"The message he wanted to send with the stimulus
package -- a new tone of bipartisan cooperation -- has been lost in old Washington games,
as the opposition party finds its voice. If Obama's going to salvage something out of his first bipartisan
push -- other than Super Bowl leftovers -- it's going to have to happen here and now, with the men
and women he once called colleagues."
-- Rick Klein, Link
Why did Obama expect to be treated with respect?
Why did he expect the rapid dogs to stop biting?
I'm afraid he's coming off as naive and that's not helping.
Excerpt: On January 28, Obama's $819 billion stimulus
plan passed the House of Representatives, despite the solid opposition
of the Confederates. By the Confederates I mean
the Republican Party and their allies among Southern conservative
Democrats. The battle in Washington is not between
liberals and conservatives; it is between the Union and the South.
The Republican Party that voted unanimously against
the stimulus bill is, in essence, the party of the former Confederacy.
In the House of Representatives, there is not
a single Republican representative from New England. In the U.S. Senate,
there is not a single Republican from the Pacific
Coast...The vote about the stimulus package was not about economics.
It was about nullification. It was the bipartisan
Confederacy sending a message to the rest of America, stricken by the
greatest crisis since the Depression. That message?
Why is Obama trying to sway Republicans and backstabbing
Are they threatening to veto the Obama Recovery
If I was Obama's Chief of Staff, I'd advise him
them fucking try." People losing their jobs and people losing their
homes do not want this package killed.
Whoiever leads the charge to kill this recovery
(that's how I'd frame it) will lose the next election.
Perhaps Obama can offer to cut spending in the
states in the stimulus bill for Republican Senators
who would like the spending cut in their states?
All they would have to do is let the Senate leadership
know that they don’t want some or any of the
money that is to be spent in their states cut.
Now that Michael Phelps has been caught smoking
marijuana isn't it about time that we legalize it?
Marijuana is hardly even a drug and is far less
dangerous than legal hard core addictive drugs like alcohol and tobacco.
Phelps is the latest in a list of successful
role models who have smoked pot which includes president Bill Clinton,
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dan Quayle, Bruce Lee,
Carl Segan, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, John Denver, Oliver Stone,
Ted Turner, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Willie
Nelson, Tommy Chong, Johnny Cash, and Neil Diamond.
So isn't it time we stopped this crazy obsession
with a substance that is virtually harmless and just legalize it?
We have enough real problems without having to
fight artificial ones.
"I am glad these traitorous leaders of the
Republican Party appointed this Black racist, affirmative action advocate to the head of the Republican party because
this will lead to a huge revolt among the Republican base. As a former Republican official, I can tell you that millions
of rank-and-file Republicans are mad as hell and aren’t going to take it anymore! We will either take the Republican
Party back over the next four years or we will say, "To Hell With the Republican Party!" And we will take 90 percent
of Republicans with us into a New Party that will take its current place!" -- David Duke, Republican from Louisiana,
Excerpt: The ACLU, which has been harshly critical of
Bush and praiseworthy of Obama, has fired a torpedo across the Obama bow.
After the British High Court ruled that evidence
of a British resident's rendition and harsh interrogation at Gitmo must
because of Bush threats to halt intelligence
sharing, the Obama Administration offered a terse statement supporting
"The United States thanks the UK government for
its continued commitment to protect sensitive national security information
and preserve the long-standing intelligence sharing
relationship that enables both countries to protect their citizens," a
In response, the ACLU's executive director, Anthony
Romero, shot off a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking
to clarify their position. Romero also said "Obama
has now offered more of the same."
"Hope is flickering," Romero said in a statement.
"The Obama administration's position is not change. It is more of the same.
This represents a complete turn-around and undermining
of the restoration of the rule of law. The new American administration
shouldn't be complicit in hiding the abuses of
So - what do we do IF
Obama becomes pro-torture?
And this is 16 days after declaring in his inaugural,
"America will not torture."
IF Obama threatens
to halt intelligence sharing, isn't he, in effect, pro-torture?
Bush's missing weekends, his
missing year, or three (the one in Alaska, the one doing community
for no crime on record), Robin (Gertner) Lowman
abortion. Lying about his drinking for his flight medicals as a civilian
So much about his background and condition just
slid by the press and the public.
Now we pay for eight years of an incompetent
at the top.
Scott, we'll never know because the whore press
and the too-timid Democrats failed to ask.
Excerpt Dick Cheney warned that there is a “high probability”
that terrorists will attempt a catastrophic nuclear or biological attack
in coming years, and said he fears Obama’s "No
torture" policies will make it more likely the attempt will succeed.
Cheney unyieldingly defended Bush administration’s
support for torturing helpless suspects.
And he asserted that Obama will either backtrack
on his stated intentions to end those policies or put the country at risk
in ways more severe than most Americans — and,
he charged, many members of Obama’s own team — understand.
“When people are more concerned about the Constitution
than torturing helpless suspects, then I worry,” Cheney said.
You don't need a paypal account to buy stickers, magnets or shirts!
"In case you weren’t planning to attend CWG
tomorrow morning, you might want to reconsider because
Joe the Plumber will be joining us!"
-- Kimberly Wallner, an aide to South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, in a message
her e-mail list this afternoon, about a Rethug meeting on the stimulus.
"This is what it’s come to for Republicans
in Congress. In the midst of an economic crisis, and after balking at a stimulus package,
the GOP is turning to an unlicensed plumber/campaign prop to discuss legislative strategy on
-- Steve Benen,Link
Excerpt: The coming week will test the strength of President
Obama and the Democrats: Will they lose their nerve?
That's a stupid question - even for E. J. Dionne.
