Sunday, July 31, 2011
Debt Deal Reached? Obama to Speak at 8:40PM
That’s what MSNBC says, anyway.
That’s what MSNBC says, anyway.
Gotta lighten it up around here, somehow.
So Harry bagged it and sent the tired brats to bed, but now there’s some kind of a deal that includes maybe a new new bipartisan supercommittee, and maybe a vote on a balanced budget amendment, and maybe the Trigger of Damocles cutting both Defense and Medicare, but definitely no new taxes, which will cause a great cry to ring out, but it doesn’t matter anyway because Lindsay Graham says Republicans won’t pass it, and we get to bite our nails or perform whatever repetitive obsessive behaviors will comfort us, all over again! Wee-Hoo!
ETA: C-Span Feed! Time to pop some arsenic!
The blockbusting, world-changing Sarah Palin doco, The Undefeated, (sold out in Bugtussle, Texas!) opened at some lady’s house today. Really.
Just thought I’d share that while we’re waiting for the Economic Suicide Bombers to ‘splode.
...under a Rules Suspension requiring a 2/3 majority to pass, of course. The House is adjourned until 1:00PM tomorrow. Sleep well, America.
Meanwhile, 43 Republican Senators have signed a letter declaring they will vote against Reid’s bill tonight, which means he doesn’t have the 60 votes to pass it there, either.
Here’s a great recipe for bulk-quantity macaroni & cheese.
[UPDATE:] Nancy Smash!* put on a hell of a show. “I will not yield!”
*H/T Betty Cracker
So it turns out the far-right, Muslin-hatin’ terrorist who murdered scores of innocent kids in Norway not only found philosophic succor from the eliminationist rhetoric spewed on US-based wingnut blogs, he imported high-capacity clips for his guns from the US:
The man who confessed to killing 68 people in Norway last week says he bought the ammunition clips used in his shooting spree from the U.S by mail order.
Anders Behring Breivik wrote in his 1,500-page manifesto that he spent $500 for 10 30-round clips.
Clips with more than three rounds are banned from sale in Norway.
$500? He got ripped off into the bargain! And of course, the wingnut solution is what it always is when a massacre occurs: more guns! God bless America!
Speaking of wingnut bloggers and eliminationist rhetoric, it appears the Atlas Shrugs lady was scrubbing her archives this week to eliminate damning language from an “Email from Norway” she published a couple of years back. Via LGF:
Oslo and the southeast may fall easily, but there are other lines than “state”-borders drawn across this country since long before there was even a single muslim in the world, and we have held them this long, against everyone else too. We are entering a new golden age for my people, and those of a handful other countrys, but only through struggle.
Never fear, Pamela. God is with you too in this coming time.
Geller left that up. Here’s the bit she scrubbed:
We are stockpiling and caching weapons, ammunition and equipment. This is going to happen fast.
Has Geller received a call from the FBI or Interpol yet? Nothing posted on the internet ever really goes away, so Lady MacBeth on the East River scrubs in vain.
Get in the game or get lost, quitter.
Yes, the end has come. Speaker Boehner’s solution to being unable to pass a plan in his Republican dominated House that is already DOA in the Senate and would be vetoed by the President if it DID make it through, is to come up with one that’s even less likely to get through and furthermore would probably still result in a massive credit downgrade. This is because it still requires a second vote on the debt ceiling before the elections and this time it would require that both houses pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution (and I’m thinking that requires like a 2/3 majority vote) and send it off to the states who will, of course, joyfully pass such a thing as quickly as possible. In the next, um, 10 months or so.
So we’re doomed.
And now, boys and girls, we will begin to discuss the basics of a survival garden. Don’t have a yard, you say, or, even worse, worried about unemployed scavengers robbing your tomatoes and cukes? Grow an indoor garden!
You guys probably think I’m kidding here, right? Wish I was.
Whatever we’re doing, it’s working.
[BONUS TEA PARTY TURNCOAT ACTION:] Herman Cain apologizes for disrespecting Muslims.
[EXTRA-SPECIAL TEA PARTY DEADBEATS UPDATE:] Vegas hotel sues Tea Party Nation for $642,000 over cancelled convention.
[ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD:] Politico calls Tea Party “terrorists.”
The president will address the
negotiations with the GOP Economic Suicide Bombers status of the debt ceiling negotiations. Here’s a live stream from the White House:
And here’s a link to the White House site in case that doesn’t work.
Consider this an open thread in which we can discuss things like canning tips, the bartering value of 12-gauge shotgun shells and other useful information.
*Now that the conference is over, I removed the live stream code. You can see it here if you missed it.
Well played, sir.
Had to post this priceless description of the debt ceiling situation from Tim F of Balloon Juice:
Word has it that Boehner retired to redraft the bill and win some teatard votes. The worst bill in American history amended by a sleep-deprived guy under tremendous stress, to please the stupidest group of legislators in American history. What could possibly go wrong?
Again, well played, sir.
We all know the Biblical story of Esther, right? She was a captive Jewish girl who was chosen to be the unwilling queen of the Persian king Xerxes, and risked his wrath by informing the king (without leave to address him) of a plot to kill all the Jews in Persia, which Xerxes then thwarted. Many Christian Tea Partiers view Palin as the modern Esther, even though she isn’t a Jew, this isn’t Persia, she’s married to Todd and no one is planning to kill all the Alaskans.
Whatever. Anyway, in the story, Esther’s adopted father Mordecai pleads with her to intercede with Xerxes:
For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”
Today, Sarah broke out her God-Squad Enscrambler to transmit the Resurrectionist equivalent of “Climb mount Niitaka!”:
Say it with me: Fucking Presidential Term Limits. How do they work?
Oh dear heavens. I was wondering how long it would take until we got to the “let them eat cake” level of Rethuglican discourse. Listen to it:
But, but, if I give up a couple of my clubs can I still keep my corporate jet tax breaks plz?
This is going to be a long night. I need more beer.