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January 11, 2017

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maryrose

RSE:
In my opinion it is not an insulting comment.
Being Speaker of the House and close to the presidency is no small feat.
His colleagues obviously respect and admire him but the people here at JOM have nothing.but disdain for him.
We should in my humble opinion save our fire for the real problem of the Demonrats and their evil ways.
I will continue my support for our Republican leadership and for our President elect.

Willy

Carpel tunnel? Torn cartilage? EL Cancer?

That's too bad. You should have gotten insurance before you were uninsurable.

maryrose

TK
Agree to disagree.
You can think whatever you want but I will not agree with it.

daddy

Wonder if Egg McMuffin was the emissary to Britain.

I'd bet a hundred bucks on it.

Old Lurker

Trump is exactly the person he shows you and that is what and why he was elected.

Ryan is a back stabbing, self promoting, holier than thou a**hole, who preaches from his pulpit about who we are while to me he is the antithesis of who I think we are. I defy you to tell me what he really is and what he really wants to make you and me do for the big government he wants us all to enjoy.

"Above my paygrade"? The ****k works for me, not the other way around.

And Ryan is more virtuous than Trump?

Gimme a frickin break.

Willy

When will Congress take the meds they prescribe for the Public?

Their duplicities are a pre-existing condition of Entitlement. Platinum plans for every financial advantage.

Beasts of England

Amen, OL!! You saved me a lot of typing... :)

daddy

You'll recall that on Monday or Tuesday the NBC News folks were furious at Rick Santelli for saying that they were biased in their Political preferences, and they angrily replied that what Santelli said was false---they were not biased at all.

Current headline at The Hill: Matt Lauer: I 'burst out crying' at Biden's Medal of Freedom

Beasts of England

And amen, rse!!

rse

Maryrose-by your logic dennis hastert met the same criteria.

I also don't know how anyone who pegged trump as 'least worst' of what was going to be available can be accused of putting him on a pedestal.

I am also really hoping he is not about to name someone who really is a Bilderburger as Deputy Sec of Ed. Anytime I run into that crap I want to throw something, but it comes up pretty fast and open on hubbard. He is also on the board of the lumina foundation which is just full of horrid ideas including the Diploma Qualifications Profile and the convening of 75 metro areas in Dallas in January 2015 to come up with an Equity template based on what Strive together has created in Cincinnati.

DebinNC

Re the BOzos can't leave soon enough for me, the Former Presidents Act provides for their travel and expenses, but nothing like they've enjoyed for 8 yrs. Both will do as the Clintons have and rake in a mint, but their days of reckless excess like traveling to India and having a mile long "tunnel" erected for their walk to Gandhi's tomb, where BOzo signed the registry with the wrong date, are over.

Buckeye

daddy

I have already promised Mrs. Buckeye a trip to the UK to be taken at a leisurely pace. Will put that on the list. We plan to visit the places of our ancestors.

Last time I was in London was right before Charles and Lady Di got hitched. I stayed a couple of nights at the Grosvenor House.

Diana was there and created quite a stir walking through the lobby. That and watching the changing of the guard are about all I remember.

Well, besides the traffic:)

BeenThereDoneThat

Newt is known for innovative thinking and at times brilliant analysis (never mind the misses), but this suggestion is totally on the mark:

http://www.gingrichproductions.com/2017/01/the-wollman-skating-rink-vs-the-congressional-budget-office/

maryrose

OL:
He is working for you in the best way that he can.
Illegals will be deported in a timely fashion.

maryrose

RSE:
Ryan is nothing like Hastert personally so I will disregard that unfair comparison.
From your post I understand your reasons for disliking him because of his associations with organizations you are against.
Thank you for increasing my understanding I mean it sincerely.

sbw

Funny that both Ryan and Johnson won by bigger margins than Trump but he pulled them along did he?

Pointless exchange of unprovable conjecture confusing correlation with causation. Noise on both sides. Give it a rest.

maryrose

Deb:
We have 6 more days of these two parasites.

Cecil Turner

"Above my paygrade"? The ****k works for me, not the other way around.

Fine. Write us up a budget, an immigration bill, and an Obamacare replacement (that has some chance of passing). He (and his cronies) are actually doing that.

