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1 Charles Johnson  Nov 21, 2014 1:03:44pm
2 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 1:04:07pm

He is doing great!
I love how he is putting the entire onus on Boehner.

3 EPR-radar  Nov 21, 2014 1:05:31pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Of course. GOPers in Congress don’t need to be in session to piss and moan about everything Obama does. It’s not like any other action could conceivably occur.

4 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 1:08:54pm

“This is not just a Latino issue, it’s an American issue.”

5 lawhawk  Nov 21, 2014 1:18:44pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Boehner’s GOP caucus circus of crazies has been unable to pass legislation except when their backs are against the wall (like ending their GOP shutdown in 2013). They are again likely to let the year lapse without taking up any of the tax extenders, which means that everyone will be scrambling to deal with a whole host of tax changes right at the start of tax season (at added cost/delay to the IRS and everyone who has to do taxes). There’s a bunch of tax breaks that Congress has to reauthorize, and there are serious consequences to millions of taxpayers.

But Boehner’s much more interested in running out of town and dodging his responsibilities than getting the work of the nation done.

And the tax stuff is easy compared to the immigration mess his caucus has made. They could simply extend the tax breaks another year and be done with it, but they haven’t done that.

They could take up the Senate bill (heck, they could take up Rubio’s immigration bill), but they wont. That’s how far to the right the extremists in the House GOP caucus have pushed things. Boehner can’t bring it to a vote because it might actually pass (without a majority of the GOP voting for it, but nonetheless bipartisan in passage).

6 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 1:20:16pm

yep, this was one of my favorite parts of Obama’s speech:

7 Charles Johnson  Nov 21, 2014 1:21:21pm

Great speech so far. Very heartfelt and clear.

8 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 1:22:46pm

oh, HERE’S the Obama I remember…all fired up!

Welcome back!

9 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 1:23:20pm

What a great finish!

10 Charles Johnson  Nov 21, 2014 1:24:15pm

The guy who was shouting was unhappy that Obama hasn’t gone far enough, if it wasn’t obvious from Obama’s answers to him.

11 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 1:26:27pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

And Obama handled that very well, unlike certain GOP folks (who will remain unnamed) who have people like that dragged out of the venue.

12 Charles Johnson  Nov 21, 2014 1:26:57pm

I think my favorite line was, “I didn’t dissolve Parliament.”

13 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 1:27:59pm

re: #12 Charles Johnson

I think my favorite line was, “I didn’t dissolve Parliament.”

Yep. I laughed out loud at that one.

14 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 1:28:13pm
15 The Vicious Fergushka  Nov 21, 2014 1:33:13pm
16 dog philosopher  Nov 21, 2014 1:33:39pm

i want obama to create several new earls and marquesses

17 #FergusonFireside  Nov 21, 2014 1:34:32pm
18 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 1:35:44pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

The guy who was shouting was unhappy that Obama hasn’t gone far enough, if it wasn’t obvious from Obama’s answers to him.

That person needs to realize that we have a Democracy, flawed as it may be. Obama is not a dictator (despite what the wingnuts believe) and can’t just “do things”.

19 Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 21, 2014 1:38:21pm

Damn they really are going to Friday News Dump that verdict…

20 BeachDem  Nov 21, 2014 1:38:49pm
21 makeitstop  Nov 21, 2014 1:38:58pm

Jim Wright’s streak of completely nailing any subject he writes about remains intact.

John Boehner says Barack Obama is damaging the presidency itself.

John Boehner.

The same John Boehner who has done more to divide and damage the institution of the United States government than any Speaker since the Civil War, that John Boehner, says Obama is trashing the presidency and stinking up the White House.

I’ll remind you that this is the same John Boehner, acting for his party, who has repeatedly embraced a strategy of gridlock and obstruction in order to counter the president at every turn. Every turn. Every single one. For two years John Boehner’s party, the party of hysteria and paranoia and insane conspiracy theories run wild, has done nothing, absolutely goddamned nothing, but hurl the most vile of insults and accusations at the president and has deliberately, proudly, refused to work with Obama in any fashion whatsoever.

Over the last five years, congressional Republicans led by John Boehner and his ilk have treated Vladimir Putin with more respect than the President of the United States.

And this guy says Obama is damaging the presidency?

Oh, the irony.

