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When the chattering of the cable classes begins to get on your last nerve, there’s the new album by Brian Eno.

LUX is Brian Eno’s first solo album on Warp Records and his first solo album since 2005’s Another Day On Earth. It finds him expanding upon the types of themes and sonic textures that were present on such classic albums as Music For Films, Music For Airports and Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. Eno sees it as a continuation of his ‘Music for Thinking’ project that includes Discreet Music (1975) and Neroli (1993).

LUX is one of Eno’s most ambitious works to date; it is a 75-minute composition in twelve sections that evolved from a work currently housed in the Great Gallery of the Palace of Venaria in Turin, Italy. The album is Eno’s third for Warp, following two collaborative albums Small Craft on a Milk Sea (with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams) and Drums Between The Bells (with Rick Holland).

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1 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:08:18pm

The House GOP is going to push it all the way to the last minute.

This is no way to run a country.

2 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:09:53pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

The House GOP is going to push it all the way to the last minute.

This is no way to run a country.

Hopefully the American people agree. Really would be nice to see them get minority party status in the House.

3 b_sharp  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:12:26pm

I had this running at the same time I had C-Span going.

It gives the speeches an even more surreal feel.

4 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:17:40pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

The House GOP is going to push it all the way to the last minute.

And no matter what they do, the knuckle-draggers are going to primary them.

This is no way to run a country.

Yeah, this.

5 dragonath  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:26:27pm
6 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:26:58pm

How did Grover freaking Norquist become the Supreme Arbiter of the GOP?

7 Kronocide  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:27:43pm

WND: Bachmann 'Woman of the Year'

8 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:33:06pm

re: #7 Kronocide

WND: Bachmann 'Woman of the Year'

How many bills did she get passed? Repeatedly shoving Obamacare repeals that you know will fail isn't leadership. Oh well, at least they didn't name Sarah Palin and named someone who actually some what puts their money where their mouth is.

9 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:33:28pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

How did Grover freaking Norquist become the Supreme Arbiter of the GOP?

I don't know. Someone should have told him to piss a rope years ago tho.

10 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:36:44pm

After all this drama, it looks like the House GOP is going to totally surrender.

11 Gus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:37:29pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

The House GOP is going to push it all the way to the last minute.

This is no way to run a country.

Only 5 nays and they're all Democrats, to proceed. General debate follows.

12 Gus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:37:57pm

Change now. 2 Republican nays and 6 Democrats.

13 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:38:20pm
14 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:38:40pm

re: #12 Gus

Change now. 2 Republicans nays and 6 Democrats.

Was one Ron Paul? They do call him Dr. No and it's not just because he could be a Bond movie villain.

15 Killgore Trout  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:38:47pm

....

16 Killgore Trout  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:39:11pm

Oops, wrong thread

17 dragonath  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:39:16pm

Hey, Selma is on the line.

18 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:40:04pm

Who knew POTUS had this kind of power?

19 Gus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:40:54pm

re: #18 Lidane

Who knew POTUS had this kind of power?

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Sad clown face.

20 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:43:10pm

re: #18 Lidane

Who knew POTUS had this kind of power?

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Yeah, it's POTUS's fault that wingnuts are too butthurt by his existence that they can't stay close to friends and family who dared to vote for him. What a load of shit.

21 dragonath  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:43:16pm

"Selma" was talking about Obama personally causing her bankruptcy, and complaining about all those shifty blacks on welfare. The host cut her off.

22 Gus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:44:10pm

The resolution is adopted.

23 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:44:51pm

re: #21 dragonath

"Selma" was talking about Obama personally causing her bankruptcy, and complaining about all those shifty blacks on welfare. The host cut her off.

Doesn't sound like Selma. Sounds more like something her brother-in-law Homer would say.

/D'oh!

24 b_sharp  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:45:43pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

How did Grover freaking Norquist become the Supreme Arbiter of the GOP?

Interesting manipulation tactic. Every time a tax gets reduced, that becomes the new baseline. Eventually taxes will hit zero. If you add in all the government support to large corps taxes will go negative.

Did the GOP signers not see the inevitable end point of this and the potential problems with zero revenues?

25 Gus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:45:47pm

Boehner remains hidden.

26 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:46:21pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

How did Grover freaking Norquist become the Supreme Arbiter of the GOP?

When did Rush Limbaugh abdicate?

27 dragonath  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:46:22pm

re: #25 Gus

Boehner remains hidden.

I'd be drinking too.

28 Gus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:46:44pm

1 hour.

29 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:47:17pm

re: #22 Gus

The resolution is adopted.

30 Gus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:47:56pm

Rep. Camp comes out in support. (R-MI)

31 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:47:57pm

re: #24 b_sharp

Interesting manipulation tactic. Every time a tax gets reduced, that becomes the new baseline. Eventually taxes will hit zero. If you add in all the government support to large corps taxes will go negative.

Did the GOP signers not see the inevitable end point of this and the potential problems with zero revenues?

The only thing they were thinking about was the mean things Grover would say about them if they didn't sign his stupid pledge. Really, someone in the leadership long ago should have told Norquist to kindly fuck off. He's not an elected official. He's an armchair general whose stated fantasy is to "drown the government in a bath tub." Someone like that shouldn't have the influence he's attained.

32 Four More Tears  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:48:14pm

Another helping of right-wing tears? Yes please.

33 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:48:24pm

re: #29 Lidane

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Well I agree with that but I'm sure for different reasons than Carl there.

34 b_sharp  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:48:36pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

The only thing they were thinking about was the mean things Grover would say about them if they didn't sign his stupid pledge. Really, someone in the leadership long ago should have told Norquist to kindly fuck off. He's not an elected official. He's an armchair general whose stated fantasy is to "drown the government in a bath tub." Someone like that shouldn't have the influence he's attained.

No shit.

35 Pawn of the Oppressor  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:48:44pm

re: #21 dragonath

"Selma" was talking about Obama personally causing her bankruptcy, and complaining about all those shifty blacks on welfare. The host cut her off.

N-words! NWORDS NWORDS NWORDS! WE'D HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT IFN IT WERENT FER THEM DAMN NWORDS!

Same shit, different phrasing... Every time... Just proof that you can beat somebody in a Civil War, but you can't beat them inside their own heads.

36 Gus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:49:27pm

He's right about taxes.

37 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:49:36pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

He's an armchair general whose stated fantasy is to "drown the government in a bath tub."

Which differs from the anarchists vision how??

38 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:49:58pm

re: #21 dragonath

"Selma" was talking about Obama personally causing her bankruptcy, and complaining about all those shifty blacks on welfare. The host cut her off.

I guess Selma lacks personal responsibility. Funny how personal responsibility goes out the window when they want to blame their personal woes on Obama and Democrats.

39 CuriousLurker  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:50:43pm

I just tried watching #tcot in Tweetdeck for a few minutes. The tweets are flying so fast I can barely read anything, and the ones I can are either ridiculously melodramatic or filled with vile racism. UGH.

40 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:50:55pm

re: #37 Mich-again

Which differs from the anarchists vision how??

Not a damn difference but isn't Norquist also a so-con? That's why these clowns amuse me. They bitch about "big goveronment" but they're also huge so-cons. Guess what conservatives, social conservatism requires a big government.

