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  Just Wait Til You Hear About The Tax Cuts

Boehner And McConnell Have Awesome Replacement For Obamacare But Left It In Their Other Pants

Two men, no plan, Nalponnemowt!
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnnell and Speaker of the House John Boehner went on the 60 Minute televisual informatical program Sunday to explain all the exciting plans the Republicans have for uprooting Obamacare and replacing it with something much better, except that the part where they actually said what the replacement would be kind of got left out. Asked to explain the GOP’s Obamacare alternative, Boehner offered a clear-eyed vision of the past and how things might have been different, maybe: Read more on Boehner And McConnell Have Awesome Replacement For Obamacare But Left It In Their Other Pants…
  smells like teen spiritual decline

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Books That Avoid Irrational Exuberence

Put on a plaid flannel shirt and break out your Nirvana CDs, kids, because our rightwing Christian textbooks are looking at the ’90s: Bill Clinton is the president, and America is in deep moral decline, because didn’t you just read the name of the president? Read more on Sundays With The Christianists: American History Books That Avoid Irrational Exuberence…
  what if?

What If The Heritage Foundation Were Adapted To A Sitcom Format?

Just imagine the pitch: “Mr. Moonves, think Golden Girls meets Crossfire,” says the excited producer. The Chairman frowns slightly. “BUT with mostly guys,” the producer continues. Moonves looks mollified. It’s a go. Of course viewed from the outside, the Right Wing™ already seems like an increasingly surreal network television experiment gone spectacularly off the rails, so why not push it where it obviously wants to go? Sarah Palin’s already got a couple of reality shows under her belt, and Tucker Carlson was on Dancing with the Stars, so let’s give Laura Ingraham a variety show! How about transforming Tea Party Nation into a medical procedural? It wouldn’t be too difficult to integrate the Republican primaries into the next season of Big Brother. Ooooh… how about a sitcom based on the Heritage Foundation? Yes. Let’s fantasize about that after the jump. Read more on What If The Heritage Foundation Were Adapted To A Sitcom Format?…
  ugly vile little snark mob

Deleted Comments Of The Day: 500-Vet March Was Awesome Fun, Were You There?

Our story about the organizers of the “Million” Vet March distancing themselves from last Sunday’s teabagger rally in Washington DC — they were shocked, SHOCKED! that it turned “political” — drew a rather unhappy comment from a participant who just wants to clear up a few things! “Nospinplease” writes: This is ridiculous. People who are posting, including the author, are talking about something they know nothing about to gain their own cheap political points. I was there. People were terrific and they were military not Tea Party though I heard there were some there. They were very peaceful and the rangers and police allowed them to take down the barricades — there was no resistance and no discord. In fact, they left the WWII memorial without any guards that I could see. We’re a bit mystified as to how this is supposed to disprove anything that was in our post — the organizers complained that what they’d intended to be an “apolitical” march was “hijack[ed]…for political gain,” and Nospinplease seems to be describing a political demonstration, complete with tea partiers. But thanks for confirming that, contrary to the Fox News portrayal, the WWII Memorial was not swarming with cops waiting to beat up on vets. Read more on Deleted Comments Of The Day: 500-Vet March Was Awesome Fun, Were You There?…
  concern troll is concerned

Peggy Noonan Not Impressed With This Obamacare And Its Fancy Computer Machines

Peggy Noonan lounged in her sitting-room high above the island of Manhattan, morning highball glass parked at her elbow, as she pondered the government shutdown taking place far below her well-appointed aerie. How would it affect her? Would she be able to ride the Acela down to Washington this weekend to blather on the Sunday show with the tiny Greek man, as usual? Most importantly, what solution could she, Sister Margaret Ellen Noonan of the Order of Our Lady of the Laudanum Latte, offer to break through this impasse, on the chance that the uppity colored man currently occupying Ronald Reagan’s old house would listen to her? Dimly, as if they had been cawed from a great distance by a flock of sparrows circling over a meadow, two terms broke through the fog enveloping Peggy’s mind. The first was Obamacare. The second was concern-trolling. The good Sister picked up her quill, dipped it into the jar of amniotic fluid she kept on her desk, and began to scratch her column across the crackling parchment in front of her. Read more on Peggy Noonan Not Impressed With This Obamacare And Its Fancy Computer Machines…
  Who's Gonna Clean Up This Trickle Down Mess?

