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Biden needs to remove all military bases and all other federal institutions that are in Alabama in order to get Mr. Penis Head (didn't want to libel Mr. Potato Head) to allow military promotions to go forward. Can Mr. Penis Head be subjected to a Federal indictment for interference with the U.S. military command, since only the President is commander in chief? This seems to be a national security concern.

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Remember how quiet Mitch McConnell was up there at the podium? His silence would be deafening if Schumer started pulling Tuberville's committee assignments.

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It did seem to me that McConnell froze up in addressing the Tuber situation.

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Aug 1, 2023·edited Aug 2, 2023

How long before they start blaming Biden for Pearl Harbor?

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I thought that was the Germans?

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There Biden goes again, curbing wasteful spending by not indulging in political vanity projects.

Recent testimony about alleged non-human biologics aside, I still think the Space Force is the dumbest and most unnecessary armed forces expansion to date. I mean, yay for Colorado, but FFS can we just get a real social safety net up and going now that we've fast-tracked automation?

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Do they know that titles such as wonkette's Legislative Shitmuffin of the Year are not good things and they should not compete to get them?

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Apparently, when you give a speech to some political or non profit group, they give you a plaque. Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell had a long corridor in the office leading from the front desk back to the Administrative Section where his office was. He lined that corridor with every plaque he'd ever received, even the one from the podunk concerned citizens group to Kenneth J. Blackwell.

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You are letting Schumer off the hook by solely blaming Tubs. He could simply hold the Senate in session until this is done. As he refuses to do so, he must not think it's very important.

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Right. Schumer's fault. Good analysis there, Ace.

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Schumer could also just kill all these "traditions" (like the blue slips) that the GQP uses constantly to screw us over.

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You usually have to hear a Senator utter a few words before you come to the conclusion that they are as dumb AF, e.g. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Crackpot) admitted into evidence. But Tuberville's face screams inbred, ignorant, moron. He doesn't even have to flap his ears for you know that he has the IQ of a gum eraser

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Space Command was supposed to move to the Huntsville, Alabama, area. Biden said nah, let’s keep it in Colorado Springs.

OK, now let's do something about all the Jeebus freaks so they don't infest Space Force as they have the Air Force Academy.

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Probably too late.

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so, and they think after recess this is all magically going to fall into place without any fallout?

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I don't think they care. When the 3 year old drops the full glass of water/milk/juice, the 3 year old does not clean it up.

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does the 3 year old have a career in politics? XD

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The three year old would do a better job than the folks who are in there now.

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some of these seats would be better off unfilled.

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Maybe we should move all military bases out of the ex-Confederacy. After all, there's no need to keep them there to dissuade the Rebels from another Civil War, is there? And, of course, we need the bases to be where the troops can train year-round. Well... With global warming, won't that soon be in the middle tier of the nation?

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The Midwest gets hella hot in the summers due to the way air currents work.

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Can’t we vote to override Tubs the next time

McConnell has a mini stroke?

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As someone explained earlier, he's preventing the efficiency of using unanimous consent to vote through a pile of these promotions at once. Without that, they have to go through the whole process one person at a time, and it doesn't work like a vote-a-rama. What I don't know is why they don't pick one or two, like the Commandant of the Marine Corps, to go through the process on. I would bet that there's a good reason for it, but I don't know what it is.

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Schumer should just do all of them now.

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He can't. Select ones that are really important, like the Marine Corp Commandant, I can see. Each promotion would have to be handled individually, with 30 hours of debate for each one.

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Once prostates start to explode my guess is Tubs would give up. Especially when it's his. I mean they'd be looking at what? 6 months without a break? The point us we can't do anything about GOP but the Democrats have that option if they choose to use it.

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I'm sure he'd love to, but certain members of his caucus are unwilling to change the rules standing in the way of his doing that. I'm pretty sure he doesn't have a magic wand.

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He does have the power to unilaterally hold the Senate in session for any length of time. I don't think the other senators could stop him. But I don't know for sure.

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I think this is one of those Senate “rules” which allow a single senator to hold up anything (?) just by waving his (or her, or their) willie around. Which the Dems could absolutely vote to do away with, but they like their prerogatives too much.

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It was a gamble that no one would be stupid enough to elect a complete asshole. The alternative is a separate vote on each promotion, preceded by 30 hours of debate. On. Each. Promotion.

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Would it be possible to apponit an acting Commandant of the Marine Corps?

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As I understand it, the man slated to become the next Commandant is currently doing it as an acting role, but about all he is allowed to do is be the adult in the room, making sure no one goes too crazy, the bills are paid, ect. He cannot change or alter anything that is already in place, so if say, a conflict breaks out, he cannot make decisions on troop movements, attack plans, or anything useful.

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Plus, he has a 6 year term- ugh

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The majority of Americans support abortion rights. If that was the “base”, we wouldn’t have anti choice nuts in running the show

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Don't you just love being held hostage in this country by a minority of drooling chuds? It's just fabulous!!!!!

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Since our military leadership has produced an unbroken string of defeats over the past 75 years, I am not sure that Tuberville is doing the damage lefties say he is.

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Veterans of that dangerous Grenada operation (1983) will always have their decorations to gladden their blood pumps. Accuracy counts for something.

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“War” is not the Defense Department’s job; national security is. And anyone on here who says “lefties” is clearly only here to cause trouble. So not worth any more keystrokes.

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It's name was War Department from 1789 to 1947.

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Ooh. An Originalist.

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Gulf War 1, Iraq. But I get your point.

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Iraq?!? Pure failure.

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I think they should get around this by building abortionplexes on military bases.

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Best suggestion evar.

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Hyde Amendment problems until the Democrats get enough of a majority to get rid of it.

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I have a vague recollection that there's actually a cut out or a workaround for military expenditures on this.

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