Moreover, it seems the vast majority of the vitriol is his supposed slights of Trump . . . who for darn sure is no slouch in dishing out slights to his political opponents. Except . . . Ryan is now his ally, and they all need to start thinking (and acting) that way.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I am not changing my opinion on Ryan until he demonstrates he has had a change of heart.

Meanwhile, the folloiwng people have appeared at Trump Tower for meetings:

1. The head of Lockheed-Martin, who said they are making progress on getting the costs down on the F-35 and also that they are hiring 1800 new workers at their plant in Texas.

2. Richard Trumka, who posted a picture of him on Twitter sitting in Trump's office in front of his desk, talking to Trump. Trumka is the head of the AFL-CIO and the former head of the United Mine Workers. (A real union thug from my days dealing with the mining people, but he will be an asset in things like getting dems to go along with approval of the Keystone pipeline and some of the othr infrastructure stuff.)

3. Steve Garvey, the host of family feud. He met with Mr. Trump and some transition people about improving things in the inner city. While there he spoke with Dr. Carson on the phonee. He said he felt Trump was sincere and that they had plans, beginningwith Chicago and Detroit, to do things. Garvey also has a popular radio show which is apparently carried on a lot of staions. He also has a mentoring program which they want to use. (Sounds similar to Jim Brown's program.)

Trump did come down to speak with the press with Garvey, and said that any differences his appointees have with him is fine. He told them not to worry about him but to be themselves. He said on certain issues, maybe it will turn out he is right, or maybe they are.

I am posting this information from various video clips I saw posted on Conservative Treehouse.

lurkersusie

Trumps loyal supporters

Diamond and Silk® on Twitter: ".@DiamondandSilk rebuttal to President Obama speech in Chicago. #ChooChooBaby https://t.co/e45cPpTwko"

Cecil Turner

1. The head of Lockheed-Martin, who said they are making progress on getting the costs down on the F-35 and also that they are hiring 1800 new workers at their plant in Texas.

This all sounds good, but it's mostly hooey. The F-35 had cost overruns and delays because it relied on unproven technology that had predictably unpredictable development snafus. But the majority of the program cost overruns are already sunk. The production run is just now getting going, and the biggest cost driver (at least in terms of cost per unit, which is what gets all the attention) is how many units are produced. Build more (which equals adding jobs) and per unit cost goes down.

Clarice Feldman

Congrats JiB and Deb

Miss Marple the Deplorable

lurkersusie,

I love those two gals. They were early supporters and never waivered.

Jack is Back!

I was also in tears when I saw Obama award Biden the Medal of Freedom because it was baseless, demeaning to real heroes and unearned by a plagerizing idiot from Delaware.

My God how far we have fallen as a serious enterprise of democracy.

Dave (in MA)


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Jack is Back!

Geez I forgot to congratulate Deb's grandson. I take it he is either tumbling or trampoliine since I didn't see any other competitions for kids there.

Willy

The Republican 'rescue mission' to save health care (lol) 'may' necessitate cuts to Medicare.


It keeps getting better...it's a two-fer.

maryrose

Ryan has a positive attitude toward PE Trump and has sung his praises in public.
They must work together.
Today Ryan got the waiver and the budget approval for change to Obamacare through the House.
Last time I checked I believe Trump wanted. Oth of those things accomplished quickly
Thank God Cecil has returned.
Otherwise I would be all alone here.

maryrose

JIB
Congratulations to Frederick!
He has made an excellent choice and must feel relieved.

Willy

I'm partially with you Mary rose. Strange bedfellows eh?

Old Lurker

Maryrose "He is working for you in the best way that he can."

Bullcrap.

He is now and always has been working for himself and can barely hide his disgust that Trump showed him and his kind how disgusted "real" Americans are with professional politicians and big government wannbes. The LAST person he is working for is me and people like me.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

maryrose,

I didn't know we were splitting up into factions. I don't think that's necessary. We simply disagree on this issue.

You like Ryan, I don't. It's good he got that stuff done today, and I commend him for acting quickly.

