"This Thing of Ours" by pablo December 31, 2009

The "Dapper Don" would see all the rackets run by big time corporate bag men, and be amazed that he wasted his life criminally grabbing millions, when he could have dealt with billions legally doing credit default swaps, doctored accounting and multiple Ponzi schemes. If he would have taken the corporate path instead of La Cosa Nostra, he would love that there would be no FBI stakeouts at the Bergin Wall Street Hunt and Fish Club, and no wiretaps or hidden microphones planted in his meeting places, because no one in the Governments thinks that those kinds of dealings need any new regulations! He'd be a captain of industry, instead of an out of work mobster.

Hmmm..Fear or Lust? by pablo December 30, 2009

Treason Dejour by pablo December 30, 2009

No one is running TSA, thanks to a GOP Senator

Amboy Dope by pablo December 29, 2009

Interviewed by a magazine while performing in London, who the fuck wants to see this madman?

Opposite of Progressive by pablo December 29, 2009

The Newt of the Regressive Wing of the
Republican Party

Sounds like a winning scenerio Newtie!
Go for it, and drag all of the other losers with you!

Pledge Allegiance to the $ by pablo December 28, 2009

On a Wingnut and a Prayer by pablo December 27, 2009

And for something completely different...
Fox's Laura Ingraham Godwins the Tax Debate

Fly in the Buff! by pablo December 27, 2009

Let's Let the Marketplace
Solve Terrorist Threats!

Fascinating first hand story of the pants burning attempted terrorist airliner attack
(It's a wonder Bush didn't cause the destruction of Air Force One, considering how many times HIS pants were on fire!)

Twisted Logic by pablo December 24, 2009


Does Arm Twisting Qualify as Torture?

Take the Middle Road by pablo December 23, 2009

Is Obama's Problem That He Just Doesn't Want to Deal with Conflict?

He's Still Standin' Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! by pablo December 23, 2009

Sen Coburn Obviously Asking for Sen. Byrd's Death!

Upset Teabagger Finds His Aim Isn't True!

Hark the Harkin Angel Sings! by pablo December 23, 2009

Sen Tom Harkin is "Considering"
Re-introducing His 1995 Bill
to End the Filibuster.


The filibuster is a self-imposed Senate rule, and, as James Fallows details here , it hasn't always been such a factor in Senate business. Filibustering was rare for most of the Senate's first two centuries, though perhaps more effective; for much of that period, backers needed 67 votes to overcome a filibuster.

The Senate changed the rules in 1975, so that it would only take 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. Not too long after that – beginning roughly around the time Bill Clinton came into office – filibustering went from a rare maneuver to common practice. It's been particularly popular among Senate Republicans in the most recent Congress, as Norman Ornstein illustrates here .

"Republicans have invoked filibusters or used other delaying tactics on controversial issues like Medicare prescription drugs, the war in Iraq, and domestic surveillance—and on non-controversial issues like ethics reform and electronic campaign disclosure," he notes.

Now there is growing momentum to change the filibuster rule – which, opponents are quick to point out, is not written into the Constitution. Earlier this month, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) told reporters he is considering re-introducing a bill to significantly soften the power of the filibuster .

Harkin first introduced his bill in 1995 – with Connecticut independent Sen. Joe Lieberman as a co-sponsor. Lieberman, of course, recently leveraged the threat of not voting with Democrats in order to get major concessions on the health care bill, something he would not have been able to do without the current filibuster rules.

Harkin's bill keeps the 60-vote rule for the first vote but lessens it with each subsequent vote – after a week of debate, he suggested, the number of votes needed to defeat a filibuster would drop to 57. That process would continue until the simple majority of 51 votes was needed to end debate.
CBS News

A Penny Saved by pablo December 21, 2009

Activist Judges?
How 'bout an Activist POTUS!

McLoser! by pablo December 20, 2009

is Mother Nature's Way of Saying

Hmm... I don't seem to see John Kerry, Al Gore, Bob Dole, George H. W. Bush or any of the LOSERS of the past 50 years being trotted out every Sunday to speak as some kind of expert on why the current President is wrong, and undeserving of his office.
John McCain is a Loser, I repeat...LOSER

It's Empty, Schmucks ! by pablo December 20, 2009

Get Your War On! by pablo December 20, 2009

No Pagan Christmas Trees in the Bills House!
Just the Agony Which Brings Ecstasy!

(You should see Mel Gibson's!
Gotta have a blood splatter expert!)

Health Care Blues by pablo December 19, 2009

Let's Give it Up for Teddy!

Johnny Cash in the studio
As a former old (as opposed to still young) musician, and recording studio owner, (see humble beginnings below),
there is always that second chance to get it right. Of course you have to have gotten the basic tracks down before you go about trying to put lipstick on that pig!
So the ghost of Ted has spoken,
and that's good enough for me. Pass this sucker, and then lets re-rack it, and punch in some takes, and "fix- it-in-the-mix!"


Revved Up Like a Douche by pablo December 19, 2009

Jerked Around by Jerks

Mama always told me not to look into the eye's of the sun.
But mama, that's where the fun is!

