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January 04, 2019

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Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Jobs report ends the "Trump recession", LOL
https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2019/01/trump-recession-lasted-less-than-day.html

henry

This is why: ;)

CNBC @CNBC
1m

Trump threatened to keep the government closed for 'months or even years,' Schumer says.

https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1081258829441130497

Jack is Back!

I am surprised Trump hasn't scheduled a bunch of rallies to gin up the public support for the wall, and lever Congress to pass the funding.

Captain Hate

Funny how Trump's economic results always exceed expectations and are revised upward after eight years of the opposite under Shit Midas.

Old Lurker

"Trump threatened to keep the government closed for 'months or even years,' Schumer says."

I suggested last week that Trump lay off an additional 5,000 Fed Employees each week during the shutdown, and that he announce that any retroactive pay from the shutdown be funded from, and only from, a real surplus for the current fiscal year, if any.

:-)

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

From DaveMA, willowed on last thread, regarding the Trump Wall

"My problem with the gofundme for the wall is that it's what we pay taxes for--defense--one of the few legitimate things that the government is supposed to be doing with what they take away from us."

Good point.
I donated and urge others to donate. But with these further thoughts:
1) Only donate a small amount, perhaps $5 or at most $20. They stipulate that they will return funds if the total does not reach $1B.
The total will never reach $1B so you "should" get your money back.
2) Consider donating as Anonymous if you can conceivably be tracked by SJWs. They might hit your boss with complaints, put in bad reviews for your business, post vile garbage on your FaceBook,....

The point of the GoFundMe is to establish numbers in support of PDJT. We already pay the Feds plenty to build the wall with tax money.
https://www.gofundme.com/TheTrumpWall
Raised by 313,218 people in 18 days
We've passed a quarter million and well on our way to the next milestone: 350K.

It would be cool to reach a half million or a million but I don't see that happening unless there is publicity and advocacy from right bloggers or the the media. I did hear the originator was on Tucker Carlson's show but never heard any reviews.

Dave (in MA)

It will be a great day when the border wall gets all the funding it needs from the taxes we already pay, but the members of public school teachers unions will have to hold a bake sale to pay for their abortions.

Jack is Back!

Prog mindset in a nutshell (Dave's 2:05). That is why you can't argue with them. Only shun, and ridicule them in public.

jimmyk

Willowed

My problem with the gofundme for the wall is that it's what we pay taxes for--defense--

I'm guessing you probably don't include voluntary contributions toward the national debt in your tax return. :)

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

DaveMA 02:05
Yes!!

Even for those who choose not to support the Trump Wall, take a minute to click and scroll down Recent Donations to look at the donors and the amounts.
This is the grass roots. These are our people.
https://www.gofundme.com/TheTrumpWall

Dave (in MA)

Good guess, jimmyk.

Starting this week, none of the sign-on options for JOM/Typepad work for me on Chrome unless I do it from within Incognito mode.

Unless I use the Yahoo version, but that insists on using my full name.

Captain Hate

The Horde says the MFM is crediting the stock surge to "panic buying". Those retards never fail to find new ways to confirm their ignorance.

Old Lurker

"...when the schools get all the money they need..."

Pick ANY public school district in the country.

Divide the total cost of running that school district by the actual number of students really enrolled for one year. (The answers will be in the mid to high teens per student.)

Multiply that per student cost by, say, 30 or whatever the average class size in that district is.

That is the amount paid by the taxpayers to educate just one single classroom of students.

You will find answers in the half million dollar per class range. Subtract the cost of one teacher, then 'splain to me what happened to all the rest of the money...

Huh? Huh?

Dave (in MA)

OL, You left out administrators, assistant administrators, deputy assistant administrators, diversity officers, diversity and inclusion officers, deputy assistant diversity and inclusion officers, and the pensions thereof for each.

Jack is Back!

Good Lord! Woman in vegetative state for 10 years gives birth to healthy baby. They expect sexual abuse. No shit, Dick Tracy!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6557109/Woman-vegetative-state-gives-birth-Phoenix-health-care-facility.html

Dave (in MA)

Yahoo... I fixed the full name problem, and can now do the login via Yahoo.

Old Lurker

Take that calculated cost of teaching one classroom of 30 students and divide that total cost by the sum of all the SAT scores of each group of 30 graduating seniors (using zero for those not taking the test).

Compare that public school cost paid per SAT point earned to a similar metric for any private or catholic school in the same county.

'splain that difference to me too, and 'splain how that will get better with more money and fewer bombers.