41 b_sharp  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:51:37pm

re: #37 Mich-again

Which differs from the anarchists vision how??

Anarchists or Libertarians?

42 jaunte  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:52:19pm

re: #40 HappyWarrior

...social conservatism requires a big government...

Not if everyone is forced onto the correct path!

43 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:52:20pm

re: #35 Pawn of the Oppressor

N-words! NWORDS NWORDS NWORDS! WE'D HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT IFN IT WERENT FER THEM DAMN NWORDS!

Same shit, different phrasing... Every time... Just proof that you can beat somebody in a Civil War, but you can't beat them inside their own heads.

Yes we can.

44 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:52:50pm

re: #40 HappyWarrior

Not a damn difference but isn't Norquist also a so-con? That's why these clowns amuse me. They bitch about "big goveronment" but they're also huge so-cons. Guess what conservatives, social conservatism requires a big government.

They bitch about big government because what they really want is a Christian version of Shariah law.

45 lawhawk  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:54:07pm

It's all over but the whining. And the whirred peas. The GOP lost this round, but someone over there's got to remember that they just got the Bush tax cuts and their extender made permanent on everyone but those making more than 400/450k. Not too shabby. Now, they'll focus on the rest of it, and they'll try again to impose massive cuts to the safety net by offsetting that versus the debt limit.

That's the next battle, and that's coming within the next two months.

We'll be right back at this zero hour in two months time. Watch. The GOP will push it to the brink. They'll make incoherent demands and think that they've got the upper hand, but all they'll do is undermine the US credit rating and make things more expensive for local government.

46 calochortus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:54:51pm

re: #44 Mich-again

They bitch about big government because what they really want is a Christian version of Shariah law.

Applied to everyone except themselves because they know they're good people and don't need it.

47 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:54:59pm

re: #44 Mich-again

They bitch about big government because what they really want is a Christian version of Shariah law.

No argument with that. I just laugh when I hear someone bitch about big government but then see them vote against gay marriage and pot legalization(If you look at pot legalization votes, the parts of states opposing these are the more Republican areas.)

48 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:55:16pm

re: #46 calochortus

Applied to everyone except themselves because they know they're good people and don't need it.

Government hands off my medicare!

49 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:55:16pm

re: #41 b_sharp

Anarchists or Libertarians?

I hear conservatives say things like, everything government touches, they screw up and that businesses would be better off without any government involvement in the economy. I'm like hells yeah! first thing we should do is get rid of all the stoplights at intersections! that'll make things run a lot smoother! /

50 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:56:41pm

re: #45 lawhawk

It's all over but the whining. And the whirred peas. The GOP lost this round, but someone over there's got to remember that they just got the Bush tax cuts and their extender made permanent on everyone but those making more than 400/450k. Not too shabby. Now, they'll focus on the rest of it, and they'll try again to impose massive cuts to the safety net by offsetting that versus the debt limit.

That's the next battle, and that's coming within the next two months.

We'll be right back at this zero hour in two months time. Watch. The GOP will push it to the brink. They'll make incoherent demands and think that they've got the upper hand, but all they'll do is undermine the US credit rating and make things more expensive for local government.

And the other question is what is the break point in an improving economy at which an increase in tax rates for the middle class should be considered? At some point there is a need for improved revenues allowing for some surplus and starting to pay down the national debt at some point.

51 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:56:50pm

Government sucks so bad that they want to run it. Do you really want someone running something they hate? I mean would you want a sports team owner who hates the sport of the team he owns?

52 b_sharp  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:57:11pm

OT:

I'm sitting here in my shop, trying to fix my grandkid's gaming headphones. He somehow broke the ground, so I shortened the cord and unsoldered the old leads from the pc-board. Now I have to solder the fresh ends to the board, but the leads must be 30 gauge or smaller and I can't get my hands still enough to bring the iron down accurately.

Damned old hands.

53 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:57:15pm

re: #29 Lidane

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And replaced by whom exactly?

54 calochortus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:57:39pm

re: #45 lawhawk

I imagine they've already damaged our credit rating and the economy. We didn't get downdinged by the rating agencies because the they were afraid the US wasn't good for the money-it was because a bunch of crazies showed they could prevent the government from functioning properly.

55 Gus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:58:18pm

Pelosi speaking.

56 wilburs  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:58:24pm

re: #49 Mich-again

I hear conservatives say things like, everything government touches, they screw up and that businesses would be better off without any government involvement in the economy. I'm like hells yeah! first thing we should do is get rid of all the stoplights at intersections! that'll make things run a lot smoother! /

I laugh when I hear radio wingnuts say that

If we got rid of FCC licenses and they had to compete with a universe of real creative people, they would end up pushing brooms

57 blueraven  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:59:12pm

Issa is against it.
Big surprise /

58 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 6:59:55pm

Wingnuts a gloating that payroll taxes go up for everyone

and itz Obamaz fault!

59 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:00:05pm

re: #56 wilburs

I laugh when I hear radio wingnuts say that

If we got rid of FCC licenses and they had to compete with a universe of real creative people, they would end up pushing brooms

Yeah no cookie cutter right wing talk show hosts. Seems like there's one of them in every metro area. They're all the same usually. Old white dude who is "one of us" and "gets you.".

60 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:00:17pm

re: #56 wilburs

I laugh when I hear radio wingnuts say that

If we got rid of FCC licenses and they had to compete with a universe of real creative people, they would end up pushing brooms

I wonder what the various industries (like pharma) would think if there was no enforcement of copyright and protection of intellectual property.

61 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:01:19pm

What if the military was privatized?

62 b_sharp  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:02:12pm

re: #49 Mich-again

I hear conservatives say things like, everything government touches, they screw up and that businesses would be better off without any government involvement in the economy. I'm like hells yeah! first thing we should do is get rid of all the stoplights at intersections! that'll make things run a lot smoother! /

Make all the shop owners pay for the water, sewer, storm sewer, electrical, road substrate, pavement, concrete, light standards, mail delivery, snow clearing, road repair (including filling potholes), police coverage, fire coverage, and 911/EMS responders for the area taken up by their business.

63 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:02:17pm

re: #54 calochortus

I imagine they've already damaged our credit rating and the economy. We didn't get downdinged by the rating agencies because the they were afraid the US wasn't good for the money-it was because a bunch of crazies showed they could prevent the government from functioning properly.

The only thing backing our currency is the full faith and credit of the American people. The economy is based on confidence. The GOP and its many unpaid spokesmen do all they can to undermine confidence in the economy and then wonder why economic growth lags.

64 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:02:24pm

re: #52 b_sharp

OT:

I'm sitting here in my shop, trying to fix my grandkid's gaming headphones. He somehow broke the ground, so I shortened the cord and unsoldered the old leads from the pc-board. Now I have to solder the fresh ends to the board, but the leads must be 30 gauge or smaller and I can't get my hands still enough to bring the iron down accurately.

Damned old hands.

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65 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:02:33pm

re: #61 HappyWarrior

What if the military was privatized?

Then we'd have a bunch of warlords, like Somalia!

66 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:03:41pm

Bryan took the brown acid.

67 lawhawk  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:03:52pm

re: #50 Feline Fearless Leader

The deal done would reset the tax rates to the new lower levels, making tax hikes on anyone other than the top bracket out of the question and would seemingly let the GOP retake the initiative on taxes.

