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Uh oh, Senators John McCain and Rand Paul are having a fight! It started Wednesday in the Senate when McCain (R-Not Russia) put on his angry pants and accused Paul of being a person who works for Vladimir Putin, just like a common pal of Donald Trump’s! Harsh words from John McCain, who haaaaaaates Putin, like any patriotic American does.

Politico explains the little tiff happened because the Senate is debating letting the tiny nation of Montenegro into NATO. Pretty much everybody supports it, because NATO is a very good alliance, and Montenegro seems nice enough, yeah? Well, Putin doesn’t like it, because Montenegro is on the foreign part of the globe called the “Balkans,” and Putin doesn’t want countries over there joining up with NATO, because it limits his sphere of influence. So! By the estimation of one Senator WALNUTS!!! from Arizona, if you don’t support letting Montenegro into NATO, you are SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY, RAND PAUL.

On the Senate floor, John McCain said there are literally no reasons in the world to oppose letting Montenegro into NATO, and if you object, you are essentially doing Putin’s bidding. So of course, Rand Paul got up to object, and then promptly queened right out of the room, all melodramatic and such. John McCain noticed!

Mr. President, I note the senator from Kentucky leaving the floor without justification or any rationale for the action he has just taken. That is really remarkable, that a senator blocking a treaty that is supported by the overwhelming number — perhaps 98, at least, of his colleagues — would come to the floor and object, and walk away. And walk away!

Maybe he had to take a big libertarian poop, or examine somebody’s eyes, because of how he is a “doctor.”

The only conclusion you can draw, when he walks away, is he has no argument to be made. He has no justification for his objection to having a small nation be part of NATO that is under assault from the Russians. So I repeat again, the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin.

You know, accusing people of working for Putin is a pretty touchy thing in DC these days, since AHEM COUGH YOU KNOW.

McCain also noted that Russia is trying to “dismember” Montenegro, and the country has been “subject to an attempted coup,” so COME ON RAND PAUL, stop being in bed with Vladimir Putin all the time, can you?

Now, of course, Rand Paul’s office says he is not working for Putin, but rather objects to defending the tiny nation from Russia because “blah blah libertarian blah blah $20 trillion debt blah blah reasons,” because he’s always like that. Or maybe he really is working for Putin! Should we do an investigation into Rand Paul? Could be fun!

Thursday morning, Rand Paul CONTINUED his little fight with McCain on “Morning Joe,” saying that “You know, I think he makes a really, really strong case, you know, for term limits.” He continued, “I think maybe he’s past his prime. I think maybe he’s gotten a little bit unhinged.” Then Paul explained that McCain is a mean warmongering anger bear who wants to do war with every nation in the world. VIOLENCE! FISTICUFFS! FIGHTIN’ WORDS!

MEOW HISS!

Anyway, it’s funny when Republican senators fight.

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  • MynameisBlarney

    Time to get serious about this shit then, eh McCain?

    Special Prosecutor or GTFO.

  • msanthropesmr

    We took a day trip to Montenegro when we vacationed in Serbia. Montenegro​is beautiful, and I had some awesome ham there.

    • Lefty Frizzell

      It looks superb in Casino Royale also too.

      • msanthropesmr

        They took us on that road.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • x111e7thst

    I’m pretty sure ol’ man Walnuts would kick AquaBuddha’s ass

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Sounds like Walnuts needs some applesauce and a nap.

  • goonemeritus

    I also hear that the Senator from Kentucky is pro fluoridation.

  • Vincent Ricola

    “So I repeat again, the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin.”

    Eat shit, Rand Paul, you nepotistic legacy idiot fuckface. I hope your highly-processed “naturally curly” hair gets too close to an open-flame of votes.

    Team possibly senile Walnutz.

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

    OT McDonalds:

    Man, McDonald's really needs to check in on its corporate account, this is getting out of control now. pic.twitter.com/EbNgRKYbw0— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) March 16, 2017

    • Vincent Ricola

      McDonalds has been amusing me for days. I wonder what in the hell is going on in their corporate office?!

      • MynameisBlarney

        While this is amusing.
        I just wish they’d focus on making food that wasn’t toxic.

        • I focus on literally never eating there, so makes no nevermind to me!

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Their coffee is surprisingly decent. I go there now, instead of Charbucks, for my caffeine fix.
          Everything else is meh.

          • calliecallie

            Egg McMuffin with American Bacon Libelz!

        • JohnBull

          And treating their workers like conquered natives in Hispaniola.

    • Mary Sandoras

      Well, I don’t think it’s a Russian hack.

      • folderol

        True! I looks like the work of those nefarious Montenegrins! Quick, call our reliable ally: Putin!

      • schmannity

        It was probably that sneaky Hamburglar.

    • Sardonicuss

      Nihlist Arbys meet Militant Mcdonalds!

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Officer Big Mac is investigating.

    • The Wanderer
    • Me not sure

      Bah-ba-da-bah-dah!

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      Dammit Mickey Dees….we WANT Trump to continue consuming mass quantities of your shitty food! Knock this shit off before he boycotts you!

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        We’ll still have KFC

        • MeerkatsRMammals

          Pshew…okay…forgot about that!

    • LarryHoudini

      CLOWN FIGHT!

    • georgiaburning

      The Burger King has gone rogue

  • arglebargle

    How many republicans does it take to death panel a light bulb?

    • eggsacklywright

      Depends on whether you can get the electoral college involved.

    • JohnBull

      Six. One to change it and five to say, “See, you LIBS and your shitty energy-saving lights just burn out! Huhuhuhuh.”

  • Zonath

    So was Senator McCain censured by the Senate for directly disparaging the character of a fellow Senator, like that evil, vile Elizabeth Warren was when she just read a 20 year old letter about Roscoe P. Coltrane Jefferson B. Sessions? Was he even warned?

    • Asterix

      Penis.

      McCain has a penis. Warren does not. Therefore McCain was correct and within the rules of conduct in the Senate.

  • kareemachan

    And notice that Raynd *still* does not have any justification for his no vote. Cuz when you’ve got nothing, you ad hominem.

    Like Raynd.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Trixel ain’t the only kid who’s a side-eye ninja.
    https://twitter.com/Crazyinnasia/status/842003344721891328

    • Thiazin Red

      The look on that baby’s face says “I shall remember this Father”

  • Pongo

    Ron Paul was a Russia-lover, too. Apparently runs in the family.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      They love feudalist oligarchs.

  • MynameisBlarney

    No fuckin shit.
    And we should NEVER fucking trust any motherfuckin trumpite, gop politicians, the enabling talking heads, and the fucking stupid fucking fuckers that voted for them.

    https://twitter.com/TODAYshow/status/842335789161709568

    • Shanzgood

      You seem a bit peeved.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Juuuuust a wee bit.

  • Sardonicuss

    There aren’t many people I would pick to lose in a fist fight with Grandpa Walnuts….but Randy Paul is sure one of them.

  • wide_stance_hubby

    Has McCain called him a cunt yet?

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Probably just a matter of time. Although he’s a political whore of the worst stripe, McCain has his share of “I’m extremely old and I just DGAF anymore” moments when he says the right thing, and means it.

      He should do it more often.

  • memzilla Ω

    Walnuts vs. Numbnuts. The betting windows are now open.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    He was not warned. He was not given an explanation. And he persisted with no adverse consequences.

    Ladies and gentlemen, white male privilege.

    • Shanzgood

      Both of them, right? McCain calls Paul a Rooskie-lover, Paul flounces out and then later calls McCain “unhinged”?

      • Paul

        What’s the latest news with Baconz? Did he get hired?

        • Shanzgood

          Don’t know yet! Hope to hear soon!

    • Tiny kaiju

      To be fair, Sen Paul did not persist so much as swanned off without so much as a hair flip or a super hero landing.

  • lucidamente

    Next thing you know, he’ll be suspending his campaign and cancelling his appearance on Letterman.

  • gene108

    Did anyone point out to Rand Paul that John McCain was a POW????

    Very disrespectful of the good “doctor” Paul.

  • fawkedifiknow

    Rand Paul took off out of the Senate chamber like Trump running from his draft board in 1968.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Rand took off out of the Senate chamber like Rand running out of the GOP luncheon when he was running for President.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Well, bless both their hearts.

  • folderol

    I’d feel much more comfortable if the Old GOP weren’t so…old. The New GOP is hurtling down the fast lane to destruction, and 99% of us are in the bus.

  • Crank Tango

    This is good news for McCain.

  • Michael R

    Someone hacked McDonald’s twitter account briefly

    https://s14.postimg.org/gew82ai69/mcdonalds.jpg

    • Me not sure

      I’m loving it!

      • Oblios_Cap

        Dah-dah-dah-da da.

        • beatbort

          Would you like fries with that hack?

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      The moment when Trump walked in on Grimace tweeting that Trump has tiny hands. pic.twitter.com/NtVWuNqFNd— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 16, 2017

  • Relativicus

    I think it was Charlie Pierce who expressed his relief that McCain didn’t read any letters from Coretta Scott King. After all, maintaining respectful deportment and comity in the senate is critical to its operation.

  • Mary Sandoras

    Can we throw Cruz into this gurl fight, just to mix it up a little bit?

