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2021-03-02 3:45:55 PM  
Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".
 
2021-03-02 3:47:39 PM  
HA HA! Good luck getting your pot holes fixed!!!
 
2021-03-02 3:53:12 PM  

Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".


Came here to note that. It's almost as if he's trying to cancel all of Biden's nominees.
 
2021-03-02 3:57:44 PM  

mofa: Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".

Came here to note that. It's almost as if he's trying to cancel all of Biden's nominees.


He's voted no on all of them so far, maybe he's trying to go for the record of most 'no' votes?
 
2021-03-02 3:58:53 PM  

OldRod: mofa: Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".

Came here to note that. It's almost as if he's trying to cancel all of Biden's nominees.

He's voted no on all of them so far, maybe he's trying to go for the record of most 'no' votes?


Gotta go a long way to catch Rand Paul.
 
2021-03-02 4:58:09 PM  
Somewhere Buddy Cianci is smiling.
 
2021-03-02 5:30:20 PM  

Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".


From TFA: The nay votes came from: Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Cruz, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, Josh Hawley of Missouri, John Hoeven of North Dakota, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Marco Rubio of Florida, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Rick Scott of Florida, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Richard Shelby of Alabama and and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama.

Shocker there.
 
2021-03-02 5:31:51 PM  

veale728: Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".

From TFA: The nay votes came from: Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Cruz, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, Josh Hawley of Missouri, John Hoeven of North Dakota, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Marco Rubio of Florida, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Rick Scott of Florida, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Richard Shelby of Alabama and and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama.


Ladies and gentlemen....your 2024 Republican Presidential Candidates!!!!!
 
2021-03-02 5:36:40 PM  
Calls for unity be damned!
 
2021-03-02 5:38:25 PM  

mofa: Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".

Came here to note that. It's almost as if he's trying to cancel all of Biden's nominees.


He's like a toddler that's pissed he was told no.

Wait, that applies to 99% of the GQP.
 
2021-03-02 5:43:54 PM  

veale728: Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".

From TFA: The nay votes came from: Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Cruz, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, Josh Hawley of Missouri, John Hoeven of North Dakota, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Marco Rubio of Florida, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Rick Scott of Florida, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Richard Shelby of Alabama and and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama.

Shocker there.


What do you know? A good, representative list of people I'm completely farking sick of.

I'd particularly like to know what crawled up Sasse's ass and died.
 
2021-03-02 5:44:11 PM  
Can we consolidate Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas in to one state yet?
 
2021-03-02 5:44:31 PM  

mofa: Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".

Came here to note that. It's almost as if he's trying to cancel all of Biden's nominees.


Well, he's an illegitimate president who stole the presidency from donald Trump by beating him in a fair election, convinced Trump to make up that the election had been stolen, which Hawley latched on to and pushed, purely for selfish gains in his quest to eventually burn the country down from the helm, inciting a violent terrorist coup attempt that failed only because the terrorists that were sent were stupider than pig shiat, just to make Trump look bad. So really this is KILLary's fault. And Obama's.

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2021-03-02 5:45:19 PM  

pacified: Can we consolidate Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas in to one state yet?


That would be nice. The new state would almost have the same population as my county.
 
2021-03-02 5:47:45 PM  
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Appointees of color still waiting for a party-line vote (maybe).
 
2021-03-02 5:49:32 PM  

theteacher: Calls for unity be damned!


Republicans: "If the Democrats really wanted unity, Biden would have nominated a Republican. So we had to vote against her out of principle, you see."
 
2021-03-02 5:49:47 PM  
Nothing better than a venture capitalist heading up the Dept of Commerce, with bipartisan support, I tells ya.

/but but education, but but trump, but but
//but but anything to avoid the issue of putting a venture capitalist where a venture capitalist shouldn't be
///uh oh now everyone knows i'm russian chinese!!@1
 
2021-03-02 5:50:17 PM  
But did she declare fealty and undying adoration for Joe Biden?

