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February 02, 2017

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Buckeye

Here's something I just heard but can't unhear - a tax preparer commercial touting the largest 'tax payout'. Payout.

Sadly, I bet the majority of tax payers are so clueless that they really don't see it as any different than pulling the lever on a slot machine.

Old Lurker

James "and spend the next four years running the Senate on a simple majority basis. He can even live with 2 regular defections - all he needs is 50 votes plus Mike Pence for a tiebreaker."

Actually he probably only has to do that for two years. On the over-under, the odds are that Rs will gain more, maybe a lot more, than they lose in 2018 so even McRino and his Gal Pal, and the two dummies voting against Devoss can become irrelevant.

But time is a zero sum thing...each month McConnell plays nice as if Chuck is going to give him 60 on ANYTHING, that is a month less the good guys have to fix anything.

So the sooner he "just does it", the more good he can accomplish for the country.

Geezh.

DebinNC

I bet BOzo only used the Oval Office for self-serving photo ops with Pete Souza on hand to chronicle them all.

Clarice Feldman

Jimmyk, send me a friend request. I'll accept it, of course, and friend you--then you can post there.
In any event I make my page public so everyone can see it. I never post anonymously and I never try to hide what I've said.
You can block obnoxious posters. You can friend people but not follow them. You can hide posts from others you find offensive .

Porchlight

Thought you would like it, lyle. ;)

From DebinNC's link:

When First Lady Michelle Obama was preparing for her family’s move into the White House in 2008, there were a few redesigns that ranked at the top of her to-do list.

“The number one priority for the First Lady was getting Malia’s and Sasha’s rooms and her mother’s room set up,” Melissa Winter, deputy assistant to President Barack Obama and senior advisor to the First Lady, says in the December issue of Architectural Digest. “The most important thing was ensuring the comfort and happiness of her family.”

As my grandmother would say, pukebox.

jimmyk

That said, it's not the entire WH being redone, it's their private living quarters, and if they pay for it, it seems reasonable to not want to live with the previous family's furniture.

I like the idea of Presidents being treated like employees: They get a moving allowance, have to fill out their W-9 (Hi, TK!), do all those damn orientations and trainings that the rest of us have to put up with. Just to remind them that they are employees. Trump probably wouldn't care, I'm sure Barry would have his ego bruised, and well, we know what Hillary would have done: Cursed and thrown a lamp or two.

DebinNC

McConnell has suspended the "2 opposing party reps must be present" rule and voted a number of Trump nominees out of committee using only Rs. I'm not sure what y'all think he should be doing that would be better than quietly getting the job done while Dems impotently fume.

DebinNC

According to his schedule, Trump should be winging his way to West Palm Beach about now.

jimmyk

Clarice, we're already FB friends. At some point I'll try posting something and see whether my mother calls again to complain. :)

dublindave

Propaganda-Barbie, Kelly-Anne Conway is having the flesh stripped off her bones by the global media for inventing a the Jihadist Massacre(that never took place) to justify Trump's Muslim ban.


What the Global media elite don't understand is that Kelly-anne and Sean spricer have what some critics described as an "Alternate-reality" where only they go when the rub a magic amulate given to them by the Donald.


Lala la di di di,sean and Kelly, Kelly and sean ,la la la la la la di di di di da

dublindave

sorry..."a jihadist"......and "when they"......

Old Lurker

Deb, any way you slice it, not having about 14 cabinet slots manned two weeks after the inauguration when your party has 52/48 seats and the nominations by the incoming President had been announced earlier than predecessors is all you have to look at to decide whether the Leadership has performed or not.

Couple that plane numerical fact with public hemming and hawing on things the voters clearly wanted (enumerated by Beasts with Jimmy's addition of Tax cuts to the short list) and you do not have a picture of a man in charge of his club singing from the same music as the POTUS or the Voters.

What has he gained, what goodwill has be banked, what bridges has he built compared to where he would be had he announced on the first day of the new congress that in the Senate, all presidential appointments, following the Harry Reid Rules, will be voted out of committee with or without opposition participation by, say January 15, and then would be voted on by the full Senate on the morning of January 20.

Then do it!

Times a-wasting and the enemies are digging in.

Old Lurker

plain

Clarice Feldman

http://www.goldwaterinstitute.org/en/work/topics/constitutional-rights/free-speech/campus-free-speech-a-legislative-proposal/

what do you think about Stanley Kurtz' proposal?

Beasts of England

Oh, noez - not the global media!! Whatever will we do!

Beasts of England

Looks like a good start, Clarice!!