    • Relativicus

      Throw him as far as you can, I say.

      • Lefty Frizzell

        Stwike him wuffly

        • The Wanderer

          And thwow him to the floor?

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        Preferably in to traffic.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Just turn on a camera and watch them knock each other out of the way to get there first.

    • Tacoclamgenda

      Gurl fight? Nah, just the “big” boys barely pissing off the porch.

  • Sardonicuss

    I think Driftglass used to have an entire series called: Rand Paul running away from things”…
    ..Or was that Rubio?

  • Mr. Blobfish

    In this corner, wearing the soiled trunks, weighing in at 210 pounds, the Arizona Assmasha, Joooohn McCaaaaain! And in this corner, in the polkadot trunks, weighing in at 149 pounds, Randle “Pooooooodlehead” Paaaaaaaaaaaul!

    • Oblios_Cap

      Aqua Buddha v. Geritol Man.

      Worst graphic novel evah!

  • Oblios_Cap

    Who will break out their cane first and club the other one even more senseless? I’m thinking McCain, because, given his age, you know he has his close by.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Lefty Frizzell

      Great overarm left to the temple, exploiting the blind spot, from the orange lad. Can do a lot of damage with that.

  • wide_stance_hubby

    Boy, McCain sure is up in arms about this.

    [I felt slightly bad about that, until I remembered Palin. Thanks again, McCain.]

  • beatbort

    Just walk away, Renee.

    • laughingnome

      You won’t see me follow you back home

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba
    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      We’re so fucked….

  • eggsacklywright

    Maybe now we can answer the vexing question: why are people from Montenegro so tall?

    • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend

      Some people look at Montenegrens and say “Why are they so tall?” I look at Montenegrens and say “Why are all the Not-Montenegrens so short?”

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    So Rand is a know-nothing dipshit who adopts positions for no good reason and McCain needs to be removed from the Senate? Looks to me like they’re both right.

  • Sardonicuss
  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    What’s the matter with Montenegro?

    Is it the second syllable?

  • anon_the_great

    How old is he, Rand?

    He’s so old…

    • The Wanderer

      He’s so old that he farts dust?

      • beatbort

        He’s older than my dad!

    • Celtic_Gnome

      He’s so old, when he was in high school, History class was called Current Events.

  • The Wanderer

    The Balkans have historically been considered to be within Russia’s sphere of influence, and you’d expect Russia to strenuously object to Montenegro’s admission into NATO. They’re still Not Happy At All with the Baltic republics, Ukraine and Georgia orienting themselves to the West.

    • Sardonicuss

      I believe the old Russian saying for that is :
      Tough titties.

      • The Wanderer

        The other old Russian saying is “GRR STOMP STOMP STOMP.”

        • Sardonicuss

          Well, Putties whole goal is the slow recreation of the glorious old Soviet. So this could actually be a good barometer on who in this govt. is compromised and who isnt.
          Maybe Walnuts has a point…

          • The Wanderer

            Yep. And recall what happened to Georgia back in 2008. Russia’s not known for its delicate feline touch.

          • Guinnessmonkey

            Are you suggesting Russia would have pulled that crap if Georgia was a NATO member?

    • Guinnessmonkey

      Well, except that the area that Montenegro is in was never controlled by the Russians at any point in human history. Yugoslavia wasn’t a member of the Warsaw Pact.

      The “this is Russia’s historical sphere of influence” line is total garbage in this case, even it was valid in other cases (it’s not).

      • The Wanderer

        I’m going back a bit farther than that.

        • Guinnessmonkey

          To when? When was that area controlled by the Russians? Before WWII it was still Yugoslavia (which had no ties to the Soviets). Before Yugoslavia it was briefly the independent Kingdom of Montenegro (from 1910-1918), which was also never controlled by the Russians. Before that it was part of the Ottoman Empire.

          The only point the Russians had control over Montenegro was at the very end of WWII, and that was hardly the same thing as what you’re claiming (particularly as half the region was liberated by partisans before the Soviets even got there).

    • Royal Ugly Dude

      Russia’s sphere of influence? Marshall Tito would like to have a word.

      • shivaskeeper

        The Serbs are ethnic cousins to the Russians. That’s where the influence comes from.

    • marxalot

      So the Russians, under the banner of Pan-Slavism, would like you to believe. But the southern Slav territories are historically associated with either the Ottoman or Austro-Hungarian (nee Holy Roman) empires. The populations until the 20th century identified themselves as either “Greek” (Christian) or “Turk” (Muslim); predominantly Orthodox (Greek or one of the smaller variants) or Catholic, neither Christian population had much time for the Russian Orthodox claims to Pan-Slavic leadership. As Russian assertions of “interest” have always come as cover for control, one can understand why; also that the Greek metropolitans do not get along with the Primate of Minsk and never have.
      /eastern European history nerd

      • Thaumaturgist

        Don’t forget the West Slavs, who rejected Cyrillic to distance themselves from the Russians, even though the Russian is little more than a Polish dialect.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Russian ties to the Balkans have two flavors, basically: Serbs and Bulgarians. The Serbs have everything to do with rivalry with the Austro-Hungarians. The Bulgarians have to do with Russia’s perpetual longing for warm water ports and historic rivalry with the Turks.

    • h4rr4r

      Maybe if he would not invade sovereign nations, we might give a tiny shit.

      Personally we should have blocked all trade for that.

  • Rick Hill

    What’s the big deal? Putin is just another person and he does good things!
    https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aWmgmdx_460s.jpg

    • Doug Langley

      Where’s Kolchak when we really need him?

      • PubOption

        Putin absorbs life forces during the day.

  • beatbort

    I refer back to Rand Paul’s long ago comment (actually one month ago), and I hereby proclaim Aqua Buddha to be Doctor Douchbag.

    “I just don’t think it’s useful to be doing investigation after
    investigation, particularly of your own party. We’ll never even get
    started with doing the things we need to do, like repealing Obamacare,
    if we’re spending our whole time having Republicans investigate
    Republicans. I think it makes no sense.”

  • Bill D. Burger

    Feel my wrath, Rand Paul……wait, Cindy! Maybe my pacemaker needs to be adjusted.

    http://i.imgur.com/aV7boyy.gif

  • schmannity

    I’m going with a big Libertarian dump. All those corn kernels, beef jerky, and Hot Pockets cannot be delayed.

  • Asterix

    Hell has frozen over – I’m supporting CrankyPants in this battle.

    Are CrankyPants and Lindsey the only republicans that actually get along?

  • Guinnessmonkey

    Nearly nothing Paul said in that clip made any sense. In his version of events Montenegro, which is just across the Adriatic from Italy, is “transitioning from Asia into Europe”. At no point was the region considered part of Asia. That’s just insane.

    Even his poll showing that most Montenegrins are against joining NATO is cherry picking (shocker, I know): Most polls in recent years have shown a clear majority favoring NATO.

    I also find laughable the idea that someone’s going to randomly invade Montenegro after it joins NATO. That’s why NATO membership works: nobody is dumb enough to invade a NATO member state. The only one who could in this case who aren’t members already would be Serbia and Bosnia, neither of which have any intention to do so.

    Rand Paul has no realistic reason for his vote. Personally, I’d bet he did it because he’s a nitwit and not because he’s on Putin’s payroll, but hey, I wouldn’t be shocked either way.

    • Oblios_Cap

      I agree with your assessment. He is a nitwit.

      • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

        “Libertarian” is long for nitwit.

        • dshwa

          A “long form” nitwit certificate, if you will.

    • mardam422

      I second the nitwit vote.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      Um, couldn’t the answer be “Both of them, Katie”?

    • h4rr4r

      Yes, it is an Eastern European nations, line begins at the wall, and we already have plenty of them in NATO.

    • Lamashtar

      Paul’s note about not being in NATO meaning you can “trade with both sides” also makes no sense. NATO doesn’t force economics.

      • Guinnessmonkey

        I actually wonder if Paul knows that, what with him being a nitwit.

  • How many divisions is Montenegro going to contribute during a war or are we basically taking on another client state that offers us little in return?

    • The Wanderer

      Um . . .

      • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

        Yeah.

      • Sardonicuss

        That sounds like a familiar foreign policy position on NATO….just cant quite place where I’ve heard it before….?

        • I think we can strike a balance between isolationism and/or extortion and committing ourselves to be the world’s policeman for every country on the planet.

          • Sardonicuss

            In the past, when the guy in the White House didn’t have a big Russian hand up his but, that may have been a debatable position regarding NATO. I don’t think it is anymore.

          • Thaumaturgist

            There was this kid from the Netherlands who stuck his finger in the dyke. Wonder why?

          • Doug Langley

            He was warming up for puberty?

          • h4rr4r

            So we can appease Putin? What would you call that policy? Appeasement? Now that is a catchy name.

          • I’m sorry, is Putin trying to annex Montenegro?

          • h4rr4r

            Yes, that is the plan.
            Are you really this unaware of current events?

            https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/11/serbia-deports-russians-suspected-of-plotting-montenegro-coup

            If you really did not know this, then maybe you should be quiet until you understand the situation.

