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Pretty simple… 23 October 2009

Posted by marisacat in Divertissements, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.

Minsk, Belarus: A squirrel reaches for a peanut from the hand of a woman in a park
Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP

but there is so much ugly imagery out there…

Just a thread, should anyone want one…..


1. catnip - 23 October 2009

Oh! And now I get the chance to post a link to the ever-entertaining Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel.

marisacat - 23 October 2009

sorry catnip! … 😳

This lanquished in Spam… for a long time.. out now..

2. catnip - 23 October 2009

POLITICO Breaking News:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi determined last night that there are not enough votes for a “robust public option,” meaning the speaker likely will move to one of the two other, weaker public options being considered, Democratic sources tell POLITICO.

Domo arigato, Mr Robusto?

“weaker”…who could have predicted that??

catnip - 23 October 2009


Meanwhile, over at the Big Orange Denial Factory:

Politico Lies to Pressure Pelosi to drop Robust Public Option

by Engine 08


I’ll take Who has the real rumour? for $500, Alex.

BooHooHooMan - 23 October 2009

{ Sports Announcer voice}

Catnip… Catnip Out of the Backfield – Wow!
It’s the Double Reverse Robusto!

Looks like this one is Going GOING…GONE!

Gotta Love it..From “The Robusto” PO…to..
The Pepper Jack PO by nightfall….and By next Week?
They’ll be pushing the “Mildly Seasoned” something or other….

The Wilted Lettucher for Leftishers by Halloween…

Speaking of wilted lettuce in the Fall, Meanwhile….

Deeds ignored advice, White House says
Top Democrats seek to shield Obama in case of election loss

By Rosalind S. Helderman and Anne E. Kornblut
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, October 23, 2009

Sensing that victory in the race for Virginia governor is slipping away, Democrats at the national level are laying the groundwork to blame a loss in a key swing state on a weak candidate who ran a poor campaign that failed to fully embrace President Obama until days before the election.

I SO want Corzine to lose here in NJ. Could ya tell? LOL.
The shit they’re saying about Deeds ( and GMAFB there – Ob risks NOTHING going full bore in NJ and PA for the likes of Corzine and Specter and I bet he came back in a 2nd time on a deal to Fall Down in VA.) So the Bullshit about Deeds…having failed to fully embrace Obamawon’t fly wrt Corzine…
To me ..in Jersey, it’s not about the Top 3 candidates at all…
Shithealls all of them, two Major Party Frauds and one Poseur as an “ex GOP” “Independent”…
So it’s certainly not about the “Top” candidates to me…
It’s about the People going off script.
The Howard Beale thing .

marisacat - 23 October 2009

I am getting a big kick otu of the pre election whining about the VA election. Coming frorm the big guy in Dc…

Mommy Mommy! Deeds did not embrace me! No wonder he lost!


Oh PS, he goes itno CT later today (or aboutnow I guess) for Dodd.


3. marisacat - 23 October 2009

Too funny for words. Let it rip I say! And Emily’s List was represented by Bob Bauer, from the Ob campaign.


In a move with potentially major implications for the 2010 and 2012 elections and the future of campaign finance rules, the Federal Election Commission on Thursday voted not to challenge an appeals court panel’s ruling that could free outside groups to spend huge sums of cash unburdened by contribution limits.

The vote, a 3 – 3 partisan split that had the effect of rejecting a recommendation by commission staff to appeal the ruling to the full court of appeals, spotlighted the commission’s increasing partisan divide, and also put pressure on President Barack Obama to override the commission’s decision. The commission’s three Democratic members voted to appeal, while its Republican members, who have increasingly adopted stances seen as hostile to campaign finance rules, voted against appealing.

Obama campaigned on reducing the role of special interest cash in elections, but since taking office, he’s largely avoided the issue, to the chagrin of advocates for stricter campaign finance regulations, who regarded him as champion during his career in the Senate. They warn that the ruling in a case brought by the independent Democratic group EMILY’s List will pave the way for an exponential increase in advertising by so-called 527s and other outside groups.

“The EMILY’s List decision, if allowed to stand, loosens the campaign finance law restrictions on committee like EMILY’s List and allows them to use more soft money to engage in activities that arguably influence federal elections,” said Paul Ryan, an election law expert at the Campaign Legal Center. . . . . .

