Indefinite Detention? But I Have Soccer Practice at 4: U.S. Politics 2012

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Dear These People: Fuck You with a Chainsaw

i couldn't adjust the food knobs (Phil D.), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 19:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

weird I thought Robert E. Lee was from Virginia

locally sourced stabbage (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, he was, but his birthday is celebrated as a holiday by several former members of the Confederacy.

i couldn't adjust the food knobs (Phil D.), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought Robert Byrd was the last one to die? (ba dum bum)

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Moveon.org is requesting folks on its mailing list like me to sign petitions and host events asking President Obama to "hold Wall Street banks accountable by fully investigating the Big Bank fraud that caused the housing crisis." Next Thursday, January 19, we'll deliver these petitions to local Obama campaign offices so that he uses his power to make Wall Street pay.

President Obama has a choice to make: Let the banks off the hook or order a full federal investigation into bank practices during the housing crisis. President Obama has referenced FDR's famous quote before: "You've convinced me. Now go out and make me do it." Can you help "make him do it" by hosting an event in front of your local OFA campaign office?

Can you host a "Yes He Can?" event to ask the president to use his power to make Wall Street pay?

It's pretty sad that this type of action is necessary to try to get a White House Dem to move, and it probably won't even work (Att. General Holder or someone will insist they are looking into it, but nothing will happen or they will just push for settlements).

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey what kind of cash do you guys have on you

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204257504577153041166480680.html

The owners of the New Republic, long a fixture in political journalism, are exploring a possible sale of the publication and have hired a financial adviser, people familiar with the matter said.

Blackstone Group is expected to reach out to various media companies, such as Bloomberg LP and News Corp. to gauge their interest in buying the magazine, which is known for its clout among ...

goole, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

In the chapter dealing with the AHCA in Taibbi's Griftopia, there's a revolting scene of MoveOn.org getting its marching orders from the White House.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man ILX should totally buy TNR

locally sourced stabbage (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 21:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

murdoch owning TNR would be hilaaaarious

goole, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

isn't Rupey to the left of Peretz on Israel?

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

along with most of the netanyahu cabinet

goole, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

eh TNR good riddance

rebecca blah (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

In the chapter dealing with the AHCA in Taibbi's Griftopia, there's a revolting scene of MoveOn.org getting its marching orders from the White House.

― lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, January 10, 2012 9:55 PM (Yesterday

They seem to now, per my above posting, be politely differing with him and urging him to do stuff.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'n sure that will work.

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

jonathan bernstein found this, about the house member introducing a resolution to disapprove of obama's recess appointments:

http://black.house.gov/press-release/black-introduces-resolution-disapproving-obama%E2%80%99s-recent-presidential-appointments

It’s astounding to me that the president is claiming these are recess appointments and within his authority, when Congress was not in fact in recess,” said Black. “These appointments are an affront to the Constitution. No matter how you look at this, it doesn’t pass the smell test. I hope the House considers my resolution as soon as we return to Washington so we can send a message to President Obama.

uhhh

goole, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

locally sourced stabbage (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

an affronting smell

buzza, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love that the party that has put radical partisan obstructionism ahead of the national welfare for the last two years and stalled on more judges and appointments than any congress ever are up in arms about this.

Do you know what the secret of comity is? (Michael White), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah but tbf no other congress had a muslim trying to wrest control of the country from them

til the power failure (darraghmac), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

socialist muslim, be fair

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

socialist atheist muslim

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

iirc

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

is there any other type rly

til the power failure (darraghmac), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Russ Feingold's Progressives United group is joining with moveon.org to uh pressure the Prez with petitions:

If Wall Street gets investigated for the misdeeds that led to our financial collapse, they're very worried about what we'll find.

That's why they're eager for a sweetheart settlement deal that would give them broad immunity without an investigation. Thanks in part to the pressure thousands of fellow progressives put on state attorneys general, that deal is on hold.

But we don't just need to stop a deal that will cut off an investigation -- we need President Obama to take the lead and launch the investigation. That's why we're joining with our friends at MoveOn to petition the president to investigate Wall Street now.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hope there's a big Occupy/secular left turnout to protest at the DNC next September in Charlotte, cuz the religious right is a-comin:

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/religious-right-activists-plan-protests-democratic-national-convention

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah there's one planned

iatee, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder which group will absorb most of the pepper spray?

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's one for mythbusters

til the power failure (darraghmac), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would watch

Do you know what the secret of comity is? (Michael White), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hopefully it turns out better than their stunt with the cannon

Do you know what the secret of comity is? (Michael White), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

"At some point we have to decide whether this is a country of, by and for the judges, or of, by and for the people."

Um, did you just move here or were you dropped on your head a lot as a child?

Do you know what the secret of comity is? (Michael White), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol I did not really get the context of the legal argument until the very last sentence of the article

locally sourced stabbage (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

i feel like, on efficiency grounds, a progressive organisation should be threatening a response to the lack of action regarding wall st, rather than impotently pushing for a so not gonna happen long-belated enquiry into it. like surely they would get more traction saying "fuck you you should have investigated we're not voting" or w/e, over "let's keep the flame a burnin re: you suddenly 180-ing on resolving that shit three years after the fact"

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

By the way, today's anniversary makes the thread title true!

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

yep

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

libs never threaten Democrats, ever. they don't want to be Naderized by their neighbors.

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought this framework from a Weekly Sift article, The Four Flavors of Republican, was an interesting way to think about members of a party with very different priorities:

The article goes on to define the four archetypes, talk about areas of agreement and disagreement among them, and then closes with:

Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush unified the four flavors, but this year no candidate does. NeoCons can’t support Ron Paul, Libertarians can’t support Rick Santorum, and Theocrats can’t support Mitt Romney. That’s why Republican insiders keep having fantasies about some new candidate — it’s basically the same fantasy they had about Rick Perry before he turned out to be an idiot: a tough-talking, pro-business, Christian Reconstructionist who wants to abolish the EPA.

Each non-fantasy candidate exposes a different fault line, so expect Obama to run differently depending on who the Republican nominee is. His increasing economic populism of late is evidence that he expects to run against Romney.

your pain is probably equal (Z S), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

keep it real America!

locally sourced stabbage (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 23:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

obama is having a 30k plate fundraiser 100 ft down the street from my boyfriend's building tonight, which dr. morbius nickname for bam should i use when i derisively heckle the attendees?

tyga mother (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 12 January 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

which dr. morbius nickname for bam should i use when i derisively heckle the attendees?

Obamao

locally sourced stabbage (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 12 January 2012 00:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

baroque o-bomber

til the power failure (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 January 2012 00:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

bam will be there after he wraps one of his other private fundraisers w/ an ex-bear stearns exec

tyga mother (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 12 January 2012 00:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

obama is having a 30k plate fundraiser 100 ft down the street from my boyfriend's building tonight, which dr. morbius nickname for bam should i use when i derisively heckle the attendees?

Obamoneybags

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 January 2012 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

his other private fundraisers w/ an ex-bear stearns exec

this is more delicious than the dinner!

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 January 2012 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Obamoneybags

― lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, January 11, 2012 7:06 PM (36 seconds ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

might have to paint this on a sheet and hang it from the balcony

tyga mother (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 12 January 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

keep it real America!

this really depressed the shit out of me.

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 12 January 2012 00:12 (2 years ago) Permalink


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