As expected, Thursday night President Obama announced that he will take unilateral action via executive order to reform the nation’s immigration system.

And as expected, this morning Republicans are going apeshit.

Because going apeshit is the only thing Republicans can agree on.

22 Charles Johnson  Nov 21, 2014 1:40:31pm

Rick Santorum raving like a loon on CNN.

23 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 1:41:21pm

re: #17 #FergusonFireside

And watch for these guys to be back stirring up shit:

24 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 1:42:24pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

Rick Santorum raving like a loon on CNN.

He’s gotta do what he does best…

25 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 1:43:35pm
26 Kragar  Nov 21, 2014 1:44:02pm

Whole office lost internet access for about 90 minutes

27 Shiplord Kirel  Nov 21, 2014 1:47:34pm

New in Pages: Yesterday’s Florida State shooter was a Texas Tech law school graduate who was obsessed with mind control conspiracy theories. He reportedly walked out of his 2009 graduation ceremony because Karl Rove was the speaker. The latter claim has led RWNJ pundits to label the deceased kook a “leftist.”

28 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 1:50:28pm

heh…Alex Wagner on MSNBC just asked if what’s happening in Ferguson is a “self-fulfilling prophecy”.

I beat her to that downstairs! #330

29 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 1:51:42pm
30 allegro  Nov 21, 2014 1:52:58pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

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There’s a National Homeless Week? O_o

31 BeachDem  Nov 21, 2014 1:53:10pm

re: #21 makeitstop

I love Jim Wright. My favorite section:

You can’t reason with unreasonable people. You can not reason with Birthers and Truthers and FEMA Camps and Death Panels and people who believe that hurricanes are caused by magic fairies in the sky who hate gay people. You can not reason with people who think the earth is 6000 years old and their personal prophet rode around the Middle East on the back of a vegetarian velociraptor. You’re trying to reason with people who are just plain fucking nuts.

Fox News Bill O’Reilly accused the president of “declaring war on Republicans.” Good! It’s about goddamned time somebody declared war on these silly sons of bitches.

32 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 1:54:30pm

re: #30 allegro

There’s a National Homeless Week? O_o

Ft. Lauderdale, the same town that arrested 90-year-old Arnold Abbot earlier this month for feeding the homeless.
O_o

33 Kragar  Nov 21, 2014 1:55:32pm

So, in an office with 2 different email services, instant messaging, video conferencing, and littered with notepads and post-it notes, a guy sitting 2 desks away could not give me a message because I was on the phone.

WTFITS.

34 darthstar  Nov 21, 2014 1:56:29pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

And watch for these guys to be back stirring up shit:

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If you’re going to have a revolution, you should at least buy the t-shirt first…helps with maintaining anonymity after you take the hoodie off.

35 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 1:59:36pm

I look around my community —we have a a very large hispanic population. Being part of Greater Chicagoland, I see people of every size, shape, color and flavor. This is normal to me.

Lots of good food from which to choose.

36 BeachDem  Nov 21, 2014 1:59:59pm

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh…Alex Wagner on MSNBC just asked if what’s happening in Ferguson is a “self-fulfilling prophecy”.

I beat her to that downstairs! #330

And I beat you both (from Wednesday)—heh

re: #154 BeachDem

37 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:02:06pm

IIRC, Bush II tried to get Congress to address Immigration.

it’s been in Congress’s court for as long as I can remember.

Someone must be making money on the staus quo. There has to be a reason nothing has been done.

38 #FergusonFireside  Nov 21, 2014 2:02:16pm
39 allegro  Nov 21, 2014 2:03:30pm

re: #35 FemNaziBitch

I look around my community —we have a a very large hispanic population. Being part of Greater Chicagoland, I see people of every size, shape, color and flavor. This is normal to me.

Lots of good food from which to choose.

IIRC, Houston is now 26% non-Hispanic white. I feel weird now when I’m NOT a minority in any given location. Entirely fine by me. I like it. :)

And you’re right, all the different foods available rocks.

40 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 2:03:42pm

re: #33 Kragar

First World Problems…

41 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 2:04:36pm

re: #36 BeachDem

And I beat you both (from Wednesday)—heh

I only steal (inadvertently) from the best!

