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September 12, 2017

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henry

133,000 followers? sounds like a bot test. How many were actual humans?

Captain Hate

More things that make you go "hmmmmm":

So the Trump White House's chief legislative liaison to Clowngress is pushing back on Steve Bannon's comments about the Hill GOP leadership being useless and treacherous.

The liaison, Marc Short, describes Mitch McClownhell and Paul-osi Ryan as being, quote, "terrific allies" and "strong partners".

This is the part where I attempt the rare and tricky quadruple facepalm. Can you believe this crap?

Oh, for those of you who were wondering who this Short fellow is and where he came from, he's the former chief of staff to Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Yeah, nothing says "draining the swamp" and "taking on the establishment" quite like picking a long-term career swamp creature, an aide to an establishment fixture, to be the primary conduit between Capitol Hill and 1600 Penn.
Posted by: torquewrench at September 12, 2017 01:26 PM (ujwCG)

Barbara

Idaho?

I'm sure it had something to do with potatoes and vodka. Hillary should know about that.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

"Portion of the Inspector General’s Finding on OPM Fraud on security clearances.

Former FBI McMahon said USIS forged as many as 665,000 federal security clearances.

McMahon has been trying to meet with President Donald Trump to discuss ways to seal the dangerous trap doors in government background checks."

http://truepundit.com/fbi-awans-security-clearances-forged-granted-access-to-congressional-intel-despite-falsified-vetting/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

I don't know your source, but my guess is that Short is there because Priebus recommended him, Trump's people not having a lot of contacts to assess who could fill such a position.

As I said when I got into my long discussion with Old Lurker, he got these GOP career people because he was trying to forge alliances with people who had opposed him.

I would watch what Trump does, not what individuals say. (Short, for example, would like to get a job on Capitol Hill when Trump leaves office).

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

IMO, McMahon should have been put together with Pres Elect Trump before Trump became the President.

Old Lurker

In the category "nothing new under the sun", I wonder how many character traits Hillary has which Shakespeare has already placed on stage?

Captain Hate

Battle of the Mensas

MSNBC's Katy Tur wondered Monday why Democrats do not simply get people to move from California to rust belt states like Michigan and Wisconsin to solve their electoral woes.

While discussing the party's demographic problems, Tur pondered why Democrats do not ask people to simply move to those midwestern states from the liberal bastion of California.

Liberal guest Zerlina Maxwell interjected that there are policies in red states that "marginalize communities and that's why we choose to live in places like California and New York."

"Got it," Tur said.

Threadkiller

If I'm following this correctly it seems that the Rooskies created fake right-wing extremist outrage and gave legitimacy to real left-wing commie "counter-protesters."

The path to antifa is paved social media inventions.

Porchlight

Hillary is coming to the "independent" bookstore in my town. November 17th.

It's already sold out!! She is so popular!

http://www.bookpeople.com/event/hillary-clinton-what-happened

I drive by it on the way to work. What fun.

maryrose

MessNBC has Hillary's book launch as news right now.
I am sorry- this is not news, watching her fleece more chumps.

Threadkiller

...paved with...

maryrose

55 percent rate Hil's new book 0 to 1.
41percent give it 5 stars or call themselves Hil voters.

daddy

Much of Rush's first 2 hours has been a discussion of some Mexican sideline reporter, Sergio Dipp, at last nights NFL Football Game. This rookie reporter for ESPN apparently made multiple comments about the importance of diversity and his Minority status as a Mexican being extremely important, and in some manner aligning himself with one of the NFL coaches who is also a minority. It appears that following the broadcast the Mexican sideline rookie Reporter took massive shit on Social Media attacking him for his stupid sideline comments and now the guy wound up crying and angry about racism and all the rest.

ESPN reporter Sergio Dipp bombs during his Monday Night Football debut

Rush has gone to town in analyzing the Lefty culture that has brought us to this point.

Jack is Back!

Kev,

In re: your 12:42 previous thread.

It was the son of a town fireman, who was fired by the Mayor two years ago and then killed himself. It was revenge for that and he turned himself into the police. Not a muzzie.

maryrose

Keep the personal out of football analysis.
Frank Gifford didn't discuss Kathie Lee, Cody or his daughter.

daddy

From Pagar's 01:42

Federal law enforcement agents working the Imran Awan and Hina Alvi fraud probe said the couple, along with other members of the family, were never properly vetted for Congressional security clearances.