    • Thaumaturgist

      The point behind NATO and the EU is that a unified Europe is perfectly capable of defending itself from Upper Volta. But if the czar can pick off a European country here and there, by offering a special deal, or a president can cut a better deal by getting European countries to bid against each other, you can conquer the continent one mouthful at a time. Takes longer; costs less.

      • Thaumaturgist

        FWIW, Putin has, for all practical purposes, already picked off Turkey, and Trump already made his deal for his glorious new development in Istanbul, which is why Flynn working for Turkey is no big.

    • shivaskeeper

      Your right. We should dump New Zealand as an ally as well since their entire Army is the size of one of our Brigades.

      That’s not how allies work. That’s not how NATO works.

      • NATO is a security alliance and a guarantee that if one is attacked, all respond.

        Are we going to do the fighting for every country on Earth that wants us to fight for them?

        • Tacoclamgenda

          Well, if we are hell bent on being too dog…

        • Guinnessmonkey

          Is there some security threat to Montenegro that keeps you up at night? Are you under the impression that Serbia would let Montenegro go peacefully before, but plans to invade them AFTER they become full NATO members?

          Or, for that matter, that we don’t have a vested interest in slapping down countries that try to invade and annex their neighbors (particularly when it’d be as easy as a NATO vs. Serbia fight)?

          • Is there some reason why Europe can’t take care of problems in their own backyard without dragging us into it?

          • Guinnessmonkey

            What problems?

            NATO has been utilized as a defensive alliance exactly once: In defense of the United States of America in the wake of 9/11.

            Is there some reason America can’t take care of problems in their own backyard (or, in this case, Afghanistan) without dragging Europe into it?

          • You’ve seen how well things are in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya… I think it’s pretty clear, the answer is no.

            We should have listened to the French.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Here’s the thing about NATO: There are a lot of countries that have historic antagonism toward other countries that are fellow members. NATO has kept the peace in Europe since its inception. Turkey and Greece, who historically hate the shit out of each other, found there were more important things than their old feud and cooperate with each other knowing that the rest of NATO has their backs.

          • DahBoner

            Yes. They are selfish nationalists, generally speaking.

        • shivaskeeper

          Well we could let them get absorbed by whichever other country is bigger and meaner and wants to fulfill it’s dreams of empire, or just settle a grudge. Besides, historically, a destabilized Europe would be good for us and the world just like every other time that has happened.

          The whole point is no one invades NATO countries since the rest of it’s allies won’t let it happen. There is nothing wrong with trying to get more allies. The way things are going we are going to need them.

          • It’s always 1939…

          • Guinnessmonkey

            No, it’s usually 1937 or so, when there’s still a chance to stand tall and end war before it starts. When you stick your head in the sand like an isolationist, that’s when you see 1939 again.

            There’s a reason why the period since NATO was established has been the most peaceful period in human history (well, NATO and nukes).

          • h4rr4r

            And you seem to always be Neville Chamberlain.

          • Well, fuck it all then, let’s reinstate the fucking draft, commit all the money to the defense budget and station troops everywhere.

          • h4rr4r

            The Army does not want the draft. Our defense budget is fine. We do have troops stationed almost everywhere.

          • No, if we’re going to police the world and fight everyone’s battles for them, we need more weapons and troops. Especially when the Saudis want us to go fight Iran. That’s gonna take up a lot of resources. Gotta save the world from everyone and control it.

          • h4rr4r

            полезные дураки is what Putin calls you.

          • And I call you a fucking asshole. So fuck off.

          • h4rr4r

            Well at least this asshole is not helping Putin rebuild the USSR.

            I am proud to be called names by the 5th column.

          • WOLVERINES!

          • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

            That’s the thing tho, there are allies who are more trouble than they’re worth (for instance, Israel is edging dangerously close to that territory). It’s why NATO didn’t accept offers from Ukraine and Georgia, since they reasoned (correctly) that both countries were trying to shore up their positions due to imminent conflicts with Russia and that the cost would be all out of proportion to the benefits. It’s a valid question to ask whether taking on a new member is worth the increased responsibility and risk.

          • shivaskeeper

            It is absolutely a valid question. The answer shouldn’t be, “I don’t wanna, it’s Europe’s problem”. Actual analysis and debate and then deciding it’s not worth it? Fine.

            Israel isn’t a NATO ally, but they are an ally. They get away with far more than any other ally would be able to for the simple reason that the religious right loves them and needs them to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem to fulfill prophecy for the second coming. One of the many glaring examples of why religion and government policy should not mix.

          • h4rr4r

            Giving Russia Crimea was ok?

            What the fuck is wrong with you? Of course we should have added Ukraine to NATO.

          • shivaskeeper

            Reply instead of edit. Poor phrasing on my part. The way things are going we are going to need friends. After the shitgibbon is done and gone we will need some friendly nations to be able to forgive us and work with us again.

        • h4rr4r

          The alternative is to let Putin put the USSR back together.

          So yeah.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Off the top of my head, NATO has kept peace in Europe longer than anything, maybe ever, since peoples there were not poor enough to go fight each other. Or maybe just the last couple hundred years. What Montenegro offers us is a slightly bigger piece of Europe that’s not going to end up with some version of Russian fuckery going on.

    • h4rr4r

      How much does Putin pay for comments like that?

      • Fuck off. Just because I don’t think the US should play world cop for every nation on Earth doesn’t mean I’m a traitorous son of a bitch.

        • h4rr4r

          So then pray tell who should protect Montenegro from Putin?

          Say a traitorous thing, get called a traitor. What a surprise.

          • Didn’t realize it was traitorous to say that we shouldn’t commit militarily to every fucking nation on the planet and maybe other regional powers should handle their own regions.

          • h4rr4r

            No, it is traitorous to be fine with handing over a possible ally to the rebuilding USSR.

    • Thaumaturgist

      How many navel, air and infantry bases on the Adriatic is Montenegro going to give the Russians if Putin can pick Montenegro off, one way or another?

      Sometimes, you seize the high ground even if it doesn’t give you any extra divisions.

    • Thaumaturgist

      In summary, we want Montenegro not because of what Montenegro can give us but because of what Montenegro can give Putin.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    As a compromise, Paul agreed to letting them in if they changed their name to Montecaucasian.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Montehonky fared very badly in focus groups, so yeah.

  • Jgb979

    Hey:

    Maverick:

    Want to do something mavericky? How’s about dropping some of those “working for Putin” truth bombs and putting a stop to this for good

  • Logic dictates the younger, fitter Rand to be able to mop the floor with Ol’ Dry As Dust, but I heard McCain fights mean. Mad mean!

    • cats530

      Aqua Buddha does lots of mopping with that poodle rug on his head.

    • Sardonicuss

      He’s a biter.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      Just put McWalnuts in a Skyraider and he’ll take out Rand Paul in a minute. Assuming he doesn’t crash the thing first, of course.

  • cats530

    It is funny when the overinflated Titanic egos of the GOP clash. Bruises to the GOP ego cannot be tolerated!

  • laughingnome

    Okay so Rand Ayn Rand Paul is now working for a Russian oligarch. Maybe it pays better.

    • Jgb979

      Really shouldn’t surprise those who worship ms. “Selfishness is a virtue” that they’d put self interest ahead of patriotism if Russian Oligarch’s paid better.

      • Stulexington

        When I enrich myself, those who I represent are enriched too … that’s how it works right?

    • Zonath

      Obviously, privatizing government assets has to start somewhere, so why not with Senator Paul?

      Wait, did I say “assets”? I meant “assholes”.

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

    Sean Spicer did it again:

    Sean Spicer truly no longer cares. https://t.co/lpeayoa2As pic.twitter.com/XcXpzfIbp9— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) March 16, 2017

    • Shoto

      Spicer indicated that it was too early to comment, then tweetered “Pot.” This presumably means that he was unable to read the ruling at that time because he was sittin’ on the “Pot.”

      Hey, just spitballin’…

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        Tweet master he is not

      • Dudleydidwrong

        I hope it’s a two-holer, what with himself and Rand Paul taking care of their morning bidness at the same time.

      • Nockular cavity

        “Sean, can you comment?”
        “‘BAITIN’!”

      • PubOption

        Perhaps he has decided he should chill out, dude.

      • MizzMazz

        It’s another password, I bet.

    • Mpeg

      DISTRACTION TACTIC!!1!!

  • Royal Ugly Dude

    odds are 6:1 that Trump’s next wife will be from Montenegro.

    • Sardonicuss

      He has to wait for her to mature a couple of years. She’s 12 now.

  • cats530

    “Maybe he had to take a big libertarian poop,”

    That’s it. And it was full of Monsanto corn subsidies.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    OK,usually I’d just root for injuries and put it at that, but Rand Paul, like his father, is worthless glibertarian shit who deserves no quarter in a fight such as this, so fuck off forever Rand Paul.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      Bigly injuries with lots of heavy votes.

      McCain isn’t on my Xmas card list but Paul…well, I just hope that Rand can continue to breathe underneath all those heavy votes.

  • marxalot

    There ain’t no tussle like an intra-party Republican Senate tussle, because an intra-party Republican Senate tussle don’t stop. Like, ever. Those dudes live forever and love microphones.