Old Lurker

Zhazzam, Dave. You be onto something!

henry

Cruz offers Constitutional Amendment for terms limits on Senate and House members.

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2019/01/04/hell-yes-ted-cruz-one-ups-dems-looking-to-eliminate-electoral-college-with-game-changing-legislation/

Dave (in MA)

Jack, Sherlock demands credit.

MissMarple2


🇺🇸 BuildingTrumpmore
⚒️
‏ @k_ovfefe
37s37 seconds ago

Major Garrett asking if Trump said that the shutdown could go on for months.

Trump. "I did."

Ha.

Dave (in MA)

Gov't shutdown lasting until 1/21/20 vs. no Trump 2nd term: A worthwhile trade?

cathyf

I have a question... Trump has mentioned in several recent tweets that there are 250+ political appointees being held up by Schumer, and of course this is 2 years into his term and outrageous. (These are the people who are above the civil service employees, but below the cabinet secretaries that you've heard of.)

So for the question: what happens if Trump fires all 250+ Obama holdovers in those positions as of 5pm EST today? Is there some downside that I'm missing?

If nothing else it might cut the deficit for a bit...

Captain Hate

Schlonging 101

She dishonored herself and she dishonored her family. It was highly disrespectful to the United States.

--PDT on the cussing freshman Congresswoman
Posted by: m at January 04, 2019 02:34 PM (GkIz4)

Old Lurker

Yesterday was a red letter day for both Old Lurkers in learning to deal with businesses adapting to workers with average IQs of 80.

I got a notice from Verizon FIOS that my current bundle deal had expired and if I would renew, I could save $50 bucks a month.

Mrs. OL had a followup appointment with her ortho guy who scoped her tennis knee last month.

She left for the doctor, and I started at the Verizon web site.

She returned three hours later, just as I was finished with Verizon...I told her of my travels through "you can do this on our website with no waiting" escapades, and we laughed about the true idiots and systems I had encountered in making just one simple change: "I want to renew my current package...that is all." We also laughed at their obligatory final question "is there anything else I can help you with today Mr. Old?"

Then I said, what took YOU so long, did he keep you waiting? No, he didn't but his staff did. I entered the waiting room exactly on time and signed in at the window. After 20 minutes I had not been called, so I went to the window and asked. "Oh, you are here to see the doctor?" Yes, I signed in right here, see? "Well you have to fill out all these forms..." No, I filled all those forms out on your website as requested by the email you sent me. "Oh, well we also need you to fill them out on paper." Really, the exact same forms? "yes" She took the clipboard and sat down to start, and after two pages went back to the window. "Excuse me, these form are exactly the same forms I filled out six weeks ago when I came to see the doctor the first time. Same forms, same answers exactly." Well, mamm, that was in 2018 and now it is 2019 and we require you complete all the forms again for the new year... Eventually she saw the doctor for ten minutes to be told "looks good to me."

And you wonder why A-mom hates the EMR system.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Gov't shutdown lasting until 1/21/20 vs. no Trump 2nd term:--

Not how it works. Trump is in BillyJeff's position and SanFran Nan is in Newt's; press be damned. Trump has staked out a simple, single, popular position and is sticking to it [he better].
This is a no-win situation for Peloschumer.

jimmyk

So for the question: what happens if Trump fires all 250+ Obama holdovers in those positions as of 5pm EST today? Is there some downside that I'm missing?

I've assumed that a lot of those holdovers are in civil service positions and can't so easily be fired. But that's a bit of 4D on my part, as in "If Trump could have fired them, he would have."

jimmyk

To clarify: I guess if they are 'political appointees' they aren't civil service, but their still may be rules about firing them.

Old Lurker

Jimmy "...and the fact that he did not fire them proves they are all secretly working on his behalf."

Captain Hate

This is a no-win situation for Peloschumer.

I might be wrong but I think those dimwits are starting to understand that.

Captain Hate

He's got the media smiling and laughing.

This is awesome.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 04, 2019 02:46 PM (/tuJf)

Neo

I have to wonder if Twitter has updated their community standards to include the nouveau "passionate" speech.

Neo

The hard part about playing chicken is knowin' when to flinch.

Neo

PLEASE DO WHAT YOU CAN TO ATTEND!
OUR PRESIDENT NEEDS OUR SUPPORT!
OUR PRESIDENT NEEDS TO KNOW WE STAND WITH HIM!