During Fake Filibuster Senators Dick Durbin And Ted Cruz Derpbate Motel Maids On Medicaid

As we continue to sift through the fallout from the 21-hour blather-fest-drone-strike on the impending Obamacare of doom by Texas Senator Ted Cruz this week, interesting shards of shrapnel are starting to emerge. Take for example, this bit of back and forth between master debater Cruz and Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, when Durbin busted into Cruz’ monologue with a little story time of his own. It seems that Dick likes to go to some motel in southern Illinois a lot, and why he goes there all the time is none of anyone’s business. But at any (hourly?) rate, Senator Durbin is on a first name basis with a 62-year-old maid called Judy who works at the motel. Judy is poor, because, motel maid. And she has no insurance, and diabetes, and never sees a doctor because poor motel maids with diabetes do not see doctors. But now, since Obamacare has expanded what Medicaid can do for the poorest of the poor – even working full time poorest poor – Judy now qualifies, so thank goodness she is so poor. Read more on During Fake Filibuster Senators Dick Durbin And Ted Cruz Derpbate Motel Maids On Medicaid…
  Sad That Workhouses & Debtors Prison Not Yet An Option

Romney: Healthcare Through Emergency Rooms Is A Pretty Sweet Deal

In his interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes yesterday, Mitt Romney patiently explained that the Poors don’t need to worry about health care, because they are allowed to live even though they do not pay taxes and emergency rooms are required to treat their irresponsible asses anyway, so why all the fuss anyway? Asked by interviewer Scott Pelley whether government had any “responsibility to provide health care to the 50 million Americans who don’t have it,” the self-proclaimed expert on fiscal responsibility replied, “Well, we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance,” Romney said. “If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance and take them to the hospital and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care.” Read more on Romney: Healthcare Through Emergency Rooms Is A Pretty Sweet Deal…
  can't wait for the sex tape

Let’s All Enjoy Mitt Romney’s Old Love Letters to Individual Mandate

We all vaguely know that Mitt Romney was at one time one of those Marxist militants who sought to force healthcare coverage on human individuals with a government requirement that most individuals buy private health insurance available through a competitive marketplace, i.e. COMMUNISM, and that this long-ago love affair with tyranny is something that Mitt Romney’s team spent $100,000 to hide when he left office as Massachusetts governor. But true love cannot be kept hidden forever blah blah blah and now the Wall Street Journal has published a lengthy series of fugitive emails that managed to escape his team’s delete key, and they are just one long testament to Mitt Romney’s devout affection for the individual mandate. Let’s have a peek! Read more on Let’s All Enjoy Mitt Romney’s Old Love Letters to Individual Mandate…
  you betcha

YES WE WILL LIVEBLOG PRESIDENT OBAMA’S TOWN HALL WITH PITCHFORK-WIELDING MOBS AT 1PM EASTERN: As if you had to ask. Go get yourself some cut-rate Canadian oxycontin and we’ll see you back here in half an hour. Read more on …
  soylent green is old people

Melody Barnes Explains Obama’s Innovative Mandatory Euthanasia Panels For Citizens Past Age Of Reproduction

Look, it’s the adorable newlywed Melody Barnes discussing with a straight(ish) face the REAL TRUTH behind the much-ballyhooed Panel of Experts who will advise you on the best methods for saving the State the cost of supporting your elderly carcass once you no longer serve as an effective food or work source. Apparently the so-called health care “reformers” just want you to be able to access information about getting a living will. Occam’s razor here, folks! What’s more believable: that Obama wants to encourage people to communicate more with their doctors, or that this Barnes character is just some alien android created expressly for eugenics propaganda purposes? [Health Insurance Reform Reality Check] Read more on Melody Barnes Explains Obama’s Innovative Mandatory Euthanasia Panels For Citizens Past Age Of Reproduction…
  sorcery

What The Networks Didn’t Show

Last night, Barry the Sorcerer arose from a sylvan glade and levitated serenely above the blobulous greaseballs known as “the press corps” before delivering some lighthearted remarks about death and dying. This man loves him some Boston fern. [WhiteHouse.gov] Read more on What The Networks Didn’t Show…