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Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:07 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Paul Ryan Adjourns House, Refuses To Hold Vote On Gun Control Measures



House Adjourns Amid Chaos as Dems' Sit-in Over Guns Halts Business


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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Paul Ryan Adjourns House, Refuses To Hold Vote On Gun Control Measures (Original post)
EarlG Jun 2016 OP
Agschmid Jun 2016 #1
ProudProgressiveNow Jun 2016 #2
ffr Jun 2016 #3
wordpix Jun 2016 #16
niyad Jun 2016 #4
Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #5
Botany Jun 2016 #6
Auggie Jun 2016 #7
Ilsa Jun 2016 #8
NoMoreRepugs Jun 2016 #9
Bucky Jun 2016 #10
liberal N proud Jun 2016 #11
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2016 #12
TygrBright Jun 2016 #13
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2016 #14
MADem Jun 2016 #21
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2016 #24
MADem Jun 2016 #25
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2016 #26
gademocrat7 Jun 2016 #15
47of74 Jun 2016 #17
ProfessorPlum Jun 2016 #32
turbinetree Jun 2016 #18
tclambert Jun 2016 #19
MADem Jun 2016 #20
hibbing Jun 2016 #22
zebonaut Jun 2016 #23
The Wizard Jun 2016 #27
DinahMoeHum Jun 2016 #28
Feeling the Bern Jun 2016 #29
Fritz Walter Jun 2016 #30
rladdi Jun 2016 #34
rladdi Jun 2016 #34
czarjak Jun 2016 #31
rladdi Jun 2016 #33

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:08 AM

1. Yup.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:16 AM

2. K&R nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:16 AM

3. American coward

History will label him as that when the textbooks are written.

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Response to ffr (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 02:02 PM

16. American traitor surrounded by Capitol police & the rest of us can live with gun disasters

I totally support House Dems and keep at it.

I don't know why more people are not calling the repukes what they really are: treasonous bastards.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:19 AM

4. oh, my, paulie boy. I do believe you have truly stepped in it this time.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:23 AM

5. Ryan's "couilles" are to be found firmly in the pocket of the NRA, along with those of the

 

GOP House caucus.

His and the House GOP's emasculated state needs be made a matter of public record at every opportunity during this election cycle.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:37 AM

6. Stay strong Paul! Keep fighting for the NRA


What Ryan is trying to do is to keep republicans from having to vote on the
record of supporting the NRA and against what 90% of what Americans
really want. (aka some good gun laws)

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:42 AM

7. K&R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:46 AM

8. Haaaaaaaahahahaha!!! great on, EarlG! NT

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 11:47 AM

9. "..I think you left your balls under here." PRICELESS

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 12:04 PM

10. Are you sure it's his balls he's missing? It might just be a missing heart.

and head, obviously, but that's a given

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 12:31 PM

11. He had to hurry home to get his payoff from the NRA

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 12:44 PM

12. Punk ass prick. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 01:10 PM

13. She's mistaken, though... they're actually in a drawer at NRA HQ. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 01:10 PM

14. Gonads, not Balls

Women don't have balls, but that doesn't make them any less courageous as a group or individually than men.

I think over-use and reflexive thoughtless use of "balls" is sexist, even if most politicians (including Ryan, I think) are men.

A politician's choice of sex hormone (endogenous or exogenous) is their own business.

I'm not wishing to start an argument; just hoping that some people will think about this who might not have in the past.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 03:16 PM

21. Women DO have gonads (I edited...!)

They've got ovaries (whcih, I never really realized, were also GONADS--having never used the word that way):

go·nad
ˈɡōnad/
nounPHYSIOLOGYZOOLOGY
an organ that produces gametes; a testis or ovary.
vulgar slang
a man's testicles or genitals.

The reason for the sexual equipment "shorthand" has to do with what happens to a farm or domestic animal that has had their balls--or gonads, if you prefer--removed. They tend to get fatter, more complacent, certainly less aggressive, and often more docile and obedient.

The idea here is to suggest that the National Rifle Association has "gelded" this Speaker, so he will be more complacent and obedient to their wishes.


It's not to do with the "politician's choice of sex hormone."

It's an appropriate characterization. There are times when the "balls" commentaries are not appropriate--but this isn't one of them, I do not believe.

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Response to MADem (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 04:01 PM

24. Yup. It's the inclusive term.

People should feel just as silly saying "that politician doesn't have the balls" as they would "that politician doesn't have the ovaries".

