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Rosy rest…. 3 November 2010

Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Total fucking lunatics.

The unnamed Chilean flamingo chick was born a month ago at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle and has been snapped sheltering for cover under its mother’s wing      Daily Mail

“Rosy rest”

hmm Not something the Dems are enjoying this am. Should make their usual Dash to Europe after a race a bit bitter this time, eh?

Quite a few delicious losses.

But how in the hell did we get stuck with Harry. 

Somebody screwed up.

Chopping block.  Meat cleaver.  Basket.  Head.




1. marisacat - 3 November 2010


“He’s very positive. He always is,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who’s stayed in contact with Obama.

“He is always the calmest voice in the room, counseling everybody [else].” …

I do think Mr Durbin has identified the problem! God knows it was as clear as a huge zit on someone’s nose.

Read more: LInk to People Mag

marisacat - 3 November 2010


I am sorry I just cannot stop laughing.

But Tuesday’s election is still a rare blot on Obama’s political record, a bitter reversal of fortune for a man who hates to lose. In his autobiography, “The Audacity of Hope,” Obama seethed when he described the 30-point drubbing he took ten years ago

“I still burn,” he wrote, “with the thought of my one loss in politics, a drubbing in 2000 at the hands of incumbent Democratic Congressman Bobby Rush.”

Which was a part time job. As a state level mini-fixer.


marisacat - 3 November 2010

This should go smoothly. Right?

He is leaving his longtime close political aide, David Axelrod, behind to handle the aftermath in Washington.

From senior political aide, Political Director, and whatever else………. to



ts - 3 November 2010

Counseling…lecturing…same thing.

2. marisacat - 3 November 2010

Gene Taylor went down. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin.

Charlie Wilson (another Rham Bill C special)…

I think Ohio turned entirely red but for one tiny dot. And I think LA turned fully red. No blue. (can you blame them? They just get batted from killer to killer).

Madman in the Marketplace - 3 November 2010

good riddance to those two

3. marisacat - 3 November 2010

I said after Kerry lost, that Dukakis had a good night’s sleep… wow… now he will really feel a weight is off.


Beyond the GOP’s demographic resurgence, the most devastating part of Tuesday’s results for Democrats may have been the impact it will have on redistricting. Republicans not only won the governorships in such large states such as Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – but they also took complete control of the state legislature in each of those Rust Belt behemoths.

That means that in states that currently have 60 House seats, the GOP will be able to lock in their gains after reapportionment. All told, Republicans picked up at least 16 state legislative chambers Tuesday. ..

Read more: LINK

marisacat - 3 November 2010

Just readin g that count is up to


4. marisacat - 3 November 2010

In case anyone missed what ObSnotDrivelDrool was doing when he rescinded COLA for SS for two years running. This and next. And did it back in spring of 2009.

Dean Baker via corrente

The article also tells readers that the co-chairs of the commission apparently misled the public in their prior statements. Both former Senator Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles had given assurances that benefits would not be cut for current Social Security beneficiaries.

According to this article, the commission is now considering changing the annual cost of living adjustment formula in a way that would reduce benefits. This reversal of a public commitment by the co-chairs should have been the main topic of a major news article. …

LOL How’s that vote working out?

5. marisacat - 3 November 2010

I see Barbara B out here… is up 9.9 pts… and over a half million votes…

6. aemd - 3 November 2010

Hey, hey, from the newly red state of NH. 😉 It seems Lynch is the only survivor. Too much fun. Bass won back the 2nd and the Blue Hampshirites are, well, blue. 😦 LOL.

For the speculators in the popcorn market: IMO, too much Red money came in from outta state and was used for down ticket races. It looks to me, FWIW, like Johnny Sr. has his “paid for” troops in place and is going to make a run for “kingmaker of 2012”. This could be fun.

marisacat - 3 November 2010

hey aemd how are you…?

You and quite a bit else went red last night…

7. brinn - 3 November 2010

So, I wake up to same old, same old. Perry in his 10,000/month rent house, Dewhurst still Lt. Gov., Abbott still AG, no one else I voted for won their spot and the people of Austin voted FOR the stupid boondoggle of a transportation bond package….
yeeha, we will have a 14 million dollar boardwalk on the lake — I’m sure that will bring me great comfort the next time I’m sitting in traffic…*sigh*

Another day, same old shit.

marisacat - 3 November 2010

We have our govenor from the 70s back…


Madman in the Marketplace - 3 November 2010

and the cops can still beat up hippies for smoking pot … the circle of life!

marisacat - 3 November 2010

well at least not too much in SF… word around was that the scent of MJ was pretty strong at the Giants ticker tape parade and whatever else today………………….

