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Ratty little Romanovs 22 February 2010

Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.

Flies over this article at Politico (fwiw)

So, chickie babies, what’s the joke?  Surely the collegiate hilarity is not…. ENFORCED?

Doesn’t look like a fun party.



1. marisacat - 22 February 2010

Madman comment, moved forward from end of last thread:


And no, this isn’t the Onion:

Orly Taitz Appeals to United Nations for Protection, Investigation

Her attorney, Jonathan Levy, writes that Taitz is under “increasing legal attack in the United States from groups and individuals opposed to her legal actions challenging the Constitutional qualifications of Barrack Hussein Obama to hold the office of President of the United States.”

The irony of Taitz appealing to the hated organ of world government for this really goes without saying.


Madman in the Marketplace - 22 February 2010

pretty damned funny.

I love that she’s trying to get protection from the black helicopter using One World Gov’t that Barry is supposedly serving by turning the US into a fascistsocialistcommiehippieblackpanther state.

All of them, “both” “sides” are just too hilarious.

marisacat - 22 February 2010

Aren’t they?

As Scott Brown infuriates tea partiers and CPACers… the screaming escalates

Madman in the Marketplace - 22 February 2010

Brown revealed the bait and switch pretty fast.

oh yes, “free” (s)elections prove SO much.

marisacat - 22 February 2010

what a hoot!

The tea partiers are screaming “traitor”… and want their money back…………………… 😆

All for one vote on the jobs bill. Little as it is.

marisacat - 22 February 2010

From Instapundit… an Anchoress tittertweet:

THE ANCHORESS IS GLAD SCOTT BROWN IS VOTING FOR THE WATERED-DOWN JOBS BILL, says it wrecks the “party of No” and “broken government” narratives at comparatively low cost.

😆 … Carry on Partiers of Both Sides!!

Madman in the Marketplace - 22 February 2010

snicker …

2. catnip - 22 February 2010

I wonder if Cheney accidentally came into contact with some holy water or garlic.

marisacat - 22 February 2010

I heard a snip from some CPACer that sounded as tho they want to canonise him. All about how they understand he charged them with “taking back the country” and ”winning elections”.


Madman in the Marketplace - 22 February 2010

maybe he wandered in front of Boehner’s portable tanning bed at CPAC and it set him on fire?

catnip - 22 February 2010


3. catnip - 22 February 2010

Canada just kicked US butt in ice dancing. Gold medal, baby!

1. I can’t believe I watched ice dancing.

2. We needed SOMETHING after losing to you guys in hockey yesterday. Bastards. But the fat lady hasn’t sung on that one yet.

marisacat - 22 February 2010

yeah America really rubbed it in over the hockey………………

catnip - 22 February 2010

That was the most watched sporting event ever here – even more viewers than the Canada/Russia series – which I remember watching in the school gym when it was on.

marisacat - 22 February 2010

I just saw a headline that MSNBC grabbed huge viewership for the hockey…………………

catnip - 22 February 2010

I was just reading this:

Mr. Hermida points out that viewers in the United States are upset with NBC’s decision to delay the broadcast of Olympic events. Viewers have been asking online media and radio not to report the results before they have had a chance to watch them on TV.

“That model … might have worked 30 years ago when you had to wait for the next day’s newspaper, but it doesn’t work in an era of real-time media.”

Mr. Hermida didn’t watch the game, but was well aware of the results – thanks to Twitter (and the cheers and moans coming from his neighbours).

marisacat - 22 February 2010

I think NBC has made big mistakes in the delayed coverage — among other things…. I drop in sometimes at night, but the commenting panels ARE SO BAD, I drop right back out again.

Madman in the Marketplace - 22 February 2010

well, at least your women’s curling team kicks ass.

I’m utterly mesmerized by that sport.

catnip - 22 February 2010

Shuffleboard on ice.

A friend of mine who curls took this week off just to watch it.

4. catnip - 22 February 2010

Wanted: a redesigned hot dog

The American Academy of Pediatrics identified the hot dog as the greatest food-related choking hazard to children in a policy statement released yesterday.

Back in my day, we ate lawn darts…

marisacat - 22 February 2010

I am thinking maybe no one tells small children to chew their food… of course if you swallow too big a bite, unchewed, you will get in trouble, no matter the age.


catnip - 22 February 2010

I git a Lifesaver stuck in my throat during a car trip when I was a kid. Luckily, it was the kind with a hole in the middle.

5. marisacat - 22 February 2010

ugh… KGO running the talking points…

“the only way we will get change is if the Democrats sweep the mid terms”.


What have done to deserve to sweep anything?????

catnip - 22 February 2010

Damn good thing they’re not curlers.

marisacat - 22 February 2010

Exactly right!

marisacat - 22 February 2010

damn good thing they’re not curlers.

and how….

Now how long did they have to get some scratched together plan together, slap ”West Wing” on it and get it to CBO? A year?

February 22, 2010


No score

Here’s a mark of the administration walking away from the previous focus on Congressional process, and also an instant GOP talking point on how — again — this is being rushed.