The only way to higher revenues would be reductions in tax deductions and credits. And that would be a potential path to tax simplification, which in ordinary times and with a semi-coherent GOP, would be attainable since tax simplification could solve multiple issues with the tax code.

68 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:04:07pm

re: #65 Vicious Babushka

Then we'd have a bunch of warlords, like Somalia Blackwater!

Or whatever their nom de jour is.

69 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:04:37pm

re: #66 Vicious Babushka

Bryan took the brown acid.

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He seems like the kind of guy who would bitch about fruit fly research. Not knowing how important fruit fly research is to genetics research.

70 calochortus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:05:36pm

re: #63 Mich-again

But, but, FREEDOM! Or something.

71 b_sharp  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:05:51pm

re: #64 Decatur Deb

[Link: www.amazon.com...]

I have that (something similar). The alligator clips don't hold really thin wire well, and it does nothing for my soldering iron.

72 wilburs  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:05:55pm

re: #62 b_sharp

Its funny, even Mitt recognized that regulation was important to the economy, without it, no one would invest

73 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:06:08pm
74 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:06:16pm

re: #61 HappyWarrior

What if the military was privatized?

Very quietly the era of drone warfare has begun. I think that has major implications for long term strategy for the military. Will we really need a standing army of hundreds of thousands of soldiers stationed all around the world to fight ground wars at the drop of a hat? Drone warfare could change everything.

75 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:06:52pm

Okay, so exactly what about the deal is making them so butthurt? Oh noes. 0.5% of the country will have their taxes raised to Clinton era levels? Big fucking deal. I bet the wealthy in other countries laugh at how hysterical some of our wealthy people get over taxes and are also amused by the fact that the GOP's base is strongly comprised of poorer voters who benefit much more from Democratic than Republican policies but still vote for the GOP because they hear lower taxes and don't realize the lower taxes are only for the very well offf.

76 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:06:54pm

re: #61 HappyWarrior

What if the military was privatized?

Hmm, Walmart with lots of divisions armed with equipment of questionable quality, but reasonably priced. Soldiers concerned about being hired by Target. And some interesting confrontations if the rank and file attempt to unionize.

77 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:06:55pm

re: #68 Decatur Deb

Or whatever their nom de jour is.

It's 'Academie'.

78 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:07:06pm

re: #39 CuriousLurker

I just tried watching #tcot in Tweetdeck for a few minutes. The tweets are flying so fast I can barely read anything, and the ones I can are either ridiculously melodramatic or filled with vile racism. UGH.

You should follow this guy @TonyO93 He seems like a very nice kid.

79 Gus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:07:42pm

Gohmert.

80 blueraven  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:07:54pm

re: #73 Dark_Falcon

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Boehner didn't do shit. He threw up his hands. Joe Biden and McConnell did this.

81 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:08:23pm

re: #71 b_sharp

I have that (something similar). The alligator clips don't hold really thin wire well, and it does nothing for my soldering iron.

Slip a bit of heat-shrink tubing on the jaws. Gives you two-hands for a brace.

82 lawhawk  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:08:36pm

re: #75 HappyWarrior

It's the name on the signature line that's causing all the grief.

Once you get past that bit, everything else comes into focus.

83 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:08:51pm

re: #74 Mich-again

Very quietly the era of drone warfare has begun. I think that has major implications for long term strategy for the military. Will we really need a standing army of hundreds of thousands of soldiers stationed all around the world to fight ground wars at the drop of a hat? Drone warfare could change everything.

Drones have serious limits, and their need for constant communications leaves them vulnerable to jamming, Anti-Radiation Missiles (ARMs) and Anti-Satellite (ASAT) weapons.

84 dragonath  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:09:09pm

Wow, check out this Richard Neal guy.

85 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:09:14pm

re: #82 lawhawk

It's the name on the signature line that's causing all the grief.

Once you get past that bit, everything else comes into focus.

Yeah anything to make that guy look bad. So pathetic. So predictable.

86 Mattand  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:09:28pm
87 b_sharp  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:10:05pm

re: #76 Feline Fearless Leader

Hmm, Walmart with lots of divisions armed with equipment of questionable quality, but reasonably priced. Soldiers concerned about being hired by Target. And some interesting confrontations if the rank and file attempt to unionize.

Well played sarcasm is as sharp as a razor and as swift as a foil.

88 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:11:01pm

re: #77 Dark_Falcon

It's 'Academie'.

Still? Its shelf-life should expire soon.

89 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:11:47pm

Boy, the Congress does like to talk, doesn't it?

At least Rep. Neal (D- MA) made some sense when he stressed that taking on two wars while cutting taxes was a big part of why we got into this problem anyway.

90 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:11:48pm

Where today's Republicans I think differ from past Republicans is they seem to genuinely hate government. Seems to me that Republicans back in the day while they personally preferred more small government seemed to think that efficient government was better than no government. You don't really see that mindset anymore since the Tea Party nuts took over.

91 b_sharp  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:12:51pm

re: #81 Decatur Deb

Slip a bit of heat-shrink tubing on the jaws. Gives you two-hands for a brace.

Good idea.

I have a pile of extra alligator clips of the correct size so I was about to file some of them flat and braze a bit of thin metal to the inside of the jaw. I think I'll give your idea a whirl first.

92 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:13:29pm

re: #89 freetoken

Boy, the Congress does like to talk, doesn't it?

At least Rep. Neal (D- MA) made some sense when he stressed that taking on two wars while cutting taxes was a big part of why we got into this problem anyway.

It was. And the Bush administration deserves criticism for that. They wanted to have it both ways. They wanted a war in Iraq and they wanted tax cuts. They should have been honest that it was bad policy and either not invaded Iraq or done another tax cut. I know it will be brought up that the first tax cuts happened before the wars started but there was a tax cut in 2003 as well after the Iraq War started.

93 calochortus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:14:12pm

I see Erick Erickson is calling this the "McConnell Tax Hike" Everyone at RS is sad that the GOP has become a bunch of socialists.

94 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:14:51pm

re: #72 wilburs

Its funny, even Mitt recognized that regulation was important to the economy, without it, no one would invest

Another favorite dumb theme of wingnuts is that eliminating regulations will help businesses. OK, so take for example a company that just invested millions in a new production line that meets all environmental regulations. Then comes along wingnut politicians who obliterate those regulations. Now the business that just invested in the modern facility cannot compete due to operating costs and/or debt payments and they lose market share and go belly up.

When politicians run on a platform of eliminating or relaxing regulations, it can scare businesses into not investing in new capital.

95 CuriousLurker  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:15:16pm

re: #93 calochortus

I see Erick Erickson is calling this the "McConnell Tax Hike" Everyone at RS is sad that the GOP has become a bunch of socialists.

LOLOLOLOL

96 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:15:38pm

re: #93 calochortus

I see Erick Erickson is calling this the "McConnell Tax Hike" Everyone at RS is sad that the GOP has become a bunch of socialists.

I almost feel bad for McConnell. His idiotic base is impossible to please. To many of them, working with the President is a crime in itself. Bet you he gets a serious primary challenge because of this. One I think he survives but emerges wounded.