Rally Saturday January 5, 2019
** Clayton, Missouri — Just outside of St. Louis
** 1:00 PM Central
** Clayton Park at Carondelot and Central
** Bring American Flags, Signs, Pro-Trump Signs

henry

The hard part about playing chicken is knowin' when to flinch.

Simple, drive a tank and don't worry about it. Trump has a tank on this one.

Neo

“New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is still mum on whether she will follow her own advice to lawmakers to ‘have some integrity’ and give up their salary during the government shutdown.

Especially now that it could be 'months or even years'

henry

Trump knows he has a tank:

CNBC @CNBC
5m

"I could do it if I wanted," Trump says he has considered using emergency powers to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. cnb.cx/2COVsHf

The Infamous Ignatz

The only way to win at chicken is to go into it having decided you will never flinch.
Newt retired early because he didn't understand that.

clarice

OL, I'm with you on these idiotic forms. It was worse when my mother first had a prescription insurance company and I had to order her stuff as power of atty. It was easier to break into fort knox.And do not ask the hassle to get her cable and phone service.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

“I think she dishonored herself and I think she dishonored her family, using language like that in front of her son and whoever else was there,” Trump said. “I thought it was highly disrespectful to the United States of America.”

This response is interesting on a lot of levels.

Dishonored her family? Boom.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

A couple of commenters at BJG blog on Ebola.

"the ebola outbreak in the Congo is not contained. Whole villages are disappearing as people flee an outbreak in their area. https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2018/12/30/aesop-year-end-ebola-update/
Personally this very disease (and others) should be the basis for building the wall. Make it a public health issue."

"ebola has been “waiting” for its chance to decimate the planet. Up until now the disease has been its own worst enemy: it kills TOO fast, and thus can’t spread too far. But with improved roads/transportation in Africa, and refugees being welcomed WITHOUT quarantine in Europe, ebola may finally have its chance!
Thanks Sweden, and all Globalists!"

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Add Susan Collins to the wall sell out...

Kevlar Kid

42!

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Here are the seven Republicans who voted yea on a six bill package to re-open most of Government:

Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Will Hurd (R-TX), John Katko (R-NY), Pete King (R-NY), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Fred Upton (R-MI) and Greg Walden (R-OR).

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/04/donald-trump-open-to-declaring-a-state-of-emergency-to-fund-border-wall/

Kevlar Kid

How's all that "power" workin fer ya, Felosi?

Check out her opening speech from yesterday. Looks so heavily botoxed she can't blink. has this gnome-like chortle going on too whenever she hears applause.

The real killer was her statement on how "this congress" would proceed in a "prayerful manner."

and by term's end how many abortions will have been completed. she's a sick f*ck.

Dave (in MA)
ATR@taxreformer
Ocasio-Cortez Tax Plan Creates 82.7% Top Income Tax Rate for New Yorkers http://bit.ly/2s9DlFR
Steve Robinson@BigSteve207
Dems are going to have to build a wall around NY to keep the rich in.
Jack is Back!

I listened to part of the presser driving down to Flagler Beach. Very adversarial especially by two or three femail reporters. But Trump kept his cool, and just gave them TMI as they struggled to fill their notebooks with "wonderful", "huge", "most successful". He is a master of creating confusion by speaking in common words, and to the people not the press. They like the Dems still can't figure him out.

I never heard that kind of Gotcha, adversarial kind of questions for Zippy. Of course, even with softballs he would spend 20 minutes answering a quesition about his favorite tie.

Buckeye

Shit Midas

I'm stealin' that one CH:)

Kevlar Kid

Andrew Johnson had 15 vetoes overridden.
Truman and Ford had 12.
Reagan 9.

pedal to metal, Mr. President.

MissMarple2

This is a very informative article:

https://thediplomat.com/2018/11/uncovering-chinese-espionage-in-the-us/

Marlene

Susan Collins and Cory Gardner are Republicans who are up for re-election in 2020 in states that Trump lost. I'll be surprised if she runs for re-election. Remember,she is the only Republican Senator/Congressperson left in New England.
I know from a certain source that she was stung badly by the threats she received during the Kavanaugh sh*t show.

Kevlar Kid

Poor Susie Cream Cheese.

MissMarple2

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/presidential-emergency-powers/576418/

Boy, they are really getting nervous!

Marlene

KK,LOL. The only Republican in New England must be a lonely club.

matt - deplore me if you must

Alexandria "I can't afford an apartment" Ocasio Cortez and her cast of clowns are going to be interesting to watch. The NY Post is already going after her and she is already threatening the Democratic Party's biggest donors with doubling their taxes.

