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Program Note

[ Posted Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 – 18:50 UTC ]

The end of the saga! My apologies once again for the lack of new column today, but this will be the last time (for this particular reason, at any rate). Spent the day dealing with the car again, but the transmission has now been rebuilt and it's charging around as good as new. That's the good news -- the bad news was the bill, of course. Sigh. But personal finance woes aside, this is good news for everyone else because this will be the last time I have to play hookey to deal with the car. So my apologies once again, and let's hope nothing else needs fixing for a good long while.

-- Chris Weigant

 

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36 Comments on “Program Note”

  1. [1] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Sorry, but the problem with big money in our political process is a saga that continues.

    It's time we rebuilt our political process so that it operates smoothly without big money causing unnecessary malfunctions.

    One Demand is offering citizens an opportunity to move to a more sustainable and productive democracy that all citizens can afford.

  2. [2] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    pie is much cheaper than transmission repair. It is also a much tastier political strategy.

  3. [3] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    The transmission has been rebuilt? Are you kidding me!?

    The love for a car is a beautiful thing … I guess.

  4. [4] 
    Michale wrote:

    Dems' 'Dark Money' Disconnect: Groups Mum on Disclosure

    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who has spent years railing against so-called “dark money” conservative groups for what he regards as their outsized, improper political influence, now grudgingly concedes that it’s a problem on both sides.

    The Rhode Island Democrat has had little choice as recent reports from groups calling for less money in politics, such as the Washington-based Issue One, have found that left-wing nonprofits far outspent conservative ones in the 2018 midterms and are gearing up to expand their activity this cycle.
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/05/08/dems_dark_money_disconnect_groups_mum_on_disclosure__140274.html

    Once again, Democrat hypocrisy on full display...

    Being a hypocrite must be a defining trait for being a Democrat...

  5. [5] 
    Michale wrote:
  6. [6] 
    Michale wrote:

    And another perfect example of the despicable and desperate Dumbocrats and the integrity of the Russia Collusion delusion investigation origins..

    https://media.townhall.com/Townhall/Car/b/afb050719dAPR20190507124509.jpg

  7. [7] 
    Michale wrote:

    https://media.townhall.com/Townhall/Car/b/bg050619dAPR20190506014507.jpg

    Exactly why Democrats don't stand a chance in 2020....

  8. [8] 
    Michale wrote:

    https://media.townhall.com/Townhall/Car/b/afb050319dAPR20190503084509.jpg

    Once again, political correctness and identity politics outweighs common sense..

  9. [9] 
    Michale wrote:

    Buttigieg has also sharpened his rhetoric against his fellow Democratic candidates, telling the New York Times that he doesn't believe popular candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has a chance at winning the general election.
    https://freebeacon.com/politics/nbcs-craig-melvin-calls-mayor-pete-kind-of-boring/

    "We are able to have differing opinions on how we best solve problems without having to resort to name calling and insults."

    heh :D

  10. [10] 
    Michale wrote:

    "Iowa has Better Schools than Washington DC. Joe Biden says it's because Iowa has less Black People..."
    #FL For Bernie
    https://twitter.com/Poli_NewSense/status/1126261881449144322?card_data=%7B%20%20%22tweet_id%22%20:%20%221126261881449144322%22,%20%20%22choice%22%20:%201%7D

    "We are able to have differing opinions on how we best solve problems without having to resort to name calling and insults."

    heh :D

    Boy oh boy, I am gonna have FUN with that quote for the next 17 months or so.. :D

  11. [11] 
    Michale wrote:

    Cubs fan appears to gesture white power symbol live on-air
    https://www.foxnews.com/sports/cubs-fan-appears-to-gesture-white-power-symbol-live-on-air

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    ohmygods, the sensitivity and whineyness of Left Wing snowflakes is priceless!!!

    Thanx for that.. I REALLY needed a good laugh this morning and that was just the ticket!!! :D :D :D

  12. [12] 
    Michale wrote:

    Yunno what's so hilarious about the Mueller report??

