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2018-04-24 08:57:06 AM  
My mother has bipartisan implications, but she manages it well with medication.
 
2018-04-24 10:00:11 AM  
I am hoping she breast fed the baby while on the Hill.
 
2018-04-24 10:20:13 AM  
It seems awfully late in the history of our great nation that this just now has become a norm.
 
2018-04-24 10:52:20 AM  
If children aren't allowed on the Senate floor during votes, how do half the Republicans vote?
 
2018-04-24 12:37:55 PM  
Except for the fact that women are fleeing the GOP right now...yeah, it could but first you're going to have to find a GOP Congresswoman of child-bearing years...
 
2018-04-24 12:50:43 PM  
Boobies tag out on milk-pump break?
 
TWX
2018-04-24 02:41:41 PM  
It's interesting that Ms. Lips disagrees with Duckworth except when it's personally convenient for her to agree with her. Lips claims to be conservative but she wants the rights and privileges that her party would deny her and that the party she opposes would give her. Does not compute.
 
2018-04-24 02:42:26 PM  
Bowlsbey?
 
2018-04-24 02:46:18 PM  
I hope Duckworth rolls for president in 2020. She's smart, tough, ethical and Patriotic to the point of giving up body parts for her country. 

This would make her a stunning contrast to Cadet Bone Spurs, who dodged the draft and shiats on our heroes. It would also contrast well with Secretary Clinton, who authorized the very war during which Duckworth lost her limbs.
 
2018-04-24 02:46:31 PM  

foo monkey: If children aren't allowed on the Senate floor during votes, how do half the Republicans vote?


The other half of Republicans invoke the Hastert Rule.
 
2018-04-24 02:47:41 PM  

foo monkey: If children aren't allowed on the Senate floor during votes, how do half the Republicans vote?


Being an asshole takes precedence over childishness.
 
2018-04-24 02:48:47 PM  
Sen. Duckworth is a legitimate Grade A American badass as a soldier, a senator, and now a mother. I hope she aspires to higher office.
 
TWX
2018-04-24 02:48:58 PM  

King Something: foo monkey: If children aren't allowed on the Senate floor during votes, how do half the Republicans vote?

The other half of Republicans invoke the Hastert Rule.


Which one? The actual one that governed in-chamber behavior, or the sort of unofficial one that he was ultimately charged and convicted on?
 
2018-04-24 02:50:29 PM  

foo monkey: If children aren't allowed on the Senate floor during votes, how do half the Republicans vote?


Interns?

/wait a minute...
//rethinks that
/// dammit!
 
2018-04-24 02:53:50 PM  

TWX: King Something: foo monkey: If children aren't allowed on the Senate floor during votes, how do half the Republicans vote?

The other half of Republicans invoke the Hastert Rule.

Which one? The actual one that governed in-chamber behavior, or the sort of unofficial one that he was ultimately charged and convicted on?


Yes.
 
2018-04-24 02:54:35 PM  

TWX: It's interesting that Ms. Lips disagrees with Duckworth except when it's personally convenient for her to agree with her. Lips claims to be conservative but she wants the rights and privileges that her party would deny her and that the party she opposes would give her. Does not compute.


It never computes for any minority in the GOP. Gay/lesbian? Person of color? Female? Foreign born? It makes no sense to be part of the GOP. The one former "unifier" plank that all others might have at one time could agree to, fiscal responsibility, has never been met since, well, ever.*

Now, the GOP doesn't have a reputation for fiscal responsibility, no reputation for fairness and justice, nothing on equality. The only reason anyone would join the GOP now is to see how much they can grift while the grifting is good. It's the party of boorish selfishness.

*Ok, maybe during parts of the Eisenhower administration. But then, he spent like a drunken sailor on shore leave, so that's hardly fiscal responsibility in the nature the modern-day GOP would claim. Back then, Eisenhower's argument was guns vs butter: every dollar spent on bullets and planes is a dollar not spent on school lunch and books. And he wanted to spend them on the latter, while still catering to the former.
 
TWX
2018-04-24 02:57:09 PM  

dericwater: TWX: It's interesting that Ms. Lips disagrees with Duckworth except when it's personally convenient for her to agree with her. Lips claims to be conservative but she wants the rights and privileges that her party would deny her and that the party she opposes would give her. Does not compute.

It never computes for any minority in the GOP. Gay/lesbian? Person of color? Female? Foreign born? It makes no sense to be part of the GOP. The one former "unifier" plank that all others might have at one time could agree to, fiscal responsibility, has never been met since, well, ever.*

Now, the GOP doesn't have a reputation for fiscal responsibility, no reputation for fairness and justice, nothing on equality. The only reason anyone would join the GOP now is to see how much they can grift while the grifting is good. It's the party of boorish selfishness.

