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Posts by gridlock

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  • Will a New Republican Party Please Stand Up?

    10/23/2013 3:52:36 AM PDT · 10 of 34
    gridlock to Haiku Guy

    I find your ideas intriguing and wish to subscribe to your newsletter..

  • Why Are Stock Markets Up? They Love Washington Gridlock

    05/20/2013 7:44:19 AM PDT · 7 of 11
    gridlock to SeekAndFind

    Hey, everybody loves Gridlock!

    It is trully astounding that our economy sucks so bad that we can’t even generate a healthy consumer products inflation rate, even with the government pumping Hundreds of Billions of Dollars every week. All the money goes into the stock market because regular folks don’t have enough money to buy anything.

  • Obama Will Include Same-Sex Couples In Immigration Plan

    01/29/2013 12:21:34 PM PST · 8 of 12
    gridlock to drewh
    So, will the government be in the business of investigating and documenting the private sexual activity of these couples? Or can any two dudes (or gals) apply?

    I thought they wanted to get the government out of our bedrooms...

  • If I Were The Speaker Of The House

    01/03/2013 8:08:41 AM PST · 7 of 16
    gridlock to sheikdetailfeather

    If I were Speaker of the House, I would clip a webcam to my lapel, record everything said by me and to me from the moment I left my home until I returned that evening, and post the entire file on YouTube every single day.

    No more back room deals.

  • Freeze frame: Incredible close-up pictures of ice (title shortened)

    12/21/2012 7:11:07 AM PST · 13 of 16
    gridlock to BO Stinkss

    Think how increadibly impossible it is that water, as common as it is, crystalizes into such increadibly fantastic, thin structures when it freezes in air. These crystals are aerodynamic, so they do no immediately fall to earth, so frozen water can be suspended in the atmosphere, where it can absorb or release heat as it freezes and thaws, thus moderating the temperature of the air and preventing wild temperature swings that would be hostile to life.

    And look at how water crystalizes when it freezes from a liquid state. Instead of stacking in a dense crystaline pattern that would make ice heavier that water, it forms these big circular crystals, with huge included voids, so that ice is actually less dense that water, which causes it to float. If water behaved like normal crystals, it would sink, and oceans and lakes would freeze from the bottom up, and there would be no freezing and thawing of water bodies to moderate global temperatures. Without this moderation, the temperature of the planet would swing wildly, from night to day and from season to season, making complex life all but impossible.

    And why does water do these seemingly impossible, but altogether necessary things? I don’t know. I know that it does, but I do not know why. Like the existance of the Babelfish, it might be the ultimate proof of the non-existance of God.

  • Muslim Brotherhood ‘paying gangs to go out and rape women and beat men protesting in Egypt’ as

    12/06/2012 5:09:26 AM PST · 46 of 46
    gridlock to Nachum

    Too bad Egyptians do not have the right to keep and bear arms. If one out of a hundred of the protesters in that crowd were packing a handgun, this sort of nonsense would stop, right quick.

    But they are disarmed sheep. The Muslim Brotherhood can do whatever they want to the women, because nobody can stop them.

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/04/2012 4:53:14 AM PST · 96 of 98
    gridlock to OneWingedShark

    If the Republicans hold together, they can prevent the passage of higher tax rates.

    If the Republicans fracture, we will get the higher tax rates, but at least we will know who we cannot trust when it comes time to pick candidates in 2014.

    The purpose of this plan is to conceal from the voters which members of the Republican caucus cannot be trusted on taxes. To my mind, anybody who goes along to keep this information from Republican primary voters is not to be trusted, so anybody who votes “Present” should get a primary challenge.

    Our Republican Congresscritters have to know that the only way to prove they are worthy of re-election is to vote “Nay” on any and all tax increases. Any other vote put’s them in the “To Be Primaried” pile.

    Haiku Guy has it right.

    If they vote “Present”
    I will vote “Democrat”
    The Devil I Know

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/04/2012 4:53:07 AM PST · 95 of 98
    gridlock to OneWingedShark

    If the Republicans hold together, they can prevent the passage of higher tax rates.

    If the Republicans fracture, we will get the higher tax rates, but at least we will know who we cannot trust when it comes time to pick candidates in 2014.

    The purpose of this plan is to conceal from the voters which members of the Republican caucus cannot be trusted on taxes. To my mind, anybody who goes along to keep this information from Republican primary voters is not to be trusted, so anybody who votes “Present” should get a primary challenge.

