CapeDave

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  1. Do not forget stage two, put the dishes away! Great news!
  2. Any links to the uncut version? Just a bunch of animals that should not be out of the zoo. Do stupid things win stupid prizes. I do not care if she was 8, that chick was unhinged.
  3. Your honor I did not punch her she ran into my fist. This is the youth of today and the intolerant media and the ME TOO Revolution. And this boys and girls is why you should not get involved in other peoples business.
  4. Couple of days there and she may not want to go back to Red and trailer life. Glad to hear that she is doing better make sure she knows we are pulling for her! Speedy recovery!
  5. That would shut the hospital down, please keep your shoes on!
  6. Good to see the pup on the mend. Good story.
  7. Hell as much as we all can not stand the wives at times. It is amazing how quickly it can turn our lives upside down when stuff like this happens. Anybody that could put up with you must be an angel, and has our thoughts and prayers Hang tough!.
  8. This add and all of the commercials to day are just brainwashing the sheep we call children. Oh look at all the happy people. Please get off you but get a real job and be responsible for yourself and any children you produce.
  9. A lot of procedures must be followed, and merit ("performance") is the last consideration, but based on the criteria above, employees already furloughed can be laid off ("RIFed") once they have been furloughed for 30 days or 22 work days: When agencies furlough employees for more than 30 calendar days or 22 discontinuous work days, they must use RIF procedures. An employee can be terminated or moved into an available position[.] This seems to be what was referenced in this remarkable essay written by an "unidentified senior Trump official" published in the Daily Caller, which vouches for the authenticity of the author and explains that it is protecting him from adverse career consequences should the name become known. I strongly recommend reading the whole thing. The purported senior official makes the case that devotion to "process" eats up most of the time of federal bureaucrats and is also used by enemies of President Trump's initiatives to stymie the legitimate orders issued by his senior officials: On an average day, roughly 15 percent of the employees around me are exceptional patriots serving their country. I wish I could give competitive salaries to them and no one else. But 80 percent feel no pressure to produce results. If they don't feel like doing what they are told, they don't. Why would they? We can't fire them. They avoid attention, plan their weekend, schedule vacation, their second job, their next position – some do this in the same position for more than a decade. They do nothing that warrants punishment and nothing of external value. That is their workday: errands for the sake of errands – administering, refining, following and collaborating on process. "Process is your friend" is what delusional civil servants tell themselves. Even senior officials must gain approval from every rank across their department, other agencies and work units for basic administrative chores. Then the senior official notes what I have just called the "trap": Most of my career colleagues actively work against the president's agenda. This means I typically spend about 15 percent of my time on the president's agenda and 85 percent of my time trying to stop sabotage, and we have no power to get rid of them. Until the shutdown. Those officials who waste time and stymie the president's initiatives now are not present because they are not categorized as "essential." Due to the lack of funding, many federal agencies are now operating more effectively from the top down on a fraction of their workforce, with only select essential personnel serving national security tasks. ... President Trump can end this abuse. Senior officials can reprioritize during an extended shutdown, focus on valuable results and weed out the saboteurs. We do not want most employees to return, because we are working better without them. Keep in mind that saboteurs cannot be individually identified and RIFed, but they can be included in the layoffs if they meet the criteria above in terms of seniority and service, and they must be given 60 days' notice. But once they are gone, they are no longer free to obstruct using the "process" as their friend, because they are gone. You can expect lawsuits on every conceivable point, and I suspect that the definition of "furlough" will be one matter of dispute. If this was the plan all along, it would explain why President Trump goaded Chuck and Nancy in his televised meeting with them last year, boasting that he would claim credit for the shutdown. How could they resist a prolonged shutdown when he made it so easy to blame him? President Trump has proven that he is a "disruptor" who changes the framework of thinking on major issues by refusing to accept the "givens" – the assumptions of how things always have been done and therefore always must be done. So who is the "senior official"? I don't know, but I think Stephen Miller is the sort of bold thinker who might volunteer to telegraph the strategy just five days before the deadline. Give Chuck and Nancy something to think about and probably reject as unthinkable. Then they can't complain that they weren't warned once the trap is sprung. Such a mass RIF would be the Trump version of Ronald Reagan firing the air traffic controllers when they went on an illegal strike in 1981. That was completely unexpected by his enemies, vehemently criticized, and successful. Among other benefits, it taught the leaders of the USSR that Ronald Reagan was a man whose threats cannot be dismissed as mere rhetoric. If you think that Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un, Angela Merkel, and any other foreign leaders would not draw the same conclusion from a massive RIF, then you are kidding yourself. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (cropped). My theory may be completely wrong, but I pray that it is not. Hat tip: Clarice Feldman Monica Showalter adds: Slate of all places has a useful chart on which agencies have the most RIFs on the line. Surprise, surprise: It's where the bureaucrats most in need of layoffs happen to roost. To good not to see it again, be afraid verrry afffraiiiid! Think Bugs Bunny.
  10. Now lets see if the perp even had a licence, what is the over, under?
  11. That and you are not hearing on the news the Coast Guard is calling in sick. Why do we not put it on all the next ballots. Any government shut down starts with the politicians paychecks and travel. That should put an end to this petty Bull Crap that is going on. If your house and land with your family living in it was on the border would you like a wall???? If you arrived here illegally, no intake for family or spouses, deport them all.
  12. That and the trough of money that goes with them. Oh and if you claimed sick days you as a federal employee better had a DR. note or you should be fired, no back pay for you!
  13. Sorry for the loss. Now be there for your wife. Sometimes it is best to ignore the bear and not poke it with a stick. I know it was not a in law it was the oldest sister of the six of us. Oh sorry 5 she don't count no more! It sucked but when mom passed she had had enough and was ready more for it than we were. Be there for the wife and bury the hatred and just get through the next couple of weeks it sucks.
  14. Yea and the Civil War statues are being removed, makes a lot of sense doesn't it. Just remember it is a religion of peace. Submit convert or be a slave. Yal come the the USA ya hear.