Never Again!

Party Unity My Ass

Party Unity My Ass


Kurt Schlichter at Townhall:

Conservatives, Losing One Battle Doesn’t Mean We Have Lost The War

I was furious that Thad Cochran slimed his way to victory, but every time we hardcore conservatives lose a battle, it seems a contingent of bitter-enders starts up about how the Republicans and Democrats are exactly the same, and how they’ll refuse to vote in the general, and how they’ll take their collective ball and go home.

That’s crazy talk. We can get even with the GOP establishment later; we need to beat the Democrats first.

Now, many of my good friends disagree with me here, but I respect them enough to say what I think. And I think that when we focus on the establishment’s antics in Mississippi instead of focusing on November, we make Barack Obama happier than if he got to play 18 holes with the ghost of Karl Marx.

Let us assume that Thad Cochran didn’t play fair. Now let me assume the role of your father:

Life is not fair.

Yeah, I was shocked – shocked! – that our opponents refused to commit ritual suicide in order to allow our chosen candidate to waltz into the nomination that, a couple weeks ago, was his for his taking. Was anyone expecting the establishment to go quietly, to rollover, to not use every tool at its disposal to hold on to power?

[…]

Am I suggesting that we forgo our vengeance? Never! I’m all about payback. But getting even with these K Street creeps can wait. I say defeat the Democrats first. Instead of choosing to fight two opponents at once, we can deal with these establishment tools later from a position of strength when Reid’s reign is just a bad memory.


There is a bunch more and you can read it if you want, but I think I captured the gist of Schlichter’s argument. Please allow me to retort.

NEVER, EVER, LET THOSE SONS OF BITCHES GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING!

I am not a conservative or a Republican, and I don’t live in Mississippi, so I don’t have a dog in this fight. But a few years ago I found myself in a similar situation to those supporters of Chris McDaniel who feel that they were betrayed by their party’s establishment. Most of you know exactly what I’m talking about.

It’s one thing when you lose fair and square. It’s another when the other side cheats. Politics ain’t beanbag, but you can’t reward cheating.

When your child misbehaves you don’t punish them a couple weeks later. When your puppy craps on the rug you paddle his butt now, not next month. That is how they learn.

Here is the major flaw in Schlichter’s argument: There is NEVER a good time for payback. When “next time” comes around there will all kinds of good reasons why conservatives should hold their noses and eat shit again. The same thing the time after that and the time after that.

I’ll tell you what though – if every single person who voted for Chris McDaniel last week were to vote for the Democrat this November, the GOP establishment will sit up and take notice. That is exactly how you get their attention.

I know this is true because I spend nearly thirty years voting for Democrats I didn’t care for because “the Republicans are worse!” I kept voting for them and nothing ever changed.

Never again. Party Unity My Ass!


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163 Responses to Never Again!

  1. The Klown says:
  2. The Klown says:
    • The Klown says:

      This was originally gonna be the topic of today’s post.

    • 1539days says:

      This is fairly typical Republican insider crap. The GOP has declared the Tea Party dead more than the Democrats claimed it never existed. The WT take is that the Tea Party is not libertarian enough. It isn’t solely for limited government or lowered taxes. It’s apparent lack of focus is actually the Tea Party’s strength.

      Let’s look at Occupy, just don’t get close enough to smell it. They were the anti-movement. They didn’t like rich people having stuff, but they had no idea of what to do about it. The groups descended into navel-gazing creeps who never amounted to anything.

      The Tea Party, however, made tough decisions. They decided to support the opposition party, Republicans, in primaries and general elections. They had a lot of primary losses in 2010 (and some in 2012) but decided to mostly support the Republican nominees in general elections. The individual groups may be fractured, but that’s the point. The Tea Party is almost completely in step with the Republican platform. They simply want politicians that have some loyalty to the party’s platform and principles.

  3. Lulu says:

    I agree that the anyone who voted for McDaniel needs to vote for the Dem or sit it out. No vote for the slime balls. The slime balls are Karl Rove and Haley Barbour. I don’t think Cochran knows what he had for supper last night. This is not a new problem. Political machines like Barbour’s take root and it takes napalm to get rid of them.

