos weiner-mobile was wonderful. Everyone else was high-fiving and popping champagne corks like it was an amusement park ride for millionaires. Shatner was moved to tears by the experience, grateful to have had the gift of seeing the fragility of life from outer space. He has mellowed with age and gained wisdom from his years.

Posted by: red speck at January 18, 2022 03:43 PM (gS3OW)

154 Kabukakae Theater?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 18, 2022 03:43 PM (v23WH)

155 105 So is joe actually giving a press conference tomorrow with questions ? If so we can all guess he will already have that list and the answers
Posted by: It's me donna at January 18, 2022 03:36 PM (TdaKq)
.........

Can't wait to be personally insulted and lectured to about Voter Suppression.

Posted by: wth at January 18, 2022 03:43 PM (v0R5T)

156
More than half the shit in the fake "voting rights" will be struck down by the Court. Democrats know this.

But it will take the Court years to finally decide on all the cases it will hear.

It will be too late, by then.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 18, 2022 03:43 PM (wRjfx)

157 Toastmasters does not teach the skills for 24 speeches.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 18, 2022 03:44 PM (eGTCV)

158 .454 Casull or GTFO
Posted by: bonhomme at January 18, 2022 03:43 PM (NahKu)
++++
For when .45 Black Tie is just too formal.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:44 PM (DU+/6)

159 153 His post-flight reaction to the Bezos weiner-mobile was wonderful. Everyone else was high-fiving and popping champagne corks like it was an amusement park ride for millionaires. Shatner was moved to tears by the experience, grateful to have had the gift of seeing the fragility of life from outer space. He has mellowed with age and gained wisdom from his years.
Posted by: red speck at January 18, 2022 03:43 PM (gS3OW)

========

Earth ain't fragile.

Earth kills without remorse or pity. Just ask the men on the high seas.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:44 PM (LvTSG)

160 Trump Truth Social Stock up ~25% today.

Dow at-575 and diving. S and P down ~1.9%.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 03:44 PM (bITsh)

161 151 > 9mm is a pussy round. Give me .38 super auto.

.454 Casull or GTFO

Posted by: bonhomme at January 18, 2022 03:43 PM (NahKu)

.500 S&W has joined the chat.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 18, 2022 03:44 PM (CjHGv)

162 Have you tried having OSHA enact the voting bill?

Posted by: Wally at January 18, 2022 03:44 PM (FJYfm)

163 I ordered some ammo online. F-ing f-f-f capital F fuckhead UPS driver left 2 boxes with 1500 rounds sitting at the side of the road at the end of my driveway 1/2 mile from my house. Luckily people in my area don't steal other people's shit.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 18, 2022 03:44 PM (F4b8f)

164 The Democrats always act as if this is their last chance. They're rabid. The thing is we'll be right back here with the same leftist bullshit regardless whether there's a "red wave" or not. Just give it another couple years. If we had a real opposition party they'd take the chance to bury the Democrats and cripple their operations for years, but... that's not who the GOP is, as they keep reminding us.

This bill and all the other shit the leftists want will continue to resurface until the Democrat party is crushed and relegated to the ash heap of history.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 18, 2022 03:45 PM (BFigT)

165 Nick Saban. Jerry West. Paul Tagliabue.

W.V. natives signed letter to Manchin calling him to support the bill.

Their internal polling must look really, really bad.

The Ds don't realize that if there is a talking filibuster. NOTHING else gets done. Appointments. Judges. Renaming post offices. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Gets done.

This is all performance art to hope program show up in November.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at January 18, 2022 03:45 PM (J+Qkj)

166 Colbert looks like an angry transsexual who recently realized it was daddy issues all along.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 18, 2022 03:45 PM (UrUYR)

167 137 9mm is a pussy round. Give me .38 super auto.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 03:40 PM (o2MD2)

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

Now you tell me!

Posted by: Webcam model what shot herself in the cooter at January 18, 2022 03:45 PM (CAJOC)

168 I ordered some ammo online. F-ing f-f-f capital F fuckhead UPS driver left 2 boxes with 1500 rounds sitting at the side of the road at the end of my driveway 1/2 mile from my house. Luckily people in my area don't steal other people's shit.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 18, 2022 03:44 PM (F4b8f)
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Places where people have half-mile driveways tend to be low crime...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:45 PM (DU+/6)

169 Get government out of the way; reinstate Keystone pipeline and drill baby drill; no more vaccine mandates so people can go back to work; get rid of all the regulations and Red tape; tell schools to reopen with no vaccine or mask mandates; fire teachers who refuse to go back; get rid of the Department of Education and Energy. Give that money directly to parents with school age children; put criminals in jail and enforce the laws on the books.

Need anything else we could do immediately?

Posted by: Czech Chick at January 18, 2022 03:45 PM (haWye)

170 Now you tell me!
Posted by: Webcam model what shot herself in the cooter at January 18, 2022 03:45 PM (CAJOC)
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Uhhhh, what?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:45 PM (DU+/6)

171 OK. What are these red folks going to do about any of that? I mean, what in their history or recent actions or even current rhetoric addresses these things?

Oh.

Posted by: rhomboid

We have some killer fundraising emails just ready to go.

Posted by: NRSC at January 18, 2022 03:45 PM (Xpj5t)

172 137 9mm is a pussy round. Give me .38 super auto.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 03:40 PM (o2MD2)

I'll .45ACP (aka AARP) because there is nothing wrong going through life fat and slow.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 18, 2022 03:46 PM (N39Ws)

173 Tricks like the Electoral College and creative gerrymandering are the only things that keep Republicans competitive. In a true majority rules democracy, Democrats would indeed win everywhere, and evil would have no representation or power in government. Biden won by 8 million votes; that's a lot!

Posted by: Sid at January 18, 2022 03:46 PM (bgmaD)

174 136
Just tell the Republicans to pretend they're on Fox News, and they'll blab and blab and say all kinds of great things on the Senate floor.


Lol. If Biden can erect a fake White House set, surely the GOP can construct a pop-up background of the Fox set to get guys like Lindsay Graham to pretend they're talking tough with Hannity.

Posted by: red speck at January 18, 2022 03:46 PM (gS3OW)

175 I see the low IQ celebrities are busting out the word "democracy" again.

We are not a democracy.

But no one ever points that out to them and waits on the dumb response.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 18, 2022 03:46 PM (YuT7H)

176 Anything less than 20mm and you are a pussy.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 18, 2022 03:47 PM (F4b8f)

177 Biden won by 8 million votes; that's a lot!
Posted by: Sid at January 18, 2022 03:46 PM (bgmaD)




Hey-oh!

Posted by: Ed McMahon at January 18, 2022 03:47 PM (yQpMk)

178 " I ordered some ammo online. F-ing f-f-f capital F fuckhead UPS driver left 2 boxes with 1500 rounds sitting at the side of the road at the end of my driveway 1/2 mile from my house. Luckily people in my area don't steal other people's shit.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 18, 2022 03:44 PM (F4b8f)
++++
Places where people have half-mile driveways tend to be low crime...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:45 PM (DU+/6)"

Or the mailbox is within easy scope range.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 03:47 PM (bITsh)

179 ... We are not a democracy.
But no one ever points that out to them and waits on the dumb response.
Posted by: Jen the original at January 18, 2022 03:46 PM (YuT7H)
++++
No one remembers the Pledge of Allegiance.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:47 PM (DU+/6)

180 At 59 percent approval in a blazing red state what does Manchin gain by supporting the counterfeit of the original bill?

