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House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill
and no one knows what´s in it

American Thinker, by Rick Moran

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Posted By:mikkins2, 1/17/2014 6:29:46 AM

Welcome to modern day governance in America! In this brave new world. vital legislation need not be read, or considered, or debated. Isn´t it enough that the leaders say vote for it and be done with it? Apparently, yes. The House approved the $1.1 trillion spending bill in near record time. The 1500 page bill contains all sorts of stuff that no one has a clue about because unless you´re a graduate of the Eveyln Wood speed reading course, you didn´t have much of a chance to study it. So the 359-67 rout of the forces of prudence and common sense is understandable in

The Republican Establishment is not even pretending to do what they were elected to do anymore.

And your still embracing the suck why....?

Got Tea?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judith, 1/17/2014 7:08:28 AM     (No. 9695235)

EVERYONE of these bums needs to be voted out of office.
As for Paul Ryan? What does obama have on him? That was my very first thought.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 1/17/2014 7:12:19 AM     (No. 9695238)

Thanks GOP, for exposing yourselves.
Third party - painful as it will be, it is inevitable now.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: littleorby, 1/17/2014 7:48:15 AM     (No. 9695285)

But you can bet ALL knew what was in it for them.

This follows an article (see below) . . ., lawless Obama Threatens to . . ., and why not. Our law makers are clueless, and there´s a reason for that.

Like Hollywood actors, our politicians are groomed to play the parts necessary to become elected, but have no sense of reality: just like Hollywood actors.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 1/17/2014 7:49:14 AM     (No. 9695287)

What!! Has everyone lost their minds? When can we make it stop?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Joe vann, 1/17/2014 8:11:55 AM     (No. 9695313)

Let us understand what is and has happened here.

The Republicsns got their rears handed to them a few weeks ago trying to do the right thing on our budget. The msm blamed them 100% for shutting down the government and portrayed Demacrates as the good guys trying to look after the folks.

We must take the senate this fall to have a chance to save the Republic. I can only imagine the distortions, lies and hate that would be sprayed forth during the coming months by the msm, if we blocked this budget. The msm continue to be the biggest gun in the game and are looking for ways to destroy and person i.e. Christie or portray any bill, action or statement by the Republicans as stupid, corrupt or only for the rich. The chance we have to win the senate would evaporate.

Start a new party ? If we don´t win the Senate and keep the House in the fall; it very well may be against the law to have two political parties let alone three.

We don´t need to break and run here...we must stay together and work this year on the elections and vote ! !

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starlady, 1/17/2014 8:13:24 AM     (No. 9695316)

Do you have any idea how many military families and individuals live in Virginia? Not a single "representative" voted against this monstrosity. I have already written my Congressman, Bob Goodlatte, that this didn´t go unnoticed. I am sure the military in VA can feel the love. /s
Don´t worry, Bob is also ready to roll over on amnesty. And we Virginians are supposed to support his re-election? I am just waiting and hoping the same person who ran against Bob in 2012 in the primary will again step forward. She did better than any others before her. The timing couldn´t be better. I believe she was former military.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 1/17/2014 8:45:09 AM     (No. 9695360)


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Reply 8 - Posted by: daveman55, 1/17/2014 8:54:58 AM     (No. 9695381)

"And when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go." - Clint Eastwood

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rabidrepublican, 1/17/2014 8:57:45 AM     (No. 9695391)

If Obama wants to coerce Paul Ryun to decide something the way he wants it to be decided he can just threaten Ryun´s family. It´s the Chicago way. I believe it is why John Roberts decided in favor of Obamacare.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/17/2014 9:01:32 AM     (No. 9695400)

Congress is the enemy of every man, woman, and child in this country. Any thinking person knows our government is filled with waste and fraud and that a 10% cut in budgets across the board would be feasible with men/women committed to be fiscally responsible. Evidently the dunderheads passing this legislation believe there is an unlimited amount of money they can steal from good hardworking people. Nothing will change until the corruption issue is addressed. Our government is engaging in an undeclared war on its citizens. Eventually, the citizens will have had enough. There is a breaking point and Obama and his cohorts in Congress are pushing us there. History tells us that. Communism eventually descends into violence. The only miscalculation Obama has made is the resolve of a free people to defy tyranny. He and his enablers in both parties are playing a very dangerous game.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/17/2014 9:14:49 AM     (No. 9695423)

All right, Congress, We the People have decided to make some changes.

All those who voted for this thing, step forward.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/17/2014 9:29:52 AM     (No. 9695448)

Ya know, there are lots of articles today showing just what a bunch of one party knobs the GOP has become. Like OP, I´m beyond done with the parlor tricks our overlords play on us day in and day out.

I´m to the point where I don´t care who gets elected. Let the Dems have it all, a 100% majority. Let it crash, let them drive it into the ground at Mach 5. Because that is what will happen, the GOP just seem to be slowing it down a tad, while enriching themselves.

