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September 30, 2013

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centralcal

The only ones fearful of a government shutdown are journos.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Is everybody as disgusted with politics as I am? Maybe that was the JEF's intent all along.

4JIB2

CH,

You want disgusting? I give you the junior senator from Maine, Angus King.

"Conservatives are guilty of murder"

I guess Alan Grayson was unavailable for the daily pejorative slander.

Danube of Thought

It's my rather shaky understanding that the Tea Party people in the house would not vote for a bill that didn't include a delay. I hope to God that they will abandon that position, and send back a bill that simply strips out the corrupt exemptions. Let Harry shut the government down over that one.

Account Deleted

If the majority of the GOP caucus wishes to bring a clean CR to the floor, the Dems would join in passing it. The Tea Party isn't running the show.

Danube of Thought

I don't think they have a majority without the Tea Party.

Danube of Thought

There are 233 Republicans in the House; 51 of them are Tea Party. The GOP can't get a majority vote without them.

marlene on Kindle

Jack,I'm out of the loop on Maine news. Angus is not an independent.But I just heard on New Hampshire news that Scott Brown is selling his house in Massachusetts.So maybe he is serious about running for Senate in New Hampshire.CH,I agree about politics. UGH!

(A) nuther Bub

It is why we're in this pickle.

Not terribly surprising, but nonetheless depressing is Jonah Goldberg's piece at USA today (LUN) where he reports that 63 percent of Americans cannot name even one Supreme Court Justice; fewer than one percent can cite all nine. Substantially more citizens support the Affordable Care Act than favor Obamacare; 22 percent think the three branches of gov't are "Republicans, Democrats and Independents." And so on and so on.

It's the doom that explains the DOOM.

Extraneus

"My fellow Americans, we tried to delay this un-American monstrosity, but the Democrats and President Obama wouldn't budge. So now, facing the alternative they're happy to inflict, we'll compromise and agree to fully fund the government, but only under the condition that if some of our fellow citizens are forced to obey this law, that all of us are - including Congress and the Democrat special interests who have received corrupt exemptions from it.

If the President wants to shut down the government in order to protect his special-interest cronies and backroom deals, then that's on him. We will not accept this level of corruption from our President, nor be a party to it."

-- things I'd like to hear from Boehner

GMax

Rick is right. Its not the Tea Party running the show. Democrats have been caterwauling that they would join in a clean amendment. That path is open to just pass something to avoid a terrible debilitating shutdown ( yes my sarcasm meter is stuck on high at the moment ). I dont recommend it for anyone wanting to remain in leadership, but hey if its so damn important to cave when you have some leverage then get on with it.

matt

The leftist media have been bombarding the country with Obama propaganda. The House has sent several bills to the Senate, all of which have been rejected out of hand.

There is no compromise in Harry Reid and Obama. They are banking on their sycophants to continue the meme that it is all the fault of the tea party.

When Nancy Pelosi bleats that there are no more possible cuts in the budget she should be shown as the assclown that she is. Reid is a conniving, lying SOB.

henry

Since the government is worse for the environment than coal fired power plants, they should shut it down. For the children.

GMax

Trending on Twitter:

#BlameHarryReid

right behind the number one:

#HarryReid'sShutdown

The media does not have total control any more, the message will get out.

centralcal

Whatever....

Amidst all the talk about ObamaCare and dysfunction in Washington, it turns out that President Obama – who has been M.I.A. and refused to even discuss a compromise – actually wanted to meet with Congressional Leaders to prevent a government shutdown, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talked him out of it.

According to Politico: "When the president considered sitting down with the four congressional leaders in the White House ahead of the deadline to avert a government shutdown, Reid privately urged Obama to call off the meeting, according to several people familiar with the situation."

Jane

"fewer than one percent can cite all nine"

Finally I am a 1%er,

Yippeee!

Danube on iPad

That's my view as well, Ext. Will the Tea Party people go along?

lyle

The "shutdown," if it comes, will be just another sham. No one besides the braying jackasses in the press will care because nothing will change. The same hogs will be swilling at the same trough, the lucre will still flow, and the sun will rise in the east.

Danube on iPad

"When Nancy Pelosi bleats that there are no more possible cuts in the budget..."