    McDaniel should do unto Barbour/Cochran what was done unto him. Campaign for the DEMOCRAT! Go around and say things like way too liberal but not senile! Good enough for SIX years. The Democrat is dumb and wrong but not a CRIMINAL. Vote for the yellow dog and not the almost Dead Dog. Make it a whipsaw election using the Dem to get rid of the Rove/Barbour/Cochran crooks.

    • 49erDweet says:

      If McDaniel would be principled and strong enough to endorse/campaign for the Dem, old guard ‘pubs would start dropping like flies from testosterone deprivation. I would need more than popcorn.

    • The Klown says:

      As long as they know you’ll come home in November they can take you for granted. Remember Obama’s “Where else are they gonna go” comment?

      • swanspirit says:

        I will never forget it . Of course when he saw Sarah Palin and realized there just might be another place for “them to go” he and his cronies wasted no time getting a political assassination started .

      • lyn says:

        The best message Hillary supporters could have given the unprincipled Obamacrats was not vote or not vote for Obama. The fact that they voted for Obama gives us the most corrupt president in history. Never forgive. Never forget.

  4. votermom says:

    The Cochran wing of the GOP hates the Tea Party but does not fear it. Time for a little lesson.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    That was too bad about the Puma implosion in 2008 with most throwing support to Obama because Republicans icky. I think the rest (like me) went tea party by spring 2009 where I met a lot of former Pumas and recovering Dems. It was always about BOTH parties being icky to them. It’s why both the left and right try to destroy them. Sarah Palin’s probably the most normal voice of that movement when she tosses those ninja stars at Obama and the rest of those ruling and media fools.

    Had the Pumas gotten mad enough in 2008 and rallied behind McCain/Palin, they could of spared us the these past 6 years of President StompyFoot McWhiney. Just always wondering how these Obama years have affected those hard party liners too…….and if they realize that Obama’s just not that into them either.

    • elliesmom says:

      I wasn’t a Democrat in 2008. I was a woman trying to get Hillary Clinton elected POTUS. After going to the spectacle in Unity, NH, I did switch to supporting Sarah Palin. John McCain just got a free ride. But therec wasn’t much of a push by their campaign in MA, and although I was willing to campaign away from home or do long distance GOTV on th he phone, I wasn’t given anything to do except contribute money. McCain made a big show of welcoming some of Hillary’s big donors to his side, but the little guys weren’t taken very seriously. While I can’t claim official PUMA status, not being a member of a political party I could leave, I sought refuge there because I felt demoralized, too. I did cast my vote for Palin and the guy who was running with her, but in MA I might as well have peed in the ocean for all the difference it made.

      • The Klown says:

        The downside of living in a solid red or solid blue state is your vote really doesn’t matter. The upside is you don’t have to compromise your principles when you vote.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Sarah was such a breath of fresh air on the political scene, I still don’t know why N.O.W. felt threatened by her. She had it all, wife, mom,business woman, GOVERNOR (speak about your “bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan….”)……a true role model for young and old women everywhere. There has still been no one like her on the political scene since. Ok, I had to find the commercial (1980ish) ….

    • lyn says:

      ^This^

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Amen Amen

    • lorac1 says:

      too bad about the Puma implosion in 2008 with most throwing support to Obama because Republicans icky.

      Most “Hillary voters” ended up supporting Obama, but I definitely disagree that “most PUMAs” supported him. We were only a small part of the 18 million Hillary voters, and as you know, PUMA meant “party unity my ass” – ie, “I’m not voting for Obama”. The whole point of PUMA was to not vote for Obama. While some people may have caved, I firmly disagree it was most.

      It would have been nice if more Hillary voters had become PUMA, but what happened to us was very rare – we saw what happens behind the curtain culminating when we watched CSPAN on May 31, 2008. Most people don’t pay that much attention, and people on both sides of the aisle are trained that their side is good, and the other side is bad – so they always vote ideologically, and don’t even learn about the other candidate in the general. It took paying close attention in 2007 and 2008 for me to wake up, and most people don’t pay that much attention to politics.

      Numbers show that republicans didn’t show up in enough numbers. They lost 2008, not a small dedicated group of Hillary supporters of whom an even tinier number may have caved and voted for Obama……

  6. The Klown says:

    Both decisions from Alito. Harris is first.

