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Longtime election integrity and GOTV activist. Adept at whupping bricks upside heads.

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The Steubenville Rape Grand Jury has issued its first indictment.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/07/steubenville-rape/2939759/ William Rhinaman, an IT guy who worked for the Steubenville school system, has been charged with tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, obstructing official business and perjury. And the AG has said the “investigation continues”.

A hopeful sign. Keep your eyes peeled, folks. There’s lots of other “adults” in the town who need jailing.

If you're not buying Obamacare, stop saying you are. OK?


I have seen a fair few people (here and elsewhere) who are holding up increased employer-based health plan costs and saying that their “ACA” or “Obamacare” costs more than their “old plan". Let’s clear this up:

Number A: The only people buying “Obamacare” are those who are shopping on the exchanges. If you’re getting any other benefits due to the ACA (lifetime caps, kids on your plan till 26, etc.) but are not buying insurance from the exchanges, you are not buying Obamacare.

Letter 2: Most of us (80% or better) aren’t able to buy Obamacare. So blame any and all increases on your greedhead employer or scum-sucking insurance company, because that’s what you had before, and that’s what you still have.

More at the link.

While Congress wastes time and screws the economy, Obama goes ahead and gets the job done


He ordered the arrest of an al-Qaeda leader who we’ve been looking for since 1998, and we got him. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57606209/embassy-bombings-figure-nabbed-by-delta-force-in-libya/ He also ordered an attack on another such terrorist leader: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/world/africa/Al-Qaeda-Suspect-Wanted-in-US-Said-to-Be-Taken-in-Libya.html?_r=0 No word yet on success or failure in that case.

Meanwhile, Congress busies itself in silly and counter-productive political theatre that serves no purpose except to pad their own bank accounts at the expense of yours and mine. You may not like Obama, but at least he’s doing his job.

And that, Gentle Reader, tells you all you need to know about the current political crisis in Dizzy City. One man works at his elected job. Hundreds of others do not. Who are you going to trust?

Bill is a fucking jackass (Obamacare allegory)

Found this on CeeeDub: http://ceedubb.com/2013/10/bill-is-a-fucking-jackass/

Best allegory ever for Repubs and the ACA. Well worth a click.

So, Imagine that the company you work for held a poll, and asked everyone if they thought it would be a good idea to put a soda machine in the break room. The poll came back, and the majority of your colleagues said “Yes”, indicating that they would like a soda machine. Some said no, but the majority said yes. So, a week later, there’s a soda machine.

Now imagine that Bill in accounting voted against the soda machine. He has a strong hatred for caffeinated soft drinks, thinks they are bad you you, whatever. He campaigns throughout the office to get the machine removed. Well, management decides “OK, we’ll ask again” and again, the majority of people say “Yes, lets keep the soda machine.”

Much more at the link.

Lying Sack of S*** of The Week: Eric Can’tor


First he cut finding for kids with cancer. Then he defunded almost the entire budget, including funding for kids with cancer. Now he blames Dems for not funding kids with cancer: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/03/house-republicans-cancer_n_4037378.html?icid=hp_politics_top_art Dafuq? Really, man, what dafuq?

Lying at that grandiose level is truly epic. Here, Ericky baby, wear your Crown O’ Polished Turds with pride. The few. The lying. The Sacks of S***.

So, NOW the "Republicans" want to "negotiate" on Obamacare? Bullshit.


No, they don’t want to negotiate it. They never have and they never will. They want to kill it, and always have: read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act for a refresher. Short form: “Republicans” have, since 2009, actively worked to sabotage the process, even when their own ideas (like the individual mandate) got added, and liberal ideas like single payer got removed.

The ACA passed without a single ”Republican” vote. It has survived multiple repeal efforts by unhinged Teabagging Congressional ”representatives”. It was judged Constitutional by the uber-conservative Supreme Court. It was validated again by the American people in the 2012 elections. And the Elephants are STILL trying to kill it, by shutting down the government. This is not negotiation.

No, the “Republicans” do not want to negotiate the ACA. They want to do by extra-Constitutional means what they could not accomplish within the law. They want to kill it. And that is all that the Boehner Brigade and Marching McConnells want to do.

John Boehner’s Fear of Losing Power (again) is why the Government is Shut Down.


Why is always more important than How, in the long run. It's fairly well known in Ohio that Boehner was traumatized by getting thrown out of his leadership post in the 1990's, and will do anything to avoid a repeat. His insecurities are why he won't allow the CR to hit the floor for a vote: because keeping his cushy Speaker job is everything to him; and nothing else really matters to him.

"Mr. Boehner lost his leadership position in 1998 after his fellow Republicans decided to clean house after losing seats.

Got that? Speaker Boehner got the axe once, and he is scared it’ll happen again. THAT is why he won’t cross The Thirty and allow the CR to be voted on in the house. He is so attached to the gavel, he’ll let children starve and die, deny Americans health care, weaken our national defense, and bankrupt the nation. The narcissistic son of a bitch."

More, including source material, at the link.

Obamacare is a Compromise. America itself is a Compromise.


Back in the 1700′s, there was a lot of debate as to what sort of government we should create. Some wanted a democracy, some a republic, some even wanted a constitutional monarchy. In the end, no side won the argument, and we have a hybrid that isn’t a pure version of any model that was considered. Our very system of government is a compromise.

So when House “Republicans” shut down said government because they refused to compromise, they weren’t just being petulant little brats; they went outside of the Constitution and indeed, acted in a manner that is fundamentally opposed to the entire history of America. America is always arguing – it is who we are and what we are. Our nation was founded on an argument that was never settled, and never will be.

And the same is true of our laws. Very few of them are “pure”. Obamacare is a good example. It is a private-sector solution with government oversight, requires participation but doesn’t enforce it, based on Republican ideas but passed entirely by Democrats. Nothing there is free of compromise: everything there IS compromise.

Anyone who refuses to compromise is not functioning in reality. That means the Teabagger caucus is living in a friggin’ dream world, and someone needs to wake them up, kick them out, or both.

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


I heard him say it on Morning Edition. Christ on a raft.

You can hear him say it right here: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=228074814&m=228074430 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.

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.

In the specific case of Rep. Schweikert, he is a multimillionaire, and so REALLY doesn’t give a s*** about what happens to the rest of we little people: http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2011/12/arizonas_10-member_congression.php

Remember this when next you vote. Anyone who thinks that crashing the economy is “fun” really, really, REALLY, needs to voted the f***ing f*** out of office, and that soon.

Hey, Mister Speaker: “Leadership” isn’t just taking the easy way out.


Speaker John Boehner said the opposite recently, when explaining why he had given control of the House to load of lunatics bent on destroying our system of government (the Teabaggers). He essentially said that ignoring the stated wishes of the American people was “leadership”.

Wrong, boyo. Leadership is showing your people the way, doing what is best for them, and having the guts to make the tough calls and get people to go along with you. Even if (and especially when) they don’t agree with you.

Remember Harry Truman? Ike? General MacArthur? They were leaders. Compare Boehner with them, and you will see the difference. Boehner would have let a bunch of crazy privates dictate strategy during wartime if he had been in their shoes. And a war that ended well would have ended very badly indeed.

We don’t need drunken, lazy, cowardly poltroons in positions like his. We need LEADERS. And he isn’t one.
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