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(Talking Points Memo)   Guess who's complaining about GOP obstructionism   (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line
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2013-09-10 12:21:46 PM  
Should we just add "the GOP" to the List of People Conspiring Against the GOP (and Therefore, America)?
 
2013-09-10 12:26:44 PM  

HighOnCraic: Should we just add "the GOP" to the List of People Conspiring Against the GOP (and Therefore, America)?


Yes.  it's already proven that they will filibuster their own legislation if it will make Obama look bad.
 
2013-09-10 01:06:10 PM  
Alright, now that's funny right there.
 
2013-09-10 02:43:59 PM  

HighOnCraic: Should we just add "the GOP" to the List of People Conspiring Against the GOP (and Therefore, America)?


I'm OK with this.
 
2013-09-10 02:57:46 PM  

HighOnCraic: Should we just add "the GOP" to the List of People Conspiring Against the GOP (and Therefore, America)?


i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-09-10 03:12:11 PM  
Damn that President Obama for making the Republicans so obstructive they can't do anything, this is all his fault.
 
2013-09-10 03:12:46 PM  
Sidney Poitier?
 
2013-09-10 03:13:46 PM  
Bachmann?

/Cummings, Peterson...
 
2013-09-10 03:17:25 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Bachmann?

/Cummings, Peterson...


Dear lord, Bachmann and Cummings in the same post? We are truly damned....
 
2013-09-10 03:19:14 PM  

HighOnCraic: Should we just add "the GOP" to the List of People Conspiring Against the GOP (and Therefore, America)?


You mean they aren't already on the list?
 
2013-09-10 03:23:42 PM  
FTA: The EAC, created as a result of the Help America Vote Act legislation passed in 2002, hasn't been fully staffed since 2009 and hasn't had a quorum since 2010. As EAC commissioners have resigned, Congress has failed to replace them. The last commissioners to resign, Donetta L. Davidson and Gineen Bresso, left in 2011. The commission has been vacant ever since.

The process for filling those vacancies is as follows: Democrats and Republicans each get a chance to nominate commissioners that the president will appoint to the bipartisan panel, which must ultimately be filled by two commissioners from each party. Democrats submitted their own nominations ever since vacancies opened up, but Republicans have blocked their confirmation in the Senate and haven't nominated any of their own commissioners.



A classic example of being "hoisted by your own teatard."
 
2013-09-10 03:26:23 PM  
This is awesome. They can't advance their voter suppression agenda because of their own partisan BS. No losers here, only winners.
 
2013-09-10 03:32:11 PM  
"The lack of quorum unconstitutionally prevents Plaintiffs, in violation of the Tenth Amendment, from exercising their constitutional right, power, and privilege of establishing and enforcing voting qualifications, including voter registration requirements," the states said in their complaint.

HAH HAH, they cited the Tenth Amendment.  That's adorable.
 
2013-09-10 03:40:01 PM  

MFAWG: This is awesome. They can't advance their voter suppression agenda because of their own partisan BS. No losers here, only winners.


^This
 
2013-09-10 03:40:46 PM  
The EAC, created as a result of the Help America Vote Act legislation passed in 2002
...
Democrats and Republicans each get a chance to nominate commissioners that the president will appoint to the bipartisan panel, which must ultimately be filled by two commissioners from each party.
...
Republicans see the panel as a partisan tool for enforcing a Democratic voting agenda


*facepalm*

Republicans are insane.
 
2013-09-10 03:41:56 PM  
Guess who's complaining

Is all you needed to ask to know the answer was Republicans. It's what they do.
 
2013-09-10 03:42:26 PM  
FTA: "There's a deep irony about a joint lawsuit Republican state officials in Arizona and Kansas filed against the Obama administration in order to require voters to present proof of citizenship in order to register to vote "


Is it just me or is this sentence very hard to read?

I'm ok with it being just me.
 
2013-09-10 03:43:26 PM  
10 Break the Government
20 Complain that the Government is broken
30 Win elections based on 20
40 GOTO 10
 
2013-09-10 03:46:29 PM  

theknuckler_33: *facepalm*

Republicans are insane.


No no, it's smart move.  They know that the more people who vote, the higher percentage of votes that will go to Democrats.  If they can minimize the total number of people voting and keep their own base energetic/foaming at the mouth, they come out ahead.

They're not insane on this issue.

They're just farking assholes.
 
2013-09-10 03:51:55 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: theknuckler_33: *facepalm*

Republicans are insane.

No no, it's smart move.  They know that the more people who vote, the higher percentage of votes that will go to Democrats.  If they can minimize the total number of people voting and keep their own base energetic/foaming at the mouth, they come out ahead.

They're not insane on this issue.

They're just farking assholes.


No, they are insane for thinking a 4-person panel founded during the Bush administration that is required to have two people who were nominated by each party is a partisan tool for enforcing a Democratic voting agenda

That is insane.
 
