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October 26, 2015

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Captain Hate on the iPad

Thanks, clarice, I was wondering if Porch and I were outlying points.

henry

Again from the lurking unit:

For Porch.

In short, I hate Illinois Nazis.

Appalled

lyle:

See my comments above. I will vote for Cruz, because I do believe he knows what has to happen to straighten out the system. I don't know whether that's really his goal, though.

From a policy standpoint, I don't give two hoots about gun rights (except that they are in the Constitution -- so you need an Amendment if you want to do anything to them), and I am more sympathetic on immigration than most. But Obama, in the last few years, has damaged the constitutional system, and the Dems (and Trump) want to do it even more damage, because that way they get what they want without dealing with pesky, puny Republicans. Something pretty drastic has to be done to heal that damage.

Miss Marple

Does it seem to anyone that the concern about that loose blimp is more than we would normally expect?

Threadkiller

You obviously lack the imagination to construct a mental electorate unrelated to reality.

Since a Birther and a Birther sympathizer are dominating the polls maybe gauging reality is the problem.

Porchlight

Thanks, henry.
Dear lurking unit: Me, too. And I was born in Cook County. :)

Jack is Back!

CH,

I am still trying to understand what law Hastert broke in re the payoff? If he was being blackmailed and didn't report the effort is that a crime? How come the other part of this doesn't have a problem if they were asking for hush money?

Porchlight

Appalled, I'm glad to hear you would vote for Cruz.

sbw

I hate Illinois Nazis

Ah, A Blues Brothers reference.

Miss Marple

Ryan has only 200 votes from the closed door caucus vote which just ended.

sbw

Blimp

It is a serious navigation hazard so the attention paid to it is justified.

Miss Marple

sbw,

Understand that, but it seems like it should show up on radar. Doesn't it?

James D

You obviously lack the imagination to construct a mental electorate unrelated to reality.

Maybe, but I think it's a much bigger problem that the GOP leadership appears to lack the imagination to construct any strategies or plans to try and change the current reality by influencing the mood or the opinions of the electorate.

Captain Hate on the iPad

JiB, I can't figure it out either.

Appalled is an honest lib with whom I sporadically have strong disagreements. I think he receives unjust criticism at times.

henry

MissM, or they want to get to the onboard electronics when it goes to ground before anyone else does.

Beasts of England

A wimp and a blimp. Boehner and Michael Moore?

Captain Hate on the iPad

Tammy Bruce is talking about the Hastert thing and is railing about the government keeping track of how people spend their own GD money while still calling the previous Speaker a slime bucket.

Miss Marple

Got answers to question. Hard to shoot down because designed to withstand enemy fire. Designed to stay up 30 days at a time.

jimmyk

And two years before we were told 'Oh, boy, if we can just take the Senate we'll be able to stop him!'

Only Charlie Brown is more gullible.

At the risk of beating a dead horse, though apparently I have either miscommunicated, or perhaps I am "insane," my point has been the following: The only leverage Rs in Congress have over Preznit Hissyfit is to fail to pass spending bills, or continuing resolutions, that have what he wants (or that have other things in them that he doesn't want). Then the ball is in 404's court either to sign or not the bills that are actually sent to him, and if he doesn't, a shutdown ensues. (I realize that some bills may require 60 in the Senate, but that could be altered, and may not apply to spending bills in any case.)

In the recent past, Rs have caved in this game of chicken, but it seems to me it is worth trying to make the case directly to the voters that stopping Barry is what they were elected to do, and if Barry insists on getting whatever he wants, then he is responsible for any shutdown. Rick seems to be arguing that the electorate is too stupid, Cecil seems to be arguing that this is not worth considering because somehow it's impossible. As usual, I think we won't know until it's actually tried, which it hasn't been, and in the most recent case it didn't seem to hurt R election prospects despite the poor handling of it in the MSM.

Jack is Back!

The Blimp was lost of its anchor in Pennsylvania. Lots of air traffic there and all with transponders for identificaiton. But the blimp? Surprise me if it had transponders or maybe it does for this exact contingency. It may be remote controlled like the HALE-D blimp that made a controlled descent back in 2011 and ironically in SW Pennsylvania.

Beasts of England

Totally agree, jimmyk. At some point - which is now - you have to take a stand, or expect core voter apathy.

I fear that with a 60-vote Senate, they'd say 'Well, the SC will overturn the legislation.' Not that they'll ever get to 60, especially considering the demographic headwind they face in '16.

henry

Beasts, if they got to 60, the goal posts would move to 67 for veto override needs.

