Morality is not determined by the church you attend nor the faith you embrace. It is determined by the quality of your character and the positive impact you have on those you meet along your journey
BWAAHAAHAAGreat cartoon and so correct!Pay no attention to the troll. Muaahaahaahaa
@2:02 AM Do you actually stay up all night trying to take Gryphen down? Get some sleep, little one, you need it.
Everybody recognizes that Bernie needs to get the hell off the stage. Some of us just find it a little easier to forget he is there. History will say "Bernie Who?".
Agreed. Bernie is old news, not even on America's radar these days. Except for his bitter dead-enders, we've all moved on.
What is your obsession? You obviously don't like the man. Get a grip! The presumptive nominee is going to rain down on this world. With her stupid husband. Why are you so blind? Sanders gave a good shot at the best of us. He brooked no charge. But those like yourself want to trust a woman that will blow us into kingdom come. Good job. Why?
LOL then why did Saint Bernard wait 73 years to get off of his ass? Why did he assiduously hide his tax returns? Deadbeat dad wasn't bad enough, he's a tax cheat too?He's a phony.
kabiddle, your comment makes no sense grammatically. You are either high or Sarah in disguise. Or both? Probably both.
kadiddly squat Bill Clinton was a Rhodes Scholar, how does that equate to stupid? You have been STALKING and attempting to cyber-bully Gryphen for months now. Your only accomplishment is showing your ignorance. Grow up, kid, we are all laughing at your feeble attempt at relevancy.
kabiddle@4:23 AM - BS is costing us over $38,000 a day for his security service because he won't get out as a nominee. That doesn't include the salaries - it is for meals, hotels, travel, etc. because the "protectors" for BS and Jane have to travel wherever old BS decides to speak that day. And of course they have to be protected when at home in Burlington. The usual a*holes like Trump, BS and Jane spew thrift while spending our tax dollars for BS (and that is bullshit)!
Bernie is nothing but a Don Quixote tilting at windmills.
Stupid husband? What an ignorant tool you are. Bill Clinton was a Rhodes' scholar. The country prospered greatly under him. What a sad fool you are.
Also you are a sick person. Goes directly to their thighs? you like shaming women. That is your obsession.
Well, Bill Clinton may be many things but stupid is not of them, fucko.
Another "long-time" reader? Piss off, troll.
Kabiddle: complains gryphen is a woman shamer.Kabiddle: thinks a woman president would blow us to "kingdom come."Consistency R hard.
Who is this woman who's constantly obsessed with Gryphen's rejection of her? Move on, girl. There are other fish in the sea.
He's not that into you. There once was a "woman" named Sarah Palin, who went on vacay in Hawaii, she was bent over shaking a towel and her thighs looked like a topographical map of the grand canyon, hence the well deserved "it'll go straight to your thighs" Sadly, the vacation was cut short because Todd's second born daughter was caught vandalizing a house under construction in Wasilla Alaska.Any other questions?
Men don't get fat thighs? Who knew? ROFLMAO
Stop wringing your hands like Lady MacBeth, Gryph.
Learn how to read sarcasm.
Lady Macbeth applies to Jane!
5:51That is just really a sad comment. Now I feel sorry for you.
45% of the pledged delegates, won 22 states, 12 million votes. Sanders has leverage and power. Clinton knows it. Obama knows it. Bernie's not going to quit now. Nobody quits in the middle of negotiations. He's already gotten one of his biggest demands: DWS is out. He's going to get more. He's going to get a Thursday night primetime speaking spot during the convention. Deal with it.
Bernie is a scammer, deal with it.
@ 6:24 AM - There is no free lunch and BS cannot provide freebies that he touts. BS is NOT a Democrat. He needed to run as the Independent he has always been. Scamming the Democratic party and ticket. If you don't know when you are being used then you need to get smarter.
Oh, what a pipe dream. He gets no slot until he concedes! Everyone knows that. The bean-farters and protest campers won't be inside anyway.
Sorry, but neither Hillary or Bernie get to make decisions at the DNC anymore than their vote carries. Maybe both you and Bernie should have studied up on how the platform is built in the Democratic Party. Bernie has his one super delegate vote( oh yes, he is one of those horrid super delegates).
"45% of the pledged delegates, won 22 states, 12 million votes."----------------In other words, he lost.
"He gets no slot until he concedes"Says who? Clinton surrogates being all threaty like musclemouth Rendell? A process is going on to which the guy who has 45% of the pledged delegates, 22 states and 12 million votes is entitled whether you like it or not. Hillary could have pressed on in 2008, but she didn't have the balls to press like Sanders. What you're seeing is how a true fighter for a cause fights.