And boy people here in town way way way more interested in talking about that than the bloodbath. I don’t blame them…

I just looked, Jerry won by 12 pts… Barbara by just a bit under 10. fwiw (not much)

ms_xeno - 3 November 2010

I have a vivid memory of my Mom grumbling sometime in the Seventies about how bad it sucked paying more than fifty cents for a can of tuna.

Maybe the local grocers should have a “Back To The Seventies” pricing day in honor of Brown…


8. marisacat - 3 November 2010

Obloss speaks.

marisacat - 3 November 2010

He’s for civility.

marisacat - 3 November 2010

54 minutes later… this was only painful. Numbingly dull.


brinn - 3 November 2010

I heard only the last minute or two on NPR as I was driving back from picking up kid the elder’s school work (he, despite having had a flu shot 5 weeks ago, has the flu) — thank the goddes I missed the rest of it!

Yesterday’s “health care” for boys cost a mere $150 — with insurance! yippie!

marisacat - 3 November 2010

He had pretty much crashed to shore and was out of what very little steam he had, by the end.

brinn - 3 November 2010

Mostly babbling about the optimism he gains from the AmPeep and going on about no one filming him reading letters that break his heart at night…

fuck him.

marisacat - 3 November 2010


catnip - 3 November 2010

54 minutes? Argh.

marisacat - 3 November 2010

And it went closer to 57. They were interminable.

catnip - 3 November 2010

Just catching it now on Teh YouTube. Nap-inducing drivel. He wore a red tie?

marisacat - 3 November 2010

Notice how he bristles at Savannah Guthrie’s perfectly appropriate follow up question.


catnip - 3 November 2010

Shorter Obama: Talk to the hand!

BooHooHooMan - 3 November 2010

Shorter Electorate to Obama:
“Talk to the Butt”

catnip - 3 November 2010

“As I strap on the boots again tomorrow…” (to shovel even more shit your way…)

marisacat - 3 November 2010

It was painful, by the time it was over I had a head ache radiating up from my neck bones.


brinn - 3 November 2010

LOL! Thanks, catnip! Have you found any land for sale for me up Canada way? heh, not that I could BUY a loan these days…but a girl has to have her dreams, right? You need any roomies? 😉


Madman in the Marketplace - 3 November 2010

hey Brinn, sorry to hear you’re still stuck w/ the Empty Hairpiece.

catnip - 3 November 2010

Lots ‘O Lots up here! Run for the border.

BooHooHooMan - 3 November 2010

Yeh. well.
He better get used to the strap-on and boots.
Come up with a safe-word or two.

ts - 3 November 2010

One minute for every seat they lost.

9. diane - 3 November 2010

well,..sure glad that ‘pricey’ bit of chicanery is mostly through with …(I wonder how many folks, critters, and natural environments could have been relieved of misery with the obscene amounts poured into it).

I guess the remaining DC denizens have new frenemies to fritter and plan with….

(you and ms. xeno sure did nail those ‘terms’ down hon.)

In other nooz, the get ready for the new, and ‘progressed’ century, http://valleywag.gawker.com/5674808/google-is-now-providing-servants-to-its-employees>kinder form of slavery, test run of the non mathematician/non ivy leaguer ‘servants,’ to the ivy leaguer mathematicians, showed a tad bit too much resistance to fully implement at this moment…

me, I’m getting ready to sign up for a lobotomy, and waiting for the simple pleasure of ‘falling’ back an hour so I can at least enjoy some more vitamin D ………….

diane - 3 November 2010

shit,…knew I should have checked that ‘code,’ ….corrected :

In other nooz, the get ready for the new, and ‘progressed’ century, kinder form of slavery, test run of the non mathematician/non ivy leaguer ‘servants,’ to the ivy leaguer mathematicians, showed a tad bit too much resistance to fully implement at this moment…

10. Madman in the Marketplace - 3 November 2010

via a link from Corrente

Climate change: How do we know?

Obviously, Jehovah just squatted down and let loose a huge fart …

11. dblhelix - 3 November 2010

Glad “Grayson’s Got Guts” is gone.

