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 Tuesday Dec 29,  2009 Vol 2446 - Suited paint

Quote of the Month

"In due time." 
      -- Press Sec Robert Gibbs, on when 
          Obama will come to work,     Link


In Today's Tequila Treehouse...
Arrow Obama's Rope-a-Dope HOT
Arrow The Hero of Flight 253 
Arrow The Looming Losses in 2010  
Arrow Obama, that traitorous fiend HOT
Arrow Blizzard Paralyzes Oklahoma 
Arrow Rethugs change tune on HC HOT
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"Why aren’t Democrats backing up Obama at a time when he’s under fire from the right?
     --  Avi Zenilman,   Link

Avi, are you new to America?
That's what Democrats do.


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Obama's Rope-a-Dope Politics


For this basketball-playing president, think of Mohammad Ali's rope-a-dope gambit - the defensive, seemingly losing tactic 
to stay against the ropes, absorbing multiple blows round after round to exhaust opponents, then win with surgical counterstrikes.

The big problem, especially for shocked supporters, are twelve months of far more pain than gain. No wonder the left is dispirited
- having to justify all sorts of Bushthink band-aids for banking, credit cards or health insurance, plus like-mindedness on wars, 
bailouts and anti-terrorism. What's creepy is how grateful is this White House for relative crumbs, in denial its own liberal-swing 
vote coalition has gotten repeatedly whacked by Senate dinosaurs. Promised more health care control, many have less, especially 
those indentured to buy mandatory, inevitably mediocre insurance or get fined. In the real world, that's pain without much gain, 
the wobbly triumph of gesture over advance.

Even creepier is the prevalence of administration rope-a-dope. Voodoo Bush economies put Obama against the ropes, but today's 
lender-in-chief is still taking the same punches from the same Wall Street bullies (add now Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac). 
Stranger still, this White House is bewildered why pained millions are calling for blood, or an ounce of flesh from bankers 
riding tax money to big bonuses. Rope-a-dope only works by exhausting opponents, not revitalizing failed bankers or 
failed auto makers, along with fat cat lobbyists and Senate allies.

So from where is Obama's knockout punch coming?
What tricks can he pull out of his bag to turn things around?

He's so busy trying to reason with rabid, Fascist dogs, he's refusing 
to notice that his base is very angry at the lack of change we were promised.

He's down about 25 points in the polls after almost a year.
Where will he be at Christmas 2010?

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What if Dean challenges Obama for the 2012 primary?

Who would you vote for?


"Bush is writing his memoirs and he'll focus on 12 major decisions he made in his life. 
  The weird thing is, 11 of them were made by Dick Cheney." 
     --  Conan, pretending to be a comedian,  

 Everyone agrees that NBC had a horrible year.
 They bet the farm on Leno and Conan and now they've got nothing.

 From USA Today


On the other hand, some comedians are funny and smart.


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Subject: no fly list 

Just a thought here on the No Fly List and why this "Under Ware Bomber" was not on it. 
Ted Kennedy was on it and all he did was criticize George W. Bush. 

Well, why isn't Joe Wilson on it? 
He called out on insult to the President. 
What better punishment than to put Joe Wilson on that list?
 Dave in L.A.

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The Hero of Flight 253


Jasper Schuringa has been identified as the principal man who tackled the asshole on Northwest flight 253. 
The suspect, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, attempted to ignite some kind of explosive device between his legs 
when Schuringa leaped over the seat and tackled Mutallab, extinguishing the fire and burning himself in the process.

Schuringa, a video producer and director from Amsterdam is being hailed as a hero. :

Schuringa said he saw that Abdulmutallab had his pants open and he was holding a burning object between his legs.
"I pulled the object from him and tried to extinguish the fire with my hands and threw it away," Schuringa said.

  CNN interviewed Schuringa

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One reason Rethugs are against gay marriage is because it's "better"
if the child grows up with a mother and a father - unless you're a Palin

Bristol files for 'sole custody' of son  
 Tells Levi, "My kid don't need them no Pappy."