    • The Klown says:

      In Harris, the Court refuses to extend Abood. These employees can’t be required to contribute to unions. – See more at: http://live.scotusblog.com/Event/Live_blog_of_opinions__June_30_2014#sthash.3ajaHXob.dpuf

        • elliesmom says:

          If I understand correctly, the court ruled that home health workers and daycare providers who do not work for the government directly but are paid with public money cannot be classified as public sector workers. Therefore, they aren’t under the SIEU’s umbrella. I’m happy for the plaintiffs, but that’s not as far as I hoped they’d go.

          • Lulu says:

            …”who do not work for the government directly but are paid with public money cannot be classified as public sector workers”….
            That is going to snag a bunch other than just home health and day care workers. Public money is in almost every pie now. I think they opened a can of worms for unions and Alito knows it.

          • foxyladi14 says:

            Great mews!!! 😀

          • elliesmom says:

            The history of this is that home healthcare workers who are employed by agencies in Illinois wanted to unionize. The SEIU got the governor of Illinois on board to declare them public sector workers based on the money they were being paid originated from Medicaid and Medicare. The union negotiated for better wages and benefits for them, and everyone was happy. But then the union got greedy and went after the family members who get paid directly from the “medis” to care for their relatives. The union was successful in garnishing the payments for union dues. These people, however, get absolutely no benefit from union membership. Their monthly stipend is set, they have no sick days, vacations, or unemployment benefits. The people screaming that these people are “free-loading” off the work the union has done don’t know Jack about how this went down. I don’t know how this decision will affect the workers who are employed by agencies. Hopefully, those who want union membership will still be able to get it. I’m not against unions. I’m just against people being forced to join one to be able to have the job they want. I would have gladly given up the “benefits” the union brought me to be able to get some respect for what I did and a paycheck based on how well I did it.

          • Lulu says:

            If, IF, public worker unions stayed out of politics, negotiated with whoever is in office, acknowledged the public good, worked for good pay, benefits and working conditions for all of their workers, THERE WOULD NOT BE A BACKLASH or lawsuits. I know personally that most of them are scams with some of the worst creeps in leadership. Lazy, corrupt, and don’t give a shit about anything except themselves. And when it comes to whistle blowers the frigging union is usually the enforcer for management.

          • 49erDweet says:

            That was supposed to be secret information. Boy, is SEIU gonna be mad at you.

  7. mothy67 says:

    Can’t wait to hrar the knee jerk reactions from people who have not read decisions.

  8. The Klown says:

    Hobby Lobby decision: Closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage. – See more at: http://live.scotusblog.com/Event/Live_blog_of_opinions__June_30_2014#sthash.3ajaHXob.dpuf

  9. The Klown says:

    I stayed awake long enough to get the rough draft version of the decisions. I’m going back to bed. I’ll be back later when I’ve had a chance to review them in depth.

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Am I to understand this was a loss for Obama’s union thugs and Sandra Fluke ?

    • Lulu says:

      Yes. Death by a thousand cuts. None huge but leads to bleeding to death.

    • elliesmom says:

      Yes, but not as big a loss as it could have been.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Thanks! Not according to the exploding heads of the vile progs 😀 Twitchy’s got the round-up. NSFW to post the individual tweets…..LOL!

        http://twitchy.com/2014/06/30/fuk-you-left-wingers-want-to-burn-down-hobby-lobby-after-scotus-win/

        • mothy67 says:

          I think the decision was 45(49) pages. How can your. Head explode if you haven’t read the opinions? Note the Klown stepped away to process it. Fluke went to law school she should zip it until she knows the reasoning. This may serve as a great fund raiser for the dnc.

        • elliesmom says:

          Rather than saying people can’t be forced to pay dues to a union they don’t want to belong to, the court said the plaintiffs aren’t fully public sector workers. That loses the SEIU some members, but keeps them in the business of exhorting money from anyone who wants one of the jobs they do own.

          • Lulu says:

            The reasoning is about money specifically public money which is everywhere and in everything. I’m thinking it leads off into other directions like public contracts demanding union membership, etc. It seems to me to open the way to challenging public money being funneled to unions for the benefit of Dems. I may be full of baloney but it seems like a artful opening to all kinds of future lawsuits over public money and unions which fund Democrats.