Start with the Cowboy Poetry Festival.

bgates

fewer than one percent can cite all nine

The Man Who Could Have Stopped Obamacare, the younger Italian who's basically sound (if a little too pro-police sometimes), the older Italian who's basically sound (if a little too pro-police sometimes), the best one, wishy-washy, the Wise Latina, the one who should recuse herself from everything because she was on Obama's legal team for years, the old lady who'd retire before the midterms if she valued Democratic fascism more than her own ego, and I had to look up the other reliable vote for the fascists. It's Breyer. I thought Souter was still there.

middyfek

Like you, I'm a Giant fan. Have been one since they were wearing red uniforms rather than blue.

But it's half past time to admit they're the worst team in the league.

lyle

Then on to the "Effect of Cocaine Use on Monkeys."

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Souter is in some New England trash heap hoping he doesn't get Kelo'd.

MarkO

"Start with the Cowboy Poetry Festival."

Not so fast, my friend.

MarkO

Or, as I like to call him, "Old Vituperation."

Danube on iPad

"they're the worst team in the league."

No. That's Jacksonville.

GMax

Powerline repeats a Politico article which explains the impact of a shutdown:

A shutdown would not affect the delivery of mail or of Social Security and Medicare benefits. The airports would remain up and running with no impact on air safety traffic control. Travel visas and passports would still be issued and our embassies would stay open (barring another terrorist threat that scares President Obama into closing some of them).

Federal courts would operate as usual for about ten days. After that, there would be furloughs, but cases still would be heard. The Food and Drug Administration would continue with federal meat inspections and handle high-risk recalls.

The military would continue to function normally. However, the pay checks of servicemen and women would be delayed. And about half of the Defense Department’s would be furloughed, according to AP.

The VA would continue to offer its services to veterans. Thus, veterans would still be able “to visit hospitals for inpatient care, get mental health counseling at vet centers or get prescriptions filled at VA health clinics.” And “operators would still staff the crisis hotline and claims workers would still process payments to cover disability and pension benefits.”

So what services would be halted or impaired?

All national parks would be closed (I’ve pushed my weekly fall visit to Shenandoah Park up to today). So would the Smithsonian museums, including the National Zoo here in Washington, D.C. Fortunately, the high tourist season is over.

On the health front, no new patients would be accepted into clinical research at the National Institutes of Health, but current patients would continue to receive care. Medical research at the NIH would be disrupted. According to AP, “the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be severely limited in spotting or investigating disease outbreaks, from flu to that mysterious MERS virus from the Middle East.”

The Head Start program would feel some impact immediately and more as time went on. It’s not clear that, in the short run, any centers would have to close.

Food stamps would still be doled out and school lunches and breakfasts would continued to be served. However, AP says that something called the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children “could shut down.”

The federal loan process would be affected. Action on government-backed loans to small businesses would be suspended (polling shows, however, that a plurality of small business owners favor Republicans in the showdown debate). The Federal Housing Administration, which guarantees about 30 percent of home mortgages, wouldn’t underwrite or approve any new loans during the shutdown. And “many low-to-moderate incomes borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays.”

jimmyk

The problem with questions like naming all nine justices is that I always get to eight and then draw a blank, and not always the same one. This time it was Kagan, even though I knew Obama had made two appointments. It's like trying to name all seven dwarfs. It would help if there were a song, like the twelve days of Christmas. Bgates had a start @1:00.

The nine supreme court justices sitting in a row/the wise Latina/the non-recuser/ and so on.

James D.

middyfek @ 1:01 - yes, they are. Absolutely horrible.

Yes, they won the Super Bowl 2 years ago and he put together that team. But the team he put together this year is just awful. Too old, too fragile, too little depth, no LBs on the roster who could start for anybody else in the NFL (or even in the SEC, probably).

Ugh. No hope at all.

Danube on iPad

Kevin McCarthy is talking about a "clean" bill that funds everything, but with some "additional options for the Senate to consider." Let's hope he's talking about the elimination of the corrupt exceptions and exemptions. And let's hope he can get a majority.

lyle

fewer than one percent can cite all nine

I'll give it a stab:

One black, an Italian, another Italian, one old guy, another really old guy, a lesbian, a wise latina lesbian, a really, really old asexual woman, and...damn, who'd I miss?

James D.

my 1:11 PM - I meant to say that "the GM should be fired" even though they won the SB two years ago.