42 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:04:55pm
43 makeitstop  Nov 21, 2014 2:05:03pm

re: #37 FemNaziBitch

IIRC, Bush II tried to get Congress to address Immigration.

it’s been in Congress’s court for as long as I can remember.

Someone must be making money on the staus quo. There has to be a reason nothing has been done.

The money is being made by stoking the fear and piggy-backing fundraising on it. That’s why Republicans will jaw about it forever but never do anything about it.

It’s the same lip service they’ve been giving to the ‘Pro-Life’ movement for years, without even making an attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Scaring stupid people is good for business.

44 Kragar  Nov 21, 2014 2:05:15pm
45 GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 21, 2014 2:05:50pm

re: #27 Shiplord Kirel

New in Pages: Yesterday’s Florida State shooter was a Texas Tech law school graduate who was obsessed with mind control conspiracy theories. He reportedly walked out of his 2009 graduation ceremony because Karl Rove was the speaker. The latter claim has led RWNJ pundits to label the deceased kook a “leftist.”

They won’t be happy then. He was a devout Christian quoting bible verses all over his social media accounts.

46 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 2:06:16pm

re: #43 makeitstop

The money is being made by stoking the fear and piggy-backing fundraising on it. That’s why Republicans will jaw about it forever but never do anything about it.

It’s the same lip service they’ve been giving to the ‘Pro-Life’ movement for years, without even making an attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Scaring stupid people is good for business.

I could be so filthy rich right now if only I didn’t possess these damned scruples…

47 makeitstop  Nov 21, 2014 2:07:55pm

re: #44 Kragar

Louie Gohmert Claims Obama And ‘Liberal Attack People’ Want Violence And Mayhem

This guy was a judge, right? The people who voted for him must have been really stupid.

48 Kragar  Nov 21, 2014 2:08:56pm

re: #40 Backwoods_Sleuth

First World Problems…

This guy basically fucked over an entire morning’s worth of work because he chose not to tell me about a change that needed to be made. There were all kinds of ways he could have given me the info, but I was “on the phone”, apparently rendering all other forms of communication inoperable.

49 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 2:10:11pm

re: #48 Kragar

This guy basically fucked over an entire morning’s worth of work because he chose not to tell me about a change that needed to be made. There were all kinds of ways he could have given me the info, but I was “on the phone”, apparently rendering all other forms of communication inoperable.

If you couldn’t tell…I was referring to the lazy ass sitting 2 desks away from you.

50 allegro  Nov 21, 2014 2:10:18pm

Ohhhhhh fuckfuckfuck! I jus got through pickling the last jalapeno peppers from my cute pepper plants… and rubbed my fucking eyeball with those same fingers. Ooooowowow

51 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:11:11pm
52 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:11:56pm

re: #43 makeitstop

The money is being made by stoking the fear and piggy-backing fundraising on it. That’s why Republicans will jaw about it forever but never do anything about it.

It’s the same lip service they’ve been giving to the ‘Pro-Life’ movement for years, without even making an attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Scaring stupid people is good for business.

Not making an attempt to overturn Roe v Wade?

Oh, I think they are working very hard at doing just that.

53 makeitstop  Nov 21, 2014 2:11:56pm

re: #50 allegro

Ohhhhhh fuckfuckfuck! I jus got through pickling the last jalapeno peppers from my cute pepper plants… and rubbed my fucking eyeball with those same fingers. Ooooowowow

I hate when that happens.

I once made the mistake of cutting jalapenos, then going to the bathroom. It didn’t end well.

54 Kragar  Nov 21, 2014 2:12:24pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

If you couldn’t tell…I was referring to the lazy ass sitting 2 desks away from you.

I’m a bit short tempered at the moment. Apologies

55 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 2:12:33pm
56 Kragar  Nov 21, 2014 2:14:16pm
57 makeitstop  Nov 21, 2014 2:14:28pm

re: #52 FemNaziBitch

Not making an attempt to overturn Roe v Wade?

Oh, I think they are working very hard at doing just that.

Maybe now they are. But how many years did they gain votes from promising action, only to do nothing about it once elected?

If they could leave the immigration situation just as it was before Obama’s EO, they’d do that and continue to scare folks and collect money.

58 Kragar  Nov 21, 2014 2:15:20pm
59 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:15:28pm
60 allegro  Nov 21, 2014 2:15:39pm

re: #56 Kragar

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More little thugs to terrorize and abuse that way.