    • The Wanderer

      Like a super-bitchy dorm of early-teens girls?

      • Tacoclamgenda

        Well, since it’s boys, I’m thinking maybe like rabid sports fans of rival teams. For examples see comments on sports websites.

      • marxalot

        I swear, I’m gonna write a memoir about the 3 semesters I spent in the freshman dorm back at the dawn of the Social Era, and I’m gonna call it “Of MySpace and Men.”

    • Beanz&Berryz

      And are vindictive fucks

  • wait! what?

    Rand Paul isn’t going to let ANY country into NATO that has the word ‘negro’ in it.

    • Zonath

      The separate drinking fountains at the HQ would just cost way too much.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Turmp walks back wiretapping claim…

    “wiretapp can mean a lot of different things”

    Suuuuure it can….such as?

    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/03/cowardly-trump-walks-it-back-wiretap-can

    • laughingnome

      It could mean playing the piano if you understand the mechanics of how it works.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        It could mean that even if someone doesn’t understand the mechanics of how a piano works.

      • DahBoner

        I should have scrolled!

      • Painter of Swedish Tragedies

        As opposed to wire plucking which can only mean harpsichord. Or harp. Well, or guitar. Nevermind.

        • Querolous

          Pull out all the stops!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Why, just this morning I wiretapped my dick and some yellow fluid came out!

    • DahBoner

      Piano playing? That’s tapping wires…

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Democrats in Disarray!

    • Crank Tango

      Herding Cats!

    • Thank you. Every time any pundit turns to Dems, it’s this. With very little actual evidence.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Meanwhilst, in Georgia’s 6th District…

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028800521

    • Antonin Dvorak

      I read recently that Dem groups have gotten 10,000 new voters registered in that district.

      • dshwa

        Just in time for the next wave of voter suppression.

        • Stulexington

          here’s hoping this time they have voter id drives.

  • boredcatlady

    Mom and I having lunch at a teeny tiny home cooking joint in a small Kentucky town; when I read the following passage to her, she started laughing so loud that the entire restaurant turned and looked at us. But we are nice old white ladies, so nobody got mad:

    On the Senate floor, John McCain said there are literally no reasons in the world to oppose letting Montenegro into NATO, and if you object, you are essentially doing Putin’s bidding. So of course, Rand Paul got up to object, and then promptly queened right out of the room, all melodramatic and such.

    Mom-who wrote that???!
    Me- a writer from memphis

    • proudgrampa

      HAHAHAHAHA. That is a great story!

  • dshwa

    Hard to pick a horse here. Rand is despicable, but Walnuts throws the Maverick Fake so often I don’t trust him.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Can’t trust Walnuts any more than five Navy planes could trust him.

      • Guinnessmonkey

        Well, you’re a bad person and should feel bad.

      • Nockular cavity

        I only trust McCain as far as a carrier’s catapult could throw him. Which is apparently only as far as dropping him in the ocean.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        He’s like Lindsey Graham, in that occasionally he says something that makes sense, but I still don’t trust him as far as I can throw him.

    • Sardonicuss

      It is slightly more harsh than his usual windbaggery though..calling another Senator a Roosian stooge.
      Typically, he speaks loudly and carries no stick.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Antonin Dvorak

      Knowing is half the battle.

    • Shoto

      Step #1. Take off the stupid MAGA hat, dumbass.

      • Marceline

        No. That hat should become synonymous with regret.

      • Nockular cavity

        Maybe he could make it betterer by adding a second “again” to the end.

      • Sardonicuss

        Step #2: Douse MAGA hat in lighter fluid…

        • wavicles

          Skip step #1

      • ltmcdies

        I think his wearing the hat was to show what his mistake was….otherwise would you know for sure

        • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

          Yeah. Like the beard maybe?

    • mardam422

      Funny. I don’t see the words “I’m sorry” on that sign.

      • Sardonicuss

        Should say: I am sooooooooooo very very very very sorry. Really. I fucked up (continue reading on back of sign)

      • wide_stance_hubby

        At least a sad-eyed beagle puppy.

    • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend

      Is this one of those twelve-step programs?

      • Antonin Dvorak

        “Hello, my name is James W. and I am a Trump voter.”

        • Sardonicuss

          ” Here’s your coin. Coffee and donuts in back”

          • Crystalclear12

            “Silkwood shower to your left.”

        • Doug Langley

          “HI, JAMES!!!”

        • Sanity Please

          Best post of the day. My compliments.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance
      • Nockular cavity

        “It looks like you want to undo your past actions. Sorry, but that doesn’t work in the real world!”

        • WotsAllThisThen

          Control-Z! Control-Z! Dammit!

          • Nockular cavity

            I’ve actually thought that after I’ve said something stupid.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      ‘Sympathy’ may be found in the dictionary between ‘shit’ and ‘syphilis’.

    • wait! what?

      He spelled hyooge wrong.

    • DahBoner

      What a lonely man. 😟

    • OrG

      FALSE FLAG FAKE NEWS or something.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      If you think he’s sorry now, wait until his Soros check doesn’t show up.

    • Shibusa

      I’ll bet you a bag of pork rinds that James Walker is getting death threats from rabid Trumpkins today. I wish him luck with the MAGA poo-flingers.

    • William
  • azeyote

    well as things seem to be heading – by 2018 republicans will be proudly pro Russia and tout their connections, and common goals – their base will love it –

  • Jenny

    But really, why should we deny anyone who wants to be a part of NATO, be a part of NATO?

    Stop being a dick Rand Paul. Or better yet just stop being Rand Paul.

  • Mpeg

    Conduct UNBECOMING, Senators?
    If you have nothing nice to say – – you BOTH come sit next to me!~

  • DahBoner

    Heeeeey!

    Who isn’t working for Vladimir Putin now?
    http://i.makeagif.com/media/5-05-2015/BXwuZQ.gif

    • WotsAllThisThen

      I guess now it’s just a question of who runs out of payroll funds first, Putin or Soros. Speaking of which, who do I talk to in HR about my unpaid invoices? I’ve been protesting and protesting and haven’t seen a dime of that money.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Sounds like someone put a wire tapp in the old man’s microwave oatmeal.

  • Lizzietish81
  • Mary Sandoras
  • NastyBossetti

    I just got email about the people who were laid off from my company today, and one of the paragraphs ends like this, “We wish David the best of luck in the future and congratulate him on his recent engagement.” Congrats, dude! You’re fired! I don’t know why they included that little detail about him being recently engaged. It seems like twisting the knife.

    • laughingnome

      The free market often lacks tact.

      • NastyBossetti

        Our CEO always lacks tact. Any good bosses in this company never let their people talk to the CEO alone.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      “Best of luck when your fiance tells you to fuck off because you’re now a deadbeat without a job or a future!”. Make sure to include smiley-face emoticon.

      • NastyBossetti

        They offered him a position where he would have to relocate from TX to GA, so at least he had that option, which I assume he discussed with his fiancé, so I have convinced myself they will be ok!

        • h4rr4r

          Tough decision, you do get to leave TX which is a big step up in the world, but GA so not that great.

          • keenanjay

            Hobson’s choice for sure.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          TX to GA. “We’re sorry to inform you that we have eliminated your position on our waterless death planet with the acidic atmosphere, but we are happy to offer you a new post at our frozen methane gas giant facility two galaxies over!”

          • Tiny kaiju

            I think you mean Buffalo NY for the second planet.

    • Oblios_Cap

      If he had just bought a new car, they would probably congratulate him on its impending repossession.

    • Painter of Swedish Tragedies

      Gilding the turd?

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Seems like it? Good lord, that’s some cold-ass shit.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      They should have added “best wishes in finding affordable health care David. We hope you don’t get sick any time soon!”

      • NastyBossetti

        Also fired: a man whose wife is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. No joke. I don’t know what they’re going to do.

        • bobbert

          Cobra for a while, only if his former employer’s place coverage is good?

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          Sad, but I’m not the slightest bit surprised. I hope he can get on Obamacare while it still exists.

    • Sardonicuss

      Wonder if he even got a slice of cake with that FU?

      • Doug Langley

        Geez, you have any idea how hard it is to get some cake?? Why, you’d have to go to a grocery and spend money.

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      “Good luck affording that wedding!”

      • NastyBossetti

        “Now you’re free to do all those pinterest crafts you didn’t think you would have time for!”

    • Doug Langley
      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        I hate upvoting Mr. Adams. He’s come unglued recently.

        • Separate the art from the artist. You can love _Thriller_ without being pro-pedophile.

          • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

            Good point! I will definitely take that advice and feel less guilty about laughing at the Dilbert cartoonist and with the Dilbert cartoon.

  • Mpeg

    So… in the ring, we have.. Ovaltine, vs. Visine?

    • snark-lurker

      donut forget your Vulvatine!

  • Mavenmaven

    I do recall that RT (the Russian propaganda news site) really liked Rand Paul and did a lot of favorable stories about him, so it wouldn’t surprise me.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Ron Paul paved the way for his son.

    • Sardonicuss

      He sure dropped out early. Wonder how his campaign finance situation ended up looking?

    • WotsAllThisThen

      I see a Medal of Friendship in his future.