Posted by: Minuteman at January 18, 2022 03:47 PM (LaNzR)

181 .38 Super Auto is underappreciated. A .357 magnum (nearly) available and shootable a 1911 package.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 03:48 PM (o2MD2)

182 Ray Epps going before the Jan 6 committee. One commenter on how the embedded FBI story doesn't make sense, paraphrased "How would they expect to keep this from coming out?". Does it matter? Hunter's laptop, Hillary's home-brew servers, Clinton charity, Hillary's russia hoax, Fast & Furious, Whitmer k-napping, Cuomo's nursing homes, Wuhan lab leak, Ivermectin effectiveness and countless other stories are out there, but suspiciously absent from corporate media reporting. This stuff does come out, and the FBI involvement in Jan 6 will too, but the signal won't reach through to the mainstream. The Dems and their legion of media allies and tech billionaires and green-dye haired censors won't let it out.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at January 18, 2022 03:48 PM (fs1hN)

183 If a senator breaks a leg, comes to the Senate in a wheelchair, and then gets recognized, they can just filibuster forever without even needing to stand up, huh?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:48 PM (LvTSG)

184 Dole, when majority leader, used to give the time-out sign (making a T with your hands) to the chair, to "suggest the absence of a quorum". Clerk and presiding officer would usually laugh. Dole was pretty funny, often a sharp-edged kind of wit as you'd expect, but funny.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 18, 2022 03:48 PM (OTzUX)

185 At 59 percent approval in a blazing red state what does Manchin gain by supporting the counterfeit of the original bill?
Posted by: Minuteman at January 18, 2022 03:47 PM (LaNzR)
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The deep state won't order Antifa to burn his house down?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:48 PM (DU+/6)

186 That picture of the MSNBC drones is like the bar scene in Star Wars.

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2022 03:48 PM (6Je/Q)

187 9mm is a pussy round. Give me .38 super auto.

.454 Casull or GTFO

Posted by: bonhomme at January 18, 2022 03:43 PM (NahKu)

.500 S&W has joined the chat.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death

22LR in a garage made zip gun has left the chat.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 18, 2022 03:48 PM (IJES/)

188 Mr Smith goes to Washington!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 18, 2022 03:49 PM (dNqv+)

189 "creative gerrymandering" ie "any time it benefits a Republican and makes a Dem sad".

Posted by: Thrawn at January 18, 2022 03:49 PM (Rl7KJ)

190 The deep state won't order Antifa to burn his house down?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:48 PM (DU+/6)



Doesn't he live on a houseboat?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 18, 2022 03:49 PM (yQpMk)

191 Places where people have half-mile driveways tend to be low crime...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Every other delivery, he drives up and leaves on the back of my RTV. I even had the driveway cleared.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 18, 2022 03:49 PM (F4b8f)

192 Anything less than 20mm and you are a pussy.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


BOFORS or back the f' up.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 18, 2022 03:49 PM (zWpOF)

193 My takeaway from Shatner's interview where Adam Carolla asked about the George Takei thing,

"We worked together on a TV show for a few weeks almost sixty years ago, I hardly know the guy..."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 03:49 PM (EZebt)

194 180 At 59 percent approval in a blazing red state what does Manchin gain by supporting the counterfeit of the original bill?
Posted by: Minuteman at January 18, 2022 03:47 PM (LaNzR)

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Dude went from winning by 20 points in 2012 to winning by 3 in 2018. He was scared for his seat in 2024, especially if it's a bad year for Democrats.

I think he's assured his re-election. I wouldn't vote for him, but I don't live there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:49 PM (LvTSG)

195 >>In a true majority rules democracy, Democrats would indeed win everywhere, and evil would have no representation or power in government. Biden won by 8 million votes; that's a lot!

Too bad we live in a republic. Maybe you should leave.

And no, Brandon did not win by 8 million votes. He didn't win at all.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2022 03:49 PM (ZLI7S)

196 Tired of Biden-nomics?

Invest in the Somali Pirate Stock Exchange! It turns out pirates need capital to organize their attacks, and some enterprising Somali (named "Big Mouth") organized an investment operation.

So, enough of all the vax BS and inflation and socialism! Go pirate!

https://tinyurl.com/53wnrvtb

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 03:49 PM (VkfGi)

197 Ah, the perennial caliber debate.

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2022 03:49 PM (6Je/Q)

198 Geez take the L.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at January 18, 2022 03:50 PM (vN+oL)

199 Allegiance to anything is entirely dependent on contractual status.
If you are holding up your end of the contract but the other party isn't, the contract is null and void.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 18, 2022 03:50 PM (jTmQV)

200 At 59 percent approval in a blazing red state what does Manchin gain by supporting the counterfeit of the original bill?
Posted by: Minuteman at January 18, 2022 03:47 PM (LaNzR)

Depends on what he's offered. He's a politician.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 18, 2022 03:50 PM (H8QX8)

201 I see the low IQ celebrities are busting out the word "democracy" again.

We are not a democracy.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 18, 2022 03:46 PM (YuT7H)

I'm pretty sure most of them have the same writers as our politicians.

Posted by: ... at January 18, 2022 03:50 PM (zbhtB)

202 .38 Super Auto is underappreciated. A .357 magnum (nearly) available and shootable a 1911 package.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 03:48 PM (o2MD2)

A lot depends on your load. The ammo I have isn't much hotter than .40 S&W, if that. I hear it's a round popular in countries where the citizens can't own military caliber pistols.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 18, 2022 03:50 PM (XvPQV)

203 A caliber measuring contest!

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2022 03:50 PM (6Je/Q)

204 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 18, 2022 03:50 PM (arJlL)

205 2.7mm Kolibri

https://tinyurl.com/5n7r57ed

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 18, 2022 03:50 PM (dNqv+)

206 Off the wall question: how many elected officials are better people now than before they were elected?
Biden has always been a piece of shit, but others.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 18, 2022 03:50 PM (eGTCV)

207 Somehow, I'd bet that the filthy racist fucks Takei and Nance have no problem demanding black people show their Vax papers on command.

Posted by: PacosMojo at January 18, 2022 03:50 PM (CqNth)

208 173 Posted by: Sid at January 18, 2022 03:46 PM (bgmaD)

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Have you read the Constitution? You know...the thing that outlines the rules for our government?

Are you saying that it's alright for one political party to dismiss the Constitution when it gets in the way of their political will?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:51 PM (LvTSG)

209 Velocity squared.

*drops mic*

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 18, 2022 03:51 PM (yQpMk)

210 This busty blonde archer is willing to add some spectacle to the filibuster by delivering talking points inscribed on blunted arrows she'll volley into targets erected on the Senate floor:
https://is.gd/s572CL

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:51 PM (DU+/6)

211 Or the mailbox is within easy scope range.
Posted by: Marcus T

I have trees and terrain in the way.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 18, 2022 03:51 PM (F4b8f)

212 Unfortunately, it's only mid-January. They just have to get the No More Republicans Act into effect by November. If the past is any indication, they will find a way.

We are screwed.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 18, 2022 03:51 PM (7X3UV)

213 FWIW: Jon Tester doesn't come up for re-election until 2024.
Also, I was raised in MT. MT has never been a super-red state. Copper was King on the west side of the state, Ag on the east. Jeannette Ranklin, first woman congresswoman, was from MT. Democrat, also the only member of Congress to vote against both WWI and WWII. I'm not young, and I can't remember two republican senators. Remember Mike Mansfield? He was followed by Max Baucus, who was followed by Jon Tester.

Posted by: Wenda at January 18, 2022 03:51 PM (tHGM4)

214 WTF Saban? I know you're from Sh*thole, WV, but that's not a good look.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 03:51 PM (e6I/s)

215 .38 Super Auto is underappreciated. A .357 magnum (nearly) available and shootable a 1911 package.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 03:48 PM (o2MD2)

Buddy of mine has a LAR Grizzly (.45 auto mag) it also comes with a .357 barrel. Absolute flame thrower

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 18, 2022 03:52 PM (CjHGv)

216 I think it would be fun for a senator to read War and Peace or Atlas Shrugged or books by Thomas Sowell for a filibuster. Expose people to ideas they rarely hear. Or hell just read the mind numbing republic destroying bill and comment on every paragraph. Wait!, Bernie's pron books he wrote.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 18, 2022 03:52 PM (coYBh)

217 197 Ah, the perennial caliber debate.
Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2022 03:49 PM (6Je/Q)

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I apologize. I started it. Although I was talking about kidney stones.

Posted by: 496 at January 18, 2022 03:52 PM (U1eOr)

218 A lot depends on your load. The ammo I have isn't much hotter than .40 S&W, if that. I hear it's a round popular in countries where the citizens can't own military caliber pistols.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 18, 2022 03:50 PM (XvPQV)


This is true, and why most of the ammo is made south.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 03:52 PM (o2MD2)

219 I'd like to see Rand Paul work through a talking filibuster by performing the complete works of Pantera on a glockenspiel. Tom Cotton on vocals.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 18, 2022 03:52 PM (3YVs3)

220 159 Earth ain't fragile.

