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2018-01-13 08:11:25 PM  
No.
 
2018-01-13 08:39:25 PM  
Just because two Republicans vote with the Democrats wouldn't make Turtle McTurtleface not majority leader of the Senate.  A lot of decision making power is given to him and Paul Ryan on what exactly makes it to the floor of Congress.
 
2018-01-13 08:42:05 PM  
They could behave as if they took seriously their duties

Could but won't.
 
2018-01-13 09:14:33 PM  
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2018-01-13 09:16:33 PM  
Top photo, why isn't the faithful husband wearing his wedding band?
 
2018-01-13 09:17:30 PM  

Summoner101: Just because two Republicans vote with the Democrats wouldn't make Turtle McTurtleface not majority leader of the Senate.  A lot of decision making power is given to him and Paul Ryan on what exactly makes it to the floor of Congress.


30+ senators can bring a motion to a vote. 51 passes. 2 is all it takes.
 
2018-01-13 09:18:13 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: [img.fark.net image 425x402]


I'm gonna steal that.
 
2018-01-13 09:18:31 PM  

EighthDay: Summoner101: Just because two Republicans vote with the Democrats wouldn't make Turtle McTurtleface not majority leader of the Senate.  A lot of decision making power is given to him and Paul Ryan on what exactly makes it to the floor of Congress.

30+ senators can bring a motion to a vote. 51 passes. 2 is all it takes.


Not sure how that plays out with the filibuster, though
 
2018-01-13 09:18:59 PM  
I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but claiming being a pottymouth rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.
 
2018-01-13 09:20:11 PM  

2wolves: Top photo, why isn't the faithful husband wearing his wedding band?


 I don't need a ring to know who I am committed too.  Just like the wedding, it was/is just there to announce to the world what I already knew in my heart.
 
2018-01-13 09:20:16 PM  
That was some interesting fantasy about people picking country over party.

However, to me, the interesting point was how many GOP Senators didn't even merit mention within the fantasy. How many are so far gone into Party over Country that you can't even write a fantasy about them acting in a mildly patriotic fashion. Sad. Biggly.
 
2018-01-13 09:21:15 PM  
Can anyone explain why the media has the attention span of a farking squirrel?

They're suddenly all aghast at how Trump is a racist, Trump's mind is failing, Trump has no decency, Trump is a traitor, etc etc. I can't fault them for emphasizing it, because his statements and actions certainly are news, but one of them was asking him at the end of a press conference if he was a racist. Like 1) he would said yes and 2) we haven't all known that since June 2015.
 
2018-01-13 09:21:48 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but claiming being a pottymouth rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.


Please show where anyone anywhere made that claim.
 
2018-01-13 09:22:35 PM  

fortheloveof: 2wolves: Top photo, why isn't the faithful husband wearing his wedding band?

 I don't need a ring to know who I am committed too.  Just like the wedding, it was/is just there to announce to the world what I already knew in my heart.


It also helps keep the mistress in the dark.
 
2018-01-13 09:22:39 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but claiming being a pottymouth rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.


Yeah, because that's all he is.  A pottymouth.

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2018-01-13 09:23:09 PM  

EighthDay: EighthDay: Summoner101: Just because two Republicans vote with the Democrats wouldn't make Turtle McTurtleface not majority leader of the Senate.  A lot of decision making power is given to him and Paul Ryan on what exactly makes it to the floor of Congress.

30+ senators can bring a motion to a vote. 51 passes. 2 is all it takes.

Not sure how that plays out with the filibuster, though


Or presidential veto.
 
2018-01-13 09:23:19 PM  

moothemagiccow: Can anyone explain why the media has the attention span of a farking squirrel?

They're suddenly all aghast at how Trump is a racist, Trump's mind is failing, Trump has no decency, Trump is a traitor, etc etc. I can't fault them for emphasizing it, because his statements and actions certainly are news, but one of them was asking him at the end of a press conference if he was a racist. Like 1) he would said yes and 2) we haven't all known that since June 2015. he got in trouble for refusing to rent to black people decades ago.


FTFY
 
2018-01-13 09:25:27 PM  
" They could spare themselves the shame that history attaches to people who did the wrong thing, or nothing, or kept looking the other way during those decisive periods."

No take backs on soul-selling.  They wanted that tax cut and to steal that SCOTUS seat more than caring about silly things like decent and the judgment of history.
 
2018-01-13 09:28:03 PM  

HairyNevus: EighthDay: EighthDay: Summoner101: Just because two Republicans vote with the Democrats wouldn't make Turtle McTurtleface not majority leader of the Senate.  A lot of decision making power is given to him and Paul Ryan on what exactly makes it to the floor of Congress.