Sarah Palin's daughter has filed for sole custody of her son with Levi Johnston, according to The Whore AP. 
Bristol Palin has reportedly requested full custody of 1-year-old Tripp with visitation rights for Johnston.

Her request to keep proceedings private was allegedly denied by a judge. 
Johnston reportedly said: "I do not feel protected against Sarah Palin in a closed proceeding. 
I hope that if it is open she will stay out of it. Bristol's attorney is her attorney."

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After that Detroit pants-on-fire deal,
are we still against racial profiling?

Subject: Rove gets divorced

I'm sure it was the threat of "gay marriage" that caused this ... 

Republican Family Values strikes again.
 RJ, nomadic pillar

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Saw it on

Marty's has new stuff every day
on her tons-of-fun Entertainment Page

Marty always has good stuff.


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Kathy Griffin live with Anderson Cooper
on CNN New Years Eve

Also, AMC is doing a Three Stooges Special on New Years
At 6 AM Central, they start with "A Plumbing We Will Go,"
and it continues for the next 23 hours!

Something you may not know about the Three Stooges:
They filmed live most of the time and sometimes

one of them would think of a funny ad-lib 
and their signal was to say "Now wait a minute."

Usually it's Larry and when he'd say "Now wait a minute,"
everybody would stop and Larry would speak his line and 
then Moe would slap his face and say, "Get outta here."

The Looming Losses in 2010 
 Remember how dead the GOP was 11 months ago?


Consider the president's leadership style, which has now become clear: deliver a moving speech, move on, 
and when push comes to shove, leave it to others to decide what to do if there's a conflict, because if there's 
a conflict, he doesn't want to be anywhere near it.

Health care is a paradigm case. When the president went to speak to the Democrats last week on Capitol Hill, 
he exhorted them to pass the bill. According to reports, though, he didn't mention the two issues in the way of doing that, 
the efforts of assholes like Ben Nelson and the efforts of bought-off Democrats to eliminate any competition for 
the insurance companies that pay their campaign bills. He simply ignored both controversies and exhorted. 

This president has a particular aversion to battling the right, and tends to give in to them. 
He just can't tolerate conflict, and the result is that he refuses to lead.

When Obama gives a speech, I change the channel because I realize he doesn't mean what he says
-- or if he does, he just doesn't have the fire in his belly to follow through. 

If we could get Obama to wake up and come to work, he can still save his presidency.
But if the Rethugs gain power next November, the Democrats will turn on Obama in a heartbeat.
Then his last two years will be something that nobody but Rush Limbaugh wants to see.

Why, Mr. President, do you refuse to come to work?

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States weigh marijuana reform  
 High w/ money is more fun than straight & broke


Washington is one of four states where measures to legalize and regulate marijuana have been introduced, 
and about two dozen other states are considering bills ranging from medical marijuana to legal possession the herb.

"In terms of state legislatures, this is far and away the most active year that we've ever seen," said Ethan Nadelmann, 
executive director of the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance, which supports reforming marijuana laws.

"I would say that we are close to the tipping point," he said. "At this point they are still seen as symbolic bills 
to get the conversation going, but at least the conversation can be a serious one."

When it comes to drugs, we need less government.

Funny, we can't get the GOP to agree to that.

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Subject: "Terrorist Attack" 

Am I the only one that is somewhat relieved that Al-Qaeda has now 
resorted to sending a guy onto a plane who lights his own cock on fire?
 MJ Kearns

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"Everyone has dropped the ball on Iran sanctions. The president is smoking pot 
  if he thinks that being nice to these guys is going to get him anywhere."   
    -- New York D.A. Robert Morgenthau,   Link

 Obama gave them until the end of the year to come clean.
 But that means Obama has to take some robust moves to pressure Iran in the next 30 days or so.
 If they bluff Obama and he fails to punish them, Obama is going to look like 
 a McGovern liberal and the GOP will ride that pony into 2010 and 2012.


