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Posted 02 April 2021 - 02:52 PM

View Postpnwguy, on 02 April 2021 - 12:38 PM, said:

I always though Boehner actually knew what was needed for government but had to body surf over the GOP crazy ecstacy rave on the dance floor.

Any self realization of how he helped bring all this along? Any reflection on his vote to impeach Bill Clinton over a legal BJ? On being in the room when the marching orders of "if Obama is for it then we're against it" were given? On the lies he never stopped concerning the ACA? (For personal reasons I will NEVER forgive Republicans for their shrill lies about end of life counseling being "death panels.")

As the Republicans loved to say about Obama, "he built this." At least he helped it along quite a bit more than he might like to care to admit. Simply put, f*** that asshole.
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Posted 02 April 2021 - 03:23 PM

Looks like Boehner's book has gotten under somebody's pasty white skin.

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Sean Hannity lashed out at John Boehner on Thursday in response to the former House speaker writing that the Fox News star was “one of the worst.”

The former top GOP leader is “one of the worst Republican speakers in history,” who reeks of “cigarette smoke and wine breath,” Hannity wrote in a Twitter tirade.

In excerpts published Friday from his upcoming book, titled On the House: A Washington Memoir, Boehner dishes on what he calls the GOP’s “crazy caucus” and how conservative media—specifically including Hannity—helped embolden right-wing ideologues such as Sen. Ted Cruz and former Rep. Michelle Bachmann, eventually paving the way for a President Donald Trump.

In response to the released excerpts, Hannity took to Twitter on Friday to fire back at the former GOP leader.

“John Boehner will go down in history as one of the worst Republican speakers in history,” Hannity tweeted. “He’s weak, timid and what’s up with all the crying John? There was not a single time I was around him when he didn’t just reek of cigarette smoke and wine breath.”

The Fox News host also snarked that he was glad Boehner “finally found his true calling in life in the ‘weed industry,’” referencing the former speaker’s post-congressional career as a pitchman for a marijuana investment firm.

Hannity further promised that he would have more to say on the subject when he is back on the air Monday.

The Fox star seemed to be reacting to book excerpts quoted by Axios, in which Boehner wrote that while they had once been on good terms, Hannity at one point decided to place a target on his back, which resulted in the disintegration of their relationship.

“Places like Fox News were creating the wrong incentives,” he wrote. “Sean Hannity was one of the worst. I’d known him for years, and we used to have a good relationship. But then he decided he felt like busting my ass every night on his show. ... At some point I called him a nut. Anyway, it’s safe to say our relationship never got any better.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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Posted 02 April 2021 - 06:37 PM

Eating their own. While I always thought that Boehner was not batshit crazy like the cats he was trying to herd, he was still complicit for not calling out the knuckle dragging. "HELL NO!" remember. You cannot counter the insanity by placating it. Still, walking away from it after acknowledging to himself that he could not fix it says something about his own sanity.

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Posted 02 April 2021 - 06:42 PM

View PostArt_Vandelay, on 02 April 2021 - 12:17 PM, said:

Great stuff!
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Posted 02 April 2021 - 06:44 PM

View PostLFC, on 02 April 2021 - 03:23 PM, said:

You can detest him all you want, like we all did back in frumforum days. What a history! Anyway, getting back to the channel, him busting Hannity is great to see, no?
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Posted 04 April 2021 - 09:50 AM

 Traveler, on 02 April 2021 - 06:44 PM, said:

Anyway, getting back to the channel, him busting Hannity is great to see, no?

I'll never complain when I get to watch any of the right-wing noise machine getting a well earned kick to the teeth.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 11:29 AM

Remember the Jewish Space Lasers ? Seems the Chinese also have "secret weather weapons"

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 01:16 PM

 andydp, on 04 April 2021 - 11:29 AM, said:

Remember the Jewish Space Lasers ? Seems the Chinese are also have "secret weather weapons"

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And the Chinese are actually secret Jews! Or did Soros pay them to do this?

True story: my daughter works in customer service and took a call during the mess in Texas from a guy who identified himself as being in Texas. The guy was very chatty and said "We're under attack here. They've shut off our power and water!"

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 03:30 PM

 golden_valley, on 04 April 2021 - 01:16 PM, said:

And the Chinese are actually secret Jews! Or did Soros pay them to do this?