Rick Ballard

"Rick seems to be arguing that the electorate is too stupid"

Not the entire electorate, the hinge 10% of the electorate which shows up or is whipped to the polls in Presidential election years. Within that hinge 10% there are certainly a number who are smart enough parasites to protect their free lunch but the remainder are basically feelers and "too stupid" may be incorrect because of the implication of a basic intelligence which is never demonstrated.

I would never say that a union member voting to protect a perceived advantage is "too stupid". The Lackwitz Sisters voting themselves "free medical care" are a different matter.

Beasts of England

Those goalposts aren't going to move themselves, henry. :)

glasater

Don't know the percentages of how many 18 yo's vote but I sure am unhappy with that contingent voting on anything.

CNBC's now tauting Ben Carson for their debate. Setting him up for a big fail. Ugh!

He's a great guy but sure wouldn't want to see him as president.

If Trump does get the nomination I see him selecting Cruz as VP..and that would be a good thing. No one ever talks about how old Trump is but he's getting into the geezer bracket. Cruz is young comparatively and would be a nice handoff to 'the kid'.

Miss Marple

Blimp report:

Cable is electrified so if you touch it it will kill you.
26,000 people without power due to cable hitting power lines
Cable has uprooted highway guard rails
Almost impossible to shoot down.

People are asked to call 911 if they see it.

Blimp is part of a program Army wanted to cancel but Pentagon said no.

glasater

Heh!

Twitter:

WhiteHousePressCorps
‏@whpresscorps
RT @PhilipTerzian: Untethered #Blimp as metaphor for Obama foreign/national security policy now trending

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Think how easy it would be to shoot down if it was filled with hydrogen.
But noooooo...One little Hindenburg and they're all "oh the humanity..."

lyle

LOL, Ig.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--People are asked to call 911 if they see it.--

Does it have a Romulan cloaking device? It's a blimp for Pete's sake.
Our $500 billion defense department can't afford one guy on a bicycle with functioning eyeballs and a cell phone?

Beasts of England

The HMA Øbama would be fully-tethered if it weren't for those recalcitrant RethugliKKKans!!

Miss Marple

Well, they have sent Rick Leventhal in the Fox emergency response vehicle, which is a Ford, to see the blimp which may or may not have landed.

Rick is unfortunately caught in backed-up traffic, so no pictures yet.

Miss Marple

Cavuto says this blimp is an example of government waste, but he points out domestic spending waste is like 1000 blimps.

lyle

Right on, BoE!!

Threadkiller

What about the group that votes for free shit and then receives free shit?

Doesn't sound like a stupid move.

Threadkiller

Was this mentioned?

GMax

Rick Leventhal? This is a job for Shemp. Dont mention the electrification part, but do tell him to get close ups of him with the blimp in the background...

Porchlight

No one ever talks about how old Trump is but he's getting into the geezer bracket.

He's a year older than Hillary. If they're both nominated, that takes the "old" card off the table.

And her people have made her look amazingly good lately, and the MSM conveniently hide the fact that her campaign schedule is completely cush compared to everyone else's, including Trump's.

lyle

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/10/28/mccain-veterans-should-really-question-hillarys-qualifications-to-be-commander-in-chief/

My Friends getting all butch on Hilligula. Will wonders never cease. I guess he's ruled out a cabinet position in her admin.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

#blackblimpsmatter coming to a World Series Game near you...it could be tomorrow or...tonight!

Thomas Collins

Re Porchlight's 4:14 PM post: The Hill's ad with the little girl asking The Hill if she'll get a full salary as POTUS is an effective ad. Grandmotherly but in control and advancing women's rights against those warring men. The Hill versus Trump (assuming no indictment): 54-44 popular vote victory for The Hill, and at least 3/4 of the Electoral College.

glasater

Porch,

Taking your "her look amazingly good lately" comment with the tongue planted firmly in cheek as you may or may not have intended ;-)

Jack is Back!

Black Sunday was one of the first movies that demonstrated how terrorism on a mass scale could and would work. Plus the soundtrack was by John Williams. At least it had good music.

Jane

Anyone see the blimp?

lyle

If you're in need of a good laugh right now:

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/10/28/hillary-tells-colbert-shell-let-banks-fail-voted-repeatedly-for-bailouts/

Jack is Back!

Clarification: It was inspired by the Munich Olympics massacre of the Israeli athletes.

James D.

TC, the R response as ought to be a teenage girl asking The Hill why Hill called a girl just like her a liar in court and defended the scum who raped her.

If they can find the actual victim and convince her to be in the ad, all the better.

Thomas Collins

Well, glasater, notwithstanding where Porchlight's tongue was located, The Hill really does look good in the little girl ad. James D, Juanita and Kathleen and Gennifer etc. didn't take down The Bill. The Hill's defending the rapist isn't taking down her.