*Ok, maybe during parts of the Eisenhower administration. But then, he spent like a drunken sailor on shore leave, so that's hardly fiscal responsibility in the nature the modern-day GOP would claim. Back then, Eisenhower's argument was guns vs butter: every dollar spent on bullets and planes is a dollar not spent on school lunch and books. And he wanted to spend them on the latter, while still catering to the former.


Not to mention that the top bracket tax rate during Eisenhower was 91% in order to pay for the cost of the war and all of those war bonds that were sold. Somehow the rich still managed to get by and be rich even with that tax bracket hovering over them. Hmmm...
 
2018-04-24 03:02:37 PM  

TWX: King Something: foo monkey: If children aren't allowed on the Senate floor during votes, how do half the Republicans vote?

The other half of Republicans invoke the Hastert Rule.

Which one? The actual one that governed in-chamber behavior, or the sort of unofficial one that he was ultimately charged and convicted on?


It's almost like beliefs regarding basic farking consent bleed into every aspect of life and governance...
 
2018-04-24 03:05:44 PM  

TWX: It's interesting that Ms. Lips disagrees with Duckworth except when it's personally convenient for her to agree with her. Lips claims to be conservative but she wants the rights and privileges that her party would deny her and that the party she opposes would give her. Does not compute.


Are you questioning Karin Lips' "Enlightenment?"  I'll not stand for it!
 
2018-04-24 03:06:07 PM  
I like Tammy a lot and I'd happily vote for her, but she certainly broke the awful baby names barrier with that one.

That kid is going to be stuck being "Minnie Pearl" Bowlsley for the rest of her life and sooner or later she'll want to go back in time and kick her mom's ass for it.

/that's HEDLEY Lamarr
 
2018-04-24 03:10:07 PM  

Phil McKraken: I hope Duckworth rolls for president in 2020. She's smart, tough, ethical and Patriotic to the point of giving up body parts for her country. 

This would make her a stunning contrast to Cadet Bone Spurs, who dodged the draft and shiats on our heroes. It would also contrast well with Secretary Clinton, who authorized the very war during which Duckworth lost her limbs.


I think it's pretty clear that the world of the Presidency is too hard to juggle with the the duties of being a full time mom. I'd rather have someone in office who can continue to focus 100% of his time on executing the laws of the country and making it great little by little every day.
 
2018-04-24 03:12:30 PM  

TWX: It's interesting that Ms. Lips disagrees with Duckworth except when it's personally convenient for her to agree with her. Lips claims to be conservative but she wants the rights and privileges that her party would deny her and that the party she opposes would give her. Does not compute.


Wait.  Waitwaitwait.  A selfish, hypocritical, willfully ignorant *(R)*?  _And_ suffering from "now that it applies to me, it's ok"-ism?  Unheard of!!

Where's the Newsflash tag when you -really- need it??
 
2018-04-24 03:13:54 PM  
"Duckworth doesn't usually vote the way I'd like her to, but I don't want her to lose her job because her newborn caused her to miss votes. I'd rather help defeat her on the issues." How charming.
 
2018-04-24 03:14:32 PM  

TWX: It's interesting that Ms. Lips disagrees with Duckworth except when it's personally convenient for her to agree with her. Lips claims to be conservative but she wants the rights and privileges that her party would deny her and that the party she opposes would give her. Does not compute.


Didn't read the byline, so I was a bit confused by her name in this comment.  I know it's bad form to comment on looks, but in the interest of keeping old memes alive, she looks homeschooled.

/That poor girl is the first image search for "fark homeschooled"
//Luckily, the photoshops aren't
///3s
 
2018-04-24 03:15:40 PM  

JerkStore: I like Tammy a lot and I'd happily vote for her, but she certainly broke the awful baby names barrier with that one.

That kid is going to be stuck being "Minnie Pearl" Bowlsley for the rest of her life and sooner or later she'll want to go back in time and kick her mom's ass for it.

/that's HEDLEY Lamarr


People her kid's age aren't gonna know who the fark Minnie Pearl was by the time she's old enough to have peers. People my age barely remember.
 
2018-04-24 03:16:15 PM  

snowshovel: Phil McKraken: I hope Duckworth rolls for president in 2020. She's smart, tough, ethical and Patriotic to the point of giving up body parts for her country. 

This would make her a stunning contrast to Cadet Bone Spurs, who dodged the draft and shiats on our heroes. It would also contrast well with Secretary Clinton, who authorized the very war during which Duckworth lost her limbs.

