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
I'm sure Bernie does it just to irritate you, Gryphen, and has nothing to do with the democratic process.Bernie probably jerks off to your whining.
Why must you be so rude? All you are doing is contributing to the butt hurt BernieBros reputation.
I really hope you don't think you help Sen. Sanders when you respond with such vulgarity.
I highly doubt your frail hero Bernie can even get it up.
@Anonymous 11:02 AMI use to really enjoy this blog, until people like you invaded it. Are you Sarah or Bristol? Both are nasty like you, so you must be one of them.
@12:09PM -- That's why Griff says to ignore the trolls, especially when they reek of ass-breath. If they don't get a reaction it doesn't encourage them.Probably neither Sarah nor Bristol. Their former employee RAM is likely nastier than they ever tried to be.
12:09 yes, they must be one of them cuz we all know s and b are the only nasty people who read and comment here. Lol! You're nuts!
I'm pretty sure Bernie does it so that his supporters get their voices heard at the democratic convention. You know... where they agree on the party platform & stuff.The thing about politics is that there is power even for minority positions... if you know how to play your cards. Like Obama, Bernie is about hope and change, not just being President. He's about his ideas, not his own personal glory. I find that admirable. U think all three of them are, actually.
12:27 PM You are one of those Nasty Palins.
11:02 AM Projecting much?
"IF you know how to play your cards" being the operative phrase, 12:54. Bernie's held his too long and his power is swiftly waning as a result.
12:09 I used to enjoy this blog until Jesse went commando on splitting the Democrats.
Jeez Louise Get over it. You really are starting to sound like those whiny ass bitch republicans.
Get over it? The party is over for Jane Sanders. Stop wasting taxpayers dollars.
The correlations between the two grow every day.
If he's costing taxpayers $40k a day, I will not get over it.
oh, the hypocrisy of the anti-elitist Sanders and his supporters.
@11:46 -- I agree, Bernie is not worth 40K a day. Who would want to bother with him anyway?
Oh, poor Bernie Bro, you don't like it when it's pointed out that things have a cost and aren't free like Bernie promised. Waste of tax payer dollars to give him anything at this point.
It'll all be over in less than 3 weeks, then it won't matter anymore just like Bernie won't matter anymore.
So why is he wasting other tax payers' money? Especially since he pays so little taxes himself?
When Bernie Sanders tells you he's going to give you something for free, remember thisNOTHING IS FREE!Somebody is paying for it!
I hear ya loud and clear...Trump's gonna take care of those food stamp and welfare abusers once and for all. Time to cut out ALL the freebies, clean up the system and then put a better system in place once the dust settles.Oh, and you wanna go to college, how about you or your parents pay for it?
More evidence that this is turning into a right wing blog in honor of Her Borgness.
Would you feel so smug if some "commie" hating, right wing, nut job took him out?Never mind. I'm sure you would. Hateful little Palin wannabe.
Bernie is right wing; he loves the NRA
11:37 AM - right wing? Yagaddabekiddinme
@Anonymous 11:37 AMMore evidence that this is turning into a right wing blog in honor of Her Borgness.*************This site use to be so pleasant until the right-wingers invaded it.I use to love to come here to the a reprieve from the hateful rightwingers But now they have invaded this blog, too.
@Anonymous 11:36 AMI hear ya loud and clear...Trump's gonna take care of those food stamp and welfare abusers once and for all. **************Most of those food stamp and welfare recipients are Trumps base, supporters.
Anonymous11:36 AM,Yeah, he's going to keep all those freebies for himself to replenish the billions he doesn't have.
Well, those base Trump supporters are actually gonna be pretty surprised when he cuts all the bennies in this country.Sure, they're idiots, sure they'll vote for him, but guess what, they're going to be really, really surprised when they realize that they are the ones who, by forgoing all their free shit, will be helping to Make America Great Again.Not my fault those idiots have never heard these two words "due diligence".
