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the senate is actually doing something?

I've turned on C? Spun 2 and to my surprise, one of three nominees to the federal bench was approved, by a huge majority.
Now, Nancy Rosenstengel in Illinois is rolling 84+ in favor, to nada against.
Problem is, she was nominated 7 months ago, and has been stewing and cooling her heels because of GOP obstruction.
My problem is that I know nothing about her, other than she was the clerk of the court for some time in Central Ill.

There is yet a 3d nominee up today. If they get three passed today, I will be amazed. Perhaps the GOP was reeling from the beatings in the polls about their obstructionism. More likely, some DINOs probably agreed to support them in secret on some dastardly decision.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Thu May 8, 2014, 02:41 PM (1 replies)

Israel's quandry

Some years back, Israel complained that the Palestinian leadership was too fractured, too insecure, and incapable of representing the entire collection of Palestine, ergo, talks would be pointless.

Now, with Palestine putting aside internal squabbles, unifying behind one government, Isreal complains that it cannot talk to those who make up some of the unified government.

It strikes me that Israel will say and do anything to avoid peace talks, and continually shift its positions should the Palestinians make the mistake of accepting some Israeli demand.

At some point, Israel has to recognize that it is losing support with its incredible stances, and that its reactionary positions do it no good long term.

Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Fri Apr 25, 2014, 10:15 AM (1 replies)

"Obamacare" under attack as conservatives eye 2032 election

Having lost the race for president the last four elections, by ever widening margins, an obviously energized, yet grey-skinned and tottering Todd Cruz, former senator from Texas, who resigned after a sexy video of him and a very young female aide was accidentally released during a family values convention, announced his fifth run for president. His announcement was greeted with faint cheers and piped in sounds of applause.

The convention press observers mistakenly confused two life support attendants and one ICU elder care specialist assigned to the conference as members, instead of providing necessary care and the occasional cardiac stimulus to the 100 or so bed and wheelchair ridden actual attendees. After the misidentification, Those three people of color took strong steps to distance themselves from the convention, while promising to provide good, solid, and effective health care under what they called "existing" law.

GOP house leader promised never to give up the fight, despite 1,877 attempts to overturn the law had previously failed. Eft Gingrich, the illegitimate child of the famous family values pol Newt Gingrich, provided the most fireworks with his plans to invade Paraguay for its perceived insults directed to America about its flat earth, creationist GOP.

Bristol Palin, fresh from a three day stint as emcee of the reality show called Amazing Arizona, also suggested that she may seek higher office, even though she resigned from congress a month after being elected. She was obviously hoping that the Koch brothers, again in suspended animation between their complete organ re-grow and transplant surgeries, would fund her campaign, much like when they underwrote her mother's career over the decades. Because the thawing out takes a minimum of 2 weeks, the Kochs were not able to attend, although nano-bots would be injected into their brains so they would experience the whole convention personally.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Sun Apr 13, 2014, 06:06 PM (4 replies)

VOTE TOMORROW! Illinois primary time.

I hate to admit it, but the idea of a Rauner governorship scares me plenty. For the first time, I may cross over just to vote for anyone but Billionaire Bruce.

Dillard has been coming up, but it remains to be seen if his few ads can compete with a self-funded billionaire spending millions on a primary.
Brady? No chance.
and that other guy? Exactly my point.

As important is our judicial election. There are some terrible candidates, absolute morons or unethical shits who may win. I absolutely will vote.

If you find the ballot confusing or a pain in the arse, here is a site where you can see who should be on the bench. This CBA committee works hard. They do background checks, talk to your opponents, and interview everyone. Their work should not go to waste. http://www.voteforjudges.org/press/Nov2006/ChicagoDailyLaw_101106.htm

Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Mon Mar 17, 2014, 01:35 PM (17 replies)

How Sweat It Is! The GOP primary in a month.

So Rutherford is probably going to withdraw. Dillard is catching up. Unions and other GOPers are combining forces to attack Rauner. And Brady is plodding along like a blind turtle.

The last poll I saw had Rauner in the lead (early January), trailed by Rutherford, Dillard and Brady, in that order, but the undecided beat them all, with close to 60% of the GOP registered vote. Raumer has owned the airways since last year, but now the oppo-folks are hitting him hard, and it is leaving marks. His support was always shallow and weak, even though he did hit 19% in the lead back then. I am sure his poll numbers have fallen since then, as the attack ads are beginning to stick.

I suspect Rauner will say something stupid (insert image of Boewinkle taking a rabbit out of his hat) as his internal polling begins to freak him out. Rutherford will be out. Brady will be a distant 3d, and Dillard may surprise people. I see Dillard in a virtual tie with Rauner, only because of the self funded millions Rauner has spent on the air so far.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Wed Feb 19, 2014, 03:04 PM (12 replies)

Why Jared's ads piss me off.

1. It is bad enough that they market junk. But to call it something that rhymes with Diarrhea?

Jared's - The Diarrhea of Jewelry!

2. Their x-mas ads started BEFORE FUCKING THANKSGIVING!

3. Did I mention that they market junk?

4. Finally, I cannot think of a smarmier, more irritating tone and atmosphere done by any other advertiser. Even a Better Call Saul ad would be preferable.

Which ads piss you off?
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:40 AM (54 replies)

2 minor gliches in 7.

When using Evernote, I froze up the screen, (at the most inopportune time in front of the judge, no less), and eventually had to delete the program off the ipad and reinstall it.

Another problem with 7, when I expand the screen to home in on something, I find it impossible to bring it back to normal viewing. A reboot always solves the problem, other than being time consuming.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Tue Sep 24, 2013, 03:32 PM (6 replies)

Big shiny metal god reaches sky with flames shooting out of its ass!

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-biggest-rocket-launch-20130828,0,723303.story

Peoples fell to their knees, wondering if god was leaving them for good! Others prayed, opened their fairy tale books, and read aloud, hoping that the gods would heed their wishes. Still others turned on massively powerful computing systems, to better analyze the spying data that this huge flying beast would soon bring them.

The NSA conveniently ignored the launch, but apparently, this will be a replacement for the oldest Keyhole satellite orbiting the earth for at least 8 years.

Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Thu Aug 29, 2013, 02:06 PM (22 replies)

Sign in here, if you are watching Cspin II as the 11am EST bombshell nears.

Contrary to other reports, there has been no "deal" by Reid, caving in once again. Of course, that won't stop him from caving later today.

The vote on Richard Cordrey is up at 11. If it goes forward, without a filibuster, the dems have won. If we cave in, the nation loses. If the nomination is filibustered, and no changes are made? the GOP owns this White House, this Senate, and obviously, the House.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Tue Jul 16, 2013, 10:35 AM (1 replies)

what happened to Breaking News?

It seems to be missing from my screen. Something I did, or the admins?
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Wed Jun 5, 2013, 09:16 AM (2 replies)
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