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(The Daily Beast)   If Trump has his way, he's going to have the switch on the nuclear option flipped because of his growing frustration with the slow pace of the Senate's confirmation process   ( thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2018-03-22 05:34:33 PM  
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2018-03-22 05:50:35 PM  
Let's see how that works out for you come November.
 
2018-03-22 06:04:47 PM  

Demetrius: Let's see how that works out for you come November.


I don't think Democrats have too much chance of taking the Senate this time out. Goddammitsomuch.
 
2018-03-22 06:24:04 PM  
Don't you have to nominate them first, f*ckwit?
 
2018-03-22 07:26:22 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Don't you have to nominate them first, f*ckwit?


Yeah, are there very many (or any) nominations being filibustered?
 
2018-03-22 09:41:22 PM  

Iwouldhitit: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Don't you have to nominate them first, f*ckwit?

Yeah, are there very many (or any) nominations being filibustered?


Republicans only need 51 votes. And they have them. Blaming this on Democrats is absurd.
 
2018-03-22 09:54:30 PM  
Donnie, you may want to...you know what. Go for it. This could in no way, shape, or form end badly for you, your party, or your sponsors. Go for it, you Schlappswanz...

And on top of that, my best of wishes...

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2018-03-22 10:15:14 PM  
Which of his appointees does he want confirmed first? Drooper, Fleegle or Snorky?
 
2018-03-22 10:15:32 PM  
Tonight, we dine in hell!
 
2018-03-22 10:15:36 PM  
from another article
"McMaster, who replaced Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a little over a year ago, is an intensely focused intellectual whose detailed briefings, by all accounts, drove the president crazy. Trump took to mocking him openly in the Oval Office, asking other White House aides why McMaster was so serious."


That shiat should scare everyone.
 
2018-03-22 10:16:49 PM  
Who'da thought Trump would be such a promoter of egalitarianism? By getting them to a 50-vote minimum, the Senate will no longer need to be considered the upper chamber. They'll be as plebeian as the House.
 
2018-03-22 10:17:33 PM  

Demetrius: Let's see how that works out for you come November.


Bolton is going to be working for trump so I doubt November will be a worry for anyone.
Except the unlucky bastards still alive .
 
2018-03-22 10:17:57 PM  

fusillade762: Demetrius: Let's see how that works out for you come November.

I don't think Democrats have too much chance of taking the Senate this time out. Goddammitsomuch.


Depends on how many Republican Senators wind up directly link e to Russia by the time this is over.
 
2018-03-22 10:19:51 PM  

fusillade762: Iwouldhitit: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Don't you have to nominate them first, f*ckwit?

Yeah, are there very many (or any) nominations being filibustered?

Republicans only need 51 votes. And they have them. Blaming this on Democrats is absurd.


They need 3/5 (60) votes to stop a filibuster in the Senate.
 
2018-03-22 10:19:51 PM  

Balder333: from another article
"McMaster, who replaced Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a little over a year ago, is an intensely focused intellectual whose detailed briefings, by all accounts, drove the president crazy. Trump took to mocking him openly in the Oval Office, asking other White House aides why McMaster was so serious."


That shiat should scare everyone.


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HERE .  . .WE . . GO . . .
 
2018-03-22 10:26:18 PM  

fusillade762: Demetrius: Let's see how that works out for you come November.

I don't think Democrats have too much chance of taking the Senate this time out. Goddammitsomuch.


It's an unfavorable map but doable and the Democrats have been on a roll.  Jones's victory really really helped.
 
2018-03-22 10:28:12 PM  
Speaking of things going nuclear, where the fark is the McMaster/Bolton thread?  If not a Newsflash, it should have at least had a green several hours ago by now.
 
2018-03-22 10:28:57 PM  
am I the only one who cannot read subby's headline

yes to know what year toes crept up toads underwear read on the table.
 
2018-03-22 10:30:05 PM  
Would like a word...

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2018-03-22 10:30:31 PM  

NeoCortex42: Speaking of things going nuclear, where the fark is the McMaster/Bolton thread?  If not a Newsflash, it should have at least had a green several hours ago by now.


it is still trying to crawl out from under Bolton's mustache...or the dozen or so submissions all have an equal number of comments so the mods cannot decide which one is the least commented to green light?
 
2018-03-22 10:30:42 PM  
They already used the nuclear option.  That's how we got Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

The only reason Trump's nominees aren't getting through is because he can't even get the Republicans in the senate to agree to confirm them.  Or, for many of the positions, he can't get them to agree to confirm people he hasn't even nominated yet.
 
