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January 31, 2017

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Firsty McFirstface

First!

lyle

I have everyone a head start but...

henry

Funny thing, if you want national security you don't hand info to people who sprint to microphones.

Well done Trump.

buccaneer morgan

More fake news tm, now these staffers did work on the visa waiver

Audioboom has a good batchelor piece about the eo

Clarice Feldman

Heh:http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-friedersdorf-calexit-unprogressive-20170129-story.html

buccaneer morgan

And there's another over Mondays tantrum

TEH WATCHER

What exactly is the issue?

GUS

Mrs Obama allowed her child to smoke pot.
She allowed her Husband to chain smoke KOOLS.
She did NOT ALLOW your child to have a cupcake or candy bar.

Melania Trump's job is to raise B

sbw

Hmmm. Monday morning quarterbacking on Tuesday morning? Why?

More to the point, why is this news?

Do the WH and Congress know how to work together intuitively or do you suppose they have to grow into a solid working relationship? And how were the first days of your marriage? I had to learn to share closet space and dresser drawers.

News: Where are we going? Why?
Non-news: How the horses are ordered going around the turn.

The media feedback cycle is out of kilter. It no longer has any dampening and the squeal is hurting the ears. Go for a walk, pet a dog, or watch a Marx Brothers flick. After that it will be easier to sort news from noise.

GUS

Paul Ryan needs to slow down and get on board.
He speaks way too fast to keep up with himself.

buccaneer morgan

It shows no awareness of what came before so its fake news.

Old Lurker

Get this one:

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/01/30/calif-to-consider-enacting-statewide-sanctuary/

rse

sbw-take a look at this. http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2017-01-31/4-lines-democrats-should-draw-with-donald-trump

Stephanie despicable me

Buc/Narc

Yes I got your email last night. I posted then...

He? is adorable. Get him some toys that squeak and some that crackle. For some reason Yorkies like crackley toys.

buccaneer morgan

And they are about to turn blue over mnuchin and
Price, did they do for law, who ran chases' sub prime division

jimmyk

From the last thread:
Fwiw as we await Trump's choice.
Hardiman - MA - Catholic - Harvard

I fear that there will be Repukes telling Trump that Hardiman is both conservative and acceptable to the Democrats, and that Hardiman will turn out to be the next Anthony Kennedy, Roberts, or worse, Souter. Whatever you think of Coulter, she was right about Roberts, and she's skeptical of Hardiman.

This is not a time to try to compromise. Maybe to replace a Ginsburg or Breyer, but not to replace Scalia.

James D

Instead, the White House surprised everyone with this own-goal.

Why is it an "own-goal?" Because Chuck Todd and some jerkoffs on CNN and the Op-Ed clowns at the NYT and WaPo say so? Because all the people who already hate Trump and have lost their minds over him went crazy again?

I don't care if the implementation was not 100% letter perfect, or if Roberts' Rules of Order weren't followed.

We've had 8 years of complete lawlessness and disregard concerning immigration and national security. Of course it's going to cause an upset when Trump does PRECISELY WHAT HE PROMISED TO DURING THE CAMPAIGN! Of course there will be opposition to it! Of course there will be sabotage and undermining from the bureaucrats!

But so what?

henry

I hear Hatch is delaying Mnuchin and Price again. Must be doing whatever McMuffin tells him to between bjs.

GUS

The libtards are at war with the U.S.. They use any power they have all of the time.
It is time to do likewise.
We CANNOT turn this country around if we don't get serious. FEMALL.

James D

OK, so we have a whole bunch of dog experts here. Any cat experts?

Specifically, anyone have any advice on introducing a new cat into a currently single-cat household? Especially when the single cat is totally spoiled and enjoys (well, we think he does, anyway) being the king of the castle?

Buckeye

President Trump invited the Pope for lunch on his mega yacht, the Pope accepted and during lunch, a puff of wind blew the Pontiff's hat off, right into the water.

It floated off about 50 feet, then the wind died down and it just floated in place.

The crew and the secret service were scrambling to launch a boat to go get it, when Trump waved them off, saying "Never mind, boys, I'll get it."

The Donald climbed over the side of the yacht, walked on the water to the hat, picked it up, walked back on the water, climbed into the yacht, and handed the Pope his hat.