Earth kills without remorse or pity. Just ask the men on the high seas.


You missed my point. Watch the interview and you'll understand what I was saying about Shatner.

Posted by: red speck at January 18, 2022 03:52 PM (gS3OW)

221 The cockless turtle needs to bring them into the R party.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 18, 2022 03:52 PM (GYllL)

222 WTF Saban? I know you're from Sh*thole, WV, but that's not a good look.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 03:51 PM (e6I/s)




It would be more convincing if he had gotten his freshman receivers ready.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 18, 2022 03:52 PM (yQpMk)

223 LOL even a dimwitted leftist bot like Sid knows Biden didn't win

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 18, 2022 03:52 PM (KZzsI)

224 Are you saying that it's alright for one political party to dismiss the Constitution when it gets in the way of their political will?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:51 PM (LvTSG)
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That is the normal argument they make, yes.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (DU+/6)

225 Biden won by 8 million votes; that's a lot!
***
If you're playing Fantasy Politics.

Trump was drawing 20-40k people at impromptu rallies (often in blue states) for months and Biden never got more than a few hundred.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (H8QX8)

226 Ah, the perennial caliber debate.
*

I never understood it. I like them all.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (e6I/s)

227 Sid is the even more retarded brother of our usual trolls

Posted by: steevy at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (CYnTg)

228
The Ds don't realize that if there is a talking filibuster. NOTHING else gets done. Appointments. Judges. Renaming post offices. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Gets done.

_________

That's what makes it a useful weapon. No other business can be conducted while it's going on. All a senator has to do is keep suggesting the absence of a quorum. If there isn't one, no business can be conducted except by unanimous consent.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (/U27+)

229 224 Are you saying that it's alright for one political party to dismiss the Constitution when it gets in the way of their political will?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:51 PM (LvTSG)
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That is the normal argument they make, yes.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (DU+/6)

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How about the other political party?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (LvTSG)

230
I have trees and terrain in the way.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 18, 2022 03:51 PM (F4b8f)
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Video feed and claymores.

Backup by a mortar or three.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (5pTK/)

231 The Democrats are extremely decrepit. Are they going to have all 50 of their bodies ready at all hours to vote for cloture? They might literally lose a Senator or two if they try that.

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Those terms are acceptable.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (iW6CH)

232 This busty blonde archer is willing to add some spectacle to the filibuster by delivering talking points inscribed on blunted arrows she'll volley into targets erected on the Senate floor:
https://is.gd/s572CL
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:51 PM (DU+/6)

Rack tacular...I fear for her, archery can be a real nipple puller.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (XvPQV)

233 217 197 Ah, the perennial caliber debate.
Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2022 03:49 PM (6Je/Q)

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I apologize. I started it. Although I was talking about kidney stones.
Posted by: 496 at January 18, 2022 03:52 PM (U1eOr)

Hey no worries. It would not be AoS without guns and bewbs!!

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (6Je/Q)

234 Are you saying that it's alright for one political party to dismiss the Constitution when it gets in the way of their political will?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford



It's a living breathing shapeshifting document...It can also change its color to match the backround.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (r1z5A)

235 How about the other political party?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (LvTSG)
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No that's evil and Literally Hitler.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (DU+/6)

236 234 It's a living breathing shapeshifting document...It can also change its color to match the backround.
Posted by: Some Rat at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (r1z5A)

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Someone should tell Republicans.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (LvTSG)

237 The invention of twitter has done 100x more to hurt George Takai than Shatner ever did. Shatner is a sweetheart who knows how to deal with Karens. Trying to patch thing up with him would be a...


*sunglasses on*


... Kobayashi Maru.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (44ww/)

238 It would be more convincing if he had gotten his freshman receivers ready.

*

Yeah, I was kind of shocked at how ill-prepared the offense looked once Jameson went down, even against a defense as good as Georgia's.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (e6I/s)

239 216 I think it would be fun for a senator to read War and Peace or Atlas Shrugged

They can skip 95% of John Galt's speech. Everybody else does

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (njfCw)

240 This bill and all the other shit the leftists want will continue to resurface until the Democrat party is crushed and relegated to the ash heap of history.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 18, 2022 03:45 PM (BFigT)

===

General Suharto? Is that you?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (EZebt)

241 226 Ah, the perennial caliber debate.
*

I never understood it. I like them all.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - wondering about using horse paste or my preferred 1% liquid, read the comments at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (e6I/s)

Yep. Best not to put all of your calibers in one basket.

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (6Je/Q)

242 .30 carbine is quite fun out of 7" Ruger.

I think 7.62 Tok is my favorite 'flamethrower' round though. Shame there are no modern pistols that chamber it here in the US

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (XvPQV)

243 think it would be fun for a senator to read War and Peace or Atlas Shrugged or books by Thomas Sowell for a filibuster. Expose people to ideas they rarely hear. Or hell just read the mind numbing republic destroying bill and comment on every paragraph. Wait!, Bernie's pron books he wrote.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 18, 2022 03:52 PM (coYBh)

I would argue for The City of God by Augustine.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (eGTCV)

244 "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

Look at this MF'er, trying to downplay his children's truth and lived story. He's telling them to deny their blackness and instead become people of great character, which as we all know is just a codified call to white supremacy. He might as well have been wearing a MAGA hat and noosefying Bubba Wallace when he said this. - Today's liberals

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (KbCG3)

245 170 Now you tell me!
Posted by: Webcam model what shot herself in the cooter at January 18, 2022 03:45 PM (CAJOC)
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Uhhhh, what?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:45 PM (DU+/6)

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Did you miss that story?

https://tinyurl.com/2p97acur

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (CAJOC)

246 It's a living breathing shapeshifting document...It can also change its color to match the backround.
Posted by: Some Rat at January 18, 2022 03:53 PM (r1z5A)



If it bleeds, we can kill it.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (yQpMk)

247 Remember Mike Mansfield? He was followed by Max Baucus, who was followed by Jon Tester.
Posted by: Wenda at January 18, 2022 03:51 PM (tHGM4)

Mansfield campaigned on filibuster reform when he took Johnson's place as Majority Leader. Issue dropped before swearing in. It's all fundraising.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at January 18, 2022 03:55 PM (vN+oL)

248 246
If it bleeds, we can kill it.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (yQpMk)

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I ain't got time to bleed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:55 PM (LvTSG)

249 Tres ocho super!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at January 18, 2022 03:56 PM (Qv0Mi)

250 247 Remember Mike Mansfield? He was followed by Max Baucus, who was followed by Jon Tester.
Posted by: Wenda at January 18, 2022 03:51 PM (tHGM4)

Mansfield campaigned on filibuster reform when he took Johnson's place as Majority Leader. Issue dropped before swearing in. It's all fundraising.
Posted by: Ted Torgerson at January 18, 2022 03:55 PM (vN+oL)

Brokeback Democrats.

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2022 03:56 PM (6Je/Q)

251 I think what mostly keeps Bill Shatner in check these days is high cholesterol, and his moobs when in a non-zero-G environment.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 18, 2022 03:56 PM (3YVs3)

252 Karma karma karma karma Karma-Konstitution

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 18, 2022 03:56 PM (njfCw)

253 Remember a Easy Rider magazine article 40 years ago that said guy knew lots of 9mm shot inmates and none by 45acp, sold me.

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2022 03:56 PM (2JoB8)

254 Saban wants to keep getting the top black recruits.

Posted by: steevy at January 18, 2022 03:56 PM (CYnTg)

255 But Whoopi is telling me that the GOP's "big plan" plan is to steal voting rights from black Americans and then to steal them from women.
No wonder this show can't find a conservative host.
They don't want to find one,
.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2022 03:56 PM (NpAcC)

256 254 Saban wants to keep getting the top black recruits.
Posted by: steevy at January 18, 2022 03:56 PM (CYnTg)

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So they can lose to Georgia again?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 03:56 PM (LvTSG)

257 My son is a lazy, basement dwelling nitwit who masturbates to Ruth Badger Ginsburg photos. Taking advice from him is like taking medical advice from Dr Jill Biden.