    By LAW, AG Barr doesn't have to release **ANY** of it.. He could have just received the report and filed it without ANY summary or anything..

    And what's DOUBLY hilarious is that it was DUMBOCRATS who created the law!!!

    Talk about being morons!!! :D

  13. [13] 
    TheStig wrote:

    CW- good as new - and a LOT cheaper than a new car. My 2006 survived the recent GPS rollover with the in dash navigation in working order. I could use my phone to navigate - biut that would take up a valuable cup holder! One holder for the Thermous/French Press, the other for a mug with a proper handle.

  14. [14] 
    Michale wrote:

    What Is Donald Trump Hiding?

    The latest revelations about President Trump’s past tax reports underscore the importance of examining his more recent returns.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/08/opinion/trump-taxes.html

    The same thing Odumbo was hiding when he refused to release his school transcripts..

    Something likely embarrassing or proof that he lied about something or another..

  15. [15] 
    Michale wrote:

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday said she agreed with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler's (D-N.Y.) assertion that the U.S. is currently facing a "constitutional crisis" after the panel voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress.

    "Yes, I do agree with Chairman Nadler," Pelosi said during a press conference in the Capitol, "because the administration has decided that they're not going to honor their oath of office."

    Just like the Odumbo Administration decided they weren't going to honor their oath of office when AG Holder was found in contempt of Congress...

    The blatant and ignorant hypocrisy displayed by Dumbocrats is MIND-BOGGLING...

  16. [16] 
    Michale wrote:

    “Just joined the #walkout of the House chamber to protest the shameful, politically-motivated GOP vote holding AG [Eric] Holder in contempt,”
    Jerrold Nadler, 2012

    "By AG Barr's refusal to submit to Congress' subpoena, we are now in a Constitutional Crisis"
    -Jerrold Nadler, 2019

    What a blatant fraking hypocrite...

  17. [17] 
    Paula wrote:

    My sympathies!

  18. [18] 
    Michale wrote:

    And what makes all this Nadler bullshit so laughingly hysterically incompetent is that Democrats can pass legislation that amends Rule 6e of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that allows Congress to view the secret transcripts of Grand Jury information...

    Why don't Democrats do this??

    Because the goal is not to view the Grand Jury information.. Democrats are SCARED to have that information released because it will simply CONFIRM Mueller's complete and utter exoneration of President Trump over Russia Collusion..

    No, Dumbocrats simply want to impugn the integrity of the AG to cast doubt when the AG comes forth with all the facts of the Dumbocrat's involvement in spying on a political opponent's campaign...

    The Dumbocrat's actions and motivations are soooo transparent.. They are running scared, petrified of the facts being released for all to see...

    But it will all be for naught.. The facts WILL come out.. And a LOT of Democrats are going to jail... :D

  19. [19] 
    Michale wrote:

    Liberal student arrested for punching pro-lifer on UNC campus, triggered by images of aborted children
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/liberal-student-arrested-punching-pro-lifer

    What *IS* it about "peaceful" and "tolerant" Dumbocrats???

    :eyeroll:

  20. [20] 
    Balthasar wrote:

    Because the goal is not to view the Grand Jury information.. Democrats are SCARED to have that information released because it will simply CONFIRM Mueller's complete and utter exoneration of President Trump over Russia Collusion..

    Really? Tell you what: release the full report to the Democrats and see if they run.

    No? Didn't think so.

  21. [21] 
    C. R. Stucki wrote:

    Balthy

    " . . . to the Democrats and see if they run."

    Last I heard, all of them but 2 or 3 were ALREADY "running" (for pres.)

  22. [22] 
    Michale wrote:

    Really? Tell you what: release the full report to the Democrats

    So, you want AG Barr to break the law??? Of course.. You don't CARE about the law..

    and see if they run.

    How many Democrats have went to view the full Mueller report??

    NONE... ZERO.... ZILCH.... NADA...

    Obviously, Dumbocrats don't CARE about the facts..

    They just want to discredit AG Barr because Barr is investigating Democrats..