Captain Hate

Late as usual, dumbassdave; she already said she misspoke and that it was only two jihadists that were apprehended in Bowling Green.

Meanwhile, The Omen got on Twitter and started mocking about, get this, fake news. Hilarious from somebody who has the genetic composition from two of the biggest liars in the history of mankind.

Old Lurker

Running the Senate like the old boy club it once was, sharing drinks at cocktail hour while becoming good friends and then treating the opposition party as that...that is dead dead dea.

McConnell and the old fogies who stand behind him when he reads his passionless statements is a lot like the Officers in the British Army marching in their redcoats in perfect lines with posture like their swords are up there butts...while the patriotic rebels hid behind trees waiting to see the whites of their eyes...even though such madness did not conform at all to the time tested European way that gentlemen fought wars...

Well you get my point :-)

Old Lurker

Don't...do not...let me start on Paul Ryan.

Beasts of England

You be nice to Paul Ryan, OL!! He has a thirty-one point plan...

dublindave

"Oh, noez - not the global media!! Whatever will we do"

Just keep doing what you have been I am begging you. Keep...doing...exactly.....the....same...thing!

jimmyk

the genetic composition from two of the biggest liars in the history of mankind.

Two of the three biggest, anyway. I might put Webb Hubbell behind Slick and Curb dive.

Old Lurker

and he can talk really really fast about all of them Beasts.

henry

nice. now duda is on Trump's side.

Jack is Back!

Beasts,

Global media? You mean like DuDa's Irish media?

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/03/village-magazine-cover-donald-trump-target-why-not

Village magazine of Ireland was supposed to go out of business but since they want to assainate Trump, they are staying in until they get it done.

dublindave

"Late as usual, dumbassdave; she already said she misspoke"


Yeah, that's usually what someone says when you catch them out on a blatant fucking lie....."I misspoke".


How many times has Conway claimed "She misspoke"?

Account Deleted

"what do you think about Stanley Kurtz' proposal?"

I especially like the report card on admin, boards of trustees et al on their free speech protections record, year by year.

It could set precendent for having institutions give annual reports on rapes, aggravated assaults, felony destruction of property, and composite judicial board findings, year by year.

Let "consumers" vote with their dollars, feet, and alumni contributions.

The American Left is using the free speech infringments/indoctrinations as a means of protecting their fiefdoms for generations to come in this multi-trillion dollar federally subsidized industry.

Captain Hate

Global media == CNN

dublindave

"Global media == CNN"

heh heh heh...knew that would scare you....

Captain Hate

I'll give dumbassdave credit for being smarter than this idiot:

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2017/02/02/ben-shapiro-crushes-clock-boy-in-court-n2280520?platform=hootsuite

Clarice Feldman

http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2017/02/ten-answers-for-chuck-todd.html?spref=tw

Buckeye

But time is a zero sum thing...each month McConnell plays nice as if Chuck is going to give him 60 on ANYTHING, that is a month less the good guys have to fix anything.

I think the reason Elaine Chou got Transportation has nothing to do with her experience.

Sure hope she and McTurtle are still sleeping together:)

JimNorCal

Facebook: if there was an intelligent Repub CongressCritter full of mischief (I know! I know!) I would love for them to hassle FB.

You can stop using it but they retain your data and your acct remains. This is due to the legal agreement you "sign" when you create your account.
But if you side with the "little guy", with consumers (like Dems *claim*) you would be open to mandating a way for people to withdraw from FB and the deletion of their data.
At which point the company CEO has to start explaining to the Board why ad revenue is down after FB decided to choose sides politically. Because 10 million people deleted their accts due to disgust, and now the data base which ad revenue is linked to has become much smaller.

Dems would gin this up in a heartbeat. GOPe will never get around to it.
Why do they have all the psychotics and we have all the idiots?

Beasts of England

Largest FLW bag yesterday (five bass) was 25 lb., 12 oz. Not bad since it was 70°. Cooler today, so I'm thinking bigger fish. First two boats have come in and the anglers are grinning. Why, yes, I do have an exciting life.

Account Deleted

"Sure hope she and McTurtle are still sleeping together:)"


Good googamoguhz! Get that mind worm out of my sphere pronto.....AAARRRRGGGGHHHHHH

Clarice Feldman

I think McConnell isn't doing that badly.

Buckeye

Why do they have all the psychotics and we have all the idiots?

What else is there? :)

lyle

I think McConnell isn't doing that badly.

I don't either, which is saying something.