    Our Republican Congresscritters have to know that the only way to prove they are worthy of re-election is to vote “Nay” on any and all tax increases. Any other vote put’s them in the “To Be Primaried” pile.

    Haiku Guy has it right.

    If they vote “Present”
    I will vote “Democrat”
    The Devil I Know

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 12:09:12 PM PST · 90 of 98
    gridlock to Resettozero
    IF the elections of 2014 go anything like 2010, perhaps there will be enough leverage to do what you say.

    If this plan by the Congressional Republicans to duck their responsibility goes through, 2014 is going to be a disaster.

    Sure, we will primary a few of these guys out, and replace them with solid conservatives willing to hold the line. But for every squish we squash, there will be a half dozen who make it to the general election, and in November, the Democrats will hand them their heads.

    Who is going to cross the street to vote for a Republican who failed so pathetically when the chips were down? Who is going to be enthusiastic about flipping that lever?

    The "lesser of two evils" argument falls apart when one is just as evil as the other. If the Congressional Republicans do this, they will lose the House. And, furthermore, they will deserve to lose the House.

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 10:39:50 AM PST · 85 of 98
    gridlock to Truth29

    I stand corrected.

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 10:28:37 AM PST · 81 of 98
    gridlock to kabar
    It is time to draw a line in the sand and tell the public that we can not continue down this road. Hear us now and believe us later. The collapse of the welfare state is inevitable. Now is the time to position ourselves to pick up the pieces.

    Darn tootin'!

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 10:25:08 AM PST · 80 of 98
    gridlock to Alas Babylon!
    No, because by obstaining, the democrats will vote to raise taxes on the rich only. When the economy tanks, Republicans can say—WE DIDN’T VOTE FOR THAT!

    Imagine that I am a bank teller, and somebody comes to my counter, and asks without any show of force or threat of any kind for me to hand him a thousand dollars. I ask him if this is a robbery, or if something bad will happen if I don't hand him the money, and he says that nothing will happen if I don't, but he just wants a thousand dollars.

    If I hand him the money from my drawer, who robbed the bank? Me or him?

    We elected a Republican House of Representatives. It is their job to be the Bank Teller. It is time for them to do their job.

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 10:16:08 AM PST · 78 of 98
    gridlock to St_Thomas_Aquinas
    To put it another way, let's stop playing Checkers and start playing Chess. We need to start thinking a few steps ahead, and see where this plan will leave us.

    If we un-link the tax rates, we will be left with the Middle Class tax rates, which will sunset, and the Upper Bracket tax rates, which will no longer sunset. So there will no longer be the bi-Annual pas de deux where we get to hold a gun to each other's heads. Instead the Democrats can just come out and say that the eeeeevil rich still aren't paying enough, because we still have deficits, and they can hold a gun to our heads while we stand around with our hands in our pockets, over and over again. The great majority of voters will see that they are getting something for nothing, and will whole-heartedly endorse this approach.

    We will have no leverage on spending cuts or entitlement reform. The Democrats will already have everything they want. Why should they deal? (And if somebody says they will deal for the good of the country, I shall fart in his general direction). We will be at the point where the majority of voters are voting themselves money from the Treasury.

    And then we will be at the point so well described by that eminent philosopher, Cpl Dwayne Hicks: "That's it man, Game Over man, game over! What the **** are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do? "

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 10:03:52 AM PST · 73 of 98
    gridlock to St_Thomas_Aquinas

    If we un-link the tax rates, we have given away all there is to give. What leverage would we have, after that?

    And don’t spin me a fairy tale about the Debt Ceiling. Been there, done that. They know we’ll cave there, because have done so in the past, over and over again.

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 9:55:08 AM PST · 71 of 98
    gridlock to Resettozero
    Sincere question: Who is this "we" of whom you speak? You, me, and Trey Gowdy? Or, do you mean "we" as in most Republican Party members of Congress?

    "We" would be the mass of Republican voters who effectively bullied our Congresscritters to vote unanimously against Obamacare, the Stimulus and Son-of-Stimulous.

    "We" would be the pissed-off activists who installed an overwhelming Republican majority in the House of Representatives in 2010.

    "We" are the voters who are dead-set against Obamacare, tax increases, crony capitalism and booming deficits. "We" are the voters who elected these Republicans, and now We must insist that they do what we sent them there to do.