I think it's pretty clear that the world of the Presidency is too hard to juggle with the the duties of being a full time mom. I'd rather have someone in office who can continue to focus 100% of his time on executing the laws of the country and making it great little by little every day.


Instead of say, golfing at their private resort quite frequently or engaging in twitter diplomacy?
 
2018-04-24 03:17:12 PM  
As a rule Republicans are abstinence only so they are breeding like rabbits high on meth and viagra
 
2018-04-24 03:17:21 PM  

edmo: It seems awfully late in the history of our great nation that this just now has become a norm.


Well when anyone in normal birthing years wouldn't be running for senate or congress really.

Duckworth is 50. Not that many folks in their 50s still pumping out kids.

What's the average age of senator?
 
2018-04-24 03:18:54 PM  

kindms: edmo: It seems awfully late in the history of our great nation that this just now has become a norm.

Well when anyone in normal birthing years wouldn't be running for senate or congress really.

Duckworth is 50. Not that many folks in their 50s still pumping out kids.

What's the average age of senator?


57 years avg congress
61 senate
 
TWX
2018-04-24 03:19:20 PM  

Where wolf: Didn't read the byline, so I was a bit confused by her name in this comment. I know it's bad form to comment on looks, but in the interest of keeping old memes alive, she looks homeschooled.


I didn't look up a picture of her until your comment. To me she just looks ordinary.
 
2018-04-24 03:23:51 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker:

People her kid's age aren't gonna know who the fark Minnie Pearl was by the time she's old enough to have peers. People my age barely remember.


Well, that's a fine HOW-DEEEEE
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2018-04-24 03:24:16 PM  

snowshovel: I think it's pretty clear that the world of the Presidency is too hard to juggle with the the duties of being a full time mom. I'd rather have someone in office who can continue to focus 100% of his time on executing the laws of the country and making it great little by little every day.


What a load of bullshiat. Rich and important folks have people that get paid to take care of the children for them. You're basically saying Trump can't be president because he'll have less time to play catch and Playstation with Barron.
 
2018-04-24 03:26:36 PM  
Hero indeed
 
2018-04-24 03:30:27 PM  

TWX: It's interesting that Ms. Lips disagrees with Duckworth except when it's personally convenient for her to agree with her. Lips claims to be conservative but she wants the rights and privileges that her party would deny her and that the party she opposes would give her. Does not compute.


See the Log Cabin Republicans
 
2018-04-24 03:31:22 PM  

JerkStore: I like Tammy a lot and I'd happily vote for her, but she certainly broke the awful baby names barrier with that one.

That kid is going to be stuck being "Minnie Pearl" Bowlsley for the rest of her life and sooner or later she'll want to go back in time and kick her mom's ass for it.

/that's HEDLEY Lamarr


I can guarantee you no one below the age of older than dirt even know who Minnie Pearl was.  But kids can take any name and turn it into something stupid.   Try Ann.   Annie Fannie, Anna Banana, etc.   Kids grow out of it, except for Trump and Bush, Jr.
 
TWX
2018-04-24 03:32:15 PM  

IHadMeAVision: snowshovel: I think it's pretty clear that the world of the Presidency is too hard to juggle with the the duties of being a full time mom. I'd rather have someone in office who can continue to focus 100% of his time on executing the laws of the country and making it great little by little every day.

What a load of bullshiat. Rich and important folks have people that get paid to take care of the children for them. You're basically saying Trump can't be president because he'll have less time to play catch and Playstation with Barron.


$400,000 per year can easily pay for a series of au pairs to work around the clock and still leave money left over for salary. Besides, how did the staff of the White House previously work with the children of the President?
 
2018-04-24 03:33:47 PM  

Where wolf: TWX: It's interesting that Ms. Lips disagrees with Duckworth except when it's personally convenient for her to agree with her. Lips claims to be conservative but she wants the rights and privileges that her party would deny her and that the party she opposes would give her. Does not compute.

Didn't read the byline, so I was a bit confused by her name in this comment.  I know it's bad form to comment on looks, but in the interest of keeping old memes alive, she looks homeschooled.

/That poor girl is the first image search for "fark homeschooled"
//Luckily, the photoshops aren't
///3s


Is she the fivehead gal?
 
2018-04-24 03:36:08 PM  

gnosis301: Bowlsbey?


Huh..Isn't this the name of Beyoncé's bong?
 
