Congressman Mick "There is No Default" Mulvaney experienced at not paying bills

Congressman John Michael (Mick) Mulvaney (R-SC) has been one of the members of Congress aguing that not raising the debt ceiling wouldn’t be that big of a deal. He has accused President Obama of lying about the serious consequences that would result if the US couldn’t pay all of its bills. Mulvaney may be speaking from experience: He doesn’t pay all of his bills, and it doesn’t seem to have bothered him at all.

The Congressman’s company, The Mulvaney Group Ltd, owes Mecklenburg County, NC at least $7,854.65 in back taxes. The oldest of the bills was due on September 1, 2008.

Mulvaney Group Ltd Taxes Due by jecarter4

G.O.P. Congressman Takes a Risk With a Foray Into Immigration

NYT - “The politics of immigration are gradually shifting in South Carolina and some other Southern states, where not long ago most conservatives passionately rejected legalization as amnesty that rewarded lawbreakers. Like Mr. Mulvaney, a number of Republicans are moving toward the view that the immigration system needs fixing, and that 11.7 million illegal immigrants will not be deported and need a path to legal status.

But Mr. Mulvaney first rode to office on the Tea Party wave in 2010, ousting a long-serving Democrat, and he knows his voters. If he moves too far too fast, he could awaken their ire.”

Full story here.

Bottom if the hill

Here is a little story i wrote while listening to the sad sounding music i just posted. the story might be a little sad, but they can’t all be Disney movies. enjoy!-

  I sit hunched over a glass, every few seconds I bring it up to my lips and drink down the bitter liquid that dulls my nerves. I drink to try and quiet the screaming, but the screaming never stops. I know I am poisoning myself, every glass, every sip I take gives temporary relief and long-term pain, but I don’t care.

 Slow music plays in the background, it fills the air with a quiet sadness, but it’s the kind of sadness that kind of feels good. Some days you just want to let your sorrows spill out of you and get some relief.

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This is a wonderful cover of the song “Superman” sang by Nataly dawn from the band Pomplamoose 

i got tagged in this a logn time ago. im sorry im garbage.

name: haley
selfie: tagged/me :~)

food: pesto, baby spinach, smoothies, hummus, pasta

book: umm i love the bell jar right now and looking for alaska by john green tbh has really struck a chord with me. speak by laurie halse anderson, the catcher in the rye, brave new world, and my mom just bought me the opposite of loneliness which is a collection of essays/short stories by marina keegan, and it seems really beautiful so far :-) also love its kind of a funny story by ned vizzini and we were the mulvaneys by joyce carole oates.
author: joyce carole oates, laurie halse anderson, emma straub
song: oh god. okay. sprawl ii (mountains beyond mountains) by arcade fire is still the most important song to me in the whole world. but there are others. ride by lana del rey honestly means a lot to me, and then other arcade fire songs like (antichrist television blues), the suburbs, tunnels, rebellion, no cars go and suburban war are all among my favorites. umm, fake plastic trees by radiohead. i should live in salt and hard to find by the national. those are all favorites. there is a light that never goes out by the smiths. helplessness blues by fleet foxes. oblivion by grimes. dont fear the reaper.
movie: submarine, clueless, palo alto, the bling ring. idk i really can never think of movies i like.
tv show: skins uk, its always sunny in philadelphia, orange is the new black, 30 rock, arrested development
band: arcade fire/////radiohead
solo artist: grimes
place: boston, the northeastern massachusetts coast in general, nyc, super-suburban-town florida where my grandmother lives is pretty cool in like a horrible way because its fascinating and depressing, french riviera, paris, france in general is incredible
subject: psychology, english lit
sport: sex
actor: leonardo dicaprio
actress: ellen page

siblings: nada
dream job: child psychologist who happens to get paid $1mil/year
political ideology: left libertarian
religion: confirmed protestant but nah. i believe in jesus christ and i think he was a cool dude, i dont think he wants people to worship him. i find god in the ocean, nature, mountains, etc and i dont have any interest in organized religion but i can get behind some sort of spiritual relationship with god because there is Something There ya know?
languages: english and 4 years of middle/high school level francais

reason behind my url: i mushed together ezra koenig’s twitter handle @arzE and the band name arcade fire (the arcade part)
reason behind icon: regine chassagne is an angel
tracked tags: arzecade, win butler, Hot Boys
why you joined: i joined because all my friends did it freshman year. i have evolved a lot. when i was a freshman in high school i was a meme blogger through and through. i bookmarked the fffuuu comics. and then i morphed into a GLEE FANDOM BLOGGER. i never went that far down the slope to supernatural/sherlock/doctor who blogging though. i havent watched a full episode of any of those shows. i went from glee to normal humor blogging to aesthetic photo blogging my sophomore year. i stayed aesthetic photo blogging until senior year and then i made this trashcan of a blog. i still have my other one but i literally use it once a month.