MaryM

You missed the Dread pirate, lyle.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Maybe Mara can get his puppet Goodell to penalize the Skins and Cowgirls for more things like violating a nonexistent salary cap with contracts that were submitted to the league office and approved.

lyle

Thanks, MaryM. I always seem to miss that one.

peter

Let me take a stab at it--There's God; God's right hand man; God's second right hand man that had the nerve to mouth the words "not true" when Obama was lying to his face, there's the ACLU little commie female dwarf, there's the other little commie female dwarf, there's the Puerto Rican little commie female dwarf, there's the lib who figured out he's more important if he feigns sitting on the fence, there's windbag Breyer, and then there's the Chief who could have stopped Obamacare but thought that making you tell the govenrment about your sex and drug life is a tax. Did I miss anyone?

lyle

The Giants may or may not be the worst team in the EnnEffEll, but judging by the Eagles... er, "performance" yesterday, the Chipster's team may be the most unmotivated and uninterested.

4JIB2

No. That's Jacksonville.

DoT,

But we are doing it without a 2 time Super Bowl champion QB and coach:)

lyle

Peter wins this portion of the civics test.

bgates

I'm reading a frustrating book on persuasion by a guy who's such a partisan ideologue he probably doesn't even notice. He has the irritating habit of using "she" as the default personal pronoun (unless he wants to talk about a negative stereotype like an out-of-touch midcentury CEO, to contrast with his modern counterpart and what he did wrong vs what she does right), and incidental positive mentions of Harold Koh, Cass Sunstein, and Dear Leader (2x, the second one set up by mentioning how Reagan's "are you better off" question didn't work for Romney because most people in 2012 thought they were better off than in 2008).

Anyway, he's describing something he learned in an improv theater class about trying to convince someone of a point of view by responding to their statements only with questions. He says,

I begin in the role of questioner, and my partner stakes out a position on a long-forgotten American political controversy that happened to be front-page news the day of our seminar. I respond to her first claim with an arch "Really?" which is technically a question but not one exactly true to the spirit of the exercise. .... Then she moves to another line of reasoning. Without waiting, without even realizing what I'm saying, I gasp, "You've got to be kidding!" Now it's her turn. Maybe because she's seen how poorly I did, she performs more nimbly.

Right, you jackass, that's a general principle: Conservatives can deal with talking with progs better than vice versa, because we see how poorly you do.

bgates

Good Lord. Next page of the book:

If improvisational theater has a Lenin - a well-spoken revolutionary who provides a movement its intellectual underpinnings - that person is

I won't even write the person's name, because I consider association with Vladimir Lenin defamatory.

Beasts of England

Six Catholics and three Jews. I know that...

4JIB2

bgates,

If you give us the name of the book we can all go to Amazon and leave snarky reviews just for the fun of it:)

Danube on iPad

Surprised you got that far, bgates. What a pompous fool.

Ann

The republicans in the House of Representatives and the Senate should just start issuing waivers to everyone. Make all of them meaningless.

Account Deleted

bgates,

Your remarks triggered a Godzilla v Mothra reaction with me. Could Lenin beat Putin? I suppose Lenin is way ahead in the ruthless killing category but Putin is very adept in gauging spine - or the complete lack thereof.

I suppose we could consider a similar contest between Obama and ? - Little Red Riding Hood? Goldilocks? the Tooth Fairy?

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Rick, they both were and are adept at poisoning apostates on foreign countries.

Threadkiller

A waiver for abortion doctors, Ann.

What would the Senate Dems do?

Dave (in MA)
63 percent of Americans cannot name even one Supreme Court Justice; fewer than one percent can cite all nine
Wapner, Judy, Dredd... Only 6 more.
Porchlight

63 percent of Americans cannot name even one Supreme Court Justice; fewer than one percent can cite all nine

And that my friends is why tomorrow is going to be the first of so many, many carpy days to come. And probably a big war, too.

Porchlight

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 4h

Also, the fiscal disaster thing. MT @GlennThrush The crippling flaw of Obamacare is that it can't be praised in 140 characters

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 4h

#ifgovernmentshutsdown FUND MY DONOR'S SOLAR PLANT OR THE DISABLED VET GETS IT IN THE HEAD

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 5h

#ifgovernmentshutsdown edgy outsider artists forced to fearlessly challenge society without society's money

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 5h

#ifgovernmentshutsdown Sandra Fluke forced to spend $8.95 at Walgreens

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 5h

#ifgovernmentshutsdown The IRS, EPA, OSHA, NSA and TSA no longer able to serve your needs

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 5h

#ifgovernmentshutsdown Dallas police department forced to make do with only 6 tank divisions