Joe doesn't demand it but he does expect it.  Every Monday cabinet meeting be prepared with an original 25 minute statement on the greatness that is Joe Biden
 
2021-03-02 5:50:25 PM  
Is this even a good thing? I don't recall exactly having a rosy view of her.
 
2021-03-02 5:51:46 PM  
I can't believe Rhode Island has its own scholarship.  That's awesome
 
2021-03-02 5:53:15 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: But did she declare fealty and undying adoration for Joe Biden?

Joe doesn't demand it but he does expect it.  Every Monday cabinet meeting be prepared with an original 25 minute statement on the greatness that is Joe Biden


Republican projection
 
2021-03-02 5:55:30 PM  

extroverted_suicide: veale728: Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".

From TFA: The nay votes came from: Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Cruz, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, Josh Hawley of Missouri, John Hoeven of North Dakota, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Marco Rubio of Florida, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Rick Scott of Florida, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Richard Shelby of Alabama and and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama.

Shocker there.

What do you know? A good, representative list of people I'm completely farking sick of.

I'd particularly like to know what crawled up Sasse's ass and died.


It's funny how in TFA they give everyone's state and full name and then just say "Cruz". God, no one wants to hear about that farker anymore.
 
2021-03-02 5:56:52 PM  
Sounds like she would be more suitable as Secretary of Transportation.
 
2021-03-02 6:00:42 PM  

gameshowhost: Nothing better than a venture capitalist heading up the Dept of Commerce, with bipartisan support, I tells ya.

/but but education, but but trump, but but
//but but anything to avoid the issue of putting a venture capitalist where a venture capitalist shouldn't be
///uh oh now everyone knows i'm russian chinese!!@1


Way to cherry pick.  She's a former venture capitalist.  She's been doing pretty damn good job as Gov, been great with COVID.  I'm a big fan, hate to see her move on but happy for her selection.

I got a gig as the Easter bunny when I was in High School.  Doesn't mean I still invite kids to sit on my lap.
 
2021-03-02 6:01:50 PM  
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I'm a Rhodes Scholar too! *high 5*
 
2021-03-02 6:05:15 PM  

austerity101: Is this even a good thing? I don't recall exactly having a rosy view of her.


She pissed off unions and cut taxes. There's her comity unity bona fides.
 
2021-03-02 6:06:37 PM  
FTA:  McKee, the 69-year-old former mayor of Cumberland, the eighth largest municipality in Rhode Island, will become the state's 76th governor.

Seriously though, and yes I could Google it, but how many people are in the eighth largest municipality of Rhode Island?  Knowing nothing about how/why he became Lt. Governor, that's kinda just a weird progression isn't it?

Granted, I'm from Indiana so we had an awful person go from awful radio host, to awful US House member, to awful governor, to awful VP.

Nevermind, answered my own question.
 
2021-03-02 6:09:03 PM  

saywhonow: mofa: Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".

Came here to note that. It's almost as if he's trying to cancel all of Biden's nominees.

Well, he's an illegitimate president who stole the presidency from donald Trump by beating him in a fair election, convinced Trump to make up that the election had been stolen, which Hawley latched on to and pushed, purely for selfish gains in his quest to eventually burn the country down from the helm, inciting a violent terrorist coup attempt that failed only because the terrorists that were sent were stupider than pig shiat, just to make Trump look bad. So really this is KILLary's fault. And Obama's.

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Go to bed, dad.
 
2021-03-02 6:10:49 PM  

VoodooTaco: gameshowhost: Nothing better than a venture capitalist heading up the Dept of Commerce, with bipartisan support, I tells ya.

/but but education, but but trump, but but
//but but anything to avoid the issue of putting a venture capitalist where a venture capitalist shouldn't be
///uh oh now everyone knows i'm russian chinese!!@1

Way to cherry pick.  She's a former venture capitalist.  She's been doing pretty damn good job as Gov, been great with COVID.  I'm a big fan, hate to see her move on but happy for her selection.

I got a gig as the Easter bunny when I was in High School.  Doesn't mean I still invite kids to sit on my lap.