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2015/09/10/should-bernie-sanders-have-secret-service-protection/Just as Barack Obama received early SS protection due to threats against him so has Bernie. If it was okay for Obama it's okay for Bernie. Once a person puts himself out there in that capacity there are always those who wish to do him harm.Even if he were to concede today, he still deserves protection from the crazies who are stirred up by media outlets and private bloggers that like to stir up hate against him.Our government certainly wastes a lot more money on less important things.
All candidates are entitled to protection until the party has an official nominee. Normally, party loyalty combined with a lack of insane narcissism will cause a losing candidate to get his bloated carcass off the road once his dreams of glory have definitively died, thus leaving tens of thousands of taxpayer bucks per day unspent. However, this candidate isn't normal in any way, so to the convention his SS agents will go.Once he concedes? He "deserves" as much protection as he cares to pay for himself. Maybe he can use some of the $10 million he insisted his campaign save for him (and yes, it's legal for him to spend this on himself). Or perhaps he has a personal nest egg left over from paying 13.5 percent in taxes while calling on others in his income group to pay much more.
Bernie has lost. End of story. In April.
The threats against then-Senator Obama were at an unprecedented level from the jump. And newsflash, Obama was going to be president! There was never a point were it looked like his campaign was dead in the water. Bernie ain't gonna be president! His campaign is dead. He's like a child coming up with more and more excuses not to go to bed. Bernard Sanders will you please go now!
@meghan phillips 11:59 AMThe threats against then-Senator Obama were at an unprecedented level from the jump. And newsflash, Obama was going to be president! There was never a point were it looked like his campaign was dead in the water. Bernie ain't gonna be president! His campaign is dead.***************Thank you. Well said.
@Anonymous 11:25 AMSilly you. President Obama was never getting SS protection with a losing campaign like Bernie is getting. President Obama's campaign was always on the winning side, so of course he deserved SS protection like all the other president candidates. You dragging President Obama into this is asinine.
12:23pmNope, wrong again. He was getting SS protection well before he was the presumptive nominee, simply because he was getting threats, just for running.Try again later, perhaps you'll learn the Google and then have something worthwhile and factual to add to the conversation.
He's creating good paying jobs and keeping able-bodied workers off the unemployment rolls. Oh, wait - would those guys still be on the payroll even if they weren't guarding Bernie?
Nope, they'd be out snorting coke and banging Colombian hookers, at least this way they're staying out of trouble :-)
You've made this comment before and it really cements how ignorant you are of how payrolls work -- of business and government in general, really, which is no surprise for a Berniebro.
They are SS agents, they just get a new assignment. God, the stupid!
@meghan phillips 12:04 PMThey are SS agents, they just get a new assignment. God, the stupid!*******Thank you. I am convinced the stupid posters who have invaded this blog are Palins. Dumbness and stupid-ness is their MO.
I love how he gets under your skin.
It's almost like Palin Part 2, isn't it? It's absolutely delightful, I must say.
The same stupid thing mental midgets said about anyone voicing legitimate concerns about Sarah Palin. How did that one work out for you?
11:30 AM There are none as thin-skinned as Bernie-bots.
The HillSanders: FBI decision won't affect my campaign (Snuff Sniff)Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says the FBI’s actions regarding Hillary Clinton have no bearing on his presidential campaign....Sanders, meanwhile, has repeatedly refused to concede the Democratic presidential nomination to Clinton. He insists his campaign will continue to the Democratic National Convention later this month in Philadelphia.Still, Sanders has said he plans to vote for Clinton and acknowledged in an interview last month that he is unlikely to be the nominee.http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/286497-sanders-fbi-decision-wont-impact-campaign
Bernie's campaign for the presidency is effective over. Why doesn't he just concede already?! He's looking like an ass.
So the Bernie-bot defense is that I should get over it, and to compare me to the Republicans?Damn is that weak.I'll tell you what, I have every intention of "getting over it" once Sanders admits that his campaign is over and stops stealing beer money from his supporters.
