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Pass the Bill

By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: December 17, 2009

A message to progressives: By all means, hang Senator Joe Lieberman in effigy. Declare that you’re disappointed in and/or disgusted with President Obama. Demand a change in Senate rules that, combined with the Republican strategy of total obstructionism, are in the process of making America ungovernable.

But meanwhile, pass the health care bill.

Yes, the filibuster-imposed need to get votes from “centrist” senators has led to a bill that falls a long way short of ideal. Worse, some of those senators seem motivated largely by a desire to protect the interests of insurance companies — with the possible exception of Mr. Lieberman, who seems motivated by sheer spite.

But let’s all take a deep breath, and consider just how much good this bill would do, if passed — and how much better it would be than anything that seemed possible just a few years ago. With all its flaws, the Senate health bill would be the biggest expansion of the social safety net since Medicare, greatly improving the lives of millions. Getting this bill would be much, much better than watching health care reform fail....


Man has some good points. That's why he's got a goddamn Nobel, and you don't. But, it still sucks.

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Love how Lieberman's boyfriend tries to go all postal on Al. Classic.
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You tell 'em, Al.
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Justin Charity: Christian Groups To Protest For The Right To Gay Bash - Politics - Air America

The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission plans to protest the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which President Obama signed into law last month, by preaching outside of the Justice Department. Pastor Paul Blair is apparently concerned that the law will infringe on Christians' constitutional rights to act out their bigotry.

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You know, you wanna be a douchebag, this is America, you can be a douchebag.

But, that's not gonna keep the rest of us from thinking you're a bunch of douchebags.

Or worse yet, we're gonna start ignoring you. Which is probably what you're really upset about.
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MoveOn.org ordered me to post this, so, being an unthinking zombie robot, I DID. I think maybe it is part of The Gay Agenda.
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"I just felt like the country was badly damaged following the eight years of George W. Bush and that collection of morons that he had around him running this country into a ditch...." Jack FTW.
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The Barack H. Obama Presidential Super Action Presidential Large Figure yay!!!!!

We still want a Rahm Emanuel doll as a sidekick, but we'll settle for Dr. Who )
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And, he's got a cool name, and he's from Hawaii (so he's tiki), so, go buy a tee shirt or something.
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From
The seven wonkiest things you never thought you'd say:

"Geithner for treasury? Are you out of your freaking mind?!"

So what if you never learned the names of any president's cabinet before. This is Obama's cabinet, which means it's going to be like the Super Friends. You know all the names of the Super Friends don't you?


Our favorite. But, go read 'em all.
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"As of last night, Barack Obama has now become for the first time in American history the very first African-American to be elected Jesus. Now everything will be better forever HOORAAAAAAY! Except if you're gay."

--Fafnir
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Our Barista gots McCain cookies.*

The Obama ones sold out.

*No, they didn't give him a scary alien brain, that's just the distortion from the glass case.
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Fortunately, there's a reference for the rest of us!


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Evil [livejournal.com profile] warren_ellis (professional mordant Englishman + part-time Internet Jesus) put this up the other day, and we really can't stop thinking about it.



In a nutshell: what happens when you shove a microphone at a paranoid schizophrenic and ask, "So, who are you voting for?"

*Goes back to sticking head in a bucket 'til election is safely over.*

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The neighbors have repainted their garage again we see.

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