Open Line Friday!

“What I think Obama is aiming for is, essentially, a confession from the Republicans that this is their fault. And in getting it, in getting that confession, Obama seeks to ensure that there will never, ever be tax cuts again. ‘Because look what they led to.’ And when or if the Republicans concede, that will be the story.”

–Rush Limbaugh, yesterday

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  1. parsingreality says:

    Obama’s ratings are going up since the election.

    You lost.

    Ha ha.

    Blow me.


  2. parsingreality says:

    The ususal suspects.  The US Chamber of Commerce and the Republicans, stonewalling effective legislation to protect our cyber infrastructure.

    Remember how Obamacare, during development, pretty much followed what the insurance companies wanted?  Until they got it?  “We were for it until we were against it.”

    Same thing with the bill that was proposed. Highly watered down, pretty much what the CoC wanted, then they don’t want it.

    BTW, today is the 53rd anniversary of my family moving into this house on Whitaker Bayou.  Never thought I’d be sitting here with gray hair waiting for Mom to die.  Life.  

  3. Must be, because Rush has finally said something that makes the tiniest bit of sense.

    This is their fault . . . and, taxes do need to increase . . . the clear evidence being looking at what those Bush tax cuts have led to.

    This brief lucidity make me wonder what drugs that fat kid is hooked on now?  ‘Cause if it ain’t the drugs, well then . . .

    . . . sorry people, 14 days and counting, we’re fucked.

  4. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    Reflecting attitudes held throughout his personal and political life, President Barack Obama restated Thursday his long-standing fear that the U.S. government is even now putting measures in place to take his guns away.

    Obama, an avid gun enthusiast with an extensive history of mistrusting the federal government, claimed Washington’s actions in recent years have been particularly egregious and described its “rabid anti-gun zealotry” as “some real sinister, Nazi-type shit.”

  5. NeonNurseNeonNurse says:

    Ecologist Steve Layman of Geosyntec Consultants and biologist Rick Mayden of Saint Louis University have discovered five new species of darters. They’ve decided to name them after five presidents and vice presidents who have “environmental cred”. This one is Etheostoma obama:

    I am mainly posting this so I can re-share my friend’s remark, “Mr Prez, you’ve got a lovely darter.”

  6. CaninesCanines says:

    It wasn’t all that long ago that I heard the phrase “sticky wicket” for the first time:

    Some law enforcement officials, alarmed at the prospect that marijuana users in both states could get used to flouting federal law openly, are said to be pushing for a stern response. But such a response would raise political complications for President Obama because marijuana legalization is popular among liberal Democrats who just turned out to re-elect him.

    “It’s a sticky wicket for Obama,” said Bruce Buchanan, a political science professor at the University of Texas at Austin, saying any aggressive move on such a high-profile question would be seen as “a slap in the face to his base right after they’ve just handed him a chance to realize his presidential dreams.”


  7. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    Tea Party Gains Control Over Republican Policy Incubators

    The Republicans’ anti-tax Tea Party wing, which failed in its goal to defeat President Barack Obama and the Senate Democratic majority, is rising to leadership positions in policy and activist groups that have guided the party’s direction for years.

  8. DavidThi808DavidThi808 says:

    As the industry claims it is oh so safe. fracking is allowed as long as:

    1. The ingredients are fully disclosed in advanced.

    2. The local hazmat teams approves those ingredients as not hazardous.

    Yes there are arguments against fracking of any type. But this would be a significant improvement over what we have today. And it merely calls on the gas industry to prove what they’ve been claiming.

  9. Half Glass FullHalf Glass Full says:

    No, I am not making a personal statement. I am quoting from a “NoiseBot T-Shirts” ad running along the left column of The ad shows a comely, well-endowed female model wearing a brown t-shirt with that delightful expression.

    Does Coloradopols have no control over the ad content gracing its pages?

  10. DaftPunkDaftPunk says:

    Supreme Court will hear two gay marriage cases

    I’d love to see it:  The coup de grace for the straight supremacist movement.

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