Celia's just pooping all over your Bernie posts because she can't get anyone to agree with her at frozen just us. All her post have zero comments because unlike you she deletes differing opinions. and complains how mean everyone is to her!
Gryph, the Berniebots are projecting. They are nothing more than Trumpanzee lite. Bernie whines about corruption yet, he won't produce his financial report, and he is still mooching taxpayer dollars. I'm guessing that it's wife's doing.
No different than a day on Facebook, Grpyh. "You don't agree with me, therefore you are worthless." Fun to watch 'em try to intimidate you.
stop stealing beer money - lol - hahaha
@Stephen Hofmann 11:57 AM Well said, I am full agreement with your comment. Celia is a certifiable nut bag Bernie Ho. She never publishes any of my comments because I provided links which proved that she was posting false information on her blog. She would rather live in denial than have to deal with the facts because she is bat crap crazy! If people are mean to her she shouldn't complain, she deserves it! She totally brought this on herself!
The point to the email thing is that no democrat would forgive a republican for that.
Like how republicans always let things go?
Bullshit. David Petraeus did much, MUCH worse and he has already been forgiven. Democrats aren't even trying to investigate him.
Then why did a DNC-controlled Congress decide to "forgive" Rove, Cheney, and Rumsfeld for destroying millions of emails and memos? They were never forced to account for their procedural choices in the way Hillary has been. The freaking WATERGATE investigation took less time and money than the Hillary email thing, and Nixon actually did something illegal.Your charge of hypocrisy is ludicrous.
Probably a good place to mention that Colin Powell has refused to hand over ANY of his emails from his time as Secretary of State, despite numerous requests that he do so.
it would chap ol Donald if Powell had an interview - hahahaha
The flaw in your argument that you don't see us nor do we see you going insane over Cheney's, Rice's and Powell's use of private servers. YOUR hypocrisy is ludicrous.
Get over your butthurt feelings, assclown.
12:34 PM - what YOU don't understand, again, is rules were not in place at that time. I wish you'd pay attention. Look it up.
1:03 - the rules changed after Hillary left. Keep up!
He will never concede to the nominee, even after the convention. The extent of his mental illness has become abundantly clear. The good news is that the Dems won't make this mistake again. It is perfectly within party bylaws to create stiffer requirements for people wanting to run as Democrats. You wanted to "open up the party," old fellow? Thanks to your behavior, you'll be doing the opposite.
I don't think he will ever concede. I think he will still be in the running after Hillary wins in November..
Oh, I don't think he'll still be actively running. He just won't ever be able to bring himself to publicly concede. He'll fade away quietly after the convention and be invisible except to his parental basement-dwelling base.
Sanders is too stubborn to admit his campaign is over.Once Sanders concedes to Hillary Clinton, he will lose his $38,000 a day taxpayers Secret Service protection and motorcade. That old goat returned to his job as a Independent Party Senator but yet thinks he is above the other Senators because he is circled by our Secret Service.
He and Jane are still grifting retirement dollars for themselves.
You've got a thing you call Radar Love? You got a light in the sky?
Yeah, Bernie sure looked like he needed SS protection when he walked in the July 4th parade in Burlington, Vermont (not). What bothers me is he is still fundraising. Bernie has paid his wife and her kids on his previous campaigns. So, if he gives up fundraising, the wife and her kids will have to go on the unemployment line?Bernie is not about the American people. Bernie has always looked out for Bernie. That has not changed and likely will not change. I predict Jane and the kids will be running the non profit created with the surplus campaign money until they run it into the ground (just like Jane did with Burlington College).
"Have I already mentioned how fucking over all of this shit I am right now?"Starting.....now!
Are you purposefully acting like an idiot, or are you honestly this stupid?
So many folks are jealous of Gryphen's blog!