    • TJ Barke

      Well they espouse a generally non interventionist foreign policy. Which makes russia tingly all over.

      • h4rr4r

        For other people to have. Russia loves them some intervention. Up to and including invading Ukraine. Let us not forget they are still occupying Crimea.

        • TJ Barke

          My point was they didn’t want the US to be interventionist.

          • h4rr4r

            My point was they want that policy for everyone, save for Russia.

  • Lizzietish81

    Hey Rand, you know who ELSE WAS IN THE SENATE FOR A MILLION YEARS?!

  • Mary Sandoras
  • BadKitty904

    Talk about “Old Man Yells at Cloud“…

  • MynameisBlarney
    • BadKitty904

      And defend against whom? Trump has already betrayed America to its greatest enemy.

      • h4rr4r

        Yeah, why do we need a military if our president is a Puppet of the rebuilding USSR?

      • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

        Which should lead to a lower defense budget, after all.

        • BadKitty904

          Unless you’re looting the public treasury to steer government contracts to Republican “campaign donors” and pay them off with OUR tax dollars…

    • Flashman

      On the other hand, a couple of new arcraft carrier battle groups and F-35 are totally going to stop cyberhacking.

      Srsly, if you’re Putin, why would you buy so much as another bullet when you can wreck the western Democracies using their openness and electoral processes?

    • janecita

      Like the great, Major General Smedley Butler wisely asserted, “War is a Racket.”

  • BadKitty904
    • Sardonicuss

      Hah!
      “And you need to give people freedom, Jesus, the freedom to suffer misery and poverty.”
      Zegs to a tee.

      • BadKitty904

        Ryan is the Hypocrite’s Hypocrite.

  • Ghenghis McCann

    Dear Rand Paul,
    The name of the country is pronounced Monte-neh-gro, not Monte-nee-gro. So, nothing to worry about there.

    • BadKitty904

      And no, Rand, it’s not in Africa.

    • janecita

      But Rand Paul is fluent in Spanish (maybe?).

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Oblios_Cap

      Except none of the GOP would know much about anything physical that didn’t involve little boys.

  • Crystalclear12

    I like this. Breaks up the monotony of the healthcare fight:
    Kills too many!
    Doesn’t kill enough!

    • Sardonicuss

      “It’s a dessert topping! No God damnit its a floor polish!”

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Coming up on CSPAN-8 : The Ocho™ … McCain vs Paul.

  • janecita

    Does Montenegro have the money to pay for the NATO fees? Because, obviously, we don’t need anymore freeloaders!

    • Sardonicuss

      Hey, did you hack Drups teleprompter?

      • janecita

        I saw it from the microwave.

    • shivaskeeper

      Current membership “dues” are 2% of a nations GDP.

      • The Wanderer

        So, Montenegro . . . five bucks?

        • janecita

          I did my calculations (I’m lying, I used Google) they will be paying 88 million.

    • h4rr4r

      Da, Comrade.

      • janecita
        • h4rr4r

          We need to get some A10s back in practice in Europe. They were built to protect the Fulda Gap, and clearly that jobs still needs doing.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Davis-Monthan, Tucson AZ. I see A-10s flying overhead every day.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            our little piece of the MIC welfare gravy train

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            At least the A-10s are already paid for and proven effective…unlike, I dunno…St. Ron’s SDI?

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            actually, the A-10’s are a bargain. They aren’t that expensive and we paid for them long ago. Keeping them flying is cheap, compared to as boondoggle like the F-35. It’s just funny how everyone loves pork when it’s their pork…

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            It’s the only form of pork McCain has ever delivered his his/our state. You’d think protecting things like…you know, the Grand fucking Canyon would be a priority, if for no other reasons than tourist $$ to the state. But not Walnuts.

          • janecita

            To be honest, I don’t give three flying fucks about NATO, and their overblown budget. I’m more worry about our Healthcare, social services, EPA, and Education being decimated.

          • h4rr4r

            And you think Putin will give you those things?

            You can’t have one without the other. You are being a useful idiot.

          • janecita

            What does Putin have to do with anything? I’m confused!

          • h4rr4r

            What are you confused about?

            Putin wants to annex Montenegro. For a port on the Adriatic, as access to the Mediterranean. He wants to rebuild the USSR.

            You are being a useful idiot towards that cause. The economic fallout of this happening will mean we can’t afford any of what you want. The human suffering you are willing to ignore, is beyond my understanding.

          • janecita

            Dude, what is wrong with you? I worry about the shit that goes on in this country! I’m sorry but I’m not in any hurry to get involved in another useless war. I don’t care if Montenegro becomes a member of NATO, I was joking, using Trump’s words, when I called them “freeloaders.” Putin is an asshole, but so is Trump and he is doing lots of damage here at home that will affect us all.

          • h4rr4r

            What is wrong with me not being ok with you turning a blind eye to the world around you?

            At home we might lose healthcare, Putin will kill those who oppose him.

            You are really ok with what the USSR did and Putin doing it again?
            You are ok with the USA being a puppet state of Russia?

          • janecita
          • h4rr4r

            Putin is counting on that.

          • h4rr4r

            This post really makes you seem like a paid Russian troll.

            That is exactly what they say.

          • janecita

            Whatever.

    • Thaumaturgist

      That’s the whole point. Montenegro may not have the money for naval, air or infantry bases but Putin does.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Annie Jomes

      Breathtaking cruelty. Absolutely astounding.

    • cheetojeebus

      fucker needs to feel the awesome power and vengeance of the sacred rusty chainsaw of votes.

    • shivaskeeper

      Want to bet one of them is connected to the company that is going to be hired to develop the new system to verify assets?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        It’s Florida, so that makes PERFECT SENSE.

        • shivaskeeper

          I would bet that is the case even if it wasn’t Florida. It’s the GOPer way.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Yeah, I’m going to have to take an internet break today. All this talk of ripping the food out of the mouths of our poorest and oldest is making me legitimately depressed.

      • Oblios_Cap

        Luke 16:13-15 “You cannot serve two masters at the same time. You will hate one master and love the other. Or you will be loyal to one and not care about the other. You cannot serve God and Money at the same time.”

    • Oblios_Cap

      Yeah that stories been all over here in GOP-infested Florida. One thing everybody misses is that the Federal poverty rate is severely understated when you can earn a salary that is 200% over the rate (pre-tax) and still really need assistance.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Tax dollars ARE sacred. That’s why they should be spent on assisting the poor. Jesus would have no problem with this…he’d encourage it. This guy, however, is obviously a Mammon worshiper.

    • MizzMazz

      ::State Rep. Carlos Trujillo (R-Miami), who chairs the budget committee,
      told lawmakers he’d seen people shopping in grocery stores with “a
      Mercedes key chain and their SNAP card.”::

      Evil scumbag. I had a Mercedes key chain. It came with the 1974 450SEL I bought for $1000, because I needed a car. I’m sick of these bullshit artists spewing the same shit for the last three decades. You don’t know what people have to live on, or what their circumstances are. A key chain means nothing.

  • WiscoJoe
    • Scrofula

      Or, Walnuts vs. Goobers. Whoever wins, the nut allergy people lose.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    What’s really funny is Rand Paul saying somebody else is unhinged.

    • TundraGrifter

      Did you ever hear someone comment that a person is “hinged?”

      “Wow! She’s pretty hinged!” Or something like that there.

      • I bet it’s like “whelmed”. You can totally be hinged in Europe

        • DainBramage

          It’s like renowned. You can become renowned, but as Buffy and Willow said, first there’s the painful nowning process.

        • Oblios_Cap

          I’m pretty damned gruntled, myself.

        • TundraGrifter

          Or “gruntled.” I stole that one from P.G. Wodehouse. If you haven’t read any of his classic works, you have a treat in store.

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        Now that you mention it…no, no I haven’t.

      • Thaumaturgist

        I’ve thought to sending hinges to the White House.

  • Flashman

    Today, we are all Montenegros.

  • BadKitty904

    OT: This just in…

    Nigel the Cat Trapped for 36 Hours After Sneaking into Car in Bristol Street
    http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/nigel-the-cat-trapped-for-36-hours-after-sneaking-into-car-in-bristol-street/story-30201599-detail/story.html

    Film at 11.

    • Scrofula

      That car will have to be burned now. 36 hours mean that cat pissed somewhere.

    • Oblios_Cap
    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Cats just get themselves into situations a dog wouldn’t dream of. After some really sad experiences I decided that the indoor life was better for cats. Better for wildlife, too

      • BadKitty904

        Yes, it most certainly is.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      “He obviously hasn’t learnt his lesson either. The next day when I got him he jumped in the back of my car. He’s always jumping in people’s cars.”

      Well, he did get a very big meal afterwards, didn’t he? I think he just found out what a cat’s gotta do to get a real meal these days.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • arglebargle
      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        People who hate brown people often have ties to Nazis or the Klan or both. Whoda thunk?

    • Brendan_M

      To be fair, that is a really tough, complicated question. Who can really say if they’re an active member in a Nazi-aligned organization, after all?

      • Sardonicuss

        Uhh…I thought I was joining DARE or something…

      • Zyxomma

        He was born in the UK. There’s no excuse.