Dude, someone being confirmed 84-15 in this political environment is anything but good news. That means the vast majority of the GOP likes what she's got going for her -- the GOP has been a tub of complete wrongness for forty years.  Just because 15 pro-insurrectionists didn't vote for her doesn't mean it's good news.

/and now is where someone brings up how sanders voted for her confirmation
//but will pretend like they'd not have screamed bloody murder if sanders hadn't
///quantum bernie, both destroying and supporting the dem party, every time he votes with the dem party
 
2021-03-02 6:12:35 PM  

NewportBarGuy: HA HA! Good luck getting your pot holes fixed!!!


And kiss your pension goodbye

Oh wait- commerce?  Yeah she be fine hanging with her venture capital pals
 
2021-03-02 6:13:42 PM  

minnesotaboy: [Fark user image 420x278]

Appointees of color still waiting for a party-line vote (maybe).


Deb Haaland: in fact being screwed over.

Neera Tanden: horrible nominee who is inexplicably guaranteed a position in the biden admin, no matter how much she pissed off everyone but extreme centrists in her wake of shiatlibbing
 
2021-03-02 6:14:36 PM  
Yes please.


My father started his career at the Journal back in 19 hunert and fity
 
2021-03-02 6:15:48 PM  

ProdigalSigh: FTA:  McKee, the 69-year-old former mayor of Cumberland, the eighth largest municipality in Rhode Island, will become the state's 76th governor.

Seriously though, and yes I could Google it, but how many people are in the eighth largest municipality of Rhode Island?  Knowing nothing about how/why he became Lt. Governor, that's kinda just a weird progression isn't it?

Granted, I'm from Indiana so we had an awful person go from awful radio host, to awful US House member, to awful governor, to awful VP.

Nevermind, answered my own question.


Rhode Island suffers from Napoleon syndrome.  They must make their cities seem huge and point out any and all connections any celebrity (a list right on down through z list) has or has ever had to the state.
 
2021-03-02 6:21:56 PM  

gameshowhost: VoodooTaco: gameshowhost: Nothing better than a venture capitalist heading up the Dept of Commerce, with bipartisan support, I tells ya.

/but but education, but but trump, but but
//but but anything to avoid the issue of putting a venture capitalist where a venture capitalist shouldn't be
///uh oh now everyone knows i'm russian chinese!!@1

Way to cherry pick.  She's a former venture capitalist.  She's been doing pretty damn good job as Gov, been great with COVID.  I'm a big fan, hate to see her move on but happy for her selection.

I got a gig as the Easter bunny when I was in High School.  Doesn't mean I still invite kids to sit on my lap.

Dude, someone being confirmed 84-15 in this political environment is anything but good news. That means the vast majority of the GOP likes what she's got going for her -- the GOP has been a tub of complete wrongness for forty years.  Just because 15 pro-insurrectionists didn't vote for her doesn't mean it's good news.

/and now is where someone brings up how sanders voted for her confirmation
//but will pretend like they'd not have screamed bloody murder if sanders hadn't
///quantum bernie, both destroying and supporting the dem party, every time he votes with the dem party


Both Austin and Vilsack got over 90 "yes" votes.
 
2021-03-02 6:31:59 PM  

ProcrastinationStation: Rhode Island suffers from Napoleon syndrome. They must make their cities seem huge and point out any and all connections any celebrity (a list right on down through z list) has or has ever had to the state.


Ah, I think I further grok it.  Thank you.  Interesting.  My hometown does the same.
 
2021-03-02 6:43:40 PM  

ProcrastinationStation: Rhode Island suffers from Napoleon syndrome.


The county I live in is more than six times the size of Rhode Island.
 
2021-03-02 6:45:29 PM  

gameshowhost: minnesotaboy: [Fark user image 420x278]

Appointees of color still waiting for a party-line vote (maybe).

Deb Haaland: in fact being screwed over.