Hank Johnson is still trying to find out if Guam has capsized while calling for impeachment and the nutter from Tennessee wants to eliminate the Electoral College while others are moving for impeachment. All. on. day. one.

The Circus is in town!

Ladies and gerbils, step this way to the Midway! A mere Semolian will gain you access to the Greatest Clown Show on Earth, formerly known as the U.S. House. See the Jabbering Jihadis! the Bearded Lady! The Speaker who talks in tongues! Watch as Members commit feats of strength and air their grievances! Watch as Alexandria Ocasio Cortex wrestles Nancy Pelosi on the House Floor!

Popcorn!! Peanuts!!! Get ya Red Hots!!

And folks, enjoy the show!

Jack is Back!

KK,

I actually participated in one of Reagan's vetos. The Baystate contingent can probably guess which one:)

Hint/CAT

Captain Hate

Newt retired early because he didn't understand that.

He also got the Palin treatment with one scam lawsuit after another as the RINOs quietly chuckled in approval.

Captain Hate

Steal away, Buckeye; i purloined it from the Horde.

rse

If anyone wants to truly appreciate what the Rule of Law means to a prog (and many an actual prog bills themselves as a Conservative to avoid scrutiny of their recommended public policy, at least read the intro of this book available as a pdf. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2083806

It's also being brought back into print toward the end of the month in case anyone wants to believe it's not marching orders.

Neo

NYTimes and The Facebook headed for a brusin

http://link.nbcnews.com/view/57c09634487ccd31218b61289aeq1.4kf/8a499dc1

lurkersusie

Mueller extends grand jury for 6 months according to
Neil Cavuto.

Marlene

Well,lost in all the ACO,Palestinian and Somali congresspeople hoopla is that New Hampshire has its first openly gay congressman. Chris Pappas will represent NH's 1st district (also known as northern Massachusetts). I just want to keep you guys informed. :)

Marlene

Oh, AOC. Are we going to call her my some term of endearment? :)

Marlene

*by* a term of endearment.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Clueless bitch works for me. :)

Marlene

Sounds good,Steph!

henry

Faux hoodie, she’s a rich bitch not from Brooklyn.

henry

This looks like a problem:

🚨🚨 NEW: VA secretary Robert Wilkie did not list his membership in pro-Confederate groups or speeches to them on his confirmation paperwork despite submitting a sworn affidavit he disclosed all speeches, published works and group memberships. cnn.com/2019/01/04/pol…

https://twitter.com/kfile/status/1081275804728868866?s=21

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

A Mexican, an Arab and a redneck girl are in the same bar.

When the Mexican finishes his beer, he throws his glass in the air, pulls out his pistol, and shoots the glass to pieces. He says “In Mexico, our glasses are so cheap we don’t need to drink with the same one twice.”

The Arab, obviously impressed by this, drinks his beer, throws it into the air, pulls out his AK-47, and shoots the glass to pieces. He says, “In the Arab world, we have so much sand to make glasses that we don’t need to drink with the same one twice, either.”

The redneck girl, cool as a cucumber, picks up her beer, downs it in one gulf, throws the glass into the air, whips out her 45 and shoots the Mexican and the Arab. Catching her glass, setting it on the bar, and calling for a refill, she says, “In America, we have so many illegal aliens that we don’t have to drink with the same ones twice.”

lyle

My kind of gal, Steph!

Dave (in MA)

Fake but accurate.

henry

Trump tweet:

The story in the New York Times regarding Jim Webb being considered as the next Secretary of Defense is FAKE NEWS. I’m sure he is a fine man, but I don’t know Jim, and never met him. Patrick Shanahan, who is Acting Secretary of Defense, is doing a great job!

Jack is Back!

LOL, Steph. You’re on a roll.

Jack is Back!

Can’t wait to here her explanation. Want to bet she says it’s a photo shop. Which it could be.

Jack is Back!

...hear....

clarice

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-pelosi-pay-raise-11546638990?mod=djemBestOfTheWeb

Extraneus

Glad to hear from Trump about that Jim Webb rumor. The last thing we need is another preening asshole with his own agenda.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

The "thediplomat" article from MissM is quite detailed.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Heh, steph's bar joke is un-PC but wicked funny.

pagar

I'd like to see tax returns for every year they are in Congress for all Congresspersons.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Marlene, do you get the impression that Sen Collins was shocked by the vile language, or do you think she is intimidated and afraid to be in office?

