Posts tagged ‘John Boehner’

November 3, 2013

The DC Folly Trolley – 11/03/13

Resurrecting the GOP.

According to an anonymous White House source, President Obama has agreed to take steps to once against save the Republican Party from self-destructing.

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Distorting the politics of the Democratic Party, these three losers have renounced the legacy of one of its greatest presidents, with positions destined to crush the Party in upcoming elections.

The president secretly informed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner that he will continue to push for cuts in Social Security and Medicare while permitting the GOP to campaign during the 2014 election cycle opposing the reductions.

That should get folks voting for Republicans.

The president reasons, according to the source, that as Democrats continue to fight for social safety net cuts while Republicans reject them, the party of Lincoln is sure to pummel their Democratic counterparts in 2014.

These actions by Obama and his Donkey party candidates will go a long way to returning the opposition to respectability.

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Reaganizing The Democratic Party.

President Obama intends to continue his policy of Reaganizing the party of FDR.

The president will insist on cuts to the social safety net and restore the White House practice of strong-arming reluctant Democrats to support his reactionary policies.

The president has long been an admirer of the Republican Party mascot and will double down on his efforts to forge a new Democratic Party in the image of the iconic former president.

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Nancy and Ronald Reagan, together they changed the course of history by setting the middle class of a once great nation on a downward spiral from which it may never recover.

When the president finally completes the remaking of the party he claims to represent, he envisions an Obama-Clinton axis dominating Democratic policy-making for generations to come. The make over will erase once and for all the damage done to the American social fabric by the likes of FDR, Truman, Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.

If the president can enact the cuts to Social Security and Medicare before the 2014 election, his party should suffer a second crushing defeat under his leadership and open the door to the Reaganization of the party he has sought since his 2008 victory.

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Bachmann: “I’m a Loser.”

We all know by now that Michelle Bachmann is a little slow on the uptake. But who knew it would take so long for her to realize it.

The representative acknowledged her lowly status after garnering a mere five percent in the Iowa caucuses after winning the straw poll. So according to the authors of Double Down, a recollection of the election of 2012, Bachmann, referrring to dismal polling numbers, admitted “I’m a loser.”

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After representing her district since 2007, Bachmann announced she is now dropping out of politics. It’s sad to see her go in a way. It was so much fun making fun of her.

Not to worry though. One thing the Republican Party does to distinction is furnish candidates to make fun of.

You can probably think of a dozen a minute. Ready. Set. Go.

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Shush. Not A Word To Anyone.

The Obama Administration is trying desperately to keep the wraps on the Trans Pacific Partnership. It’s a secret deeper than NSA spying on Angela Merkel.

Well, the Merkel debacle isn’t a secret anymore thanks to leaks.

But wait. The TPP isn’t a secret anymore either, again thanks to leaks.

What would America do without leaks? They’re getting to be the only path to achieving transparency in government, which by the way was one of the many ditched campaign promises of Barack Obama.

Not leaks; transparency in government.

Our president seems to be getting really pissed off about the leaks. They can ruin his whole day, to say nothing about the legacy of his administration.

In addition to the noxious NSA leaks, there are the leaks pertaining to the toxic TPP, which the Obama Administration is calling a trade agreement but which is really a rigged covenant that guarantees a Fascist-like bond between government and corporations.

No wonder Obama wants to keep it a secret. The TPP grants to corporations the right to overturn the laws of the land, every land, that is, that ensnares itself in this right wing driven flim flam.

And just when you thought you’ve heard the worst, it gets worse.

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The rich own 90% of everything and still that isn’t enough. TPP will get them the rest. (Poverty And Wealth – painting by William Powell Frith, 1888).

The TPP is so scam ridden that Obama is attempting to side step the Constitutional authority of Congress by seeking to “fast track” approval. Never mind the two thirds approval of treaties once required by the Senate. That authority has already been dodged by referring to trade agreements as “agreements” rather than treaties as they were once called. Fast Track limits Senate authority to an up or down majority vote without discussion or amendment.

Obama seems driven to prove the Foxy Newsers wrong when they insist he is a socialist or a communist.

If TPP becomes law Obama will show them exactly where he’s coming from. He’s a Fascist – a mirror image of Foxy favorite, George W. Bush.

Pretty sneaky of O, don’t you think.

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Payola Payback.

The banks have just received from Congress a tidy return on their investment.

Here’s a partial list of the banks’ investments.

John Boehner (R-OH) – $196,000

Jim Hines (D-CT) – $ 66,000

Randy Hultgren (R-IL) – $136,000

Here’s the payback. Banks can continue to issue their junk Collateralized Debt Obligations through branches insured by federal deposit insurance.

The CDOs – accumulations of consumer debt into a single investment vehicle – were the proximate cause of the 2008 economic blowout. As then, the risky gambling vehicles will continue to receive taxpayer support because of an amendment to the Dodd-Frank regulatory legislation repealing the provision forbidding taxpayer funded insurance. Who wrote the repeal, who else, the banks of course and that insures the gambling with government funds.

Does Barney Frank, former representative and chair of the House finance committee approve of the recent change? Yes, he does, said Rep. Carol Maloney (D-NY). No, he doesn’t, said Barney Frank, who issued a statement saying the repeal was a mistake.

The entire affair proves once again that for a small consideration, members of Congress will bend over to do your bidding.

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Day of Celebration Declared.

The Sardo Institute of Superfluous Holidays has named this day, November 4, 2013 as Don’t Fumble When You’re Trying To Tumble Day.

The day has a long history going back to prehistoric times and every puberty enshrouded young man and woman who has experienced the foibles foisted upon them by the rollicking days of youth can recall those first clumsy attempts at love forever true.

Here are a few limerick paeans to those preposterous pubescent days of yore.

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There once was a guy who’d struggle
With the clasp of a bra he’d juggle
He struggled to grasp
The ends of the clasp
Till finally he said “let’s just snuggle.”
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There once was a guy who would tumble
In the sack with a gal but he’d fumble
When her legs she would splay
He went quickly astray
What a bumbling dumb fool,” she would mumble.
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There once was a gal named Mable,
Told a story that wasn’t a fable.
As she started to dance
She’d take off her pants
And get laid on the kitchen table.
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There once was a gal named Jenny,
Who kissed all the guys for a penny.
When her lips they got sore
She would kiss them no more
But never did she know how many.
October 20, 2013

The DC Folly Trolley – 10/20/13

Committee Averts Shutdown.