    And if "We" support this plan to duck responsibility by accepting a vote of "Present" from our Representative, there is no reason to think they will ever take us seriously, ever again.

    As things to fear go, the Fiscal Cliff is not that bad. It is not like we're spending a Winter in Valley Forge with no boots. It is not we're staring up at the Union Lines on Seminary Ridge or waiting for the balloon to go up on the Somme. It's not like we're carrying a flag up Mount Suribachi or clearing IEDs in the Red Zone.

    We're going to have to pay a little more taxes and we're going to get a little less stuff. Our military will have to do more with less. But if we are willing to take this on firmly, we will establish that we will stand on principle, and there are some places will just will not go, willingly. And this will be the first step in turning the tide.

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 9:34:07 AM PST · 60 of 98
    gridlock to kabar
    The main reason that Obama is pushing for tax increases (marginal rates) on the "rich" is to split and destroy the GOP. Voting present would effectively accomplish that objective.

    Damn straight. Might as well not have a GOP. And come 2012, we won't!

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 9:31:40 AM PST · 56 of 98
    gridlock to Last Dakotan
    Nope, think debt ceiling.

    Oh, for crying out loud!

    Why would you think for a moment they are going to take a stand on the debt ceiling if they won't take a stand here!

    That is how we got into this mess, in case you forgot.

    This is like the Town Rummy promising that he will go straight after one more drink. Do the right thing. Cut him off. He'll be better off in the long run.

    Because all of these talks are centered on how to protect well-padded Congressional Republican posteriors, and very little is about what is good for the country.

    I say we vote for the good of the country, and take the Fiscal Cliff square on the bow. This manufactured crisis is just a miniature version of the inevitable default to come. Better to tackle it now than to kick the can down the road, yet again.

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 9:26:30 AM PST · 53 of 98
    gridlock to Last Dakotan

    Let me take another crack at this:

    This plan sucks, and here’s why...

    If a low information voter is going to hold the Republicans responsible for anything, they will continue to hold them responsible, even if they pull this idiotic “voting Present” stunt. There is going to be some Obama giveaway that is too ridiculous for even these lily-livered Republicans to live with, and they will get the blame for turning it down. Because that’s the way it is with low-information voters. If you don’t tell them what you stand for, they will believe whatever your opponent says about you. And there is no better way to not tell them what you stand for than by refusing to even vote.

    And your better informed voter who does not favor tax increases will still blame the Republicans because they had the power to stop it and did nothing.

    And as for the better informed voter who does favor tax increases, the Republicans are never going to get credit with them, because they worship at the feet of Obama.

    So this plan is a LOSE/LOSE/LOSE for Republicans. We give away everything, including any pretense of having a conherent philosophy that we are willing to advance. Why would anybody ever give a Republican the time of day, after we show ourselves to be such unprincipled weasels?

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 9:17:29 AM PST · 46 of 98
    gridlock to stephenjohnbanker

    If they pull this “voting present” stunt, I look forward to hearing my Congresscritter explain to me in two years how he really is the lesser of two evils. Because if he will not stand up and be counted, he will be just as responsible.

    As Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

    If a Republican Congresscritter will not vote on such a clear-cut issue, it would be hard for me to include his name among the “good men”.

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 9:09:39 AM PST · 43 of 98
    gridlock to kabar
    Agreed. That is a real plan. The Reps vote to extend the tax cuts (and make them permanent) and then go home. The Dems cannot blame the Reps for increasing taxes on the middle class and the Dems will then be placed in the position of preventing tax cuts for the middle class because they want to hold tax increases for the “rich” hostage at the expense of the middle class. The ball is then in their court.

    Simple. Vote for what you want to do. Let the Democrats raise the taxes.

    And anybody who votes "Present" on such a vital issue should be run out of town on a rail.

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 9:07:39 AM PST · 41 of 98
    gridlock to tanknetter

    If the Republicans will not stand up even for keeping existing tax rates, much less reducing them, I think we are better off just getting rid of Republicans altogether.

    Because, hey, maybe this European Socialism thing will actually work. Maybe if the Democrats have a free hand, they can actually fashion a state-controlled economic system that will be reasonably prosperous, and we can all live happy lives.

    But if the Republicans keep giving in a little bit at a time, but keep on throwing road-blocks along the way, there will be no opportunity to build a functioning Socialist state and we will wind up with no freedom and no properity.

