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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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I've been keeping an INFORMAL count, but Kim Kardashian's ass is getting more headlines than the GOP

Just sayin'...

"Conservatives: Let’s Prove We Can Govern by Shutting Down the Government and Impeaching Obama"

Conservatives: Let’s Prove We Can Govern by Shutting Down the Government and Impeaching Obama



http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/11/conservatives-lets-shut-down-and-impeach.html

In the wake of the midterm elections, Republicans said they would prove they could govern. This did not, in contrast to the flickering hopes of bipartisans, mean that they would start passing business-friendly reform bills that Obama would sign. It meant they would keep the kooks locked in the basement. Republicans had swept the elections by making politics boring, relentlessly policing their nominees from uttering any controversial statements, and grinding Washington to a halt. The Republican plan for the next two years was continued, boring gridlock. No shutdowns, no impeachment.

But just a week and a half after the elections, the kooks are pounding on the door.

The cycle of events was set off by President Obama snubbing the traditional ritual of penitence at his post-midterm press conference, crediting the Republicans with merely a “good night” rather than supplying them with a brandable term like “thumpin’” or “shellacking,” and generally acting unchastened. He followed this up with a series of steps that displayed a desire to continue acting like the president rather than waiting quietly for his term to end: He endorsed vigorous support for net neutrality, secured a major climate agreement with China, and plans a major liberalization of immigration law through executive action.

Obama’s forthcoming immigration plan, in particular, is the thing most likely to set off the Republican right. The main reason is that Republicans have a legitimate cause for complaint on procedural grounds. Obama may have a sound legal basis for his proposed actions, but he would be stretching executive branch power in new and potentially disturbing ways. Selective refusal to enforce laws, even if legally permissable, opens up vast new avenues of presidential power.

Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)...dear GOD, what a WHINY, petulant little fuck.

Whining about immigration on Chris Hayes' show.

"HE COULD HAVE DONE IT IN 2010 or 2011!

WHY?

WHY DIDN'T HE?

WHY?

HE COULD HAVE DONE IT, BUT HE DIDN'T!

HE DOESN'T HAVE THE AUTHORITY!

WHY?

WHY???"



BREAKING: Boehner changes name to "Johnny Ringo," tells President "Alright, Lunger, let's DO it"

That was ONE smirky, arrogant press conference.



Additional proof...AS IF YOU NEEDED IT...that John Cleese is a legend among legends.





Wouldn't hold out much hope for the tape deck though. Or the Creedence.







Republicans take a break from their victory kegger to piss on the climate deal

Republicans Slam China Climate Deal As They Welcome Their Senate Majority



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/12/obama-china-congress_n_6145904.html

WASHINGTON -- The only climate change Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was interested in Wednesday was the one coming to the U.S. Senate, as he greeted a new crop of GOP senators-elect on Capitol Hill.

As for President Barack Obama's announcement on Wednesday of a climate agreement with China, McConnell was far less impressed, and slammed the White House for ignoring the desires of the GOP.

The likely Senate majority leader's warm welcome of new Republican lawmakers, coupled with his harsh assessment of Obama, was the latest sign suggesting that the relationship between Congress and the White House will be even more contentious over the next two years.

McConnell, however, cast it differently.

The only things missing in this stunning, intimate portrait are the prison bars and orange jumpsuits

George W. Bush Made This Portrait Of His Dad And Himself

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/10/george-bush-painting_n_6134250.html



Speaking about the painting, Bush told Guthrie that he wanted to capture his feelings for the elder Bush -- feelings that he elaborates on at greater length in his new book, 41: A Portrait of My Father, slated for release this week.

"I was proud to be standing next to a man I admired greatly," Bush said, adding that he struggled to get the noses right. "I tried to paint a gentle soul, and I did."

Tom Cole (R-OK): Impeachment "a Democratic fantasy," Repubs only discuss in response to Dems



Just now on MSNBC.

Said Republicans "never discuss impeachment."

Was corrected by the MSNBC host.

Cole then smirked and said "Very, very seldom, and only in response to something said by a Democrat," called it a "Democratic fantasy."

"I'd never condone Nazism in my art. One of my best friends happen to be Jewish."




Nicki Minaj Addresses Nazism Accusations in 'Only' Video

"I didn't come up with the concept, but I'm very sorry and take full responsibility if it has offended anyone," says rapper. "I'd never condone Nazism in my art"

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/nicki-minaj-addresses-nazism-accusations-in-only-video-20141111

By Kory Grow | November 11, 2014

Update: "Only" lyric video director Jeffrey Osborne has said he will not apologize for the clip.

Nicki Minaj's lyric video for "Only," which also features Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown on the track, sparked the ire of the Anti-Defamation League recently when the organization's director, Abraham H. Foxman – a Holocaust survivor – called it "a new low for pop culture's exploitation of Nazi symbolism." The animated video shows a horde of soldiers all with red armbands assembling around long, red banners displaying a Young Money logo that have been compared by some to a swastika. Minaj, who is depicted as a leather-clad dictator in the clip, replied to the accusations via Twitter.

"The artist who made the video for 'Only' was influenced by a cartoon on Cartoon Network called Metalocalypse and (the non–Cartoon Network-affiliated movie and graphic novel) Sin City," she wrote. "Both the producer and person in charge of overseeing the lyric video (one of my best friends and videographer: A. Loucas), happen to be Jewish. I didn't come up with the concept, but I'm very sorry and take full responsibility if it has offended anyone. I'd never condone Nazism in my art."

Foxman condemned the video not just for its imagery, but for the tactlessness of releasing the video on the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass" pogrom in which tens of thousands of Jews were brought to concentration camps and more than 1,000 synagogues were burned, signaling the beginning of the Holocaust.
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