Instead the clearances, which provided the Awans access to dozens of Congressional Democrats computer networks and IT systems, were likely approved absent each individual background file getting “fully investigated.”

“I seriously doubt they could have passed a full background (check),” one FBI insider said. “These clearances were pushed through.”

FBI insiders used the word “forged” to describe the process of what happened to the Awan files. Federal law enforcement sources with knowledge of the case divulged:

Nothing surprises me about the incompetence of Big Government.

Captain Hate

Anyone not having ESPN in their dead pool is strangely averse to free money.

Jack is Back!

It was Fat Rex's first game as the "color" guy and the first NFL game to have a female "play by play" but all the attention is on this Dipp shit sideline reporter.

Being Mexican, did he stand for the National Anthem.

Buckeye

How many NFL games are played in Mexico?

Buckeye

I will say this, I didn't see a single player take a knee at the Ohio State-Oklahoma game.

One of the few things the home team players did right.

Gentlejim

I am getting more furious by the hour after being inundated by Commisar Bloomberg's radio ads in support of the Cook County sugar beverage tax. Hey, asshole, you want to know why kids are fat? In my opinion, kids do not exercise. They have their faces in their phones constantly while planted on the couch.

JamesD's fire can't come soon enough.

So, we are to believe Idaho was going for Curbdive? I'll believe Cook county was going for Trump before I believe that. Pfft..

Captain Hate

I don't know, Buckeye, but idiot Goodell should worry more about the dwindling domestic audience.

henry

Oh great GentleJim... Now we need to reinforce our southern border to withstand obese sugar addicted flatlanders. :(

Captain Hate

Buckeye, did OSU mouth off a lot after last year's Oklahoma game? The reason I ask that is Baker Mayfield was almost-out-of-control jacked before, during and after the game but somehow played in control but with an incredible edge. I've rarely seen anything like it and figured there had to be a backstory.

maryrose

Pagar:
With the false clearances, leak of DNC emails and Hillary's private server Obama didn't give a crap about security.
Plus Clapper feels free to lie to Congress and Lerner's job is to target conservatives.
Most corrupt Obama administration ever.

Jack is Back!

They have played in Mexico City a few times but they will never replace soccer in Mexico, whereas in England, at least you have a precursor game, like Rugby that attracts a lot of the fans for those Jag games at Wembley.

Buckeye

I don't know, Buckeye, but idiot Goodell should worry more about the dwindling domestic audience.

Exactly my point. NFL/ESPN shouldn't have any problem finding an 'Murican sideline commentator.

Its football, not soccer for crissake.

maryrose

OSU underestimated Oklahoma.
I believe I issued a warning before the game.

Clarice Feldman

Maybe fat kids live in neighborhoods too dangerous to go outside and play in. Maybe instead of obsessing about their diets we ought to drain some swamps, hire some playground supervisors and up patrol beats.

Buckeye

Buckeye, did OSU mouth off a lot after last year's Oklahoma game? The reason I ask that is Baker Mayfield was almost-out-of-control jacked before, during and after the game but somehow played in control but with an incredible edge. I've rarely seen anything like it and figured there had to be a backstory.

Not that I recall. I think there was just a collective sigh of relief that they had won.

Baker's plant of the Okie flag on the 50 will not be forgotten. Dude would be well advised to avoid the Buckeye state.

jimmyk

OSU underestimated Oklahoma.

Is Urban Meyer going to write a book "What Happened" where he blames everyone and everything but himself?

Gentlejim

Henry,
I imagine they'll load up on soda behind the cheddar curtain before heading back to Chitcago. :)

Captain Hate

Twitter causes unemployment:

http://tammybruce.com/2017/09/texas-lawyer-behind-betsy-devos-sex-assault-tweet-resigns.html

Gentlejim

Can't argue with your 229, Clarice.

Frau Schuhorn

Porch : "Hillary is coming to the "independent" bookstore in my town. November 17th."

Throw an old shoe at her for me, will you?

Buckeye

OSU underestimated Oklahoma.
I believe I issued a warning before the game.

So did I maryrose. Something to the effect that if the defensive secondary didn't show up ready to play they could kiss #2 goodbye.

Not sure they underestimated Oklahoma as much as they believed their own PR.

After last year's beat down by Clemson, I have been highly suspicious.

Urban is taking a lot of heat for not being more hands on.