9:49 - clearly, you are not part of the DNC! Sanders got less than HRC in 2008! That is no mandate, sweetie. HRC got 4 million more votes!! He gets no prime time speech without a concession. Oh, for being "such a fighter," where was the Bern during last week's filibuster?
10:20 - Of course I am and I understand politics better than the lot of you. Gird your loins: Sanders will speak in primetime in Thursday at the convention whether he's on the schedule or not. Room will be made for him. Clinton could have fought back, but she didn't have the balls. She was afraid she wouldn't get her turn in 2016, or the cabinet position, or help with her debt. Sanders doesn't need anything for himself. He's progressing the movement.By the way, the Cspan video from the Senate yesterday shows how much influence he has. Senators of both parties clamored for a chance to talk to him when he was in the chamber.
9:49, says who? Says anyone who's ever paid attention to how conventions work. Clearly that's not you.
12:03 - Uh. Right. What are you talking about? It IS her turn in 2016! You are a member of the Democratic National Committee? I don't think so!
I've noticed a LOT of Sanders supporters using "DNC" incorrectly, 1:18. They really don't understand what the party is, what the committee is, or the difference between the two...for starters.
Cling to your Bernard, free college, the math doesn't work out.
6:24 is sadly delusional.
This is what we're talking about and it's just the beginning. He's getting something done. If you don't think that change needs to happen in this country then you are a DINO. This is where change begins - at the grass root level. iowa-texas-state-democratic-conventions-produce-platform-reflecting-bernie-sanders-progressive-ideas
The only thing he's done is divide the Democratic Party. Thanks, Bernie! Or, if you're his out of wedlock son: "Thanks, Bernard."
*yawn*Was Bernie "getting things done" when he was hiding in Vermont last week instead of being in the Senate fillbustering?
You make it sound like he's never filibustered before. Forgotten this?: Senator Bernie Sanders took the floor for 8,5 hours to filibuster the extension of the Bush Tax Cuts, which unfairly benefited the high incomes and disastrously affected working and middle class in America.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLNKNq9soLE But, I guess this falls under "30 years of doing nothing..."
9:47 - But where was he LAST WEEK?
@anon 9:47amAnd last week Bernie the NRA puppet was hiding under Baby Jane's skirt in Vermont instead Joining his new Democratic co-worker Senators. But then we all know Bernie is OWNED by the NRA.
I'm not seeing the "getting something done" part. So far the candidates he endorsed have all lost handily. In that respect, they're just like his tenure in the Senate: lot of talking, no action.
My goodness, the Bernie troll was active here!
Keeping them on the payroll? Evidently! Tad Devine made over $800,000 in May!
I think that by the time the convention takes place, Bernie will already be irrelevant and that's what he deserves for his attitude. Early on, he was talking about economic inequality and issues that are important to the American people. Now, he is all about the inequities in the Democratic Party. When did his message change? When he started to lose.Shut up, Bernie. You are no Democrat. Never were. You will abandon the party once you have used and abused it.
Every day he is less and less relevant. He lost his moment. He stated too long at the fair.
He is already irrelevant.
The idea that Sanders is irrelevant is laughable. He wields more power the longer he hangs in. He may have enough influence via the state delegations to achieve the second most important thing after getting rid of DWS: get rid of superdelegates.
9:53 - you are making us LOL! Educate yourself on how the superdelegates issue will be discussed. The CBC has a lot more power than St. Bernie!
@ anon 9:53 amThe only super delegate we Democrats are going to get rid of is your hero Bernie Senile Sanders and his ass kissing NRA ways. Bernie is actually losing people how did vote for him because they are now seeing what a senile dolt he is.
Watch yesterday's Cspan video of the Senate and see for yourselves how irrelevant Sanders is. Senators from both parties fell on themselves trying to talk to him.
@anon 12:05pmI thought Bernie was a Democrat now? Or is that just so he could use the party structure? If so, then that's pretty unethical and reason enough to never vote for him.
I wouldn't bet CBC wields more power than Sanders on this issue. Many state delegations have added amendments calling for changes to the superdelegate system to their state platforms. It doesn't have to happen this year. My money's on the system will be changed before 2020.More people under 30 of all colors and persuasions voted for Sanders than voted for Trump and Clinton combined. Sanders' movement is the future of the Democratic Party.See the chart on page 5 here:http://civicyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Trump-and-Youth-Vote.pdf
12:35 You missed the point: Sanders returned to the Senate as a rock star with influence. Unless you think it's unethical for Democratic senators to talk to Republican senators - in that case you're a dumbass.