Or, perhaps even more usefully, instead of writing something like "It takes balls to stand up to the NRA", we can write "It takes gonads to stand up to the NRA" so that we can automatically include politicians like Elizabeth Warren as well as John Lewis.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #24)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 04:26 PM

25. I've heard the "ovaries" term used all the time.

Really! Maybe we travel in different circles! And usually in an admiring way--"She's got the ovaries to take that on...." --that kind of thing. I've not often heard "She lacks the ovaries to do the job..." Yet, anyway!

It's usually said deliberately, with a bit of emphasis, to distinguish from "balls" or "nuts" or "stones" or what have you...!

But yeah--educating people that 'gonads aren't just for the lads' might be a good thing! Nicely inclusive!

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Response to MADem (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 04:38 PM

26. Sure. Warren has ovaries, Lewis has "balls", but Democrats have gonads.

(When the sex of the politician is obvious by being named, then the specific is applicable. But for the general class, the general name for the organs is applicable.)

On the other hand, sometimes people end up losing or rejecting their gonads and remaining every bit as courageous as they ever were.

So ultimately the focus on hyper-sexuality as a denominator or necessity for courage is misplaced.

Intelligent people tend to be more courageous than stupid people. Courage dwells in the brain.

That is why conservatives and Republicans sell so much fear in politics and Obama did so well selling optimism and positivity.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 01:52 PM

15. K&R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 02:29 PM

17. F--- Paul Ryan

 

And the NRA lobbyist he rode in on.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 08:28 AM

32. and the NRA lobbyist that rode in on him

FIFY

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 02:49 PM

18. Paul Ryan ----------------lets not forget this moment during the sit-in for accountability -------

We all saw and heard Eddy Munster (Paul Ryan) standing behind the desk of lack less leadership, with one of the right wing cronies from Minnesota a Rep. Kline to his left and bring forth a bill to vote on during the 10th hour of the sit in --------get ready for this, to give a bill that the president will VETO, a bill --------------to give the shaft to people that are retired, and people that invest with financial advisers----------------they will not let us, you and me hold the financial advisers accountable for there actions-------------------they tried to make everything look like it wasn't happening and business as usual ----------------it was ----------------screwing human beings,-------------- both of the living and the dead --------------amazing, and this right wing hypocrite and all of the right wing lackeys will not be back until July 5, 2016 to do his there job, keeping "US" safe---------------amazing




Honk-------------------for a political revolution

It is about getting a progressive Congress, U.S. Supreme Court, State and Local Legislatures

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 02:53 PM

19. "No, this NRA lobbyist has them locked in his gun safe."

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 03:08 PM

20. I loved the fact that there were people outside the House in the wee small hours of the morning,

screaming "YOUR APPROVAL RATING IS NINE PERCENT!" at the GOP legislators as they scurried out the door.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 03:26 PM

22. What's in the binder? n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 03:30 PM

23. Exclusive Video Footage just Released of Wayne Lapierre meeting with Speaker Ryan:

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 05:27 PM

27. He was a punk yeaterday. He's a punk today.

And he'll be a punk tomorrow.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 06:06 PM

28. Feh! The NY Daily News cover today can top that. . .



Here Fido, here Fido, here puppy, bring the slippers, that's a good dog, arf arf arf
- Frank Zappa "Stinkfoot"



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 07:12 PM

29. I got a couple of posts hidden for using this exact same idea. I got told I was a sexist

 

because "testicles do not imply courage."

I wonder if word police will alert EarlG.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 07:48 PM

30. As Betty White so eloquently put it

"Why do people say 'Grow some balls'?
Balls are weak and sensitive!
If you really wanna get tough, grow a vagina!
Those things take a pounding!"

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #30)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 09:06 AM

34. AMEN, AMEN

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #30)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 09:06 AM

34. AMEN, AMEN

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 12:34 AM

31. Fixed...

Long ago.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 09:05 AM

33. Its difficult for me to understand how the Republicans can ignore

the majority of the American population. I live in a NRA and GOP controlled state and speaking with several gun owners and NRA members, they support the Senate bills, they in fact indicated they wanted strong bills, no loopholes for the NRA. They said the officers of the NRA are on the wrong side of the many gun owners now and some will not renew memberships.

I believe the Republicans are headed for a huge defeat in November from the people. Thus far the GOP ignores what the voters are saying. Head in the sand, or elsewhere?

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