        • lyn says:

          Although I don’t practice a religion, I’ll support Christians every time that they are harassed or attacked by the Vile Progs who are sore winners and losers. It’s in my nature. 🙂

          • DeniseVB says:

            Me too Lyn….I’m a lapsed Catholic who enjoys going to mass at (the AWESOME) St.Patrick’s Cathedral a couple of times a year when I’m in NYC. I even take communion and have never been struck by lightening. Don’t know why I’m sharing this, but I always feel an inner peace and joy when I do this. I do admire people who do this every Sunday, but I think It’s enough for me. And that’s cool too.

            I have no idea where these hatey-hate atheists come from. If you don’t like religion, don’t go to church. If you don’t like Christmas, don’t celebrate it. But leave those who do worship…in their hearts….. or as a tourist….alone!

            Also an atheist vile prog group is trying to have that “cross” removed from the 9-11 Memorial Museum because it OFFENDS, yet not a peep out of them about the CAIR supported Mosque being built in the Twin Towers’ former shadow down the street.

            Bottom line, I don’t like hypocrites. Not sure when that Mosque will be finished, but I’ll definitely visit Greg Gutfeld’s Gay Bar and Ribs joint he plans on opening next door 😉

          • cynic says:

            I am awash with good vibes every week after Mass at my local Catholic Church. This past week, they had doughnuts and coffee after Mass, and our new Priest joined us. He originally came from Nigeria, so we had a deep conversation about Boko Haram and what it was like living as a Christian under those circumstances. He said that one of his parishioners was shot just outside his church, and the security is of utmost importance.

            I love belonging to something, and always have such a wonderful feeling inside after attending. I just wish everyone could experience that feeling. We’ve belonged to that particular Parish for 34 years, and my children have been baptized there, and my daughter was married there. We are a family, and we get to see each other every week.

          • mothy67 says:

            I am as I have said before a gay man. I went to Catholic school. I disagree with a lot of dogma but I am grateful for the experience. When I was in the hospital last year and they gave me two weeks. My mom came in and they were both holding back tears apologizing for how two kids married at 15 and 18 did not know how to handle a gay kid. My mom cried so hard and admitted it was not about me but about her being ashamed of me. My dad too. I love my parents even if they despised me for a time. I am no fan of turn the other cheek. You hit me I am hitting you back but not when it comes to my family. Different rules. I could have blamed them for everything that I ever did not go my way in life– instead I saw two people that erred. Guess all those years of cleaning the Stations of the Cross rubbed off on me. I was a very shitty cleaner. Love my parents and if I do anything right in life they deserve the credit. Being Catholic for me means respect and forgiveness.

  11. Constance says:

    Those both seem like wise Court decisions to me.

    • mothy67 says:

      Narrow? Abood is left standing and HL ruling only applies to closely held companies. Wonder if this will work in the dim’s favor. They can now use the decisions to galvanize base without ever dealing with the actuality of the decisions– just yell war on women and Evil rethugs trying to bust the unions. Most people are only gonna hear Christian fanatics take a woman’s right away.
      They will read into it what they choose to and it will be manipulated by talking heads.

      • elliesmom says:

        But Supreme Court decisions shouldn’t be based on political fallout. If the system is working correctly, they make decisions based on our Constitution, and then the politicians deal with the fallout.

        • mothy67 says:

          Agree . I was just stating that it will be a play on emotions and not the facts of the case. Democrats always think if they shout louder they win.

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  14. DeniseVB says:

    What is a “closed corporation” ? Good read….

    http://www.caintv.com/how-big-is-todays-hobby-lobby

  15. votermom says:

    Watching the splodey lefty brains all over #HobbyLobby is fun. LOL.

    • DeniseVB says:

      WH just released a statement from PressSec……. WIMMINS HEALTH IS IN DANGER NOW !!!.

      Something like that. 😉

    • mothy67 says:

      FUn? I wish I could share that sense. I am outraged by the manipulation. Warren and Fluke are supposedly educated women. Pandering. All this could have been avoided had anyone read the bill and hammered this stuff out before hand. One guy on twitter called for “literally” burning down Hobby Lobby stores. I think he should be arrested for terroristic threats.
      And what has Willis to say? Didn’t he just say the left doesn’t over react to decisions but conservatives do.
      I took one legal ethics class 20 years ago in college so I possess not a legal mind, but what I read of Ginsburg dissent left me befuddled. She was, it seemed to me, speculating. Not her job. Her job I thought was to assess the validity of the law under the Constitution, precedent and common law.
      Maybe I don’t know shit. Please correct me where I am wrong.