The crew was speechless. The security team and the Pope's entourage were speechless. No one knew what to say, not even the Pope.

But that afternoon, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN reported:

"TRUMP CAN'T SWIM!"

rse

Hatch is a big fan of the Pay for Success/Moneyball vision of government that is not the least bit conservative.

I also have Mormons involved with education putting on programs advocating for ed that teaches students to think with their hearts instead of their brains. Supposedly more consistent with LDS tenets.

Momto2

Stompy foot children on display!

Paige W. CunninghamVerified account
‏@pw_cunningham


Spox for Wyden says Dems won't go into hearing room at all to vote on Price/Mnuchin.

Captain Hate

McConnell has the job of getting Trump's cabinet nominees confirmed and thus far he's been a miserable failure. Up your game or GTFO.

henry

vote without them. after the ACA debacle they have zero room to complain.

East Bay Jay

rse's usnews link at 10:34 is remarkable. It's a straight out call for Trump to surrender.

I say no, nay, never, no nay, never, no more.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

There are always two questions about "own-goals".

1. How much is actual bad things that happened?
2. How much is ginned up leftist lies?

In this case it's pretty close to zero for number one and pretty much all for number two.
Does anyone seriously believe a little consultation would have diminished the petulant phony squawks of the left?

It's going to be pretty disappointing if the next four year are filled with even TM being whip sawed by fake news and faux outrage.

les nessman

"Our 1095-C arrived.
This is the form you have to file in order to prove you have health insurance. Otherwise they can penalize you or hold back yr tax refund (as if...)

Another reminder of the bullet dodged.

Posted by: JimNorCal | January 31, 2017 at 10:12 AM "

Is this the first year that such actual punitive enforcement takes effect?
I can see a lot of LIVs scratching their heads and blaming "that Damn Trump" when their refund is delayed or the "new" penalty is actually applied.

Funny how much of the pain from Obamacare takes place after he leaves office.

Captain Hate

Politico is where all the backbiting squishes from the GOPe go to spew their gossipy garbage. They all need to be smacked hard with a cluebat.

Appalled

sbw:

or watch a Marx Brothers flick

I thought I was in the middle of Duck Soup. Hail Fredonia!

James D

Spox for Wyden says Dems won't go into hearing room at all to vote on Price/Mnuchin.

There's an answer to that: full nuclear. Everything by majority vote. No filibuster, no holds on nominees, no privileges for the Dem minority in the Senate (or the House, for that matter).

They want full scale war, fine. Give it to them.

henry

les, not the first year for 1095s. I don't know about the enforcement. Trump's EO suggested treating the ACA regs to protect people, and the fine is a discretionary amount set by the HHS director... so there may be no fines this year.

Janet S.

Amen, James D @ 10:41!!!

DebinNC

Dems stalling Tom Price exposes them as political hacks. If it's legal for Trump to today make all his nominees "Acting Heads" so they can get down to business while the Senate plays silly war games, I wish he would.

buccaneer morgan

In other news, the 115th Belgian fighter went Norwegian blue, in aleppo province.

DebinNC

Even Dems know that "nothing succeeds like success" and the public will soon see the positive fruits of Pres. Trump's labors. They're trying to delay and lessen the inevitable quantifiable comparisons between Bozo and DT before 2018.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

"Simon Rosenberg is president and founder of the progressive think tank NDN. A veteran of the 1992 Clinton War Room, Rosenberg is a leading political thinker and commentator."

His picture indicates he is the older brother of pajama boy.

GUS

Even FOX is entertaining the ridiculous notion that the TARD PARTY isn't having a giant TANTRUM. The idea that an acting AG from the former admin, cannot be fired for simple insubordiation is clownish.
The GOPe had better realize that they have power and an opportunity.

Old Lurker

"Any cat experts"

there is no such thing.

dublindave

“In 2002 my husband enlisted in the US Army, he stood up to serve because he believed in the principles on which our country was founded and, recognizing it wasn’t perfect, was passionate about what it could be. Today I am deeply saddened by the news of the executive order banning immigration. This is not the country he dreamed of, not what he served for and not what he died for. Since his death I have embarked on the most meaningful work of my life, supporting the men and women who, like Pat, fight for what this country can be. As I read posts from the community of #Tillman Scholars on my Facebook feed I am encouraged; they are exactly as I knew they would be, poised and ready to fight. I am proud of them and proud to stand with them, we’ve got this.”