30+ senators can bring a motion to a vote. 51 passes. 2 is all it takes.

Not sure how that plays out with the filibuster, though

Or presidential veto.


51 could subpeona certain tax returns, IIRC.
 
2018-01-13 09:28:27 PM  

John the Magnificent: Vlad_the_Inaner: I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but claiming being a pottymouth rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.

Please show where anyone anywhere made that claim.


The second level headline of TFA

"In the "shiathole era," the Republican U.S. senators who object to the president's vulgarity have a choice to make. "
 
2018-01-13 09:29:33 PM  
Fake news. There is 47 democrat, 2 independent, and 51 republican senators
 
2018-01-13 09:30:55 PM  
We have to ask, because the alternative is pitchforks and torches.
 
2018-01-13 09:32:17 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but claiming being a pottymouth rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.


Sorry but that's stupid. That's like thinking that the "grap them by the pussy" comment was bad because he said pussy. Saying pussy is almost completely irrelevant. Bragging about sexual assault is a big deal. Another big deal that was largely overlooked is the mentality of trying to impress a nobody like Billy Bush with personal puffery. That's right, to anyone who thinks about it, somebody who is so very desperate for acceptance that they talk that way to try to get Billy Bush to be impressed is a poor choice for President because they are so obviously easily manipulated.

Similarly, who cares if Trump used the term "shaithole". Nobody. Pottymouth isn't even close to the point. The points are 1.) that he used it in reference to countries that are predominately racially 'non white' in contrast to a country that is predominately white, and 2.) that he is completely clueless and unapologetic about how racist that is. Two distinct sins, being racist and being so stupid that you don't even understand how you are being racist.  So please, please, don't confuse things and try to claim it's about being potty-mouthed. That's competing with Trump for the stupid award.
 
2018-01-13 09:33:02 PM  

Chuck87: Fake news. There is 47 democrat, 2 independent, and 51 republican senators


Why do you keep embarrassing yourself like this?  Is 47 + 2  + 2 a concept too advanced for you?
 
2018-01-13 09:35:24 PM  

flypusher713: Chuck87: Fake news. There is 47 democrat, 2 independent, and 51 republican senators

Why do you keep embarrassing yourself like this?  Is 47 + 2  + 2 a concept too advanced for you?


I'm not. I'm trying to point out some of the media inaccuracies that keep being perpetuated.
 
2018-01-13 09:35:38 PM  
Portman pride himself on being decent.  Hahahahahah.  Hahahahahahahahhaahahah
 
2018-01-13 09:36:12 PM  
Ryan* said he would impeach if Trump ever wears a tan suit.

I want to see him wearing a white seersucker three piece. Also, bleached hair
 
2018-01-13 09:36:37 PM  

Summoner101: Just because two Republicans vote with the Democrats wouldn't make Turtle McTurtleface not majority leader of the Senate.  A lot of decision making power is given to him and Paul Ryan on what exactly makes it to the floor of Congress.


Two of them could come to the or senses, quit the farking part, vote with the Dems, and flip the chamber.
 
2018-01-13 09:37:35 PM  
In the "shiathole era," the Republican U.S. senators who object to the president's vulgarity have a choice to make

I wonder if Historians of the United States will remember the Trump Presidency as the "Shiathole Era"

/Sorry Americans
//The United States just lost the right to be called America
///From here on, you will only be The United States
 
2018-01-13 09:38:24 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but claiming being a pottymouth rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.


I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but wearing a beige suit rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.

I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but using binder clips on a report rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.

I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but putting Dijon mustard on food rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.
 
2018-01-13 09:39:36 PM  
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2018-01-13 09:41:05 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but claiming being a pottymouth rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.


The article isn't calling for impeachment, but things like investigations, censure, and financial disclosures. What would come from such actions would likely result in impeachment though.
 
2018-01-13 09:41:31 PM  

Chuck87: flypusher713: Chuck87: Fake news. There is 47 democrat, 2 independent, and 51 republican senators

Why do you keep embarrassing yourself like this?  Is 47 + 2  + 2 a concept too advanced for you?

I'm not. I'm trying to point out some of the media inaccuracies that keep being perpetuated.



Typical trol/RussianBot.  Biatch about inaccuracies with zero specific examples.

/If you took $ to post such crap, you ought to be ashamed
//if you posted that for free, you still should be ashamed
 
2018-01-13 09:41:59 PM  
"I am a Republican.  If I could burn you alive to fuel a factory that would make things for... you to buy I guess... I would.  Lazy farking millennial not buying homes cause they're dead or burning to death."
 