2013-09-10 03:52:11 PM  

Stile4aly: 10 Break the Government
20 Complain that the Government is broken
30 Win elections based on 20
40 GOTO 10


It's a very BASIC plan.
 
2013-09-10 03:55:02 PM  

theknuckler_33: Satanic_Hamster: theknuckler_33: *facepalm*

Republicans are insane.

No no, it's smart move.  They know that the more people who vote, the higher percentage of votes that will go to Democrats.  If they can minimize the total number of people voting and keep their own base energetic/foaming at the mouth, they come out ahead.

They're not insane on this issue.

They're just farking assholes.

No, they are insane for thinking a 4-person panel founded during the Bush administration that is required to have two people who were nominated by each party is a partisan tool for enforcing a Democratic voting agenda

That is insane.


BTW, the Help America Vote Act was passed in the House 357-48 and in the Senate 92-2.
 
2013-09-10 04:01:40 PM  

GWSuperfan: Stile4aly:


10 GOTO 100
20 Complain that the Government is broken
22 GOTO 40
30 Win elections based on 20
33 GOTO 1001
40 Break the Government
41 GOTO 20
100 GOTO 40
1001 GOTO 30
2000 DATA BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI,  BENGHAZI

It's a very BASIC plan.

fixed for GOP's programming skilz
 
2013-09-10 04:01:58 PM  

theknuckler_33: No, they are insane for thinking a 4-person panel founded during the Bush administration that is required to have two people who were nominated by each party is a partisan tool for enforcing a Democratic voting agenda

That is insane.


Oh, they know it isn't a partisan tool.  But that's the thing.  By being actually fair, balanced, and intending to help the common man and the average voter, that MAKES it, by default, a partisan tool FOR THE DEMOCRATS.

Remember, something that helps everyone by default hurts the Republicans.
 
2013-09-10 04:04:30 PM  

GWSuperfan: Stile4aly: 10 Break the Government
20 Complain that the Government is broken
30 Win elections based on 20
40 GOTO 10

It's a very BASIC plan.


Crtl-C

/I don't mean copy either...
 
2013-09-10 04:08:07 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: FTA: "There's a deep irony about a joint lawsuit Republican state officials in Arizona and Kansas filed against the Obama administration in order to require voters to present proof of citizenship in order to register to vote "


Is it just me or is this sentence very hard to read?

I'm ok with it being just me.


It's because of the setup of There's - about - in - filed - in order to - in order to (again). I think some rephrasing would prevent the current run-on nature of the sentence. It's not terribly difficult to read, but it was not well written.
 
2013-09-10 04:10:43 PM  
Why is the GOP complaining when they downsized the government themselves?  Isn't that what they want in the end after all?
 
2013-09-10 04:21:42 PM  

Shaggy0717: Why is the GOP complaining when they downsized the government themselves?  Isn't that what they want in the end after all?


Because they don't want to downsize the things that matter to them.

When they eliminate funding to fixing roads and bridges, they'll be the first to complain about potholes at the ends of their streets.
 
2013-09-10 04:23:43 PM  

Rann Xerox: A classic example of being "hoisted by your own teatard."



Nice!
This will be stolen.
 
2013-09-10 04:25:26 PM  

Shaggy0717: Why is the GOP complaining when they downsized the government themselves?  Isn't that what they want in the end after all?


Yup, it is exactly what they have been pushing for the past seven years. And every set of years involving a Democratic president since Mr. Peanut.
 
2013-09-10 04:28:29 PM  

whither_apophis: GWSuperfan: Stile4aly: 10 Break the Government
20 Complain that the Government is broken
30 Win elections based on 20
40 GOTO 10

It's a very BASIC plan.

Crtl-C

/I don't mean copy either...


It was FN-B on my PCjr. And if I'm not mistaken Control-Pause/Break on the old PC.
 
2013-09-10 04:44:04 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: whither_apophis: Crtl-C

/I don't mean copy either...

It was FN-B on my PCjr. And if I'm not mistaken Control-Pause/Break on the old PC.


Actually, I think it was Control-Insert to copy and Shift-Insert to paste.
 
2013-09-10 04:44:33 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: It was FN-B on my PCjr. And if I'm not mistaken Control-Pause/Break on the old PC.


www.old-computers.com

Egads, developing in that environment was painful.

Turbo Pascal 3.0 in the Jr., now-- that was a dream (assuming you had the "deluxe" keyboard-- the chicklet one sucked.

Boot and IDE all on one 360K floppy, with plenty of room left over for your code.

Almost as much fun as developing HTML 5 stuff with WebStorm is today.
 
2013-09-10 04:48:00 PM  

anfrind: Evil Twin Skippy: whither_apophis: Crtl-C

/I don't mean copy either...

It was FN-B on my PCjr. And if I'm not mistaken Control-Pause/Break on the old PC.

Actually, I think it was Control-Insert to copy and Shift-Insert to paste.


I seem to recall ctrl-c is to used to break an infinite loop in BASIC.
 