Joe Smalley by pablo December 18, 2009


WATCH: Franken Shuts Lieberman Up On The Senate Floor

S.O.T.Y by pablo December 18, 2009

I am not one to pass up a leeching opportunity..

Below by bluegal of
Crooks and Liars


OY! by pablo December 18, 2009

A Progressive's Dilemma

Fish or Cut....uhh...Slack?

Change! by pablo December 17, 2009

Jihad! by pablo December 16, 2009

Just a few months ago this would
have been considered treason !

Joefinger by pablo December 15, 2009

Bunch-A-Wimps by pablo December 15, 2009

Liebermans Rules

How I feel today:
Like it was November 4, 2008, I just woke up, and my candidate lost.
Next election, I might just vote for the enemy, just for spite.

I think one answer here is that Lieberman isn't actually all that smart. He speaks, and seems to think, exclusively in terms of generalities and broad statements of principle. But there's little evidence that he's a sharp or clear thinker, and certainly no evidence that he knows or cares about the details of health care reform. At one point during the 2000 recount, the Gore campaign explained to Lieberman why lowering standards for military ballots would be totally unfair and illegal, and Lieberman proceeded to go on television and subvert the campaign's position. Gore loyalists interpreted this as a sellout, but perhaps the more plausible explanation was that Lieberman—who, after all, badly wanted to be vice-President—just didn't understand the details of the Gore position well enough to defend it. The guy was taken apart by Dick Cheney in the 2000 veep debate.
Jonathan Chiat

The Man With No Morals by pablo December 14, 2009

Your Mistake Is Assuming Lieberman Has Principles

Lieberdickman! by pablo December 14, 2009

First the Bad News
Lieberman Will Veto His Own Compromise

The Good News
Sen. Tom Harkin Tells Reporters He May Reintroduce A Bill To End Filibusters

Pine Enema by pablo December 14, 2009

Lost in a Netherworld by pablo December 13, 2009


I'm sure everyone has a story like this to relate, but I get a chance to illustrate it!

Yesterday I was in a big box mega retailer, waiting in line behind a cell phone gabbing middle aged female that was having a tough time dealing with here credit card payment. When it seemed like her purchase was finally completed, she headed to the door..

The cashier yelled at the greeter (location giveaway) that the woman needed to return and sign for her purchase. Slightly miffed, but still gabbing, the lady returned, signed, and headed, again for the door.
With an "Oh my god", the cashier called to the greeter to get the woman's attention for a second time, and have her return to take the bag, containing her purchases, that she had left laying on the counter.
With nary a break in her conversation, she returned, picked up the bag, and exited to the parking lot, climbed in her SUV and head off into the world, with, I imagine, nary a thought about speed, stop lights, nor other pesky vehicles!

It's Hard Work! by pablo December 12, 2009

Well...This Explains it All!

Not For 3 YEARS!
There's no other way to say it: Barack Obama, a once-in-a-generation political talent whose graceful conquest of America's racial dragons en route to the White House inspired the entire world, has for some reason allowed his presidency to be hijacked by sniveling, low-rent shitheads.
Matt Tiabbi

The Sanford Syndrome by pablo December 12, 2009

Value Voters Don't Give a Crap About Adultery...
As Long As You Are Republican!

"Where do you think these folks stood on impeaching Bill Clinton? It's clear there is forgiveness for politicians who cheat on their wives and abuse state resources to do so- as long as they're Republicans. "

You Dig? by pablo December 11, 2009

"If the Treasury were to fill old bottles with bank-notes, bury them at suitable depths in disused coal-mines which are then filled up to the surface with town rubbish, and leave it to private enterprise on well-tried principles of laissez-faire to dig the notes up again (the right to do so being obtained, of course, by tendering for leases of the note-bearing territory), there need be no more unemployment and, with the help of repercussions, the real income of the community, and its capital wealth, would probably become a good deal greater than it actually is."

Stocks! by pablo December 10, 2009

Goldman Sachs Alters Its Bonus Policy to Quell Uproar

Speechless! by pablo December 9, 2009

Sarah Palin's Writes (!?) Climate Change Op-Ed for
Daily Shopper's Newspaper!

Flying None by pablo December 8, 2009

Palin Plane Tour: Using Private Jet, Forcing Staff To Take Bus

Special on Senate...Aisle 3! by pablo December 8, 2009

Public Option...Pfffffft!

Fruit Salad! by pablo December 8, 2009

You Say Tomato
and I Say Tomato!

(and Dan Quayle Says Tomatoe)
Free Jeremiah Wobbe!

Man Throws Tomatoes At Sarah Palin, Gets Arrested

Is there a defense fund yet?

Flake Gone Nutz! by pablo December 7, 2009

Breakfast of Wingnutz!

The Peak of the Peter Principle by pablo December 2, 2009

The Senate in the Looking Glass

Uhh... How About Sen. Tom Coburn For a Starter
(but there are about 80-90 others)

Past is Present by pablo December 1, 2009

The Way Backwards

President Huckabee? by pablo December 1, 2009

Ecumenical Huck


Pardon Me? by pablo December 1, 2009

Huckabee's Huckleberry Diety
Keep the Sinning Down!

Huckabee's God Delusion

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