2018-01-13 09:42:11 PM  

Chuck87: Fake news. There is 47 democrat, 2 independent, and 51 republican senators


FTFA: With the 49 Democratic and independent senators, these two would make 51 votes,

Reading is hard, ain't it?
 
2018-01-13 09:43:21 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but claiming being a pottymouth rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.


It's proof of his bad faith in any negotiation regarding immigration or social policy, because he's clearly allowing his bigotry to affect his decision making.

But even that isn't impeachable.

The good news is, his crapping all over the emoluments clause from day one is. This is just one of those "if you're still defending him at this point, you're explicitly fine with white supremacy as government policy and you have no class or dignity."
 
2018-01-13 09:44:40 PM  

wademh: Vlad_the_Inaner: I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but claiming being a pottymouth rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.

Sorry but that's stupid. That's like thinking that the "grap them by the pussy" comment was bad because he said pussy. Saying pussy is almost completely irrelevant. Bragging about sexual assault is a big deal. Another big deal that was largely overlooked is the mentality of trying to impress a nobody like Billy Bush with personal puffery. That's right, to anyone who thinks about it, somebody who is so very desperate for acceptance that they talk that way to try to get Billy Bush to be impressed is a poor choice for President because they are so obviously easily manipulated.

Similarly, who cares if Trump used the term "shaithole". Nobody. Pottymouth isn't even close to the point. The points are 1.) that he used it in reference to countries that are predominately racially 'non white' in contrast to a country that is predominately white, and 2.) that he is completely clueless and unapologetic about how racist that is. Two distinct sins, being racist and being so stupid that you don't even understand how you are being racist.  So please, please, don't confuse things and try to claim it's about being potty-mouthed. That's competing with Trump for the stupid award.


The problem is being able to get Trump's supporters to start dropping support and as we've aready seen, bad words are their trigger.

The GOP needs these voters and they saw the alt right choose Trump over Bannon. They must tread very carefully and honestly if bad words are what makes trumpers turn, I'm all for it.

It can't be that hard to bait trump into being a potty mouth on any given topic.
 
2018-01-13 09:46:58 PM  

HairyNevus: Chuck87: Fake news. There is 47 democrat, 2 independent, and 51 republican senators

FTFA: With the 49 Democratic and independent senators, these two would make 51 votes,

Reading is hard, ain't it?


while not rtfa is a tradition on Fark, no exemptions should be given, no slack should be cut, for posts that are that wretchedly stupid

/the trump bots are trying to make a silk purse out of pig crap
 
2018-01-13 09:47:04 PM  

LordJiro: moothemagiccow: Can anyone explain why the media has the attention span of a farking squirrel?

They're suddenly all aghast at how Trump is a racist, Trump's mind is failing, Trump has no decency, Trump is a traitor, etc etc. I can't fault them for emphasizing it, because his statements and actions certainly are news, but one of them was asking him at the end of a press conference if he was a racist. Like 1) he would said yes and 2) we haven't all known that since June 2015. he got in trouble for refusing to rent to black people decades ago.

FTFY


ok fair's fair but i didn't know about that until after june 2015
 
2018-01-13 09:48:05 PM  

flypusher713: Chuck87: flypusher713: Chuck87: Fake news. There is 47 democrat, 2 independent, and 51 republican senators

Why do you keep embarrassing yourself like this?  Is 47 + 2  + 2 a concept too advanced for you?

I'm not. I'm trying to point out some of the media inaccuracies that keep being perpetuated.


Typical trol/RussianBot.  Biatch about inaccuracies with zero specific examples.

/If you took $ to post such crap, you ought to be ashamed
//if you posted that for free, you still should be ashamed


HairyNevus: Chuck87: Fake news. There is 47 democrat, 2 independent, and 51 republican senators

FTFA: With the 49 Democratic and independent senators, these two would make 51 votes,

Reading is hard, ain't it?


I sincerely apologize. The article was correct and I totally didn't see the "indepedent" word.  I saw 49 and then democrats and I was thinking that wasn't right.  I wish they would have put 47 democratic and 2 independent senators instead but that's okay.
 
2018-01-13 09:48:12 PM  

wademh: Similarly, who cares if Trump used the term "shaithole".


And yet what is a recurring theme in the politics tab these past few days

Yes, it is stupid, and yes, back prior to the election the claim was that his vulgarity in "grab the them by the pussy" and  the "blood coming out of her whatever" would finish him.  Yet unfortunately it didn't.  A call for decency then was ineffective.  Should I expect it to work now.