97 dragonath  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:15:51pm

re: #36 Gus

He's right about taxes.

You know, imagine if the GOP had given as much effort to simplifying the tax code as much as they have opposed Sandy recovery funds.

98 CuriousLurker  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:16:37pm

If this rep from NJ says "least" instead of "lest" one more time, I'm gonna scream.

99 calochortus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:17:10pm

re: #96 HappyWarrior

I almost feel bad for McConnell. His idiotic base is impossible to please. To many of them, working with the President is a crime in itself. Bet you he gets a serious primary challenge because of this. One I think he survives but emerges wounded.

I believe we call this 'reaping what you sow'. I don't think his constituents would care for having their taxes go up if McConnell didn't work out a compromise on the issue.

100 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:17:14pm

We've had prime rib cooking, ready to eat in 30 minutes or so, and my oldest pours herself a giant bowl of cereal because she's hungry now.

/headdesk

101 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:18:05pm

re: #88 Decatur Deb

Still? It's shelf-life should expire soon.

Not as long as western nations are still handing out lots of foreign aid or drilling for oil in dangerous places. Private military contractors are invaluable in such cases, since unlike sometimes unreliable local forces, PMCs stay bought for the duration of their contract.

102 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:18:11pm

re: #99 calochortus

I believe we call this 'reaping what you sow'. I don't think his constituents would care for having their taxes go up if McConnell didn't work out a compromise on the issue.

True.

103 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:18:56pm

re: #83 Dark_Falcon

Drones have serious limits, and their need for constant communications leaves them vulnerable to jamming, Anti-Radiation Missiles (ARMs) and Anti-Satellite (ASAT) weapons.

Yeah but there is clearly a future in robots taking over more functions in the military. And there will be enormous benefits both in lower costs and fewer injuries and deaths of soldiers. Industry has been transformed already, the military is next.

104 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:19:00pm

re: #101 Dark_Falcon

Not as long as western nations are still handing out lots of foreign aid or drilling for oil in dangerous places. Private military contractors are invaluable in such cases, since unlike sometimes unreliable local forces, PMCs stay bought for the duration of their contract.

Not Prince's organization, the name.

105 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:19:05pm

*sigh*

106 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:19:42pm

So many people are in denial that taxes will have to be raised for many, not just the few.

107 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:20:09pm

re: #105 Lidane

*sigh*

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Nah--check his name. He's just salting wounds.

108 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:22:08pm

re: #104 Decatur Deb

Not Prince's organization, the name.

Why would that go away?

109 b_sharp  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:25:54pm

re: #98 CuriousLurker

If this rep from NJ says "least" instead of "lest" one more time, I'm gonna scream.

Shhh. I'm trying to get a headache, but the booze isn't working yet.

110 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:26:15pm

re: #103 Mich-again

Yeah but there is clearly a future in robots taking over more functions in the military. And there will be enormous benefits both in lower costs and fewer injuries and deaths of soldiers. Industry has been transformed already, the military is next.

Some things will be changed, but it will depend on who is being fought and in what circumstances. Some the drone systems used against the Taliban could not be used against Iran, because Iran has countermeasures powerful enough to detect and/or destroy them. But even then, recon drones would still provide invaluable service, as would those intended to counter-IEDs. We already use Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) to detect and destroy mines, and some of the UUV exercises run recently were clearly aimed at a possible Iranian threat.

111 b_sharp  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:27:12pm

re: #100 Kragar

We've had prime rib cooking, ready to eat in 30 minutes or so, and my oldest pours herself a giant bowl of cereal because she's hungry now.

/headdesk

My grandkid does that.

I just look at it as more of the good food for me.

112 Bubblehead II  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:29:02pm

Night lizards. The Dark Dark Sides beckons. But I resist.

I leave with this wish. Be true to yourself

I think that those who have actually served, will understand..

113 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:29:34pm

re: #108 Dark_Falcon

Why would that go away?

Because they rebrand every time they fuck up.

114 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:29:52pm
115 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:32:57pm

re: #111 b_sharp

My grandkid does that.

I just look at it as more of the good food for me.

I made it clear that was her dinner.

116 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:33:42pm

re: #105 Lidane

The ISRA email you found has made its way to Joel Pollak and his merry band. the article uses the email as a primary source and does not cite any other source in talking about the alleged bill.

I hate rumor mills.

117 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:34:52pm

re: #110 Dark_Falcon

Some things will be changed, but it will depend on who is being fought and in what circumstances. Some the drone systems used against the Taliban could not be used against Iran, because Iran has countermeasures powerful enough to detect and/or destroy them. But even then, recon drones would still provide invaluable service, as would those intended to counter-IEDs. We already use Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) to detect and destroy mines, and some of the UUV exercises run recently were clearly aimed at a possible Iranian threat.

Someday there may be drone tanks and robot infantry soldiers. I wonder if the current pro-military types would approve?

118 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:35:15pm

I love it when Congress says "permanent".

Yeah, right.

The items in this bill are "permanent"... until the next law passed by Congress changes it.

119 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:36:28pm

re: #116 Dark_Falcon

The ISRA email you found has made its way to Joel Pollak and his merry band. the article uses the email as a primary source and does not cite any other source in talking about the alleged bill.

I hate rumor mills.

The Freepers and the rest of the idiots are convinced that Teh Ebil Chicago Macheen is going to take all their guns.

It would be hilarious if it wasn't so damn sad. These people are deeply stupid.

120 calochortus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:37:01pm

re: #118 freetoken

But at least there's a chance it will last a couple years...

121 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:37:39pm

Any way to find out how your Congressperson voted?

122 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:38:24pm

re: #117 Mich-again

Someday there may be drone tanks and robot infantry soldiers. I wonder if the current pro-military types would approve?

Not if they become self-aware.

123 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:39:36pm

re: #122 Decatur Deb

Not if they become self-aware.

The bigger problem is if Skynet Google becomes self-aware. Then we're all fucked.

124 dragonath  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:39:51pm

"Biggest tax increase in the history of the country"?

Ok...

Read my lips!

125 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:40:29pm

re: #121 HappyWarrior

Any way to find out how your Congressperson voted?

Check Megavote

126 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:41:03pm

Hahaha:

127 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:41:17pm

re: #125 Kragar

Check Megavote

Thanks.

128 blueraven  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:41:44pm

Finally...they are voting

129 dragonath  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:41:46pm

Vote's on.

130 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:41:48pm

re: #119 Lidane

The Freepers and the rest of the idiots are convinced that Teh Ebil Chicago Macheen is going to take all their guns.

It would be hilarious if it wasn't so damn sad. These people are deeply stupid.

We'll see what happens. There's a small chance the rumor is true, and Quinn is going to try some form of ban. Likely won't pass, though, since Illinois has too many people who are employed by gunmakers. But trying to pass such a bill in only 3 days isn't how things are done in this state, and a an as extreme as the one the ISRA speaks of wouldn't have the votes needed to pass. Lt. Gov. Cullerton wouldn't push a bill he knew didn't have the votes to pass in a case like this, which is why I think the rumor is baloney.

131 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:41:48pm

The problem with the Democratic leadership, in the House anyway, is clearly that they've been there too long. I'm not trying to be ageist, but several of these folk are past their prime.