  16. votermom says:

    Oh look, Lieawatha is a lyin on twitter. Must be a Cherokee thing.

    • DeniseVB says:

      President Warren ? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 😉

      • elliesmom says:

        If I wasn’t afraid it might actually happen. I’d be laughing with you.

        • angienc says:

          They (the corrupt Dems & MSM) have already proven they can steal a national election & have not one peep said about it (see: 2012).
          So yeah, we may be looking at Pres. Warren on 2016. The signs are already there (hence the backstabbing of Hillary that’s started).

          • DeniseVB says:

            Reading Dr. Ben Carson’s new book now. He pretty much lays out how we can stop the next wave 🙂 It’s not the first book I’ve read on comparisons to the fall of the Roman Empire…. flash forward a few centuries……and the rise of Hitler. GASP. I have Dinesh D’Souza’s book up next, his movie’s coming out this week, but he’s fighting to get it into theaters. From what I’ve previewed it’s pretty “dark” and not a flag waving 4th of July goosebump inducing experience. NYT knocked (?) him off their bestseller list so Hill can be #1 this week even though he’s outsold her. Gawd, I hate the media :facepalm:

      • mothy67 says:

        She would make me vote for Jeb and campaign for him.

    • 1539days says:

      That dingbat doesn’t seem to realize that “big corps” were specifically not allowed by SCOTUS to make these decisions, only companies with a limited number of private owners.

      She’s as good a lawyer as Obama.

  17. votermom says:

    OMG, dumbass libs thing @Scotusblog is the official twitter account of SCOTUS and are tweeting their hate.
    @Scotusblog’s replies are funny, check out their twitter feed.

  18. mothy67 says:

    Positive woman story– my mom took the tyke to her softball game last night and was speaking with the high school coach and one of the mother’s asked if when she was going to sign up for cheerleading and my mom in her not so subtle way said well my son doesn’t think she needs to invest all that time and energy in cheering someone else on she has enough on her plate and deservez to be rooted for. Coach said he had really liked that sentiment. Other lady protested that there was nothing wrong with cheerleading. He said I didn’t say there was I just like her attitude. Nothing wrong with cheerleading, but it takes up a lot of time and not the best way to build a college application.
    Why don’t the Flukes of this world demand male cheerleaders for girls sports? Girls dance around in support of the boys but very little reciprocity.

    • elliesmom says:

      I went to a college that had never admitted women before. Out of necessity the cheerleaders were all guys. There were a couple of dozen women in my class, and they recruited 5 women for the squad of 10. Today the percentage of women is about 25%, but the cheerleading squad is all girls.

      • mothy67 says:

        The point I was trying to make is that it is tiresome to hear this outrage when there are legitimate slights/inequalities ingrained in our culture. The decision does not outlaw birth control. Had the law been properly vetted the cries of some women need the pill for health reasons could have been worded in away to require it in those circumstances. Reading people bemoan that men got Viagra coverage before the ACA is pointless. covered as a result of negotiations between insurance companies and the business. A perk
        Save the Catholic Church I doubt any business would want to drop birth control coverage, parental leave costs companies money.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Just ROFL at thought of HS studlies leading cheers at field hockey games.

      • mothy67 says:

        Why not? Might improve attendance. Sure many girls would love to see a few mini Channing Tatums out there. They could also add transgendered squads for soccer.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Not saying it’s good or bad. It’s the insecure jock image thing at that particular age that brings the irony.

          • elliesmom says:

            The guys who lost their spots on the cheerleading squad when the girls arrived were pretty pissed off. Wasn’t George W a cheerleader in college?

          • 49erDweet says:

            The college guys I knew that were into tumbling and gymnastics seemed to like the more demanding cheerleading routines, but got bored with the simpler, more repetitive drills.

        • mothy67 says:

          By college I think do whatever you want. You are an adult. I do not see the need for a 7 year old girl to be prancing around cheering boys. Brat works hard and I take pride in being her most annoying cheerleader for her. Some girls might enjoy it I just feel in my case it is thecwrong message. You can take karate which builds discipline fosters emotional maturity and builds strength or you can stand on a field and cheer for the boys. Come high school if I I’m still kicking and she wants that I will not stop her, but at 7? Every kid is different for some it may be perfect.