Or will they face down a rapidly forming conventional
wisdom that would allow them to claim victory
only if their economic stimulus package passes
with substantial Republican support?..
The president's quest for a new tone in Washington
also has a practical motive. He believes that economic recovery
is about psychology as well as money and that
Americans will have more confidence in the future if they see the nation's
politicians cooperating to resolve the crisis.
Good luck with that.
Rapid dogs can't be reasoned with.
They can be caged and they can be put down.
If achieving bipartisanship takes priority over
the actual content of policy, Republicans are handed
a powerful weapon. In theory, they can keep moving
the bipartisan bar indefinitely. And each concession
to their sensibilities threatens the solidarity
in the president's own camp.
Bart, why are you pushing that?
Do you have a piece of the profits?
No, I wish I did.
Years ago, I accidentally and unintentionally harmed this fella and
never had a chance to pay him back.
Now he has a worldwide exclusive on a great super-rarity so I told
him I thought I could help him sell 30-40 copies.
Turns out 3-4 is closer to it and I have egg on my face.
I could've sworn Zeppelin was a big group.
Excerpt: Question: what happens if you lose vast
amounts of other people's money?
Answer: you get a big gift from the federal
government - but the president says
some very harsh things about you before forking
over the cash.
Am I being unfair? I hope so. But right now that’s
what seems to be happening.
Just to be clear, I’m not talking about the Obama
administration’s plan to support jobs and
output with a large, temporary rise in federal
spending, which is very much the right thing to do.
I’m talking, instead, about the administration’s
plans for a banking system rescue - plans that are
shaping up as a classic exercise in "lemon socialism":
taxpayers bear the cost if things go wrong,
but stockholders and executives get the benefits
if things go right."ipartisan
The money was stolen by the bastards we now have to bail out.
Why can't they just audit
the Wall Street bastards and see who made all the millions in the last
These guys got paid every time they made a bad loan - why do we reward
And the same guys are still in charge, but now that it's OUR money,
they're no longer
making loans to qualified people and the housing and auto industries
are going under.
"A quick word to anyone who wants to bring
change and hope to a deeply divided America: Pay your f***ing taxes. Tom Daschle failed to pay $128,000 in taxes.
That's not $128,000 for a car and driver. That's $128,000 in taxes on maybe 400,000 dollars. If you're paying $300,000
to $400,000 for a driver, you're driving too much. ' That's how much money it would be for Miss Daisy if her driver
was actually Morgan Freeman. So Tom Daschle, pay your taxes. And stop having Alfred bring you to work in
the Batmobile. It's too much money."
-- Jon Stewart
McInsane lost, Bankers are exposed as the incurably
greedy bastards they are, South America turns roja, Benny the Rat just
made an ass of himself...
This must be the Left's lucky year. Let's all
play the political lottery and at least win ourselves...some universal
Chris in Santa Rosa/CA
"Women are the ones who get discriminated against
the most, which means they're going to benefit from this Lilly Ledbetter law more than men.
That is sexist. If you can't discriminate against women, what is the point in hiring them? The
answer is to hire nothing but women and pay them all equally horribly."
-- Stephen Colbert
Excerpt: Limbaugh proposes that because the Democrats
got roughly 54 percent of the votes to the Republicans’ 46 percent,
the stimulus package should be allocated along
his definition of ideological lines, i.e. 54 percent towards infrastructure
improvement and 46 percent toward tax breaks
for Limbaugh and his friends."...
And he is serious.
However much one may disagree with the current
"daddy" of all Republicans (Beg to differ? See Rep. Phil Gingrey,
who apologized last week for doubting Rush),
you have to admire El Rushbo's principled stance and his well-known
Why surely it seems like just yesterday that Al
Gore won the national popular vote in 2000 (and arguably won the
popular vote in Florida too). Limbaugh must have
called for the incoming Bush administration to allocate ideas based
on the proportion of election returns.
James, take it from me - there's no point in arguing with the vulgar
He has the consistency of warm baby shit and he cannot be reasoned
Excerpt: During the past few months, Bush and his Fascist
dogs have been working diligently to shape his legacy.
Their efforts have included rewriting history
in the last days of his presidency, creating the Bush-Cheney Alumni
Association website to "set the record straight",
and working on the “partisan” Bush library and "think tank" at SMU.
Now, the Dallas Morning Whore reports Bush may
be getting some help from his friends in Congress:
Texas lawmakers are pushing to name a Midland
courthouse for the Giggling Murderer.
Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Midland – Bush’s longtime
toady – is pushing the idea.
All 20 Texas Republicans in the U.S. House have
signed on, as well as 10 of the 12 Texas Democrats.
The name change would be ironic considering Bush’s
penchant for abusing the justice system.
Hey, I don't care if they rename the entire state Texas for the sick
As long as he's gone and can't hurt (or murder) any more people,
anything in Texas that they want to name after the son of a bitch is
OK with me.
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Subject: Pigboy's remarks
about our president
You know, Bart, when I learned that the Vulgar
Pigboy said that President Obama should be
"more frightened of me than of Mitch McConnell",
and those are his words, not mine, that raised a red flag with me.
When a person says that another person should
be frightened of them, I take that to mean that the person
who makes the remark has something in mind for
the second person, and it's not good.
I take Limbaugh's remarks as a serious concern,
and I called the Secret Service two days ago to register my concern.
The person on the other end told me that this
would be given to an agent and if there was cause for investigation, the
agent would call me.
I hold out hope that I will get the call, because
this time, the Vulgar Pigboy should not be allowed to skate away
scott free, if you will. He should be held
Keep Swinging the biggest Hammer in All of the
Known Universe, Bart!
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