For example Hoyer was just cut off in mid-sentence, a sentence he didn't complete because he was rambling on way too slowly.

We need energy at the top, dynamic individuals to take on the very large job of improving the policies and laws of this nation.

I realize it sounds harsh, but we have to come to terms here with why we get stuck in these situations. Fundamentally, with a nation our size there will be many different voices. Old ways of doing business aren't working.

(They're now into a 15 minute vote on the bill.)

132 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:41:52pm

re: #126 Lidane

Hahaha:

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Yeah make Bachmann who has never gotten a single bill signed into law the Speaker of the House. Steve King for Majority Leader!

133 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:42:30pm

re: #123 Lidane

The bigger problem is if Skynet Google becomes self-aware. Then we're all fucked.

Google perceives humanity through our search strings. If it ever becomes self aware, it will either become a Reddit porn peddler or nuke us to ash.

134 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:42:49pm

re: #131 freetoken

The problem with the Democratic leadership, in the House anyway, is clearly that they've been there too long. I'm not trying to be ageist, but several of these folk are past their prime.

For example Hoyer was just cut off in mid-sentence, a sentence he didn't complete because he was rambling on way too slowly.

We need energy at the top, dynamic individuals to take on the very large job of improving the policies and laws of this nation.

I realize it sounds harsh, but we have to come to terms here with why we get stuck in these situations. Fundamentally, with a nation our size there will be many different voices. Old ways of doing business aren't working.

(They're now into a 15 minute vote on the bill.)

They do need to get more younger. Probably will when Reid and Pelosi retire. I think this is Reid's last term.

135 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:43:05pm

re: #132 HappyWarrior

Yeah make Bachmann who has never gotten a single bill signed into law the Speaker of the House. Steve King for Majority Leader!

Stick Cantor and Ryan in the spotlight and watch them crumble.

136 dragonath  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:43:17pm

REP 29/41
DEM 51/4

137 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:43:17pm

On the vote totals, I love how some members will wait at the last minute, or change their vote.

I expect some Republicans will wait till the last minute to vote, to see if they really have to vote "yea".

138 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:43:52pm

re: #134 HappyWarrior

I was thinking of the House, not the Senate. The Senate has its own problems, not just with entrenched and very aged leadership.

139 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:43:56pm

re: #131 freetoken

The problem with the Democratic leadership, in the House anyway, is clearly that they've been there too long. I'm not trying to be ageist, but several of these folk are past their prime.

For example Hoyer was just cut off in mid-sentence, a sentence he didn't complete because he was rambling on way too slowly.

We need energy at the top, dynamic individuals to take on the very large job of improving the policies and laws of this nation.

I realize it sounds harsh, but we have to come to terms here with why we get stuck in these situations. Fundamentally, with a nation our size there will be many different voices. Old ways of doing business aren't working.

(They're now into a 15 minute vote on the bill.)

Yeah--let's get rid of Bernie Sanders and get a few more Rand Pauls.

140 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:44:54pm

re: #139 Decatur Deb

Again, Senators. I'm talking of the House, which seems much more machinery-controlled.

141 b_sharp  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:45:24pm

re: #126 Lidane

Hahaha:

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These have to be parodies, don't they?

142 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:45:27pm

re: #138 freetoken

I was thinking of the House, not the Senate. The Senate has its own problems, not just with entrenched and very aged leadership.

Ah gotcha. My bad. You did clearly specify the House. Would be curious to see the current whips and ranking committee members are. Imagine those are the type of people being groomed for leadership down the road.

143 BongCrodny  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:45:28pm

re: #126 Lidane

Hahaha:

@MicheleBachmann for #Speaker of the House

Boehner vs. Insoehner.

144 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:45:44pm

re: #132 HappyWarrior

Yeah make Bachmann who has never gotten a single bill signed into law the Speaker of the House. Steve King for Majority Leader!

re: #135 Kragar

Stick Cantor and Ryan in the spotlight and watch them crumble.

Fuck it. Throw 'em all into Thunderdome and see who comes out alive:

145 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:46:09pm

re: #135 Kragar

Stick Cantor and Ryan in the spotlight and watch them crumble.

Yep. Would love to see Cantor actually have to do something rather than just grandstand and be the Tea Party's errand boy.

146 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:46:26pm

re: #140 freetoken

Again, Senators. I'm talking of the House, which seems much more machinery-controlled.

OK, let's mourn the loss of Allan West's vibrant energy. Derp is not age-related.

147 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:46:27pm

re: #144 Lidane

re: #135 Kragar

Fuck it. Throw 'em all into Thunderdome and see who comes out alive:

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Ha, why the fuck not.

148 Gus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:46:44pm

Please wait while the next available agent gets with you.

149 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:46:56pm

re: #141 b_sharp

These have to be parodies, don't they?

I keep telling myself they can't be serious. Sadly, most of them are.

150 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:46:57pm

re: #135 Kragar

Stick Cantor and Ryan in the spotlight and watch them crumble.

Ryan's best where he is. He's most capable dealing with details and planning, and needs to develop his organizational skills before he'll be ready to be speaker.

151 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:46:58pm

re: #131 freetoken

The problem with the Democratic leadership, in the House anyway, is clearly that they've been there too long. I'm not trying to be ageist, but several of these folk are past their prime.

My representative is John Dingell who is 86 and is decades past his prime. It is ridiculous that he is still on the job in Washington.

152 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:47:42pm

re: #150 Dark_Falcon

Ryan's best where he is. He's most capable dealing with details and planning, and needs to develop his organizational skills before he'll be ready to be speaker.

Ryan's just happy he still has a job after tethering himself to Romney.

153 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:48:08pm

re: #144 Lidane

re: #135 Kragar

Fuck it. Throw 'em all into Thunderdome and see who comes out alive:

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Break a deal, spin the wheel!

154 wilburs  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:48:14pm

re: #150 Dark_Falcon

say what?

155 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:48:15pm

Krauthammer: Cliff deal ‘surrender’

The Senate-passed fiscal cliff bill that House Republicans now are debating is a “complete rout for Democrats” and ‘“complete surrender” for the GOP, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday.

156 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:48:42pm

re: #150 Dark_Falcon

Ryan's best where he is. He's most capable dealing with details and planning, and needs to develop his organizational skills before he'll be ready to be speaker.

I think Kragar was talking about possibly being Majority Leader if Cantor gets his little coup. Not impressed with Ryan at all. Two bills passed his whole career in Congress? The guy would be just another fish in the old Congressional sea if it wasn't for the Ryan Budget Plan which shouldn't be taken serious by anyone which includes him because he's even conceded that it was "just to get the conversation started."

157 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:48:44pm

re: #151 Mich-again

My representative is John Dingell who is 86 and is decades past his prime. It is ridiculous that he is still on the job in Washington.

He left in 2011, I thought.

158 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:49:16pm

re: #153 Dark_Falcon

Break a deal, spin the wheel!

"Bust a deal, face the wheel", you calamitous neanderthal!

159 b_sharp  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:49:29pm

re: #149 Lidane

I keep telling myself they can't be serious. Sadly, most of them are.

Headache forming well.

160 calochortus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:49:40pm

re: #155 Kragar

They both lost? Or am I not understanding Charles correctly?