I wonder if we will see a lot of GOPe afraid to stand tall due to fear. That might accelerate the transition of the GOP from McConnell/Ryan leadership to Trump leadership.

henry

Jim, that Kansas GOPe dude just bowed out from the 2020 campaign. Cuck funded landing spots must be scarce, thus the rush.

henry

This last oks bad for CA:

BREAKING: PG&E plunges 18% after Reuters reports that it is exploring filing some or all of its business for bankruptcy protection as it faces billions in liabilities related to fatal wildfires. cnbc.com/quotes/?symbol…

https://twitter.com/cnbcnow/status/1081324577941319687?s=21

henry

Looks. Auto cucumber doing the post “post” editing again.

Jack is Back!

Yeah, that’s the ticket destroy an IOU in California because anyone can generate electricity for all those electric cars.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

A question for henry about Gov Walker.

He survived a LOT of abuse. He won several elections, some of them quite close. But in the end, the Dems won.
What were the key reasons?

For someone like me, residing out of state and not seeing much news, it seems like the cause could be
1) He never went after the people who attacked the conservative activists. Punishment of evil doers was slow and meager. Yet the attacks were like something you'd expect of a totalitarian nation.
2) I assume the media launched an infinite number of attacks. Perhaps the steady drip eventually wore away the stone.
3) Voting "irregularities"

Certainly Gov Walker did great things and broke up lots of the tax-payer-funded parts of the Dem Party in WI. A great blueprint to follow.

MissMarple2

henry,

Thanks for grabbing that tweet about Jim Webb from the President! Like Extraneus, I am glad to see that clarified and I wan't too thrilled with the idea.

I think it's great that the President can use Twitter to debunk these fake stories.

Extraneus

I get emails from Amazon about "What's new with Alexa?" Here's one thing:

"Alexa, add kale to my Whole Foods list."

Er, no. I went to Whole Foods a few weeks ago to see what the hoopla was all about and couldn't find one thing I wanted to buy, even with a 5% discount.

No need for kale or a Whole Foods list, but Alexa is pretty good at telling your slaves what to do.

The wife earlier today as we were walking out the door:

"Alexa, tell Roomba to clean."

Me, reheating prime rib later with a sous vide:

"Alexa, tell Joule to go to 135."

That's more like it. That and a crackling fire.

The Infamous Ignatz

PG&E already went through bankruptcy a few years ago. It's essentially an arm of the CA government already and our energy costs are already sky high so how much worse can it get?

Marlene

Jim Sunnyvale,I think the suspicious envelope
delivered to her house in Bangor was very upsetting. Her husband and their puppy had to be quarantined while the house was cleared. I think she learned a hard lesson that "reaching across the aisle" is a one way street. She makes no apologies for being a moderate. I think she will follow the Olympia Snowe example and decide she doesn't need the aggravation.

The Infamous Ignatz

Has Jeff tried to sell you one of these yet Ext?

Extraneus

I used to love that show.

Jack is Back!

Starting Justified early. From here on - radio silence.

Kevlar Kid

Mitch McTurtle Snout needs to man up NOW. He owes the POTUS more than just the judicial appointments.

The Dragon Lady got the biggest pork barrel seat and 350 appointments languish. it's time to f*ck Schumer hard in front of the entire senate.

have him held in contempt for obstructing the business of the federal government.

but it's time to come through 110%, Mitch. Less than 110% backing of this president makes you nothing more than a whore, a second rate one at that.

watch what happens when you back the president 110%--- he'll back you 110%. that's real business. not monkeyshine business.

now get with it, Dipstick.

Kevlar Kid

i'm street legal mexxykin and i approve of that joke, Steph.

all it takes is for one of "the aggrieved" to say "fuck that victim crap. that was damned funny." the PC halo gets removed. game over.

Kevlar Kid

Alexa = data mining shaft

Kevlar Kid

Day 4 of the new year and i'm already goin the Full Swearingen. must be all the Raylon Givens tawk.

:D

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

I asked Alexa "tell me a Dad joke" and I swear that instead of telling me a joke about fathers it just told a lame joke.

But I dare you to change the language to "English(India)" and then ask it to tell you a joke about India. First, you won't understand all the words, and second, the ones you understand won't make sense. Fascinating!

Marlene

The daughter got me a robotic vacuum for Christmas. The dog finally got used to it swirling around the floor. I have to admit,I still use the real vacuum,especially on the area rugs.

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