Pasta Fagioli, Italy.

An exclusive from the UPW Newsroom. From Marcy Popindick, Super Senior Correspondent for International Affairs on the scene in Pasta Fagioli, Italy.

Ms. Popindick reports that a settlement has been reached in a dispute between members of the Nobella Committee and its Board of Directors.

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Scene from Pasta Fagioli in the Italian Alps where the Nobella Prize Committee located its hideout.  (Also a painting of that majestic region by Edward Compton).

The Nobella Prize Committee avoided a shutdown just moments ago when committee members and the Executive Board agreed to terms for a settlement.

The committee signed on to a continuation of the austerity measures imposed by the Board in exchange for concessions for reduced workloads.

The committed noted that it had been inundated with nominees for the both the Most Valuable Putz prize (the Putzie) and the Schmuckup Prize (the Little Schmucky). According to members, it simply could not keep up with the flood of submissions for the two awards, the vast majority of which emanated from the Follyland DC area.

After returning to business, the Committee announced its first award. It noted however, that two nominees raced to front of the huge pack and votes for each were hotly contested during Committee deliberations. After numerous discussions that lasted into the early morning hours, members finally agreed to award The Schmuckup Prize to Eric Cantor (R-VA) for his role in prolonging the debt crisis showdown in the U.S. Congress.

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The Republicans in the House appointed Eric Cantor Emperor of the United States of America.

The committee noted that its decision was based largely on the fact that the House of Representatives appointed Mr. Cantor to the position of Emperor Of The United States when it designated the Majority Leader as the sole representative permitted to send legislation to the House floor. In his new role, Cantor undermined the authority of Speaker John Boehner, the runner up for the prize, and became the only man in the entire Milky Way galaxy who could reject Senate approved legislation and prevent it from going to the White House for the president’s signature.

Using the unprecedented powers granted to him by his colleagues, Cantor repeatedly refused to bring bills passed by the Senate to a floor vote in the House. By his stubborn actions, the rep from Virginia catapulted the government into a protracted conflict over payment of debts already approved by Congress.

And so for his appointment to the position of Emperor and the convoluted actions that followed, Congressman Cantor receives The Schmuckup Prize.

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Winners of The Schmuckup Prize receive a certificate acknowledging the award as well as a forged autographed copy of a photo of Don Alberto Vito Nobella, the originator of the prize.

In addition, winners are given the coveted statuette called The Little Schmucky engraved with the words “Schmucked up beyond all reason.” The Little Schmucky is sculpted of rusted metal stolen from an auto junk yard.

All prizes are awarded while supplies last and unfortunately for the current winner supplies just ran out.

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To win The Schmuckup Prize you can’t be an ordinary schmuckup. There are already thousands of those in the nation’s capital. No, you have to be an extraordinarily monumental schmuckup and we are proud to say the most recent winner fits that description.

From the UPW Newsroom: Surpassing the Mainstream Media in reporting worthlessly useless news worldwide.

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Lies, Lies, Lies.

We all know that stretching the truth is a Fox News staple. The network is openly and notoriously a right wing propaganda organ. But last week Sean Hannity went over the top even for the Fox Funnies.

He brought “guests” on his entertainment hour to discuss Obamacare. It was obvious that neither the “guests” nor Hannity knew what they were talking about.

The entire lie filled segment was so full of misstatements that the piece appeared to be a set up that had little to do with the facts.

When Eric Stern fact-checked Hannity’s amateur hour, he revealed that the tall tales told by the “guests” were fables that belonged in a book of propaganda fairy stories.

Once again Hannity was outed for his show’s insannity.

Sean Hannity Gets Fact-Checked Hard On Obamacare Claims

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Boehner Turkey Trot.

Once again House Speaker John Boehner tried to pull his oft used and now worn out schtick.

He pulled that wool over the president’s eyes once too often. The flim flam goes something like this: the Speaker, once upon a time the leader of his party in the House, is entangled in plots hatched by the Tea Party extremists in his caucus. There is no possible way he could arrive at an agreement with the White House without unless the accord satisfied the demands of the right wing radicals, even though that vocal group represented a minority of the Republican Party. The Speaker’s hands, you see, are tied.

That turkey trot didn’t cut it at the most recent dance. In fact, the dance never took place as the president refused to join the festivities. So the Speaker got all dressed up and had nowhere to go.

The moral of the story: the turkey had better tiptoe through the tulips; Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

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House To Name Pet.

According to a House staff member, who spoke under conditions of deep background, the House of Representatives will shortly name its Pet of the Year.

Speaker John Boehner is the lucky recipient of that award.

The possibility is very real that Boehner will lose his Speakership.  Should that eventuality become reality, the hapless Speaker is a shoe in to receive the consolation prize and be elected House Pet.

Deliberations are secret but UPW Super Senior Congressional Correspondent Marcy Popindick is reporting that Boehner has amassed enough votes to walk away with the honor.

 

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Cheers!

In a report filed by UPW Super Senior Congressional Correspondent Marcy Popindick, a high-ranking GOP House staffer revealed that the taxpayer will pick up the humongous bar tab Republicans left at watering holes throughout the DC area.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), the leading candidate for the honor of Shit-Eatingist Grin in Follyland, said he worked during all of his stops at Raul’s Oasis Grill and Massage Parlor and is entitled to declare the expenditures on his expense report. So what if he tips a little heavy when he’s tipsy. The ladies at Raul’s really love it and they always to go the extra mile.

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said today he would give every hair on his head if he could squelch Obamacare.

When told by Ms. Popindick that Sen. John McCain said the rep from Texas had “no intelligence”, Gohmert fell off the bar stool and slurred “sticks and stones may break my bones…..”

http://dcfollytrolley.blogspot.com/
2013/10/forward-progressives-
john-mccain-texas.html

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October 6, 2013

The DC Folly Trolley – 10/06/13

Genghis Khan Suffers Defeat.

On this day in 1192 Genghis Khan, emperor of the Mongol empire, suffered one his greatest defeats.

The great emperor appointed a commission to examine the causes of the tragic rout and report back to him personally in two weeks.