61 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 2:16:54pm

re: #59 FemNaziBitch

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No, Michele…those would be the current wingnut TP/GOP voters.

62 Romantic Heretic  Nov 21, 2014 2:17:38pm

re: #35 FemNaziBitch

I look around my community —we have a a very large hispanic population. Being part of Greater Chicagoland, I see people of every size, shape, color and flavor. This is normal to me.

Lots of good food from which to choose.

Same here in Toronto.

63 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:18:30pm
64 allegro  Nov 21, 2014 2:20:18pm

re: #60 allegro

More little thugs to terrorize and abuse that way.

Jeez, my cynicism meter is in the red zone. Danger, danger, Will Robinson.

Mayhaps tequila would help. It’s after 5 somewhere.

65 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:20:40pm

re: #50 allegro

Ohhhhhh fuckfuckfuck! I jus got through pickling the last jalapeno peppers from my cute pepper plants… and rubbed my fucking eyeball with those same fingers. Ooooowowow

and now the capsicum is on your keyboard.

66 Mike Lamb  Nov 21, 2014 2:21:52pm

re: #59 FemNaziBitch

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Seeing as the GOP has a monopoly on unskilled, illiterate nativists, maybe she knows of what she speaks…

67 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:22:03pm

re: #39 allegro

IIRC, Houston is now 26% non-Hispanic white. I feel weird now when I’m NOT a minority in any given location. Entirely fine by me. I like it. :)

And you’re right, all the different foods available rocks.

I get a little weirded-out when I’m surrounded by white people only. I get the same feeling when I drive by grain elevators.

68 Kragar  Nov 21, 2014 2:22:39pm
69 allegro  Nov 21, 2014 2:22:50pm

re: #65 FemNaziBitch

and now the capsicum is on your keyboard.

Oh. Good point. Not using a keyboard since I’m on my Surface but there’s a stylus fixin to get scrubbed. Thanks!

70 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 2:23:00pm

re: #67 FemNaziBitch

I get a little weirded-out when I’m surrounded by white people only. I get the same feeling when I drive by grain elevators.

I get the same feeling walking into WalMart…

71 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:25:39pm

re: #70 Backwoods_Sleuth

I get the same feeling walking into WalMart…

yup

72 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:26:57pm

re: #68 Kragar

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One thing the Obama Administration has done that hasn’t gotten much prime-time news is to make treaties with other countries regarding off-shore accounts. It is an attempt to collect income taxes from American’s trying to hide their money.

I posted a few pages about out a while back.

73 b_sharp  Nov 21, 2014 2:26:59pm

WTF. Am I the only bigoted racist here?

74 darthstar  Nov 21, 2014 2:27:08pm

re: #50 allegro

Ohhhhhh fuckfuckfuck! I jus got through pickling the last jalapeno peppers from my cute pepper plants… and rubbed my fucking eyeball with those same fingers. Ooooowowow

This is why I never watch porn while pickling peppers.

75 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 2:27:30pm
76 makeitstop  Nov 21, 2014 2:28:44pm

re: #68 Kragar

Credit Suisse Sentenced for Conspiracy to Help U.S. Taxpayers Hide Offshore Accounts from Internal Revenue Service

DoJ should name names. How many GOP bigwigs do you think would be on the list?

77 allegro  Nov 21, 2014 2:28:49pm

Strangely enough, the whitest place I know of here is a nearby Mexican restaurant - really good one, too. Big place. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a not-white face there outside of the wait staff. When there, it always feels like my parents’ country club when I was a kid.

78 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 2:29:49pm

jeebus, he can’t even steal stuff without help:

79 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:30:23pm
80 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 2:30:30pm

re: #76 makeitstop

DoJ should name names. How many GOP bigwigs do you think would be on the list?

Hmmm…Mitt comes to mind…

81 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:31:41pm

re: #73 b_sharp

WTF. Am I the only bigoted racist here?

yup

82 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 2:31:58pm

he’s just so proud of being completely clueless:

83 Targetpractice  Nov 21, 2014 2:32:35pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah yeah, but that committee doesn’t matter. We need the super-neat Select Committee to rule before we know…and if they the same thing, then obviously we need even more investigations!