Even Jr. who never says anything bad about anybody (he gets that from his mom, not me) made some smartass comment Saturday night that Urban was mostly a "marketing expert"

Frau Schuhhorn

Unsurprisingly, I see Clarice beat me to it.
Kids/people are obese because they do not walk anywhere. It's "too dangerous outside" for the chirren, and people don't like to waste time or have to carry--ugh!--things from store to home even when it's close.

I don't like to waste time, either, but when I do it's on Just Ten Hours.

Buckeye

Is Urban Meyer going to write a book "What Happened" where he blames everyone and everything but himself?

He seems pretty subdued this week jimmyk.

Captain Hate

I like Urban Meyer. I think he's too invested in J.T. Barrett and the defensive secondary is terrible but I think he'll take corrective action. The O coordinator hiring may have been a mistake.

I'm confident he'll have everything working by the time he plays Maryland.

Ralph L

Off the dead-end thread:
Funny Bannon/60' article

Threadkiller

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2017/09/11/nolte-bannon-says-loud-knew-hillary-clintons-not-bright/

maryrose

Acosta has a question about Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner.
These people are not news.
Acosta is officially a gossip girl.

GUS

Why hasn't a PC STATION hired Kaitlyn or some other FREAK to be a SPOKESMODEL on their NFL broadcasts??? I mean the love them some TRANNIE SOCIAL JUNKSTICE!!!!

Thanking y'all in advance!

James D.

Also from pagar's 1:43 (and quoted in the previous thread):

This has to be a joke. "One USIS investigator approved over 15,000 case files in one month “with most of these occurring within minutes of each other on multiple days,” according to the report. USIS conducted clearance sweeps for OPM until late 2014 when the businesses folded."

Let's do some math. 15,000 cases in a month works out to 500 cases approved per day (let's be generous and rose be "over 15,000" down to 15,000 even).

If that unnamed USIS investigator worked every day of that month, not taking off weekends, no sick days, no nothing; and if he worked 16 hours a day, taking breaks only to sleep, eat 3 hasty meals a day and the occasional brief bathroom break, he would have to clear 31.25 cases per hour. Every hour. For 30 days straight.

That works out to approving a case in just under two minutes.

If he was slightly easier on himself and took off one day a week, and only worked 12 hours a day, he'd have to clear 600 cases a day, or 50 an hour, or one case every minute and 12 seconds.

And if he worked a more normal schedule, taking off weekends and working, say, 10 hours a day, he'd have to clear 750 cases a day, 75 an hour, or one every 48 seconds.

Somehow, none of his superiors at USIS, or anybody in the Federal Government who worked with them, saw anything odd about this.

maryrose

Great Brierbart article Ties it up with a bow.

Captain Hate

That Nolte article has nothing new, but it's an excellent compendium of defining gaffes and unforced errors by the stumbling old lush.

GUS

I think you've got it all wrong.

It's not "what happened", it like Ricky Ricardo......"WHA HAPPEN??""

She gets a SNOOT FULL of gin, a intravenous cocktail and some smelling salts after her "Curb Dive" and slurs.....WHAT F@#$ HAPPENED"

The rest is HERSTORY!!!

Captain Hate

maryrose, did you see my question on the last thread about Issue 2?

Captain Hate

Gus, you left off "WHERE'S MY FUCKING SERVICE ANIMAL!!!"

-peter

True GUS @3:05; the eyes have it.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

James D.
It doesn't say how many of the forged "Former FBI McMahon said USIS forged as many as 665,000 federal security clearances". security clearances he had to do.

Captain Hate

Rocket Surgery 101 has been canceled:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=371540

daddy

Haven't caught up yet but I see that Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump has a new grandchild born today to son Eric and I forget his wife's name.

GUS

Peter and Capn', the Secret Service and State Dept Diplomatic details LOVED Rodham.

Like someone would love a bad case of HERPES.

Captain Hate

Gus, I'll bet somebody collected a huge pot when she collapsed on 9/11 a year ago.

daddy

Socially concerned reporter quizzing Sarah Huckabee Sanders, concerned that Trump's White House guest today, the Prime Minister from Malaysia, is reportedly staying at Trump Tower in DC, "a for profit company." Isn't that concerning?

henry

More car assualy, Rep Loudermilk & wife rearended on return to DC. both in hospital.

henry

CNN is "a for profit company" idiot. Unlike Trump Tower, it fails to make a profit.

