budget deficit

It is budget season again in Washington, D.C., which means it is time for the villagers in our nation’s capital to pretend that a plan written by Congressman Paul Ryan, who was last seen on election night icing down his tuchus after being spanked hard by Barry Bamz and Old Handsome Joe Biden, is not […]

For anyone out there who doesn’t find managing their own household budget on a daily basis to be nearly enough tedium, there is “Budget Hero 2.0,” a wonky computer game that allows players to reach the same eventual frustrating conclusion of fiscal doom as their ordinary leaders. Developed by the Woodrow Wilson Center, the game […]

OOOH guys, there is a gross brawl going on in the lunchroom! “I heard Obama pushed Cantor!” “I heard Cantor tried to kick him!” “He started it!” “He interrupted me!” And that is your main political headline this morning, that both parties are flinging rumors about what happened inside a closed-door meeting between Obama and […]

Ever since the fake “should we raise the debt ceiling debate” started (the answer is YES OF COURSE), the GOP has been using this fake debate as leverage to extract deep cuts from any social program not for millionaires as a condition for approving a ceiling hike. “No ceiling hike without spending cuts aimed at […]

Does anyone seem to understand the fact that there are some very poor rich people out there who are not even wealthy enough to be able to afford a corporate jet? DOES ANYONE? Conservative tabloid The Wall Street Journal is not convinced that even the President of the United States knows this, so they typed […]

Take heart, angry war fetus! The cranky olds of the Ohio House of Representatives have imaginary-heard your testimony and finally passed their “Fetal Heartbeat Bill,” an unconstitutional law that prohibits abortion after six weeks. In other words, this was a law passed “for fun,” as it has no chance of becoming actual law. Here is […]

Allen West compared American politics to the movie 300 last week, because that’s of course the best analogy for anything, especially if you’re face down on the beer-soaked floor of a frat house or something like that. Why is it that this huge country runs a budget deficit? Women. Stupid women are always like, “Don’t […]

DEMOCRATS  7:37 am September 1, 2005

Daily Briefing: America’s Torn Aorta

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