4. BooHooHooMan - 23 October 2009

Whaddya know?
A kernel of wisdom in this WaPo article..

US files Polanski extradition request in sex case

Swiss officials have defended the move as routine procedure. But several politicians and commentators have argued that Switzerland may have cooperated too energetically, and that recent U.S.-Swiss troubles over wealthy American tax cheats and Swiss banks may have provided motivation for the arrest.

LOL —> We were KIDDING!

marisacat - 23 October 2009

I see after all that frothy French blither (Frederic Mitterand and others) over the issue, they have kidnapped a rapist murderer of a 14 year old, a German national, with Germany declining to pursue the case …. the father apparently pushed and pushed in France… and I guess had some pull… will find the link and post it.

artemis54 - 23 October 2009

With all the predictable bitching about Hollywood backing Polanski, I went and read that petition and the signatures yesterday. There are very very few people from Hollywood on it, almost none in fact. Mostly European directors who wouldn’t believe it if an American court said the sky was blue.

And Woody Allen.

marisacat - 23 October 2009

I think the problems are from people like Debra Winger and some of the directors and others… who frankly said very dumb things. And I rather doubt when questioned that Jack Nicholson and Angelica Huston are going to cover themselves in glory.

Anyway, he ahs asked for extradition.. apparently figuring LA is a better deal, because Samantha G most likely will ask for the least to be done. Not sure how much bearing it will ahve… as the case probably will come down to flight… unless they reopen and go at it from the top. There seems to be a running argument, a legal one, that maybe they can do that.

artemis54 - 23 October 2009

I don’t see why anyone would expect some film celebrity to have any very developed moral sense, or even any intelligence, period. We don’t expect it from the NBA, the Chamber of Commerce, congress, or the media, so why should Hollyweird be any different?

marisacat - 24 October 2009

Nobody looks good in this.

Intermittent Bystander - 23 October 2009

Ha ha ha! Wonder if Jerry Lee Lewis weighed in?!

5. BooHooHooMan - 23 October 2009

Hmm. Omicidio!

A Priest in New Jersey found dead In the Rectory this morning.
Authorities investigating a Serious case of Stigmata if ya know what I mean….

6. marisacat - 23 October 2009

So far (I see This Week’s Cavalcade of Stars si not published yet):

Meet the Press: Sens. Cornyn and Schumer, CNBC’s Burnett, NYT’s Sorkin; roundtable with Jane Mayer, Joe Scarborough, Dan Senor, Tavis Smiley

Face the Nation: Sens. McCain and Feingold

Fox News Sunday: Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah, Sens. Levin and Kyl, USCC’s Josten, AHIP’s Tuffin

State of the Union: Sens. Hatch, Nelson and Webb

7. BooHooHooMan - 23 October 2009

LOL. When clowning McJoan Last night?
Her “Action” Diary with a list of numbers to call ?
I missed reading the thing thoroughly let alone the comments..

I just went back over it to for morsels in the comments

(Which pointed me to) THIS in the piece from McJoan:

As usual, leadership needs to hear from us, too. Here they are.

* Steny Hoyer (MD-05): 202-225-4131, 301-474-0119, 301-843-1577
* Chris Van Hollen (MD-08): 202-225-5341, 301-424-3501
* Jim Clyburn (SC-06): 202-225-3315, 803-799-1100
* John Larson CT-01): 202-225-2265, 860-278-8888
* Henry Waxman CA-30): 202-225-3976, 323-651-1040
* Chuck Rangel (NY-15): 202-225-4365, 212-663-3900

When I saw THIS ..

Psst, mcjoan (4+ / 0-)

The first name of the Ways & Means Committee is Charlie — not Chuck.

Operator, operator — what’s the number for 9-1-1? – Homer Simpson

by jim bow on Fri Oct 23, 2009 at 11:42:11 AM PDT

Not to mention the delicious irony of HIS SIGNATURE LINE.
😆 Just LMAO. 😆

marisacat - 23 October 2009

She is not very smart. Nor observant.

Oh I am so entertained by much that is transpiring. I hope it leads to expiring.

8. marisacat - 23 October 2009

Lib Dem Blahgers = Stupid as Rocks.

marisacat - 23 October 2009

A commenter sums it up…

sonofloud [Moderator] 34 minutes ago 1 person liked this.