It's the going on CNN thing that botheredd me. I will give him another chance, but surely you see why some of us get irritated, don't you?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Cecil,

I am reporting what the woman said. I have no inside expertise on whether it's hooey or not. I also didn't credit Trump with anything except hosting a meeting.

I don't know anything about aircraft manufacture. I hope that every time I report what someone else SAID I am not required to be responsible for those statements.

DebinNC

Thanks, Clarice. Yes, Jack, he's doing "floor" which I think of as "tumbling", vault, rings, bar/s, and pommel horse, but had no experience with the "equipment" aspects until lessons started 8 mo. ago. I remember pre-lessons the escalating "Hey, Grandma, look at this" stunts scaring me so much that last Christmas we gave him a 12' tumbling mat in hopes he wouldn't break his neck. Very little chance of that now.

Willy

If they are hot to trot, I say they should go for the tin weasel award.

Republicans should eliminate all the ponzees with one Grandiose Bargain.

The unholy trinity of SS Medicare and Obamacare.

Cecil Turner

Ryan has a positive attitude toward PE Trump and has sung his praises in public.

That's the way I see it, too. And that "humane" quote of his from the town hall actually appears to be quoting Trump (and Conway), who used that term on several occasions. Here's a video of the immigration bit, and he cites Trump's plans and intentions more than once, approvingly. (The deportation force bit isn't in there, or I missed it.)

Buckeye

Ryan is having a difficult time trying to serve two masters.

I suspect mostly because the stakes are so high and his tea leaf reading sucks.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/13/trump-smashes-fundraising-records-for-inauguration/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

Old Lurker

Cecil ""Above my paygrade"? The ****k works for me, not the other way around.

Fine. Write us up a budget, an immigration bill, and an Obamacare replacement (that has some chance of passing). He (and his cronies) are actually doing that."

Cecil, you miss my point. The guy who pumps out my septic tank works for me to do something I chose not to do for myself and so I am happy to trade the fruits of my labor for the fruits of his. Ditto the people we elect to represent us in Congress, so long as both of them recognize who is the master and who the servant.

They both work for me and if they do it badly then I will gladly tell them so. I do not trust Paul Ryan because I think he wanted anyone else but Trump to be POTUS, even Hillary, and he is the sort that would be happy to engineer Trump's failure so that he himself might run in four years rather than eight.

Cecil Turner

I am reporting what the woman said. I have no inside expertise on whether it's hooey or not.

Didn't call you a liar, Miss M. Just pointing out that we shouldn't expect great strides in the F-35 program. And while I'm all for positive spin, especially when it serves the national defense, it's a bit past time for that particular program to get streamlining attention.

That said, the F-35 program has some remarkable new capabilities (in particular with datalinking) that I think we may well look back on it and decide it was worth the pain . . . provided we actually build some.

maryrose

Yes I can MM.
I heard him speak on poverty in the inner cities.
I don't doubt his sincerity.
He cares about his family and hesitated becoming Speaker.
I think if people met him personally as I have in Cleveland they would get a better sense of who he really is and why he has dedicated his life to public service.
I don't expect everyone to like him as I do but the daily name- calling is tiresome to me as I imagine my defense of him is to others.
Pedestal comment was not meant for Rae.
Though there is the danger of elevating presidents like Dems did with Obama.
Let us just see what happens in the coming days.

Old Lurker

I like Maryrose a lot, but when she smacks us around for not adoring Paul Ryan or John Kasich it pushes all of my buttons. A wise person does not wait to find out if THAT scorpion is not the one who plans to bite him.

Willy

What's the final on entertainment?

Partial Mormon choir (Altos only). Dennis Miller and Penn/Teller?

Should be a hell of a party.


Cecil Turner

They both work for me and if they do it badly then I will gladly tell them so.

I'm not arguing against that. But it's a remarkably technical field (budgetary legislation in particular), and Ryan is possibly the best expert we have. Whoever called him a poindexter above nailed it: he's a budget nerd.

And I frankly doubt either of our abilities' to evaluate a bill written by him (except later in the execution). Which is what I think maryrose was getting at with the above paygrade remark; and I agree with her.

jimmyk

Is anyone following the budget resolution controversy? I'm seeing tweets from Justin Amash sounding very JOM-like in his complaints:


Justin Amash ‏@justinamash

I support limited government, not Republican-managed big government. I'm voting no on today's never-balanced budget.