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 5h

#ifgovernmentshutsdown lack of lawn mower warning stickers leads to widespread amputations, decapitations

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 5h

#ifgovernmentshutsdown shoddy landscaping at Lois Lerner's retirement condo

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 5h

#ifgovernmentshutsdown strip club ATMs no longer accept EBT cards; results in lower income for single moms

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 6h

#ifgovernmentshutsdown NPR segments no longer punctuated with haunting banjo interlude music

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 6h

#ifgovernmentshutsdown Nevadans forced to attend dangerously undersubsidized cowboy poetry festivals

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 6h

#ifgovernmentshutsdown roving bands of outlaws will take to the streets, selling incandescent light bulbs to our children

Ann

TK,

Yes, and 75% reimbursements will come out of previous funds designated for Planned Parenthood and NPR.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Troo dat, Porch; rse has tried to show us how the public extended day care and indoctrination centers are churning out massive quantities of non dot connectors while pre two martini DoT believes that they will ba able to connect the Bammycare dots. I would trust my Airedale more than those dolts.

daddy  Whats the deal about Stonehenge?

Good Morning! Even with my sore buttock this made me laugh:

WaPo: CNN movie on Hillary Clinton is dead, says director. Lame!

The Posts Eric Wemple asks this: "What induced the Academy Award-winning director to kill the project, as he announced today, was this:"

The movies prospective Director responds

: [W]hen I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film. Not Democrats, not Republicans — and certainly nobody who works with the Clintons, wants access to the Clintons, or dreams of a position in a Hillary Clinton administration. Not even journalists who want access, which can easily be taken away. I even sensed potential difficulty in licensing archival footage from CBN (Pat Robertson) and from Fox. After approaching well over a hundred people, only two persons who had ever dealt with Mrs. Clinton would agree to an on-camera interview, and I suspected that even they would back out.

Pretty much confirms all we suspected about what sort of person Hillary is. And from the comments we get this beautiful description of Cankles:

After Benghazi, nobody wants a thing to do with this broom jockey except maybe Huma and the Muslim Brotherhood.

(A) nuther Bub

Fetuses, newborns, infants and toddlers are all now "she" as well, as I learned when my grandson's wife was pregnant and nursing a newborn and I looked up various matters. Drives me nuts, as do writers who insert "he and she" in every sentence or "man and woman" when the masculine form would at one time have sufficed. It's so damned precious, isn't it?

DrJ

Drives me nuts too, (A)B. Similarly, I have a friend who changed her name from ****man to ****myn.

So there!

matt

No, daddy. Unfortunately it is the Clinton Mafia who don't want to share the dirt. The wild parties, the 3;00am phone calls missed.

Chelsea having to shake Mom awake after one more binge.

Her secret involvement in Sandy Berger's midnight underpants excursion. "Why Mr. Berger! Is that a classified memo in your undies or are you just happy to see me?"

Bill's wild nights in Patpong.

Her secret formulae for cattle futures trading would have to be revealed. Far too dangerous to have that information floating around.

Naw...it's the Republican's fault; a vast right wing conspiracy.

MaryM

--changed her name from ****man to ****myn--

ZOMG, DrJ, don't let her see this:

Myn Donos, a Human male from Corellia, was an X-wing pilot that served with Talon, Wraith and Rogue Squadrons, primarily noted for his efforts during the hunt for Warlord Zsinj.[Star Wars]

(I am not that much of a geek - that's just what google showed me. Honest!)

centralcal

The DNC Is Neary Broke

FORTUNE -- There's another budget crisis in Washington, and it's unfolding inside the Democratic party. The Democratic National Committee remains so deeply in the hole from spending in the last election that it is struggling to pay its own vendors.

It is a highly unusual state of affairs for a national party -- especially one that can deploy the President as its fundraiser-in-chief -- and it speaks to the quiet but serious organizational problems the party has yet to address since the last election, obscured in part by the much messier spectacle of GOP infighting.

The Democrats' numbers speak for themselves: Through August, 10 months after helping President Obama secure a second term, the DNC owed its various creditors a total of $18.1 million, compared to the $12.5 million cash cushion the Republican National Committee is holding.

Janet

Those are great Porchlight! Thanks. Jimmyk noted Iowahawk's tweets but I hadn't seen them yet. Too funny....

daddy  Whats the deal about Stonehenge?