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A portrait of Genghis Khan, artist unknown. (Public domain, PD-Art).

Two years and millions of yuan later, the great Khan received the report. It revealed that the battle was lost due to a lack of arrows.

Apparently, Genghis had appointed a new general to manage of the Office of Procurement and Inventory Control (OFOPROAINVCON).

The general issued a policy stating that arrows would not be issued without a signature on a signed requisition form and a valid photo ID.

In order to get the ID, a birth certificate, Social Security card and a utility bill with the warriors name and place of residence was required.

The general’s policy also stated that an X placed in the signature field of the new requisition form would not be acceptable for identification purposes.

The measure was in keeping with the general’s austerity program which he promised would save Khan billions of yuan as well as millions of water chestnuts, an exchange medium used by numerous Mongolian peasants.

On that eventful day when the Mongol forces fled in a rout due to want of an arrow, most of the warriors were standing in long lines waiting for their daily arrow ration. The delays were so numerous and the confusion so great that the Office of Procurement and Inventory Control shut down.

Needless to say, the shutdown of the OFOPROAINVCON forced by the new general’s austerity measures was identified as the chief cause of the defeat of the emperor’s forces.

To this day, no one knows where that general is buried.

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Prize Announced.

Here is an exclusive from the UPW newsroom in Pasta Fagioli, Italy.

Unreliable Press Worldwide, the leader in mainstream media news, reported moments ago that the Nobella Committee announced John Boehner as the winner of the coveted Schumckup Prize in Literature. He won for his contribution to letters when he stated that “I weally shtuck my weewee in a winger this time.”

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Boehner also said “whatever happened to the good old days when I could get drunk in peace. Barkeep make that a double.”

Nobella Committee Chairperson Pasquale Mangiapasta proclaimed Boehner the winner in a brief statement praising the House Speaker’s eloquence from the committee’s headquarters located in Pasta Fagioli, Italy.

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Winners of The Schmuckup Prize receive a certificate acknowledging the award as well as a forged autographed copy of a photo of Don Alberto Vito Nobella, the originator of the prize.

In addition, winners are given the coveted statuette called The Little Schmucky engraved with the words “Schmucked up beyond all reason.” The Little Schmucky is sculpted of rusted metal stolen from an auto junk yard.

All prizes are awarded while supplies last and unfortunately for the current winner supplies just ran out.

To win The Schmuckup Prize you can’t be an ordinary schmuckup. There are already thousands of those in the nation’s capital. No, you have to be an extraordinarily monumental schmuckup and we are proud to say the most recent winner fits that description.

From the UPW Newsroom: Surpassing the Mainstream Media in reporting worthlessly useless news worldwide.

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Subsidy Or Tax Credit.

Not to worry about your Obamacare subsidy. The refund you will be getting, if you qualify, will cover everything you are entitled to, even if you didn’t pay any taxes.

The confusion resulted from so many pundits and websites (including Kaiser Permanante) referring to the subsidy as a tax credit. A tax credit is a refund against taxes paid and it is limited to the amount paid in Federal income taxes and no more. No taxes, no credit.

Obamacare pays a subsidy. As such, all who enroll will receive all of the contribution they are entitled to based on family income. The subsidy will pay more of your health insurance premium or less based on that income and premiums.

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In the USA, we still profit off health care. Obamacare doesn’t change that.  (Photo:  In Sappho We Trust, Los Angeles).  

One catch however. The subsidy is paid directly to the health insurance company. Sweet deal for them. Hopefully, it will be just as sweet for everyone forced to sign up for health insurance. To be determined.

So far, the best that can be said for Obamacare is that it is better than nothing. And even that is still to be determined.

For example, the Bronze Plan, the cheapest with the least coverage, has a 60/40 split (the insurance pays the 60. Phew). But a plan may contain deductibles. If you must meet a $3,000 deductible before benefits kick in, you’re on the hook for that amount. You get nothing, nada, zippo until you’ve spent the three grand on medical expenses. Only after you meet that requirement does the 60/40 kick in. Moreover, you will have to pay the premium each and every month.

Like I said, it’s better than nothing.

Complex and confusing and a thousand pages long, the program could turn into a loser when a person needs care but can’t come up with the deductible and this after paying the premiums.

A single payer Medicare for all would have been so much simpler.. Obama, however, bailed on the public option when it was well within his grasp, in effect, turning his back on We the People.

Well, there’s always Hillary. Will she be any better? Stay tuned.

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National Gnome Day

The Sardo Institute For Profit Education For The Hopelessly Ignorant (Beware: Heavy Republican enrollment) has just declared October 5 National Gnome Day.

No not genome, gnome. You remember those pesky little fellows who live underground and usually guard something valuable.

Well, it’s official. There is a Gnome Day, twenty four full hours set aside to honor the mysterious little creatures.

In keeping with the festivities, The Sardo Institute is hosting a Limerick contest. Below is an entry composed by the Institute’s poet laureate emeritus summa cumma louder, Jocapo Bacciagalupe.

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Gnomes representing the musical group ABBA. (Photo by John O’Neil).

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There once was a guy from Peru
Who added some brew to a stew.
He sipped it for taste
Then added with haste
More brew to the stew which soon he would rue.
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The stew with the brew soon started to spew
A heap of malt liquor as the stew it grew
To a mountain of foam
That soon filled the home
Which to clean to a gleam took a little gnome’s crew.
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The guy from Peru flew into the foam.
Which mixed with the stew and turned into loam.
From the loam rose a gnome
With a heavenly dome.
The gnome with the dome said “my name is Jerome.”
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The gnome named Jerome flew in from Rome.
Not on a plane but a magic comb.
He sat on a chair
And announced with a flair.
The stew with the foam made my day in the loam.
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Jerome sipped the foam that grew in the loam.
He fell from the chair and broke the Rome comb.
He then broke as well his heavenly crown.
Now Jerome is a gnome of worldwide renown.
Jerome from Rome is a bald headed gnome.
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The comb for Jerome was now of no use.
It broke in the loam from constant abuse.
The gnome from Rome was fit to die.
He had no means with which to fly.
For Jerome the Soused there was no excuse.
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Jerome with no comb said in drunken despair
The crown of renown now has no hair.
In deeper despair, he was said to bemoan
He lost it alone in the loam with the foam.
Now the dome of Jerome shines with bald headed glare.
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It is there in the loam that Jerome now resides.
A life now fickle that rolls with the tides.
For the foam in the loam
Birthed a drunken gnome
Whose sotted behavior the world now derides.
August 25, 2013

The DC Folly Trolley – 08/25/13

When Your Smilin’.