12:06 - Did he vote on all four bills?
Bernie may succeed in inspiring the party to reduce the number of (not eliminate) superdelegates. All righty. And what does that achieve? They're not the reason he lost -- he got creamed in the pledged delegate department. If supers didn't exist or were assigned proportionally, he'd still have lost. Closed primaries aren't the reason he lost, either. Clinton won substantially more OPEN contests than he did. Another red herring.Can't stop being amazed at how willingly Berners fall for his sleight of hand. He hammers irrelevant issues and his rubes go running wide-eyed and slack-jawed down Tangent Lane. Keep 'em angry, keep 'em ignorant, keep 'em confused about the rules...that way, they won't notice that his platform is all slogan, no engine.What a self-centered, dishonest piece of shit this man turned out to be. So glad he's over.
Bernie's a rock star now? He's not listed on ticket master yet, but maybe he'll do well on "the voice".
Confirmed - Bernie will not be allowed to speak at the Democratic convention until he concedes.http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/clinton-democratic-convention-hamilton-224583
I am not a troll. I've been a daily follower of this blog for 8 years, but apparently am not welcome here anymore because I have different views than Jesse and some of you. It disturbs me when factual information about Bernie is posted here and is just blown off by some of you in your irrational hatred of the man. I thought we were all on the same page politically, but apparently not. I think I need to get over my lurid interest in the Palins (which was why I came here for 8 years) and move on to where I am welcomed and can at least have an intelligent discussion about the issues.
I hear Reddit is available.
I don't have irrational hatred of the man- I listened to what the candidates said, watched the debates, and over a period of months, made my decision.Over the last several months, my opinion of Bernie has gone from one of respect to one of wondering what in the hell he is trying to do in dividing the party (that very graciously let him in), and now, costing we the taxpayers $38000 per day. I now vacillate between feeling disgust and outrage toward him and wondering if he has dementia. I no longer have 1 shred of respect for him. But HE did that.There are many, many former Bernie supporters who no longer are, but you don't want to see that for what it is.
is this you Celia Harrison? yes you are disturbed!
Here's factual information about Bernie's campaign.1) he stated women's health and reproductive rights were unimportant and that PP was "establishment". 2) ass kissing the NRA3) His next big issue were soda taxes. My Dog, he had the nat'l press at his feet and he was whining about soda taxes.4) He was off in WV defending big dirty coalI won't vote for him as an unpledged delegate for those reasons alone, but the fact he also wanted to double my tax rate when I am in the highest earning bracket because unlike Bernie I worked hard, supported my own kids, and worked hard to have retirement income set up.
1. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are both rated 100% on Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s congressional scorecard for their perfect voting records on women’s health and rights, and have been strong defenders of Planned Parenthood. - See more at: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/blog/how-do-hillary-clinton-and-bernie-sanders-compare-womens-health#sthash.sKwDKbNB.dpuf2. NRA has given him a "D" rating - but you know that.3. Soda taxes - whatever.4. NOT defending big dirty coal. Are you pissed that he beat Clinton? http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/05/12/3777329/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-coal-country-west-virginia/It sounds to me that a lot of you folks here are just like Palin fans getting their info from Fox.
You can't even repeat facts correctly 8:39. Your post is a joke. - Bernie called the Planned Parenthood Action Fund PAC "establishment", not Planned Parenthood. - I challenge you to cite to a quote from Bernie that women's health and reproductive rights are unimportant. You lie!- Cite to where Sanders "ass-kissed" the NRA. NRA gives Sanders a D- . The issues on which Sanders agrees with the NRA are based on constitutional grounds.- Soda taxes are a significant issue to low income people.- Sanders defends coal workers, not "dirty coal".
Thank you 9:59!
9:59 - the NRA told Bernie to miss the filibuster last week & he obeyed.
Here is some factual info on Bernie, women, and reproductive rights. He "cares so much" that he left it out of his plan! http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/planned-parenthood-bernie-sanders-218026
Here is the actual factual info on Bernie and his record of women and repro rights. Knowing Bernie, if this has been his record in the past, he sure as hell will continue with it, unlike some flipfloppers we all know... http://feelthebern.org/bernie-sanders-on-womens-rights/ As someone who lives in Burlington VT I can attest to the truth of his record.