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84 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:32:55pm

Obama has just wrecked the economy …

85 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:34:26pm

re: #84 FemNaziBitch

Obama has just wrecked the economy …

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Actually, this is probably a result of the emotions involved in the GOP take-over of Congress. Hopeful thinking.

someone had some important trades to make and needed the right people on Capital Hill.

Not quite a conspiracy theory. LOL

86 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:35:19pm

They need that money to sue Obama over something.

87 Targetpractice  Nov 21, 2014 2:36:33pm

re: #84 FemNaziBitch

Obama has just wrecked the economy …

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This is gonna disappoint wingnuts who were gleeful when the market took a bit of a downturn last month.

88 FemNaziBitch  Nov 21, 2014 2:37:29pm

bbl

89 makeitstop  Nov 21, 2014 2:39:46pm

re: #83 Targetpractice

Yeah yeah, but that committee doesn’t matter. We need the super-neat Select Committee to rule before we know…and if they the same thing, then obviously we need even more investigations!

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Wingnuts are still pinning their hopes on Trey Gowdy for some reason.

Dude can’t even make his own hair look good, and they expect him to pin Benghazi on Obama? LOL

90 ObserverArt  Nov 21, 2014 2:40:36pm

re: #70 Backwoods_Sleuth

I get the same feeling walking into WalMart…

I stay out of Walmarts.

Thankfully Columbus has enough outlets to totally ignore them. The one thing I can’t ignore is all the damn trucks around here. They have a huge distribution center here in the Grove City suburb area. By the way, Grove City has long been nicknamed GroveTucky. Immigrants!

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91 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 21, 2014 2:41:17pm

re: #82 Backwoods_Sleuth

he’s just so proud of being completely clueless:

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If immigrants are taking all the jobs, how come a 23 year old SFV born WASP lady with a Masters degree just delivered the office lunch?

92 GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 21, 2014 2:42:54pm

re: #82 Backwoods_Sleuth

93 Targetpractice  Nov 21, 2014 2:44:55pm

re: #89 makeitstop

Wingnuts are still pinning their hopes on Trey Gowdy for some reason.

Dude can’t even make his own hair look good, and they expect him to pin Benghazi on Obama? LOL

Note that he held exactly one hearing in the months since being appointed, and that was a month before the election. Since then? Absolute silence. I don’t expect that to last very much longer.

94 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 2:45:03pm

re: #90 ObserverArt

I stay out of Walmarts.

Thankfully Columbus has enough outlets to totally ignore them. The one thing I can’t ignore is all the damn trucks around here. They have a huge distribution center here in the Grove City suburb area. By the way, Grove City has long been nicknamed GroveTucky. Immigrants!

/

I actually haven’t stepped foot in WalMarts for almost 10 years, but I’m going to have to sometime because my eye doctor is there (he took a deal from them to move from his private office here locally and has regretted it ever since) and my old lady eyes desperately need new glasses.

95 makeitstop  Nov 21, 2014 2:47:35pm

re: #93 Targetpractice

Note that he held exactly one hearing in the months since being appointed, and that was a month before the election. Since then? Absolute silence. I don’t expect that to last very much longer.

Didn’t they hype that committee as being an ‘All-Star team’ or something?

96 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 2:48:53pm

Guess they’re still eating supper…

97 Kragar  Nov 21, 2014 2:53:36pm
98 allegro  Nov 21, 2014 2:54:59pm

Damn CNN. I have the TV on mute (CNN is much better that way), waiting to see if there’s a Ferguson announcement. They keep flashing a Breaking News screen making me think “Oh, there it is!” No it isn’t. Nothing breaking unless one considers snow in Buffalo a breaking news story. Grrr…

99 Mattand  Nov 21, 2014 2:57:29pm

So apparently I’m not corporate enough to manipulate Quark Xpress files. Despite the fact the temp agency had me show up the first day in a fucking suit.

From now on, I’m insisting on interviews. Idiots.

100 #FergusonFireside  Nov 21, 2014 2:59:12pm
101 BeachDem  Nov 21, 2014 2:59:43pm

re: #83 Targetpractice

Yeah yeah, but that committee doesn’t matter. We need the super-neat Select Committee to rule before we know…and if they the same thing, then obviously we need even more investigations!