Per TM's opener, since the Yanker's stink and the Met's stink, and the Jets stink, and the Giants stink, and since Hockey ain't a real sport anyhow, what do Big Apple Sports Fans do for the rest of the year?

At least JimmyK is and has always been a Detroit Tiger's fan, but for TM and the rest of you poor bastards down there, what next? What do you guys do for therapy?

4JIB2

Meanwhile, back in Miami.

Henderson Alvarez pitched a no-hitter on Sunday before 25K+ Marlin fans. That's not a sellout, so what do the Marlins do to make it one? They are selling the 9,000 no show tickets for $15 a pop so people can say they were there. And guess what, it just might work:)

Porchlight

Yes, jimmyk and others clued me in...always worth going to his page and just scrolling for an hour or two. https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog

I don't know how he does it. If you meet him, he'll just change the subject if you compliment him. Super modest dude.

Ignatz

--I'm reading a frustrating book on persuasion by a guy who's such a partisan ideologue.....--

Did you lose a bet?

daddy  Whats the deal about Stonehenge?

63 percent of Americans cannot name even one Supreme Court Justice;

What's the Supreme Court?

Clarice

I'm with you jimmyk--and I just thought it was old age dementia.

Thomas Collins

NY Football Jints fans are giving up already despite being only 2 games behind the 'Boys and one behind the Eagles and The Team With The Name That Must Not Be Spokens with 12 games to go?

Danube on iPad

"what do Big Apple Sports Fans do for the rest of the year?"

Keep hope alive for the Knicks and Nets.

Dave (in MA)
since Hockey ain't a real sport anyhow
Grrrr.
Ignatz

Even sans the martinis I've adopted DoT's two martini doctrine.

The marching morons were told sequestration would destroy the country and yet the morons are still happily putting one foot in front of the other after that devastation.

I would prefer it shut down over the exemptions and waivers because Barry would more easily fold, but the fact is I think he would fold on delay too, long before the morons noticed Elmo was holding a pledge drive seven days a week instead of six.

matt

"To Plato & Nietzsche, the history of music is a series of attempts to give form and beauty to the dark, chaotic, premonitory forces in the soul - to make them serve a higher purpose, an ideal, to give man's duties a fullness"

Allan Bloom

cool.....

Thomas Collins

I mean, it's not like the Jints are in the mighty AFC East, which already has victories over the Ravens, Colts and Falcons!

Danube on iPad

I'm not certain what connecting the dots would mean, but my pre-two-Martin (and current) position was that defunding or delaing would not succeed and would be a mistake, but funding while rescinding the special favors would put the potato squarely on those assholes' fork. If they balked, the conversation would be about special interests, cronyism and congressional overreach.

centralcal

If they balked, the conversation would be about special interests, cronyism and congressional overreach.

And, WHO would be having that conversation?

James D.

TC, have you actually SEEN the Giants play this year?

There are at least 6, and maybe as many as 9 of the 22 starting players who would not start for pretty much any other team in the league.

bgates

It's so damned precious, isn't it?

If I ever write a book, I'm going to make sure to dwell rapturously on my own sensitivity as symbolized by properly progressive pronoun usage.

"When a software developer has to choose a database, she - I make the enlightened assumption that the software developer is a woman, actual gender ratio in the field notwithstanding, so don't go re-reading the last page if you're one of those troglodytes who is still used to the archaic practice of using "he" as both the male and the gender-neutral personal pronoun as was considered correct English usage between the 18th century and about five minutes ago - must consider the following...."

James D.

It's depressing to realize that taking about how much my favorite team sucks is still more pleasant than talking about the state of the nation, or the imminent shutdown drama/crisis/madness.

daddy  Whats the deal about Stonehenge?

Well since I can't control anything in DC here's what I'm going to do for the rest of the day. I'm eating Advil, and I'm just about to head down to the Library to limp thru the stacks of new books.

I plan on listening to that Stonehenge music video another 10 or 20 times so that on the dog walk I can go out and sing at the top of my lungs "what's the deal about Stonehenge?" just perfect, and see the expressions of Fry and Scouts face. (That Video for some reason has tickled the carp out of me and perked me up something wonderful.)

And I think I'll take the iPhone so I can take a video of some of our angry Mooses. Sue's boy's should be taking on Tampa Bay just about when my afternoon walk starts, so I'm pulling for them since I don't think the Rays have any Japanese guys on the squad worth a damn.
And on the way home I'll fill up a growler with Mooses Tooth ESB.