        • DeniseVB says:

          In the 60’s our HS had fundraisers for silly stuff like girls playing football and bball while the varsity guys “dressed up” like cheerleaders. Fake boobies, short skirts and all. To this day, I remember those “jocks” seemed to have more fun in their new “roles” and why we raised so much money 🙂

    • mothy67 says:

      Already done. She also takes gymnastics, swim and 3 different dance classes. No room for much else.

      • DeniseVB says:

        How old is she ? Sounds like my “brat”, giving her all these experiences but she had no passion for any of them…..until an ice skating group lesson change her (and MY) life when she was 8. Then I think it took another 8 years to support that passion while draining our bank account with private lessons, travel and competitions, summers in Lake Placid….oh geesh. Look for the spark of passion. She may not make it to the Olympics, but she may just wind up with a part time job that pays $60/hr.

        • mothy67 says:

          She will be 8 in September. I am not a kid person, but I picked her up one day at this abyssmal day care. Playpens lined along the wall only a few months old. Looked at me with relief. Never went back. I always loved the artsy crowd but possess no talent. I make up stories in my head all the time but lack the craft and discipline to put pen to paper but I soon learned the most artistic thing I will ever do is contribute to this person’s life. Her laughter tickles me pink. She pulled the short straw in the parent department but that does not equal victim. I said this before but I do not believe in poor poor pitiful me. Life is hard and she does not get Ward and June. She has a great gay uncle and great grand parents raising her one day a kid said her home life was wierd she was crying. I said really pup face it we are an odd lot. I will do my best but I am bound to make a few mistakes and then we made lemonade from scratch. She has structure which I feel is important but also loads of free time and all the play dates seem to be held here. Today three of them danced for hours. I made a gazillion mistakes in my life. Bad choices. So I obsess a little about college. If I can give her one gift it will be the lessons I learned. I did not move to Philly and New York to chase a tangible dream I ran away as a scared skinny gay within boy college was just the means.

    • The Klown says:

      Guys shouldn’t be cheerleaders. When they wear those short skirts you can see their balls hang out.

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  20. mothy67 says:

    The Scutus blog is terrifyingly(word?) hilarious. Not only do they not realize it is not official site I don’t think they understand the role of the Court. Eighth grade civics. Reminds me of my youth when I volunteered at the ACLU answeing phones and people would call about their neighbor’s yard or dog or a complaint about poor cable.

  21. leslie says:

    I can’t read at work today, and you may have already seen it….but just got this:
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/30/politics/obama-immigration/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    BHO is such a ratf*ck

    • DeniseVB says:

      We all knew that in 2008 and our prediictions are coming true. He makes me miss John Edwards. True story, Jay Leno asked him “what are you thinking running as a rich white guy?”

    • elliesmom says:

      This is like the guy who completely messes up at work, demands everyone steps in to fix it, and then wants a bonus at the end for doing a great job.

  22. votermom says:

    Guardian Columnist on Hobby Lobby decision:

    • Lulu says:

      Um. The women I know that shop there would beat the crap out of them. Possibly cut all their hair off with scrap-booking scissors. Also their large diamond jewelry (very big sharp rocks worn on the hands) would cause severe injury. Do not mess with Vacation Bible School supplies!

      • elliesmom says:

        Valenti has obviously never been to HL. #outoftouch

      • 49erDweet says:

        So true. Do you think in all of today’s lefty SCOTUS slams more than 2 of them ever shopped at a HL? OK, even 1?

        • Lulu says:

          No. And they confuse it with Walmart because they are BIG stores. My local one is mostly expensive art supplies and fake flowers. There is also a lot of decorator fabric that runs $30-75 a yard. Cheap it is not. It is very busy this time of year with children’s art supplies and crafts because it is summer and the little devils are driving everyone crazy because they are bored.

          • 49erDweet says:

            I think most “sophisticates” are totally unaware of the crafting world, of which HL is but a small part. It is HUGE, and international in scope. My honey cares nada for politics but dives into scrapbooking and greeting card design competitions head first. She spends more time on line in her world than I in mine, and probably communicates monthly with fifty times the people. To her, a trip to our local HL, which is over an hour away, is a holiday!