I'm counting on James Comey and the ghost of James Jesus Angleton.

clarice

GMax--evil1

Ig--very very funny

lyle

Exhibit no. 3,755,091 that sports has been taken over by progtards:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/10/espn_host_compares_tea_party_with_isis.html

I never listen to this cretin nor know anything about his politics but I guessed years ago he was screaming libtard.

GMax

So maybe I dont understand cuz I keep seeing folks saying Ryan only got 200 votes and needs 218. Blah blah blah. Lets assume that there are no vacancies and House rules dont say majority of members voting instead of majority of the entire House. No republican except that @sshole Dent from Pa is going to vote for Pelosi. And the Democrats got at best 188 votes. Ryan either picks up the Republicans who did not vote for him in the caucus, they dont show up for the floor vote, or he wins 200 to 188. I dont see why anyone thinks its anything other than Ryan as the next Speaker of the House. Clue me in on the where my cognition is failing.

Extraneus

If only the GOP paid James and Janet for advice, and obeyed their commands.

glasater

TC,

I did see the ad of Hill and the young girl and it is good...doggonit..

Miss Marple 2

GMax,

You are correct.

Many of the people who did not vote for Ryan in the caucus were fulfilling a pledge to Webster. They will vote for Ryan in the final vote.

Jack is Back!

lyle,

Tony used to be funny and very objective when he was on the WaPo sports staff with Wilbon. He created the bandwagon for the Joe Gibb's teams that won the super bowls - Rypien, Theisman and Willams. After that he was hit by a hammer in his head and has never been the same.

He tries like hell to be a smart ass and suceeds in the latter department.

Rick Ballard

"Don't know the percentages of how many 18 yo's vote "

GLasater,

18-24 yo

2004 41.9%
2008 44.3%
2012 38%

They were whipped hard from '06 through '08 but have slipped back. The 65+ group is actually growing the fastest and they turn out at 78-79%. There will be around 6 million more voters at 65+ in 2016 while the 18-24 cohort will actually shrink slightly.

Miss Marple 2

Rick,

Given those numbers on the 65+ group I think a good issue would be the removal of food and fuel from the government market basket, allowing them to say no inflation hence no COLA for Social Security.

GMax

Rick

I would say it will be difficult for Despicable She to gin out even 38%. Even if she picks Bern it to the Ground. Its a young idealist group that has found that Shangri La to not have the job prospects previously advertized.

GMax

s/b "Picks as V/P Bern it to the Ground"

Rick Ballard

There will be no COLA increase to SS benefits in 2016.

GMax,

Her percentage is dependent upon the level of fear among the parasites and degree of actual adherence to Vulvarian lack of principles. I think we will see very low turnout in '16 and I'm not displeased with the prospect.

Cecil Turner

As much as it pains me, probably the only person remaining standing who has a concept of these issues is Cruz.

I agree with you on most of the rest of this. But any GOP president will welcome a return to budget and appropriations bills. And any Dem will veto them to avoid the catastrophic shift in spending priorities. That's why the red witch winning would be calamitous.

There are a lot of other thorny issues that require leadership, and I think Cruz might well be the guy to do it . . . if he can get elected. But this one just needs a Republican.

And I respect Cecil's. He just seems not to respect anyone who disagrees.

Oh, come now. I didn't treat you badly; I treated your argument badly. Just as you treated mine badly (poor little guy, gets called a fallacy before the page even changes). Pretending you're right when you're wrong isn't respectful, it isn't even kind. And hey, it might be me who's wrong (not likely this time, though;)

clarice

http://newobserveronline.com/thousands-blond-red-haired-mummies-found-egypt/

for daddy and others interested in archeology.

jimmyk

I think a good issue would be the removal of food and fuel from the government market basket allowing them to say no inflation

I believe that non-increase in SS benefits is because fuel and food costs *are* included, not because they are not. The CPI without food and fuel went up something like 1.5%.

Dave (in MA)

You'd think a $2.7B would have a remote control feature.


That must be in the $3.2B version.

narciso

very interesting, clarice,

Threadkiller

That must be in the $3.2B version

The Slim Pickens feature.

narciso

slaves were not mummified, so what explains this,

narciso

that columbia journalist review, on Brooksie, really showed how his puerile idiocy is not even his own, it's his assistant's handiwork,

lyle

That must be in the $3.2B version.