Foxy New’s star Greta Van Susteren was observed smiling today.

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Paparazzi caught Greta Van Susteren attempting to smile. Some of the photographers believed the event was staged.  Is her smile real?  Only her plastic surgeon knows.

The brief facial expression is believed to be the first time in years that the Foxy 10 PM star spread her lips.

So rare is such an episode that many observers believed the smile was a staged photo-op.

Photographers who were invited to the event noted that a rumor spreading wildly around the scene accused the Fox star of taking secret smiling lessons from Hollywood’s famous lip guru known professionally as “Sammy the Smirk” who was present during the session.

It is believed that Van Susteren is considering permanent smile plastic surgery.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/21/south-korean-plastic-surgery-smile_n_3786125.html

Shortly after the embarrassed Van Susteren flashed her phony smile, she accused President Obama of staging a photo-op on the golf course and criticized him for diddling at the game while so many Americans are out of work..

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/

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While practicing her grin, the Foxy News star failed to note that the unemployment crisis resulted from the criminal behavior of Wall Street banksters and all attempts to effectively eliminate the tragedy have been blockaded by the Repub Party.

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An Expensive Trim Job.

Jared Bernstein wrote that he would not want Larry Summers to mow his lawn.

Well, I wouldn’t want him to mow mine either. He’d undoubtedly charge $250.000 a cut.

Plus expenses.

And hire minimum wage labor to do the job.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jared-bernstein/fed-chair-larry-summers-janet-yellen_b_3790764.html

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At It Again.

Repubs in the House of Representatives appealed to John Boehner, the Speaker who can’t control his caucus, to reject any budget deal that does not defund Obamacare.

The cabal in the House, as well as some Repub members of the Senate, are out to kill the Affordable Care Act completely. Boehner, while in agreement with the movement, warned against doing so as part of a government shutdown.

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The hapless Boehner, whose approval ratings in his home state are approaching that of syphilis, is afraid that a shutdown would create a backlash against Repubs in the 2014 elections that could cost him his Speakership.

Guess he’s scared his party’s actions could do to him exactly what President Obama’s sneaky Oval Office meetings with health industry executives did to Nancy Pelosi’s Speakership when the Dems were overwhelmed in 2010 – destroyed it as we well know.

As for the president, he’s about making Repubs drool with his tempting offers to cut benefit programs like Social Security and Medicare.

It seems however, you just can’t make a Repub happy. They want to kill off not only Obamacare but the two signature Democratic benefit programs as well.

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Rum Day.

Yes, there is a national rum day. Sadly, I’ve never been a fan of the drink of pirates and English sailors. Gratefully, there are many alternatives.

Here’s a ditty to the sugar cane distilled alcoholic beverage which, if you didn’t know, was served on board ship by the Royal Navy and came to be called “grog”, a version of rum diluted with water and a citrus juice to prevent the Vitamin C deficiency suffered by sailors and known as scurvy.

Fee fi foe fum
Never had a Coke and rum
Prefer a drink a bit more hearty
That’s the way to start a party
Though they say good rum will numb.
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Four and twenty black birds 10 ounce glass of rye.
That’ll turn your nose red my oh my oh my.
Next a spot of good scotch
That makes your face a blotch
Pray the Lord will gently set you safely down to lie.
 
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The great sailing ships of yesteryear were a sight to behold. In the Royal Navy, sailors on board were given a daily ration of rum often mixed with lime juice and diluted with water. Called “grog”, the mixture prevented the vitamin C deficiency disease known as scurvy. (Artist not known).  
 
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Wanna Be President.

Who am I speaking of? Rick Santorum. Who else?Yes, he’s getting some face time, this time, until next time.

The former senator and current presidential wanna be took Repubs to task for not appealing to the working class voter. He didn’t say Repubs should take actions to earn working class votes. Just say a few “heartfelt” words to bring the vote home to the 2016 GOP presidential candidate, who might possibly be Little Ricky himself.

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It’s the old compassionate conservative schtick served up on the same stick and stuck in the same place Repubs usually shaft the middle class.But “talk it up fellow GOPers” is the Santorum message. Happy talk might just bring in enough votes to push the former senator into the Oval Office.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/10/
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Former VP Candidate Gets Whiny.

Gets whiny. Who am I kidding? She’s been whining since her 2008 defeat.

This particular whine is about Repub elitists restraining her from speaking about Jeremiah Wright, former Obama pastor, and Bill Ayers, one time founder of the Weatherman, the anti-Vietnam war group.

The McCain campaign managers feared the media would pounce if those tired old subjects were revived.

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Anyways, Sarah still looks great in a bikini and if she had campaigned in one she probably would have improved McCain’s vote total.

(Sorry about the sexist statement, ladies. But I can’t help thinking the bikini was one of mankind’s greatest inventions. And there was a time when everyone of you looked great in one).

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Pasta E Fagioli With A Twist.

The Sardo Institute of Chemistry Studies is offering a complete set of instructions on how to establish a Do-It-Yourself Methamphetamine Processing Laboratory.

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The Kit includes dozens of recipes to help you increase your enjoyment of this delightful chemical substance. Here’s just one.

First, assign one member of your family (usually an adult) as the designated chef.

Next add one quart of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to a pressure cooker (not included).

Heat the olive oil to 100 deq.

Add 10 oz. oregano.

Separate and slowly add 1 lb. of dandelion leaves, spinach or escarole.

Salt to taste and reheat.

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Bring the contents to a slow boil for two hours. (As a precaution, evacuate your place of residence during this step).

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Remove the cooked leaves from the pot being careful not to disturb the white crystalline substance that layered on the leaves during the boiling off process.

Place the leaves on previously prepared bowls of paste e fagioli and serve hot to dinner guests.

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As always if you are not completely satisfied with your instruction kit, simply return it in 30 minutes for a full refund.

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Dandelions in bloom on a farm. Its leaf is edible.  (Attribution: Richard Croft).

