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pilodialcyst 438 posts  |  Last Activity: 1 hour 54 minutes ago Member since: Apr 7, 2004
  • Legacy is all about what you do at the end of your tenure, and Boehner is no different. The resident crazies are in head explosion mode. Well done President Obama, well done indeed.

    WASHINGTON -- Just before midnight on Monday, congressional lawmakers and the White House tentatively agreed on a major budget deal that would end such standoffs in the Obama presidency and solve a potentially catastrophic debt default coming within days.

    Several aides said that, absent last-minute drama, it could be voted on by the House as early as Wednesday and by the Senate a day later. That would place it on the docket at roughly the same time that House lawmakers vote on Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as their new speaker.

    "Patience is a virtue," said one congressional source, when asked about the timing of the deal. "We are still on track."

    Under the arrangement detailed by congressional aides, the debt limit, predicted to be hit on Nov. 3, would be extended into March 2017 -- well into the next president's term.

    Additionally, over the next two years, government spending would rise $80 billion above the caps that sequestration currently allows. That money would be doled out evenly between defense and non-defense accounts, with $50 billion budgeted for the first year and $30 billion for the second.

    On top of that, the bill would include $32 billion for the overseas contingency fund -- a veritable piggybank for administrations to cover the costs of wars -- split over the next two years. That would bring the deal's total spending increase to $112 billion over two years.

    A congressional aide noted that these spending levels are far greater than the $63 billion from two years of sequestration relief passed during the last deal hammered out by Rep. Ryan and Sen. Patty Murrary (D-Wash.) at the end of 2013. Unlike that deal, this one has been negotiated largely in secret between top leaders from each chamber.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    Oh, NOOOOOO, the Kochs are DISPLEASED

    by i_hate_the_gop2015 Oct 25, 2015 11:50 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Oct 27, 2015 9:43 AM Flag

    You are my superior, but I must ask this, the Government has laws/regulations and the enforcement wing of agencies to compel the effected of those codes to selectively endorse or create an economic moat for companies in its favor.

    Well how does the federal government selectively endorse one business over another.

    Please explain without talking points from the Fox News Liars.

    Also show an example of a business that was selectively endorsed and a business that was specifically shut down because it was selectively deemed to fail.

    DON'T run away.

  • Although ho will only win Iowa, Ben Carson is a far right wing lunatic. To briefly recap, the retired right-wing neurosurgeon argued last week that he doesn’t want to shut down the federal Department of Education; he’d prefer to turn it into an investigatory body in which it would “monitor our institutions of higher education for extreme political bias.” If a Carson administration decided it disapproved of the “extreme” political speech on a university campus, the school would lose its federal funding.
    On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Chuck Todd tried to pin Carson down on this bizarre plan. The GOP candidate – currently, a top tier contender – insisted, “This is not just spouting off; I’ve thought about this.”

    What a relief.

    HAAAAAA!!! Another Santorum or Huck-a-Fraud..... going no where fast.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Oct 26, 2015 2:36 PM Flag

    Garlands of Gonads - The organization cannot do anything other than social service as in helping the poor and delivering services to the poor. It is very clear.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    Traitor Trey is having ANOTHER sad

    by pilodialcyst Oct 26, 2015 2:31 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Oct 26, 2015 2:34 PM Flag

    So, exactly how stupid is Traitor Trey?

    He is saying that a secretary of state should personally review the security arrangements of every diplomatic mission in the department's purview. Here's a list of the State Department's 307 embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions around the globe.

    So Gowdy thinks that the secretary of state needs to determine whether six foot walls are adequate for each of those 307 facilities, or whether they should be eight feet tall? Where security cameras should be placed? What kind of glass to use? The size of the compound's security detail? The placement of physical anti-vehicle barriers? The adequacy of local law enforcement coverage? Contingency plans in case of attack or natural disaster?

    And let's say she gives each diplomatic facility one day of attention, which is clearly inadequate for such an important task. That would take about a year and a half, accounting for weekends and holidays. So ... what about the other stuff the secretary of state is actually tasked with doing—like conducting foreign policy, negotiating treaties, mediating conflicts, etc.?

    I mean, if Gowdy really believes the secretary of state should be individually reviewing the security details of every diplomatic mission, he is dumber than he already looks. But of course, he doesn't. This is more flailing from someone desperately trying to inflict political damage on Hillary Clinton.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • "Hillary made the committee look like idiots, and that's not fair". Poor Traitor Trey


    A jumbled mess of conspiracy theories, irrelevant tangents, and politically-motivated attacks.

    That is what happened when Hillary demanded a public accounting. The slime that makes up the Republican Party was exposed to the light of day and TV camera's. It didn't go well, and Traitor Trey is BLAMING that nasty Hillary and her schemes.