  23. [23] 
    Michale wrote:

    Really? Tell you what: release the full report to the Democrats and see if they run.

    Why don't Democrats change the law so they CAN read the full report??

    ANSWER: Because they don't really want to see the full report... They just want to discredit AG Barr...

    Once again, Blathy.. You lose.. :D

  24. [24] 
    Balthasar wrote:

    Why don't Democrats change the law so they CAN read the full report?

    The law is clear. Barr was offered a chance to petition the courts for clearance, but demurred. Yes, they'll do it themselves, presumably once the President's claims are resolved.

    It appears that the Intel committee's request will get further, since it 1) cuts through 'privileged' material, 2) cuts through classified material. Presumably, they're entitled to it IN FULL. See how that works out.

    Either way, looks terrible. Here's Trump hiding what he said was full exoneration. Couldn't look more guilty.

    But of course, Barr's deal would not only NOT make the redactions disappear, it would have congressmen swear an oath not to divulge it's contents, even to each other.

  25. [25] 
    Michale wrote:

    The law is clear. Barr was offered a chance to petition the courts for clearance, but demurred.

    The courts can't clear it.. Only under special circumstances, such as impeachment hearings..

    Why are you Dumbocrats so afraid of taking a stand on impeachment??

    It appears that the Intel committee's request will get further,

    Facts to support??

    No, of course not.. You never do have any facts..

    Either way, looks terrible. Here's Trump hiding what he said was full exoneration. Couldn't look more guilty.

    Only to those who already THINK he is guilty despite a FULL exoneration from the very hero that YOU Dumbocrats chose..

    Winter is coming, Blathy... And Democrats are going to burn.. :D

  26. [26] 
    Michale wrote:

    Only to those who already THINK he is guilty despite a FULL exoneration from the very hero that YOU Dumbocrats chose..

    "A wise man once said that you should never believe something just because you WANT to believe it.."
    -Tyrion Lannister

    That's exactly ya'all's problem..

    Ya'all have NO FACTS to support the claim of Russia Collusion..

    You have a 2 year 35 MILLION dollar investigation that SAID there were NO FACTS to support the claim of Russia Collusion..

    But yet, ya'all STILL believe that there was Russia Collusion... SOLELY because ya'all WANT to believe it..

    Where is the LOGIC in that??

    Answer: No where.. Because there IS no logic in that..

  27. [27] 
    Balthasar wrote:

    The courts can't clear it.. Only under special circumstances, such as impeachment hearings..

    That's just wrong. And it's nonsense.

    Winter is coming, Blathy... And Democrats are going to burn..

    That's a commercial. The real version is:

    The Election is coming..and Republicans are going to lose.

  28. [28] 
    Balthasar wrote:

    Ya'all have NO FACTS to support the claim of Russia Collusion..

    Collusion? never mind

    You obviously didn't read vol. 1 all that closely. Obviously, redacted and unready material shades the outcome. Plenty to look into.

    "Don't look, they said, 'don't look'."

    Yeah, we're looking anyway.

  29. [29] 
    Michale wrote:

    That's just wrong. And it's nonsense.

    Prove it...

    You can't..

    The Election is coming..and Republicans are going to lose.

    Yea, that was your claim prior to Nov of 2016..

    Why on earth would you believe you have ANY credibility???

    You obviously didn't read vol. 1 all that closely. Obviously, redacted and unready material shades the outcome. Plenty to look into.

    Prove it. You can't...

    Yeah, we're looking anyway.

    Look all you want.. Guarantee President Trump a landslide re-election in 2020... :D

  30. [30] 
    Michale wrote:

    So, what FACTS do you have that prove Russia Collusion??

    Because I have the FACT that Mueller took 2 years and spent $35 MILLION dollars and said "THERE ARE NO FACTS TO SUPPORT RUSSIAN COLLUSION"

    Hell, even some Weigantians concede this FACTS..

    And what do you have??

    Your "belief"... :D

    Yer like a religious fanatic who refuses to accept the FACTS that there is no god...