Planned Parenthood said this about him earlier this year: "Deirdre Schifeling, executive director for Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said many people at the organization were surprised by the comments because the Vermont senator has long been a supporter of abortion rights and women’s reproductive health. But flags were raised after Sanders released his health care plan on Sunday that would transition into a single-payer Medicare-for-all system.The idea to increase access to health care was good, but there was something noticeably missing for those at Planned Parenthood: any mention of women’s reproductive rights, Schifeling told POLITICO."The problem is that by omitting reproductive health and rights, you run the risk of significantly rolling back the progress we've made over the past seven years," Schifeling said. "If you expand Medicare without repealing the Hyde Amendment, millions of women will lose insurance coverage for abortion. And as we've seen with the Affordable Care Act, unless the administration explicitly specifies that birth control must be covered, women may not have access to a full range of birth control and preventive services."HRC and NARAL also expressed frustration over the comments.Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/planned-parenthood-bernie-sanders-218026#ixzz4CFCiAzHL
@anon 11:21amVermont can keep Bernie, we don't want him.
Let's not forget that Cecile Richard's daughter works for HRC and they know full well that Bernie will not let women down. This is just them playing politics - like the media.
I originally voted for BS in the WA state caucus, but by the time the WA state primary (which doesn't count) came along, I changed my vote to HRC due to the changes I observed in BS. While BS won the caucus in WA, he lost the primary because (1) far more people voted in the primary and (2) lots of people changed their votes from the caucus to the primary because BS had changed his message.
Know what you mean 7:35 I liked this blog for many years myself. As a Alaskan it was a relevant blog site and had good stuff dealing with Alaska, since Jesse developed this obsession with Hillary it has become much less interesting. Hope he gets over it in the near future.
11:58 - Bernie slammed Planned Parenthood. Cecile Richard's MOTHER was Ann Richards. Do you even know what you type?
11.58 - and your point is??
7:35My problem with Bernie is that he waits how many years to become a Democrat just so he can use their infra-structure to run for POTUS. He hasn't stopped whining and stomping his ManBaby feet ever since. Originally I was supporting Bernie, but his constant bitching against the party he was using was a huge turn-off to me. I don't think anyone here hates Bernie. We are all tired of the whining.
7:35Interesting that you keep saying anyone who is for HRC "hates" Bernie. Do you hate HRC because you like Bernie? It's a stupid statement. Bernie is an ok guy and I like some of his ideas, but I'm ;fucking sick of his bitching. I like Hillary more. Quit assuming you know all of us and what we feel. Pretty damn arrogant of you. You are a very rigid thinker.
People here are blinded by hatred for Sanders simply because he challenged Clinton and the Democratic Party establishment. We now know they conspired to support Clinton, in violation of the party's rules. Those emails getting out gave Sanders even more power. It will be interesting to see what else Wikileaks and Guccifer2.0 got on them.
Just by writing "Guccifer 2.0", you give yourself away. Go work on your own crazy blog, sweetie.
You think being hacked by the Russian government is better for the DNC than a lone hacker? Whoever it was had access from June 2015 to June 12, 2016: an entire year. So embarrassing.
Maybe someday an email will emerge that says what you think this one did. Until then, you got nothing.
ha, I knew it was u Celia! you go go listen to more songs about Bernnn. Oh, and I would sign in as Stephen from seattle but do'nt know how
10:05Yeh, not true. We are all tired of ManBaby's bitching about a party he is using for personal gain. Big difference.
Interesting that you are trolling here, Celia. Isn't it nice that Gryphen let's your posts through? You delete anything that isn't in complete agreement with you on your blog. Says a lot about you and none of it good.
Great Cartoon, it captures the essence of Bernie. Reminds me of this old man who pulled up behind a line of parked cars, and started honking his horn when the light turned green. His hands were doing the same pating pating pating thing Bernie's does, his windows were rolled up, but I can only imagine what he was yelling. Gptta give him credit where credit's due, had he not lost fair and square, Hillary STILL would have won. Shoulda come up with that free college stuff earlier, perhaps toss in free day care, free cars and free groceries for life. People love free stuff, but they hate higher taxes.
Used to read this blog regularly. Won't anymore. Gryphen, your constant bashing of Bernie Sanders is tiresome and counterproductive. And, in the long run you're not helping HRC win the election by doing it. I wish you'd realize that, but oh well, it's your blog. Sayonara, dude.
I feel the same way. This is going to hurt HRC and you don't seem to realize it, Gryph. Lay off.
I agree. It seems that you are fanning the flames of an unnecessarily vitriolic and nasty discourse here as evidenced by your choosing to post items which you know are going to get folks worked up and not posting items which will prove some people's beliefs to be patently wrong.
Don't feed the trolls! It just goes directly to their thighs.