Posted by: Sid's Mom at January 18, 2022 03:56 PM (UrUYR)

258 Did you miss that story?

https://tinyurl.com/2p97acur
Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (CAJOC)
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Yup, I sure did. Some people sure are dumb.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 03:57 PM (DU+/6)

259
Anal polyps are funnier than Colbert

They sure are!

Oh wait I thought you said "funner"

Posted by: George Takei at January 18, 2022 03:57 PM (+m+uH)

260 Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (KbCG3)

Yep. Dead-on! They'd be calling him an Uncle Tom and a House N******

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 18, 2022 03:57 PM (njfCw)

261 People should be careful about using Epps as their primary conspirator. It's quite possible he did this of his "own" accord and planned to cooperate afterwards.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 03:57 PM (bITsh)

262 The lefties are so confused they think "anti-Democratic" is the same as "fascist". I had this exact discussion with one of my SIL's, a smart guy with a PhD in biomedical engineering but thick as a very dense brick. He simply has no idea how our government functions, or what is a Republic.

I'm playing the long game with this guy; hoping to get through to him, someday.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 03:57 PM (VkfGi)

263 112 I am unclear why Republicans aren't concurrently targeting certain senators up for re-election like Tester and Cortez in Nevada.

Oh that's right, Rona McDaniel is incompetent and Mitch McConnell favors the Uniparty.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 03:37 PM (bITsh)
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GOPe will use it's money to foil conservatives.
The make or break money for conservative contenders will come from independents sources.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 18, 2022 03:57 PM (dl6yC)

264
So having the same exact "voting rights" and rules we had in 2008 and 2012 would be bad for blacks??

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 18, 2022 03:58 PM (wRjfx)

265 Of course if they don't ram through a govt take over of vote counting the filibuster will be a sacrament come Jan of 23.

Posted by: Bete at January 18, 2022 03:58 PM (F9322)

266 I think 7.62 Tok is my favorite 'flamethrower' round though. Shame there are no modern pistols that chamber it here in the US
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (XvPQV)


I love that cartridge. As far as modern pistols go, My CZ 52 is just as modern as a 1911. I don't like the semi-corrosive ammo even if cheap, as semi-corrosive is like semi pregnant.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 03:58 PM (o2MD2)

267 Maybe discuss the musical merits of Lynyrd Skynyrd and voting rights and the intersectionalism of the C chord with smoking a doobie as it relates to the filibuster of snack foods.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 18, 2022 03:59 PM (coYBh)

268 "How come -- but then the journalist in me, as well as the cynic, says, 'Well, how come Democrats only complain about the voting -- strict voting regulations in red states, in Texas and Georgia and not in Democratic states like New York?"

Interesting. So not only was Jake Tapper getting spit-roasted by a journalist and a cynic, but they both were talking some sense into him at the same time.

Posted by: The Mantastic Tor at January 18, 2022 03:59 PM (dwzrA)

269 People should be careful about using Epps as their primary conspirator. It's quite possible he did this of his "own" accord and planned to cooperate afterwards.
Posted by: Marcus T


They have had a year to sanitize his involvement.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 18, 2022 03:59 PM (r1z5A)

270 So, do not shoot a Tokarev at night, if you want to be shifty?

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2022 03:59 PM (6Je/Q)

271 People should be careful about using Epps as their primary conspirator. It's quite possible he did this of his "own" accord and planned to cooperate afterwards.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 03:57 PM (bITsh)
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yeah, well, more than a few people wonder why he's still waking free, unhassled by the FBI while a bunch of people got harassed for attending PDT's speech who were not anywhere near the capitol.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 03:59 PM (5pTK/)

272 255 But Whoopi is telling me that the GOP's "big plan" plan is to steal voting rights from black Americans and then to steal them from women.
No wonder this show can't find a conservative host.
They don't want to find one,
.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2022 03:56 PM (NpAcC)

They want a "Conservative" version of Juan Williams. Its just hard finding someone that dumb that doesn't drool all over the floor all the time is all.

Posted by: Bete at January 18, 2022 03:59 PM (F9322)

273 I ordered some ammo online. F-ing f-f-f capital F fuckhead UPS driver left 2 boxes with 1500 rounds sitting at the side of the road at the end of my driveway 1/2 mile from my house. Luckily people in my area don't steal other people's shit.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

Of course every delivery guy/gal is different but I gift the shit out of them at Christmas time. (I normally have the same drivers for each of the major carriers.) I receive great service from them all - even my USPS lady - all year long. I mean above and beyond. Is that a possibility for your guys? I guess the real question is 'Would it help'?

Posted by: Tonypete at January 18, 2022 03:59 PM (mD/uy)

274 What is "semi-corrosive"? Salts from primer compounds are either hydrophilic, or not, I thought. Corrode or corrode not, there is no "semi".

Posted by: rhomboid at January 18, 2022 03:59 PM (OTzUX)

275
In a true majority rules democracy, Democrats would indeed win everywhere, and evil would have no representation or power in government

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OK, you drooler. Let's start with how voting works - any district or State that went GOP under the current system would still do so under direct democracy. We have direct election of Senators and House members. It would only affect the Presidency. Crack a fuckin' book, dum-dum.

But let's pretend I live with you in Tardworld, and I don't know that. If you think a one-party Democrat state would be free of evil, well...

https://tinyurl.com/mvxwtrke

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 18, 2022 04:00 PM (4odx6)

276 "I have trees and terrain in the way.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 18, 2022 03:51 PM (F4b8f)"

M18's and a video camera? I'm just spitballing here.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 04:00 PM (bITsh)

277 Weird Ears Colbert

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2022 04:00 PM (ptqGC)

278 People should be careful about using Epps as their primary conspirator. It's quite possible he did this of his "own" accord and planned to cooperate afterwards.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 03:57 PM (bITsh)
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While I agree to be wary of Epps' role, I think Julie Kelly has shown enough video of Epps coordinating with groups of men she describes as Federal agents during the Jan 6 riot that you can be pretty sure he was cooperating from the jump.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 04:00 PM (VkfGi)

279 258 Did you miss that story?

https://tinyurl.com/2p97acur
Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM (CAJOC)
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Old news. Major problem is there are no pics.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 18, 2022 04:00 PM (dl6yC)

280 I knew Colbert's show was political, I really had no idea it was THIS laser focused on getting in the weeds to this level.

I guess we can blame Jon Stewart for turning all comedy and entertainment into political activism.

Posted by: Blago at January 18, 2022 04:01 PM (PwNLq)

281 274 What is "semi-corrosive"? Salts from primer compounds are either hydrophilic, or not, I thought. Corrode or corrode not, there is no "semi".
Posted by: rhomboid at January 18, 2022 03:59 PM (OTzUX)

It's a term of confusion. The friggin ammo is corrosive.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 04:01 PM (o2MD2)

282 I have trees and terrain in the way.


The question is moot.

Posted by: M29 mortar at January 18, 2022 04:02 PM (yQpMk)

283 "yeah, well, more than a few people wonder why he's still waking free, unhassled by the FBI while a bunch of people got harassed for attending PDT's speech who were not anywhere near the capitol.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 03:59 PM (5pTK/)"

Could be he's "cooperating" and cut a plea deal for testimony. That's why he was on the most wanted list and isn't anymore. Also why he has a lawyer and that lawyer has stated what he has. He's a very good diversion for the op.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 04:02 PM (bITsh)

284 Speaking of political comedy, what the hell has happened to Bill Maher?

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2022 04:02 PM (6Je/Q)

285 It's a term of confusion. The friggin ammo is corrosive.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 04:01 PM (o2MD2)
++++
:: channels Sponge ::

You (sort of) asked for it.
https://youtu.be/-9poCAuYT-s

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 04:02 PM (DU+/6)

286 GOPe will use it's money to foil conservatives.
The make or break money for conservative contenders will come from independents sources.

Posted by: Braenyard

I can't remember the last time we had a conservative, traditionally minded Gov or Sen in OH.