See, there *is* a point to these elections.

BooHooHooMan - 3 November 2010

Guy was such a fraud, such a fraud.
Sitting there in Free Vote land…
(HA! While the New Permanent Majoriites lasted!! Remember that gush?!?)

Sitting there in Free Vote land with the big talk Left always a vote for Parliamentary jive designed to fail and always voting for Defense Appropriations in the end. He was a shit.

And dodged this summers vote on a resolution “Directing the President to Remove Armed Forces from Pakistan”.

Utter Shit. Yeh a Real Liberal.

This was a gem-

“Exempting Guns from an Estate for Bankruptcy Purposes”
H Con Res 301

Mr. Grayson? Aye. 😆

Among others:

National Security Issues

Intelligence Appropriations Fiscal Year 2010
HR 2701 AYE Bill Passed – House

10/15/200 Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations
HR 2892 AYE
Conference Report Adopted – House (307 – 114)

10/08/2009 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations
HR 2647 AYE
Conference Report Adopted – House (281 – 146)

And, of course Right there for Bebe and funding to Israel after feigning shock and outrage.
Fuck ’em.

marisacat - 3 November 2010

I say they are all bought off. Not a missing link in the fence.

Snicker snax!!

12. BooHooHooMan - 3 November 2010

Not that I have a corgi in the ring…


WA-Sen: Murray paced to win

by Joan McCarter
Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 01:32:04 PM PDT


13. ms_xeno - 3 November 2010

John Caruso has been on a roll lately. That and bourbon have pretty much saved whatever remains of my brain cells this week.

Work is so damn exhausting, but the weather was gorgeous today at least. The rear loading dock was opened in the afternoon, so we actually got some rays.

‘Til tomorrow, All.

marisacat - 3 November 2010

I saw you appear in the Hillary will save us!! thread at corrente.


Funny how people don’t get it…

ms_xeno - 3 November 2010


I’m not The Right Kind Of Poster™ for Corrente.

I hope lambert doesn’t expect me to cry in my beer over that. Really, at this point any day where I’m not calling the FIL in PA to ask if we can couch-surf at his place is pretty much a super-fantastic day. (I’ll save my tears for when the next ream-o-gram from our piece of shit insurance company arrives.)

Good luck to them all, as somebody I know says. :p

marisacat - 3 November 2010

I don’t know how long Flugonnock (sp?) has posted there, but I bet his comments blew they away.

I got a kick out of it, personally…


ms_xeno - 3 November 2010

I loved his Clinton flashback cartoon!

❤ ❤ ❤

marisacat - 3 November 2010

oh I did too!

14. BooHooHooMan - 3 November 2010

Ah,yes, I love the smell of burnt
Pwog ass in the morning. Allow me to immortalize,
to re-hatchet the burial so to speak, of
Crissy Bowers from a few days ago.

The bottom line is that Democrats can still win, according to the totality of available evidence.Further, today is the last day when you can give to campaigns, and which they can deposit the money in time to spend it before Election Day.

So this is really it. Contribute to Orange to Blue candidates today. – C. Bowers

❗ 😯 😳

And now what is this, this this – as IOZ puts it~
I think –
bottom man rentboy cum gurgling pisspig ™
I think* – ah, plying?

Progressives Caucus remains intact, becomes a plurality of House Dems
by Chris Bowers
Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 01:56:04 PM PDT


As freshman Democrats join new caucuses, and as the Blue Dogs turn to their waiting list, these numbers will change. However, even after those changes, it is highly likely that Progressives will hold on to their new plurality among House Democrats. 😆

Good Lord! We’re talkin’ a
Muscular New Plurality in a Mighty Mouse Minorty!
There’s more!

Losing the House is painful, and will cause lots of problems for two years (or more).
{Ya THINK?!? – bhhm}

However, it does give us an opportunity to reshape the ideological composition of the House Democratic caucus in a positive way.

Imagine if we can retake the House with the CPC maintaining this new plurality.

***To clarify, Please note that as Career Progressives go, this in no way is meant to elevate Bowers to the professional shill level of, say, a Joe Klein whom IOZ lauded as a…

truck-stop trough-dwelling pisspig cockslave bottomboy whose mother was a carp and whose father wore house dresses

… in the IOZ man’s indisputably seminal piece, his Epic Peeon, Glenn Greenwald Refuses to Disavow Pseudonymous Blogger IOZ’s Statements that Joe Klein Is a Scat-Loving Donkey-Show Promoter

Bower’s parents, you see, had to be optimists.

marisacat - 3 November 2010

LOL Is he blaming The Left yet? :mrgreen:

Of course I saved it two computers back, but he did comment at orangina that The Left is responsible for ALL election losses.