Old Lurker

Clarice, where I suspect you and Lyle have a fair point for him is that my desire for a scorched earth approach falls apart as soon as one remembers how many McRinos he has to count on his side. That 52 can become 47 actual votes real fast.

There is that, I grant you.

Buckeye

I think McConnell isn't doing that badly.

Well, until Elaine weighs in, I will reserve judgment:)

dublindave

"nice. now duda is on Trump's side"

To a degree, yes, I am on Trump's side. I want you guys to achieve as much of your agenda as possible.


Today's EO rolled back significant portions of Dodd-frank, unleashing Wall street and allowing it to enter into it's greedy, illegal practices where it screws the American people once again, something that the vast majority of working class voters in red states cued up for 10 hours in the cold for.

Should...you tell them the good news or....should I? Should I......or you?

heh heh heh....see you in 18 and 20.

lyle

I think Elaine gets an 'F' in sex, Buckeye...

maryrose

I think they are doing fine.
President Trump has Dems running in circles.

Buckeye

I think Elaine gets an 'F' in sex, Buckeye...

:)

JimNorCal

Why do they have all the psychotics and we have all the idiots?

Buckeye: What else is there? :)

OK, grant you that. We don't need outright psychos but a few spittle-flecked berserkers would be welcome!
"Sen. Ted CROOOOZZZ!!! Report for duty!"

Clarice Feldman

I guess Harvard has a lot of visiting scholars from Syria, Ian and Afghanistan:http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/2/4/harvard-sues-trump-immigration/

Jack is Back!

Mitch is doing so good that DuDa and the feather passer have been here non-stop. Anxiety and anguish usally drive people to post more and more. They can't help themselves. They believe dropping in and landing a turd discourages others from visiting. At least they can't pepper spray us or use a 10 pound pole to beat our heads in.

So, they show us their infantile devolution in order to convince us they know the difference between their thumb and a dummy.

glasater

I tracked down RG on twitter and had a little conversation with him there.

He'll be back soon and loves us :-)

dublindave


"Mitch is doing so good that DuDa and the feather passer have been here non-stop"


I'm on vacation, which for an Irishman is endless scotch and non-stop 'Dubliners'. I've listened to 'raglan road' at least a 105 times since Sunday. I EVEN lived on Raglan road for 6 years in the 1990's if you can believe it.

Look, bottom line...keep doing what you're doing. You're happy. We're happy.

Clarice Feldman

I think you are an Irish traveler, actually duda.

dublindave

How come I've been a member here for 11 years, since plamegate and RG has been here for 2 months yet no one ever says ...."Hey ,we miss duda,where's duda"? EVER!!!!!

I never get invited to any of the JOM meets and......sigh.....you think trolls don't have feelings and you know what.......you would be wrong.


dublindave

"I think you are an Irish traveler, actually duda"


dear Lord, I'm nasty but I'm not a bleedin nacker.

I do wash....sometimes.

Beasts of England

I've seen tons of pictures from my fishing buddies, and I always ask what they weigh. The answer is always between five and seven pounds. So this kid from Australia uncorks this monster hog from his bag, and I'm thinking it's gotta be eight pounds - 4lb., 3oz. Not to accuse my buddies of having a positive propensity to prevaricate or anything...

Beasts of England

I thought they were called Pikeys?

dublindave

"I thought they were called Pikeys"


In England they're pikeys/gypos.

In Ireland they're' nackers.


Pray you never meet one....think 'Firefly-reavers' ....or ISIS on meth!

Jack is Back!

Beasts,

I remember when the UK reduced the "dole" and all of sudden the "travelers" pulled their caravan (trailers) onto the ferries and went back to Ireland because they hadn't reduced their "dole".

It was right before the Irish Tiger was to emerge. I think it may have delayed it's arrival by a few years.

DuDa is not a traveller since he hasn't asked if he can sharpen our knives.

Beasts of England

Thank you, DublinDave. Everything I know about caravans I learned from Snatch.

~ ~ ~

lol, JiB!!

lurkersusie

Hillary coming out if her burrow, excellent!

Tom Dullipso on Twitter: "#FridayFeeling - Over 100,000 - Islamic States of America

https://mobile.twitter.com/17ebivor/status/827618222153224192

lurkersusie

The Associated Press
The Associated Press – Verified account ‏@AP

BREAKING: French prosecutor: The Louvre Museum attacker was a UAE resident, came to Paris on tourist visa on Jan. 26.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

I need to follow The Omen so that I can see if the Trump boys answer her back.

I believe my favorite commentary during the debates was when Eric Trump was being interviewed and he said "What product or service does the Clinton Foundation provide?"

