Tweet of the day.


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Oh no.

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“This Obamacare thing isn’t working.” Yeah. Like after, you know, six weeks.

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(This post is mostly verbatim from a post by a brilliant writer named scheming daemons, at Democratic Underground. I incorporated some of the thread responses and some thoughts of my own. But definitely go here to read it all.)

President Obama said, “You can keep your insurance.” The only people who are upset over that statement are people who are upset every single day Obama is in office. Click here for more.

Just sayin’

Poor nutrition can lead to lower IQs.

Maybe this is why House Republicans pushed so hard to cut funding for food stamps.

It guarantees a future supply of Republican voters.

Just sayin’

A baseball fan schools a Congressman.

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Today, in the wake of his team’s elimination from the National League Divisional Series, an Atlanta Braves fan took his US Congressman (Republican, naturally) to task for the government shutdown. Read the rest of this entry »

Past masters: Rudyard Kipling

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Apologies to all my Danish friends, but this seems very timely in light of the current Republican shenanigans.


It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
To call upon a neighbor and to say:
“We invaded you last night – we are quite prepared to fight,
Unless you pay us cash to go away.”

And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
And the people who ask it explain
That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld
And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!
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Second quote of the day

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(Wish I could claim this one.)
Oct 2008: “You’ll never get elected and pass healthcare.”
Nov 2008: “We’ll never let you pass healthcare.”
Jan 2009: “We are going to shout you down every time you try to pass healthcare.”
July 2009: “We will fight to the death every attempt you make to pass healthcare.”
Dec 2009: “We will destroy you if you even consider passing healthcare.”
March 2010: “We can’t believe you just passed healthcare.” Read the rest of this entry »

Quote of the day

“This mess was created by the Republicans for one purpose, and they lost. People in my district are calling in for Obamacare — affordable health care — in large numbers. These guys have lost, and they can’t figure out how to admit it… So we sit here until they figure out they fuckin’ lost.”

— Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), quoted by Slate, on when the government shutdown will end

GOP Congressman on Government shutdown: “This is my idea of fun.”

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Reblogged from the always astute and observant Mr. Blunt and Cranky.

The very last thing said during the interview with Congressional Republican David Schweiekert was him saying, “This is my idea of fun.” Listen to him for yourself, get it right from the horse’s ass. (You can click on the audio from NPR on Mr. B & C’s blog.)

That is everything you need to know, peeps. Millions of people out of work, government services taken away, billions of dollars added to the national debt…this, to Republicans, is considered “fun.” It is amusing to them, no doubt, because they will not suffer the consequences of their actions: their salaries and health care will not be cut, and they will continue to live high on the hog, their porcine snouts buried in the public trough.

Ain’t this the truth.

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