This is the Obama pattern folks:

1. Spread a rumor Obama is going to do something liberal like end DADT.

2. The Obama apologists use this as proof that Obama is indeed a democrat.

3. Obama ignores or comes out against the idea all together.

4. Obama thinks he is winning the “moderates” but it’s the democratic base that suffers.

catnip - 23 October 2009

Kossacks went all apeshit (technical term) this am at the news on Politico about Nancy not having votes etc – slammed Politico (a “wingnut rag” into the wall with the piece being written by Mike Allen a “self-hating gay” – they’re SO progressive over there). This afternoon – well, whoops – mcjoan has a FP post saying maybe the Politico story should be taken seriously. Whiplash.

marisacat - 23 October 2009

they are blinded by the light.

I had no idea Mike Allen was gay. Can we trust them to know, I wonder?

catnip - 23 October 2009

The kossack who called him that justified it by stating that he was gay. Like that makes it any better? I don’t know if Allen’s gay or not and don’t care one way or the other. They’re just flinging feces over there, as usual.

Politico anonymous sources = evil
TPM anonymous sources = good

You know how it goes…

catnip - 23 October 2009

link to mcjoan.

We should take these reports seriously particularly now, when Brian Beutler is confirming the story, reporting that multiple sources confirm it:

Multiple sources tell TPMDC that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is very close to rounding up 60 members in support of a public option with an opt out clause, and are continuing to push skeptical members. But they also say that the White House is pushing back against the idea, in a bid to retain the support of Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

“They’re skeptical of opt out and are generally deferential to the Snowe strategy that involves the trigger,” said one source close to negotiations between the Senate and the White House. “they’re certainly not calming moderate’s concerns on opt out.”

This new development, which casts the White House as an opponent of all but the most watered down form of public option, is likely to yield backlash from progressives, especially those in the House who have been pushing for a more maximal version of reform.

It also suggests for perhaps the first time that the White House’s supposed hands off approach that ostensibly allowed the two chambers in Congress to craft their own bill has been discarded.

Round and round it goes…

9. marisacat - 23 October 2009

yeah. such courage.


[T]he Obama administration promptly rushed to cover its left flank by announcing it’s planning to impose cuts in executive pay at seven companies with substantial bailout funds. The U.S. senate’s parlor populist, Bernie Sanders, dutifully proclaimed that the Obama administration deserve praise for “taking an important step forward in trying to control the obscene compensation packages of the top executives on Wall Street.”

Note the meek qualifier, “trying.” The truth of the matter is that the Obama team has managed the tricky shot of giving more bailout money to the banks than the cumulative dispensations of all previous U.S. governments, while at the same time NOT giving any significant debt relief to ruined homeowners, a huge slice of whom is poor, black and Hispanic. Obama is not seeking to reform the financial system, and it would be beyond miraculous if he did, since the contrivers of the present mess – Lawrence Summers, et al – were given a welcoming clap on the back by the new president, as he stepped into the White House and told them to get on with the job. This amazing bailout for the existing corrupt system – as if Lenin had used the October revolution to restore the Romanovs – has been engineered without significant opposition from organized labor or the left-ßliberal end of Obama’s own party.

Of course, people curse the bankers and their political flunkeys as they watch their 10Ks atomize, their homes go, and their jobs disappear to China. They smolder as they watch the parade of Murdoch’s demagogues on Fox, flirting and toying with the theme of Obama’s assassination. The Obama administration dares to go to war with Glen Beck, apparently the only enemy it feels capable of confronting, at least at the time of writing. The gossip site Gawker calls on its readers to turn in all discreditable information about Goldman Sachs executives. The liberal talk host Olberman calls on his audience to rat out Beck. Neither invitation has thus far yielded any significant harvest. . . . . .

10. BooHooHooMan - 23 October 2009


Ticker: Dem calls White House move ‘bulls**t’

Democrat blasts White House for anonymous sniping
Posted: October 23rd, 2009 04:45 PM ET

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A well-known Democratic strategist in Virginia is blasting the White House for placing anonymous quotes in the Washington Post in a pre-emptive effort to blame Creigh Deeds for what might be a loss in the state’s upcoming gubernatorial election.