2018-03-22 10:34:09 PM  

Senseless_drivel: fusillade762: Iwouldhitit: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Don't you have to nominate them first, f*ckwit?

Yeah, are there very many (or any) nominations being filibustered?

Republicans only need 51 votes. And they have them. Blaming this on Democrats is absurd.

They need 3/5 (60) votes to stop a filibuster in the Senate.


They need 51 to end the filibuster entirely.  That's what the nuclear option is.  It works like this.

1.  D:  Imma fillabuster!
2.  R: Mr. President (of the Senate) I believe the cloture rule to be undemocratic and unconstitutional.  I would like a vote on the constitutionality of requiring 3/5ths to close debate.
3.  Vote on constitutionality of the rule happens.   Requires a simple majority to pass.
4.  If vote passes, the rule is removed and a new precedent is set.  It can never come back as it has been ruled unconstitutional.  That is why it is "nuclear" rather than "A procedural change to the rules."
 
2018-03-22 10:34:13 PM  

NeoCortex42: Speaking of things going nuclear, where the fark is the McMaster/Bolton thread?  If not a Newsflash, it should have at least had a green several hours ago by now.


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2018-03-22 10:34:53 PM  

Senseless_drivel: fusillade762: Iwouldhitit: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Don't you have to nominate them first, f*ckwit?

Yeah, are there very many (or any) nominations being filibustered?

Republicans only need 51 votes. And they have them. Blaming this on Democrats is absurd.

They need 3/5 (60) votes to stop a filibuster in the Senate.


They need 1/2 + 1 (50, plus a Pence tiebreaker) to stop a filibuster in the Senate.
 
2018-03-22 10:36:19 PM  

BorgiaGinz: Balder333: from another article
"McMaster, who replaced Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a little over a year ago, is an intensely focused intellectual whose detailed briefings, by all accounts, drove the president crazy. Trump took to mocking him openly in the Oval Office, asking other White House aides why McMaster was so serious."


That shiat should scare everyone.

[arkhamverse.com image 572x395]

HERE .  . .WE . . GO . . .


Can we create a Godwin law, but for Joker memes? I've said it before, I'll say it again: photoshopping politicians to look like The Joker is my biggest pet peeve, and it needs to stop.

Seriously, there's an entire rogue's gallery of Batman villains, and many of them are far more appropriate to compare Donald Trump to than the Joker. Take, for example, the Penguin. He's a megalomaniac, and they'd even made a movie where he ran for an elected office and talked about grabbing women by the pussies. Or how about Roland Daggett? Don't remember him. . .? He was the crooked business man from The Dark Knight rises who'd colluded with a foreign entity to take over Wayne Enterprises, but in the end, turned out to be merely an unwitting puppet. Or. . . hell, fark it. . . it'd be even be more fitting to compare Trump to Condiment King, given what an incompetent joke he is.

The point is, the Joker is a criminal genius, and an anarchist, and people should really, really, really, stop comparing politicians to him, just because he's the one villain that everybody knows, and Heath Ledger spouted off a few lines that people like to remember without context.
 
2018-03-22 10:37:51 PM  

Karac: Senseless_drivel: fusillade762: Iwouldhitit: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Don't you have to nominate them first, f*ckwit?

Yeah, are there very many (or any) nominations being filibustered?

Republicans only need 51 votes. And they have them. Blaming this on Democrats is absurd.

They need 3/5 (60) votes to stop a filibuster in the Senate.

They need 1/2 + 1 (50, plus a Pence tiebreaker) to stop a filibuster in the Senate.


With the nuclear option yeah
 
2018-03-22 10:38:19 PM  

MattytheMouse: BorgiaGinz: Balder333: from another article
"McMaster, who replaced Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a little over a year ago, is an intensely focused intellectual whose detailed briefings, by all accounts, drove the president crazy. Trump took to mocking him openly in the Oval Office, asking other White House aides why McMaster was so serious."


That shiat should scare everyone.

[arkhamverse.com image 572x395]

HERE .  . .WE . . GO . . .

Can we create a Godwin law, but for Joker memes? I've said it before, I'll say it again: photoshopping politicians to look like The Joker is my biggest pet peeve, and it needs to stop.