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If the instructions above seem a tad phony, The Sardo Institute isn’t the only organization that got it wrong. Check out the article below about Breaking Bad getting meth wrong.

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http://www.salon.com/2013/08/22/

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March 10, 2013

The DC Folly Trolley – 03/10/13.

Speaker Rushed To Hospital For Tests.

House Speaker John Boehner was rushed to Bethesda Naval Medical Center this morning when a staff member discovered that the Speaker had misplaced his brain.

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When I came home last night, I know I had a brain. 

Neurologists at Bethesda, using the most sophisticated scanning devices available to the medical profession, reported that they had located a mysterious dark spot in the vicinity of the Speaker’s cranium.

After conducting a battery of tests, specialists determined that the tiny spot was indeed the Speaker’s brain and that it had not been misplaced after all.

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Some say Boehner has a functioning brain
Possibly true but it’s certainly lame.
If he had an idea that was worth a cent
Unkind it would be for us all to resent
When a mind worth a halfpence he’d proudly proclaim.

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The Sting Is Set.

When the choice in an election is between a Wall Street swindler and a Chicago hustler, better to vote for the conman from the Windy City.

That may seem like an unkind characterization, but the con is on and we’re the marks. The sting is about to be unleashed.

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Did you catch on to the sting before the trap was sprung?

And exactly what is that sting? You don’t have to be a seer to know that cuts in Social Security benefits are on the table. As is the increase in the eligibility age for Medicare. The age may not go as high as 67 but anywhere between the current level and 66 years and 364 days, except leap year when it’s 365, is on the table.

Obama, we must all realize by now, has more tables than an inauguration caterer.

So when the White House says raising the Medicare eligibility age is off the table you have to ask which table? Because sure as the sun rises in the morning, there’s a table it’s still on.

Which table is it on? Is it Table 1, Table 2 or Table 3? Pick the right table and win a cut in your Social Security benefit.

Actually the Medicare age doesn’t have to be raised to destroy the program. A better way, and far more stealthy (are you aware of this scheme), is simply to cut payments to providers (aka doctors) to a level so low no provider will accept a Medicare patient.

That scheme is the best method Medicare benefit haters have devised to slow down spiraling medical costs. Just keep sick, old people from going to a bunch of greedy doctors and soon enough the docs will want nothing more to do with the “old geezers.”

Let’s back up a minute. Most doctors, as you know, are skilled and dedicated professionals who provide excellent care at a manageable cost. Most operate large, efficient practices earning wages far above average.  And most deserve the rewards they receive because they’re good at what they do.

However, there is that greedy bunch mentioned above. They over test, overcharge and in too many cases just plain cheat the program. This group, even though it is relatively small, nevertheless dramatically inflates costs for the entire system.

Because those shady providers need to be controlled, the system requires strict regulation, frequent auditing and enforcement of laws already on the books. The best way to accomplish these goals is through a single payer plan like Medicare for All, a program that already has simplified administrative and billing procedures, tools now in place that could save billions.

While the group of cheats represents a significant portion of soaring medical costs, it is by no means the largest factor in an out of control system..

Have you seen or heard about a hospital bill lately? Don’t laugh, but $10,000 a day is modest.

Have you seen or heard about a private or employer provided health insurance policy? These high deductible, high max out of pocket profit engines should become known as bankruptcy specials. For if you have one of these cash-for-shareholder shams and you get sick, chances are you’re headed for the busted zone.  Single payer eliminates this worthless middle man.

And let us not overlook prescription drugs costs in the U.S. They’re the highest in the world.

Not to worry though if you can’t afford insurance and treatment. You might just wake up dead one day. And the rich will be all the richer for it.

You see, there’s always a bright side.

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Filibuster Reform.

Do what?

Have you heard? Harry Reid wants to reform the filibuster.

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Harry has a knot in his shorts tighter than the one in his tie. And it’s all Mitch’s fault.

No, really. I’m not kidding.  Harry intimated he wanted reform.

Currently, a senator can text a filibuster from any barroom or massage parlor in Follyland that happens to have reception.

Harry wants to ban filibuster texting from massage parlors.

Read the real article at:

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/03/harry-reid-filibuster-reform.php

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Life Insurance Coverage For Drone Death Unnecessary.

According to the White House, President Obama won’t kill you with a drone strike. A drone costs over $6 million and you’re just not worth that much.

Unless you’re a Medicare patient who needs an overnight stay in a hospital. In that case, a cost analysis might be beneficial.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Vice Presidential Wisdom.

We all know the vice-president has hair trigger lips. He is, nevertheless, a likeable sort of a guy.

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Biden breaks Einstein’s law: lips clocked moving faster than the speed of light. Brain often locked in reverse. Nice smile though.

But let’s look at nice guy Joe Biden’s advice on how a woman who is threatened in her home should react to such a situation. The veep’s recommendation: fire two shots into the air from a shotgun.

Well, that oughta scare the rabbits. Other than that, the advice presents some serious logistical and location problems.

First, the woman would need to grab the shotgun from a place where it is safely kept, remove the trigger lock, find the box with the ammunition, load the thing, then run outside to fire the two shots.

If an intruder had manners, he would hold the door open for her. More likely, being really rude, he might try to prevent her from leaving the house and inflict some form of harm.

The woman of course could fire off the two shots inside the house. But there are two obvious drawbacks to that circumstance. First, the insulation in the walls would muffle the sound and then the two holes blown in the ceiling would be in need of expensive repair.

Now here comes that bright side that’s always there. For example, a federal program could be implemented that would provide low interest loans to homeowners for roof repair. And better yet, the program would provide much needed stimulus money to the economy.

Now for the really good part. Add an amendment to the legislation to provide shotgun ownership assistance and the bill would garner instant backing from the NRA and receive full support from Republicans. It would pass Congress by huge majorities.

There are a dozen or more articles pertaining to the veep’s shotgun follies.  One is below.

http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/gun-nuts/2013/02/joe-biden-school-self-defense

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Gravity Suffers Setback.

Getting a dildo stuck up one’s ass has proven an immutable law of physics to be flawed. What goes up doesn’t always come down after all.

Ouch!

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Sneak Attack.  And You’re In The Crosshairs.