12:53pmUm, just a guess, but NONE of us is jealous of Gryphen's blog?It's a blog, not a paid position, not like the owner does anything but repeat some gossip and link to other media articles. I'd have to think that most of us have a bit more going on.
1:20 - you're one of the most jealous ones!
12:53 That's a tall pedestal on which you've place Gryphen and i hope you're not bifurcated if he topples over on you.
I don't think it is up to the candidates. I believe the Secret Service makes the call based on their assessment of risk. Nice red herring, though, to divert away from Hillary's email.
Huh. You are really dumb. You think that the Secret Service will tell Bernie when to concede?
Once a candidate loses or concedes they are not longer entitled to SS protection no matter what.
It is actually Homeland Security that decides who gets coverage. http://www.secretservice.gov/about/faqs/
You should probably visit that link and read what it says.One of the criteria is as follows:"Be seeking the nomination of a qualified party."In other words if Bernie was not still considered to be seeking the nomination he would not have the SS watching his old ass.Unless you think that Ted Cruz, Martin O'Malley, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, and the rest of the also rans are still receiving taxpayer paid protection as well.
Right. You think that DHS will tell Bernie when to concede? Hahaha.
Well, he keeps saying that he's in the race to the end. I guess he means "the end of time."Beaglemom
All of the rational Sanders supporters jumped ship a long time ago, leaving only the true crazies. The old bag of bones will need protection from those loons when he finally endorses Hillary.
Talk about mental illness Anon 11:49, Bernie Sanders led his $38k Secret Service detail into the Capital and attended the Republican lunch meeting. Washington (CNN)It's been a while since Bernie Sanders has attended the weekly Senate Democratic lunch in the Capitol.So long, in fact, he forgot where to go Tuesday and headed -- with his large Secret Service detail in tow -- into the Republican lunch instead.He quickly realized his mistake and turned around. When a reporter noted, "wrong room," Sanders replied, "Thank you" as he made his way to the Democratic gathering.
Christ, get with the program, Gryphen did a post about that a week and a half ago.Plenty to bash bbernie with that's current. Jeez
I liked Bernie at first like a lot of people but c'mon daddio, enough is enough. Don't fuck this sure thing up.
If Sanders had to pay for his own Secret Service, he would have gotten rid of them months ago.
Since Sanders won't concede and is still running for president, how about Sanders turning over his tax returns?
Jane is still hiding them and just how much she grifted from Burlington college.
I honestly do not understand why Bernie has not conceded. I've read that he wants to shape the democratic platform, but he doesn't have that power. Bernie supporters, please enlighten me.
he Bernie supporters don't realize that nothing in life is free, they think everything they support magically doesn't cost tax dollars.
Bernie,It's time to take your bat and ball and go home to Queen Jane. She won't be happy that you didn't win her a prize position, but you'll deal with it. For a guy who claims to be fiscally responsible, you are just making a fool of yourself at this point.
Just one quick question, private citizen and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton flew to North Carolina today on Air Force One.Who paid for that? Oh, wait, we the taxpayers paid for that.Who paid for that? If Bernie went flyin' around on Air Force One you can bet your ass that people would be paying attention and wondering as well, why are we paying for that?
The campaign paid for that, you ignorant know-nothing! You're not paying for it. Do a little research before you open your mouth revealing your stupidity.
If you would read the news or listen to the news, you would know her campaign PAID for it. They made that VERY CLEAR!!!!Who paid for Bernie's trip to Rome?
Hillary's campaign paid for that because unlike Bernie she doesn't expect everything in life for free.
It is part of his platform, FREE RIDES for candidates until they concede or die, which ever comes first.
I'm not very keen on the Secret Service protecting ex-presidents and their spouses FOR LIFE, but they do that, too.Hey, I wanted both Reagans dead as much as any decent person. Time took care of that one earlier this year. When age becomes much more of a concern than would-be assassins, it's time to call off the government bodyguards.