161 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:50:06pm

re: #146 Decatur Deb

But I'm not really talking about "derp", per se, but how Congress has over time become less able to accomplish what is needed.

This problem didn't start in 2010.

Remember what happened in 2009? Why did the Republicans successfully tie Obama's hands in 2010? Because in 2009, under Pelosi's leadership the House didn't pass a Budget as it ought to have, and so we had to live with wrangled continuing resolutions.

There's a deep problem here. Institutionally Congress is not showing the ability to change with the times. And that is why we are getting stuck with unsolved issues that call for legislation but which languish in no-man's land.

162 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:50:16pm

re: #151 Mich-again

My representative is John Dingell who is 86 and is decades past his prime. It is ridiculous that he is still on the job in Washington.

From what I understand his father had the seat when the Congressional seat was created so that seat is literally in his blood.

163 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:50:16pm

re: #160 calochortus

They both lost? Or am I not understanding Charles correctly?

They forced a rout by surrendering, or something.

164 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:50:43pm

re: #158 Kragar

"Bust a deal, face the wheel", you calamitous neanderthal!

I thought that was it, but I could not be sure.

165 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:50:44pm

re: #157 Dark_Falcon

He left in 2011, I thought.

No JD is still in office and across town, 83 year old John Conyers is another (D) representative who is decades past his prime.

166 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:51:40pm

A lot of Reps are holding out to the last minute.

167 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:51:54pm

re: #163 Kragar

They forced a rout by surrendering, or something.

Just bad phrasing--the 'rout' was imposed by the Dems, per CK.

168 Kronocide  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:51:57pm

Impressive how irrelevant Obama is. And he still destroyed the GOP.

Imagine if he was effective.

169 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:51:59pm

re: #155 Kragar

Krauthammer: Cliff deal ‘surrender’

What? was he advocating a Thelma and Louise finish??

170 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:52:04pm

re: #165 Mich-again

No JD is still in office and across town, 83 year old John Conyers is another (D) representative who is decades past his prime.

Maybe his district moved. I know of him mostly because he's an NRA Life Member and for many years was on that organization's board of directors.

171 BongCrodny  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:53:15pm

re: #169 Mich-again

What? was he advocating a Thelma and Louise finish??

You haven't crashed until you've landed.

172 calochortus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:53:21pm

re: #163 Kragar

re: #167 Decatur Deb

So it was a rout by the Dems, not for them. Which I actually kind of suspected.

173 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:53:22pm

We've got 72 year old Frank Wolf here. Been in this seat since before my folks even met. He's not senile but we could use a new Congressman. It would be an interesting race if the seat became open because Obama's won this district both times and Warner and Kaine both carried in their Senate and Governor elections but it went to McDonnell in the last governor election. A lot would depend on the quality of candidate found which I think would improve if Wolf wasn't running. Wolf's got a reputation for being very good with constituent services, one that I agree with for that matter even if I disagree with what he stands for.

174 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:53:23pm
175 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:53:23pm

re: #161 freetoken

But I'm not really talking about "derp", per se, but how Congress has over time become less able to accomplish what is needed.

This problem didn't start in 2010.

Remember what happened in 2009? Why did the Republicans successfully tie Obama's hands in 2010? Because in 2009, under Pelosi's leadership the House didn't pass a Budget as it ought to have, and so we had to live with wrangled continuing resolutions.

There's a deep problem here. Institutionally Congress is not showing the ability to change with the times. And that is why we are getting stuck with unsolved issues that call for legislation but which languish in no-man's land.

It goes a lot deeper than age or time in office. We're not asking them to unload banana boats.

176 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:53:34pm

Just got back from Les Mis. It was pretty good. Ann Hathaway's performance singing I dreamed a dream was unbelievable. I was impress.

177 calochortus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:53:45pm

re: #169 Mich-again

What? was he advocating a Thelma and Louise finish??

Naturally.

178 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:54:16pm

re: #176 Holidays are Family Fun Time

Just got back from Les Mis. It was pretty good. Ann Hathaway's performance singing I dreamed a dream was unbelievable. I was impress.

She's cute. Nice sense of humor too. Loved the video she did with Samuel L. Jackson for Funny Or Die about their two movies.

179 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:56:20pm

re: #178 HappyWarrior

Jackson: “You try being a black man in the south in the 1800s. I bet you couldn’t handle being a black man in the south right now!”
Hathaway: “When there’s a French whore in the White House, then we can talk.”
Jackson: “You say that like there’s never been a French whore in the White House.”

180 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:57:01pm

9 more votes needed

181 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:57:12pm

1more

182 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:57:23pm

passed

183 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:58:43pm

re: #176 Holidays are Family Fun Time

Just got back from Les Mis. It was pretty good. Ann Hathaway's performance singing I dreamed a dream was unbelievable. I was impress.

Wife went and said she said it was OK but that Russel Crowe could not sing at all and had no business getting that part.

184 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:58:43pm

re: #182 freetoken

passed

and the high pitched keening begins... NOW!

185 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:59:00pm
186 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:59:40pm

re: #184 Kragar

and the high pitched keening begins... NOW!

187 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 7:59:40pm

re: #185 Lidane

82 GOP yea votes, but time has run out but the voting continues...

188 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:00:34pm

re: #186 Lidane

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They've been revolting for years.

189 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:01:01pm
190 calochortus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:01:13pm

re: #184 Kragar

and the high pitched keening begins... NOW!

Nah, it's a call to arms over at FR.

I’m watching the vote right now, and I honestly can’t believe any republican are voting for this. I knew some of them were stupid, but I had no clue so many were.

Armed revolt is our only logical choice.

8 posted on Tue Jan 1 19:50:55 2013 by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Sporke

Agree 100%. Bloodless coup has officially taken place. All talk no action. Elections mean nothing now....all fraudulent. Lock and load America....our guns are next.

21 posted on Tue Jan 1 19:56:48 2013 by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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A bunch of them are also going to leave the GOP since it's so liberal.

191 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:01:25pm

gaveled

192 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:02:03pm

re: #150 Dark_Falcon

Ryan's best where he is. He's most capable dealing with details and planning, and needs to develop his organizational skills before he'll be ready to be speaker.

Ryan's chances of being Speaker someday just decreased:

I expect him to get primaried in 2014.

193 Kronocide  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:02:12pm

re: #188 Kragar

They've been revoUlting for years.

There, mo bettah.

194 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:02:54pm

re: #190 calochortus

Nah, it's a call to arms over at FR.

A bunch of them are also going to leave the GOP since it's so liberal.

Bloodless coup? Hey asshole a majority of us voted for Obama and if you try to overthrow our democratically elected president and replace him with someone you want, we will fight you for that tooth and nail. This is our country too fuckwads.

195 Mattand  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:03:04pm
196 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:03:32pm

re: #194 HappyWarrior

Bloodless coup? Hey asshole a majority of us voted for Obama and if you try to overthrow our democratically elected president and replace him with someone you want, we will fight you for that tooth and nail. This is our country too fuckwads.

But you can't be a real American if you're a liberal.
///

197 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:03:48pm

re: #195 Mattand

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They really do needed to be reminded of that. The majority of the American people rejected them at the polls in November. Get the fuck over it.