GUS

When Bill the Rapist stayed at PEDO ISLAND..........did someone PROFIT??

Kevlar Kid

Thanks, Jack.

daddy

Another example of "Reporters focusing on the questions important to the American people:"

Reporter Matthew somebody: It's being reported here that the Malaysian Prime Minister is staying at the Trump Hotel. Two questions on that. Did that come up at all in conversations with the President during their meeting, and is it problematic for someone under DOJ investigation to be supporting the President's for profit company?

Sarah Huck (smiling) as if he's a 3 year old): I'm not sure if that came up. I'm not aware if that was ever discussed. We certainly don't book their Hotel accommodations, so I couldn't speak to the personal decision they made about where to stay in DC.

Reporter Matthew: Do you think that is in any way a way to curry favor with the President?

Sarah: No I don't.

lyle

I don't know where all the other JOM Idahonians are today but I can say this: judging by the number of Bernie signs I saw last year, Trump's margin in this state would have been possibly a lot less if Bernie had been the candidate. What little Hilligula crap I saw was tee shirts on old hippie women.

Even in the most progtard county in the state, Blaine, home of Ketchum/SV, Curb Dive signs/bumper stickers/other crap were virtually non-existent.

Frau Mirabile dictu

Healing miracles!
If I'm ever in such bad shape as HRC was last 9/11, I want to be taken to Chelsea's apartment. The miraculous recovery was worthy of Benny Hines.

What's in the Omen's medicine chest?

anonamom

Agree Frau. You just don't see that kind of response in the ER.

lyle

What's in the Omen's medicine chest?

Grey Goose by IV drip.

Gentlejim

Frau,
I would avoid whatever the miracle cure is. Side effects appear to be butt-ugliness, a Peterbilt sized ass and a generally distatseful personality.

maryrose

CH:
Supposed to vote no on Issue 2.

daddy

More Bannon questions from various reporters, and Sarah Huck comes out on offense with a well prepared statement on the despicable actions of James Comey as a consequence:

Reporter Maggie somebody: ...Is the President aware that Steve Bannon said that the firing of James Comey was the biggest mistake in Modern Political History?

Sarah: Whether he is or not I think that everybody knows exactly where the President stands on that issue. The President is proud of the decision that he made. The President was 100% right in firing James Comey. He knew at the time that it could be bad for him politically, but he also knew and felt he had an obligation to do what he felt was right, and to do what was right for the American people, and certainly for the men and women at the FBI. I think there's no secret Comey, by his own self admission, leaked privileged Government information. Weeks before President Trump fired him Comey testified that if an FBI Agent engaged in the same practice they'd face serious repercussions. I think he set his own stage for himself on that front. His actions were improper and likely could have been illegal. Comey leaked memos to the New York Times, your own outlet. He politicized an investigation by signaling he would exonerate Hillary Clinton before he ever interviewed her or other key witnesses. He (Trump) is very happy with the decision he made and I think he has been fully vindicated by a lot of those new things and knowing that it was the right one.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Grey Goose...it is to laugh.
You think Beelzebub can be restored by mere alcohol?
Probably ate a couple of babies, a puppy or two and polished it off with a snifter full of flies.

jimmyk

Side effects appear to be butt-ugliness, a Peterbilt sized ass and a generally distatseful personality.

She's had those for years. The last one for a lifetime. Can't blame the meds.

lyle

You misspelled "generally," Gj. The correct spelling is "thoroughly."

Frau Mirabile dictu

Point taken, Gentlejim. You forgot her growing gut.

lyle, AFAIK alcohol does not resurrect the dead. Whatever it was, it was akin to the pepper enemas given worn out politicians horses by dishonest political handlers horse traders.

Ralph L

If she really was sick with pneumonia, why did she hug and kiss all those people before the dive?

anonamom

AI to be able to determine political beliefs from facial analysis.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/12/artificial-intelligence-face-recognition-michal-kosinski

"Kosinski said previous studies have found that conservative politicians tend to be more attractive than liberals, possibly because good-looking people have more advantages and an easier time getting ahead in life."

And everyone knows conservative women are better looking than libs!

daddy

Reporter Haley : ...follow up. You said the actions of James Comey could have been illegal. The other day you referred to potential false testimony. The DOJ is not commenting but I would put to you, would the President encourage the DOJ to prosecute James Comey?