-- Marie Tillman


Old Lurker

The more I think about my idea, the more I like it.

:-)

Trump should tweet today a clear and absolute Advance Notice that under no circumstances will he sign a CR to keep the government open past 10/31. Without 13 Appropriation Bills signed into law, the Government will shut down.

Put it all on Congress (as a way of spot lighting the other jobs they are not performing) and do it immediately.

boris

"cat expert"

Animal Planet has a series "My Cat From Hell".

Getting cats to live together is a common project for guitarist and cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy.

Can probably find some relevant episodes online.

Captain Hate

executive order banning immigration.

Social media reveals how many idiots there are.

Old Lurker

The popular vote tally already provided that count, Cap'n.

boris

Maybe Trump is the shark and dimorats are the jumpers.

Captain Hate

Has Rodham sobered up enough to complain about this or did she go for another walk in the woods and disappeared?

Beasts of England

Tillman enlisted after 9/11 to go kill a bunch of Muzzies, but his widow can somehow read his mind about a temporary travel ban? lol

Stephanie despicable me

I'd have the sargeant at arms round em up in the hallway and hold them there and have the reps join them and call the meeting to order in the hall, hold the vote and disband.

dublindave

"Tillman enlisted after 9/11 to go kill a bunch of Muzzies, but his widow can somehow read his mind about a temporary travel ban"

She knew what his values were.

buccaneer morgan

So those folks who said Kim davis should follow the law, or step down, paraphrasing rod dreher

It was an incident akin to that seen in flag of our fathers.

henry

do the canadians have a tilted kilt handy?

buccaneer morgan

The incident involving tillman

common man

Nominations don't have to have committee approval. Senate can just schedule vote and should. Other option is for a temporary adjournment by Congress and recess appointment by Trump.

Democrats are scum

Old Lurker

11:27. Where Stephanie pretends McConnell has a pair.

dublindave

Great video from 2014 of Jeff sessions asking Sally Yates if she should say no to an unlawful order from the President. Yates replies "Yes" and talks about protection the Constitution of the United States over a President.


Wow! Love her or loathe her, this is a crazy ass-kicking-Constitution-protecting bitch.

dublindave

sorry...protecting...

Beasts of England

So he was pro-killing Muzzie scum, but anti-travel ban? Hahaha! Yeah, you go with that one, DublinDave!! Forward!

Old Lurker

Common Man, that was why I suggested yesterday that McConnell simply announce that Friday at noon the Senate will vote on every cabinet nominee. Period.

And then announce that Friday, noon, three weeks hence the Senate will vote on the SCOTUS nominee.

Then just DO IT!

lurkersusie

As seen on The First 100 Days
The Iraqi man who worked as "American Sniper" Chris Kyle's interpreter during the Iraq War says he agrees with President Donald Trump's travel ban, and he has some strong words for the protesters who are resisting the executive order.

On "The First 100 Days" tonight, Martha MacCallum was joined by the interpreter, Johnny Walker, and Kyle's widow, Taya Kyle.

Walker said that he feels safer after the order, which bars visa entry to the U.S. for 90 days for people coming from seven countries: Libya, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia.

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/01/30/chris-kyles-iraqi-interpreter-defends-trumps-travel-ban-executive-order

jimmyk

She knew what his values were.

She doesn't seem to know much about Trump's actual EO. "Immigration ban"?

henry

lurker, even in the unlikely case that McTurtle located some testicles, the usual suspects would "Gang of 8" themselves and stop him. Gotta preserve McGramnesty's reach around across the aisle for comity.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I have been willing to give McConnell a pass because he did delay that SC nominee of Obama's from getting a vote.

HOWeveR, I want to see a sense of urgency and some accomplishments. If Fake Tears Schumer can outfox him, then he is a complete dim bulb and should step down. Surely there is someone who can get this train moving.

I bet that tweet rom Drudge got their attention.

ALso, the tweet from Trump blaming democrats for stalling was an opening blow. Next one will be aimed straight at GOP leadership, if I had my guess.

