"I believe in great comebacks. I'm not ruling myself out..." -- Rod Bloagojevich, Link
Maybe he'll win Trump's Apprentice job.
I understand that show is fixed...
Today's Tequila Treehouse...
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"I donít really care. Iím sick of starting
with what can we get through the Senate; letís start with what solves the damn problem. Until
the Senate gets its head out of its rear end and starts to see the crisis weíre in, our country is
literally at risk. Our economy is at risk, because these jobs are being created overseas. It should have
the same urgency with this problem that it had bailing out Wall Street. We are swearing an oath
to do whatís necessary to protect this country, not do whatís necessary to get a bill through the
Senate." -- Rep. Tom Perriello
I don't know much about this guy but I'm
going to gamble he's worth a shot of Chinaco Anejo.
...and Tom, you don't want to let me down.
It's OK to try and fail, but if you don't try, I might slam you
I put one on Eldrick a few years ago and look what happened to
Excerpt: We have a new poster boy for the Going Rogue
playbook: Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Insane). For the past week,
Bunning has been single-handedly blocking more
than a million Americans from receiving unemployment and
COBRA health insurance benefits, as of today,
when their benefits funded under the 2009 stimulus law run out.
The suspension of benefits affects everyone from
doctors to government employees.
Since cutting health and unemployment benefits
isn't the most popular thing to do in a job-starved recession,
the Senate had reached near unanimity on extending
these programs. But near-unanimous isn't enough when
senators are looking to stretch out the lifespan
of benefits about to lapse - they need unanimous consent.
And that requirement has delivered a great deal
of power into Bunning's hands -- power that has allowed him
to block the extension until the Senate find
$10.3 billion in spending cuts elsewhere to fund the safety-net spending.
"I believe we should pay for it," Bunning said.
"But tax cut money we borrow from the Saudis."
"Fuck the poor if they don't have supper."
Excerpt: Paul Krugman reveals why liberals are still getting
their asses handed to them in every serious battle with the GOP:
Liberals think they're competing in a middle-school
civics class debate, which is why Krugman is still whining about
the same-old riddle thatís paralyzed them for
30 straight years: "Why donít Republicans debate fairly and honestly?!"
And their answer comes down to the same feeble:
"Itís because Republicans arenít as good as we liberals are."..
How can they not play by the same grammar school
rules that you guys do! Itís justÖnot fair, gosh!
Hereís the Cliff Notes version: Americans are
mean, and they donít like losers.
Siding with the liberalsí Army of Feebleness
has proven, once again, to be like volunteering for Custerís Army,
only this is worse: itís like joining Custer
for the straight-to-DVD remake of Little Big Horn, a remake thatís
getting a little old by now. Who wants to go
through that all over again?
While the steroid laden Rethugs are setting records
by hitting 90 home runs,
the I'd-never-cheat Dems are trying to find a
map to tell them where home plate is..
We have two choices:
We can be ruled by greedy, blood-thristy, win-at-all-costs Republicans
or braindead, inept, cowardly Democrats who need permission to clear
Bart, I see the picture of the religious wacks
carrying the sign saying "What happens in Vegas God sees" and I thinks to my self "Jeez why could that
be? Is it because he's hiding out in a high rollers suite playing bingo?"
Charlie in Belchertown
Home of turn Coat Republicans
If God doesn't see them, maybe Bill Bennett (The
Bookie of Virtue) does.
news story of him losing hundreds of thousands of dollars to the
Bellagio because he had them
bring the slot machine of his choice to his private
room so he could get drunk and play in his underwear.
Excerpt: What makes this clamoring for bipartisanship
especially inane is that it is a part of a constellation of vague
public preferences that not only make no sense,
but are often mutually exclusive of one another. Americans want
their government to go to work for them! Yes,
except when they want their government to stay out of their lives
and do nothing! Americans want change! Except
when they want bipartisanship that guarantees no change!
Americans want their government to do less! Except
when they are complaining about all the terrible gridlock
in Washington! The short version of the story
is that the people of this country don't exactly know what they want,
except that, as good Americans, they of course
want everything. Which, unfortunately, includes bipartisanship...
The mantra of bipartisanship in America today
is just a way for everyone involved to avoid actually changing anything.