2018-04-24 03:37:20 PM  

dericwater: It never computes for any minority in the GOP. Gay/lesbian? Person of color? Female? Foreign born? It makes no sense to be part of the GOP. The one former "unifier" plank that all others might have at one time could agree to, fiscal responsibility, has never been met since, well, ever.*

Now, the GOP doesn't have a reputation for fiscal responsibility, no reputation for fairness and justice, nothing on equality. The only reason anyone would join the GOP now is to see how much they can grift while the grifting is good. It's the party of boorish selfishness.


You're forgetting the other unifying plank: Hatred of liberals.

That's literally the party platform. Everything else they say is either preceded or followed by a remark attacking liberals.
 
2018-04-24 03:40:33 PM  

Where wolf: TWX: It's interesting that Ms. Lips disagrees with Duckworth except when it's personally convenient for her to agree with her. Lips claims to be conservative but she wants the rights and privileges that her party would deny her and that the party she opposes would give her. Does not compute.

Didn't read the byline, so I was a bit confused by her name in this comment.  I know it's bad form to comment on looks, but in the interest of keeping old memes alive, she looks homeschooled.

/That poor girl is the first image search for "fark homeschooled"
//Luckily, the photoshops aren't
///3s


GIS for Fark homeschooled Google suggested Fark homeschooled wife so I took their suggestion

And

Why does those three words return so many pics of tween girls?
What the hell is Fark known for?
 
2018-04-24 03:41:46 PM  

TWX: IHadMeAVision: snowshovel: I think it's pretty clear that the world of the Presidency is too hard to juggle with the the duties of being a full time mom. I'd rather have someone in office who can continue to focus 100% of his time on executing the laws of the country and making it great little by little every day.

What a load of bullshiat. Rich and important folks have people that get paid to take care of the children for them. You're basically saying Trump can't be president because he'll have less time to play catch and Playstation with Barron.

$400,000 per year can easily pay for a series of au pairs to work around the clock and still leave money left over for salary. Besides, how did the staff of the White House previously work with the children of the President?


Not sure, but there are some pretty adorable pics of children in the Oval Office, from JFK to Obama.
 
2018-04-24 03:48:31 PM  

spongeboob: Where wolf: TWX: It's interesting that Ms. Lips disagrees with Duckworth except when it's personally convenient for her to agree with her. Lips claims to be conservative but she wants the rights and privileges that her party would deny her and that the party she opposes would give her. Does not compute.

Didn't read the byline, so I was a bit confused by her name in this comment.  I know it's bad form to comment on looks, but in the interest of keeping old memes alive, she looks homeschooled.

/That poor girl is the first image search for "fark homeschooled"
//Luckily, the photoshops aren't
///3s

GIS for Fark homeschooled Google suggested Fark homeschooled wife so I took their suggestion

And

Why does those three words return so many pics of tween girls?
What the hell is Fark known for?


There was an ancient thread where a user bragged about his hot, homeschooled wife. He made the mistake of posting her pic (the black-and-white one in the GIS) and a few folks who thought she was very toothy took it upon themselves to start photoshopping her with bigger and bigger smiles. Now her image pops up randomly in any thread about homeschooling.

As to the tweens, I'm guessing that's GIS picking up on homeschooled and the various stock photos and mommy blogs.
 
2018-04-24 03:49:29 PM  

TWX: IHadMeAVision: snowshovel: I think it's pretty clear that the world of the Presidency is too hard to juggle with the the duties of being a full time mom. I'd rather have someone in office who can continue to focus 100% of his time on executing the laws of the country and making it great little by little every day.

What a load of bullshiat. Rich and important folks have people that get paid to take care of the children for them. You're basically saying Trump can't be president because he'll have less time to play catch and Playstation with Barron.

$400,000 per year can easily pay for a series of au pairs to work around the clock and still leave money left over for salary. Besides, how did the staff of the White House previously work with the children of the President?


If you can afford au pairs to do your parenting duties, then you really aren't connecting with real America who can barely afford food to feed their kids. There's a reason why people relate to Melania.
 
2018-04-24 03:50:25 PM  

TWX: It's interesting that Ms. Lips disagrees with Duckworth except when it's personally convenient for her to agree with her. Lips claims to be conservative but she wants the rights and privileges that her party would deny her and that the party she opposes would give her. Does not compute.


You had me at duckworth lips...
 
2018-04-24 03:54:31 PM  

snowshovel: TWX: IHadMeAVision: snowshovel: I think it's pretty clear that the world of the Presidency is too hard to juggle with the the duties of being a full time mom. I'd rather have someone in office who can continue to focus 100% of his time on executing the laws of the country and making it great little by little every day.