If only. For that kind of super cutting-edge tech, it would have to be the $320B version. They call that the "Nancy Pelosi."

henry

The article credited dry conditions of the area narciso

henry

The "Nancy Pelosi" :

contents include one rubber balloon (uninflected)
some string
$320B in slush funds

narciso

you can ask bill clinton how that worked out,


http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/10/28/financial-times-end-of-the-merkel-era-is-within-sight/

he often credited the Mariel influx and the ft. chaffee race for his loss, in 1980.

narciso

thanks, for the clarification,

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/28/budget-deal-robs-1-5-billion-crime-victims/

this just gets better and better,

clarice

True about Brooks, narciso. I have more intelligent conversations with my handyman.

narciso

in the end she was just too haram, for all her efforts,

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/guantanamo/article41727657.html

James D.

clarice, I have more intelligent conversations with my cat.

narciso

well why not,


http://thefederalist.com/2015/10/28/the-new-york-times-ben-carson-double-standard/

narciso

of course, if they has someone on the dais, that actually knew economics, like rick santelli, but no it's the blind, leading the CNBC audience,

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

What kinda Holocaust denying, white supremacist whackies are you reading these days, clarice?

clarice

Heh..

Dave (in MA)

lyle | October 28, 2015 at 05:43 PM, an empty bag of gas called "Nancy Pelosi" would seem to be pretty redundant.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

-- For that kind of super cutting-edge tech, it would have to be the $320B version.--

Yes, but per unit costs decline precipitously if you up the order.
For instance five of them would only cost $500 billion.

Of course they'd all defect to ISIS....

clarice

Let Atash defend himself or make himkeep his lawyer..then hang him or something.

Beasts of England

+1 Dr. Strangelove reference
+2 complimentary Blazing Saddles reference

narciso

yes, the sun unsensible is clueless, as well, it is the little piece of chicago down there,


https://twitter.com/mcbob/status/659414105946771456/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Skoot

They keep one of those JLENS over Yuma Proving Ground as well, for drug interdiction. Pretty crazy that thing got loose. Definitely gonna have to post a guard on that one! Or maybe not. Post Hillary email, you can just leave classified lying around.

Lets go Mets!

Porchlight

Taking your "her look amazingly good lately" comment with the tongue planted firmly in cheek as you may or may not have intended ;-)

glasater, amazingly good for Hillary. :) Especially compared to how she looked at the end of her SecState gig. Her hair and makeup are often quite well done, and she's lost weight and had lots of expensive work and it shows. Clothes, not so great.

narciso

so royals in the lead, what does that augur?

narciso

quite nearly lifelike, like zach's strigoi mother after the nazi vampire, gave her that makeup,

narciso

what did the people of the gulf of aqaba, do to deserve this

http://www.weaselzippers.us/237994-mooch-going-on-another-taxpayer-funded-vacation/

MaryD

Porch,she still photographs with an amazingly crepey face for her age and the bags under her eyes are awful. I understand that one
night transformations are possible with the tools available to today's makeup experts, but it seems to me that she may have health problems that have precluded more aggressive solutions in the cosmetic surgery department.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I followed narc's link to The Federalist and could almost hear Fritz Holling's sonorous baritone declaring,
"Der's too much cluelessness goin on out der",
as Ben Domenech and David Harsanyi both engaged in the fantasy that it is possible to somehow negotiate better than a chain smoking, carrot colored, bleery eyed, weepy drunk with callouses on his knees.

MaryD

Iggy, stop holding back. It's bad for your health.;-D

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Hillary and friends undergoing "one night transformation";

But it happens every night...

Threadkiller

Is that a Hillary's vagina costume, Ig?

glasater

Hey Narc,

Rick Santelli's in Colorado and is part of the mix for tonight's debate. Yay! Hope he gets an on-air question in.

see very low turnout in '16 and I'm not displeased with the prospect

Second that one Rick B but all one hears on CNBC is millennials as being the largest cohort out-distancing boomers by quite a margin.

Jack is Back!

narc,

I would expect nothing less to have the Royals up one game at home. Its the way its supposed to work. Lets see how the Mets go tonight against Cueto who is beatable based on his AL appearences versus his Red's appearances. Huge differences in his ability to get outs on superior pitch counts like 1-2 and even 3-2.

Threadkiller

The nursery debate isn't thrilling at all. Anchor baby Jindal just asked the audience to clap for one of his responses.

They didn't.

Cecil Turner

They keep one of those JLENS over Yuma Proving Ground as well, for drug interdiction.

The one in Yuma isn't a JLENS, but a TARS (apparently the former targets cruise missiles, the latter interdicts drug runners). The TARS has been widely touted as effective . . . not sure what the LENS is supposed to protect us from . . . russki subs?

Threadkiller

Graham just went all in on anthropogenic global warming.

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