  31. [31] 
    Kick wrote:

    Balthasar
    20

    Really? Tell you what: release the full report to the Democrats and see if they run.

    You can always tell who hasn't read the Mueller report when you see this bullshit that Democrats are afraid to have it released. Pay no attention to the fact that Democrats have been trying to get it released... oh, no... that's all the proof you need to know they don't really want it released.

    This type of pretzel logic he's spewing recently is the handiwork and courtesy of the QAnon conspiracy theory right-wingnuts, which conspiracy bullshit has made its way from 4Chan to 8Chan and is now being peppered into mainstream right-wing propaganda media with various assorted and differing variations on the main theme but the underlying idea being that Donald Trump is working behind the scenes to take down those "evil Democrats"... any day now.

    According to the QAnon right-wingnuts, the Mueller investigation is actually a countercoup against the "deep state" coup. This countercoup is... get this... the work of that mastermind Donald Trump, whom they believe is a diabolical genius and great businessman rather than the pathological liar and con artist he happens to be.

    Losing $1.1 billion dollars in a decade? So what? Happens every day to great businessmen. *shakes head* You see, Donald Trump only pretended to collude with Russia in order to hire Robert Mueller, who has been secretly investigating Democrats, and those evil Democrats are all going to jail... any day now.

    Pay no attention to all those Trump associates going to jail, it's all part of Donald Trump's diabolical plan to catch those "evil Democrats," and pay no attention to the Mueller Report itself since it's fiction and meanwhile Mueller's Grand Jury is hearing testimony regarding the "evil Democrats." It's taken on a life of its own in all kinds of directions and variations on the them where the "OIG report" and "Horowitz" are going to blow this whole thing wide open... any day now.

  32. [32] 
    Balthasar wrote:

    Kick [31]: Wow.
    Well you have to admit that it's great fiction.

  33. [33] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Michale [9]

    "We are able to have differing opinions on how we best solve problems without having to resort to name calling and insults."

    heh :D

    Thank you for once again demonstrating that my comment was accurate. Seriously, you’ve posted that quote multiple times and every time you have, there was no name calling or angry mud slinging being reported — there was simply differing points of view.

    I know that in your bubble of reality, the herd must agree with whatever Grand Leader says at all times - regardless of how often he changes his story and contradicts himself! For the rest of us, disagreeing with someone is not viewed as a personal attack, unpatriotic, or an act of treason.

  34. [34] 
    Michale wrote:

    Seriously, you’ve posted that quote multiple times and every time you have, there was no name calling or angry mud slinging being reported — there was simply differing points of view.

    I am sure that you honestly believe that.

    Just like you believe the Russia Collusion delusion even though you have ZERO facts and Mueller has stated that there are ZERO facts to support the delusion...

    Your belief that there is no mud-slinging is another one of your fact-less delusion..

  35. [35] 
    Michale wrote:

    For the rest of us, disagreeing with someone is not viewed as a personal attack, unpatriotic, or an act of treason.

    Really??

    Tell that to Chick-Fil-A...

    Tell that to all the Trump supporters who have been attacked by a so-called "tolerant" and "peaceful" Left Winger..

    Liberal student arrested for punching pro-lifer on UNC campus, triggered by images of aborted children
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/liberal-student-arrested-punching-pro-lifer

    There is one of your Left Wingers who views disagreeing as a personal attack..

    Like I said.. I know you actually believe you hysterical Dumbocrats are like peaceful and tolerant..

    But, as with everything you spew, the FACTS prove that you are full of shit..

  36. [36] 
    Kick wrote:

    Russ
    33

    Thank you for once again demonstrating that my comment was accurate. Seriously, you’ve posted that quote multiple times and every time you have, there was no name calling or angry mud slinging being reported — there was simply differing points of view.

    Differing points of view on one side, of course, but the board troll's points of view rarely differ. Nope. It's the same BS over and over as if the same tired spew in every comment box is somehow brand new and magically equals political debate. :)

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