    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Oh, NOOOOOO, the Kochs are DISPLEASED

    by i_hate_the_gop2015 Oct 25, 2015 11:50 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Oct 26, 2015 7:14 AM Flag

    lease fees, or buy the panels outright. Google pays the employees of their solar branch. They built a huge manufacturing and research facility that is totally solar and wind powered just west of Fort Worth.

    The Kochs have not been able to buy a regulation that taxes Texas residents who buy solar and sell the excess electricity back to TXU.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • HAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

    Jeb Bush will attend a finance meeting this weekend in Houston convened by former President George H. W. Bush and attended by Bush's brother, former President George W. Bush, CBS News has learned.
    The session, designed to assess where Bush's candidacy stands in the face of large-scale staff cutbacks and underwhelming poll numbers, will also be attended by Bush's mother, Barbara Bush.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The FBI has concluded that the IRS did nothing wrong. Lois Lerner was only doing her job.

    Some "scandal"


    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    pilodialcyst might leave the MO message board

    by crueloption Oct 23, 2015 10:29 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Oct 23, 2015 10:42 AM Flag

    My hobby is CRUSHING your kind. It is interesting that your kind have no idea how stupid they are. See, there is no defense for conservatism.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • (CNN)With 200-mph sustained winds and even more powerful gusts, Hurricane Patricia was the strongest hurricane ever recorded by the U.S. National Hurricane Center as it bore down Friday on Mexico's Pacific coast.

    The Miami-based meteorological center, in its 8 a.m. advisory, warned of a "potentially catastrophic landfall in southwestern Mexico" later Friday. While its strength could fluctuate, "Patricia is expected to remain an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane through landfall."

    Patricia has potential to cause massive death and destruction to a large swath of the Mexican Pacific coast, including the tourist hot spots of Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco.

    Citing observations by hurricane hunters, Patricia is "the strongest hurricane on record in the National Hurricane Center's area of responsibility (AOR) which includes the Atlantic and the eastern North Pacific basins," according to a Friday morning forecast discussion.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Sounds so strong. Well done Hillary, Well done indeed.

    Bernie Sanders as AG. Wall street will be in prison.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Oct 23, 2015 9:26 AM Flag

    Oooooohhh, did I strike a nerve?


    When you can't defend the indefensible, you chase rabbit holes, and get stuck in the intellectual weeds.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • NONE of those home schooled, uneducated white she-males and women actually knew how the State Department actually functions. The ignorance of the committee members was striking and shocking. Since no investigators were hired, and the military and defense departments were not included, it can ONLY be assumed that the committee was a political witch hunt..... and it failed miserably.

    Get used to Hillary Clinton, Commander-In-Chief

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    Incompetent or Liars?

    by financekid299 Oct 22, 2015 10:20 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Oct 22, 2015 10:27 PM Flag

    Hillary OWNED the mellon-heads in the GOP.

    How bad were the Republicans? The Fox News Liars are acting as if the hearing NEVER OCCURRED. Megan Kelly was having a real sad.


    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst by pilodialcyst Oct 22, 2015 10:18 PM Flag

    Hillary OWNED all the angry old white males and the she-males on the Republican side today.

    Trey Gowdy had a crying jag and said that he learned NOTHING from the $20 million (so far) tax payer funded attempt to derail a candidate for President.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    The GOP droolers are perplexed.......

    by pilodialcyst Oct 22, 2015 11:36 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Oct 22, 2015 2:30 PM Flag

    Hillary is STILL taking batting practice with these empty headed Republicans.

    HAAAA!! This is FUN!!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    The GOP droolers are perplexed.......

    by pilodialcyst Oct 22, 2015 11:36 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Oct 22, 2015 1:52 PM Flag

    Um,..... the more you respond, the more panicked you sound.

    Mission Accomplished!!!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • And we've learned nothing new of any substance. And it will continue for hours.

    10:17 AM PT : Cummings' demands that the entire transcript of Sidney Blumenthal be released. Gowdy says we'll do it later, Cummings says the rules allow for a vote right now. Getting heated here.

    10:20 AM PT: After Gowdy has ranted extensively about Blumenthal's emails, he acts outraged and offended that Democrats are characterizing the emails as Blumenthal's and continues to refuse a vote on whether to release the transcript of Blumenthal's interview with the committee. We'll get to a vote on whether to release that transcript ... sometime soon, is Gowdy's basic claim. But not now. Certainly not now.

    Oh, and as they go to break, he promises much, much more Blumenthal talk to come after the break.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Oct 22, 2015 1:25 PM Flag

    Can't admit that she is not only brilliant, but better at truthfulness than the hypocrites that populate the committee.

    HAAAAAA!!!! She's CRUSHING it !!!!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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