Repeating the same accounting lesson from a couple of weeks ago:Despite being able to assign cost/hr of agents and travel cost for Bernie's Secret Service detail, ending Bernie's protection will not result in $40,000 a day savings to the taxpayers. That's because no additional money was requested and allocated to the Secret Service budget to hire agents to protect Bernie, buy equipment to protect Bernie, travel with Bernie. No one was hired to protect Bernie. No one will be fired when his protection ends. The agents and equipment will be reassigned. Therefore, taxpayers won't save a dime. It's an ignorant, petty line of attack.
The agents and the agency could be using their limited funds to do something necessary.
Tell it to the Washington Post. But you as usual miss the point. Give those agents and assets to people who genuinely need it. Bernie is done.
Lame goalpost moves 4:09 and 4:13.
Tell that to all these pearl clutchers.
It's all about optics, can't have a candidate using one of those walker things with tennis balls and two wheels. I blame the DNC, it's like a stray cat, feed it once, and it thinks it rules the house, right Bernie??
Bernie's Secret Service agents love him! They named him Intrepid.
Bernie's secret service name = Black Knight
Ah so butthurt Bernie got one of the coolest SS names ever.http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-02-12/bernie-sanders-secret-service-code-name-is-intrepid
"It's a farce that "no one is above the law" and my heart goes out to all who've been unjustly accused and destroyed over much lesser crimes than Hillary's." How about billionaire rapists? Are they above the law?http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-bloom/why-the-new-child-rape-ca_b_10619944.html
Honestly this blog has become more like a World Net Daily High School chatterbox. Thanks everyone for the polite discourse and respect that at least as Progressives we thought we believed in.
And exactly when did you start reading here? Many of us have enjoyed this blog for years. The recent onslaught of right-wing and Bernie-bot commenting has been unfortunate for all of us.Beaglemom
this is why you come here solely for the palin news and NOTHIN else
I have every confidence he'll do the right thing and pay it all back. Say what you want about Bernie, HE knows the right thing to do would be to pay it all back, every dime. Along with his dropping in the Vatican (just happened to be in the neighborhood, and Jane suggested we come here for some conversation and free espresso).
The Secret Service is funded to provide security details for candidates. if you don't like it, petition your government instead of defaming Bernie.
WAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!Bernie is wasting tax dollars by claiming he and his defunct campaign are still active.
The problem is that the old fucker is not a candidate.
But let's get back to the real news of the day after this attempt to distract:Unless James Comey is himself a liar, Hillary has been blatantly lying to the public about several key issues about her email for over a year.
Well, in all fairness Comey said as much; he left it hanging saying that she and her staff were careless, reckless and ignorant of the implications of the technology they were using.I think most of us can read between the lines.It's no accident that the Air Force One Hillary Clinton Tour commenced today, as both Obama and Hillary know that although she was not indicted, the whole incident cast doubt on her suitability to serve in this new and complicated technological frontier. It's also no accident that this news was broken on the first workday after a long holiday weekend. These people know how to work it.
Well, in all fairness, the FBI never said a peep when the Bush administration illegally destroyed tens of thousands (minimally) of documents in its last days. Who knows what they destroyed throughout those disastrous 8 years.And, in all fairness, what Hillary Clinton did was just what Colin Powell and C. Rice and lots of others did. None of those people got dragged through the mud.Beaglemom
Bernie Sanders TweetBernie Sanders – Verified account @BernieSandersI applaud @HillaryClinton for the very bold initiative she has just brought forth for the financing of higher education.7:51 AM - 6 Jul 2016Bitch don't get too excited that Hillary threw you a bone. She did it to get your followers votes even though she knows Congress won't pass it.
Even he if doesn't become the Democratic nominee, he can still run for President. He still should get the same protection as the other canidates. I can't understand why this riles you up so much.
Don't feed the trolls! It just goes directly to their thighs.