Favorite team:Iowa 
Location:
Biography:I was born, grew a bit, and now here I am in front of my pc.
Interests:
Occupation:
Number of Posts:7265
Registered on:8/16/2007
Online Status:Not Online

Recent Posts

Message
re: SCOREBOARD: Ongoing list of Senators who need to go--PLEASE STICKY - Mephistopheles
By my count we're up to 24 GOP senators. There must be a few more. Rubio has been a bit uppity lately. ...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: SCOREBOARD: Ongoing list of Senators who need to go--PLEASE STICKY - Mephistopheles
You're definitely gonna want to get rid of Ted Cruz, for trying to usurp Trump at the conference last year. And Mike Lee voted against the full repeal amendment iirc. Also McCain is almost openly challenging Trump at this point. And Ernst and Hatch both think transgenders should serve. ...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Scaramucci blasts Priebus and Bannon in New Yorker interview - Mephistopheles
What are they hiding now? They can't be this embarrassed about healthcare, can they? ...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Joint's Chiefs - No modifications to transgender policy until further direction - Mephistopheles
No, means justifying the ends. Different thing. As in, the fact he can do it justifies doing it. Which is a response you gave "as his right" Ends justifying means, means doing it justifies the way it was done. I support equality of opportunity, so I support Obama's decision. I'm not a fan...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Joint's Chiefs - No modifications to transgender policy until further direction - Mephistopheles
And for what it's worth, I love Trump's use of Twitter, both in a straight up way and in a cynical "can't wait until he admits something by accident way". If you want to know who doesn't, put the following into the Twitter search bar: "@realdonaldtrump" "I voted for you"...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Joint's Chiefs - No modifications to transgender policy until further direction - Mephistopheles
[quote] As his right[/quote] Do the means justify the ends then?...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Joint's Chiefs - No modifications to transgender policy until further direction - Mephistopheles
Except that SOTU takes weeks to write and has input from multiple branches of the exec and some from Congress. It's not the medium nor the message at fault here, it's the decision making. ...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Joint's Chiefs - No modifications to transgender policy until further direction - Mephistopheles
[quote]Actually, our President..your President, called Sec. Mattis the morning of. [/quote] Yeah, he called him and told him that he was ignoring Mattis 6 month review that was a few weeks old and just doing the first thing that came to his head, with the spurious reasoning of saving 0.001% of t...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Joint's Chiefs - No modifications to transgender policy until further direction - Mephistopheles
Wake up. https://twitter.com/guypbenson/status/890646588246208512 [quote]WH confirms details of transgender/military policy change were not formulated before POTUS announced it on Twitter.[/quote]...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Let's talk about the "Skinny Repeal" - Mephistopheles
[quote] Trump can and should do that himself matter of fact[/quote] Trump can't do that. And it's not a winning policy to throw millions of people off of insurance while premiums for the rest go up. Congress is sensitive to this sort of stuff. There are no red or blue districts, they're all purp...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Joint's Chiefs - No modifications to transgender policy until further direction - Mephistopheles
Mattis called for 6 months to review this policy and he is on holiday this week. Trump announced the final decision without the Pentagon knowing about it. The press team had no idea and had to refer the media back to the WH. The old policy was up on the armed forces website for hours. Trump just...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Let's talk about the "Skinny Repeal" - Mephistopheles
[quote]Paying the CSR's or not paying them is a totally different variable. Whether they are paid or not, the overall cost of insurance for people who have it has to go up with you remove a large chunk of healthy people who won't purchase insurance if not forced too. [/quote] Indeed. It's just t...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Let's talk about the "Skinny Repeal" - Mephistopheles
How to which part? If gibt remove the mandate fewer healthy young people sign up. People who have yearly medical costs well above the 13k max plus premiums continue to sign up. So the average cost per enrollee goes up. This feeds back into the marketplace in the form of increased premiums and de...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Let's talk about the "Skinny Repeal" - Mephistopheles
[quote] Just pipe down and let the adults try to fix your messes[/quote] I have yet to see a Republican plan that isn't predicted to raise both premiums (above the expected increase) and uninsured people. ...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Let's talk about the "Skinny Repeal" - Mephistopheles
Repealing the mandate will raise premiums for 2 years before they drop back to where they are now maybe a little lower if we're lucky, or if the Trump admin starts paying for the CSRs they'll be considerably lower, maybe 35%. ...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Trump again donating his salary - Mephistopheles
Is he claiming it back on his tax return?...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Scaramelti still going at it on CNN this morning - Mephistopheles
Didn't see it but apparently he referenced Joe Paterno positively? It was funny seeing him get publicly humiliated by wikileaks yesterday (top reply to his leaking tweet before he deleted it)...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Chris Cornell, his foundation, and outing child abuse/ped0s - Mephistopheles
That's actually uncanny, only real difference to my eye is podestas eye shape, they slope downwards on the the outside. But as for suicide, wouldn't it be really fricking hard to fake a suicide by hanging?...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Where do these human wave attacks of CTR trolls come from? - Mephistopheles
George Soros is paying me about 20c a post right now. Was much higher during the election. That's why you saw a lot of guys who would be Trump supporters actually kind of against him (didn't break character and support Hillary but slammed Trump)....
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: A political bomb has to be coming soon - Mephistopheles
[quote]holding their dicks when the light comes on. these MSM and DC morons are treating it like their normal gloryhole party[/quote] Great partially mixed metaphor. Bravo. ...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)