David “Mudcat” Saunders, who gained political fame helping Democrat Mark Warner reach out to rural voters during Warner’s successful 2001 gubernatorial bid, told CNN Friday that trying to blame Deeds is “bulls**t” when Democrats around the country are “just tired of politics.”

“The Democrats right now are a real bruised brand right now where I am,” Saunders said in a phone interview from his home near Roanoke. “There was so much energy put into last year’s race, everybody’s just burned out. You can’t get anybody fired up.”

Not that Saunders prolly doesn’t already have his own bags packed…
Nice set up for the narrative if they lose in NJ, too…Which I still think they will…The Survey USA cross tabs…(a Clinton Op.. forget what’s his name behind it) …the cross tabs in their internals…The way I see it.. …prolllllems with AA support for Corzine..only 2/3 sold in the polling…Bigger prollems among Indys… half going straight for the R, Christie … Dagett Strength among younger voters… Christie in the 65+..

Saunders- with the Pwog Scam – is as much setting up the narrative for the DNC as he is explaining away his loss::
People “seepy”. Ready for nap time.
Headin for the little seepy mat at daycare

“That’s what’s wrong.” GMAFB.

marisacat - 23 October 2009

I see Politico has a post up on the wimmens vote in VA and NJ…

Vote for me Baby! Win a Mammogram!

Intermittent Bystander - 23 October 2009

I’m going to vote that shit up for this year’s Most Offensive Pinkwashing Award, I think. Next time I meet up for a Drinking Bitterly event with jaded, radical BC survivorettes, that is. Maybe Barbara Ehrenreich will drop by and we can plot to burn some pink teddy bears at a marathon finish line somewhere!

Is October over yet? Halloween looks better and better every year, I swear . . . at least you get the ghouls and vampires straight up, no ribbons.

marisacat - 23 October 2009

it really is awful.

If they cannot push the scam of “keeping abortion legal” (or the SCOTUS plugs) then they push breast cancer.


Intermittent Bystander - 23 October 2009

Boobs are endlessly – I mean, endlessly – marketable.

Even in absentia!

Madman in the Marketplace - 23 October 2009

LOL … in a very dark laugh sort of way, of course.

Intermittent Bystander - 23 October 2009

Tie ’em to the railroad tracks, and you can really attract a crowd!

Snicker, snicker.

lucid - 23 October 2009

Well shit… there hasn’t even been a race here for mayor. Bloomberg convinced the city council to overturn the term limits that had twice been voted in by people in the city, and I don’t even know who the fuck the D contender is… I guess our current city controller. There has been no media, no debates, nothing that would lead anyone to think that we have an election in less than two weeks for all of the city seats. Not even the usual Bloomberg postering every block illegally strategy.

Wait, I’m supposed to vote on Nov. 3? For what again?

Meanwhile, my cats are busily clawing each others eyes out in the storage area above the bathroom that I can’t touch because I’ve spent the week having horrendous asthma attacks by trying to throw away things from ‘storage’… And it pretty much sums up the state of the world.

marisacat - 23 October 2009

There has been no media, no debates, nothing that would lead anyone to think that we have an election in less than two weeks for all of the city seats.

those ptb are pretty happy, I would say.

We have an election also on Nov 3… (I have not read thru the voter handbook yet) but there is NO mention of it on media here either. NONE.

11. marisacat - 23 October 2009

Fauci is saying “we hope” (worn out language fella!) “to have enough vaccine by late fall”.

He says the vaccine did not “grow well” in the manufacture. It grew “non robusto” so to speak.

marisacat - 23 October 2009

Fauci was reduced to saying “stay away from sick people”. I instantly flashed on the NYC subways… LOL (he looked kinda stressed I will say)

OK! If I still worked or went to school, will you send a car town and driver for me each day?

12. marisacat - 23 October 2009

Someone got laughed at at Americablog for posting this, from CNS. I am guessing the laughers did not bother to read it.

[I]n 1994, when the health care reform plan then being advanced by President Clinton called for mandating that all Americans buy health insurance, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office studed the issue and concluded:

“The government has never required people to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States. An individual mandate would have two features that, in combination, would make it unique. First, it would impose a duty on individuals as members of society. Second, it would require people to purchase a specific service that would be heavily regulated by the federal government.” . . . .