Worth repeating.  Medicare payments to providers (aka doctors) are shrinking and there are plans afoot to decrease them even more. At some point, providers (once called doctors) will refuse to treat Medicare patients. Those patients then will be forced to purchase private, profit health insurance, with a voucher if needed.

Can you say “stealth attack on Medicare?”

January 26, 2013

The DC Folly Trolley – 01/25/13

Speaker Briefly Hospitalized.

House Speaker John Boehner was rushed to Bethesda Naval Medical Center shortly after attending a luncheon honoring President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

The team of physicians attending Boehner pronounced him to be in perfect physical condition with one exception – that was a bent nose he mysteriously suffered during the celebratory meal given in honor of the president.

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The Eyes Have It.

If there was a Guinness record for the eye roll, Michelle would hold the top spot.

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Glowing Speech.

Nice inaugural address by Obama. It contained many liberal elements.. Republicans are aghast; progressives ready to march with the president. Will he be in the parade? That question remains open.

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Meanwhile, back at the White House, a spokesman announced today that the President is still in a quandary about which side of his mouth to speak from during his second term – the right or the left.

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Given Obama’s indecision regarding the matter, the spokesman said the president will continue to develop his uncanny ability to speak from both sides of his mouth – simultaneously.

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Senator Atwitter.

Mitch McConnell maligned Obama’s Inaugural Address as the “return of liberalism.” For a right wing extremist like the Minority Leader, liberalism is spoken of as if it were a fatal disease. Hopefully, the liberal agenda alluded to by the president will ring the death knell for far right radicalism, the political disease which truly afflicts the nation.

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Right wing extremists complain
Liberals are beginning to gain
McConnell is flipping
After repeatedly stripping
The Senate of anything germane.

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Well, the White House really has its problems now. Talk about your phony fiscal crisis, contrived debt ceiling, the GOP blockade of the Senate, Tea Party domination of the House,etc. all you want. Those issues pale into insignificance since former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz twitted John Boehner in a text message that “he’s done, finished, the country’s over with.”  Lou’s heart has been crushed by the president’s election victory.

Barack Obama has more bent noses to deal with than he can ever possibly handle.

And as for Lou, well, he still has the memory of his long past glory days – a national championship at Notre Dame – and, of course, his yak job on ESPN to cling to. Better hang on to them Louie Boy.

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Sailor Eric Davidson with whatshisname.

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Tyrant Retains Control of U.S. Senate

Caesar Augustus McConnell maintained his veto power over all business conducted in the U.S Senate when he wrested an agreement from Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to continue the 60 vote cloture requirement.

In addition to all Republicans, several Democrats opposed elimination of the super-majority vote needed to bust a filibuster.

Caesar Augustus, as well as any of his tribunes, can continue to deny passage of any piece of legislation they find objectionable regardless of the will of the majority.

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The Senate was created as an undemocratic institution during the founding days of the Republic and it remains so, in the extreme, even today.

In school we are all taught that our founding fathers were the brilliant originators of an agreement they concocted that has since become known as The Connecticut Compromise. We are told that this arrangement became necessary to settle a dispute between the large and small states over representation in the new government the authors of the Constitution were in the process of creating.

And perhaps this is so. However, the men who drafted the Constitution that contained the Senate knowingly created an undemocratic institution. They were single mindedly focused on creating a government regardless of the consequences it might inflict on future generations. Those Americans who represent a majority are all now victims of the framers actions which must be regarded as woefully lacking in vision.

That institution today contains an incredibly lopsided body that gives sparsely populated states an overwhelming advantage over their large populous brothers.

One dramatic example of the disastrous effects of that tragic compromise is the disproportionate representation of states with huge disparities in population such as between California (about 38,000,000) versus Wyoming (about 600,000). Both states, as we all know, have equal votes in the Senate – a situation that makes a mockery of democracy.

On top of that comes the calamitous filibuster rule which affords any senator of any state dictatorial powers over that ignominious body.

The most recent attempt to end a senator’s veto power is a meaningless fake.

It was, however, supported by numerous Democrats. Why? For one thing, the filibuster provides cover to Democrats who oppose legislation but who are grotesquely two faced and fear the political consequences should they openly admit their opposition.

The Dems sneak around and hide behind the filibuster knowing it provides an excuse that “prevents” them from initiating legislation These deceitful triangulators depend on a GOP patsy to kill the proposals that they would prefer be dead on arrival or not be considered in the first place and thus steadfastly advance the undemocratic nature of that ignominious body.

The message from Harry Reid’s office to all Americans yearning for a greater display of democracy from their government was “tough shit.”

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Harry Reid after his battle with the winner and still Emperor of the Senate, Mitch McConnell.

December 22, 2012

The DC Folly Trolley – 12/22/12

White House Desperate to Save GOP

Fearful that he might otherwise be forced to accept a liberal agenda, President Obama is said to be searching for ways to keep John Boehner’s chestnuts from roasting on an open fire.

It seems to me I’ve heard that song before.

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English: U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Speaker of the House John Boehner during the debt ceiling increase negotiations. The official White House caption says “President Barack Obama meets with Speaker of the House John Boehner on the patio near the Oval Office, Sunday, July 3, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s like old times.

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Here’s the skinny and if you haven’t heard about it you need to tear up your Mayan calendar, come up out of the shelter and read the newspapers – if you can still find one.

Boehner proposed what he called “Plan B”, a scheme which would raise taxes only on incomes over $1,000,000, and then sent it to the House for a vote. He soon realized nobody gives a shit what he thinks anymore and was unable to corral enough Republican votes to pass the plan. So he tucked tail, withdrew the bill and slinked away.

Meanwhile, back at the White House, the president is said to be fearful that Democrats might win the House in the 2014 elections if he can’t find a way to rescue Boehner from the black hole of GOP political shenanigans.

Should the GOP go down to utter defeat, the president reasons, he might be compelled to accept the evil liberal agenda and, in so doing, abide by the will of the people, dreadful thought though that is in Follyland these days.

By contrast, Plan B will make anything Obama offers look good, regardless of how outrageous it might be.

Look for Obama to draw yet another line in the water at $500,000 for tax cuts. He will also chain Social Security to a new CPI, a move that will cut already inadequate benefits to an even more drastic level.  Will he or won’t he buy into the health care cost shifting scheme of raising the Medicare qualifying age to 67? When Obama is negotiating, nothing is final.  

