Indefinite Detention? But I Have Soccer Practice at 4: U.S. Politics 2012

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needs those youth votes

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lest we forget: if Republicans hang onto the House, win the presidency and then obtain 50 Senate seats, they would be able to implement Paul Ryan’s budget on a straight party-line vote via reconciliation procedures that eliminate the de facto 60-vote requirement the GOP has created in the Senate for non-budget legislation. And that’s aside from the possibility that a couple of Senate Democrats might be picked off through deal-cutting.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_05/the_senate_landscape_shifts037256.php

curmudgeon, Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol that's not going to happen

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

looks like biden's gay marriage 'gaffe' was just a trial balloon

― wolves in our wounds (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3

Yeah I don't believe this "accidentally" happened.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

HE WENT ROGUE

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

he went rouge

He's sick of the Swiss. He don't like em. (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait, corporate connections of senior Obama officials? How can that be?

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

The law firm at which Holder once worked.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

the House springs into action!

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Turning their budget knife to domestic programs to protect the Pentagon, House Republicans on Thursday approved legislation cutting food stamps, benefits for federal workers and social services programs like day care for children and Meals on Wheels for the elderly.

President Barack Obama's Wall St. reform law would be rewritten under the legislation, passed on a 218-199 vote, while his controversial overhaul of the U.S. health care system would also be cut. The legislation would deny illegal immigrants child tax credits they can currently claim, while new curbs on medical malpractice lawsuits are credited with driving down Medicare and Medicaid costs.

The bill, passed after a passionate, sometimes hyperbolic debate, would spare the military from a $55 billion, 10 percent automatic budget cut next year that's punishment for the failure of last year's deficit-reduction "supercommittee" to strike a deal. It also would protect domestic agencies from an 8 percent cut to their day-to-day operating budgets next year, but would leave in place a 2 percent cut to Medicare providers.

The legislation is a dead letter in the Senate

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nice way to waste time

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

they have a plan!

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Alright everyone, let's yell a lot and then pass something we know isn't going anywhere so we can say the Dems are socialists who won't cut anything except the military."

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

in other news Joe Arpaio going down

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

for freedom,

mookieproof, Thursday, 10 May 2012 23:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 10 May 2012 23:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ that, that, that's never going to work

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 03:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

crazy shit:

During New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s first year in office, the New York Police Department stopped and interrogated 97,296 people on the streets. By 2007, with the Bloomberg administration pushing the a stop-and-frisk strategy, police made more than a half a million stops. Last year, the figure rose to a record 685,724 people. And according to a New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) report, the vast majorities of stops — about 87 percent — were of blacks and Latinos. Despite robust defenses of the tactics, they appear to be less effective than the Bloomberg administration and NYPD claim.

Most troubling, the NYCLU report seemed to bear out charges of racial profiling in stop-and-frisk situations. In precincts where blacks and Latinos are least represented among the population (14 percent or less), blacks and Latinos were nonetheless the target of 70 percent of stops. Perhaps most staggeringly, the the Wall Street Journal highlighted that the number of stops of black men between the ages of 14 and 24 (168,126 ) exceeded the total city population of black men in that age range (158,406).

Along with the wildly disproportionate stops, blacks and Latinos were more likely to get frisked. Yet they yielded a smaller percentage of weapons than whites.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

!

goole, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh great we're gonna have someone sucking on someone's tit meme for another three weeks

goole, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

someone's been sucking on the cranky-pants tit

He's sick of the Swiss. He don't like em. (Austerity Ponies), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

In the wake of personal evolution completion on marriage, MoveOn asks, "Will you chip in to our special 'thank you' donation page for President Obama's re-election campaign?" Never much liked you, but UNSUBSCRIBED and FUCK YOU.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

what's a special thank you – taking Biden out back and letting him suck our dicks?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

well that's a pleasant image to start my day

good morning!

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

morning!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think MoveOn are the ones with their mouths open in that scenario. God, what lackeys.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Didn't MoveOn start out as Clinton boosters? They started off on their knee pads, amiright?

He's sick of the Swiss. He don't like em. (Austerity Ponies), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

but last fall they dressed themselves as warriors for the 99%.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

MoveON started out as Howard Dean boosters

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

no, I think AP is right in that their first crusade was to "move on" from the blowjob impeachment.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

MoveOn started during the Clinton impeachment.

xpost

Boris Kutyurkokhov (Eisbaer), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

MoveOn did come of age during Dean's primary run, though.

Back when we were all, "Not only are we going to the blogs, Tom harkin, we're going to the web zines and AOL and Drinking Liberally and Netroots Nation and Youtube, and we're going to MySpace and Xanga and Second Life ... And we're going to Flicker and Flickster and Classmates.com and the comments section of The Washinton Times, and then we're going to Meetup.com, to take back the White House! YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

He's sick of the Swiss. He don't like em. (Austerity Ponies), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dean was pre-youtube

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

pre-Flickr too

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's weird when I talk to younger people who act like those things (see also Facebook, google maps, iTunes, etc.) have been around forever and will always be around forever. they will be gone in a few years guys.

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

to be replaced by our 24/7 cyberhelmets

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Inside the beltway media elitists will never stop their simplistic analyses of equivalence and bipartisanship will they:

This helps to explain the phenomenon of Mourdock, who told CNN the morning after his victory that he’s “a huge student of American history” and informed MSNBC that bipartisanship means “Democrats coming to the Republican point of view.”

Actually, if Mourdock looks at history, the federal debt didn’t explode until the hyper-partisan era arrived. The system has broken down precisely because of the absence of collegiality and compromise: Republicans don’t yield on taxes, and Democrats resist serious spending cuts.

...
The lawmakers who beat the Nazis, won the Cold War and led the nation to economic dominance didn’t do three-day workweeks in the capital and jet home on weekends; they got to know each other and learned to work with each other.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mourdock-and-judd-vs-washington/2012/05/11/gIQA3EKGIU_story.html?hpid=z2

curmudgeon, Friday, 11 May 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rand: "Call me cynical, but I didn’t think his views on marriage could get any gayer”

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Sunday, 13 May 2012 00:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

god i hate this doofus

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Sunday, 13 May 2012 05:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://coreyrobin.com/

interesting lefty blog

curmudgeon, Monday, 14 May 2012 14:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I read his book three weeks ago – not bad.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

right, He's a poli-sci professor and author

curmudgeon, Monday, 14 May 2012 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

lovely news on Obama and Franken coming out for mangled child laborers on the farm there.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

They gave in to the Palin and others disinformation campaign that the regulation would bar family farmers from having their own kids help out. Ugh

curmudgeon, Monday, 14 May 2012 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

So blaming Republicans (instead of both parties), even in nicely phrased language, won't get you on the Sunday talk shows:

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/05/disappearing-man-followup

re Norm Ornstein

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

here he goes again:

In addition to teeing up another debt limit fight for the lame duck session of Congress later this year, by demanding dollar-for-dollar budget cuts in exchange for new borrowing authority, House Speaker John Boehner also insists that regardless of the election outcome, Republicans will reject higher taxes on wealthy Americans in that fight.

And to build leverage for the GOP position, he announced Tuesday that House Republicans will pass legislation before the election to extend the Bush tax cuts indefinitely.

“What also doesn’t count as ‘cuts and reforms’ are tax increases,” Boehner will say before the annual Pete Peterson Fiscal Summit in Washington, DC, according to prepared remarks. “Any sudden tax hike would hurt our economy, so this fall - before the election - the House of Representatives will vote to stop the largest tax increase in American history.”

from tpm

He has a good chance of getting what he wants

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:46 (2 years ago) Permalink


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