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Paging Trey Gowdy. Would Mr. Trey Gowdy please report to work:

Gowdy replied that “if an administration is slow-walking document production, I can’t end a trial simply because the defense won’t cooperate.”

A trial? And the Obama administration is the defense? So much for that “serious investigation” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) promised; his new chairman intends to play prosecutor, proving the administration’s guilt to the jury - in this case, the public…

Gowdy has promised to bring a no-nonsense, “prosecutor’s zeal” to finding the answers and in examining the Obama administration’s handling of the attack. He has insisted he’s not interested in rehashing previous investigations by Congress or in “whether the appropriate questions were asked in the past.”

But the questions he’s asking now were asked in the past. And answered, too.

The congressman likely disagrees with those answers. But in his recent interviews, he hasn’t acknowledged that they exist.

Yeah, with little Harold Watson “Trey” Gowdy III in charge, things are bound to go well.

msnbc.com

102 ObserverArt  Nov 21, 2014 3:01:03pm

I get the feeling the police in and around Ferguson do not want any protests at all and anyone doing so will be arrested on some trumped up BS like causing a disturbance and loitering and the like.

If they like to make money on the citizens, then this is a golden opportunity.

Also, by arresting protesters, they can piss everyone off and cause bad reactions. I just have a feeling they really want this to get out of hand so they can display some good old fashion “we aren’t going to stand for it” western justice. Seems they would like to use it to give everyone a lesson. This is the ‘gateway’ to the west. It’s almost like they are saying: “you easterners and west coasters…this is how we do it. Don’t like it shut up and don’t come here. We don’t like you all anyways.”

And Governor Nixon seems to be in on it.

I just have a bad feeling they are spoiling for a fight. That seems to be the reason for all the heavy police equipment, personnel, National Guard and shutting down nearby communities.

103 BeachDem  Nov 21, 2014 3:02:08pm

re: #86 FemNaziBitch

They need that money to sue Obama over something.

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And being the brilliant Constitutional scholars that they are, they don’t understand how immigration issues are even funded.

Jim Wright couldn’t be more correct:

You’re trying to reason with people who are just plain fucking nuts.

104 Decatur Deb  Nov 21, 2014 3:13:44pm

re: #37 FemNaziBitch

IIRC, Bush II tried to get Congress to address Immigration.

it’s been in Congress’s court for as long as I can remember.

Someone must be making money on the staus quo. There has to be a reason nothing has been done.

Maybe because the status quo is making the people who count happy?

105 simoom  Nov 21, 2014 3:13:59pm

re: #20 BeachDem

106 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 3:15:23pm

what a bunch of freakin crybabies…

107 Skip Intro  Nov 21, 2014 3:19:32pm

re: #106 Backwoods_Sleuth

what a bunch of freakin crybabies…

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The “good work on MB”? Crybabies my ass. Psychos is more like it.

108 lawhawk  Nov 21, 2014 3:21:28pm
109 GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 21, 2014 3:22:16pm

re: #108 lawhawk

AP? COMMIE RAG!!!!

110 BeachDem  Nov 21, 2014 3:24:02pm

Former Virginia GOP official arrested for impersonating a cop and ‘searching’ a couple
rawstory.com

Wait—didn’t Mittens do the exact same thing back when? (Answer—yes.)
Classmates: Mitt Romney Impersonated Police Officer In High School And College

huffingtonpost.com

Jim Wright’s quote applies to so many situations:

You’re trying to reason with people who are just plain fucking nuts.

111 makeitstop  Nov 21, 2014 3:27:28pm

Hoo, boy - Plague outbreak in Madagascar.

I guess we know what CNN will be screaming about next week.

112 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 21, 2014 3:29:05pm

re: #111 makeitstop

Hoo, boy - Plague outbreak in Madagascar.

I guess we know what CNN will be screaming about next week.

those darned shipwrecked zoo animals…

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113 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 21, 2014 3:31:37pm

re: #111 makeitstop

Hoo, boy - Plague outbreak in Madagascar.

I guess we know what CNN will be screaming about next week.

Block all flights from Madagascar! Quarantine anyone who’s visited there in the past ten years! Run awaaaaaaay!

114 Kragar  Nov 21, 2014 3:31:45pm

Friday, time to fuck with the fundies…

In D&D, the evil gray dwarves called themselves Duergar

115 Skip Intro  Nov 21, 2014 3:34:30pm

re: #111 makeitstop

Hoo, boy - Plague outbreak in Madagascar.