Neera Tanden: horrible nominee who is inexplicably guaranteed a position in the biden admin, no matter how much she pissed off everyone but extreme centrists in her wake of shiatlibbing


Whitehouse to withdraw Tanden's nomination tonight. Sounds like Shalanda Young's hearing today (as OMB Deputy Director) was fantastic and some Dems signaled that she was the preferred nominee for the head slot.
 
2021-03-02 6:49:52 PM  

Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".


I vote Hawley dies in a fire.
 
2021-03-02 6:50:00 PM  

Unbridled Apathy: gameshowhost: VoodooTaco: gameshowhost: Nothing better than a venture capitalist heading up the Dept of Commerce, with bipartisan support, I tells ya.

/but but education, but but trump, but but
//but but anything to avoid the issue of putting a venture capitalist where a venture capitalist shouldn't be
///uh oh now everyone knows i'm russian chinese!!@1

Way to cherry pick.  She's a former venture capitalist.  She's been doing pretty damn good job as Gov, been great with COVID.  I'm a big fan, hate to see her move on but happy for her selection.

I got a gig as the Easter bunny when I was in High School.  Doesn't mean I still invite kids to sit on my lap.

Dude, someone being confirmed 84-15 in this political environment is anything but good news. That means the vast majority of the GOP likes what she's got going for her -- the GOP has been a tub of complete wrongness for forty years.  Just because 15 pro-insurrectionists didn't vote for her doesn't mean it's good news.

/and now is where someone brings up how sanders voted for her confirmation
//but will pretend like they'd not have screamed bloody murder if sanders hadn't
///quantum bernie, both destroying and supporting the dem party, every time he votes with the dem party

Both Austin and Vilsack got over 90 "yes" votes.


Vilsack is a corporate choad.
 
2021-03-02 6:56:42 PM  

Unbridled Apathy: gameshowhost: VoodooTaco: gameshowhost: Nothing better than a venture capitalist heading up the Dept of Commerce, with bipartisan support, I tells ya.

/but but education, but but trump, but but
//but but anything to avoid the issue of putting a venture capitalist where a venture capitalist shouldn't be
///uh oh now everyone knows i'm russian chinese!!@1

Way to cherry pick.  She's a former venture capitalist.  She's been doing pretty damn good job as Gov, been great with COVID.  I'm a big fan, hate to see her move on but happy for her selection.

I got a gig as the Easter bunny when I was in High School.  Doesn't mean I still invite kids to sit on my lap.

Dude, someone being confirmed 84-15 in this political environment is anything but good news. That means the vast majority of the GOP likes what she's got going for her -- the GOP has been a tub of complete wrongness for forty years.  Just because 15 pro-insurrectionists didn't vote for her doesn't mean it's good news.

/and now is where someone brings up how sanders voted for her confirmation
//but will pretend like they'd not have screamed bloody murder if sanders hadn't
///quantum bernie, both destroying and supporting the dem party, every time he votes with the dem party

Both Austin and Vilsack got over 90 "yes" votes.


Vilsack pulled a legendary GOP-penisrub when he gave his public support for freaking ~Sonny Perdue~.  Austin rode Good Southerner bona fides the whole way.

Hardly comparable.
 
2021-03-02 7:03:51 PM  

Unbridled Apathy: gameshowhost: minnesotaboy: [Fark user image 420x278]

Appointees of color still waiting for a party-line vote (maybe).

Deb Haaland: in fact being screwed over.

Neera Tanden: horrible nominee who is inexplicably guaranteed a position in the biden admin, no matter how much she pissed off everyone but extreme centrists in her wake of shiatlibbing

Whitehouse to withdraw Tanden's nomination tonight. Sounds like Shalanda Young's hearing today (as OMB Deputy Director) was fantastic and some Dems signaled that she was the preferred nominee for the head slot.


good.cat

/she still doesn't deserve any job in the administration - that is 100% a dem party power move against progressives
 
2021-03-02 7:13:19 PM  

minnesotaboy: [Fark user image image 420x278]

Appointees of color still waiting for a party-line vote (maybe).