Don't you dare offer Katshit, Portman, DeWine, etc. as arguments.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 18, 2022 04:02 PM (mD/uy)

287 Senator Sinema: "Today we remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr"

George Taakei: "How dare you!"

What? only Japanese folks can celebrate MLK?

Posted by: Muldoon at January 18, 2022 04:03 PM (m45I2)

288 Speaking of political comedy, what the hell has happened to Bill Maher?
Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2022 04:02 PM (6Je/Q)
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As far as I know, he's still giving away solutions to all our problems - for *free!*

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 04:03 PM (DU+/6)

289 Well into Julie Kelly's January 6, she hasn't gotten to Epps but sure he is coming up. So far he has been mentioned as a guiding person of the undercover personal.

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2022 04:03 PM (2JoB8)

290 Look at Nance and Takai

Posted by: Ktgreat at January 18, 2022 04:03 PM (AD3JT)

291 But Whoopi is telling me that the GOP's "big plan" plan is to steal voting rights from black Americans and then to steal them from women.
No wonder this show can't find a conservative host.
They don't want to find one,

I don't understand this
Is she actually saying blacks aren't capable of understanding voting laws and providing ID?
That seems profoundly racist.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 18, 2022 04:04 PM (eGTCV)

292 "While I agree to be wary of Epps' role, I think Julie Kelly has shown enough video of Epps coordinating with groups of men she describes as Federal agents during the Jan 6 riot that you can be pretty sure he was cooperating from the jump.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 04:00 PM (VkfGi)"

I don't know if the question has been phrased the right way to totally rule out his involvement. That is something akin to have you cooperated or coordinated with any government or law enforcement agency, any of their contacts or any third party who represented or claimed to represent them.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 04:04 PM (bITsh)

293 Talking about the Anzio 20mm sniper rifle:
The Price, ONLY... $11,900.00 and that's a bargain! Even though I am quite enthusiastic about this rifle, I can't for the life of me justify owning one. The hefty price would be one reason for passing it by, but realistically...what would you shoot with it ? One shot from this rifle would turn a 750 pound bull elk into a steaming pile of hamburger, so even though it a pretty cool weapon, there just aren't any dinosaurs around to shoot at.

I don't see any valid argument presented as to why you should not purchase this rifle. Well, Maybe the price. It is up to $13,000 plus $10/round now.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 18, 2022 04:04 PM (F4b8f)

294 284 Speaking of political comedy, what the hell has happened to Bill Maher?
Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2022 04:02 PM (6Je/Q)

He has a history that will get him cancelled at the rate things are going, if not worse.

Self preservation is a hell of a motivator.

Posted by: Bete at January 18, 2022 04:04 PM (F9322)

295 I would argue for The City of God by Augustine.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 18, 2022 03:54 PM

Excellent choice. It is afterall a City of God, City of man moment in our history.

Posted by: 7man at January 18, 2022 04:04 PM (qwO6y)

296 If I lived in Arizona, I'd cross party lines and vote for Sinema.

Posted by: Mike at January 18, 2022 04:04 PM (SOjg5)

297 Is Sid the best Soros has to offer in the way of trolls?

Sad.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 18, 2022 04:05 PM (8hAix)

298 72 Did they forget that Cruz took part in a fairly long filibuster? Maybe he can read Princess Bride again.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 18, 2022 03:31 PM (5HBd1)
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They should read the Constitution and the Federalist Papers in rotation.

Maybe throw in the Anti-federalists as well, since they have been more prescient about the government under the Democratic party.
Posted by: Republican Party at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (XHhHI)

I'd say reading the entire writing portfolio of one, Thomas Sowell might be worth tuning into CSPAN.

Posted by: Inogame at January 18, 2022 04:05 PM (53oGX)

299 I'd laugh if UPS or FedEx tried to stuff a case of ammo into our mailbox. It'd break it right off the 4x4 post. Leaving it at the end of our driveway would be a real dick move on their part and although we're pretty rural I could see some jackass stopping to see what it was.

Remember... I put 3 dozen cucumbers at the end of our driveway this summer free for the taking and some fucktard took the damn table they were on and left the cucumbers.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 18, 2022 04:05 PM (BFigT)

300 You have stolen Takei's childhood! How dare you!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 18, 2022 04:05 PM (F4b8f)

301 296 If I lived in Arizona, I'd cross party lines and vote for Sinema.
Posted by: Mike at January 18, 2022 04:04 PM (SOjg5)

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Is it her votes to convict Donald Trump twice or all of her votes in favor of radical judges at the federal level that convinced you to support her?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 04:06 PM (LvTSG)

302 Nick Saban. Jerry West. Paul Tagliabue.

W.V. natives signed letter to Manchin calling him to support the bill.

Their internal polling must look really, really bad.
The Ds don't realize that if there is a talking filibuster. NOTHING else gets done. Appointments. Judges. Renaming post offices. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Gets done.

This is all performance art to hope program show up in November.
Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at January 18, 2022 03:45 PM (J+Qkj)
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Evidently Saban and Manchin are longtime friends. Manchin did a commercial for his campaign.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2022 04:06 PM (NpAcC)

303 I would love to have a Johnson rifle but a nice one costs as much as a good low mileage used car.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 04:06 PM (o2MD2)

304 How many of the senators really want to go on record with a vote? Some, sure. Red in Red and Blue in Blue. But there are probably 15 (for and against) that want no part of this. This is jus the crazy left doing a "tho' heaven falls" sprint towards destiny.

I predict one or more crises or something (family, covid, or even legal) involving at least 1 (D) senators that will derail this whole train wreck and give Schemer an out.

Posted by: Legion of Boom at January 18, 2022 04:06 PM (01vgK)

305 The Revolver video shows way more damning evidence of Epps running the underground Jan 6.

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2022 04:06 PM (2JoB8)

306 Could be he's "cooperating" and cut a plea deal for testimony. That's why he was on the most wanted list and isn't anymore. Also why he has a lawyer and that lawyer has stated what he has. He's a very good diversion for the op.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 04:02 PM (bITsh)
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I'm willing to bet Epps, at the very least, is FBI adjacent. Again, people were hit with midnight raids by the FBI. Epps not getting taken down and put on the pavement doesn't pass the smell test, considering what we know about other people.

Of course, I also think it's all academic, because it doesn't matter if Epps is FBI or not. Nothing will happen.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 18, 2022 04:07 PM (5pTK/)

307 Video camera mounted on barrel bluetoothed to laptop that computes windage, temp, humidity, and distance then showing red dot on target viewed on the monitor.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 18, 2022 04:07 PM (dl6yC)

308 "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
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Was that his famous warning about white people?

Posted by: ... at January 18, 2022 04:07 PM (zbhtB)

309 If I lived in Arizona, I'd cross party lines and vote for Sinema.
Posted by: Mike
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She's better than "Republican" Jeff Flake or John McCain, that's for damn sure.

I actually think though for her its more of a game to get noticed, I think someone like Manchin is more of a moderate and less about being an attention whore.

Posted by: Blago at January 18, 2022 04:07 PM (PwNLq)

310 OMG... do it. do it. dooooooo eeeeeeet.

Hold a proper old fashioned filibuster, hold the floor uninterrupted for days on end, and use the time to catalogue every single fucking lie, slander, and injustice just in the last 12 months by the Democrat Party.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 18, 2022 04:07 PM (6FeV1)

311 I think sid was doing comedy. Come on people.

Posted by: ... at January 18, 2022 04:08 PM (zbhtB)

312 Saban is the highest paid state employee in the country, I believe.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 18, 2022 04:08 PM (8hAix)

313 Hmmm.

So if they force a real filibuster, then nothing occurs in the Senate at all for the duration.

They really do think that the voters are going to punish them in November. This is an insane choice for a hill to die on.

