"If you’ve have been following what has been
happening in Washington, all the naysayers, you remember? I mean back in August ‘oh this thing
is dead, it’s terrible’...And what do we do? We just keep on working." -- Obama, celebrating
before the touchdown,
Barack, hard work is a good thing but results are even better.
Excerpt: Democrats are pushing Senate leaders and the
White House to speed up key benefits in the health reform bill to 2010,
eager to give the party something to show taxpayers
for their $900 billion investment in an election year.
The most significant changes to the health care
system wouldn’t kick in until 2013 – two election cycles away.
With Republicans expected to make next year a
referendum on health care reform, Democrats are quietly lobbying
to push up the effective dates on popular programs,
so they'll have something to run on in the congressional midterms.
Democrats are anxious to mix the good with the
bad since some of the pain would be phased in early,
including more than $100 billion in industry
fees that critics say could be passed on to consumers.
“We want to be able, within the cost framework
and the implementation framework, to have as much start as early
as possible, even though we know all of it can’t,”
said Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), a Finance Committee
member who is working with other senators on
the effort. 'And the White House wants to have as much as possible to start.'
It's crazy to wait until 2013 to start the changes.
That's one of the oldest tricks in Washington.
"Let's demand that coal companies reduce carbon
outpout by 20% in the year 2018." Then they sit on their hands until 2017, then
they claim they can't make it in time.
Show us something now - show us
that you're moving now.
Besides, we have no guarantee Obama will win a
A Rethug could win and scrap everything so let's
get this damn party started.
"Obama completed his 24th round of golf, in
his ninth month in office, pulling even with Der Fuhrer Bush, who took two
years and nine months to log that many outings."
-- Dan Touhy, pretending anyone gives a fuck what Obama does in his spare
Pee Bush was inspired by Pat Tillman. U.S. Army
Infantryman, Paratrooper, and Ranger
.....so he enlists as a Navel Reserve Intelligence
I was inspired by my Father who was an Airborned
Infantryman. So I enlisted as an Airborne Infantryman.
Pee Bush is just another slithering member of
the GOP exploiting the death of a U.S. servicemember.
Subject: Pee Bush
> "PeeBush claims he was inspired by his grandfather
H.W. Bush getting shot down at sea . . . "
According to Kitty Kelly's biography of the BFEE,
Poppy was under orders to ditch his plane in the ocean
because his crew couldn't wear parachutes in
the gunners nests and had no way to get out. Poppy bailed out,
leaving his crewmembers to die. Under normal
circumstances, Poppy would have been subject to Court-martial,
but because his daddy was a big-time Republican,
he wasn't even disciplined. But after that, nobody would fly
with the Old Wimp and he was shipped Stateside
to sell war bonds.
Excerpt In May, Okahoma state lawmakers approved a law
requiring that abortion providers fill out a
10-page questionnaire for each procedure, and
that details of abortions be posted on a public Web site.
The law’s purpose is political. Its real aim is
to persuade doctors to stop performing abortions by placing
new burdens on their practice, to intimidate
and shame women, and to stigmatize a legal medical procedure
that one in three women have at some point
in their lives.
Last Monday, the Center for Reproductive Rights
succeeded in obtaining a temporary restraining
order from a state judge that blocks this abortion
of democracy from going into effect on Nov. 1.
"When I came here, Republicans and Democrats
worked together. But we can't dance if your partner is unwilling. It's like
when I was in high school. Um, I wanted to dance but she wouldn't get up,
-- Harry Reid, who just can't figure out how to STOP TALKING,
Excerpt: The daily back and forth between the White House
and Fox News is good for both sides. It’s good for the politics in general.
For one thing, the fight is deeply self-referential
and true inside baseball and in the other Fox Chief Roger Ailes, that dark
who has been bending media to the conservative
cause since the Nixon administration.
Politico said on Friday that "friends and associates"
were encouraging Ailes to run for president in 2012.
Ailes will be 73 in 2012; he’s vastly overweight
(and sensitive about it); he has health problems and can’t walk very well;
he’s ghoulish looking; he’s deeply and nuttily
paranoid (he discusses freely, albeit in lowered voice, the plans of radical
Muslims to storm his house in New Jersey); and
he may not be capable of doing 15 minutes without an offensive utterance.
Suffice it to say that nobody is encouraging Ailes
to run for president.