Some, not all. This just happened:

Senate confirms Dr. Cecilia Rouse as Chair of the Whitehouse Council of Economic Advisors 95-4.  Both Hawley and Cruz voted "Yea".

Rouse, an African-American woman, is Dean of the Princeton School of Public and Inernational Affairs at Princeton University.
 
2021-03-02 7:14:16 PM  

Unbridled Apathy: minnesotaboy: [Fark user image image 420x278]

Appointees of color still waiting for a party-line vote (maybe).

Some, not all. This just happened:

Senate confirms Dr. Cecilia Rouse as Chair of the Whitehouse Council of Economic Advisors 95-4.  Both Hawley and Cruz voted "Yea".

Rouse, an African-American woman, is Dean of the Princeton School of Public and Inernational Affairs at Princeton University.


I should note it's a cabinet-level position.
 
2021-03-02 7:17:43 PM  

ProdigalSigh: Seriously though, and yes I could Google it, but how many people are in the eighth largest municipality of Rhode Island?


At least one.

/Hi, neighbor!
//At the border of Attleborough and CF
///I like 'gina. And Raimondo.
 
2021-03-02 8:03:23 PM  

veale728: Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".

From TFA: The nay votes came from: Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Cruz, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, Josh Hawley of Missouri, John Hoeven of North Dakota, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Marco Rubio of Florida, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Rick Scott of Florida, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Richard Shelby of Alabama and and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama.

Shocker there.


Did they mention why they voted no? Not that they'll be honest, I just want to know what kind of bullshiat they'd muster.
 
2021-03-02 8:13:23 PM  

I'm an Egyptian!: veale728: Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".

From TFA: The nay votes came from: Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Cruz, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, Josh Hawley of Missouri, John Hoeven of North Dakota, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Marco Rubio of Florida, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Rick Scott of Florida, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Richard Shelby of Alabama and and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama.

Shocker there.

Did they mention why they voted no? Not that they'll be honest, I just want to know what kind of bullshiat they'd muster.


A few, like Cruz, gave speeches in the morning session about it.
 
2021-03-02 8:23:05 PM  
 
2021-03-02 8:25:14 PM  

veale728: Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".

From TFA: The nay votes came from: Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Cruz, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, Josh Hawley of Missouri, John Hoeven of North Dakota, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Marco Rubio of Florida, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Rick Scott of Florida, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Richard Shelby of Alabama and and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama.

Shocker there.


They should have to write a ten page essay on why they're voting no.  Because there's very little, if any good reason, to deny these nominations.
 
2021-03-02 8:26:42 PM  

Unbridled Apathy: I'm an Egyptian!: veale728: Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".

From TFA: The nay votes came from: Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Cruz, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, Josh Hawley of Missouri, John Hoeven of North Dakota, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Marco Rubio of Florida, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Rick Scott of Florida, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Richard Shelby of Alabama and and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama.

Shocker there.

Did they mention why they voted no? Not that they'll be honest, I just want to know what kind of bullshiat they'd muster.

A few, like Cruz, gave speeches in the morning session about it.


And what was his reason?  What were any of the reasons?

/i can't stand listening to him talk
 
2021-03-02 8:38:25 PM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: Unbridled Apathy: I'm an Egyptian!: veale728: Yaw String: Don't tell me ... let me guess ... Hawley voted "no".

From TFA: The nay votes came from: Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Cruz, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, Josh Hawley of Missouri, John Hoeven of North Dakota, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Marco Rubio of Florida, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Rick Scott of Florida, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Richard Shelby of Alabama and and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama.

Shocker there.

Did they mention why they voted no? Not that they'll be honest, I just want to know what kind of bullshiat they'd muster.

A few, like Cruz, gave speeches in the morning session about it.

And what was his reason?  What were any of the reasons?

/i can't stand listening to him talk


I can't stand it either, so I muted him.  The gist of Ted's objections tend to be "S/he refused to answer my loaded question".
 
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