😆 … 👿

BooHooHooMan - 3 November 2010

May I have an edit?
That last line should read

Bower’s parents, you see, had to be optimists.

For illustrative purposes and precision’s sake and all.. LOL.

marisacat - 3 November 2010

Progressives will hold on to their new plurality among House Democrats.

Oh he is just so cute!!

Does he notice the counting is not over??… and the count for now is “at least 60 seats”.

Not to even mention the governors and state lege..

I certainly have seen the map before, the one we see today… almost all red. I have heard the “stories”…. and some do matter, rural vs city, density of population and so on. But it does not count A LOT….

Poor Ob and his Oblettes… they thought they had a COALITION coming out of 2008.

Oh…FFS… what they had, they were the beneficiaries of a reactionary vote.

Which has happened again. And will again.

I look a t the map, and I think wObbly will have a very hard time in 2012.

BooHooHooMan - 4 November 2010

they were the beneficiaries of a reactionary vote.
Which has happened again. And will again. mcat

Spot on. The structural damage from this – if you can call props structural!! – more accurate to say the structural reinforcement of Fascists, our oligarchs, our kleptocrats, pick a term… no question to me: cannot be underestimated in yesterdays go-round. On a tangential point, I disagree with OP at SMBIVA and his dismissal of Hedges use of “neo-Feudalism” – serviceable enough regardless of Hedges – my take on his OP’s piece anyways.

Nonetheless, the structural reinforcement of Fascism , the ratchet effect, the particular yank and torque of this last one is a doozy, and will prove to be so….is not to be underestimated with this turn.

It is horrible, has been, and continues to be so.
Much MUCH more pain, with more force and coming at much higher velocity is in on the way.

Nothing has been resolved. Not our Warring “We’ll pay ya’ll Later”. Not our bogus “markets” which steal from everybody, our European and Asian friends and allies alike. The US and its retainers simply steal its comforts from those they see sees as the Coalition of the Unwilling. It’s only propped up to the extent that our “partners”, too, can keep a lid on it or are willing to bear it. Why should that last?
For how long?

How long before US franchises: the unyielding US bankers and oilmen and arms merchants perhaps even a critical one or two, precipitate a kind of backlash that cannot be contained? And by that I don’t mean the kind of “You Go, Then I’ll Go” engineered kind of contained regional conflicts that even clowns can live with.

marisacat - 4 November 2010

I cannot read “op” anymore… the verse is too dense for me. Think my brain has frittered. … 😆

How long before US franchises: the unyielding US bankers and oilmen and arms merchants perhaps even a critical one or two, precipitate a kind of backlash that cannot be contained?

Yes… that is a big fat hanging chad.

brinn - 4 November 2010

A friend of mine yesterday described it as “the cycle of lameness” — best description of the fucking puppet show we call democracy here in USAistan that I’ve heard in a while!

15. ts - 3 November 2010

Oh I like this one…GOP already blaming Tea Party for not taking Senate.


I said it before, and I’ll say it again. You won in spite of yourselves.

marisacat - 3 November 2010

So much theatre…

Rove snarked and bitched at O’Donnell as he had a interest in Castle… but he took an interest in Angle.

So Good Luck to them all.

16. BooHooHooMan - 4 November 2010

You now how like when you were a kid and you would play marbles and baseball and Pledge Allegiance and light your neighbor’s house on fire?


How’d That Bipartisanship Thing Work Out For You?
by Cenk Uygur
Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 09:10:17 AM PDT

And it wasn’t good because like, you were in the house and part of it?
But remember how everything worked out?
You know, pretty much as planned?

🙄 – > As if the sorts like Uyger and Hamster don’t know the score , and I’m not talking blogee a blogee provocation.
Uyger is a lawyer and was a Hill Staffer.
Pretty funny tho, the recriminations and Party vanguard bit, wherein they all flip the fuck out.

17. marisacat - 4 November 2010

Speaking of reactionary elections… NYT has maps showing the shifts this year and ’08 and ’06 and some other graphics…

loads fast…

18. marisacat - 4 November 2010



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