Monday, April 25, 2011

Insuring The Elderly, Insuring The Poor

Insuring The Elderly, Insuring The Poor | The New Republic

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Friday, April 8, 2011

DC: Top 10 'government shutdown pick-up lines

The government may shut down, but the bars in Washington will be hopping with thousands of furloughed federal workers with extra time on their hands and reason to drink. It’ll be a great place to meet someone new. So, for all you “non-essentials” out there, here are the top 10 “government shutdown pick-up Lines,” courtesy of Twitter’s finest.

WARNING: Cringe-inducing puns ahead. If you get half of the jokes below, you probably watch too much C-SPAN. (But you’re not alone!)

1. “That can’t be a BlackBerry in your pocket–you must be happy to see me!” -Brian Beutler of Talking Points Memo @brianbeutler

2.”Wanna come check out my debt ceiling?” – Jim Tankersly of National Journal @JimTankersly

3. “This bar has a 2 a.m. deadline and we all have to make some compromises.” – Seth Michaels of Media Matters @SethDMichaels

4. “Let’s debate this on the floor.” – Matthew Cooper of National Journal @mattizcoop

5. “Baby, the only thing that’s ‘nonessential’ about you is those pants.” – @delrayser

6. “I’ll show you a rider.” – Lizzie O’Leary of Bloomberg TV @lizzieohreally

7. “The government isn’t the only thing that goes down at midnight.” – Adam Tager @adamtager

8. “My staff is essential.” – Olivier Knox of Agence France-Presse @OKnox

9. “Baby, my resolution can continue all night.” – Clara Jefferey of Mother Jones Magazine @ClaraJeffery

10. “What’s happening baby, how furlough can you go?” – @FredSoxNation

BONUS: “I’m sure we can both find a way to satisfy our bases.” -Ryan Reilly of Talking Points Memo @ryanjreilly

Can you do better? Tweet them using the #GovtShutDownPickUpLines hashtag.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Lawmakers Won't Miss a Paycheck in Government Shutdown

Under United States law, elected Representatives and Senators are exempt from government furloughs. Thus, if the bickering children on Capitol Hill cannot come to some budget agreement, and the government shuts down, members of Congress and their $174,000 a year pay checks would keep flowing.

Yes, you read that right. While thousands of government employees would be furloughed, federal agencies and parks would close, and the paychecks of Hill staff (who will probably work anyway) would stop, elected reps and senators, as well as the president, would still get paid.

Meanwhile, a confidential new report from Goldman Sachs has found that the GOP House spending cuts, passed last week, would cut economic growth by about 2 percent of GDP. This at a time when we are just starting to see a glimmer of recovery. Way to go boys.

Congress, especially the Republicans, have lost their ever-lovin' minds. Just sayin'.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

House GOP: Mother F#@ckers

Brilliant piece from Jon Stewart and The Daily Show about how the House GOP's slash and burn continuing resolution to complete the budget for FY11 lands squarely on the backs of women.

Daily Show: Mother F#@kers Stork BucksKristen Schaal wants to cut funding for any organization that has anything to do with abortions, including firefighters, the FAA and NASA.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Great Rant about the Asshattery in Wisconsin

Friends, I'm sure you have also been watching the events as they unfold in Wisconsin. It's democracy at work, and much is at stake. I am so frustrated, because the unions have agreed to the benefit cuts so long as they can keep their collective bargaining rights. However, the new asshat of a governor has said he will not negotiate. How crazy. That's not democracy, and he's not a dictator. Other rallies are happening across the country. You can also sign this petition for fair pay and workers rights, that will go to all 50 state legislators. Please do. This fight will affect us all, and it's headed to your state next.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Watch Teen's Stirring Speech About His Two Moms, Delivered Before Anti-Gay Iowa House

This is fucking brilliant. It's all I can say. Watch on.

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