And this from Nancy’ office…. the aftermath of her not answering a question about mandates:

[E]lshami responded by sending CNSNews.com a Sept. 16 press release from the Speaker’s office entitled, “Health Insurance Reform, Daily Mythbuster: ‘Constitutionality of Health Insurance Reform.’” The press release states that Congress has “broad power to regulate activities that have an effect on interstate commerce. Congress has used this authority to regulate many aspects of American life, from labor relations to education to health care to agricultural production.”

The release further states: “On the shared responsibility requirement in the House health insurance reform bill, which operates like auto insurance in most states, individuals must either purchase coverage (and non-exempt employers must purchase coverage for their workers)—or pay a modest penalty for not doing so. The bill uses the tax code to provide a strong incentive for Americans to have insurance coverage and not pass their emergency health costs onto other Americans—but it allows them a way to pay their way out of that obligation. There is no constitutional problem with these provisions.”

Madman in the Marketplace - 23 October 2009

we still haven’t reinstated Habeas Corpus … I don’t think the Constitution matters to them at all.

On the other hand, it could lead to some interesting lawsuits.

Intermittent Bystander - 23 October 2009

Good point(s).

13. marisacat - 23 October 2009

I was barely paying attention to the evening national news… til they got to the Hawai’ian school year, the days per year count under new budget constrictions… (and remember, when Ob is not Indonesian, or Chicagoan, he is Hawai’an)

163. Per year.

So……………… that really does mean 202 days not in school per year?


14. Intermittent Bystander - 23 October 2009

Are those Russky squirrels wired for sound or do those furry ears just help get ’em thru Siberian winters?!

marisacat - 23 October 2009

oh aren’t the ears great? That is what I thought too…. and that rear foot action…

Intermittent Bystander - 23 October 2009

Absolutely! Such acrobats. I took a series of backyard photos recently with squirrels and blue jays and chipmunks, all of which bring out my inner Edward Muybridge.


Speaking of acrobats, I was sorry to see the story about the ice-skating bear who went postal at a Russian circus rehearsal the other day. Two dead (including the bear, who was shot), and one mauled pretty bad. I wonder if the world will ever come up with an International Court for Interspecies Crimes?

marisacat - 23 October 2009

oh i missed that story… will look it up….

15. Lucid - 23 October 2009

Wow fancy new interface that makes wordpress much more readable from my iPhone. Moving to greenpoint next week. Hopefully the nightmare of the last two months will shortly be over… Carry on 😉

marisacat - 23 October 2009

glad to hear it! on all counts!!

Intermittent Bystander - 23 October 2009

Best wishes . . . good riddance to bad rubbish, etcetera!

lucid - 23 October 2009

One can hope… in a non-hopychanginess way.

16. Intermittent Bystander - 23 October 2009

Sorry, Eadward!

17. catnip - 23 October 2009

Thomas to other Supreme Court justices: Hush!

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Clarence Thomas, the justice long known as the silent member of the Supreme Court, criticized his colleagues Friday for badgering attorneys rather than letting them speak during oral arguments.

Thomas – who hasn’t asked a lawyer a question during arguments in nearly four years – said he and the other eight justices virtually always know where they stand on a case by reading legal briefs before oral arguments.

“So why do you beat up on people if you already know? I don’t know, because I don’t beat up on ’em. I refuse to participate. I don’t like it, so I don’t do it,” Thomas said during an appearance before law students at the University of Alabama.

Thomas didn’t name names, but fellow conservative Justice Antonin Scalia is generally considered the court’s most aggressive questioner during oral arguments. President Barack Obama’s lone nominee so far, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, isn’t afraid to ask questions either.

Thomas scoffed at the idea that the justices try to use questions to influence the opinions of fellow members of the court.

“All nine of us are in the same building,” he said. “If we want to sway each other we know where we are. We don’t need oral arguments to do that. It doesn’t make any sense to me.”

Then why have those pesky lawyer types appear at all? They’re obviously a waste of his time.

marisacat - 23 October 2009

maybe he could just RETIRE.

lucid - 23 October 2009

Because it can make for great movies Catnip… great movies.