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In a similar vein, some time ago Nancy Pelosi abandoned her liberal economic leanings and announced she could support a deficit reduction plan along the lines of Obama’s Bowles/Simpson Cat Food Commission proposal. You remember, the failed plan killed overwhelmingly by the Committee members and that Obama keeps resurrecting.

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President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at the US Capitol. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The happy couple in happier times.

Along with massive tax cuts, that Commission advocated cuts to Social Security by binding the program to the inflation index called the chained CPI. Pelosi embraced the plan along with the SS reductions it included.

Both she and Obama strongly advocated for the cuts referring to them as a means to strengthen the nation’s retirement benefit plan.

Well, bless my soul, another DINO rises from the ashes of Obama’s 2010 election conflagration.

Pelosi did a political voltafaccia* and will now agree to whatever it is Obama sacrifices in negotiations with Republicans – Medicare, Social Security, tax cuts for the rich. Whatever! It doesn’t matter. Pelosi’s on board calling all of Obama’s safety net cuts “strengthening the program.”

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Reports have it that Pelosi’s turnabout was the result of strong-arm tactics by the White House which threatened to remove her from the leadership position she now occupies if she didn’t play ball. So she’s learned to throw the curve, the screwball and the cutter.

UPW correspondents also learned from an anonymous source that the minority leader was invited for a weekend of waterboarding at Gitmo before she finally recanted her liberal views toward the safety net.

According to the report, when Pelosi was questioned about the incident, she responded, “So I got a little thirsty.”

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In any case, regarding “strengthening,” I’ve come up with a few ideas.

How about we strengthen Pelosi out of her leadership role and reform her to her original House role as a regular representative.

And if Barack Obama doesn’t come around and advocate for the issues he was elected to support, then liberals should reject his proposals, vote them down in the Senate and House and strengthen his position to a lame duck status even before his second term inauguration takes place.

Reform in this manner could well serve we, the majority of the people.

*(Translation: Volte-facia).

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Here’s some good news: Obama backed off his original negotiating demands.

The bad news: He isn’t finished negotiating.

God only knows where the Medicare qualifying age will land. And I have an unsettled feeling the Almighty is on Boehner’s side.

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The chained CPI, which Obama agreed to and now doesn’t, wouldn’t be a bad idea if the president could only convince seniors to eat dried generic cat food with a little powdered milk.

Makes sense.  When you can’t afford to buy filet mignon the next logical purchase is feline cuisine.

That of course would be the first step. The next president could reduce the COLA even further.

Seniors could then pick through the dumpsters behind fast food restaurants. That doesn’t cost anything. We would then have a Z- CPI, that is, a zero inflation index.

Of course, seniors would have to be means tested to be allowed to pick through dumpsters. They would also need a photo ID called the Obamacard.

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In keeping with the need to reduce the cost of health care, the Sardo Institute of Medical Supplies is offering a do-it-yourself open heart surgery kit.

For the low, low price of $19.95 you can have at your finger tips your very own open heart surgery packet complete with instructions. The kit includes everything you need to perform a medically approved operation.

And if you act right now we’ll include a second kit absolutely free, just pay shipping and handling.

And be sure to ask about our hip and knee replacement kits to increase your health care savings even more.

Just send $19.95 plus $5.95 shipping and handling to:

The Sardo Institute
PO Box 555 5555
Pasta Fagioli, Italy

Cash only please.

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Speaking of the Mayan calendar, I checked the Internet all day on Dec. 21 and couldn’t find a single report proclaiming the world had ended. If anyone has any evidence that proves the world ended on that long anticipated day, please respond via the comments section.

I’ve been waiting for years for the mother of all fireworks displays and nothing has happened. Not yet anyway. What a bummer!

December 21. 2012.

The world would end at dawn today
I thought not to join the fray
So safely behind I gladly stayed
No never mind to the fuss I paid
Hoping to watch the fireworks display.
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Alas it was never meant to be
The world now celebrates with glee
But never defy a Mayan seer
You’ll end up crouching in great fear
Begging forgiveness with a forlorn plea.
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With a seer you never trifle
He’ll send your way an awful eyeful.
To display of his ancient might
He’ll mark you in his dreadful sight.
As demons and monsters your life ‘ll stifle.

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Santa Saves The Day.

Sends Rudolph To Ward Off Mayan Demons.

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer became a hero for the second time in his centuries old life. You’ll recall that some decades ago Rudolph with his nose so bright guided Santa’s sleigh through the fog one Christmas eve.

The Mayan demons apparently mistook Rudolph for a human being.

That’s a human,” one demon was overheard saying. “Holy shit, we’ve got the wrong planet.” And off they went on a new mission.

Look for Jupiter to explode on December 25th, 2013 the day the demons are expected to arrive at that planet.

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OK, OK, I know it’s bullshit. But it’s Saturday night and I got good at bullshiting back when I was still dating. Worked then. Doesn’t anymore.

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Speaking of Santa Claus, we know he knows whose naughty or nice. But here’s a secret. Don’t breathe a word to anyone.  Did you know that Santa himself prefers naughty.

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Naughty Santa!

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April 29, 2012

The DC Folly Trolley

The Bush tax cuts will cost the nation $14 trillion dollars over the next 75 years.  Military spending – if it is not sharply curtailed – will cost nearly $80 trillion dollars and possibly more.

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The Bush tax cuts and his wars have created a deficit that may yet destroy the nation’s economy – beyond the damage they have already done.  The tax cuts alone are projected to cost the nation $14 trillion dollars over 75 years.  To put that figure into perspective, the Social Security shortfall is set at only $7 trillion dollars over 75 years and the program is expected to pay 75 to 80 percent of promised benefits despite the shortfall.

Those two figures taken together – tax cuts and war spending –  dwarf the Social Security shortfall of $7 trillion dollars over 75 years.

So what is all the panic about:  The nearly $100 trillion dollars of wasteful spending on war and tax cuts or the $7 trillion dollar easily manageable shortfall in Social Security?

Well, if you believe the hogwash being fed to you by right wing extremists and most of the media (that is, the 1%) about the deficit being caused by Social Security, you are being hornswoggled like never before in the nation’s history.

We all know the answer to the deficit problem.  Cut war spending and end the tax cuts.