Justin Amash Verified account
‏@justinamash

By nearly every measure, #SConRes3 is the worst budget I've seen as a congressman. Check out the comparison chart. The House vote is Friday.

https://twitter.com/justinamash/status/819696851398041601

I just don't have time to follow this closely, but I trust Amash more than the Republicans on this.

Beasts of England

A budget nerd who allowed the Continuing Resolution to fester. Okie doke.

Threadkiller

Ryan is more virtuous than Trump

Who cares?

The question here really is whether Ryan is more virtuous than Tapper and by how much.

Does Ryan believe Tapper to be sincere?

Cecil Turner

I just don't have time to follow this closely, but I trust Amash more than the Republicans on this.

Trump has proposed a whole bunch of new spending and tax cuts without a single offset, AFAICT. Don't see how it could be anything but a budget buster.

Cecil Turner

A budget nerd who allowed the Continuing Resolution to fester.

You're conflating a plan with the power to implement it.

Old Lurker

A budget nerd whose first ten year budget he prepared years ago never balanced in even ten years and did not even have a glide path to get there.

Just because he has mastered the spreadsheet does not mean he appreciates that the strategy behind it is the problem, not the way Excel did the math.

He sure looked great on TV taking the newly elected Obama to task in that Blair House Meeting to come together on Obamacare, and his prop of having the whole bill stacked up in front of him sure was photogenic and conveyed that he was obviously the nerd with a grasp for details...and he did piss of the President.

Then when it came to using the power of the purse and all the other constitutional tools available to Congress under the Constitution?

Crickets.

Dave (in MA)

150 D-bags and 1 RINO voted not to allow the Mattis waiver, but it passed overwhelmingly, including 36 D's.

Beasts of England

Ryan hasn't had the power to pass individual spending bills through regular order? He's had the job for over 14 months...

daddy

Rush in Hour 2 praised Neil Cavuto for yesterday making the great point of asking the other News Media's "How does it feel to be targeted by the President? We at FOX have been feeling that animosity from the Administration for 8 years now and you guys said squat. Hypocrites.

Jack is Back!

CT,

They still have the multi-force (AF & Navy) integration problems with the F-35. I have lots of ex-carrier based drivers that still can't figure out why they thought you could design a generic plane for both service requirements.

That said, we are still ahead of the Russkies and ChiComs in our air support and delivery platforms but not for long.

Any hoo we still can rely on 1955 designs to be our most strategic asset. My old ride was built in 1963 and according to my most recent visit it is still operable.

Old Lurker

"You're conflating a plan with the power to implement it."

No, he was criticizing not using the power to STOP a bad plan from being implemented.

Nobody made the Republican Congress allow eight years of unbudgeted (by regular order) spending and taxing to occur, nor to waive their pretty clear right to set limits on the amount borrowed to feed the spending.

Shame on them. And shame on the leaders who allowed it.

Cecil Turner

Then when it came to using the power of the purse and all the other constitutional tools available to Congress under the Constitution?

Pretty sure he wasn't speaker back then, but also pretty sure it didn't matter who was. Could they have shut down the government effectively? Maybe, if they'd had perfect discipline. They didn't.

Now they have an opportunity to pass some laws. In particular, once Trump is sworn in, they can pass regular budgets. The problem I'm seeing is that we're all very unlikely to be happy with what's in it. (And it's going to take longer than ten years to balance now, and even longer for every year we go down this path.)

Old Lurker

No he was not Speaker I know. Just head of the budget committee and key member of leadership.

You are splitting hairs on us Cecil!

:-)

lurkersusie

Wow!

John Lewis: 'I Don’t See Trump as a Legitimate President' - NBC News

http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/rep-john-lewis-trump-won-t-be-legitimate-854384195610

Jack is Back!

If you lower the corporate tax rate, reform our regulatory process, rescind the EO's that stifle enterprise, you should grow income and revenue to the government. I am not sure what the offset is to budget defecit but it has to be more than just cutting spending and doing nothing about enhanced revenue from economic growth.