We own Afghanistan and Iraq and the Persian Gulf, so why not choke them?

I'd guess than Iran can't survive on whatever oil they pipeline out to the North.
Let's stop any tanker that tries to leave Iran and choke off their money supply.

The alternative is allowing them to nuke Israel and that wouldn't be fun.

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Obama, that traitorous fiend 
 Stupid fake headline by P.M. Carpenter


On Christmas Day, the Politico ran a piece that should have rung bells of uniform delight among President's Obama's base. 
I dare say, it did not.

"Wielding influence in health care fight" was a tough, realistic look at the brutal politics of change -- in this case, of the very 
change which liberalism has dreamed of, fought for, and failed at for nearly a century: a mandated system of (near) universal health care.

Progressive president after progressive president has struggled with uncooperative Congresses, if not hostile populaces, to achieve 
this holy legislative grail, and it's not too much to say that those chief executives have since entered -- because of their efforts, 
though failed they were -- the iconography of a fawning left.

Now comes Obama, who, it seems at least for the moment, has succeeded where others only stumbled. 
And for this most glorious of liberal accomplishments this liberal president is vilified by many on the left and dismissed as a traitorous fiend.

The additional paradox of all this is stunningly conspicuous: these pertinent points of blurred leftist light have become accustomed 
to celebrating and enshrining not success, but failure -- a veritably counterintuitive but self-satisfying ritual -- and, by now, will accept nothing less."

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"I felt safer outside the wire 
  than I did taking a shower." 
      -- Capt. Margaret White, on the sexual abuse 
          and harassment female soldiers face in a war zone,     Link

  A shot of Chinaco to Al Franken for giving women 
  more protection than the pro-rape GOP allowed them 


 Sadly, we live in a country where 
 you're applauded if you're not pro-rape.

"Rape can be an effective tool..."

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"I appreciate the help you've sent, but as it currently stands, the last page will be Monday (01/04/10)."   
    -- Marty from the E! page, after 886 daily issues in a row.  Link

 That's sad, but there's no Lefty money on the Internet.

 Marty started her page in July of 2001, but the Bush bastards, 
 having ruined the economy, are finally putting her out of business.

 Meanwhile, the right-wing sites are doing great.
 If Marty was a racist birther, she'd be making all kinds of money.

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Subject: Fighting Like Girls & Soldiers

Aaah … thank goodness there’s a dude here to always and forever remind everyone 
that GIRLS are bad and WEAK, and oooh, nobody would want to be like one!  
Because they fight, y’know, like GIRLS and stuff, and not like SOLDIERS!

(Because all soldiers are men, right?)

What would men like you do without your handy-dandy sexism & misogyny?  
Why, you’d have to be creative with your similes!  
And we can’t have that.  Too much work!
 Helen in Falls Church 

Helen, every woman in the NFL agrees with you.

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The Lady and the Snake


I've been thinking a lot lately about the old story of the Lady and the Snake. One day, so the story goes, a lady 
came across an injured snake. The lady picked up the snake, brought it home, and nursed it back to health. 
One day, the snake bit her in the throat. As the lady lay dying, she looked bat the snake and said, 
"Why did you kill me? I was your friend! I took care of you!" The snake looked at her and said, 
"Lady, you knew I was a snake when you picked me up."

This is how I'm feeling about the President of the United States these days...

I very much want to keep the Bushian far-right yahoos out of power next year and in 2012, not out of love 
for Obama and the Democrats, but out of simple fear. I know what the GOP is today, and I'll swallow any 
number of jagged little pills to keep all that from happening again.

But I really don't like getting lied to, especially after everything this country has been through, after everything 
that was done by millions of Americans to clean house and get this ship of state back to some semblance of stability. 
Obviously, a politician telling a lie is not big news - if you've heard of a politician, odds are that person is a creep 
you wouldn't want to be in the same room with - but Obama's public option canard was exceptionally rank.