Seriously, there's an entire rogue's gallery of Batman villains, and many of them are far more appropriate to compare Donald Trump to than the Joker. Take, for example, the Penguin. He's a megalomaniac, and they'd even made a movie where he ran for an elected office and talked about grabbing women by the pussies. Or how about Roland Daggett? Don't remember him. . .? He was the crooked business man from The Dark Knight rises who'd colluded with a foreign entity to take over Wayne Enterprises, but in the end, turned out to be merely an unwitting puppet. Or. . . hell, fark it. . . it'd be even be more fitting to compare Trump to Condiment King, given what an incompetent joke he is.

The point is, the Joker is a criminal genius, and an anarchist, and people should really, really, really, stop comparing politicians to him, just because he's the one villain that everybody knows, and Heath Ledger spouted off a few lines that people like to remember without context.


Why so serious?
 
2018-03-22 10:39:10 PM  
"If Trump gets his way" is the beginning of a lot of bad shiat, but fortunately he rarely does get his way. What are the odds he will?
 
2018-03-22 10:42:00 PM  
Fun fact. I work at Dow. I work with Peter Wright, Trumps pick to head the EPA super fund program

I know how this is all going to play out....and I know how I'd vote if I were a senator on his confirmation..
 
2018-03-22 10:42:03 PM  

MattytheMouse: BorgiaGinz: Balder333: from another article
"McMaster, who replaced Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a little over a year ago, is an intensely focused intellectual whose detailed briefings, by all accounts, drove the president crazy. Trump took to mocking him openly in the Oval Office, asking other White House aides why McMaster was so serious."


That shiat should scare everyone.

[arkhamverse.com image 572x395]

HERE .  . .WE . . GO . . .

Can we create a Godwin law, but for Joker memes? I've said it before, I'll say it again: photoshopping politicians to look like The Joker is my biggest pet peeve, and it needs to stop.

Seriously, there's an entire rogue's gallery of Batman villains, and many of them are far more appropriate to compare Donald Trump to than the Joker. Take, for example, the Penguin. He's a megalomaniac, and they'd even made a movie where he ran for an elected office and talked about grabbing women by the pussies. Or how about Roland Daggett? Don't remember him. . .? He was the crooked business man from The Dark Knight rises who'd colluded with a foreign entity to take over Wayne Enterprises, but in the end, turned out to be merely an unwitting puppet. Or. . . hell, fark it. . . it'd be even be more fitting to compare Trump to Condiment King, given what an incompetent joke he is.

The point is, the Joker is a criminal genius, and an anarchist, and people should really, really, really, stop comparing politicians to him, just because he's the one villain that everybody knows, and Heath Ledger spouted off a few lines that people like to remember without context.


There Trump was, minding his own business in the quarry, when Mueller came nosing around.

So he threw a rock at him!

/nothing is too obscure for Fark!
 
2018-03-22 10:43:07 PM  

Karac: Senseless_drivel: fusillade762: Iwouldhitit: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Don't you have to nominate them first, f*ckwit?

Yeah, are there very many (or any) nominations being filibustered?

Republicans only need 51 votes. And they have them. Blaming this on Democrats is absurd.

They need 3/5 (60) votes to stop a filibuster in the Senate.

They need 1/2 + 1 (50, plus a Pence tiebreaker) to stop a filibuster in the Senate.


Supreme Court nominations only at this point.
 
2018-03-22 10:44:42 PM  
If the filibuster gets thrown out then they are preparing to consolidate power permanently. As in the Russian election was an appetizer for our upcoming election.

There will be no laws to save us, hope Chaos is up to the task.
 
2018-03-22 10:49:46 PM  

orclover: If the filibuster gets thrown out then they are preparing to consolidate power permanently. As in the Russian election was an appetizer for our upcoming election.

There will be no laws to save us, hope Chaos is up to the task.


I'd like to think they'd have the good sense to realize how short sighted this would be... But then I I'm like, lol and add a twinkie to the survival stash.
 
2018-03-22 10:51:42 PM  

BorgiaGinz: Balder333: from another article
"McMaster, who replaced Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a little over a year ago, is an intensely focused intellectual whose detailed briefings, by all accounts, drove the president crazy. Trump took to mocking him openly in the Oval Office, asking other White House aides why McMaster was so serious."


That shiat should scare everyone.

[arkhamverse.com image 572x395]

HERE .  . .WE . . GO . . .


"Do I look like someone with a plan?"
 