2013-09-10 04:56:17 PM  

max_pooper: anfrind: Evil Twin Skippy: whither_apophis: Crtl-C

/I don't mean copy either...

It was FN-B on my PCjr. And if I'm not mistaken Control-Pause/Break on the old PC.

Actually, I think it was Control-Insert to copy and Shift-Insert to paste.

I seem to recall ctrl-c is to used to break an infinite loop in BASIC.


It depends on your computer, since it has to interrupt the currently running program from the system level.  The Commodore had a special RUN STOP key.
 
2013-09-10 05:08:28 PM  

ArkPanda: max_pooper: anfrind: Evil Twin Skippy: whither_apophis: Crtl-C

/I don't mean copy either...

It was FN-B on my PCjr. And if I'm not mistaken Control-Pause/Break on the old PC.

Actually, I think it was Control-Insert to copy and Shift-Insert to paste.

I seem to recall ctrl-c is to used to break an infinite loop in BASIC.

It depends on your computer, since it has to interrupt the currently running program from the system level.  The Commodore had a special RUN STOP key.


Also depends if you had BREAK=OFF in your config.sys file, if I remember correctly.
 
2013-09-10 05:14:21 PM  

Stile4aly: 10 Break the Government
20 Complain that the Government is broken

25 GOSUB 100
30 Win elections based on 20
35 GOSUB 200
40 GOTO 10

100 Receive insane money from A
110 Promise to fix the the Government so as to benefit A
120 Return

200 Break the Government further, benefiting A
210 Claim you just fixed the Government
220 Return
 
2013-09-10 05:16:49 PM  

Triple Oak: Satan's Bunny Slippers: FTA: "There's a deep irony about a joint lawsuit Republican state officials in Arizona and Kansas filed against the Obama administration in order to require voters to present proof of citizenship in order to register to vote "


Is it just me or is this sentence very hard to read?

I'm ok with it being just me.

It's because of the setup of There's - about - in - filed - in order to - in order to (again). I think some rephrasing would prevent the current run-on nature of the sentence. It's not terribly difficult to read, but it was not well written.


I think you're being much too generous. Personally, I think it should be taken out back and shot like a rabid dog. From the portentous but meaningless "deep irony" in the first clause to the complete lack of internal punctuation, that sentence has all the elegance of Donald Trump.
 
2013-09-10 05:18:20 PM  
pervegalit.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-10 05:37:27 PM  
The process for filling those vacancies is as follows: Democrats and Republicans each get a chance to nominate commissioners that the president will appoint to the bipartisan panel, which must ultimately be filled by two commissioners from each party.

...and I already have an objection that most people wouldn't.

/Namely, "bipartisan" just means you're getting screwed by both parties.
//Election commissions should be nonpartisan.
///The difference between bipartisan and nonpartisan would be the difference between this panel's makeup and one comprised of four guys off the street chosen by lot.
////Such commissions should be staffed by people who can't be touched by the government at any point, either going in or coming out. And that includes elections.
 
2013-09-10 05:50:02 PM  
From the TPM Comments:
I guess snakes really can swallow their own tails.

      I'm thinking the snake should be drawn with its head in its own ass....
 
2013-09-10 05:59:43 PM  

DeathBySmiley: [pervegalit.files.wordpress.com image 500x334]


I can't help but think that someone actually stuck that snakes tail in its mouth.
 
2013-09-10 06:48:57 PM  

max_pooper: anfrind: Evil Twin Skippy: whither_apophis: Crtl-C

/I don't mean copy either...

It was FN-B on my PCjr. And if I'm not mistaken Control-Pause/Break on the old PC.

Actually, I think it was Control-Insert to copy and Shift-Insert to paste.

I seem to recall ctrl-c is to used to break an infinite loop in BASIC.


It was CTRL-C on the old Apple II c
 
2013-09-10 08:20:50 PM  

whither_apophis: max_pooper: anfrind: Evil Twin Skippy: whither_apophis: Crtl-C

/I don't mean copy either...

It was FN-B on my PCjr. And if I'm not mistaken Control-Pause/Break on the old PC.

Actually, I think it was Control-Insert to copy and Shift-Insert to paste.

I seem to recall ctrl-c is to used to break an infinite loop in BASIC.

It was CTRL-C on the old Apple II c


Thats why I remember. We had an Apple IIe when I was growing up that I cut my programming teeth on.
 
2013-09-10 08:48:33 PM  
Karma's a mean biatch, ain't she?
 
2013-09-11 10:27:52 AM  

Dog Welder: Shaggy0717: Why is the GOP complaining when they downsized the government themselves?  Isn't that what they want in the end after all?

Because they don't want to downsize the things that matter to them.

When they eliminate funding to fixing roads and bridges, they'll be the first to complain about potholes at the ends of their streets.


"Eliminate all the things I don't like, want or use. "Cause freedomz."
 
2013-09-11 02:31:33 PM  
Pumping iron in that irony...


/'roids...you know they shrink your balls...so does the GOP
 
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