198 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:04:02pm

re: #196 Kragar

But you can't be a real American if you're a liberal.
///

But I can be a real Frenchman!

199 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:04:04pm

re: #192 Lidane

Ryan's chances of being Speaker someday just decreased:

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I expect him to get primaried in 2014.

Then he has to face that challenge. This had to be done and what it costs is what it costs.

200 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:04:06pm

re: #195 Mattand

I can't believe you misspelled cookie.

Hang your head in shame.

201 wilburs  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:04:39pm

re: #192 Lidane

I think Ryan will do a DeMint and hit the wingnut welfare trail in a few years, he has little future in politics

202 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:04:44pm

re: #194 HappyWarrior

Bloodless coup? Hey asshole a majority of us voted for Obama and if you try to overthrow our democratically elected president and replace him with someone you want, we will fight you for that tooth and nail. This is our country too fuckwads.

But we have to do it with 5-shot mags. We're liberal, after all.

203 blueraven  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:05:02pm

Yea Nay
R 85 151
D 172 16

204 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:05:08pm

Let the self-flagellation commence!

205 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:05:14pm

re: #201 wilburs

Yeah, Ryan could always go over to Heritage and get a pay boost.

206 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:05:22pm

re: #201 wilburs

I think Ryan will do a DeMint and hit the wingnut welfare trail in a few years, he has little future in politics

He knows nothing else but a career in government though. I don't totally disagree though.

207 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:05:44pm

re: #186 Lidane

Time for a peasants revolt.

Ha. Wrong film analogy. Not Les Miserables, this is more like the Lion King. The GOP is Uncle Scar and the GOP base are his dopey hyenas.

208 Mattand  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:05:45pm

re: #200 Kragar

I can't believe you misspelled cookie.

Hang your head in shame.

LOL, just saw that. How much you wanna bet that gets harped on, on the outside chance I get a response?

209 calochortus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:05:54pm

re: #194 HappyWarrior

Bloodless coup? Hey asshole a majority of us voted for Obama and if you try to overthrow our democratically elected president and replace him with someone you want, we will fight you for that tooth and nail. This is our country too fuckwads.

Don't be silly-you're not a Real American™ so your vote shouldn't count.

Fraud! Stolen election!

210 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:06:12pm

re: #201 wilburs

I think Ryan will do a DeMint and hit the wingnut welfare trail in a few years, he has little future in politics

Former VP candidate, sitting Congressman -- he's right in line for a TV pundit job or a position at a think tank.

211 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:06:15pm

Bill passes, 257-167.

212 Pawn of the Oppressor  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:06:17pm

re: #190 calochortus

I wonder if Free Republic is like the old joke about chatting with "teen girls" on the internet, that they're all child porn investigators... Like, how many posters on FR are actually undercover FBI?

If our security apparatus works at all, everybody posting there is on a watch list, or the place is monitored by Secret Service, FBI, what have you.

213 jaunte  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:06:27pm

re: #208 Mattand

Tell them you're hanging your head in sham.

214 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:06:58pm

re: #205 freetoken

Yeah, Ryan could always go over to Heritage and get a pay boost.

Can't wear your baseball cap backwards at Heritage--dress code, and all.

Besides, they need Ryan's Young Blood in the House.

215 Mattand  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:07:02pm

re: #213 jaunte

Tell them you're hanging your head in sham.

I wil.

216 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:07:08pm

re: #210 Lidane

Former VP candidate, sitting Congressman -- he's right in line for a TV pundit job or a position at a think tank.

You know there's a book in the works too with some lame title.

217 dragonath  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:08:03pm

Can't wait until someone tells us that God has rescinded his protection of America.

218 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:08:29pm

re: #217 dragonath

Can't wait until someone tells us that God has rescinded his protection of America.

Matter of when not if but yeah.

219 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:08:32pm

re: #211 Dark_Falcon

Bill passes, 257-167.

220 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:09:20pm

re: #217 dragonath

Can't wait until someone tells us that God has rescinded his protection of America.

They said that after Sandy and Newtown. It's a lame song and I doubt it gets any real airplay this time around.

221 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:09:30pm

I wonder if they'll now drag on for hours congratulating themselves?

Or maybe they'll just head on over the bar.

222 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:09:33pm

Senate and House are doing New Year's partying wrong.

223 calochortus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:09:38pm

re: #212 Pawn of the Oppressor

I wonder if Free Republic is like the old joke about chatting with "teen girls" on the internet, that they're all child porn investigators... Like, how many posters on FR are actually undercover FBI?

If our security apparatus works at all, everybody posting there is on a watch list, or the place is monitored by Secret Service, FBI, what have you.

LOL. I actually am vaguely acquainted with someone who posts there from time to time (mostly about the moral degeneration of Our Great Nation, not guns and insurrection) All plans and talk and no action in many aspects of life.

224 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:09:45pm

re: #216 HappyWarrior

You know there's a book in the works too with some lame title.

Something based on an Ayn Rand work.

225 wilburs  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:09:56pm

re: #214 Decatur Deb

Can't wear your baseball cap backwards at Heritage--dress code, and all.

Besides, they need Ryan's Young Blood in the House.

You don't get anywhere in leadership by thinking or looking pretty, Boner and McConnell are fundraisers and got where they are by serving their clients. I don't see Ryan doing that
Plus, he seems kind of dumb to me

226 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:10:02pm

re: #220 Dark_Falcon

They said that after Sandy and Newtown. It's a lame song and I doubt it gets any real airplay this time around.

Nah crazy preacher end time types will always get airplay. They may be nuts but they're good at PR.

227 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:10:31pm
228 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:10:52pm
229 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:11:09pm

re: #224 Kragar

Something based on an Ayn Rand work.

You are John Galt
Atlas Weeped

230 Interesting Times  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:11:16pm
231 calochortus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:11:56pm

re: #227 Lidane

[Embedded content]

LOLOLOL-President Ryan?

232 HoosierHoops  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:11:59pm

re: #189 Kragar

[Embedded content]

You know what Fisher? Stick with religion cause you suck politically.

233 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:12:06pm

re: #229 HappyWarrior

You are John Galt
Atlas Weeped

The Value of Derpishness

234 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:12:08pm

When Paul Ryan has become insufficiently conservative for you. It's time to take a moment and reflect that maybe just maybe your views are way outside the mainstream.

235 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:12:16pm

re: #229 HappyWarrior

You are John Galt
Atlas Weeped

Furslushinghead

236 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:12:23pm

re: #232 A Man for all Seasons

You know what Fisher? Stick with religion cause you suck politically.

He sucks there too.

237 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:12:29pm

re: #233 Kragar

The Value of Derpishness

Greedy Dickhead Blues

238 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:12:47pm

re: #232 A Man for all Seasons

You know what Fisher? Stick with religion cause you suck politically.

Actually, he sucks at religion too.

239 Mattand  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:12:51pm

re: #229 HappyWarrior

You are John Galt
Atlas Weeped

I Am Fountainhead, and So Can You

240 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:14:00pm

re: #239 Mattand

I Am Fountainhead, and So Can You

For the new Anti-Intellectual

241 jaunte  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:14:23pm
242 wilburs  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:14:45pm

re: #239 Mattand

I Am Fountainhead, and So Can You

LOL

I might buy that one

243 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:15:27pm

An even worse nightmare on the horizon for the Derp Squad is that all of this will work.