    Because if the Republicans are not willing to be the opposition, all they can do is gum up the works. If that is all they intend to do, we are better off without them.

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 8:59:28 AM PST · 35 of 98
    gridlock to Lancey Howard

    If we roll over on this, we will never stand up for anything.

    When the debt ceiling comes in January, we will find ourselves manuevered into a similar crisis, and we will cave again.

    And when President Obama wants a couple Trillion for his next hairbrained scheme, we’ll give him what he wants, just to make the beating stop.

    This is it. This is the hill. This is where we make a stand. Either the tax rates stay, of we hit the gas, cliff be damned. Because if we cave here, there is no reason for the Democrats to think we will ever stand firm at any other point.

    And in 2014, the Democrats will relieve us of any responsibility when the voters throw out useless Republican Congresscritters wholesale. Why would anybody vote for a representative who will not hold the line when the chips are down? I would rather have a real Democrat than a fake Republican, because at least I know where the Democrat stands.

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 8:48:39 AM PST · 23 of 98
    gridlock to RIghtwardHo
    We excoriated Obama for voting "Present" on the tough calls. We were right to do so.

    If the Republicans want to hike taxes, they should have the guts to say so in an open vote.

    Because, deep down, I know that they all want to do this. I know that they are all a bunch of inside-the-beltway tax and spenders, and the only way they ever vote with the people is if we have a hammer in one hand and a club in the other.

    If we let them raise these taxes through the back door by voting "Present", we will be giving them exactly what they wanted all along, and further we will be telling them that that hammer and club we have been waving around all this time is just for show. They will never do the right thing again (after arranging to be "forced" into various traps more often then an old episode of The Perils of Pauline)

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 8:43:19 AM PST · 19 of 98
    gridlock to MrB
    The thing is - there’s not enough taxable wealth “out there” to afford the goodies that are being demanded.

    Exactly. So maybe if people realize they have to pay the bills themselves, they will stop voting themselves goodies from the Treasury.

    I am not going to vote to give myself a thousand dollars cash if I know that it will cost me two thousand dollars after the government gets done with all the postage and handling. But if I think I am going to get the money for free, why not?

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 8:40:35 AM PST · 17 of 98
    gridlock to Sub-Driver

    Oh, and BTW... If the Republicans think voting “present” is going to get them off the hook for raising taxes, they have another thing coming!

    We sent them to Congress to control taxes. They get no credit if they refuse to do their damn jobs! Voting present might as well be an “AYE” vote, as far as I am concerned.

    In fact, I would respect a Congresscritter who actually voted AYE more than I would somebody who took the easy way out by voting “Present”. If the Republicans take this approach, I am one TeaPartier who will never support them again.

  • Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes (Vote 'Present')

    12/03/2012 8:36:00 AM PST · 12 of 98
    gridlock to Sub-Driver

    You can’t give away the tax hikes without getting anything back.

    Run over the cliff. That way we at least get spending caps out of the deal.

    If people want lots of government goodies, they are going to have to pay lots of government taxes. Shielding the middle class from this simple reality does not help us.

    Hit the gas.

  • Chinese man blows life savings on ark to escape Apocalypse

    11/29/2012 6:49:58 AM PST · 7 of 37
    gridlock to Alex Murphy
  • Behind the Susan Rice meeting meltdown

    11/29/2012 6:42:58 AM PST · 45 of 66
    gridlock to NeoCaveman
    The woman to beat Hillary is Liz Warren, not Rice.

    Well, Liz Warren does have the "Minority" box checked, since she is a Native American. So in the racist game of Democrat Primary Rock/Paper/Scissors, Native-American-Woman beats Woman.

  • Behind the Susan Rice meeting meltdown

    11/29/2012 5:51:30 AM PST · 36 of 66
    gridlock to binreadin
    We need long-term strategy like the Dems have, instead of getting led around by the nose by blowhards like Rove and Morris.

    When Obama gets done with one election, he immediately starts thinking about the next one. Since he is not going to be able to run himself, he is thinking about his successor.

    You wish he could spare a moment's thought for governing or solving the problems of the country, but he just doesn't have that in him. It would be like asking a dog to read Shakespeare.

    Anyway, when it comes to succession (as opposed to seccession, which is another thread), the only thing Obama knows for sure is that he does not want it to be Hillary Clinton. But who do the Democrats have who can stand up to the Hillary juggernaught?