Let it go, F you GOP, me and my fam can survive for a long time "off the grid". If it comes to it, so be it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/17/2014 9:41:06 AM     (No. 9695471)

"My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there´s hardly any difference."
-Harry S. Truman

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Reply 14 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 1/17/2014 10:15:37 AM     (No. 9695517)

But, but ... the party faithful tell us we have to hold our noses and vote for the republicans because it would be worse if we didn´t. Really? Worse than this? How? They didn´t read it and yet they voted for it. They have the majority, but they didn´t use it. There went the lie that we must compromise our principles to give them the majority so they can make a difference. The party faithful should start to consider it is blind faith and its cousin, the lesser of the evils, that is the problem not conservative purity.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/17/2014 10:46:18 AM     (No. 9695570)

I´m really looking forward to the republicans geting control of the Senate next year. Why then Repiblicans will control both houses in COngress and we all know how budget conscious they were the last time the Republicans controlled Congress and the Presidency....

Starlady -I live in Virginia too and am very disappointed about our elected Republicans. It was bad enough that my old Rep (Frank Wolf) got re-districted out of my district. That Cuccinelli lost and now Gillespie (establishment R) has announced he´s running for Warner´s Senate seat.

We The People are on our own it would appear.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Butch59, 1/17/2014 12:12:33 PM     (No. 9695749)

I´ve just about decided to change my voter registration to Independent. The only reason I ever registered as Republican is because in my voting state (Florida) doesn´t allow Independents to voted in primaries. Only Dims and Pubies can. But I just might forego that privilege in order to remove myself from the type that control the party now. And I really don´t believe that it´s going to be changed from within. Those currently in power are not going to give it up without a long and bitter fight. This country has started new political parties in the past and others have gone the way of the do-do bird, so I see no reason it can´t be done again. It might take a few election cycles to become a force, but I firmly believe it can be done. I believe that there are enough conservatives in the country to make it happen.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: absalom, 1/17/2014 1:44:40 PM     (No. 9695897)

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Reply 18 - Posted by: absalom, 1/17/2014 2:05:41 PM     (No. 9695911)

Several continue w/the absurd canard that Obama has something on Ryan. Horse manure. Ryan has always been DC establishment and never a principled conservative. Never! He was picked as Romney´s tag team partner for that very reason.
As for the ridiculous claim that a R takeover of the Senate will save the Republic; the R´s controlled Congress from 2000-06 and established a record of fiscal recklessness and irresponsibility unmatched till the present Congress. In reality the choice for increasingly aware voters is between the dessicated GOP carcass OR our Republic.
As Mikkins2 correctly asks; GOT TEA?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Joe vann, 1/17/2014 2:38:48 PM     (No. 9695966)

I thought I had had enough and I consider myself very conservative. But after reading the comments above, I have grown even more despondent but I am not giving up. I fear many of us are playing right into the left´s radical agenda. If you don´t like your Senator or Congressman get involved and get that person beat.

No one above seems to see the msm as a major culprit but only the Republicans. The Republicans in the House are so much better than the Demacrates it´s like daylight and dark. You folks seem to think there is no difference in the two...just like the msm and the Democratic Party wants you to believe. There are some who need to go but there are many good ones. Now the Senate is a bit different.

Giving up should not be an option.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 1/17/2014 2:41:04 PM     (No. 9695969)

#3 got it right;
That´s what I was going to say. They didn´t have a clue what was in it, but they darn well knew what was in it for them.

Not sure which offends me most. The corruption, the ignorance or the laziness.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 1/17/2014 2:57:12 PM     (No. 9695982)

I found the roll call vote on it:


Pleased to see that my Congressman was one of the few sane votes on it. Way to go, Steve!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/17/2014 3:43:45 PM     (No. 9696022)

Of course, the MSM is a huge problem and it is a given that they will wildly defend all malfeasance by the dimocrats and excoriate the repubs while distorting their actions. This has been an obvious truth for over four decades. Its not like it just started yesterday.

Why, in all this time, have the Repubs not figured out an effective counter measure? Why do they always accept the premise of every dimocrat proposal and only offer mitigating proposals in return? In 40 years they have been unable to come up with a game plan to counter the “narrative”?

“Fear of the media response” is used to hide their membership in the Cartel Party, while they frighten the faithful into voting “R” with the threat that the dimocrats would be much worse. We are supposed to believe that they aren’t smart enough, savvy enough, strong enough, articulate enough to debate J-school graduates on the news shows, in print interviews, and at press conferences, but will be bang-up legislators that will really take it to the dimocrats if only they have a majority.

I’m not buying that pant load any more. I’m buying TEA.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: absalom, 1/17/2014 3:48:56 PM     (No. 9696025)

# 19.Ok,a good faith query. If the House R´s are so much better than the D´s, why have we had the following in DC since FDR/Truman:
a.)relentless deficit financing.
b.)an ever expansive national debt.
c.)explosive growth of big government and bureaucracy.
d.)an very ominous shift from wealth creation via the marketplace to wealth distribution via welfare.
What was different during the years of R control in Congress???

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Reply 24 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/17/2014 4:03:46 PM     (No. 9696043)

In any rational household, when the child or teenager misbehaves, you dock their allowance and send them to their room.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Joe vann, 1/17/2014 9:01:27 PM     (No. 9696354)

# 23 give me your email and I will give you the information or better yet goggle it for yourself.

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Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

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