I don't remember reading this kind of stories about Clinton.
Why do people feel so personally betrayed by Obama?

Was it because his speeches were designed to make people feel good?
Was it because he promised he wasn't like the other politicians?

Most importantly, does Obama understand the ocean of anger out there?
He seems to think there's no problem and the hard left will always be with him.

Is Obama politically tone deaf?

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Rethugs change tune on HC


The Democrats claim that their plan moving through Congress now will pay for itself with higher taxes 
and spending cuts and they cite the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office for support.

By contrast, when Republicans controlled the House, Senate and White House in 2003, they overcame 
Democratic opposition to add a deficit-financed prescription drug benefit to Medicare. The program will 
cost a half-trillion dollars over 10 years, or more by some estimates.

With no new taxes or spending offsets accompanying the Medicare drug program, 
the cost has been added to the federal debt.

Some Republicans say they don't believe the CBO's projections that the health care overhaul will pay for itself. 
As for their newfound worries about big government health expansions, they essentially say: That was then, this is now.

Six years ago, "it was standard practice not to pay for things," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, (R-Gay). 
"We were concerned about it, because it certainly added to the deficit, no question." 
His 2003 vote has been vindicated, Hatch said, because the prescription drug benefit 'has done a lot of good.'"

...but fixing health care isn't going to "do a lot of good?"

If the Democrats had any brains or balls (Should I bother to finish this sentence?) they would
shame those bastards into passing health care reform but the idiot Dems just can't figure it outl.

Good Christ, we have 45 million people with no insurance and that allows the HC bastards
to charge $60 for an aspiring "because of all those who can't pay."

We have another hundred million or so who pay too much for insurance and when they need it, 
the HC bastards just say, "We're not paying, sue us if you have a problem with that."

...and the GOP sees trial lawyers as the problem?

The HC bastards have a mob-like monopoly which is a license to steal and the 
idiot Democrats can't make the case that this broken system needs fixing?

          "The health care lobby funds our campaigns!"

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"I have taken my Christmas wreath off my house. I have taken all the lights down.  
  This is supposed to be a nation under God, and it isn’t. They absolutely have ruined Christmas. 
  And I would like to see every light in the nation go out, especially in the White House." e  
      -- Bunny from Kansas, upset that she might be able to afford health care,      Link

"And yet, she had the motor skills to dial a telephone and broadcast to whoever was listening 
  exactly how stupid she is. In the old days, it would have taken us weeks to discover how stupid she is."
      -- Frances,      Link

"Don't get me started. The only two things keeping Kansas off the bottom of the heap 
  are named Coburn and Inhofe, and "Bunny from Parsons" lives near their turf."  
      -- FlownOver,      Link

"It's probably a good thing. Bunny probably would have left the tree up too long, it would have dried out, 
  caught on fire and the socialist fire department would have had to come rescue her and take her to the 
  hospital where a death panel would decide if she should be treated or dust-binned with the other undesirables. 
  You dodged a bullet, Bunny!"
      -- Cracker Jack,      Link

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  group insurance is, other than socialism? Just the idea of buying group insurance! 
  That's fuckin' socialism. That's nothing but socialism." 
      -- David Simon, creator of The Wire    Link

 We've been saying that for years.
 We have socialized police, socialized drinking water, socialized heating in our homes, socialized electricity, 
 a socialized fire department, a socialized military - even socialized marriage - and all those things work pretty good.

 But socialized medicine?
 What are you, gay?  

"Let me understand this: One guy from a small state in New England is going to decide what's good 
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      -- David Simon, on Obama's surrender to Kissyface,    Link

 They say Obama THANKED Lieberman after he surrendered to the little backstabber.


 If that doesn't make you angry, you must be a Republican.

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