I guess we know what CNN will be screaming about next week.

OBOLOA’S RELEASED THE PLAGUE TO DISTRACT PEOPLE FROM IMMIGRATION REFORM!!! THREE SIRENS ON DRUDGE!!!!!

116 makeitstop  Nov 21, 2014 3:38:27pm

re: #113 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Block all flights from Madagascar! Quarantine anyone who’s visited there in the past ten years! Run awaaaaaaay!

Nah, the elections are over. They’ve already gone right back to not giving a shit.

117 teleskiguy  Nov 21, 2014 3:43:42pm

Asshole wingnut, Republican Ken Buck from Colorado.

118 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 21, 2014 3:46:10pm

re: #117 teleskiguy

Petty, nasty and vindictive, the whole lot of them. Good thing that the media acknowledges the fact or they’d take over Congress or something.

119 dog philosopher  Nov 21, 2014 3:51:26pm

re: #117 teleskiguy

We The Pizza

come and visit my new vietnamese restaurant, Implacable Pho

120 b_sharp  Nov 21, 2014 3:52:15pm

When I was young, living in a relatively small city, there were no non-whites visible to the average kid on the average day. Oh, we had a few blacks living in the city, but we only knew them from the football field during the summer months. I never personally met anyone who wasn’t white, except for the lone Indian at our school whose father was a doctor, primarily because the aboriginal people who were the only known-of (by me) non-whites, known commonly by the label ‘Indian’ or ‘savage’ were isolated. The label savage was used a lot by my grandparents, both sides, who were, except for my maternal grandfather, devout, strict Christians. The aboriginals were kept separate from the rest of us in a poor district where few houses had running water or indoor outhouses (we call them bathrooms).

My maternal grandparents lived in a nice white stucco bungalow, surrounded by flowers during the summer, a perfectly cleared side walk in the winter, and the stereotypical two foot tall white picket fence. The white man’s Canadian dream.

I would ride my bike to my grandparents during the summer, a distance of five miles or so, through some of the older areas of the city without seeing a single non-white person. I didn’t see my first aboriginal until I was 11 and because of a family breakup moved in with my paternal grandparents in a small rural town. My second girlfriend was aboriginal, simply because I didn’t see the difference between her and any other girl, except she lived across the alley.

Now as I approach 60 years of age I find myself suffering from the remnants of the information given me as a kid. If I see an aboriginal walking down the street not wearing a suit, my first thought is ‘is he/she drunk?’. If I see a black, my first thought is ‘I wonder if he/she is from Africa?’. All of the stupid thoughts that could possibly be thought when seeing someone who is non-white pops into my head. It takes a second or two for my rational side to say “WTF, are you an idiot? You know better than that, stop the stupid bigoted shit you learned as a kid, and grow the fuck up!”

That first emotional response is evil. I hate it and I hate the fact I’m starting to think like my grandparents and my parents.

Fuck me too!

121 Kragar  Nov 21, 2014 3:59:18pm

re: #119 dog philosopher

come and visit my new vietnamese restaurant, Implacable Pho

My youngest and I always make some version of this joke:
“You want to get some pho?”
“Pho? I’m so hungry I might get 5 or 6!”

122 Kragar  Nov 21, 2014 4:00:29pm
123 Skip Intro  Nov 21, 2014 4:01:22pm

Because it’s a slow day today as we await the release of the grand jury exoneration of Darren Wilson around midnight, I think the buried Benghazi story deserves some play.

House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.

In the immediate aftermath of the attack, intelligence about who carried it out and why was contradictory, the report found. That led Susan Rice, then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to inaccurately assert that the attack had evolved from a protest, when in fact there had been no protest. But it was intelligence analysts, not political appointees, who made the wrong call, the committee found. The report did not conclude that Rice or any other government official acted in bad faith or intentionally misled the American people.

The House Intelligence Committee report was released with little fanfare on the Friday before Thanksgiving week. Many of its findings echo those of six previous investigations by various congressional committees and a State Department panel. The eighth Benghazi investigation is being carried out by a House Select Committee appointed in May.

bigstory.ap.org

The idiot lawyer/dentist Orly Taitz has as much credibility as the idiot GOP, except the idiot public didn’t just hand her the keys to the government.