Clarice Feldman

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/30/trump-supreme-court-nominee-can-clear-senate-with-/

Jack is Back!

Getting at least 2" or more of global warming now in Southampton. A day ahead of the forecast. And I still have the soccer goal half apart laying on the grass out back Oh, well.

common man

Correction a fired walked to the exit insubordinate bitch who may now have a problem with law firms who understand that a lawyer's job is to represent their client

lurkersusie

This is just amazing.

Restating federal law/policy when asked how you will conduct policy is not even remotely close to plagiarism. https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/826447149038714882

Old Lurker

Henry, as I said before, the thing about power is it has to be used once in awhile or the other side will assume it does not exist. The Gang of Eight threat is the elephant in the room for sure of the power the voters THOUGHT they were handing Reps on a silver platter, and the longer McConnell acts afraid of it, the more Cryin' Schumer proves the GOP does not have power at all.

This was all very easy to predict; McConnell should have dragged the eight into the room a month ago to explain that if nothing else they need to have a Sister Solja moment of solidiarity in the first day or two of the new Congress, or else it will be clear they are toothless.

Buckeye

And I still have the soccer goal half apart laying on the grass out back Oh, well.

Not like the grass will need cut any time soon:)

dublindave

"She knew what his values were"


"She doesn't seem to know much about Trump's actual EO. "Immigration ban"'


Yeah, no you're right, jimmyk, Trump doesn't have an "Immigration ban". This kind of fake news gets spread around when we allow Soros to operate unchecked.

Anyway, back on planet earth.....

henry

Devos to the full senate

Buckeye

Devos to the full senate

Could be interesting.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

When does the full Senate vote on Devos?

I imagine we will have teachers' unions marching around the Capitol and affiliated groups screaming from the gallery, like Code Pink.

henry

Miss M, Act 10 Madison was the warm up for this temper tantrum.

DebinNC

Current U.S. Senate Committee Chairs include a lot of "Gangsters" and/or NeverTrumpers. If McConnell chooses the Chairs and there are no repercussions for renegade divas or if he allows seniority to trump everything else, he needs to go.

henry

Change of pace, firehose of lava in Hawaii. Lava tube dumping a continuing stream of lava into the ocean. Cool video.

common man

Schmucky Schummer is a terrible face for Democrats in Trump states. A big mouth obnoxious NYer. That ought to keep the likes of Heidi Heitkamp awake at night in a cold sweat. Please please please put the Nation of Islam guy from Minneapolis in charge of the DNC.


Let him complete the trilogy with San Fran Nan and Schmucky.

Dave (in MA)

Jack is Back! | January 31, 2017 at 11:42 AM, you sound as though you feel that you might have procrastinated too long, but maybe you didn't procrastinate long enough.

dublindave

Ivanka trump publicly apologizes for her insensitive Instagram photo on Saturday night where she and husband, Jarred Cushner attended a fancy D.C dinner while people were detained ala Muslim ban all over the country.

Thank you, Ivanka.

DebinNC

Our youngest, a politically conservative-socially libertarian millennial, is a NC teacher. She voted for Trump, but she's vehemently against Devos. Iirc she used the words "billionaire" and "never a teacher" to me yesterday. I responded with "Arne Duncan". Bill Bennett, Reagan's Sec. of Ed, hadn't been a teacher either, which seems odd imo. I think some teaching experience below the college level should be a prerequisite for that job.

Jack is Back!

Watching General Kelly and his ICE/BPD and G2 guys at a presser and you can tell those guys are so damn glad to be rid of Zippy and "do nothing" approach. They now get to do the job they are required to do under our laws.

And they seem tickled pink to do it.

Old Lurker

"I think some teaching experience below the college level should be a prerequisite for that job."

I don't.

Clarice Feldman

Iggy, once again you're a star on FB.

Dave (in MA)

I think wanting to scale back the powers of or eliminate altogether the DoEd should be a prerequisite for the job.

Old Lurker

Me too, Dave. I'd look for a "shut it down and sell off the pieces" guy from Wall Street.

Stephanie despicable me

Isn't he though, Clarice. Lisa Shiffren even shared that outstanding post.

Be proud Iggy, be proud!