I want him to run because he prodiced Pigboy TV
back in the nineties when
they put Chelsea's face on the screen and talked
about "The White House dog."
Pigboy always claimed "an unnamed staffer" pulled
that nasty stunt.
Yeah, unnamed staffer always get to produce your
Excerpt: If there has been any question as to how seriously
Obama takes his presidency, the mounting evidence is clear.
In nine months in office, he's attended 22 fundraisers
-- Bush only participated in six in his first year in office.
While Obama has been raising campaign money,
he has left a "gone fishing" sign for the leaderless Democrats in Congress.
Obama has already played golf as many times in
nine months as Bush did in almost three years. We knew Obama
was a sports fan, but he seems to be more concerned
with victory on the greens and hardwood than on the battlefield...
Liberals were incensed over the number of "getaway
trips" our former Fuhrer made to his ranch in Crawford.
But will they join us in criticizing Obama's
leisure activities? Apparently the president he has too much time on his
For starters, go fuck yourself.
You pick on Obama for golf, basketball and fundraisers
but he's still right there in Washington DC.
Bush spent one third of his presidency
on vacation and when he was given the PDB in Crwaford
that Osama was determined to strike America in
the coming weeks, Bush stayed on f-ing vacation.
When Bush was told the levees in New Orleans wouldn't
hold when Katrina hit
the bastard flew to Arizona to attend yet another
birthday party for the old geezer.
And you think Obama should shun golf?
Admit it - you think the White House is for whites only.
After Reagan was elected I had a fitness center
An air traffic controller showed me a letter
written by Reagan who promised
to back their union, and strike, if they'd support
his Presidential candidacy.
Of course, Saint Reagan f-ing lied and ended up
stabbing them in the back.
There's nothing, absolutely nothing, worse than
a Repug, except a neo-con Repug.
Or a spineless Dem.
All The Very Best,
Reagan got real lucky.
After firing the control tower dudes, if there had been a spectacular
things might have been rough going, even with the media making excuses
"Callista and I are going to think about this
in February 2011. And we’ll decide, if there’s a requirement as citizens
that we run, I suspect we probably will.
-- Snoot Gingrich, talking about his hooker-turned-third-wife,
"The conservative base is wising up and pushing
back. And constantly invoking Reagan isn’t going to erase the damage Gingrich has done
to his brand over the years by wavering on core issues and teaming up with some of the Left’s
biggest clowns. Picture the cabinet: Al Sharpton as education secretary. Scozzafava as labor secretary. Al Gore
as global warming czar. Noooooo, thanks."
-- Michelle Malkin, telling Snoot to go fuck himself,
So the birther handjobs have moved so far right that Gingrich
is a Lefty?
You were right in the first place Bart.
With a slight nod that the writer had a bit of a point.
Purell and equivalent hand sanitizers do kill
Anti-bacterial wipes are sometimes less effective
at killing viruses than those called
germicidal or disinfectants. So you’d really
want to go with one labeled as such.
The specific CDC wording is “Wash your hands
often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available,
use an alcohol-based hand rub.”
No need to go with the consumer name brand though.
There are many alternatives.
We have hand sanitizer dispensers at the doors
and elevators at the NIH.
I think we do know a little about viruses and
Excerpt: Harry Reid's risky decision to bring to the chamber's
floor a health-care bill containing a government insurance plan
was met with skepticism by moderate Democrats,
who said they still do not know whether they could support a public option
on a final vote.
The latest challenge to Reid's move came from
Bush-loving Kissyface (I-Conn.), who told reporters that he was "inclined
a procedural motion to bring the measure to the
floor. But he remains opposed to a government-run insurance plan in any
form -- even
with an "opt-out" provision for states that Reid
said Monday he will include in the legislation.
"Newt Gingrich's chances at a presidential
run in 2012 are being eaten alive by his beloved teabaggers after he endorsed Republican candidate
Dede Scozzafava in New York over handjob Doug Hoffman, a favorite of the fringe and that crazy
woman from Alaska... Keep going, Republicans, you're doing great!"
After having missed the live broadcast from the
Rose Bowl (it was too nice to be indoors; much better by the bay in San
but that's another story), I settled in the next
day to watch the entire 2 hours, 21 minutes and 22 seconds of the YouTube
The concert scene opened like so many others:
panning the crowd, all warmed up from the opening band, The Blackeyed Peas,
the crowd going a bit wild...the glimpses backstage
as the band made their way to the stage.