    • Sardonicuss

      With a name like Gorka, he is either a NAZI or Transformer bot.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Gorka is a piece of shit. No ifs, ands or buts about it.

    • beingreleased

      Why didn’t he just say “No”? Is lying about being a Nazi worse than being a Nazi?

    • laughingnome

      He does belong to a Nazi-allied group – the Trump White House.

    • Jesus i FUCKING hate this guy. I’m pulling any contributions to NPR if they air that wanker again.

      (There are supposed ties to nazi groups in hungary. Hence his reluctance to answer).

  • Nick Scroggs

    Wouldn’t libertarians be absolutely opposed to Russia, you know, being authoritarian? Maybe it’s more about money. And now this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiBOGpT0hWY

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Being a libertarian is all about I’ve got mine, fuck you. So they have no problem with oligarchs who share that philosopy.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        As long as they allow you to smoke weed.

        • Zyxomma

          Well, there aren’t many black libertarians (yes, I can name a few), so they aren’t usually the ones prosecuted for their weed.

  • Scrofula

    Dammit, Walnuts, those concussions from the VC are catching up with you.
    Rand Paul is an anti-play-along-with-other-countries libertarian. It is TOTALLY in his nature to be the 98-1 holdout on a vote like this. Stop picking a fight with the eye-doctor dork, even if you could still beat him in a slap-fight with your busted arms (spitting your dentures at him?).
    Yer fucking PRESIDENT is the one who needs to be called out on the floor of the Senate for blowing Putin.
    Say what you just did, but sub in TRUMP. Bannon, Sessions and Tillerson are also acceptable.
    Now he’s gonna shuffle off looking for a radio playing Lone Ranger while muttering “grr Russians, grr” and no one will pay attention.

    • Brendan_M

      But winning this fight would put “President” Trump in the position of approving a NATO expansion, which would anger his boss Putin.

      We could see the release of a certain explosive, world-changing film. And I’m not talking about the new Fast and Furious movie.

      • snark-lurker

        Fast and Furious WARB

      • Scrofula

        Are you saying Walnuts is planting the seeds to accuse Trump’s opposition as pro-Russian?
        That just seems way too complex for his attention span.

        • Brendan_M

          No, but the natural tension between the anti-Russian Congress and Putin sycophants in the White House will cause instances like this. NATO expansion, continued sanctions, support for Ukraine: all these could trigger the inevitable split between Trump and Putin.

          • Scrofula

            I’m hoping the split comes when Trump gets evicted.

  • Nick Scroggs
  • AnnieGetYerFun

    Eh. Call me when McCain yanks out Rand’s weave.

    • Shanzgood

      FILM IT

      • Brendan_M

        John McCain spends 70-80% of his life on Sunday news shows, so chances are it will be recorded.

        • Scrofula

          The shows transport him in one of those dog crates so he doesn’t attack other guests/Asians.

    • Edith Prickly

      I hope he doesn’t pay someone to make his hair look that bad.

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        Oh that is straight-up Hair Club For Men.

  • Mary Sandoras

    OT: Make America unsafe again!

    Three airport security programs axed under Trump budget

    The budget would reduce the Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response program. These “VIPR” teams sweep transit hubs, often using bomb-sniffing dogs, and are designed to serve as a visible security presence around airports, train stations and ports.

    But Trump’s proposal says the program “achieves few Federal law enforcement priorities.”

    http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/324302-three-airport-security-programs-axed-under-trump-budget

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Well, for one thing, it pays salaries of government employees, which is bad, BAD!

      • theblackdog

        Of course, because they should be paying the salaries of private contractors instead. It’s the Republican way!

  • Nick Scroggs
    • snark-lurker

      oh no, I ain’t goin there

    • Scrofula

      I ain’t clicking. But from the still, it looks like menstruation involves shitting your skirt while evil stepsisters judge and laugh at you.

      • MizzMazz

        They showed that to us in school. That was sex ed. I learned more form the pamphlet in the Kotex box.

  • William
    • Scrofula

      Watching that again, I realize the parents KNEW what would happen and allowed it. That kid must be a real little shit.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Yeah, I’d say he totally deserved that.

        • Jenny

          I bet he did. My son got mad and kicked my dog once. Once. I had my son over my knee before the dog even knew what was happening. Then after his spanking he had his trucks taken away. Don’t you hit my dogs!

          I told him he was lucky the dogs are good dogs that have much more patience than I do. He would regret the day he ends up in the mouth of a dog, especially a pitbull.

      • Sardonicuss

        I does put me in the weird position of enjoying watching a babby get smacked down.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Well….yanno…some kids are just natural shits.

          • foreign agitator Captain Kraut

            Worse, some grow up to be republicans.

      • Bitter Scribe

        IMO most toddlers should not be allowed around pets without very close supervision. They see them as toys.

    • marxalot

      What we have here, everybody, is Learning.

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Archival footage from Donnie’s childhood. After they found the cat’s headless corpse buried in the backyard, he was never allowed to have another pet.

      • Idiokraticdrumpfenjugend

        To this day, when cats and dogs see him coming, they instinctively cross to the other side of the street.

    • Crank Tango

      Never bring a baby slapper to a fangs and claws fight!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      And here we see Donald Trump learning how to play as a four year old.

      EDIT: Damn you guys are fast. I should know better by now, but dropped on head as an infant, as a gradeschooler, in high school, out of a dorm window, and then there was that time I slipped on a freshly waxed floor near the supply room.

    • shivaskeeper

      The cat’s look of, “did you just do that you stupid hairless ape?”

    • canes_pugnaces

      I’ve always wondered why anyone would willfully live with a sociopathic animal. Any of them.

    • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

      Pictured here is that meanie judge from Hawaii (is that even a state?) and Maryland telling Lord Dampnut to GTFO with his Muslim ban.

    • Shibusa

      Was that the young Ted Nugent?

    • Oh my god i love that so much.

  • Edith Prickly

    If this slapfight turns into fisticuffs, I’d bet on McCain.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Technically, neither of them is wrong about the other- they both suck…

    • Riley Whodat Venable

      Crash vs Aqua Buddha.

  • suziq

    How many terms has Paul been in there? A few less than what he thinks the limit should be?

  • Riley Whodat Venable

    I want Montenegro in NATO. Since this a cooking blog, it is because I love Sheep cooked in milk, with a side of Polenta. Good eatin! Much to good for them damn Ruskies!

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Oh I don’t know. Everything tastes better with vodka.

      • Brendan_M

        Like that one orange mixer that often comes with vodka, whatever it’s called…

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Something about screwing?

          • Brendan_M

            You’ve got a one-track mind.

          • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

            Yes, I am always thinking about orange juice.

    • Brendan_M

      It was probably unwise to push NATO-expansion into Eastern Europe so aggressively, helping to spur this hostile relationship between Russia and the West. But now that we’re here, we should protect the countries that are threatened and take this vital coastal territory out of Putin’s reach. Food stuff, also.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania chomped at the bit to get into NATO because they have plenty of experience with Russian imperialism.

        • Brendan_M

          Yes, and as someone of significant Lithuanian heritage, I am naturally sympathetic. But we had promised not to push NATO to Russia’s border and did not live up to that. There were many mistakes that were made by the United States that contributed to the mess that is Russia today.

          But we are where we are, so I say expand NATO as much as possible. Maybe slow-walk it until after Russian elections in 2018 as a favor for the opposition.

          • keenanjay

            Maybe we should have gotten Russia on record with a vow not to interfere in their neighbors’ internal conflicts, a la Georgia and Ukraine, prior to making our own promise as to NATO.

      • Longstreet63

        Vital coastal territory is stretching it a bit, although I’m in favor of membership. They do have one fairly good port, but it would be more useful to Russia than NATO, which has much better ones to cover the lower Adriatic.
        Pretty important in 1917, though.

        • Brendan_M

          Sorry for the lack of clarity. I meant vital to keep out of Russian hands.

      • Riley Whodat Venable

        Exactly. It’s all the geopolitics of empire. Who can get the most vassal states. And Polenta.

        • Brendan_M

          Well, now I want to cook polenta and play Europa Universalis this weekend.

          • Riley Whodat Venable

            Once cooked, throw it on the grill for about 30 seconds on each side, just before serving.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Aaaand…there’s the windup by Paul vs McCain…..and there’s the punch.
    You go boyz’!

    http://www.mma.tv/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1-2.gif

  • Bitter Scribe

    To be fair to Paul (I can’t believe I just typed that), “libertarians” are usually against every form of foreign alliance, intervention or other “entanglement.” It’s because there’s nothing in it for them, which is the sole standard by which they judge every public policy. So Paul isn’t necessarily serving Putin consciously. It just works out that way, which, practically speaking, amounts to the same thing.

    • Crank Tango
    • laughingnome

      Libertarians are very short sighted.

      • OrG

        “Libertarians” scream for FEMA to come when they get hit by a hurricane.

      • calliecallie

        Which is funny, because he’s an eye “doctor.”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      This is because their vision of “what’s in it for them” is very, very limited. They have no ability to see beyond their immediate personal wants and needs.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      They’re just Republicans who want to smoke pot.

  • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

    Y’know…?