For Republicans it is a way to prevent the president
and the majority in Congress from enacting an agenda. For the
Democrats it's a way to avoid actually having
an agenda. And for the rocket scientists in the public who clamor
for more bipartisanship, it's a way to avoid
Obama reminds me of a substitute teacher taking a class of second graders
on a field trip.
Instead of telling the kids where they're going, he's asking
each of them for their suggestions.
Billy wants to go to Disney World. Bobby wants to go to the Grand Canyon. Debbie wants to go to Dollywood. Freddie wants to see The Alamo. Dewey wants to see the Sears Tower.
Now it's 1 PM and they're still in the school driveway, trying to figure
out where to go.
Johnny wants to eat some Bar-B-Q on Beale Street in Memphis. Mikey wants to see the Golden Gate Bridge. Suzanne wants to see the Space Needle in Seattle. Stevie wants to see where Paul Revere made his famous ride. Tommy wants to see the gridlock in Washington DC.
Now it's 4PM and it's time for the kids to take the school bus home.
But since Obama was in charge, they never even got out of the driveway.
Did we elect Obama so he could ask the Republicans how they want to
I thought we elected him to make some tough decisions and do the right
It's a year later, so why are we still in the damn driveway?
Iím not the most politically educated person around,
but maybe you could explain something to me.
How, with a 51-49 majority, were the Republicans
able to pass anything they wanted for 3 years under Bush,
yet with a 60-40 majority for almost 2 years,
the Democrats couldnít manage to pass gas?
Keith, the GOP are win-at-all-costs, heartless
sons of bitches who refuse to be stopped.
They see something they want and they reach out
and take it.
Democrats are sissified little girls who ask permission
when they want something.
If told no, they wet themselves in fear and crawl
under a table to have a good cry.
Bottom line, Republicans will do anything
If victory knocks on a Democrats' door, they
but they damn sure aren't going to work for it
Tsunamis aren't visible in the open ocean. The
Poseidon was toppled by a rogue wave - a different beast altogether.
A tsunami is more like a pulse of energy traveling
through the water. In the open ocean, it's spread out,
but as it nears land, it get pushed together
to make a series of floods, rather than waves.
It's also impossible to tell how high that water
will get, because of the way the seabed is shaped and the direction
and variable energy of the incoming tsunami.
On one part of an island, the water might only rise a foot, but a
half mile away, it could go over the top of the
Hawaii is used to false alarms. They did the right
thing getting the people out of the way.
8.8 is a big mother-effer. But that doesn't mean
the media didn't milk it for ratings.
They always do. Nobody loves a disaster like
the network news.
Excerpt: The problem with neocons is that they think 'civilization'
ENDS at the threshold of the "free market"
(right wing code for the "economic law of the
jungle: the predatory cult of enriching oneself at others' expense")
The right wing refuses to see that it is THEY
who are the irresponsible ones, because they REFUSE to contribute
their fair share back to the social wellbeing
of society and the good of the many, preferring to gripe about taxes while
they leech off the labor of low income workers
and pocket the profits gained on the backs of people they despise and
people whose wages THEY have kept back by fraud
and classist rationalizations. They leech off the very system that
affords them their opportunities but then begrudge
those poorer than they any benefit from that very same system. It is
"do as I say, not as I do because THEY reserve
the right to "get theirs' but hate others who may receive even a pittance
of benefit from a miserly, two tiered system
that rewards the rich and punishes the poor.
Bunning has given the scared and cowardly Democrats a big gift.
Every day the poor people don't eat is on Bunning and the heartless
Excerpt: You may recall the snake-oil salesman by the
name of Mr. Merriweather in the 1970
Arthur Penn film, "Little Big Man." You may also
recall that Merriweather, because of
his inveterate swindling, kept losing body parts
-- an eye here, a leg there -- to successive,
angry locals. But he was philosophical about
it, repeatedly explaining to Dustin Hoffman,
that these somatic losses were but part of the
cost of doing business.
That was the imagery that came to mind yesterday
morning as I watched John McCain on
"Meet the Press." Sporting a metaphorical eye
patch and shifting a peg-leg, McCain was absent
some more and rather huge chunks of what he once
claimed to value most: his personal honor.
McCain had, it seemed, wholly succumbed to the
Merriweather School of Swindling Politics.
seen my integrity? It's
gone and I'm trying to find it. I
lost it towards the end of 2000."
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