Ah, the stage. A great design consisting
of a circular main stage with an outer ring "runway" connected by bridges.
I wanted to be in the audience in the inner circle.
The drummer, Larry Mullen (looking extremely
fit in his delicious white tee-shirt with a scorpion on the back, but I
is the first out...sits down and starts playing.
The rest of the band comes out with the opening song "Breath."
Sometimes it was a bit hard to hear what was
said and the video dark at times, but song after song pulled me in a bit
Bono of course appeared to be having a great
time. I could hear the huge crowd singing along... at about 35 minutes
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
that's when, for me, the immersion was complete. And then with "Elevation"
the crowd was going wild.
The lighted display above the stage was amazing--the
commander from the Internation Space Station had a message that was beamed
How cool was that? Later in the concert
there was a cartoon astronaut/spaceship thing projected out but it was
very hard to understand
what it was saying...but it still looked cool
The message of unity and peace radiated out in
the music...and a message from Desmond Tutu about the One Campaign was
followed by "One". I had a feeling that
Bono would sing "Amazing Grace" at one point--I could feel the spirit leading
the music there.
Bono was bathed in blue light and I was blown
away by the passion and emotion in his voice...only to be awestruck
when he did sing "Amazing Grace" as an intro
to "Where The Streets Have No Name".
All in all, a spectacular show--unbelievable
what technology can deliver these days...and even nicer that it was free.
Excerpt: Obama had been secretly plotting his transition
since the spring of 2008. He had launched a massive transition
involving more than 200 policy wonks offering
advice. Everyone knew Obama intended to get going quickly after the election.
They just didn't expect that "quickly" to Obama
meant hours, not days. On day one, Obama was prepared to narrow
most of his cabinet choices to two or three names
and move ahead to big policy decisions.
Obama's tenure really started in November, a full
year ago, when he became the de facto co-president. Obama was
technically a private citizen - a man with no
constitutional authority. But these were formalities. For the first time
American history, an incoming president made
some of the most important decisions of his term - about the economy, mainly,
but also about energy, education, and health
care - before taking office. Obama was already governing.
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You're going as Amy Winehouse, but here's what sells it:
You crawl into the party on your hands and knees.
Then you try to stand, only to fall down again.
Oh, and exposing one boob helps, too.
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Oh, and there's lots of adult sex, adult in that they don't tease
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And Sookie's brother is a hilarious W clone. "The
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Excerpt: Blood on the Tracks is a masterpiece by
absolutely any standard. On the other hand, if his Christmas album,
Christmas in the Heart, is the only Bob
Dylan album you've ever heard, you would have every right to rank him
somewhere between Mrs. Miller and Tiny Tim in
the pantheon of singing oddities. There will never, ever, be worse
versions of these songs. Impossible.
There's no blood on these tracks, just phlegm,
buckets of phlegm, tangled up in sputum, you need shelter from the expectorant,
Heimlich me in the morning, the idiot cough,
if you see him, say gesundheit, he's gonna make me grateful when he goes.
aren't uplifting, imbued with subtle texture,
but Leonard Cohen times Tom Waits divided by Josh Groban. Dylan finally
the world that he can sing worse than ANYBODY,
just try to sing worse than this, I dare you.
Excerpt: The Democratic party is having some of its problems
these days because they misread their pre-election unity.
Lots of polls suggested that America was becoming
more liberal under Fuhrer Bush (at least on a bunch of issues).
Obama won handily without ever tacking back to
the center in the general election. In short, those eager to find
evidence that the country was poised to lurch
leftward had lots to go on.
But perhaps that had more to do with the fact
that country was fed up with the Bush bastards. The Democratic Party's
leaders are a lot more liberal than their voters
(even more true when it comes to committee chairs who are to the left
of the average Democratic congressmen).
The Democrats came into power in 2008 thinking
they had a huge mandate for liberalism,
when they really had a huge mandate for competence.
Obama misunderstood this. They used a lot of 'pragmatic'
rhetoric, but they governed from the left, starting with
the calamitous stimulus bill. Obama's personal
popularity is still sustaining him, but it seems to me that the Democrats
missed an enormous opportunity. I don't think
they're doomed or anything like that. But, they've managed to rebrand
themselves as a very liberal party again, and
that's a problem when 80% of Americans don't describe themselves as liberals.
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