first url: i honestly. dont remember but it was so stupid and it had to do with glee. i have been many names. usually they were song lyrics and usually they were arcade fire or vampire weekend song lyrics.

number of blogs: 2. this one is way more active than the other one which is my aesthetic photo blog from sophomore year.

tagging: ffey, hitmewithyourflashbulbeyes, awfulsound, i-love-you-regine, hannughunt, reflekoenig im really tired/forgetting people but yeah idk. i thought this was Chill and Cool and im bored and exhausted and drained so forgive me if this is lame. ! :) 

stuff and things
  • when R left at 5 this morning I couldn’t fall back asleep, so I was in the lab by 5:50. That means it’s just after lunch and I’ve already put in 8 hours.
  • i am insatiable today. seriously, there is not enough food or caffeine. 
  • my sister gave my Crow Lake to read, but so far it reminds me of We Were the Mulvaneys, so I really hate it.
  • i’ve lived in tennessee for over a year now. holy crap!
  • and classes start next week. where did summer go?
  • also my birthday is coming up. byebye health insurance :(
  • why is pirate’s booty so delicious?

When Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) said the only person responsible for a potential impeachment of President Barack Obama would be the president himself, he lumped himself in with a group House Republicans that have all suggested support for the president’s impeachment.

Top Republicans have tried to point the finger at Democrats saying accusations that Republicans want to impeach the president are just overblown and a tactic by Democrats to get their base in the lather. But such claims ignores that Republicans have voiced support for impeaching the president.

Yoho might be the most recent. In an interview with the Tea Party Express highlighted by Buzzfeed recently, the Florida congressman (pictured, right, with his wife next to Speaker John Boehner) said, “If impeachment comes up, it’s not because Congress wants to do that, it’s because the president has chosen to bring that upon himself by not enforcing the laws on the books.”

A few weeks before Buzzfeed highlighted Yoho’s comments, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) said that House Republicans should stop wasting time with a lawsuit against Obama and just go straight to impeachment.

The number of Republicans who have called for or suggested impeachment doesn’t even reach two dozen but many of them are the conservative Republicans who have served as the biggest thorn in the side of Republican leadership, effectively holding much of the House GOP’s agenda hostage.

Even Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), the new House majority whip, has opened the door to impeachment. Scalise, in late July, refused to rule out the prospect of impeaching Obama when he was asked three times about it. Then there was Rep. Steve King (R-IA) who told Breitbart that if Obama enacts more executive actions “we need to bring impeachment hearings immediately before the House of Representatives” adding “that’s my position and that’s my prediction.” King, in a later interview, would refuse to say “impeachment” but make the same warning. King’s comments on impeachment were spurred by his objections to Obama on immigration.

Republicans suggesting impeachment often float the idea in the context of their favorite attack at Obama. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) in 2013 said impeaching Obama was a possibility in response to his handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Bengahzi. A few months later Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) said if the House were to try to impeach Obama, there would probably be enough “votes in the House of Representatives to do it.”

Way back in 2011 Farenthold’s colleague, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) seemed to echo his Texas colleague when he said impeachment of Obama “needs to happen.”

Actually, a number of Republicans who have called for impeachment in the 2014 cycle are outgoing House members. Outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) in 2013 declined to throw out the possibility of impeachment, saying “as I have been home in my district, the 6th District of Minnesota, there isn’t a weekend that hasn’t gone by that someone says to me, ‘Michele, what in the world are you all waiting for in Congress? Why aren’t you impeaching the president? He’s been making unconstitutional actions since he came into office.”

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) and two other little-known candidates in the Georgia Republican primary for U.S. Senate said they would seek to impeach Obama if they got the opportunity. Broun opted not to run for re-election and lost in the Republican primary.

On the campaign trail there are also some candidates who are singing the impeachment tune. Former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk (R), who is all but certain to inherit Georgia’s 11th Congressional District this fall, has suggested that Obama deserves impeachment but that effort may not be worth it if it’s not sure to succeed.

In New Hampshire, the Republican frontrunner in the race to face Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH), Marilinda Garcia, has also called for impeachment.

"If it’s an impeachable offense, as the process will show, then every member of Congress is also sworn to uphold that and needs to vote appropriately," Garcia said in late July. Less than two weeks earlier all four of the Republican candidates running for Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional seat also said they would likely support impeaching Obama.

Calls for impeaching Obama aren’t just solely in the House of Representatives. State Sen. Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa, had to backtrack, after all, after comments surfaced where she suggested impeaching Obama. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Hucakbee (R), too, had to reverse course when he said Obama is worthy of impeachment.

But while some Republicans see impeachment as a good idea, others have tried to suffocate that idea before it gets any bigger. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), recently said that Democrats would love for Republicans to try and impeach Obama but said that’s because it would be a trap for the GOP.

"Believe me, let’s make one thing perfectly clear. The only people who want impeachment more than the right wing of the Republican Party is the entire Democrat Party," Mulvaney said.

H/T: Daniel Strauss at TPM