This is why I always turn these theories over to jimmyk to either accept or dispute:)

Old Lurker

Dead right here, Cecil "(And it's going to take longer than ten years to balance now, and even longer for every year we go down this path.)"

If for no other reason (but there are lots of other reasons), that we now have to pay interest on $20T in debt and soon at "real" interest rates post ZIRP, rather than the mere "half that" we have when Obama came in.

It is true that no one Rep leader by himself could have changed all this, but I sure as hell fault the leadership team for not handling the communication hence control that would have prevented the unmitgated fiscal disaster that is upon us.

Buckeye

A wise person does not wait to find out if THAT scorpion is not the one who plans to bite him.

I'm stealing that OL, even if it is an English teacher's construct.

Jack is Back!

So, Justin Thomas wins last week in Kapalua and today in the next Hawaiian tournament shoots a first round 59.

This is what "en fuego" means.

Cecil Turner

I have lots of ex-carrier based drivers that still can't figure out why they thought you could design a generic plane for both service requirements.

I was aware of the integration problems, but am now too far out of it to discuss them intelligently. But my experience (helping write requirements) would lead me to say something uncharitable about the Navy's commitment to interoperability, so my sympathy there is strained.

No, he was criticizing not using the power to STOP a bad plan from being implemented.

A power I still contend they never had. And as we've had this unprofitable discussion before, with zero chance of agreement, I think dinner is in order. Cheers.

DebinNC

The Rs got back the House in 2010 via The Great Shellacking, when Boehner became Speaker until resigning in Oct. 2015.

John Lewis and his fellow CBCers are deathly afraid of Donald Trump solving problems they've left festering since 1964.

Beasts of England

Passing individual spending bills versus a continuing resolution prevents shutting down the entire government. Indeed, it's the whole idea; and is the single most important power of the purse - the same power of the purse that the Reps spent millions of dollars about in campaign ads to retake the House, only to immediately cower to Obama.

Beasts of England

Former University of Alabama golfer Justin Thomas, JiB. Hey, we got beat Monday night - I need something to brag on. :)

daddy

Tami Bruce on the theatrics of repealing ObamaCare cuts to the chase:

FOX Host Liz: ...Just moments ago the House passing a resolution that will start the process of repealing ObamaCare...

Tami: ...There's a lot of chaos going on in the Left right now. All they know to do is to say the things that they think are going to frighten people the most.

Yep.

Buckeye

I think dinner is in order. Cheers.

Low blood sugar makes me irritable too:)

rse

buckeye-this is an extraordinarily convenient place to stay in London. Right down from Spencer House and duke's hotel, small, on a dead end but with a tunnel that pops out right at Green Park. http://thestaffordlondon.com/

Stayed there on business and finished my book and left it in case someone else wanted to read Midnight in the garden of Good and Evil. It reappeared in my room later that night. They also let me check into my room in the middle of July at 7 :30 am when I got off the train from york.

I took my daughters for two weeks when they were 7 and 10 and they loved all the stories. Hubby has never been though and some day we will make it over. (after the diva graduates I imagine).

Mussels for dinner in a garlic and white wine tomato sauce. I think I will throw in some pancetta. Was just upstairs rinsing them and throwing out what had already opened.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Doesn't sound right to me.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-13/dc-national-guard-chief-fired-days-trump-inauguration-timing-extremely-unusual

maryrose

OL:
I was not smacking people around.
I was disagreeing with an assessment regarding Paul Ryan as a person.
As far as Kasich I expressed my disappointment in his inability to behave properly during the Republican Convention and the ensuing race with Hillary
Evil has captured what I intended to express and I have admitted my difficulty in expressing my ideas in words.
I am usually much better in person.
I also agree time for dinner.

maryrose

Should be Cecil, sorry

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Posted by: Porchlight | January 13, 2017 at 02:42 PM

We're staying in St. Paul on Laurel Ave at a beautiful Airbandb duplex. About 1/2 mile from sonny boy's dorm.

