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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013    Vol 3138 - Cruz-ing to Defeat

And as we wind on down the road...

Arrow Cruz Could Force Default
Arrow Democrats Raise the Stakes
GOP Disapproval Grows
Arrow Shutdown Shows Racists' Colors
Arrow Massive Walmart Food Donation
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  the House GOP will let it explode unless we give a tax break to a corporation."

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Cruz Could Force Default by Himself
Why did Tejas curse us with this evil manl?

Ted Cruz could probably force a default and global economic calamity on his own—if he wants to.
The Treasury Department says U.S. borrowing authority will expire on Thursday.

How could this happen? Because the Senate can move quickly when necessary, but only by unanimous consent.
Let’s say Reid and Mitch the Bitch strike a deal today (unlikely). Cruz surely won’t like it and has said repeatedly,
“I will do everything necessary and anything possible to defund Obamacare.” If he’s true to his word, he could
drag out the proceedings past Thursday and possibly well beyond. “If a determined band of nut jobs wants to take
down the global economy, they could do it,” says Jim Manley, a former top staffer for Reid. “Under Senate rules,
we are past the point of no return—there’s not anything Reid or McConnell could do about it.”

If Cruz is truly determined to block or delay any deal that does not touch Obamacare, here’s how he’d do it:
The hypothetical Reid/McConnell bill would probably be introduced as an amendment to the “clean” debt-ceiling
raise that Democrats introduced—and Republicans defeated—last week. Reid voted against cloture on the motion
to proceed to that bill, a procedural tactic that allows him to reconsider the bill later on. Let’s say he does so by
5 p.m. Monday. There would need to be a cloture vote on the motion to proceed. Cruz would dissent, but he
wouldn’t be able to round up 41 votes for a filibuster.

That wouldn’t be his only weapon, however. The real killer is that Senate rules stipulate there must be 30 hours
of post-cloture debate, unless senators agree unanimously to waive it. Reid and McConnell would want unanimous
consent to move quickly, but Cruz could refuse, thereby forcing 30 hours of debate. This would drag things out
until Tuesday at 11:30 p.m. Then there would be a vote on the motion to proceed (requiring a simple majority),
followed by an intervening day, assuming Cruz withheld his consent to vote earlier. So now we’re looking at a
Thursday cloture vote on the bill itself, followed by another 30 hours of post-cloture debate that would blow
right past the Treasury deadline. Finally, sometime on Friday, there would be a vote on the bill and on the
amendment to swap in Reid/McConnell.

Only then could the bill proceed to the House—which hardly owns a sterling track record
of speeding through controversial bills as the global economy teeters on the precipice.

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Democrats Raise the Stakes on GOP
  by Eugene Robinson


A crazy thing is happening in shuttered, dysfunctional Washington: Democrats are pushing back.

This phenomenon is so novel and disorienting that many Republicans in Congress, especially the
tea party bullies, seem unable to grasp what’s going on. They keep expecting President Obama
and Harry Reid to fold like a cheap suit because, well, such a thing has happened 1,000 times before.
I guess it’s understandable that the GOP might have forgotten the difference between bluffing and
actually holding a winning hand.

Late last week, Reid began demanding that Republicans not only reopen the government and raise
the debt ceiling, but that they also make concessions on sequestration. In political terms, he is
demanding that the GOP pay a price for putting the country through all this needless drama.

Suddenly, Republicans who thought it was fine to hold the government and the economy hostage
to nullify Obamacare are shocked that Democrats would even suggest tampering with another duly
enacted law: the Budget Control Act of 2011, which established the “sequester” cuts.

Was Reid moving the goal posts? Of course he was.
That’s what negotiators do when they have the upper hand.

I have lived long enough to see Reid and Obama act like men, not mice.

Just think of the progress we could've made if Obama had acted like a man from Day One.

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"The reason why Obamacare's not working some states is because those governors in those
  states don’t want it to work, It’s working fine in California, in Maryland, in Kentucky,
  which has a Democratic governor, it’s not working where it’s being sabotaged."
    --   Bill Maher,        Link

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 Subject: from the DC shutdown

Dear Bart,
I was spared the furlough.  I feel unworthy actually and a contractor. 
I'm IT and there are a few loan types that are considered essential with the
Small Business Administration.  I'm involved with the website and we are on
a fixed rate contract still being paid.  Our gov't boss is not guaranteed  being paid
- but he is so devoted to the job he was working with us all week to provide
improvements on the website.   It shows me how gov't workers are really devoted
to the cause.  Government workers have a bad reputation but it isn't true.
There are so very many devoted workers for the government and they are being shafted so badly.