Clarice Feldman

http://www.the-american-interest.com/2017/01/28/the-refugee-ban-and-the-holocaust/

DebinNC

There's been a teacher shortage nationwide for some time. People outside education have no personal experience re the burdens placed on teachers and all the hoops they have to jump through now that have taken the joy out of teaching.

common man

Teaching is not a prerequisite to manage the Ed Dept nor should it be. How much money her husband has accumulated as a result of his hard work and business acumen is certainly nothing more than a fake Indian talking point or maybe echoing Bernie commie talking points

buccaneer morgan

Muddleheaded thinking on meads part, this is more as if fdr had appeased Syria (Italy) because he wanted relations with the third reich, all the while supporting communist partisans, on second thought,,,

DebinNC

I think Devos' dad was a billionaire too. Her life experience doesn't prevent her from being effective or empathetic of average/poor families but it colors how others inevitably view her imo.

Old Lurker

Deb,

Nothing about that problem can be solved by some former teacher sitting in a big building in Washington DC ruling over thousands of government drones writing thousands of rules that impact the teacher in the room.

Dave (in MA)

It's going to be a long 8 years for the moonbats.

http://www.universalhub.com/2017/ah-simpler-days-when-all-we-worried-about-were

Account Deleted

"Audioboom has a good batchelor piece about the eo"

Bucc--> are there transcripts for Batchelor's podcasts at Aboom?

the generallyistic deplorable rich

henry-

clicked on your link on the other page. a searching criticism perhaps. a long read.

Not sure how "new" the problem really is-the mechanization of agriculture reduced that sector of the labor force from something like a third to three percent (or less). also something in my mind about "technologicalism" being more cult like and the dead ends of trying to apply some code to everything (not sure I want my fridge complaining I'm not eating enough fruits and vegetables). in re: the driverless car: the department of energy has been ladling grants to developers (a subsidy) and in some small applications it may be useful but airplanes still have pilots so it would stand to reason that heavy trucks and cars will for a while as well.

fwiw, looks interesting.

James D

I agree with OL @ 12:27

I don't think hands-on teaching experience is necessary, and it might even be a handicap, for running DofEd.

I get that classroom experience would give some perspective on the challenges teachers face, but the job isn't about that.

(and really, the job shouldn't exist at all)

Janet S.

we’ve got this.”

I don't know about Marie Tillman, but 'we've got this' is a big phrase from the Women's March.

Account Deleted

"If McConnell chooses the Chairs and there are no repercussions "

Deb---> wunnerin if Mickey C has any scruples *at all*, and if they can be harnessed (should those exist even to a modest degree) given the Transportation cabinet appointment.

I thought the appointment was a great move. Now, will it yield results at critical times?

henry

rich, that's how I read it. Not a new problem. Not sure what ethics has to do with it either. If a more efficient means of production shows up, it's gonna get used. It would be unethical to not use it.

the generallyistic deplorable rich

and not sure how a "code of ethics" for programmers would solve anything (thou shall not write code that will cause millions to lose their jobs). I'd be more worried that a company like facebook will apply Chinese censorship laws or Islamic blaspheme codes to their domestic us audience.

lyle

rse's link upthread is unbelievable totally predictable:

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2017-01-31/4-lines-democrats-should-draw-with-donald-trump

Stop the Executive Orders The global chaos created by your late Friday immigration executive order was a good example of needing to slow it down a bit. Your own subject matter experts in relevant department and agencies weren't consulted in the drafting of the highly flawed order. Nor was anyone in Congress. We aren't asking for a permanent stop to executive orders. They have their place. But you are far more likely to succeed if you wait until your government has more people in place, and use traditional interagency processes and consultation with Congress before proceeding. Your team simply is too inexperienced – as are you – to take such far-reaching steps without consulting people who know what they are doing. Given your early miscues, continuing to govern the country through decree will be seen rightly by many as reckless.

Debate Your Proposals in Congress – Perhaps you and your team may not be aware but our system was designed to encourage extensive deliberation of government actions before enactment. Traditionally new initiatives have been packaged into legislation, debated and then voted on. This system allows the people and their representatives a chance to weigh in on their future – the core of how a democracy is supposed to operate.

AYFKM? [redacted] hypocritical [redacted]

Can you just imagine the crap a conservative writing this same thing would get if it had been written eight years ago?

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