CBO director Doug Elmendorf blogs:

This morning the Obama Administration released a description of its health care proposal, and CBO has already received several requests to provide a cost estimate for that proposal. We had not previously received the proposal, and we have just begun the process of reviewing it — a process that will take some time, given the complexity of the issues involved. Although the proposal reflects many elements that were included in the health care bills passed by the House and the Senate last year, it modifies many of those elements and also includes new ones. Moreover, preparing a cost estimate requires very detailed specifications of numerous provisions, and the materials that were released this morning do not provide sufficient detail on all of the provisions. Therefore, CBO cannot provide a cost estimate for the proposal without additional detail, and, even if such detail were provprovided, analyzing the proposal would be a time-consuming process that could not be completed this week.

Posted by Ben Smith 04:09 PM
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marisacat - 23 February 2010

and while I am still here… some tids and bits on Haig. The late and unlamented.

6. mattes - 23 February 2010

Graet article, long but well worth reading:

Debt Dynamite Dominoes: The Coming Financial Catastrophe
Assessing the Illusion of Recovery

by Andrew Gavin Marshall


‘New Capitalism’

In the construction of a ‘New World Order’, the capitalist system is under intense reform. Capitalism has, since its inception, altered its nature and forms. In the midst of the current global economic crisis, the construction of the ‘New Capitalism’ is based upon the ‘China model’; that is, ‘Totalitarian Capitalism’.

Governments will no longer stand behind the ‘public relations’ – propagandized illusion of ‘protecting the people’. When an economy collapses, the governments throw away their public obligations, and act for the interests of their private owners. Governments will come to the aid of the powerful banks and corporations, not the people, as “The bourgeoisie resorts to fascism less in response to disturbances in the street than in response to disturbances in their own economic system.”[86] During a large economic crisis:

[The state] rescues business enterprises on the brink of bankruptcy, forcing the masses to foot the bill. Such enterprises are kept alive with subsidies, tax exemptions, orders for public works and armaments. In short, the state thrusts itself into the breach left by the vanishing private customers. [. . . ] Such maneuvers are difficult under a democratic regime [because people still] have some means of defense [and are] still capable of setting some limit to the insatiable demands of the money power. [In] certain countries and under certain conditions, the bourgeoisie throws its traditional democracy overboard.[87]


marisacat - 23 February 2010

Thanks for posting that mattes…

7. mattes - 23 February 2010

Don’t let the door hit you in the ass:

Florida bankers move to dramatically speed up the foreclosure process

“We don’t want the property. We’re not into the property management business,” Sanchez said of bankers. “We want to get a property out of the courts and sold to a productive Florida family.


marisacat - 23 February 2010

As soon as they are done shooting fat people, they will start in on the non-productive… then on to the anti-social.

Moving right along…………

marisacat - 23 February 2010

And bipartisanship works just fine… (via Google News FP of Business)

Wyden, Gregg Propose Cutting Top US Corporate Tax Rate to 24%
BusinessWeek – Ryan J. Donmoyer – ‎44 minutes ago‎

Feb. 23 (Bloomberg) — Two senators proposed a bipartisan overhaul of the tax code that would reduce the top US corporate tax rate to 24 percent from 35 percent in exchange for eliminating special breaks.

Gregg, Wyden Offer Plan to Simplify US Tax Code Wall Street Journal
Senate Duo Pushes Bipartisan Tax Overhaul CQPolitics.com
Portland Business Journal – KTVZ – Politico – OregonLive.com (blog)
all 19 news articles »Email this story

marisacat - 23 February 2010

AND as that proposal for an 11% reduction in corps’ taxes FALLS from the FP of Google, this rises. Halllujah.

Banks at risk of going bust tops 700

CNNMoney.com – ‎1 hour ago‎

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — More than 700 banks, or nearly one out of every 11, are at risk of going under, according to a government report published Tuesday.

US ‘Problem’ Banks Soar, Lending Drops, FDIC Says BusinessWeek
US FDIC reports 27 pct jump in problem banks Reuters
Bizjournals.com – New York Times – Los Angeles Times – CNN
all 256 news articles »Email this story

mattes - 23 February 2010

An Ohio man says he bulldozed his $350,000 home to keep a bank from foreclosing on it.

Terry Hoskins says he has struggled with the RiverHills Bank over his home in Moscow for years and had problems with the Internal Revenue Service. He says the IRS placed liens on his carpet store and commercial property and the bank claimed his house as collateral.

Hoskins says he owes $160,000 on the house. He says he spent a lot of money on attorneys and finally had enough. About two weeks ago he bulldozed the home 25 miles southeast of Cincinnati.


I still can’t understand how Geithner got away without paying his taxes.

marisacat - 23 February 2010

pretty spectacular version of walk away or “jingle mail”.

brinn - 23 February 2010

Well, at least he didn’t fly his bulldozer into a building or anything!

It’s getting weird out there — batton down those hatches! 😉

marisacat - 23 February 2010

it was a little astonishing how much damage a single engine can do, tho lucky to lose just a single inhabitant…..

maybe a full gas tank… (not that I would know)

8. BooHooHooMan - 23 February 2010
marisacat - 23 February 2010


BIG season coming up!!

9. marisacat - 23 February 2010



…………………. 🙄

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