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Sequestageddon: Government-by-fake-disaster-movie seems to be going swimmingly for Obama. (M. Steyn)
National Review Online ^ | March 1, 2013. | Mark Steyn

Posted on 03/01/2013 3:28:44 PM PST by neverdem

A few weeks ago, Ann Coulter announced that she was bored of American politics and was spending her days watching Turner Classic Movies. I confess that, when it comes to Beltway melodrama, I too am fighting vainly the old ennui, and minded to plump up the pillows and settle back with a bucket of bonbons and a beribboned Shih-tzu for an all-night Norma Shearer marathon. At least, unlike Washington, there’s a chance you may catch something you haven’t already seen a hundred times before. For example, I’ve a yen to see Roberta (RKO, 1935), in which Irene Dunne sings:

Yesterdays Yesterdays Days I knew as happy sweet sequester’d days . . .

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters, ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee, warned of “over 170 million jobs that could be lost” thanks to the sequester. There are only 135 million jobs in America, but the sequester gods are so powerful they can eliminate every job in Canada, Britain, and Germany too...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: marksteyn; obamapresser; sequesterday; sequesterpresser

1 posted on 03/01/2013 3:28:49 PM PST by neverdem
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To: JLS

Ping


2 posted on 03/01/2013 3:30:07 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

PING


3 posted on 03/01/2013 3:57:06 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: neverdem

Steyn is amazing! I loved this column.


4 posted on 03/01/2013 4:01:50 PM PST by randita
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To: neverdem
We have seen the boobs, and they are us.

The man is hilarious.

Am I the only one that had never heard the "Boobs" song?

5 posted on 03/01/2013 4:07:49 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (They say "Right Wing" but they mean "Wrong Wing"!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

“Am I the only one that had never heard the “Boobs” song?”

No, I’m Clueless in Carolina on this one, too.


6 posted on 03/01/2013 4:23:15 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

This is what the fuss was about.

http://www.businessinsider.com/seth-macfarlane-boobs-song-angered-hollywood-women-2013-2

Now if he’s added a line about “40ish (and older) actresses getting worried about ‘do I still have it’ “, then they could have added charges of “ageism”.


7 posted on 03/01/2013 4:32:49 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: neverdem
That being so, maybe it would be easier to reinstate this critical $44 billion and cut the other $3.8 trillion, which is apparently responsible for nothing other than Harry Reid’s beloved federally funded cowboy-poetry festival and the cost of the dress uniforms for the military detachment accompanying the first lady at her Oscars appearance...right on.....
8 posted on 03/01/2013 4:50:55 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Aevery_Freeman

This is what the fuss was about.

http://www.businessinsider.com/seth-macfarlane-boobs-song-angered-hollywood-women-2013-2

Now if he’s added a line about “40ish (and older) actresses getting worried about ‘do I still have it’ “, then they could have added charges of “ageism”.


9 posted on 03/01/2013 4:52:56 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: BwanaNdege
Thanks for the link!!

The parody (We saw your junk!) was a big hit with my lovely bride.

10 posted on 03/01/2013 5:01:49 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (They say "Right Wing" but they mean "Wrong Wing"!)
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To: neverdem

Classic Steyn. He hits every nail squarely on the head, at least twice!


11 posted on 03/01/2013 5:32:37 PM PST by Gritty (The 2nd Amendment protects the right to shoot tyrants effectively, not deer-Judge A. Napolitano)
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To: neverdem

>>> Government-by-fake-disaster-movie seems to be going swimmingly for Obama.

Imagine the old style MGM grand musicals (versus the current bunch of hollywood productions), only we won’t have a happy ending.

Only Steyn’s acerbic humorous style can carry this out so brilliantly.

Describing our current media as the eunuchs of the Obama court is exactly spot on.


12 posted on 03/02/2013 12:45:06 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping neverdem.


13 posted on 03/02/2013 3:27:23 PM PST by JLS
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping neverdem.


14 posted on 03/02/2013 3:27:37 PM PST by JLS
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping neverdem.


15 posted on 03/02/2013 3:28:41 PM PST by JLS
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To: neverdem

I am watching TCM’s now, but I did however watch CSPAN this afternoon cover the AWB S.150 hearings.

The hearings felt hopelessly stacked, but we have good decent people on our side.
I wanted them to sock it to them but they were out numbered with emotional manipulators and emotional props to further their agenda.

Sometimes we need to get emotional to bowl the left over, so, I am studying their bullying tactics watching “The Apartment” on TCM.

We will prevail or we are lost.


16 posted on 03/02/2013 3:52:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JLS

Thanks for the ping


17 posted on 03/02/2013 7:42:48 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: JLS

They don’t have a real crisis, so they just invented one on the basis of a 3% reduction in the rate of growth of their spending.

This is a tempest in a tea pot, and anyone who believes that the country will go bankrupt and shut down over that small a reduction in the ***rate of growth*** is too stupid to vote.


18 posted on 03/02/2013 7:59:58 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: neverdem
Can you pierce the mists of time and go back all the way to the year 2007? Back then, federal spending was 40 percent lower than it is today. In a mere half-decade, has all that 40 percent gravy become so indispensable to the general welfare that not even a teensy-weensy sliver of it can be cut?

If you really believe that, then America is going to die, and a gullible citizenry willing to give this laughable charade the time of day will bear ultimate responsibility. We have seen the boobs, and they are us.

19 posted on 03/03/2013 2:06:41 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: neverdem
the court eunuchs of the Obama media

What a great description.

20 posted on 03/03/2013 9:35:48 AM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: neverdem

Many of us are gonna die.

NOAA is shutting down satellites and killer storms will sneak up on us completely undetected.

The Weather Channel told me so, yesterday.


21 posted on 03/03/2013 9:38:38 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: JLS

Thanks for the ping! I surely would have missed this gem.


22 posted on 03/03/2013 10:30:58 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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