124 Jenner7  Nov 21, 2014 4:02:13pm

Just saw The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Loved it. Books were better, but they always are. Part 2 will be the best of them all, can’t wait.

125 Kragar  Nov 21, 2014 4:04:21pm
126 Jenner7  Nov 21, 2014 4:05:11pm

re: #125 Kragar

But campaign money had to be made, facts be damned.

127 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 21, 2014 4:10:06pm

re: #125 Kragar

[Embedded content]

littlegreenfootballs.com

I’ve posted on it just now…. Let’s release a report saying that there is nothing here on Friday before Thanksgiving…

RBS

128 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 21, 2014 4:11:15pm

re: #123 Skip Intro

Damn Skip…. I didn’t see yours. (just got home, and posted without reading). You and I saw the exact same things jumping out of it…

RBS

129 dog philosopher  Nov 21, 2014 4:11:23pm

House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president’s executive authority.

The lawsuit — filed against the secretaries of Health and Human Services and the Treasury — focuses on two crucial aspects of the way the administration has put the Affordable Care Act into effect.

The suit accuses the Obama administration of unlawfully postponing a requirement that larger employers offer health coverage to their full-time employees or pay penalties. (Larger companies are defined as those with 50 or more employees.)

In July 2013, the administration deferred that requirement until 2015. Seven months later, the administration announced a further delay, until 2016, for employers with 50 to 99 employees.

The suit also challenges what it says is President Obama’s unlawful giveaway of roughly $175 billion to insurance companies under the law. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the administration will pay that amount to the companies over the next 10 years, though the funds have not been appropriated by Congress. The lawsuit argues that it is an unlawful transfer of funds.

will this affect health insurance company donations to republic party members or are they please to have the boom lowered on them?

130 simoom  Nov 21, 2014 4:13:05pm

So, how did Fox cover these findings? Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry, sitting in for Bret Baier on Special Report Friday evening, spent just under 30 seconds discussing the report and the aspects he chose to highlight speak volumes.

“The House Intelligence Committee says the initial assessment of the Benghazi terror attacks two years ago, that they were in fact terrorist in nature, was accurate,” Henry reported. “It says CIA and Obama administration officials later supported the incorrect scenario that the attacks were motivated by an internet video and stuck with that for several days.”

He then pivoted to a new United Nations report that says the attack was carried out by Al Qaeda, adding, “that contradicts the strenuous denials from the Obama administration.”

And that was it.

And, sounds like Sen. Graham is in the case (from Fox News):

A leading Republican wants to expand the House investigation into the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack by adding a Senate probe …

Referring to the House Select committee Chairman, and the Democratic ranking member, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, said the current House investigation should be expanded.

“(Republican) Trey Gowdy and (Democrat) Elijah Cummings have done a good job,” he said. “I can’t imagine the U.S. Senate not wanting to be a part of a joint select committee. We’ll bootstrap to what you’ve done, but we want to be part of discussion,” Graham told Fox News. “What I would suggest to (incoming Senate majority leader) Mitch McConnell is to call up Speaker Boehner and say ‘Listen, we want to be part of this’.”

131 Skip Intro  Nov 21, 2014 4:15:23pm

re: #128 RealityBasedEbola

No problem. This needs to get out there, particularly because these assholes are going to waste the next two years investigating it again.

132 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 21, 2014 4:19:05pm

re: #131 Skip Intro

No problem. This needs to get out there, particularly because these assholes are going to waste the next two years investigating it again.

you know… if I can’t find my keys, and I look on the nightstand and they aren’t there, I might look one last time just to make sure I didn’t overlook them. When I look 8 times that’s into serious OCD behavior.

RBS

133 Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 21, 2014 4:29:13pm

re: #89 makeitstop

Wingnuts are still pinning their hopes on Trey Gowdy for some reason.

Dude can’t even make his own hair look good, and they expect him to pin Benghazi on Obama? LOL

When I look at Trey Gowdy, he wants me to see this:

Tres Gouty, non?

But what I see is this:

134 aagcobb  Nov 21, 2014 5:01:49pm

re: #133 Blind Frog Belly White

When I look at Trey Gowdy, he wants me to see this:

[Embedded content]

But what I see is this:

[Embedded image]

Renarkable likeness!


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