Madman in the Marketplace - 24 October 2009

must be tired of them waking him up … no reason to engage when you’ve already made up your mind.

18. BooHooHooMan - 23 October 2009

Oyah – take it from…………”Capt Underpants”.

PLEASE REC: Need pressure on P.O. for these 8 Reps. RIGHT NOW! (UPDATED)
by CaptUnderpants


Ah, well. Not a problem when “The Robusto” PO goes
down the shitter and they’re left with sandpaper for TP.
The guy can always change his name coming up here in a bit:
“Captain New Underpants” has a certain fresh feel to it…
Easier on the chapped ass, too.

catnip - 23 October 2009

I wonder if he’s the real Captain Underpants. That would explain a lot.

marisacat - 23 October 2009

I saw some wag was calling her Presdient Snowe this week. She will do the dirty work for the weak kneed Dems and make sure there is no PO… such as it ever was.

Dems, the handmaiden party. Republicans, the ones counted on to do the job.

Shit, it gets so old.

19. lucid - 23 October 2009

Mcat. I actually do think they will get a terribly weak version of the public option through – a negotiable rate some such that will be completely unable to address the problem. While it may compete with insurance companies, it won’t by much, and it certainly won’t allow the government to negotiate drug prices.

marisacat - 23 October 2009

well maybe some “trigger” version of it. Clearly the ins cos do not want a PO competitor.

Not that it matters. Just like they will get a lousy fucked HC bill thru.

And shortly after RE ELECTION (if he even wants it, he is dropping out day by day as I see it) it will hit, and people will slowly over a couple of years fucking freak out.

20. marisacat - 23 October 2009


This was catnip’s first comment, way at the top, now out of Spam File

Oh! And now I get the chance to post a link to the ever-entertaining Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel.

21. BooHooHooMan - 23 October 2009

Obama comin BACK into Jersey for the 3rd time charm next Sunday. I was wrong over the summer. The man loves us. Wants to see us again and again.

Rendell coming in too… a piss ant venue in Asbury Park this Sunday. An area so reliable that it tells me if they are horsewhipping there, its a problem…They really do have a lot to lose: an Olympic defeat , first dibs at the State trough, the patronage, the money skimmed etc if the R win. I suppose that either way, Ob has to go all in, because a Corzine loss – Big Drama and all that – would come in a narrow margin under any scenario given +D registration advantage..And given the very real prospect of a narrow loss Ob would take bigger lumps if he was a no show down the stratch, especially after the remarks said about Deeds in VA..

His venue in North Jersey was 3 thousand people for visit number 2 and 25 minutes..I’m not objective of course, but the coverage was small potatoes here AND seemed to blur in with all the other campaign shit …And no bounce for Corzine. Axelrod has to be pissed with the sitch , needs to keep Ob moving, seen as proactive…in Fact SEEN …But next Sunday, Nov 1st? With Football? After “check day” ? Rendell working Asbury Park and the AC area this weekend? Hmmm. ( **I’m going somewhere with this..hopefully outta state as you’ll see)

They need to hold the area cutting across from Philly to AC all along the Atlantic City Expressway …Rendell has been a fixture in the crossover Philly Media market there, shlubbing it up for years as a guest football sportscaster for the Eagles. He Did it every weekend when he was Mayor… I lotahed him back then :: you couldn’t even catch a game if you wanted to without that crook’s face plastered on the TV.

**So Catch This

I FIGURE they are going to go with The Jockstrap Move™ next weekend as the New York Giants are playing the Eagles in Philly on 11/1 and , HERE”S THE PITCH , the Phillies are in the World Series with Game # 4 in in Philly ALSO ON November 1st…

No doubt they are going to do a huge Regional ad buy in the broadcasts, and I bet that “the buddies” go for some Nationally Televised Male Bonding at the ball games next Sunday…

You know the drill:
-the comment ‘taders yukking it up after every commercial.
{camera zooms to “noblemen” in attendance}
-The 3-way Bromance covered with Ob, Ed, and Corzine, eschewing the Uber Imperial Skybox precisely for those camera pans to cheaper seats where these cast as Regular Joes In View are happening to catch the game…
-Followed at Half Time or the 7th Inning Stretch with the “Oh- here’s one of those guys now to talk with us – ” ,
– more jockstrap yuckety yuk, the scripted talk of the friendly bet among rivals etc ….the political plugs…

Get. me. outta. here.

marisacat - 24 October 2009

they have already said, for publication, that Deval is “struggling”.