Even if they did pass this, there is a high probability that SCOTUS would strike it down, since precedent after 2020 election is that states have full rights to set their own election rules.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at January 18, 2022 04:08 PM (GtYVP)

314 Hold a proper old fashioned filibuster, hold the floor uninterrupted for days on end, and use the time to catalogue every single fucking lie, slander, and injustice just in the last 12 months decades by the Democrat Party.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 18, 2022 04:07 PM (6FeV1)
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Suggested alteration.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 04:08 PM (DU+/6)

315 Remember... I put 3 dozen cucumbers at the end of our driveway this summer free for the taking and some fucktard took the damn table they were on and left the cucumbers.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 18, 2022 04:05 PM (BFigT)


I laughed at this. Sorry.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 18, 2022 04:08 PM (Ez6QX)

316 I don't see any valid argument presented as to why you should not purchase this rifle.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 18, 2022 04:04 PM (F4b8f)

Some professional hunter was asked why he carried a 600 Nitro Express, and he answered, "Because they don't make a 700 Nitro Express*."

*Yes, I know...they make one now.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 18, 2022 04:09 PM (Q9lwr)

317 She's better than "Republican" Jeff Flake or John McCain, that's for damn sure.
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Based on expectations, she'd be a damn sight less disappointing than McFlake.

Posted by: Legion of Boom at January 18, 2022 04:09 PM (01vgK)

318 Saban is the highest paid state employee in the country, I believe.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 18, 2022 04:08 PM (8hAix)




and that doesn't even include the unblemished lambs offered up.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 18, 2022 04:09 PM (yQpMk)

319 I actually think though for her its more of a game to get noticed, I think someone like Manchin is more of a moderate and less about being an attention whore.
Posted by: Blago at January 18, 2022 04:07 PM (PwNLq)
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Both of them are about getting elected for life.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 18, 2022 04:09 PM (dl6yC)

320 'Member what usta happen when you acted out in public?

Some folks never had their mama smack the pie taste outta them...and it shows...

Posted by: GGE of the Mobile Horde at January 18, 2022 04:09 PM (DkWB3)

321 Actually this plan might be great, force all 50 Dems to stay in the Senate, hoping there's a pause so they can vote, and maybe one or two will die on ther floor from exhaustion.

Posted by: Rbastid at January 18, 2022 04:09 PM (iLFU6)

322 "I'm willing to bet Epps, at the very least, is FBI adjacent."

If you understand Washington and timing, this appearance stinks. Like, see he's not an FBI informant you kooky white terrorist trumpist" stinky.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 18, 2022 04:09 PM (bITsh)

323 FYI.

SMOD is due to buzz Earth at 4:51 pm.

Hold onto your butts.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2022 04:10 PM (ptqGC)

324 320 'Member what usta happen when you acted out in public?

Some folks never had their mama smack the pie taste outta them...and it shows...

What this country needs is a million Italian mamas with wooden spoons.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 18, 2022 04:10 PM (njfCw)

325 I wonder if George Takei's Twitter life ever interferes with his career as Professional Gay Guy With Less Actual TV Screen Time in Minutes Than The Transporter Controls?

Posted by: Azathoth at January 18, 2022 04:10 PM (W3VUu)

326 Voting "Rights."
Who doesn't have the right to vote in this country that SHOULD have the right to vote.
According to democrats:
Illegals. Felons. Dead people.

Although those three groups do vote all the time in democrat-controlled cities and states.

Posted by: Flyover at January 18, 2022 04:10 PM (Rbu5d)

327 FYI.
SMOD is due to buzz Earth at 4:51 pm.

Hold onto your butts.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2022 04:10 PM (ptqGC)
++++
I don't want to get crushed by a meteor fragment, but if it happens as a result of a bigger chunk hitting DC, I'll take one for the team.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 04:10 PM (DU+/6)

328 I don't know how I make through the day without the deep thots of George Takai to guide me through. I will endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 18, 2022 04:11 PM (sAmhv)

329 307 Video camera mounted on barrel bluetoothed to laptop that computes windage, temp, humidity, and distance then showing red dot on target viewed on the monitor.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 18, 2022 04:07 PM (dl6yC)

Didn't Bruce Willis act in a movie doing this same thing? The Jackal?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 18, 2022 04:11 PM (N39Ws)

330 You have stolen Takei's childhood! How dare you!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


******

Now that you mention it, I have never seen George Takei and Greta Thunderdome in the same room. Could they be the same personn?

Posted by: Muldoon at January 18, 2022 04:11 PM (m45I2)

331 What this country needs is a million Italian mamas with wooden spoons.
______________

Or southern mamas with a switch.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 18, 2022 04:11 PM (k4dH2)

332 Video camera mounted on barrel bluetoothed to laptop that computes windage, temp, humidity, and distance then showing red dot on target viewed on the monitor.
Posted by: Braenyard at January 18, 2022 04:07 PM (dl6yC)
==============
This work for you?

https://tinyurl.com/2p8289ee

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 04:11 PM (VkfGi)

333 Voting "Rights."
Who doesn't have the right to vote in this country that SHOULD have the right to vote.
According to democrats:
Illegals. Felons. Dead people.

Although those three groups do vote all the time in democrat-controlled cities and states.
Posted by: Flyover at January 18, 2022 04:10 PM (Rbu5d)
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As usual, it's an abuse of language. It is not a "voting rights" bill, it's an "election rules" bill.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 04:11 PM (DU+/6)

334 331 What this country needs is a million Italian mamas with wooden spoons.
______________

Or southern mamas with a switch.

A million of each!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 18, 2022 04:12 PM (njfCw)

335 Didn't Bruce Willis act in a movie doing this same thing? The Jackal?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 18, 2022 04:11 PM (N39Ws)
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That was a cool scene. IIRC, he murdered Jack Black for screwing up the targeting system.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 04:12 PM (DU+/6)

336 327 I don't want to get crushed by a meteor fragment, but if it happens as a result of a bigger chunk hitting DC, I'll take one for the team.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 04:10 PM (DU+/6)

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Which part of TN do you live in? East, middle, or west?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 04:12 PM (LvTSG)

337 Well, it had a FREE sign taped to it.

Posted by: Fucktard who took the table at January 18, 2022 04:12 PM (v0R5T)

338 If MLK were alive today, he'd be scratching at the lid of his coffin.

Posted by: Shecky at January 18, 2022 04:12 PM (+/YV5)

339 Sorry Horde but I need to vent. My step daughter and her ex have turned my grandchildren's lives into a living hell. Started with the divorce and now the chinese lung rot is the icing on the cake. Our grandson has been tested upwards of 60 times in the last few months between school and daddy's new love interest. It's a horrendous way to live. The 3 adults in this drama are destroying these children. The granddaughter is already grossly over weight and I'm guessing will have a heart attack in a couple years. (con't)

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 18, 2022 04:12 PM (2NHgQ)

340 I'm waiting for Schumer, Sanders and Dick Durbin to hold Manchin down with a blanket while all the rest of the Senate Dems beat him with bars of soap wrapped in towels.

Posted by: No Name Today at January 18, 2022 04:12 PM (vlXMQ)

341 Some professional hunter was asked why he carried a 600 Nitro Express, and he answered, "Because they don't make a 700 Nitro Express*."

*Yes, I know...they make one now.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 18, 2022 04:09 PM (Q9lwr)

I fail to conceive why a hunter would be afraid of getting mauled when his rifle is guaranteed to give him a mauling. Thousands, literally, of adult elephants were killed with a 7 mm mauser.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 04:12 PM (o2MD2)

342
Didn't Bruce Willis act in a movie doing this same thing? The Jackal?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 18, 2022 04:11 PM (N39Ws)

Yes. That movie was Jack Black's best role.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 18, 2022 04:12 PM (4odx6)

343 IF msnbc was a real news organization:

Chyron: The Democrat's Continued Assault on the Republic.

Posted by: Flyover at January 18, 2022 04:13 PM (Rbu5d)

344 force all 50 Dems to stay in the Senate

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With the way the Media and Left are treating them, wouldn't it be rich if Joe or Krysten walked out to take naps and give the (R) some rest as well. Maybe staying in a cot just near the door so they can pretend walking in ... just troll Schemer and Harris like a boss. Cause doesn't she need to be there, too, to break the tie?