    I’d pay money to see Rand and his stupid fat libertarian face meet the Senate floor courtesy of McCain, honestly.

  • boredcatlady

    Is there a Wonkette (hey, my spell check tried to change that to Woman kettle. Huh.) friend matcher for regional drinky-things?

    • Scrofula

      I’ll march with you, friend, to the regional drinky place, if you happen to be in central CA.

      • boredcatlady

        I used to live in salinas! 😊 But outta my driving range now

        • Scrofula

          Too bad, we could reminisce about Steinbeck, get some garlic ice cream in Gilroy, and tour the Monterey aquarium drunk. (Actually, there’s some fun bars in Santa Cruz.)

          • foreign agitator Captain Kraut

            Damn, I’d drive over for that and I’m on the other side of the world!

          • NastyBossetti

            You sound fun. Too bad I’m on the east coast.

          • Scrofula

            Thanks, but that probably sounds way more fun than I am.

          • boredcatlady

            I had one of the most amazing experiences in my entire life at The Asti in Santa Cruz in the nineties.

            Hanging out with my BFF for some day drinking, neither one of us good at pool but just having fun jibber jabbering while we played very long very slow games. We’re not assholes, the place was empty and they had three pool tables, so nbd. Okay so as happy hour starts to approach the place is getting a little more crowded, and there’s still an open table, but we’re just wrapping it up our game and probably gonna move on…Until! This douchey wanna be gutter punk (trustfunderpunk?) walks into the pool room and looks us up and down and immediately starts whining that “ugh, there’s chicks on the table.” Well. Now we’re gonna stick around, asshole. Anyway, he tells his friends he’ll win the table real quick and it’ll be fine. Puts his name on the board and then like totally gets up into our space to push us along faster. Just being such a prick, you know? And like running dick commentary on every shot we took…yeah we were slow walking it, I mean obviously and bitchily hard-core slow walking it because fuck this guy (we were day drinking, remember). Okay, so by now we’re snapping back and forth trash talking our upcoming game; BFF tells me she’s too drunk to play him, I’m gonna have to suck it up. Anyway; I don’t know what happened, I don’t know how, and it’s certainly never, ever happened again, but I broke and proceeded to run that motherfucking table, start to finish, I think he got to take like two shots. He got really embarrassed and left, and it was awesome, and I still suck at pool, but man, I have a maaaaaaajor soft spot in my heart for The Asti 😊

          • Scrofula

            My ex is a UCSC alum, and apparently trust-fund hippies were a big problem there.
            I’m way too old for college hangouts now, but back in my twenties I remember some pretty nice dives there.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Matcher or marcher? Protesting while drinking is a respected tradition in many countries but generally frowned upon by the party pooping authorities here.

      • boredcatlady

        You caught my typo before I did! And I do see your point, but we could have a drinking-on-the-downlow crafting contest for DIY flasks and other accoutrements.

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Commenting on typos is nit picky, pompous, and insufferable, I know, but I thought the idea of marching with drinkys was really neat. Pink hats and craft beer all around!

  • The House committee investigating trump’s Russia ties are being denied access to a computer while they review documents for the investigation. They are left with taking notes on paper, presumably with a #2 pencil.

    From WaPo:

    “Nunes and Schiff complained Wednesday that their investigation was being slowed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which has not supplied committee members and staffers with a computer to use while they review documents — forcing them to take notes by hand.”

    Derp State indeed.

    • Scrofula

      “By hand! We don’t know how to do that, we’re congressmen! We have broads and interns to do that!”

  • canes_pugnaces

    Meanwhile, Dickwad McOrangeaid has told us that “wire tapp” is different that wiretap. They are spelled differently. There are lots and lots of Obamy Kenyan “wire tapp” happening all over Trump world, he has some things that he read about it, but not so much wiretap. See?

  • timpundit

    I hate McCain but at times like this i like coming to his defense especially when it’s that Ayn Rand dry-humper on the other side.

    • Wild Cat

      McCain? He’s a coward. He shoots blanks. His kids are probably the milkman’s.

      • timpundit

        Yes, McCain.

    • theblackdog

      He’s gonna burn your ass again when he is all talk but then falls in line with the GOP on the next major vote, maybe on TrumpCare

      • timpundit

        How can he “burn my ass” when I just clearly wrote in my best english, “I hate McCain..”?

        • Thaumaturgist

          Just as there are several, deeper circles of Hell, there are levels of Republican.

          • timpundit

            Yeah I don’t get how I can be disappointed by McCain (“burn my ass”) if I already can’t stand him, like I said,.

  • Debbies are like taco trucks

    So this makes me remember when Obama was Pres, and Ann Coulter and her ilk were all like “McCarthy was GREAT, ya’ll– we need him now.”
    Has she spoken up about how Russia is Bad since Trump was elected? Or has Russia magically become Good now they helped a Republican into power? I refuse to google “Ann Coulter” to find out.

    • Bill D. Burger
    • Jennaratrix

      Classic example of IOKIYAR. They couldn’t give less of a shit about Russia now, because Russia helped them win an election. It hasn’t occurred to any of them to wonder WHY, and what might be in it for Russia. That would require critical thinking skills and the ability to look past short-term power-grab goals.

  • Wild Cat

    I hate to repeat myself, but then again:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPIfgPbvJ18

  • Longstreet63

    Really? Montenegro? A country that consists of about two mountains next to Serbia? It’s not exactly going to throw off NATOs strategic balance. Why object to them? They’ve never been a threat to anybody.
    We should probably also bring in San Marino and Andorra. They can join Montenegro in a combined infantry platoon.

    • Brendan_M

      They have a port that would be extremely useful for Russia.

      • Bill Slider

        Giving Russia a Mediterranean port is never a good idea.

        • They already have one and look how well that’s turning out.

      • Longstreet63

        In peacetime, probably. Cattaro/Kotor would be a deathtrap for modern surface combatants, and the Adriatic is too shallow for modern subs to have any safety there.

      • Lamashtar

        They’re scouting Benghazi for another port.

        • Brendan_M

          That’d be such an ironic twist of history that it almost has to happen.

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba
    • Wild Cat

      I love him because as an atheist, he always proves my point.

      • laughingnome

        I wish God existed but not Huckerbee.

        • Wild Cat

          That’s theologically complex on many levels, but I can assure you that if a god existed, it’s a sadistic motherfucker.

          • laughingnome

            So God and Huckleberry both exist?

          • Wild Cat

            The Southern Fool exists and negates his silly god(s) each day. As for a “God,” well, only self-centered idiots like the Southern Fool believe some supernatural being is content to watch them fart and copulate all day . . .

          • laughingnome

            When God found Adam and Eve, after they ate the apple, he had to ask them what they had been up and had even call out to them to ask them where they were. Sounds like that God wasn’t omniscient. So many contradictions in religion.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Beneath.Contempt.

    • Sophia

      Hey, did Huckleberry crib Buchanon’s notes?

  • theblackdog

    Can we call this the Walnuts vs CornNuts fight?

    • Scrofula

      Stale walnuts vs. unsalted corn nuts. No winners.

  • calliecallie

    I didn’t realize the US Senate was so much like an all girl’s high school.

    • laughingnome

      With very few girls and lots of butt hurt bros.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      More like middle school.

    • Jennaratrix

      I didn’t realize the US Senate was so much like an all girl’s assholes high school.

      FTFY. Wicked girls libelz!

      • ahughes798

        The Repub senators are such a bunch of Heathers.

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    Will the hotel microwaves in Montenegro report your pee hooker activities to the FSB? Asking for a friend.

    • Brendan_M

      I believe spies make up about 1/3 of the people you’ll meet in Montenegro, so I’d skip the weird stuff you’re into until you get to a less-strategic country.

      • Jennaratrix

        Or sweep your hotel room for bugs.

        • Brendan_M

          And unplug the microwave, of course.

          • Jennaratrix

            Well obviously.

  • Shibusa

    I don’t have a good place to post this. I like the Soron tweet though:
    https://twitter.com/MikeSoron/status/840765407740936193

    • davidhollenshead

      “But Socialized Medicine is Socialist like the Soviet Union !!!”
      Even though the U.K. is more Socialist than the Tyrannical CCCP ever was, as you were either inner party or expendable.

  • Sophia
    • Shibusa

      This seems like hitting back at DJT for total lack of support for TrRyancare.
      The next phase will be a slew of Breitfart pieces attacking Ryan.

    • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
      Ryan you weasel faced fucktard. How the hell does it feel now boy?

    • phoenix00

      What was off again, was on again, was off again again, was sorta provisionally on again, is now off. Harumph.

  • C4TWOMAN

    It would in no way surprise me to find out there’s Russian connection of some sort to Rand Paul.
    Fun fact: two of his father’s, Ron Paul’s, most enthusiastic boosters have a website called voicesofliberty. com. It appears to be founded by Robbie and Abby Martin. Robbie also has/had a conspiracy website: “videohoax”(allusion to the conspiracy of the beheading video being fake):
    http://web.archive.org/web/20080730194813/http://videohoax.ctyme.com/

    Robbie has lived on and off in Russia for years. And Abby was a propaganda whore for RT(Russia Today). When running voicesforliberty their tag line was “Powered by Ron Paul”
    http://web.archive.org/web/20140831055519/http://www.voicesofliberty.com/

    These two conspiracy bloggers were very invested in Ron Paul and themselves had strong ties to Russian propaganda. Now that doesn’t prove Ron Paul, and by extension Rand Paul, are entangled in some Russian political bs. But considering how fast Abby Martin stepped away from RT once her past in the 911 truther “movement” became known it makes one wonder.