Don’t blame Ob baby. he TRIIIIED

What a fucking joke it all is..

marisacat - 24 October 2009

don’t make me laugh tooooo hard… shouldn’t they be hauling Springsteen’s ass in soon? Born in the USA and so on to rally the weak troops? Those for whom winning a mammogram will not work?

22. marisacat - 24 October 2009

Talk about jerking the baby electorate around. Whiplash. Nan hasn’t got the votes in the House, but sag tit Reid thinks he does in the senate.


Yeah right.

23. marisacat - 24 October 2009

LOL It’s so cute how s l o w the Lib Dem Blahgers are to catch on. (They do have to conserve energy for round up, roping in the voters in a few months… 😆 )

Multiple sources tell TPMDC that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is very close to rounding up 60 members in support of a public option with an opt out clause, and are continuing to push skeptical members. But they also say that the White House is pushing back against the idea, in a bid to retain the support of Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

“They’re skeptical of opt out and are generally deferential to the Snowe strategy that involves the trigger,” said one source close to negotiations between the Senate and the White House. “they’re certainly not calming moderates’ concerns on opt out.” . . . . .

oh and um yes the obligatory push push push back.

Late update: In response to this report, White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer issued the following statement.

“The report is false. The White House continues to work with the Senate on the merging of the two bills. We are making good progress toward enacting comprehensive health reform.”

And the sun also rises. And sets. Jesus was born in a manger. The lamb will lie down with the lion. Beware the snake in the Garden of Eden. Watch out for the apple too…………….

Any other tired lines to shove out?

24. catnip - 24 October 2009

A handy guide: Obama’s War Council

marisacat - 24 October 2009

Not sure why but they seem to have left out Bruce Reidel… a thirty veteran of the CIA, at the Afghanistan (or maybe the larger region) desk.

He maintains the British “won” in Afghanistan as they established Kandahar. AND he maintains that Alexander won in Afghanistan as well…

He has stood on the stage with Ob twice when he made major Afghanistan promouncements… once for the famous March comments…

Oh Ob will send troops. My guess is more than people are thinking (I read 20K around)… I would guess more like 40K and surrepticiously more than that…

25. catnip - 24 October 2009

Here’s what you’ll be wearing on Halloween, BHHM: Balloon Boy Halloween Costume

BooHooHooMan - 24 October 2009
26. catnip - 24 October 2009


Of course he SAYS (6+ / 0-)

he supports the public option (usually only when asked), but his actions speak louder than words. If he REALLY supported the public option, he would be out there talking about it and supporting it with full force and vigor of his office. But he’s not.

Actions speak louder than words.

by AquariansRule on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 09:43:44 AM MDT

* [new] The harder he pounds his first (13+ / 0-)

the stronger the opposition will be. Limbaugh isn’t alone in hoping Obama fails.

They cheered because we didn’t get the Olympics, fer crissakes!

by juturna on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 09:49:27 AM MDT

* [new] Dear Lord (2+ / 0-)

Obama could take a crap on the White House lawn and you’d say he was just providing fertilizer for the garden.

by AquariansRule on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 09:58:20 AM MDT

marisacat - 24 October 2009

People really need to listen to pretzels. I dragged myself thru so many damned texts of speeches by Bush 2… and there was always something in it. Sad to say.

Some people do get it… Last summer, the famous week in July (2008) when I guess Axelrod decided Ob needed to veer the ship to the right and he made 7 or 8 gut punch pronouncements… One (which I think ws the last of the week) was that “women should nto get abortions just for being blue”…

Jan Crawford Greenburg who reports on the court for ABC and before that for PBS/TNH… did three columns on Ob being to the RIGHT of Scalia, from that one statement. And i have never considered her a liberal, but she knew what she heard. Understood what he said. He was conveying that he personally denies the mental health exception.

Wee whacked Orangers don’t listen. And would nto hear if they did….

27. catnip - 24 October 2009

Some US military asshole on the radio just said he’s never seen any evidence of racism against Iraqis by US troops in Iraq. Oh really??

28. marisacat - 24 October 2009



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