Sarah: That's not the President's role, thats the job of the Department of Justice, and something they should certainly look at.

Reporter: Is that something he would like to see?

Sarah: I'm not sure about that specifically but if there's ever a moment where we think someone has broken the Law, particularly if they're the head of the FBI, thats something that certainly needs to be looked at.
----------------

I love Sarah!!! There, I said it! Now off to the Dentist. Ughh.

Gentlejim

Lyle,
I would apologize, but I believe that would be against the JOM style guide. I will thank you for the correction.

Kevlar Kid

EStroPN is going to get worse before it gets better no matter what the non-Mexxykin viewing public thinks.

How many "Negra Modelo" ads did the Murkins have to sit through last night?

Goodell is a pucker. The $45 million a year baublehead.

lyle

AFAIK alcohol does not resurrect the dead

Who said she was dead, Frau? I think she's been the undead for years! ;)

Buckeye

I'm confident he'll have everything working by the time he plays Maryland. :)

But will he be ready for Penn State?

lyle

Probably ate a couple of babies, a puppy or two and polished it off with a snifter full of flies.

LOL, Ig. I salute you, sir.

maryrose

Buckeye:
I am more worried about Michigan.

Buckeye

Buckeye:
I am more worried about Michigan.

Me too, but if we don't win out before Michigan the season is pretty much over:)

The ribbing from my Michigan relatives I can take, but when Penn State beat us, I heard about it for weeks.

daddy on iPad

If she really was sick with pneumonia, why did she hug and kiss all those people before the dive?

I recall Dick Morris a year back in an interview specifically saying that from knowing her all these years he felt Hillary honestly considered herself the most morally pure human on the planet because of the unassailable purity of her political goals. As a consequence of that she honestly believes that anything she does to achieve those goals is beyond criticism on any personal level---her political goals absolve her of sin like an Indulgence from the Medieval Church. She is the walking talking believing embodiment of the ends justify the means.

Frau Mirabile dictu

The Unflappable and Unsinkable Sarah H. Sanders, daddy!

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

https://www.youcaring.com/21usvirginislandrelieffund-942738?utm_source=marketo&utm_medium=email&utm_content=donor&utm_campaign=Victims-of-Hurricane-Irm

lyle

Hillary honestly considered herself the most morally pure human on the planet because of the unassailable purity of her political goals.

Which planet was she referring to?

maryrose

Mike Huckabee must be so proud of his daughter.
She does not suffer fools gladly.

daddy on iPad

At the dentists waiting room. They are playing an early color episode of Bonanza. Even Lorne Greene looks young. But the dish is a poor skirt is Stella Stevens and she looks killer.

Marlene

Good afternoon! I'm so sick of Hillary. I've despised her forever,since the "I could've have baked cookies" comment. If she is so morally pure,why doesn't she just stay home and keep drinking and leave us alone!

Sue

It's a shame those residents in the Keys didn't know they needed 3 to 5 days water and food if they chose to stay. ::eyeroll::

Dave (in MA)

You'll have to click to see the whole thing, but there are some Hillarious book excerpts going around on Twitter, and here's a good one, an anecdote about how Mr. & Mrs. Clenis reacted to their reelection loss in 1980.

Text version:

Losing is hard for everyone, but losing a race you thought you would win is devastating. I remember when Bill lost his reelection as governor of Arkansas in 1980. He was so distraught at the outcome that I had to go to the hotel where the election-night party was held to speak to his supporters on his behalf. For a good while afterward, he was so depressed that he practically couldn’t get off the floor. That’s not me. I keep going.
As though we're supposed to forget that's exactly what she did in the wee hours of Nov. 9th. She powered through.

Sue

WTH was he doing on the floor?

Marlene

*I could have*

We have power in Florida! Yay! I guess there is lots of tree damage.

Dave (in MA)
They have played in Mexico City a few times but they will never replace soccer in Mexico
Every time I see soccer on TV I want to take a siesta.
Sue

I guess Shep is on in place of Eric Bolling now. ::double eyeroll::

Dave (in MA)
WTH was he doing on the floor?
The lamp connected with the cranium?
lyle

WTH was he doing on the floor?

The Gator?

Sue

Dave,

Good guess.

Why are people complaining about being displaced in Florida? Did they really think this was not going to happen?

Sue

Are these reporters looking for bitchers? Surely Floridians as a whole are made of sterner stuff.

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