Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Slim Pickens edition

Not much going on over at Freeperville over the last week (other than delight over the Smollett verdicts), so we’re going to have to dip into some older posts. Buckle up!

We’ll start with – Cave In!

Crisis averted as conservatives cave
My Inbox | Dec 3 | BY TARA PALMERI, RACHAEL BADE, EUGENE DANIELS AND RYAN LIZZA

Posted on 12/3/2021, 6:30:40 AM by RandFan

Presented by Wells Fargo

NO SHUTDOWN — Congress avoided a government shutdown after Senate conservatives dropped their demands to nix President JOE BIDEN’s vaccine mandates in the funding bill — and Senate Majority Leader CHUCK SCHUMER gave them a way out.

All 100 senators agreed late Thursday night to quickly proceed to a bill funding the government through Feb. 18. The breakthrough came after Schumer gave Republicans a vote (with a simple majority threshold) to defund federal vaccination mandates. He did so only because there were two Republicans absent, meaning that even if Sen. JOE MANCHIN (D-W.Va.) sided with Republicans, the amendment would be defeated. (And fail it did, 48-50.)

Conservatives will argue they got something out of this drama: a vote on their issue. In reality, it was a face-saving measure. The far-right started out demanding that Congress effectively scuttle the mandates, then reduced their ask to a mere vote they knew would fail, ensuring smooth passage of a continuing resolution a full 30 hours before the shutdown deadline.

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It’s a shame we couldn’t find ONE senator to gum up the works and object.I only hope they got something more than a DOOMED to fail amendment.

This can’t possibly continue.

1 posted on 12/3/2021, 6:30:40 AM by RandFan

To: RandFan

This can’t possibly continue

And why not?

2 posted on 12/3/2021, 6:32:48 AM by Jim Noble (The nation cannot be saved until the GOP is destroyed)
To: RandFan

“cave”

Hidden in the word “Conservatives” are the words “Vote cavers in”.

6 posted on 12/3/2021, 6:44:33 AM by rightwingcrazy (;-,)

Let me quickly consult my cryptogram decoder :
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Be Sure To Drink Your Ovaltine
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Hmmm….
To: RandFan

China’s bitch McConnell to the rescue. The ballot box is quickly becoming the other, better box.

3 posted on 12/3/2021, 6:41:30 AM by HYPOCRACY (This is the dystopian future we’ve been waiting for!)

Followed by :
To: HYPOCRACY

I’m counting on the ammo box.

15 posted on 12/3/2021, 6:54:52 AM by HighSierra5 (The only way you know a commie is lying is when they open their pieholes.p)

Box?
Actually, you only need one round.
More older stuff after the jump.

Continue reading “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Slim Pickens edition”

No Empathy For You, Lib

Last week I visited a couple I’m very good friends with, who live on the other side of the ridge from me. He’s a local politician (like many local politicians, he also has a day job), and she is an early-education expert who focuses on antiracist education and social-emotional learning. Both of them feel anxiety about the current situation America is in. They feel it because they are figuratively in the trenches of this current political cold war. Conservative yahoos have more or less taken over the board he’s on after the last election, and he’s now the lone voice … Continue reading No Empathy For You, Lib

Today on Tommy T’s obsession with Random Ruminations – guest post edition

Doing something a little different today and posting something that I didn’t write. The morons currently trying to run Texas into the ground have now made it law that all you need to carry a concealed handgun is the money to buy one, which prompted this post. I am a gun owner myself, have no wish to carry my Glock21 anywhere, and agree with every single word below from Leonidas Christian Mixon. ************************************************* “We have a gun problem and a bullshit problem in the United States. Let me start by saying I am a gun owner. I have been since … Continue reading Today on Tommy T’s obsession with Random Ruminations – guest post edition

Names In A List

I was going to write about something else till local events overrode that plan. Once again the country faces yet again another (I can’t use enough synonyms for often) mass shooting. This one was a little closer to home which makes it no less sorrowful but much more impactful on those of us in NorCal. This was the largest mass shooting in NorCal history, eclipsing the 101 California Massacre in 1993. I hate that we have names for these unimaginable events. I’m sick at heart for the families who lost a husband, son, brother, best friend in an act that … Continue reading Names In A List

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with random ruminations – “cold dead hands” edition

First of all – I’m a gun owner. I own a Glock G21 handgun, a single-shot .22 rifle that belonged to my Grandfather, and a .410 shotgun that was used in my days as a ranch hand to dispatch armadillo (our cattle were breaking their legs in armadillo holes), and put rabbits, duck, and pheasant on the table. I also trained with the M1 Garand and the original M16 jam-o-matic in my Allen Academy days. I shot Sharpshooter level with both hands, and still do that well on the rare occasion that I still go to the range . And … Continue reading Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with random ruminations – “cold dead hands” edition