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GOP Disapproval Grows
Will there even be a GOP when they're done?


While voters are angry with everyone in Washington, Republicans continue to see the brunt
of the blame and growing disapproval, according to a new poll out Monday.

Seventy-four percent of Americans disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling
negotiations over the budget, a new poll shows. This is up four points from last week’s poll and
up 11 points since the start of the shutdown.

Republicans are also struggling with support from within their own party. The Washington Whore Post,
the paper that's always bending over backwards to make the GOP look good, reports that 49 percent of
Republicans approve and 47 percent disapprove of the job the GOP is doing. Alternatively, more than six
in 10 Democrats approve of the job Democratic members are doing.

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Another Firey Explosion in Tejas
They don't believe in safety laws down there...


An explosion sparked a large fire at an oil storage facility in no-safety-laws Texas, on Monday night.

Firefighters from at least three area departments responded to the blaze at the Vess Oil Corp.
The flames could be seen from miles away.   Cause of the explosion is unknown.

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 Subject: Janet Yellen

Bart, you wrote:

> "She'll eventually get approved and a million more women will switch their vote to Democrat."

Uh, no.
Unless you can provide some numbers, there is no correlation.
None. Straw man argument at best.

Clearly, one of us is crazy.
Obama nominates a woman, the GOP goes wild because they f-ing hate women,
women notice and stop voting for them - and you think that's a straw man argument?
Look at your history, Boy.

What you have failed to bring to your readers attention - once again - is that the current
chairman of the Fed Reserve is of Jewish decent, which is a pattern going back over 43 years.

So it's about hating the Jews?
What if I don't hate the Jews - does that make me stupid and uninformed?
Do I need to pull my head out of my ass and educate myself about the "Jew threat?"

Of the last 5 Chairmen, only Miller was non-Jewish, and he didnt even last a year.

Ben Bernanke (2006-present)
Alan Greenspan (1987-2006)
Paul Volcker (1979-1987
George William Miller (1978 –1979)
Arthur Frank Burns (1970 –1978)

Why do you always avoid the Jewish elephant in the room, Bart?
Fear of polarizing your readers is no excuse.

My readers aren't stupid sheep who need me to tell them which side is up.
My readers already know the news - they come here for jokes and perspective.

I can tell when someone is religiously insane and that includes you.
You see EVERY issue thru a Jewish lens and I don't.
And because I don't have your handicap, you insult me.

The Federal Reserve is at the heart of every economic problem in this country and you
and other so called progressive sites never even talk about it for fear of anti-semitism.

You can start by taking your own advice.  LIST THE DAMN FACTS

I don't care if someone is Jewish or not.
I could drive myself religiously insane like you've allowed yourself to be driven.
but I chose not to and my life is a whole lot happier without that religious hatred.

Ask yourself how such an incredibly small and extremely unrepresentative minority
ethnic group that only represents about 2% of the American population could so
completely dominate the highest levels of the United States Federal Reserve System.
 Richard T

I don't lay awake at night asking myself how the Jews got involved with the Fed.
(Maybe they took a lot of economics classes in college?)  I'm guessing you do.

I hope things get better for you.

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Shutdown Shows Racists' Colors
Some of us weren't shocked to find that out 

    "The Kenyan Muslin's skin is darker than mine so that makes him bad."


This weekend, racism came out of the closet. (Which assumes it has ever been in the closet.)

Protesters marched through the streets of Washington on Sunday with a Slave Confederate flag
and then a protester lounged against the White House fence with one. Displaying the Slave flag
in front of a home occupied by a black family was meant to send a particularly repellent message.

There were other signs of our descent. Remember Samuel Wurzelbacher? AKA “Joe the Plumber,”
he was McCain's racist mascot in 2008.  Over the weekend, Wurzelbacher posted an article on his
blog titled: “America Needs a White Republican President.”

“Admit it,” the article said. “You want a white Republican president again. Wanting a white
Republican president doesn’t make you racist, it just makes you American.”

America has come to a sorry pass. Not because there are still racists among us,
but because the racists among us think they can tell us what makes an American.

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 Subject: Hollywood Gossip?

Bart dear,

Where have your Hollywood gossip updates been? 
You didn’t followup on the last ones and they’ve been missing lately.