Posted by: Legion of Boom at January 18, 2022 04:13 PM (01vgK)

345 335 Didn't Bruce Willis act in a movie doing this same thing? The Jackal?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 18, 2022 04:11 PM (N39Ws)
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That was a cool scene. IIRC, he murdered Jack Black for screwing up the targeting system.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 18, 2022 04:12 PM (DU+/6)

=========

"So, what happened to your last targeting technician? I'm curious before I accept the job."
"I killed him because he made a mistake."
"Thank you for considering me for the position, but I think I'm going to go work at McDonald's."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 04:13 PM (LvTSG)

346 How does George Takei pay his bills, do you think? He couldn't have made much money from Star Trek, I wouldn't imagine.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 04:13 PM (VkfGi)

347 Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at
January 18, 2022 04:04 PM (eGTCV)
*******************

Nicholas Fondacaro
@NickFondacaro
Whoopi warns of the GOP's "big plan" to steal voting rights from black Americans then steal them from women.
She goes on to claim that schools are no longer allowed to teach kids about Anne Frank, the Holocaust, and slavery.
Behar says the right wants to destroy the country.

https://tinyurl.com/4jmcvmn2

Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2022 04:13 PM (NpAcC)

348 Who doesn't have the right to vote in this country that SHOULD have the right to vote.
According to democrats:
Illegals. Felons. Dead people.


don't forget children!

plus certain favored groups should of COURSE get to vote multiple times per each

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 18, 2022 04:14 PM (j9HX3)

349 Sorry Horde but I need to vent. My step daughter and her ex have turned my grandchildren's lives into a living hell. Started with the divorce and now the chinese lung rot is the icing on the cake. Our grandson has been tested upwards of 60 times in the last few months between school and daddy's new love interest. It's a horrendous way to live. The 3 adults in this drama are destroying these children. The granddaughter is already grossly over weight and I'm guessing will have a heart attack in a couple years. (con't)
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 18, 2022 04:12 PM (2NHgQ)


How awful. Prayers up for you and your poor grandchildren.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2022 04:14 PM (ptqGC)

350 They should change the name of Columbia U to UpChuck U in honor of Schumer.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 04:14 PM (iW6CH)

351 Nuke dc. We would be better off.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at January 18, 2022 04:15 PM (0OmEj)

352 They should change the name of Columbia U to UpChuckU in honor of my uncle.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at January 18, 2022 04:15 PM (DU+/6)

353 This work for you?

https://tinyurl.com/2p8289ee


Oh, so that's what happened to Tracking Point? Last I knew they were a stand-alone company in southeast Austin going broke.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 18, 2022 04:15 PM (nfrXX)

354 How does George Takei pay his bills, do you think? He couldn't have made much money from Star Trek, I wouldn't imagine.
Posted by: Huck Follywood

Perhaps the one Twilight Zone episode he was in put him over the top.

Not.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 18, 2022 04:15 PM (mD/uy)

355 Our grandson has already spent time in the hospital because they found him passed out at dad's and the love interest's home. Stressed out so badly that he fainted. I finally told the step daughter that I'm sick of hearing how this effects her. Think of the kids not yourself and the same for daddy and the love interest. The love interest has sickly kids and they are the entire focus of this mess. Why are our grandkids not considered when it comes to harm, only her kids. Horrible, horrible parenting all around.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 18, 2022 04:16 PM (2NHgQ)

356 354 How does George Takei pay his bills, do you think? He couldn't have made much money from Star Trek, I wouldn't imagine.
Posted by: Huck Follywood

Perhaps the one Twilight Zone episode he was in put him over the top.

Not.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 18, 2022 04:15 PM (mD/uy)

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It's Green Beret residuals. That's what grates on him so much, that it's a John Wayne movie that keeps paying his mortgage.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 18, 2022 04:16 PM (LvTSG)

357 346 How does George Takei pay his bills, do you think? He couldn't have made much money from Star Trek, I wouldn't imagine.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 04:13 PM (VkfGi)

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$20, same as on Klingon.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 18, 2022 04:16 PM (iW6CH)

358 Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2022 04:13 PM (NpAcC)

Boy. With rhetoric like that.....

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at January 18, 2022 04:16 PM (jcRoA)

359 This work for you?

https://tinyurl.com/2p8289ee
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 04:11 PM (VkfGi)
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That's the ticket.



Posted by: Braenyard at January 18, 2022 04:17 PM (dl6yC)

360
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Posted by: DJIA Deathwatch at January 18, 2022 04:17 PM (yQpMk)

361 Schumer is one of the biggest assholes in Congress. What a huge dick. I am ashamed his a member of the tribe

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 18, 2022 04:17 PM (Irn0L)

362 If you are looking for some adventure with your savings, don't miss the Somali Pirate Stock Exchange! One lady is said to have bought an RPG for the boys and made $&%K in profit.

See @196 for details. Past performance is not indicative of future returns. Consult your tax advisor. Blah...blah...blah...avast ye there!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 18, 2022 04:17 PM (VkfGi)

363 neverenoughcaffeine - that's why we are here, my heart goes out to you wanting to see better for your grandchildren but unable to do anything to help them.

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2022 04:17 PM (2JoB8)

364 Ok, I'm done. Had to get it off my chest. All of these kids should be taken away from these supposed adults.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 18, 2022 04:18 PM (2NHgQ)

365 Once again folks. It is this simple:

Everyone is conflating votes with ballots. Those are not the same things.

The Constitution, via amendments has provided additional legal protections for an expanding list of eligible voters. Prior to that, the only thing stopping a female teenager from voting was A Physical Doorkeeper. Its the same way now. An illegal alien can vote provided no Doorkeeper stops them. The amendments told the Doorkeeper "no" you can't stop black female teenagers or charge them a poll tax anymore.

As far as ballots, there is no enforced correlation between votes and ballots in many jurisdictions. No one counts votes. Elections are decided on ballots counts.

Their propaganda is nothing more than emotional lies and trigger words around voting, but what is never mentioned is ballots. They couldn't care less about votes, they care about what decides elections: Ballots.

So their proposals are all about creating more favorable ballots, and fewer unfavorable ballots.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 18, 2022 04:18 PM (ImQ9z)

366 I think Epps is what you'd call a "contract operator." He may not be employed by the eff bee eye per se, but a freelancer along with his buddies. Yea, the feds are paying him, but plausible deniability that he's actually a fed or, as some suggest, an informant.

Splitting hairs but this is what political operatives do. He and his friends were paid to be at the rally and Capitol and instigate shit. Probably paid out of petty cash too. No paper trail.

My tinfoil hat is getting sorta' wrinkled from use.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 18, 2022 04:18 PM (BFigT)

367 "there is a high probability that SCOTUS would strike it down, "

What, after it's been in effect for an election or two because they refuse to enjoin it for fear of appearing political? Damage is done at that point and there's likely no coming back.

Posted by: f2000 at January 18, 2022 04:18 PM (PWcd9)

368 neverenoughcaffeine, I know it's heartbreaking. Prayers for a smooth resolution. Two of my grands struggle mightily also because of asshoe parenting.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 18, 2022 04:18 PM (mD/uy)

369 Epoch Times has video that purports to show Ashli Babbitt trying to stop others from breaking windows of the Speaker's Lobby. Her husband says she stepped through the broken window because she was trapped and was trying to leave the area.

This may or may not be true, but it's a much more plausible explanation than anything offered by the Capitol Police Cocksuckers.

http://bitly.ws/nU3V

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at January 18, 2022 04:19 PM (sWM8x)

370 "So, what happened to your last targeting technician? I'm curious before I accept the job."
"I killed him because he made a mistake."
"Thank you for considering me for the position, but I think I'm going to go work at McDonald's."


This is one of my favorite movie tropes: the merciless villain. The market for henchmen would be rather tight.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 18, 2022 04:19 PM (3YVs3)

371 It's Green Beret residuals. That's what grates on him so much, that it's a John Wayne movie that keeps paying his mortgage.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford

I forgot about that one. It probably galls him that his character killed communists.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 18, 2022 04:19 PM (mD/uy)

372 Tonypete. Thanks. I know you are dealing with this as well. It's so heartbreaking because the youngest wants his dad's love. His dad really doesn't deserve the youngster's love. Grandson is to young to realize it. Yet!