That was a stumper, for sure. LOL!

dublindave

"DuDa is not a traveller since he hasn't asked if he can sharpen our knives"


I once worked in a pub in Woodgreen, London where 200 pikeys came in on a quiet Sunday night. No joking. on me ma's life this happened.

I wasn't gang raped and methodically experimented on so....that was a good night for me.

Pray you never meet one.


Dave (in MA)

Posted by: lurkersusie | February 03, 2017 at 04:53 PM, I guess they should make it an 8 country travel ban list, then.

Jack is Back!

So, DuDa when you were in Wood Green, you were a Spurs fan then?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Irish travelers reminds me: back in the late 90's there was a thory that Bill Clinton was from a branch of the travelers.

I sort of lost interest in the whole thing once he left office, but I do wonder if that was true.

Beasts of England

Have you seen Snatch, DublinDave? Is that a fair portrayal of them?

henry

Oh, you got paid by the pikeys? Good union you got there.

Porchlight

I never get invited to any of the JOM meets and......sigh.....you think trolls don't have feelings and you know what.......you would be wrong.

Aw duda...this is kinda sweet. You're an idiot but you give good entertainment value now and again, as the Brits say.

cheerleader

How cute, Davey's recycling what the Dems argued during the Republican primaries, please, please, please, let Trump be the candidate.

Now that he's president, which they thought would never happen, it's please, please please, let Trump implement his full agenda ...

Ha!

Some people just never learn.

dublindave

"So, DuDa when you were in Wood Green, you were a Spurs fan then"


Was never into soccer .Lived in wood green for 2 years, Hammersmith for one. Worked in and lived above pubs, which is an easy way to live in London. Terrible wages, but you get food and a roof over your head and some booze for free. Bar I lived in in Hammersmith was the 'hop poles'...can't remember the wood green Bar though.


Sounds grim, but it's not. London is an amazing city. I even went out with a girl whose grandmother was the Queen mother's personal charwoman, which got me an incredible personal guided tour of Buckingham palace.....places most visitors(including special visitors) don't get to see.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Steve Clemons ‏@SCClemons 6h6 hours ago

I have confirmed that the Chief of Information Security at White House forced to resign. Was error in tagging him as Secret Service. 1/2


Steve Clemons ‏@SCClemons 6h6 hours ago

Others - not sure how many - attached to White House security/cyber security/info security - resigned last night & escorted out of EEOB

----------------------------

This is the guy whose feed Gateway Pundit picked up last night and repoted on. Turns out it wasn't Secret Service but a different group. Leak sources, I assume.

Porchlight

It actually sounds fantastic, duda. London is my favorite city. Went to Hammersmith once to see a fringe theatre production hit a pub afterwards. It looks like the area is massively more upscale now than it was back then (1990).

Dave (in MA)

Time to get rid of all cabinet level departments established since Jimmy Carter took office.

http://www.universalhub.com/2017/police-woburn-do-their-job-raid-company-selling-do

Old Lurker

Aim higher Dave. Erase all since Eisenhower and you get rid of the EPA and others.

dublindave

"Have you seen Snatch, DublinDave? Is that a fair portrayal of them"


Brad Pitt completely nails the accent and the character...and I know irish actors(Gabriel byrne, "Into the west", for instance) that can't do a nacker accent to save their lives.

So, how a guy from Missouri completely fucking nailed it was pretty amazing at the time. Everyone in Ireland agrees that Pitt's rendition of the "nacker" is the definitive one. That in and of itself is hilarious.


They're basically scumbag mongrels who'd steal the eyeballs out of their own grandmother to pay for a sandwich.


So, yeah...movie pretty much gets them. Their big into bare knuckle fighting(check some of the fights out on youtube). And they go in for a match called "King of the gypsies", which is like their version of world championship of boxing. I watched a man soak his hands in gasoline for 3 weeks straight, day and night to prepare for one of these fights. I'm not kidding, they're fucking animals.

Frau  Bibliothek


From this humble beginning to a modest and rustic $600,000 dacha in North Hero, VT on Lake Champlain, Commissar Bernie finds life after his rigged defeat "good."

Bernie never learned the art of the deal.

Clarice Feldman

http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2017/02/republicans-repeal-obama-rule-that.html?spref=tw

Dave (in MA)

OL, I thought it was under Nixon. Not a cabinet level dept., anyway.

Jack is Back!

DuDa,

My office was in Hammersmith for 2 years before I moved to another one in The City off Ludgate Hill.

We did a Christmas party upstairs at the Hop Poles one year.