          • mothy67 says:

            Why I love the dollar store. Our 6th maybe 7th paper mache pig actually sort of looks like a piggy bank. Cheap as hell hands on entertainment. Early ones not so much.

        • mothy67 says:

          May I encourage you to get your better half to put her skills to use creating a Craftbook for Dummies on a budget book. I looked for a good one that was affordable when the crud was a tadpole and found it lacking. poor mother wanting to teach and educate a kid will be turned off by the word decauupage. I would suggest basic instructions for cheap crafts but include little bubbles on why flour and water become paste. Paper Mache is awesome. A ballon, an old newspaper, a toilet roll and if you any scrap for a pigtail. Old buttons for eyes. Cheap and simple. I could find nothing when monster was little that fit that description. There is a market.

  23. The Klown says:

    Obama: I Don’t Want To Be A Dictator, But Congress Forces Me To:

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  26. mothy67 says:

    I did not know this my brother who is a union member has to pay hourly for health insurance. He is a boilermaker and he claims 8 an hour is deducted from wages and it is so high because it covers all of the union members . He said if you get laid off too long and then get hired bsck you have no coverage for x amount of days but you still have to pay the 8/hr. Even though you have no benefits. My bro gets a lot of work sometimes 80 to 90 hours in a week. I asked does it bother you that you pay hundreds of dollars a month for insurance for othsr people.
    Union dues are deductible but is insurance. I do not think so.

    • elliesmom says:

      You can set up a before tax medical savings account and use it to help pay your insurance premiums. I think the current limit is $5000, but I’ve been retired a couple of years so don’t quote me.

      • mothy67 says:

        Being in the union requires him to pay that much for every hour worked. HE works 100 hours he 800 for insurance. There is no choice it is spread amongst all the active members. I asked if he ever got a refund in years when everyone worked enough to cover premiums he said no. I have never asked what he makes an hour but he has one daughter and it is all about herr. H e is a cardhardt levi’s kind of guy who looks like Zac Effron . He is not very into politics busy busting his ass to make sure his daughter goes to college, but he says he is offended that he can never speak his mind. He didn’t say there was any intimidation just group thinlk.

      • mothy67 says:

        Think you are off but I might be wrong. Yes you can invest in a health savings program and have your gross adjusted income sit in a bank or fund but you get zip for interest. Let’s say you put away 100,000 dollars over ten years. You pay no tax on the money. IT is invested/saved but in year 11 you go to the hospital and after insurance you have a 9,000 bill. Savings account pays it and you saved money by not paying taxes when you earned it but you get zero interest. Insurance company is not making it the only person benefiting is the middle guy. Sophmoric approach but it is like everything else follow the money.

        • elliesmom says:

          No, when you put money in a pre-tax savings account for medical expenses (or child care), you have to use it in the calendar year. We had one when we both were working and the limit at that time was $10,000. Our medical costs, including insurance premiums, were always more than that so we used the funds every year. But if we hadn’t, we would have forfeited the balance. If you’re going to do it, you have to be sure you have a handle on what your expenses are really going to be. I think the ACA reduced the amount you could put in the pre-tax account because a lot of people who used the funds to offset known medical expenses were upset.

  27. elliesmom says:

    I lost another FB friend today. He posted a photo of the Justices in their robes with 5 of them covered in company logos like NASCAR racers with accompanying comment, “The Supreme Court showed its true colors today.” I just pointed out the company logos were all from publicly traded companies which had nothing to do with today’s decision. And unless Elena Kagan had a sex change operation, it was an old photo of the court. Pfft! Like the lady in the Geico commercial, he unfriended me. I guess we can’t even talk about facts never mind opinions. It’s going to be a long couple of years.

    • mothy67 says:

      I deleted my Facebook account. A) because I really do not care about minutia 2) because I grew really tired of being called a self hating f a g. C) because suckdrburg could over see and implement a clean water system in Hondorus for what is his pocket change and thus reduce kidney disease for millions but instead he cries for amnesty.

  28. The Klown says:
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  30. The Klown says:

    Two Married Men Who Know When to Keep Their Mouths Shut:

  31. mothy67 says:

    I waited all day to read the Klown take on oliver willis.
    Thank you!!!!! Only a few days ago he wrote leftists do not get outraged over decisions and here he is blowing smoke. Bless you Klown you exhibit more restraint than I can summen.