What a load of bullshiat. Rich and important folks have people that get paid to take care of the children for them. You're basically saying Trump can't be president because he'll have less time to play catch and Playstation with Barron.

$400,000 per year can easily pay for a series of au pairs to work around the clock and still leave money left over for salary. Besides, how did the staff of the White House previously work with the children of the President?

If you can afford au pairs to do your parenting duties, then you really aren't connecting with real America who can barely afford food to feed their kids. There's a reason why people relate to Melania.


Stahp
 
2018-04-24 03:56:03 PM  

spongeboob: TWX: It's interesting that Ms. Lips disagrees with Duckworth except when it's personally convenient for her to agree with her. Lips claims to be conservative but she wants the rights and privileges that her party would deny her and that the party she opposes would give her. Does not compute.

See the Log Cabin Republicans


Standing outside calling names and throwing rocks at the windows rarely wins people over to your way of thinking. It's easier to implement change from the inside.

It's already been done in a negative way. Over the years, the Republican party has decayed into something verrrry different from ye olde "Party of Lincoln", no thanks to racist southern Democrats switching parties during the 60s, and the increased influence of politically active evangelists during the 80s, and I think it's safe to say most of us aren't too keen on its current incarnation. Instead of smugly condemning gays/women/minorities/etc who are working to make the GOP more inclusive of everyone, I'm all in favor of their efforts. Bigots shouldn't feel they're represented by any party, and the quickest way to shut them down is to shove them out.
 
TWX
2018-04-24 03:56:18 PM  

snowshovel: TWX: IHadMeAVision: snowshovel: I think it's pretty clear that the world of the Presidency is too hard to juggle with the the duties of being a full time mom. I'd rather have someone in office who can continue to focus 100% of his time on executing the laws of the country and making it great little by little every day.

What a load of bullshiat. Rich and important folks have people that get paid to take care of the children for them. You're basically saying Trump can't be president because he'll have less time to play catch and Playstation with Barron.

$400,000 per year can easily pay for a series of au pairs to work around the clock and still leave money left over for salary. Besides, how did the staff of the White House previously work with the children of the President?

If you can afford au pairs to do your parenting duties, then you really aren't connecting with real America who can barely afford food to feed their kids. There's a reason why people relate to Melania.


People making $400,000 per year, "really aren't connecting with real America," either by your standard. What's your point again?
 
2018-04-24 03:57:55 PM  
Many won't like this, but there are some places children should not be. And no I'm not making any kind of crotchfruit or breeder statement.

Take just about any job you can think of, and they won't let you bring a baby to work, at least not on a non emergency basis. Would you park a baby at a machine shop or a restaurant? No. And senate decisions affect hundreds of millions of people. There is a lot of glacialness in government, and it's not all bad; we shouldn't rush to judgement on any issue.

But if deliberations, hearings, or votes are delayed because babby needs changed or fed, its time to get a nanny.
 
TWX
2018-04-24 04:00:16 PM  

EdgeRunner: spongeboob: TWX: It's interesting that Ms. Lips disagrees with Duckworth except when it's personally convenient for her to agree with her. Lips claims to be conservative but she wants the rights and privileges that her party would deny her and that the party she opposes would give her. Does not compute.

See the Log Cabin Republicans

Standing outside calling names and throwing rocks at the windows rarely wins people over to your way of thinking. It's easier to implement change from the inside.

It's already been done in a negative way. Over the years, the Republican party has decayed into something verrrry different from ye olde "Party of Lincoln", no thanks to racist southern Democrats switching parties during the 60s, and the increased influence of politically active evangelists during the 80s, and I think it's safe to say most of us aren't too keen on its current incarnation. Instead of smugly condemning gays/women/minorities/etc who are working to make the GOP more inclusive of everyone, I'm all in favor of their efforts. Bigots shouldn't feel they're represented by any party, and the quickest way to shut them down is to shove them out.


Please enlighten us as to the fruit of their efforts working from the inside.

/we stop giving high marks solely for effort after elementary school
 
2018-04-24 04:01:35 PM  

TechCom: Many won't like this, but there are some places children should not be. And no I'm not making any kind of crotchfruit or breeder statement.

Take just about any job you can think of, and they won't let you bring a baby to work, at least not on a non emergency basis. Would you park a baby at a machine shop or a restaurant? No. And senate decisions affect hundreds of millions of people. There is a lot of glacialness in government, and it's not all bad; we shouldn't rush to judgement on any issue.

But if deliberations, hearings, or votes are delayed because babby needs changed or fed, its time to get a nanny.


The last thread about Duckworths kid started with a comment like this.

I just want to say: good luck.
 
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