True story: my daughter works in customer service and took a call during the mess in Texas from a guy who identified himself as being in Texas. The guy was very chatty and said "We're under attack here. They've shut off our power and water!"
Of course he was probably assuming those librul socialists had implanted a kill circuit in all of those windmills and solar panels to destroy white Christian Texans.
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Posted 08 April 2021 - 12:10 PM

The first step in rehabilitating his image as a "True Conservative" fit to run for GOP office.


Hey, you have to scoop them up before OANN or NewsMax get them
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Posted 08 April 2021 - 01:46 PM

 pnwguy, on 08 April 2021 - 12:10 PM, said:

The first step in rehabilitating his image as a "True Conservative" fit to run for GOP office.


Hey, you have to scoop them up before OANN or NewsMax get them

I don't know that Pompeo will ever approach the star power magnetism that Trump had. Even those who adore Trump might see Pompeo as the guy that bullied them in middle school, a humorless sneering bully. Trump's vouching for him as a president (which I don't think Trump would ever vouch for anyone but himself for President) would not overcome that.

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 03:12 PM

 golden_valley, on 08 April 2021 - 01:46 PM, said:

I don't know that Pompeo will ever approach the star power magnetism that Trump had. Even those who adore Trump might see Pompeo as the guy that bullied them in middle school, a humorless sneering bully. Trump's vouching for him as a president (which I don't think Trump would ever vouch for anyone but himself for President) would not overcome that.

Why would that be disqualifying as long as the bullying is directed towards perceived enemies? I think Pompeo is a serious contender in 2024, if Trump doesn't run. So would be De Santis but DeSantis hasn't been tested as the national level. Remember Gov. Walker or even Perry?

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 03:55 PM

 Probabilistic, on 08 April 2021 - 03:12 PM, said:

I think Pompeo is a serious contender in 2024, if Trump doesn't run. So would be De Santis but DeSantis hasn't been tested as the national level. Remember Gov. Walker or even Perry?

True. Right now, DeMinimis is the Flavor of the Month among the Fox/Newsmax/OANN crowd. I fully expect him to win re-election here in '22. Whether that is sustainable for long enough to be considered a "credible contender" or simply another "Flavor of the Month" come the '24 primaries remains to be seen.
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Posted 08 April 2021 - 04:11 PM

 golden_valley, on 08 April 2021 - 01:46 PM, said:

I don't know that Pompeo will ever approach the star power magnetism that Trump had. Even those who adore Trump might see Pompeo as the guy that bullied them in middle school, a humorless sneering bully.

So a direct competitor for right-wing gigs to Chris Christie.
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Posted 08 April 2021 - 04:26 PM

 LFC, on 08 April 2021 - 04:11 PM, said:

So a direct competitor for right-wing gigs to Chris Christie.

Christie appears more likable in a superficially social way than Pompeo. I've not seen DeSantis speak so I don't know where he falls in the likability race.

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 06:53 PM

 LFC, on 08 April 2021 - 04:11 PM, said:

So a direct competitor for right-wing gigs to Chris Christie.

Christie was on Meet the Press. He sounded like he forgot that he was not on Faux, but then Chuckles did not call him our for claiming that Biden is constantly lying. Christie just needs to eat shit and die.
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Posted 09 April 2021 - 08:40 AM

 AnBr, on 08 April 2021 - 06:53 PM, said:

Christie was on Meet the Press. He sounded like he forgot that he was not on Faux, but then Chuckles did not call him our for claiming that Biden is constantly lying. Christie just needs to eat shit and die.

So does Chuckles. Or at least just move to a job that he's qualified for, like maybe Walmart greeter.
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Posted 09 April 2021 - 09:16 AM

FAKE NOOSE! In this instance, Christie appeared on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Poor Chuck Todd. Gets blamed for everything. Biden's remarks were not factual. He was misinformed, or rather didn't put enough effort to be properly informed. I don't know if he repeated those statements after the correct information was widely available. If he did, the accusation of lying would be appropriate.

Also, Christie doesn't die from eating shit. He bloats. Evidence is before your eyes. In the unlikely scenario Republicans do not regain the House and the Senate in Nov 2022, Christie's stock might rise.

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Posted 09 April 2021 - 09:28 AM

Sorry, I was surfing back and forth between the shows and lost track of who was on which one.
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“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

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Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


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On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


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Posted 09 April 2021 - 09:47 AM

 AnBr, on 09 April 2021 - 09:28 AM, said:

Sorry, I was surfing back and forth between the shows and lost track of who was on which one.

I was sure because I haven't watched last Sunday's Chucky Cheese yet. Still recorded on my DVR.





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