    • mothy67 says:

      How many words can I spellmiss in one post. July pledge a buck to St Jude for each one. Grammer does not count unless I write where at. NO idea why but where at makes my skin crawl and I fumble with the language english time all the.

  32. mothy67 says:

    I want to state the obvious– it is not anti-woman to object to third tri mester abortions. It is not anti-woman to protest outside an abortion clinic. If a woman is fine with her choice why is she threatenned? Maybe because she has to think about it. Creeps up later with or without protesters. If she thinks no big deal okay but i know many women who have serious regrets.

    • WMCB says:

      As of 2012, 61% of Americans think first trimester abortion should be legal. But 60% of Americans do NOT think second trimester abortion should be legal, and a whopping 80% of Americans think third trimester abortion should be illegal. Wanting choice to be there for emergencies, and done as early as possible, with increasing resistance to the idea of terminating the further along the pregnancy goes, is the MAINSTREAM view, not the weird, backward, out-of-step radical view that it is constantly portrayed as.

      MOST Americans do not like abortion one bit, and think that while it may be a necessary evil, it is still not a good thing. They balk at making it entirely illegal, because they want to give women in dire straits a little leeway. But they also (quite reasonably) think that with modern birth control, and early pregnancy tests available at 3 bucks a pop, there is no real reason (outside of rare-as-hens-teeth medical emergencies) that a woman can’t take care of things before ANY chance that that fetus is conscious and self-aware.

      Women get three chances to opt out. They choose when they decide to have sex. They also then choose whether to use birth control. They get another “I choose NO” window to terminate in the first trimester. Sorry, but that’s enough “choice” for any sane human being. Stop wailing over reasonable limits like you’re being burned at the stake, you fucking selfish bitches. I’m more than willing to make some allowances for bad situations, but I don’t subscribe to the idea that that child has ZERO rights or consideration in the issue, ever. The baby’s rights have to kick in at SOME point, and it ain’t at birth.

      Don’t force me to choose, with your pushing and radical agitating. Because if you force the issue, and MAKE me choose between rampant Gosnell butchers with his piles of tiny corpses, and outlawing it entirely, guess what I’ll vote? You need to learn how to quit while you’re ahead.

  33. The Klown says:

    Blonde: “Excuse me sir, what’s your Wi-Fi password?”
    Man: *[Leans in] *[Whispers angrily]
    “THIS IS A FUNERAL!”
    Blonde: *[Types in]
    T-H-I-S-I-S-A-F-U-N-E-R-A-L

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  35. mothy67 says:

    Drives me insane people think The Supreme Court is a feel good entity. FUCK OFF EZRA FAUXAHONTAUS they interpreted and followed the law. Warren is unfit to hold ofifice based on her latest vomit. She is a manipulitive pig. Thing is the executive branch blew its load to soon. Four months to mid terms and they gave a tell. If you play poker you read the other player cards
    YOU also read everything abouy your opponent. Bambi has several losses in a row. He is going to consult with Holder. Jackass the highest court in the land and he thinks he can play them. I do not like Keegan. I find her dull. I love to read opinions and again I know shit abought the law but I found O, Conners akinto a mad man. What ifs domost

  36. mothy67 says:

    Way off topic but I read a Dolly interview in which she e.xpressed the urge to act and not play herself she is the closest thing I can call a hero so I abused my tiny brain trying to think of a story from antiquity that might do her justice. Came up with zip then I thought Coat of Many Colors and Jolene are both great stories. Lady is 68 and wants a chance yo act. Silly woman already wrote one of the best treatments ever. Coat of Many Collors tells a story.

  37. 49erDweet says:

    That loud WHOOOOOOSING noise was comprehension rushing past Megan in search of a functioning brain.

  38. mothy67 says:

    I hereby declare my self the greatest great uncle ever in the history of all great uncles. I told my dweeb that I love the song Anticipation by Carly Simon because it reminds me of being 21 in Phillly with my best friend and hearing the corny lyrics “we may never know about the days to come but I think about them anyway ….. yadda yadda yadda blah blah blah. Outside my door was Simon’s greatest hits. Brat has no idea what she is in for. I can do Coming Around Again. Might not push it though as I just got her to genuflect for Led Zep. Choose my battles. Frank is growing on her especially Summer Wind.

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