Have to admit I’ve become a bit of a gossip whore, thank you very much! 
Takes away from the political BS.
Love ys,

Sue, I lost my advertisers and that was the point of the "sub" pages.
For six weeks I've been doing those sub pages and not getting paid for all that work.
I'll bring Gossip back (plus Astrocat and others) when I get the new advertiser code - should be soon.

Here's some gossip to hold you over:

They have only been working together for two months but already this A list actor who is now dividing
his time between television and movies is making this C+ list co-star actress uncomfortable with all of
his comments and touching and groping. He has a girlfriend but has made it clear he would like to be with
the actress who has been dodging him as best she can and she is thinking about quitting the show.

"Two and a Half Men" Ashton Kutcher harrassing Amber Tamblyn who is married to David Cross.

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"It’s a new rule: if something doesn’t work, you get rid of it!  If the mail is late today,
  let’s get ride of the Post Office!  If a plane is late, get rid of all airplanes!  It’s ridiculous!”
    --  Chris Matthews, talking about Teabagger insanity when it comes to Obamacare      Link

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 Subject: James Woods

And we thought he was acting all those times he played a real asshole!

I think it's funny that he can't get anyone to hire him now.
Maybe he can get on the Teabagger tour with Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller.

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has new stuff every day

Marty's TV Listings are the best!

He was once the face of rock n roll.

Marty always has good stuff.

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Baseball Umpires

It is time to let the computer call balls and strikes?

Today's Major League umpires are so incredibly horrible - it's beyond belief.
I'm only watching the NL games (Go Cards!) and that first game was f-ing atrocious

After one particularly f-ed up call, I hit pause and snapped this photo.

The blind-ass umpire called this a strike.

Clearly, it's more than the width of a baseball outside the strike zone,
but the umpires are so incredibly bad, they are corrupting baseball and it needs to be fixed.

MLB is supposed to go to Instant Replay next year, but with
umpires this f-ing blind, that's only the first step in a long journey.

If you and I did our jobs this poorly, we'd surely be fired.

Why can't Major League Baseball get umpires who can f-ing see?

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Massive Walmart Food Donation to Poor
Bah! Screw the poor - It was an accident...


Louisiana officials are trying to decide what to do about a massive shopping spree by
poor families on food stamps when a power outage lifted the caps on their spending cards.

Police were called to Walmart locations in Mansfield, La., and Springhill, La., on Saturday
as shoppers cleaned out store shelves.  ha ha

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd said some customers were pushing more food than any
household could store in a refrigerator and freezer.

"I saw people drag out eight to ten grocery carts," he said. Lynd said customers were "not unruly."
There were no fights or arrests made, but the scene was still chaotic, he said.

Is the cop lying?
Imagine trying to corral TEN shopping carts full of food.

"It was definitely worse than Black Friday. It was worse than anything we had ever seen in this town,"
Lynd said of Springhill, which is near the border with Arkansas. "There was no food left on any of the
shelves, and no meat left. The grocery part of Walmart was totally decimated."   
ha ha

He said one customer made about $700 in food purchases.
Lynd said that on Saturday, Walmart announced that card limits had returned.
At that time, customers left shopping carts full of food in store aisles.

Those greedy people - getting more food than House Republicans think they need.

That's the feel-good story of the day.

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As America moves forward, Oklahoma moves backwards.
There's a new law in Oklahoma.

If you get pulled over and a cops thinks you MIGHT have been smoking weed,
they can force the driver to give blood, saliva, urine and hair samples.

If it comes back positive, you can be charged with DWI,
even if you smoked legally in another state weeks ago.

We gotta get out of Oklahoma!


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 Subject: last issue's Mystery Celebrity    Link

Bart, that's Marilu Henner, one of the reasons I enjoyed "Taxi" so much.
  Bruce in NM

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Today's Mystery City


 Subject: last issue's Mystery City     Link

Bart, Hey! It is rare I can guess one of these!
That's Norfolk, Virginia, home to the Navy's Atlantic Fleet,
and that is the USS "Whiskey" Wisconsin Museum in the foreground.

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Name the Mystery Car


 Subject: last issue's Mystery Car    Link

Bart, that is a 1963 Dodge Dart and a 2013 Dodge Dart.
  Paul in VA


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What is today's History Mystery?


 Subject: last issue's History Mystery    Link

Bart, that's Malcolm Scott Carpenter, 2nd American to orbit the earth, who passed away
a few days ago, leaving John Glenn as the last living member of the Mercury 7 team.

I have his book, For Spacious Skies, a very unique character,
 Ed B

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