    Edit:broke links except to waybackmachine

    • yyyaz

      Excellent post.

      • C4TWOMAN

        Thankx.

        I know this stuff is hard to find, even on the web, as all these sleazy opportunists, hacks and scammers rewrite history to suit them. I recommend using the wayback machine for all alt right/conspiracy websites, much the same way we check a troll’s comment history.

        https://archive.org/web/

        Comparing what they say now with past archives can give one an idea of where their true, if any, sympathies lie. or if they just lie.
        =^-^=

    • Sew Imperfect

      Thanks for this! If you’re on Twitter, you should send this to @louisemensch or @funder

  • Angela Ruzzo

    There is more to the Montenegro issue than meets the eye. I saw a documentary on TV several years ago that said Montenegro is raking in money hand-over-fist by creating marinas that serve Super Yachts – the HUGE yachts that millionaires are now buying that are too large to dock in older Mediterranean marinas.

    • JustDon’tSayMicrowave

      Can’t those yacht owners just build their own volcano-island lairs?

      • Angela Ruzzo

        They do. But they like to compete with each other in size and luxury, and the best way to do this is to sail into the same marina where they can see each others’ boats and “keep up with the Joneses.” These Uber yachts need frequent maintenance as well, and the Montenegro marinas are designed to provide this service – at a very high cost.

    • Liberoid Ron

      That might appeal to Donnie, since I’m pretty sure he now thinks the USS Gerald R Ford is his own personal yacht, kinda like the HMY Britannia.

      • davidhollenshead

        Actually Führer Trump is terribly afraid of the sea.
        That is why he only sailed in the open sea once in his yacht, after which point he only used it for coke parties.

        • Liberoid Ron

          So…
          Afraid of the ocean.
          Afraid of germs.
          Afraid of stairs.
          Does he have any sort of grown-up attributes at ALL?

          • Angela Ruzzo

            Does he have a full set of natural teeth? That’s the only grown-up attribute I can think of. Nobody ever talks about presidential teeth, for some reason, other than the perennial (and false) story of George Washington’s wooden dentures.

  • Bill Slider

    Gladly, I will stand with Juan McCain on this one. The Black Mountain deserves respect. It’s been a nation, or part of another one, for over a thousand years. Besides, it’s another ambassadorship to fill if we don’t throw it under the bus. The USA may have more Girl Scouts selling cookies than Montenegro’s population of 600,000. But, would we want to give our Girl Scouts to Putin?

    • JustDon’tSayMicrowave

      And also to, as well, that’s double Iceland’s population.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      “Well. They do have a significant Mooslum population there so shouldn’t they be on some no entry list instead letting ’em in the front door via NATO?” Sec. of Sate Steve Bannon.

  • writersbloc

    Rand Paul with the DEEP BURN! Zinger.

  • KnaveOfSwords

    So, given that Warren got called to task just for reading a letter by Coretta Scott King, any bets on which of these two gets Rule 19ed for this kerfuffle?
    Possible answers:
    A) That rule is stupid, and Yertle is stupid for invoking it.
    B) McCain should be, but won’t because Republican.
    C) Rand Paul should be, but won’t because Republican.
    D) They both should be, but won’t because Republican.

    • mailman27

      E) All of the statements above are true.

      • JustDon’tSayMicrowave

        I just broke my #2 pencil coloring in E). Now I have to clean the monitor…

        • phoenix00

          Doesn’t scan in my fancy schmancy scanner thingy. Weird.

    • HazooToo

      Neither of them is a woman, soooo… Probably neither.

  • Truly Madly Derply

    HAW HAW, Rand Paul made a funny about term limits! Oh, my sides. I got two things to say to that: First remove the Putin out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the scorching laser beam of ya burnt out of your brother’s eye. OH AND ALSO “Physician (allegedly), heal thyself.”

  • Slithytoves

    As someone who has been referred to as (D-Ward 5) for three years, I had a truly righteous spittake on this: “(R-Not Russia).” Fucking brilliant. Please continue.

  • Panika MCD

    I think Rand Paul is the second best argument for Kentucky being absorbed into another state with more sense. the Turtle is still the first. and don’t all Russian spies and yes men around the world say, “I don’t know Russia” or “I have no Russia” or “Russia is fake news”?

    • Weevie

      Spend a week in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Make sure your car is in perfect running condition.

    • just_jim

      Kentucky would make a lovely Territory!

  • AnniNoone

    Yeah, let’s forcibly retire one of the vanishingly few GOP Senators with the balls to stand up to President Bannon now and again. Way to patriot, Rand.

    • davidhollenshead

      Exactly, as McCain is a Patriot, who still believes in American Exceptionalism, even though he experienced something less than it, while serving his country in the Vietnam War.
      He is also one of the Senators who has read enough intelligence to know that Führer Trump is a Traitor, and how Putin wanted a damaged & thus ineffective Clinton as POTUS.

      • Sew Imperfect

        Thank you! He’s the one who passed the Russian Dossier to the FBI, which he got through an intermediary from Christopher Steele. He said that the “Caterpillar has more shoes to drop.” He knows things. (lol) Do you follow @louisemensch or @20committee on Twitter?

  • TakingAmes

    Lately I’ve been worried that the junior senator from Kentucky was starting to sound a bit too much like the only adult in the room (again). So I’m relieved that my sense of the order of the world has been restored.

    • davidhollenshead

      Rand Paul only makes sense when considering certain topics, otherwise he is bat$hit crazy.

      • C4TWOMAN

        Classic stopped clock, with side of political opportunism.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    I misread the headline so I couldn’t figure out why John McCain was fighting with Ayn Rand.

    • RugzYaBurnt

      Not an insignificant number of these goons are Ayn Rand horcruxes.

  • whitroth

    Sorry, I’d have to say no, also. I mean, how ’bout Panama, or maybe Cuba, join with Russia in a self-defense pact?

    IMO, one of the things that pushes Russians to support Putin is they feel the West is pushing to their borders… and you might notice that Russia’s been invaded, and lost a few people to the invasions, several times in the last couple centuries….

    • davidhollenshead

      The Soviet Union was the only nation on earth which was surrounded by hostile Socialist Nations, except that most of them were not Socialists, but Tyrannies.
      However Russian had its chance to support & retain former members of the Soviet Union, if they had the balls to publicly admit what Stalin & Friends did to their people.
      Like Führer Trump, Tzar Putin was incapable of apologizing. which has helped drive the former satellites towards NATO, hence his use of Military Force.

    • Lamashtar

      The problem is that Russia had their chance to remain at peace or join NATO. It was Russia who started causing problems and getting angry when they weren’t treated like the ones in charge anymore. There is no reasoning with this attitude. This is the abusive behavior of a bully.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Johnny’s surprised? Didn’t he remember when Rand was running for President, and anyone came near him who even looked like they might disagree with him, he hightailed it out of there so fast he left a vapor trail.

  • FlownΩver

    Remind me – who is this good news for?

    • davidhollenshead

      Anyone who opposes Führer Trump the TRAITOR.
      Be glad that McCain is willing to fight Putin’s Expansion of Russia Federation.
      He is also willing to fight Führer Trump & his Brownshirts, but knows that he needs help of other republican members of congress.

    • phoenix00

      Defense contractors? Pyromaniacs? Bannon?

  • just_jim

    “the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin.”

    “I think maybe he’s past his prime. I think maybe he’s gotten a little bit unhinged.”

    Stop. You’re both right.

  • davidhollenshead

    When every you consider what Senator McCain has said, keep in mind that he has severe chronic pain, and hence can say things, that most people would choose to water down.
    Things like “Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” when the US & NATO would rather have Israel bomb a nuclear weapons site, if it actually existed.
    And if it did exist, he knows that Israel would have bombed it, just like it bombed Iraq in Operation Orchid.
    Also McCain has read the Intelligence Files of Foreign Leaders, both of Allies and Adversaries, so he does not underestimate Putin, as he knows that Putin is: Intelligent, a Student of Machiavelli, Well Informed, Well Trained by the KGB, can kill quickly with his bare hands, and believes that his ends justify his means.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Paul explained that McCain is a mean warmongering anger bear who wants to do war with every nation in the world

    He’s not wrong, y’know.

  • NotConvinced

    This is the best “Stoopid Off” ever.

  • JD Mulvey
  • Jukesgrrl

    And yet they BOTH voted yes, in lockstep, to appoint Rex Tillerson, Jim Mattis, Jeff Sessions, Steve Mnuchin, Rick Perry, Ben Carson, Betsy DeVos, Mike Pompeo, etc., to Trump’s cabinet. They may be hatin’ on each other, but apparently they agree Tsar Trumpov should have everything his little heart desires.

  • susan_g

    Being called Putin’s bitch is no longer considered to be an insult in today’s GOP.

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