Flying into Minn airport was bizarro. There are so many Somalians doing the night shift there. Have keys to locked doors. Hijab-wearing TSA's (entry positions, not screeners). Lot of "looking into the eyes" as we head to baggage claim. Weird scene. Minnesota had better wake up.

St. Paul is much more chill. Agreed. Heard last night that Kofi Anan is a Macalester grad. DOH!

Gonna dig more into that alumni list LOL

We fly home Monday night.

Internet connection just started working for who knows what reason. Mrs Kid's has worked since last night. Mine just decided to blink on after near all day fiddlee dee.

Glad the hearings had a day off.

Old Lurker

Beasts at 5:11 is of course absolutely correct, along with two other parts of the plan: Only the House, closest to the people and closest to their next election, is supposed to originate any bill which taxes or spends money; and only the Congress can agree to borrow money against the ceiling they have set.

In the last eight years all three legs of that stool were ignored each year. Never did the Congress demand regular order budgets or else; never once did they not grant whatever borrowing ability Obama wanted; and never did the House demand that the Senate respect the House's right to originate money bills.

Nor did any of them ever explain why those rules were important and why ignoring them would ruin us.

Why you ask?

Can you spell "uniparty"?

It was always Them against Us people but we were too blind and trusting to realize that.

Jack is Back!

Beasts,

It is something to brag about. I don't think there has ever been a tournament winner to turn around on the next venue and shoot a 59. He is Spieth's best friend on the tour and they talk about how they feed off each other when playing.

Looks like Zippy is going to go out as a mischief maker. See Pagar's 5:20. Plus I see some special pardons coming and most 24 hours before Trumps' inaguaration. I see Bergdahl and Manning especially plus all the other leftist heroes like the Philly cop killer and even Manson so he can die in peace.

I may be wrong but I think $20 in Vegas could make me a millionaire.

daddy

Here was a clip of Cavuto's comments calling out CNN from yesterday:

Neil: It didn't matter so much when it was't about you before CNN. Very different now that it is you being singled out. Doesn't seem very fair now does it? The shabby treatment of your reporters not very nice now, is it. That's life I guess, not fair often, not balanced, and now you're experiencing what we have been living. Now you're the ones "royally foxed", and the irony is I feel your pain. Now you never came to our defense, so allow me to come to yours. You are better than BuzzFeed, but the buzz is you're getting fed to the wolves. Isn't it obnoxious and unfair how some celebrate your plight? Kind of feels like the way you celebrated ours, doesn't it. They say "Paybacks a bitch." if only you would take a moment to rewind the tape and see the shoe was on the other foot. Or am I confusing it with the one now kicking you in the ass?

maryrose

Ryan is not engineering Trump's failure.
That would be the Dems.

Willy

I hate to say it because it's like laying a huge fart at a party, but Trump could have been 'sexually' compromised in 2013, as has been suggested.

Could be that so much oppo from mainstream suggests the story sounds credible.

Trump was defensive..." everyone knows there are cameras everywhere..I'm always warning others.."

Mebbe...koobee.

lyle

Manson pardon? For realz? That would take some balls and there's no evidence Zero has any.

DebinNC

"Unlike in states, where the governor appoints the National Guard commander, in the District that duty falls to the president."

BOzo is surely evil and possibly unhinged.

Jack is Back!

lyle,

That was to wake you up. Where have you been?

Another Bob

maryrose | January 13, 2017 at 05:31 PM

Maryrose, you have zero, zip, nada knowledge of Ryan's motivations.

Buckeye

I predict in this last week, Zero is going to prove himself to be the asshole we all know him to be. Bigly.

lurkersusie

"Unlike in states, where the governor appoints the National Guard commander, in the District that duty falls to the president."

Which means Trump fired all Obama's appointments.

daddy

Momma says that all new homes being built should have a closet with a door built under the stairs so that you can slide your 7 foot tall fake Christmas Tree into the damn thing and shut the door instead of having to haul the damn thing up from the cellar each and every year, rupturing yourself.

I think it's her fractured wrist speaking but I like the idea:)

Willy

Not that it matters to me. I love the debauchery of bipedal homo erectus. What I don't like is hypocrisy and shame. FFS he's a genius Billionaire who gives the fingah to anyone who doesn't like him.