Beasts of England

Thanks, DublinDave! I thought Pitt's performance was as fine an acting job as I've ever seen. I couldn't gauge the accent, of course, but your nod makes me like it even that much more!

Old Lurker

Epa was nixon dave...I just wanted to clean those years and JFK too

Beasts of England

I watched one, DuDa. It was right outta Snatch. Accents, attitude, everything. They're very attractive people, aren't they? ;)

dublindave

"DuDa,My office was in Hammersmith for 2 years before I moved to another one in The City off Ludgate Hill.
We did a Christmas party upstairs at the Hop Poles one year"


Dude, that's so weird because I worked a couple of those Christmas parties upstairs (I was only there for one year). Upstairs was considered the nice lounge for corporate events and such, that's the only reason they opened it.

There were three separate bars downstairs, a regular bar , a yuppy section and the nasty irish construction worker section(which is where they always stuck me) but I met some really awesome people there. Basically it was just pints of Guinness all day long.

During my stay, stacy was the landlady and Don was the Landlord. Nicest people in the world.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2771871/ancient-stone-carving-with-uncanny-resemblance-to-donald-trump-found-inside-nottinghamshire-cathedral/

Time Traveler Status: Confirmed.

dublindave

"I watched one, DuDa. It was right outta Snatch. Accents, attitude, everything. They're very attractive people, aren't they"


Ugh. Jesus. Even for me they're nasty. They smell too.....really bad. Seriously.

Truthbetold5

Jack, tell us about your Comet Ping Pong pals

THE D.C. SPIDER WEB: Chapter Two

http://tgasc.com/2017/01/chapter_two/

Jack is Back!

Late 1996 to 1999 in Hammersmith. Was living in Kensington (Glouscester Road Station), so an easy commute. Don't know who the landlord was then but I watched the barman once through a guy out who just walked in but to him he looked like trouble. Guy never uttered a word but was told "You! Out!" and he turned on his heals red in the face and just walked out.

At the time it was pretty funny until you realize it could have been you:)

Clarice Feldman

https://medium.com/real-in-other-words/the-chains-of-charity-nujood-ali-yemeni-child-bride-fe228b67dd7b#.fgec9rq6j

Jack is Back!

...through s/b throw....

Janet S.

Well, the Bidens are starting a foundation...maybe Nujood Ali can get some help from them.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Clarice,

Of all the despicable acts, robbing the poor and vulnerable si one of the most cruel. Even worse when you do so while portraying yourself as a charitable organization.

dublindave

"Late 1996 to 1999 in Hammersmith. Was living in Kensington (Glouscester Road Station), so an easy commute. Don't know who the landlord was then but I watched the barman once through a guy out who just walked in but to him he looked like trouble. Guy never uttered a word but was told "You! Out!" and he turned on his heals red in the face and just walked out.
At the time it was pretty funny until you realize it could have been you"


Honestly, I wasn't the "tough" type, but I did run into a bit of trouble a few times. I was there 88-89. I did go to dinner party at a posh apartment around Kensington gardens though....one of the punters, a banker I think....invited me. Nice to see how the other half lives. And very nice people, very welcoming and down to earth.

Small, small world man.

Captain Hate

I need to follow The Omen so that I can see if the Trump boys answer her back.

I would imagine she's as hapless on Twitter as everything else; assuming she does them herself.

peter-

Hey! great news. A few weeks ago, I posted that the local blood bank had repeatedly told me I was anemic, and all kinds of very kind and thoughtful JOMers posted possible causes, internal bleeding, and whatnot. Well it took me a while to get to a doctor for an exam, but it turns out that the blood bank was wrong. Whatever test they use is not accurate, so no probs!

henry

peter, maybe you blood bank used Theranos.

Clarice Feldman

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/report-sanctuary-cities-received-27-billion-feds-year/

Clarice Feldman

Great, peter.

Clarice Feldman

Isn't that story awful,MM?!

The Infamous Ignatz

In the western US a gypo is a freelance logger.
Believe me some of the guys I hired would have needed to up their social station to make it to Roma territory.

I think I previously mentioned the gal at my church who takes in foster kids.
Teenage girl had never been to school and had to testify against her family for assorted crimes including murder.
Not sure whatever happened with her.

Account Deleted

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/u-s-issue-new-iran-sanctions-opening-shot-get-tough-strategy/

maryrose

That story is awful.
These poor girls.
I remember two sophomores who had to leave school and marry these older guys their fathers had promised them to in an agreement.
Both became pregnant and were mistreated.

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