2018-03-22 10:52:00 PM  

Balder333: from another article
"McMaster, who replaced Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a little over a year ago, is an intensely focused intellectual whose detailed briefings, by all accounts, drove the president crazy. Trump took to mocking him openly in the Oval Office, asking other White House aides why McMaster was so serious."


That shiat should scare everyone.


a petulant narcissistic bully is running the show. I don't want a nuclear war, dammit.
 
2018-03-22 10:53:55 PM  

fusillade762: Iwouldhitit: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Don't you have to nominate them first, f*ckwit?

Yeah, are there very many (or any) nominations being filibustered?

Republicans only need 51 votes. And they have them. Blaming this on Democrats is absurd.


Exactly!  I think blame should start within the party, a slow methodical search for that small group of nambie-pambie RINOs that are causing the real holdups, purge them, and hold special elections to get someone more authoritarian and extreme in there.  THAT'll show those Dems.  What could possibly go wrong?

/No one ever seems to remember that changing the rules goes both ways.
//Until they git bit in the behind.
///Uheheheh...both ways.
 
2018-03-22 10:54:08 PM  

Outshined_One: MattytheMouse: BorgiaGinz: Balder333: from another article
"McMaster, who replaced Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a little over a year ago, is an intensely focused intellectual whose detailed briefings, by all accounts, drove the president crazy. Trump took to mocking him openly in the Oval Office, asking other White House aides why McMaster was so serious."


That shiat should scare everyone.

[arkhamverse.com image 572x395]

HERE .  . .WE . . GO . . .

Can we create a Godwin law, but for Joker memes? I've said it before, I'll say it again: photoshopping politicians to look like The Joker is my biggest pet peeve, and it needs to stop.

Seriously, there's an entire rogue's gallery of Batman villains, and many of them are far more appropriate to compare Donald Trump to than the Joker. Take, for example, the Penguin. He's a megalomaniac, and they'd even made a movie where he ran for an elected office and talked about grabbing women by the pussies. Or how about Roland Daggett? Don't remember him. . .? He was the crooked business man from The Dark Knight rises who'd colluded with a foreign entity to take over Wayne Enterprises, but in the end, turned out to be merely an unwitting puppet. Or. . . hell, fark it. . . it'd be even be more fitting to compare Trump to Condiment King, given what an incompetent joke he is.

The point is, the Joker is a criminal genius, and an anarchist, and people should really, really, really, stop comparing politicians to him, just because he's the one villain that everybody knows, and Heath Ledger spouted off a few lines that people like to remember without context.

There Trump was, minding his own business in the quarry, when Mueller came nosing around.

So he threw a rock at him!

/nothing is too obscure for Fark!


It was a big rock. . .

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why so serious?


It's bad to understand when people misunderstand or misappropriate actual historical icons, or classical literature that they may or may not have actually read. I'll cut Randroids a bit of a break--not really--because Ayn Rand's books are dense tomes of absolute, unedited nonsense and I can't blame people for not actually reading them, but we're talking about comic books here. In fact, we're not even talking about comic books. . . we're talking about comic book movies. The themes and character motives in a two and a half hour blockbuster movie are not hard to grasp, and I have better expectations for people than to point at every politician they don't like and say, "just like The Joker! He just wants to see the world burn!"
 
2018-03-22 10:54:24 PM  
I do.  Another CA executive admitted to knowing absentee ballot returns for several states before they were published.  More seats are going to be in play than the GOP ever imagined.
 
2018-03-22 10:54:31 PM  
Or, and this is crazy talk, maybe he could nominate people who are qualified and competent?
 
2018-03-22 10:55:37 PM  

Karate Explosion: orclover: If the filibuster gets thrown out then they are preparing to consolidate power permanently. As in the Russian election was an appetizer for our upcoming election.

There will be no laws to save us, hope Chaos is up to the task.

I'd like to think they'd have the good sense to realize how short sighted this would be... But then I I'm like, lol and add a twinkie to the survival stash.


The GOP leadership already told trump that they're not getting rid of the filibuster, because they remember what it was like to be in the minority.
 
2018-03-22 11:13:47 PM  

Balder333: from another article
"McMaster, who replaced Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a little over a year ago, is an intensely focused intellectual whose detailed briefings, by all accounts, drove the president crazy. Trump took to mocking him openly in the Oval Office, asking other White House aides why McMaster was so serious."


That shiat should scare everyone.