That's my gameplan. I repeat my earlier prediction that a shutdown ensues for about 5 days.

Later.

bgates

Did you lose a bet?

The problem is, the politically idiotic often have valuable things to say in other fields.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

Republicans are going to pass a bill with no carve-outs - not for COngress not for Big business, not for anyone.

Yippee!

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

The press immediately was cheerleading for the president. Boehner told them to pound sand. (Well not really but he handled it well.)

NK(tryin' again)

Jane -- where did you read that stry? If true, this played out nicely, House Rpubs passed 3 CRs, Senate rejects first 2, then the 3rd, doesn't delay ObummerCare, but ends all Crony waivers; So the Snate Dems and Obummer will shutdown the government so they can keep their payoffs to their special pals going?

Thomas Collins

Yes, I have seen them, James D. They look slightly above the par of the Jags at the moment. I refuse to believe a Coughlin coached team will continue to play like this for the whole year.

GMax

What do you want to bet McCain votes with the Dems on the "some are just more equal than other provisions"?

jimmyk on iPhone

"I don't know how he does it. If you meet him, he'll just change the subject if you compliment him. Super modest dude."

Such a name-dropper, casually taunting us that you actually met him. :) I figured "Iowahawk" was actually a team of writers, because no one could be so prolific and consistently LOL funny. Of course I have my suspicions that "narciso" is actually consulting firm with around 25 full-time employees, as no one could have so much knowledge and memory.

lyle

I refuse to believe a Coughlin coached team will continue to play like this for the whole year.

Agreed. Assuming, of course, you have a Coughlin around for the whole year.

Danube on iPad

I think that conversation would be unavoidable, Ccal. One couldn't very well say that the Dems rejected the GOP amendment without saying what it is.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Wow, if true well played Boehner and everybody.

DoT, not connecting the dots means the dumbasses won't know who to blame for their health care going away. You have steadfastly believed they will blame the donks and I'm saying they aren't able to determine what causes their problem. I hope I'm wrong.

Extraneus

what do Big Apple Sports Fans do for the rest of the year?

Well, I can only speak for Jets fans, but we'll do the same as always. Alternate from hope to despair, ending in a wry recitation of the 43-year-old mantra: "Same old Jets..."

Dave (in MA)

News flash - The Massachusetts Republican Party has filed an ethics complaint against Fauxcahontas chief

...of staff.

Also breaking news - apparently Massachusetts has a Republican Party if you look hard enough.

narciso

You rang, of course, Jonathan Martin, floated the Red Squaw boomlet today.

Account Deleted

"I'm saying they aren't able to determine what causes their problem."

CH,

They're able to but it's a 2X4 problem. If too soft a wood is selected, there's a real possibility the 2X4 will shatter and splinter before the LIV's attention is properly focused. That's why I feel June is the best month for a real shut down. The LIVs may have absorbed enough punishment by then to be able to focus.

jimmyk on iPhone

"What do you want to bet McCain votes with the Dems on the 'some are just more equal than other provisions'?"

I'd take that bet. As much of a backstabber as he is, I don't think he'd want to be seen as doing it for special privileges. But we'll see.

4JIB2

Ben Carson just told Cavuto to just say no to exemptions. That is the best strategy. Great minds think alike.

James D.

TC, I'd agree about a Coughlin-coached team, but there simply isn't enough talent there.

The offensive line is dreadful, the linebackers are worse than dreadful, the secondary is stretched well beyond thin, and there's nobody they actually trust at running back.

Basically, everyone else has to play perfect for 60 minutes for them to have a chance in any given week, and that's not going to happen.

lyle, Coughlin isn't going anywhere during the season. He's not the type to quit, no matter how ugly things get. It's just not in him. And he'll only leave after the season if he wants to. Ownership will NEVER fire him.

centralcal

The Senate passed the House bill funding the military in case of a shutdown and it goes to POTUS for signing. Now, POTUS announces he will make remarks from the Briefing Room at 4:45.

narciso

Well that would be the principled thing to do, of course, do I need to cite the Hans Gruber quote;

GMax

Well I just got the name wrong, maybe. Here is a quisling:

Not even all Republicans agree with this move. New York Rep. Peter King stood up in a closed party meeting Monday afternoon and said he was opposed to the measure.

narciso

Btw, can we just primary Peter King, just because?

lyle

I'll take your word for it on Coughlin, James D. But if I were him, I'd have a tough time tamping down creeping doubts about my future.

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