DAILY BRIEFING  8:33 am September 9, 2009

Chris Dodd Has Zero Interest In Being Congress’ Honorary Requisite Kennedy

by Juli Weiner

  • Tonight is Big Health Care Speech Night. History’s least cohesive gang, the Gang of Six, has until 10 am this morning to come up with ways to improve the bill and then it will be SET IN STONE until it is killed completely. [Washington Post]
  • Yesterday the value of America’s currency, the dollar, hit a yearly low. There are many complicated numerical and Chinese reasons for this. [HuffPost]
  • The UN will be investigating allegations of fraud in Afghanistan’s recent fraudulent presidential election. [Guardian]
  • China will soon be home to the world’s largest solar power plant. It will be able to power 3 million Chinese households, roughly the equivalent one high-rise apartment building in Beijing. [Reuters]
  • Chris Dodd will not be America’s newest Kennedy, as he has chosen to keep doing the Banking Committee thing and not fill-in for Ted Kennedy full-time on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions panel. [Politico]
 

Hola wonkerados.

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{ 19 comments }

charlesdegoal September 9, 2009 at 8:58 am

My meager savings are all in euros and Swiss francs. Does this mean I’m now richer? Can I spend more? Should I move into US stocks and bonds? On the other hand, my house is worth less than before – except in US dollars. Should I trade it for property in the US (regardless of the fact that I don’t live there). But then, aren’t the rats leaving the ship in droves?

gurukalehuru September 9, 2009 at 9:14 am

This speech damned well better be good.

ForTheTurnstiles September 9, 2009 at 9:15 am

[re=405238]gurukalehuru[/re]: Gibbs was on NPR this morning and wouldn’t give a straight answer on the Public Option. Very constipated. This Clintonian waffly fudginess has got to stop.

ManchuCandidate September 9, 2009 at 9:16 am

Considering the Dood story is from the Politico, I was kind of disappointed that they didn’t nominate former congressman Tom Delay or Newty Toot Grinch as the “new” elder statesman who would make Congress work again as a “bipartisan” (GOP rapes US America and rat fucks Demrats) forum again.

Mild Midwesterner September 9, 2009 at 9:20 am

Let me see if I can put these news pieces together: More Chinese solar power = Lower US dollar.

Support America and burn more coal!

slappypaddy September 9, 2009 at 9:23 am

that socialist muslin kenyan islamo-fascist is giving a speech to congerz tonight?!!?! he came for our childrens yesterday and i bet he wants another swipe at them. it’s too late (way too late) to save congerz, but lissen everboddy, you need to tie your childrens up and lock them in the closet tonight so they won’t see or hear any part of nobama’s speech. WAKE UP SHEEPLES!!1!!11! IT’S ALMOST TOO LATE!!1! better toss granny in there, too, just to be on the safe side.

freakishlystrong September 9, 2009 at 9:26 am

[re=405244]slappypaddy[/re]: That shit just writes itself don’t it?

Below the Beltway September 9, 2009 at 9:33 am

[re=405240]ForTheTurnstiles[/re]: Waffley fudginess leads to simultaneous pizza and sausages in the Oval Office, which leads to impeachment cobbler for dessert.

cheeto_jeebus September 9, 2009 at 9:36 am

It’s that age old situation, All that freaky Kama Sutra Sade rabid fuckin’ Weasels lovin was because the game was on, the little ring has been won and now it’s down to arguing over fuckin knobs for the fuckin kitchen cabinets while rubbing your useless knob raw thinking of what coulda been. yeah little bit pissed.

ForTheTurnstiles September 9, 2009 at 9:49 am

[re=405248]Below the Beltway[/re]: We need more Chicago style, and I’m not using a food metaphor this time. It’s time for some discipline and force ala Lyndon Baines Johnson on this one.

norbizness September 9, 2009 at 9:54 am

Triangulation man triangulation man
Doing nothing like triangulation can
What’s the plan? It’s not important
Triangulation man

Carl Spakler September 9, 2009 at 10:10 am

Good, the UN is on the case…round up the usual suspects. If it’s vote rigging, then well need to roll up Karl Rove, the Brooks Brothers Brigade, Roger Stone, and the ghost of Lyndon Johnson.

Come here a minute September 9, 2009 at 10:12 am

Being a Kennedy is overrated. Too much “What can I do for my country?”, not enough “What can my country do for me?”.

geminisunmars September 9, 2009 at 10:15 am

I’m holding onto the belief (okay. . . fantasy) that tonight Barry is gonna come out swinging, saying fuck all you fucking fuckers, you wouldn’t play, so now we are returning to single payer, which is what I wanted all along, and I have PLAYED you all, I’m taking my mandate and pushing this through (hmmm, man date, pushing through – this turned out to be a pretty good fantasy after all).

gurukalehuru September 9, 2009 at 10:57 am

[re=405278]geminisunmars[/re]: From your lips to God’s ears.

Snarkalicious September 9, 2009 at 11:40 am

I got five bucks says every one of these problems can be solved through the judicious application of buttsecks.

GreenHalo September 9, 2009 at 11:46 am

Barry walks into the room with Crystal Method’s “The Name of the Game” blasting out of hidden speakers at ear-bleeding volume. He wears a Pulp Fiction giant afro wig and smiles at the camera, revealing his prosthetic diamond-studded grill. As he arrives at the podium, he whips out a big old .44/40 and scores a headshot on the front row, waits a beat, then turns and pops somebody else’s head like a zit.

Snatching the microphone off the podium, he snarls, “Sit the fuck down, bitches! I’ve had it up to here with your bullshit! SIDDOWN! You! Do I look like a bitch?” He levels the cowboy pistol and says, “Say ‘what’ one single time, I double dare you! Do… I… look… like… a bitch!”

No, of course not. If a “speech” could possibly get anyone’s attention, that’s the one. But he’s gonna assume the goatsex position and start quoting Spinoza as usual. Maybe the undead LBJ will shamble in, give everyone the finger, unzip and piss on the floor, and then disintegrate into dry dusty bones right in front of God and everybody. That would be cool, but not as cool as killing a couple people to encourage the others and then shouting what WILL be passed and signed into law while waving a giant revolver. I’m pretty sure that’s change I could believe in.

Snarkalicious September 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm

[re=405276]Come here a minute[/re]: You’d feel differnetly if, on each birthday, you were handed three mil in bills and bonds, cut out a jammatty-ass rail of coke, shown a quick reel of folks referring to you as American Royalty on the national media and then serially blown by each person you just saw on the screen without having to ask. That kinda shit puts a soul in a generous sorta mood.

Lascauxcaveman September 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm

[re=405434]GreenHalo[/re]: Wow!

That does it, I’m tuning in tonight.

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