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A one-way ticket to Palookaville

Not too shabby (read the whole thing… it’s pretty cool):  Tom in Paine


It wasn’t the Republicans, Barrack It was you! You remember that night in on the senate floor you came down to the cloak room and said: ‘Kids, this ain’t your night. We’re going for the price on the insurance companies and bankers.’ You remember that? ‘This ain’t your night!’ Our night! We couldda passed a public option and real financial reform and taken the health insurance companies and bankers apart! So what happens? They get the billions and a ball park with their name on it – and whadda we get? A one-way ticket to Palookaville.

Tuesday: Dash Away All!

Your American Dream, that is.

I’m running late so I’ll keep this short…

In the News:

Mike Bloomberg who is richer than Jesus, thinks he can buy his way to the presidency with his new schtick, No Labels.  As if we need yet another centrist group teaching us how to speak softly to Republicans.

A federal judge in Virginia thinks it is unconstitutional to force people to buy bad health insurance policies from private parasites insurance companies.  This may be the first and last time we may agree with a conservative Republican about anything.

The Senate voted for cloture on the tax bill that they’re going to stick us with while further undermining the social safety net.  Sanders, Leahy, Brown, Hagan, Voinovich, Lautenberg and Gillibrand were among those who voted No on cloture.  Reward good behavior.  Send them a note of thanks.

Bernie Sanders had this to say on the Obama-McConnell Deficit Increase and Social Safety Net Destruction Plan:

“It makes no sense to me to provide huge tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires while we drive up the national debt that our children and grandchildren will have to pay. I further object strenuously to the lowering of rates on the estate tax, which only benefits the top 0.3 percent, the very, very wealthiest people in this country. I also am concerned about a significant precedent which diverts $112 billion in payroll taxes away from the Social Security trust fund. Our goal now must be to strengthen Social Security, not weaken it. Of course we must extend unemployment benefits and the tax breaks that the middle class desperately needs, but in my view we could have and should have negotiated a much stronger agreement.”

No, it doesn’t make any sense but they’re going to do it anyway.  Well, what did the Obamabots expect when they allowed 1800000 voters to be thrown under the bus by Obama and the DNC and they never raised a peep?

Richard Holbrooke, special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, died at the age of 69 yesterday after suffering a tear to his aorta.  He was a very well respected diplomat and an important part of Hillary’s team.  RIP.

If you are convinced that Liberals and Conservatives look at the world differently, it looks like you might be right.  In a new study from researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, it has been shown that those identifying with the liberal side of the spectrum were more likely to track the eye movements of another person than conservatives.  The researchers postulate that conservatives are less persuadable by the feelings of others than liberals.  But this is Nebraska we’re talking about so you have to wonder what the researchers are planning to do with this information…

And now, guys en pointe.  I didn’t think the description of this would work but by golly it does.  This is the Waltz of the Flowers from a very updated version of The Nutcracker, A Hard Nut, now playing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  Who says guys can’t be beautiful snowflakes too?