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 18, 2022 04:20 PM (2NHgQ)

373 335 Didn't Bruce Willis act in a movie doing this same thing? The Jackal?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 18, 2022 04:11 PM (N39Ws)

The Jackal is a poor update of the movie great "The Day of the Jackal". If you haven't watched the original yet, you're missing out.

Posted by: jwest at January 18, 2022 04:20 PM (/BlEx)

374 Late to the thread.

Debate. Speak. Ramble. Whatever.
Get back to it as intended.
They are lazy people and made up the rule to pretend to debate and not really debate. Further limiting their already very limited work schedule.
The OF (original filibuster) would force these retards to defend their positions or look like idiots as they read from the dictionary.

Posted by: Fool Otto at January 18, 2022 04:20 PM (DB16e)

375 I would argue for The City of God by Augustine.

Screwtape letters

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 18, 2022 04:20 PM (KZzsI)

376 Trying green tea with lemon and rum (on the side) as a coughing remedy.

So far, so good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 18, 2022 04:20 PM (dNqv+)

377 Horrible, horrible parenting all around.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 18, 2022 04:16 PM (2NHgQ)

prayers for you and the grandkids. that's just awful and i hope somehow the parents are touched and find the error of their ways.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 18, 2022 04:21 PM (8D42x)

378 371 It's Green Beret residuals. That's what grates on him so much, that it's a John Wayne movie that keeps paying his mortgage.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford

I forgot about that one. It probably galls him that his character killed communists.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 18, 2022 04:19 PM (mD/uy)

I know he's done some commercials recently, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was he was selling.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 18, 2022 04:21 PM (dfRN6)

379 neverenoughcaffeine.. that's horrible. 60 TIMES!!! I'm no doctor and I don't play one on TV but that has got to have some affect on his poor nasal cavity not to even mention what's it's doing to him psychologically. My God that poor kid. My heart goes out to them and I will add them to my prayer list.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 18, 2022 04:21 PM (nxdel)

380
The Jackal is a poor update of the movie great "The Day of the Jackal". If you haven't watched the original yet, you're missing out.

***

Reminds me that I need to make some time one of these days to reread a lot of the old Forsyth novels.

Posted by: Azathoth at January 18, 2022 04:22 PM (W3VUu)

381 The Jackal is a poor update of the movie great "The Day of the Jackal". If you haven't watched the original yet, you're missing out.

Posted by: jwest at January 18, 2022 04:20 PM (/BlEx)

+1,000

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 18, 2022 04:22 PM (Q9lwr)

382 I think Epps is what you'd call a "contract operator." He may not be employed by the eff bee eye per se, but a freelancer along with his buddies. Yea, the feds are paying him, but plausible deniability that he's actually a fed or, as some suggest, an informant.

So Epps is just a cardboard cutout. Like the British dude who wanted to visit a synagogue in Collyville.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 18, 2022 04:22 PM (ImQ9z)

383 I completely forgot that Takei was in Green Berets. Damn.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 18, 2022 04:22 PM (dNqv+)

384 Trying green tea with lemon and rum (on the side) as a coughing remedy.

So far, so good.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

I think the first cocktail we had as kids was whiskey, honey and lemon juice for that very ailment.


"I learned it from you Mom!! I learned it from you!!"

Posted by: Tonypete at January 18, 2022 04:22 PM (mD/uy)

385 nood, va masking no more

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 18, 2022 04:23 PM (8D42x)

386 The Jackal was horrible, iirc. The whole concept as implemented was bizarre and almost offensive.

On the other hand, Jack Black did die like a piece of shit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 18, 2022 04:23 PM (dNqv+)

387 383 I completely forgot that Takei was in Green Berets. Damn.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 18, 2022 04:22 PM (dNqv+)

Don't feel bad, he has always been a most forgettable character.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 04:23 PM (o2MD2)

388 72 Did they forget that Cruz took part in a fairly long filibuster? Maybe he can read Princess Bride again.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 18, 2022 03:31 PM (5HBd1)
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They should read the Constitution and the Federalist Papers in rotation.

Maybe throw in the Anti-federalists as well, since they have been more prescient about the government under the Democratic party.
Posted by: Republican Party at January 18, 2022 03:32 PM (XHhHI)

Throw in the Declaration, too.

Posted by: Flyover at January 18, 2022 04:24 PM (Rbu5d)

389 341 Some professional hunter was asked why he carried a 600 Nitro Express, and he answered, "Because they don't make a 700 Nitro Express*."
*Yes, I know...they make one now.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 18, 2022 04:09 PM (Q9lwr)
I fail to conceive why a hunter would be afraid of getting mauled when his rifle is guaranteed to give him a mauling. Thousands, literally, of adult elephants were killed with a 7 mm mauser.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 04:12 PM (o2MD2)
What about the polar bears?

Posted by: Eromero at January 18, 2022 04:26 PM (0OP+5)

390 Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 18, 2022 04:20 PM (2NHgQ)

I think it's helpful for people to vent here I am very sorry; It sounds like a very difficult situation. If you're a praying person pray that the dad would have the eyes of his heart opened as to what harm is being caused these children and that the spirit of intense fear might be removed from the GF so she could truly love the childen that aren't hers, and that the Stepdaughter do the right thing too. There is no way a kid should be tested for Covid 60 times. I will pray too,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2022 04:27 PM (k49Sx)

391 Hmm. Should I apply for a position with the community library board?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 18, 2022 04:29 PM (eGTCV)

392 187 9mm is a pussy round. Give me .38 super auto.

I'll take the 9mm 95-grain pussy round at 1550 fps.

Posted by: Marcus Gravey at January 18, 2022 04:29 PM (kNgCR)

393 So, do not shoot a Tokarev at night, if you want to be shifty?
Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2022 03:59 PM (6Je/Q)

Or just shoot once...and hustle afterwards.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 18, 2022 04:47 PM (XvPQV)

394 392 187 9mm is a pussy round. Give me .38 super auto.

I'll take the 9mm 95-grain pussy round at 1550 fps.
Posted by: Marcus Gravey at January 18, 2022 04:29 PM (kNgCR)

7.62 Tokarev. 95 grain at up to 1800 fps. Much more potent.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 18, 2022 04:49 PM (o2MD2)

395 Apparently it has never occurred to the Democrats that simply writing Bills a clear majority supports is infinitely easier than this Kraaaaaazy Kabuki theater.

The Constitution describes, declares and requires that the ONLY elections allowed are those individually designed, determined and decided upon by the various state legislatures And prohibits the federal Govt from doing anything to interfere with those.
Democrats here are basically attempting to alter/amend the Constitution by altering amending the rules of the House and Senate, the vehicle they are using is an already passed piece of legislation they simply removed ALL of the language from, inserted language having NOTHING to do with the original intent and claiming that is Legal/Legitimate
(Just as they would to the constitution itself)
Originally the entire senate was APPOINTED by the state legislatures independently and individually,(not by general election) the whole role of the Senate was designed to be subservient to the State Legislatures. Repubs hold 54% of Legislative seats, Dems merely 44%

Posted by: birddog at January 18, 2022 05:04 PM (uAI4S)

396 81
Kamala Harris "will not absolve" Sinema or Manchin.

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Absolve? Like a priest?

If you go into a church, and this motherless whore is standing in the apse wearing vestments, run away as fast as you can, and seek out some kind of purifying rite.
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Fire does a great job - KH is a witch and witches are made of wood and wood burns!

Posted by: Ciampino at January 18, 2022 05:59 PM (qfLjt)

397 173 Tricks like the Electoral College and creative gerrymandering are the only things that keep Republicans competitive. In a true majority rules democracy.
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Think Sid, in such a system a town or community could put up, say, a cross by the roadside via a majority vote and your casual atheist passerby could not get it removed - see MAJORITY.

Posted by: Ciampino at January 18, 2022 06:35 PM (qfLjt)

398 At some point, if I were Manchin, I'd just declare myself and independent, caucusing with the republicans. That tosses the house to the Rs and they cans top this idiocy and maybe even get something useful done.

The R's would never treat his as badly as the Ds.

Say you'll go back to being a D when they manage to learn some common sense. Which will be never.

Posted by: Inspector kemp at January 18, 2022 08:03 PM (nkp5d)

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