    They don't have anybody... yet. That is where Susan Rice comes in, and why Obama needs her as Secretary of State.

  • Behind the Susan Rice meeting meltdown

    11/29/2012 5:11:19 AM PST · 29 of 66
    gridlock to AppyPappy
    I’m guessing the Senators want to help Kerry get the job.

    If you had a chance
    To get Lurch out the building,
    Wouldn't you take it?

  • Entrepreneurship up 60 percent in U.S. since last year [Pravda! Alert]

    11/29/2012 5:06:26 AM PST · 3 of 15
    gridlock to SoFloFreeper

    I am not a bum. I'm an Entrepreneur!

  • Why is Obama getting away with the Susan Rice distraction?

    11/29/2012 5:01:30 AM PST · 17 of 31
    gridlock to reaganator

    What is it about these Muzzies that as soon as they storm the gates, the first thing they want to do is torture and Sodomy? I would be looking for code books or explosives or weapons. But with these guys, Sodomy is always Job One.

  • New home sales edge down, prior estimate revised lower

    11/28/2012 7:36:46 AM PST · 7 of 19
    gridlock to John W

    times 10.25.12 reporting bo dayorder doubleplusungood refs unstatistic rewrite fullwise upsub antefiling

  • Susan Rice: 1st Black Female President? (Yeah, she's serious!)

    11/28/2012 5:00:57 AM PST · 20 of 20
    gridlock to 2ndDivisionVet

    I think Keli Goff is on to something here.

    Susan Rice is being groomed for greater things. The Obamabots are looking down the road, at who is going to replace Obama in 2016. They can either accept Hillary Clinton as the next nominee, or they can elevate somebody else to a position with sufficient stature to credibly challenge Hillary, even though it is “her turn”. There is no love lost between Obama and the Clintons, so clearly he doesn’t want Hillary to follow him to the Oval Office.

    Black beat Woman in the last go-round of Racial Rochambeau, but that will not be permitted to happen again. In the crass, simplistic world of Democrat Identity Politics, the only way to trump “Woman” in 2016 is with “Minority Woman”.

    When Obama starts looking around for qualified, credible minority women who can take the top spot in 2016, the bench is looking a little thin. The only way to have a contender is to manufacture a contender. That is why he wanted to move Susan Rice up to Secretary of State.

    The sad thing about this strategy is that it would probably work. That is why Senators Graham, McCain and Ayotte are doing such an important thing by going after Susan Rice early. They have to nip this thing in the bud.

  • The "fiscal cliff" isn't a cliff at all

    11/27/2012 5:44:31 AM PST · 6 of 11
    gridlock to rbg81
    The problem is that much of the cuts are in Defense.

    It sucks to be broke.

    The cuts are coming to defense, one way or the other. If we default, the cuts will be a lot bigger than these.

  • The "fiscal cliff" isn't a cliff at all

    11/27/2012 5:34:17 AM PST · 5 of 11
    gridlock to tobyhill
    The Fiscal Cliff is the best deal we’re going to get. I say we drive off.

    The other thing we should do is decline to raise the debt ceiling. Let’s just get off of this deficit spending ride. The sooner the better.

  • Elmo actor Kevin Clash resigns amid sex allegation

    11/20/2012 8:56:55 AM PST · 9 of 39
    gridlock to Free ThinkerNY
    Sesame Workshop says, "Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin's personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, and he has concluded tha the can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street. This is a sad day for Sesame Street." (via TMZ)


    My question is, did any of these contacts happen at Sesame Workshop or were any of the children involved associated with Sesame Workshop?

  • ‘Reopen Sesame sex suit’: Accuser wants to undo Elmo deal

    11/20/2012 5:52:32 AM PST · 1 of 36
    Looks like Elmo's defense against the accusation that he was a 45-year-old man having sex with a 16-year-old boy by saying he was a 46-year-old man having sex with a 17-year-old boy may not be true.

    My question is, at what age did Clash start grooming Stevens for this eventual relationship?

  • The Economy in 2015 Might Shock You

    11/19/2012 7:52:11 AM PST · 3 of 30
    gridlock to Kaslin
    That's because our economy is unlikely to handle three more years of gridlock, which keeps us stuck in a phase of higher government spending and shrinking revenue.

    Hey, don't blame me!