So lets say they write a bill of censure.  So what, its a 'strongly worded letter'   That'll show him.

Sorry, this is a side show.  Only way we're going to get rid of him before the election is if he strokes out or something, Mueller digs up enough dirt. or they Amendment 25 him because he's losing it mentally.

Everybody knew he was a racist asshole before he was sworn in.  Him continuing to be one now isn't going to be the straw that brakes the camels back.
 
2018-01-13 09:49:10 PM  

Summoner101: Just because two Republicans vote with the Democrats wouldn't make Turtle McTurtleface not majority leader of the Senate.  A lot of decision making power is given to him and Paul Ryan on what exactly makes it to the floor of Congress.


Can you unseat a majority leader during a term? I doubt any Republican would be willing to go that far, but I'm pretty sure the majority leader is voted on a straight majority basis meaning a leader elected across party lines is (theoretically) possible. If unseating is also done in a similar fashion, I guess it would be (once again, theoretically) possible.
 
2018-01-13 09:50:02 PM  
Fun fact: It can only get worse from here. My advice is to begin drinking heavily.
 
2018-01-13 09:50:19 PM  

2wolves: Top photo, why isn't the faithful husband wearing his wedding band?


He doesn't wear rings because you have to special order when they're that small, and he's a cheap bastard.  Normal rings just fall right off.
 
2018-01-13 09:53:22 PM  

Kittypie070: Vlad_the_Inaner: I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but claiming being a pottymouth rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.

I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but wearing a beige suit rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.

I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but using binder clips on a report rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.

I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but putting Dijon mustard on food rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.


Those are all terrible stretches.  Did the Atlantic propose that ever?  Did even Faux News suggest any of those would even prompt Congress to censure Obama?  No, it was just agitprop to rile the deplorables.

So why do you mention it?
 
2018-01-13 09:54:23 PM  

Notabunny: Fun fact: It can only get worse from here. My advice is to begin drinking heavily.


Yeah. Cheap beer it shall be.
 
2018-01-13 09:56:57 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Kittypie070: Vlad_the_Inaner: I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but claiming being a pottymouth rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.

I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but wearing a beige suit rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.

I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but using binder clips on a report rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.

I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but putting Dijon mustard on food rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.


Those are all terrible stretches.  Did the Atlantic propose that ever?  Did even Faux News suggest any of those would even prompt Congress to censure Obama?  No, it was just agitprop to rile the deplorables.

So why do you mention it?


You really asked that.
 
2018-01-13 09:57:00 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but claiming being a pottymouth rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.


That's exactly what's being discussed.
 
2018-01-13 09:57:03 PM  

wademh: Vlad_the_Inaner: I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but claiming being a pottymouth rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.

Sorry but that's stupid. That's like thinking that the "grap them by the pussy" comment was bad because he said pussy. Saying pussy is almost completely irrelevant. Bragging about sexual assault is a big deal. Another big deal that was largely overlooked is the mentality of trying to impress a nobody like Billy Bush with personal puffery. That's right, to anyone who thinks about it, somebody who is so very desperate for acceptance that they talk that way to try to get Billy Bush to be impressed is a poor choice for President because they are so obviously easily manipulated.

Similarly, who cares if Trump used the term "shaithole". Nobody. Pottymouth isn't even close to the point. The points are 1.) that he used it in reference to countries that are predominately racially 'non white' in contrast to a country that is predominately white, and 2.) that he is completely clueless and unapologetic about how racist that is. Two distinct sins, being racist and being so stupid that you don't even understand how you are being racist.  So please, please, don't confuse things and try to claim it's about being potty-mouthed. That's competing with Trump for the stupid award.


https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politi​c​s/2018/1/12/16882822/trump-shiathole-c​ountries-haiti-access-hollywood
 
2018-01-13 10:02:05 PM  

Kittypie070: Vlad_the_Inaner: Kittypie070: Vlad_the_Inaner: I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but claiming being a pottymouth rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.

I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but wearing a beige suit rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.

I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but using binder clips on a report rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.

I want the guy gone as much as the next guy, but putting Dijon mustard on food rises to level of impeachment is a bit of a stretch.

Those are all terrible stretches.  Did the Atlantic propose that ever?  Did even Faux News suggest any of those would even prompt Congress to censure Obama?  No, it was just agitprop to rile the deplorables.

So why do you mention it?

You really asked that.


Kittypie, do you need to take a break by the scratching post?
 
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