According to Robert Naiman posting at Common Dreams, the currently proposed trimming of war spending would alone cover the Social Security shortfall.

And, of course, single payer is a permanent fix to the health insurance dilemma the nation now faces.

If you believe the hogwash spewing forth from the 1%, you are ill-formed or very rich.  And to be fair, many of the very rich don’t believe it for a minute either.

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Semi-influential Fox News pundit Moncia Crowley tweeted an apology to Sandra Fluke after the Newser inferred that Fluke might be a lesbian.

On Fluke’s engagement Crowley clawed “To a man?”

Here is the apology she tweeted:

“Regret my tweeted question caused a stir. I certainly & unequivocally apologize to Sandra & anyone else I offended. Not my intention,” as published by Huffington Post.

Nice apology.  The comment is revealing nonetheless.

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Here is a bulletin from the UPW Newsroom:  John McCain is still hanging around Follyland.  He issued a statement accusing President Obama of playing politics with the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death.  This nonsense spews from the man who played the prisoner of war card relentlessly.

John, don’t forget to pick up a loaf of bread on the way home.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Obnoxious as ever, House Republicans passed a bill no reasonable person would sign off on.

Republicans will never vote against a measure that helps the 99%.  They will always pass a bill designed to fail, however.  This practice is a common tactic among the GOP and should expose their hypocrisy for all to see.  Unfortunately, too few pay attention and that’s what the Republicans count on.

So the Repubs don’t want the interest rate on student loans to double.  They just want to pay for the difference by gutting preventive health care programs, many of which provide vital care to women, by another $6 billion dollars.

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Boehner doing what he does best. An image of John Boehner at the AT&T National golf tournament, July 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Meanwhile, Speaker John Boehner says on CNN’s infotainment show that the cuts proposed by the GOP bill do not represent another assault in the Republican War On Women.

In fact, the House bill represents not only a War On Women, but now a War On Students.

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And this from the New Jersey Hippodrome:  Chris Christie sorta, maybe called Democrats in the NJ legislature liars.  Critical of a Dem plan to pass a 20% tax credit, he said “They’re lying to you.  It’s the oldest scam in the book.”

Christie wants 10% tax cut – one that would accrue mostly to the rich – while at the same time increasing property tax rates – a tax that would fall heavily on the middle class.

The gov from NJ has demonstrated once again that he has a one-size-fits-all right wing hippo mouth along the lines of Limbaugh, Beck, Savage et al.

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Don’t look now, but Paul Ryan, the author of the Republican disaster budget, has disavowed the philosophy of his patron saint Ayn Rand.

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Sadly for this lady, we now realize she got it all wrong.  Most of us do anyway.

Apparently, Randian mythology is beginning to fall out of favor.  Once considered a philosophy, Rand’s Objectivism espoused unbridled capitalism and individual greed as foundations of human society.  More and more Rand’s writings are being recognized for what they really are:  The rantings of a disturbed misanthrope.

I guess such ideas have to be pushed into the background when a depraved politician such as Ryan begins sniffing the air for a vice presidential nomination.

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November 27, 2011

The DC Folly Trolley

Reports indicate that BPA levels soar in urine samples after eating canned soup.

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What’s that BPA doing in my soup?

It’s preparing to rearrange your hormones, sir.

BPA contains a compound that disrupts hormone levels and is associated with heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

Executives at canned soup companies have developed two solutions to the problem:

  1. Stop peeing
  2. Advertise BPA as a new flavor (Momma’s chicken soup never tasted this good).
  3. A new slogan: Real men eat canned soup.

I know, I know. That’s three, not two. But three is really hard to remember so if I get two right I’m happy.

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The new fad in politics is to cry. Yep, that’s right. Just bust out in tears and you could be a real winner.

At recent tear shedding events Herman Cain and Rick Santorum cut loose. Past notables who have opened the ducts in public include Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and Bob Dole, not to mention the tearful and frequent hysterics of John Boehner.

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After missing the ball, the Speaker broke down.

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Tiny Nation Of Iceland Tells Elite 1% To Go Screw Itself. Establishes New Government. “Screw The Banks” Policy Works. Success Suffers Total US News Blackout

The corporate media in the United States has banished news of events in Iceland from all of its outlets including newspapers, television and radio.

Iceland was and is once again a socialist democratic country. Not too many years ago it was one of the richest countries in the world. Its banks were publicly run institutions who operated mainly to benefit the citizens of Iceland.

Enter the ogre – the privatization monster. The banks were privatized, sought foreign investment, went deeply into debt and they and the Icelandic economy soon crashed. The privatization ogre in Europe insisted that the government repay the debt by instituting austerity measures.

In short, the people of the tiny country rebelled, removed the government and wrote a new constitution; and, voila` the country is back on its feet. And only because the people told the bankers and the other European elites that they will decide their own futures, thank you, so take a hike.

The actions of the people of Iceland represent a revolution and victory against the international power structure, in other words, the 1%. Hence, the total media blackout in the United States.

Regardless of the fear of the people that prompted the blackout, the people of Iceland sent a clear message to the 1%. To wit, vaffanculo which translated into English means bafangool.

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Jesus wants everyone to own a pizza franchise, buy lottsa guns, run for president and stick their hands up a woman’s skirt.

Oh, wait. That’s Herman Cain.

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Pizza man's here. Image by DonkeyHotey via Flickr

I think Herman also gets the two confused.

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In case you haven’t heard, Hermie has gone and done it again. He’s signed the Susan B. Anthony “pro-life, anti-abortion” pledge. Not satisfied with putting his hands up a woman’s skirt, he wants to go even further and get them into the uterus.

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Campbell`s Soup, Originaldosen des bekannten Warholmotives, (eigenes Foto)
November 24, 2011

Speaker “Loses” Amendment Vote

Yes, as many postesr have pointed out, it’s a con game. Even a feeble politician like Boehner knows how to set up a defeat and turn it into a victory.

The Speaker lost the vote on the balanced budget amendment. But he “fought” for it and by gosh those tax and spend Democrats voted down the bill and all the Speaker’s hard work. Yes, the whole affair was political theater. Here’s how it works.  Set up a defeat and blame the opposition.

Get it Obama. That’s how politics works in Follyland. Turn a defeat into victory but you set up the defeat in advance.

Oh, well. Obama and the Dems will never learn.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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