    We have dug ourselves a hole from which there is no un-digging. If we had reasonably high rates of growth and employment, interest rates would rise and the cost of servicing the government's debt would bury us alive.

  • The charmer-in-chief: Obama gets flirty as he schmoozes with Thai prime minister

    11/19/2012 7:48:58 AM PST · 41 of 55
    gridlock to yoe

    One of the many things I admired about George W. Bush is that you always felt that all women ended at their neck with him. The more attractive the woman, the more he would look her right in the eye, never deviating.

    For a man as photograhed as much as a President of the United States, I can not recall a single untoward glance from Dubya ever being caught on camera.

  • Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Knife…Gunfight…You Know the Rest Edition(FL)

    11/19/2012 6:42:38 AM PST · 7 of 13
    gridlock to marktwain
    Using a knife to rob someone in a car, is not smart.

    For the driver, it is kind of like when a defensive lineman jumps offside in football. Free play! At that point, any mayhem the driver wishes to unleash, including running the punks over or a little impromptu target practice, is fair game.

  • Pic: Twitter users creeped out by Obama mural in Burma

    11/19/2012 6:37:35 AM PST · 13 of 35
    gridlock to F15Eagle

    Looks like Baron Samedi to me...

  • Photo of journalist carrying dead son in Gaza spurs online grief

    11/15/2012 1:05:19 PM PST · 8 of 95
    gridlock to Oldeconomybuyer

    I simply don’t believe it.

    If these people tell me that water is wet, I’m going to check for myself.

  • Jackson Jr. won’t resign until he gets disability pay: EXCLUSIVE

    11/15/2012 11:00:04 AM PST · 28 of 55
    gridlock to Jonty30
    In New Jersey, as an efficiency measure, they now inaugerate and indict all public officials at the same ceremony.
  • Jackson Jr. won’t resign until he gets disability pay: EXCLUSIVE

    11/15/2012 10:49:16 AM PST · 22 of 55
    gridlock to RummyChick

    Voters of the 2nd Congressional District should have to do without representation in Congress for the next two years. Appoint an empty chair to fill the job.

    They voted for this turkey, and the only thing their vote will accomplish is to land him a fat pension to which he is not entitled.

  • Any predictions on this years Black Friday sales numbers?

    11/14/2012 7:17:26 AM PST · 17 of 41
    gridlock to treetopsandroofs

    Families rediscover the importance of personal connections at Christmastime, now that the distractions of consumerism have been removed...

  • Any predictions on this years Black Friday sales numbers?

    11/14/2012 7:13:35 AM PST · 9 of 41
    gridlock to Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
    Wondering if they will factor in gun sales to show an increase in spending?

    I know what I am asking for for Christmas!

  • Any predictions on this years Black Friday sales numbers?

    11/14/2012 7:12:05 AM PST · 7 of 41
    gridlock to Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

    Reality: I predict a big downturn from last year. Best Buy did not even wait until after Christmas to shut down their stores. People are going to cut back, and save a little for the storm to come.

    Media Reporting: Best Christmas EVER!!! Sales up a Million and Eleventy Percent!!!1!1! Happy days are here again!

  • Slander me Elmo? Man accusing voice of Elmo...has recanted

    11/14/2012 6:19:56 AM PST · 45 of 56
    gridlock to Bigg Red

    One could wish that this would be the end of the Children’s Television Workshop, but that cannot be allowed to happen.

    So, instead, we will just normalize the predatory practices of Chickenhawks, and accept them as part of life’s rich pageant.

  • Obama to open talks with $1.6 trillion plan to raise taxes

    11/14/2012 6:15:49 AM PST · 2 of 21
    gridlock to pabianice
    We need to start talking about each year, instead of taxes over ten years. $1.6 Trillion over the next ten years is a meaningless figure, because it will never happen. Besides, it does not matter, because we are running a $1.6 Trillion deficit this year.

    I know. Math is hard. Budgets are a bummer. Can't everybody have a pony?

    We will have a $1.6 Trillion deficit next year. Even under the most charitable assumption, they are talking about an extra $100 Million in revenues next year, and maybe $100 Million is spending cuts (not really, but for the sake of argument).

    That leaves a $1.4 Trillion deficit next year. End result, we are just as screwed as we were before, because neither number is remotely sustainable. We are headed off the cliff, and they are arguing over whether the car is going to land 120 feet or 122 feet out to sea.