244 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:15:28pm

Lots of "unfinished business" in the dock.

Every time I see them do the assembly-line bit on these bills I'm reminded of the scene from Caligula where Caesar mindlessly stamps his seal on bill after bill.

245 calochortus  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:15:45pm

Self awareness comes to FR:

To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
all we have is secession but all are to scared to fight and unite just whine on message boards

37 posted on Tue Jan 1 20:01:43 2013 by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

246 blueraven  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:16:01pm

Obama to speak soon on passage of bill.

247 jaunte  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:16:05pm
248 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:16:27pm

re: #244 freetoken

Lots of "unfinished business" in the dock.

Every time I see them do the assembly-line bit on these bills I'm reminded of the scene from Caligula where Caesar mindlessly stamps his seal on bill after bill.

Must have been in one of the parts I fast forwarded through.

249 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:16:49pm

re: #247 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Sucks for them haha. That's what happens when you refuse to compromise.

250 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:16:54pm
251 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:16:56pm

re: #183 Mich-again

Wife went and said she said it was OK but that Russel Crowe could not sing at all and had no business getting that part.

I was surprised at all the male vocal performances. It's as if they were intentionally held back. None of them hit those notes that sizzle your spine they way the female vocals do. I know Jackman can do it, so I was wondering why the film performance seemed they way it did.

Crowe was disappointing, but I didn't know if it was because of his singing or the directing.

252 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:17:21pm

re: #250 Lidane

[Embedded content]

Go for it and watch her lose 40 states. And then tell me that you lost because she wasn't conservative enough.

253 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:17:27pm

re: #244 freetoken

Lots of "unfinished business" in the dock.

Every time I see them do the assembly-line bit on these bills I'm reminded of the scene from Caligula where Caesar mindlessly stamps his seal on bill after bill.

Or the railway agent in Closely Watched Trains.

254 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:17:29pm

re: #244 freetoken

Lots of "unfinished business" in the dock.

Every time I see them do the assembly-line bit on these bills I'm reminded of the scene from Caligula where Caesar mindlessly stamps his seal on bill after bill.

That's how Congress works; there are a number of things they have to do before Thursday to wrap matters up.

255 Mattand  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:17:50pm
256 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:18:02pm

Unleash Your Inner John Galt: a guide to self-sufficiency and infrastructure terrorism.

From the author of Unleash Your Inner Howard Roark: a guide to hitting and hitting on ladies, and also navigating the world of semi-consensual sex acts.

257 Lidane  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:18:46pm
258 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:18:59pm

What was that serial killer Rand called the ideal man? Someone more witty than I come up with a funny title involving him.

259 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:19:39pm

I don't know who's more pathetic. The GOP congresscritters or their base.

260 Kragar  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:20:02pm

re: #258 HappyWarrior

What was that serial killer Rand called the ideal man? Someone more witty than I come up with a funny title involving him.

William Edward Hickman

261 freetoken  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:20:17pm

"Request for 1 minute speeches".

Oh, sure...

262 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:20:23pm

re: #259 HappyWarrior

I don't know who's more pathetic. The GOP congresscritters or their base.

One of those two groups doesn't derive monetary benefit from being crazy and dumb...

263 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:21:36pm

re: #262 The Ghost of a Flea

One of those two groups doesn't derive monetary benefit from being crazy and dumb...

True that. It's actually kinda sad because your average American is going to benefit from this deal much more than they would if the Republicans had gotten what they wanted. And still they'll blame Obama because there will still be taxes.

264 dragonath  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:21:36pm

Oh, she's really "leaving this body"...

Sounds like an euphemism.

265 Mattand  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:22:22pm

re: #260 Kragar

William Edward Hickman

Man, I just looked up this guy and Rand's fascination of him. Yeesh. Just when you think Rand couldn't get more creepy...

266 makeitstop  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:22:29pm

re: #250 Lidane

@SarahPalinUSA 2016 anyone?

Please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please....

267 Mich-again  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:22:39pm

re: #244 freetoken

Lots of "unfinished business" in the dock.

Every time I see them do the assembly-line bit on these bills I'm reminded of the scene from Caligula where Caesar mindlessly stamps his seal on bill after bill.

Keep in mind when the Tea Party takes a hit in Washington then they double up their efforts in the State legislatures. The Tea Party/ALEC/Rick Snyder alliance in Michigan are probably burning midnight oil getting a dozen bills ready for tomorrow morning.

268 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:24:00pm

re: #265 Mattand

Man, I just looked up this guy and Rand's fascination of him. Yeesh. Just when you think Rand couldn't get more creepy...

Yeah I pretty much got startled when I read the "killed and dismembered a twelve year old girl" part. Rand and her philosophy really are repulsive. Disturbing how influential she is in many conservative circles.

269 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:24:19pm

re: #260 Kragar

William Edward Hickman

Unleash Your Inner Bill Hickman: because seriously, why should I care about other lumps of human meat unless I want to fuck them?

270 wilburs  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:25:40pm

re: #268 HappyWarrior

Yeah I pretty much got startled when I read the "killed and dismembered a twelve year old girl" part. Rand and her philosophy really are repulsive. Disturbing how influential she is in many conservative circles.

In her time she was pretty much despised by regular conservatives, especially the National Review types, but that seems forgotten now

271 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:26:41pm

re: #270 wilburs

In her time she was pretty much despised by regular conservatives, especially the National Review types, but that seems forgotten now

Yeah. Probably because they actually heard her views on religion and social issues. Today's conservatives hear that selfishness is a virtue and charity is to be frowned on and they think "Wow the philosopher for me."

272 wilburs  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:29:58pm

re: #271 HappyWarrior

Yeah. Probably because they actually heard her views on religion and social issues. Today's conservatives hear that selfishness is a virtue and charity is to be frowned on and they think "Wow the philosopher for me."

yeah

First and foremost it was the atheism, as at the time Christian Conservatism was being promoted.
Then the anti war stance, and then the general assholery.

there was a pretty good book by a historian at UVA that was published a year or two ago that went into this in some detail

273 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:34:36pm

re: #272 wilburs

yeah

First and foremost it was the atheism, as at the time Christian Conservatism was being promoted.
Then the anti war stance, and then the general assholery.

there was a pretty good book by a historian at UVA that was published a year or two ago that went into this in some detail

Sounds interesting. It really is interested for me to hear conservatives say that they're influenced by both Rand and the Bible. You saw it with Ryan until he realized he was being groomed and then he realized he couldn't be seen as a Rand fan boy because I doubt they would want him answering questions about the less than savory parts of Rand's philosophy namely the disdain for charity and religion.

274 wilburs  Tue, Jan 1, 2013 8:38:50pm

re: #273 HappyWarrior

Sounds interesting. It really is interested for me to hear conservatives say that they're influenced by both Rand and the Bible. You saw it with Ryan until he realized he was being groomed and then he realized he couldn't be seen as a Rand fan boy because I doubt they would want him answering questions about the less than savory parts of Rand's philosophy namely the disdain for charity and religion.

My opinion is that he actually knew little about her despite his fanboy attitude, and when he found out some of these things he head to backtrack.

As I said before, I think he is pretty dumb.


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