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Also, even more disturbing:

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2018-03-22 11:19:21 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: [verbicidemagazine.com image 287x300]


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2018-03-22 11:24:50 PM  

Senseless_drivel: fusillade762: Iwouldhitit: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Don't you have to nominate them first, f*ckwit?

Yeah, are there very many (or any) nominations being filibustered?

Republicans only need 51 votes. And they have them. Blaming this on Democrats is absurd.

They need 3/5 (60) votes to stop a filibuster in the Senate.


Not for nominations they don't.
 
2018-03-22 11:27:12 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: verbicidemagazine.com


I'm sad now.
 
2018-03-22 11:29:36 PM  
ITT: people who don't know what Godwin's law is.

"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1"

It says nothing about the acceptability or consequences of such a comparison.
 
2018-03-22 11:50:18 PM  

MattytheMouse: Outshined_One: MattytheMouse: BorgiaGinz: Balder333: from another article
"McMaster, who replaced Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a little over a year ago, is an intensely focused intellectual whose detailed briefings, by all accounts, drove the president crazy. Trump took to mocking him openly in the Oval Office, asking other White House aides why McMaster was so serious."


That shiat should scare everyone.

[arkhamverse.com image 572x395]

HERE .  . .WE . . GO . . .

Can we create a Godwin law, but for Joker memes? I've said it before, I'll say it again: photoshopping politicians to look like The Joker is my biggest pet peeve, and it needs to stop.

Seriously, there's an entire rogue's gallery of Batman villains, and many of them are far more appropriate to compare Donald Trump to than the Joker. Take, for example, the Penguin. He's a megalomaniac, and they'd even made a movie where he ran for an elected office and talked about grabbing women by the pussies. Or how about Roland Daggett? Don't remember him. . .? He was the crooked business man from The Dark Knight rises who'd colluded with a foreign entity to take over Wayne Enterprises, but in the end, turned out to be merely an unwitting puppet. Or. . . hell, fark it. . . it'd be even be more fitting to compare Trump to Condiment King, given what an incompetent joke he is.

The point is, the Joker is a criminal genius, and an anarchist, and people should really, really, really, stop comparing politicians to him, just because he's the one villain that everybody knows, and Heath Ledger spouted off a few lines that people like to remember without context.

There Trump was, minding his own business in the quarry, when Mueller came nosing around.

So he threw a rock at him!

/nothing is too obscure for Fark!

It was a big rock. . .

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why so serious?

It's bad to understand when people misunderstand or misappropriate actual historical icons, or classical literature that they may or may not have actually read. I'll cut Randroids a bit of a break--not really--because Ayn Rand's books are dense tomes of absolute, unedited nonsense and I can't blame people for not actually reading them, but we're talking about comic books here. In fact, we're not even talking about comic books. . . we're talking about comic book movies. The themes and character motives in a two and a half hour blockbuster movie are not hard to grasp, and I have better expectations for people than to point at every politician they don't like and say, "just like The Joker! He just wants to see the world burn!"


Oh, FFS
 
2018-03-23 07:30:27 AM  
"After souring the well even further by blocking Obama from placing Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court, the GOP blew up precedent yet again and deployed the nuclear option to get conservative Merrick Garland his lifetime appointment to the High Court."

/If only...
 
2018-03-23 08:16:44 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Or, and this is crazy talk, maybe he could nominate people who are qualified and competent?


None of those want to be seen with Trump.
 
2018-03-23 08:30:58 AM  

Senseless_drivel: Karac: Senseless_drivel: fusillade762: Iwouldhitit: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Don't you have to nominate them first, f*ckwit?

Yeah, are there very many (or any) nominations being filibustered?

Republicans only need 51 votes. And they have them. Blaming this on Democrats is absurd.

They need 3/5 (60) votes to stop a filibuster in the Senate.

They need 1/2 + 1 (50, plus a Pence tiebreaker) to stop a filibuster in the Senate.

Supreme Court nominations only at this point.


So you think they'll be willing to go nuclear over a Supreme Court seat, but they'll hold themselves in check over the assistant undersecretary to some cabinet post?
 
2018-03-23 08:49:16 AM  

Dictatorial_Flair: demaL-demaL-yeH: Or, and this is crazy talk, maybe he could nominate people who are qualified and competent?

None of those want to be seen with Trump.


Donnie's boss won't let him hire those people anyway. It ruins the whole vibe of Operation Chaos to even have an island of American competency...which is why he's really pushing to get Mueller out...
 
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