Cognitive dissonance is a hard nut to crack.

Dave (in MA)
Looks like Zippy is going to go out as a mischief maker.
Jack is Back!

Mark Cuban has bigger problems than Trump. The NBA refs have turned on him and want him put in a sound proof room during games.

maryrose

Deb Totally agree
Obama probably gave the order to stand down if violence started like with Benghazi.

DebinNC

A sane BOzo would want inaugural day to go off without a hitch, except for Roberts flubbing his lines again. Baltimore Mayor "I gave them room to destroy" provided a useful lesson in the wisdom of letting miscreants run amok.

Buckeye

I think it's her fractured wrist speaking but I like the idea:)

Healing OK?

Captain Hate

the Philly cop killer

Saint Mumia? NFW; that was a state court over which he has no sway.

lyle

Today was the day our furnace decided to quit working, Jack. It was 50F in the house when I got up. Great wine storage temp but not so much anything else. Not sure but I think a Trump voter just replaced the control panel and the temp is inching up nicely. Is Trump great or what? 😬

daddy

Healing OK?

Just enough to keep her ornery but fun:)

Off with the pups. Later.

JimNorCal

"Ryan, just like the Dems, is deliberately conflating the promise to deport illegals who have committed violent crimes in this country with the idea of rounding up illegals who have not done so."

Let me take a moment to state 2 points:
1) I am one of the many Americans who want all illegals deported, whether or not they're accused of violent crimes. For our convenience and to save money, I advocate doing that by jailing a few dozen employers and by cutting off welfare benefits. To encourage self deportation.
2) one reason for this, and it has already begun, is that there will soon come a time when all Americans are told we are guilty of allowing exploitation of illegals. That the people responsible are off the hook but rest of us need to pay up because these exploited workers weren't paid social security contributions and so on. Thus the need for an expensive Spanish speaking federal bureaucracy to rectify the injustice. Kind of like reparations.

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Posted by: Cecil Turner | January 13, 2017 at 04:45 PM
"But it's a remarkably technical field (budgetary legislation in particular), and Ryan is possibly the best expert we have.

Speaker Ryan might be the best-positioned expert we have. But I'd put Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA)as technically and patriotically above Ryan.
====== end of opinion offered to CT====
About Congressman McClintock--

Mac's skill got him invited into *all* of Speaker Ryan's reindeer games as soon as he was elected to Congress, after leaving California's Total Recall mess in 2009.

Although Speaker Ryan is viewed as a wonk, he hasn't been carrying his own water when it comes to the fiduciary fenaglings of the House, with its wholesale abdication of its constitutional responsibilities.

I don't trust Ryan. I do trust McClintock--- both his acumen and his commitment to higher values than "office." Ryan is vying for the presidency *after* Mr. Trump.

McClintock's loyalty is to the Republic, and not to Speaker Ryan.

We may be hearing some things about Mac in the months ahead as Mr. Trump wrestles with the debt octopus. Mr. Trump can ill-afford to put his eggs in the same basket as Speaker Ryan's (who will be vying for an Oscar on the debt too.)

Should he find value in Mac's acumen and patriotism, we could see a POTUS who will manage the ego of Speaker Ryan.

Edge goes to Mr. Trump in *selling* his budget versus Speaker Ryan's "feel my wonkness" approach.

In a weird way, although Mr. Trump is viewed as a knob by most of the Congressional insiders, he probably has better command of complexities than these slipshod sheisters who pass budgets with crap dangling off of them and themselves. Ryan is *from* that culture.

Congressman McClintock had time and again taken "bullets" for resisting EmoCrat shitake in the Califas ASSembly which now faces its future with a $200 billion budget. Mac warned and warned and warned about it. And he wisely left for DC.

Buckeye

rse

Thanks for the hotel tip. Looks like it is right up Mrs. Buckeye's alley, or should I say Boulevard.

Another Bob

Amen KK.

lurkersusie

She's crazy

Washington Examiner

Pelosi says Bush is to blame for $9 trillion in debt added under Obama http://washex.am/2ildzfq

James D

Buckeye @ 5:38

You're not really going out on a limb with that prediction...

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