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Vice President Palin demands that the Senate obey President Cruz

just posted for the pic (which I believe wraps this up)

but here is the story:

Boehner Art

I have never been fond of Minimilism
I am more of a Expressionist
Perhaps Boehner ought to study some

peace, kp

KRUGMAN: SNAP is public policy at its best-Not only helps those in need-Helps them help themselves

Free to Be Hungry

SNAP, in short, is public policy at its best. It not only helps those in need; it helps them help themselves. And it has done yeoman work in the economic crisis, mitigating suffering and protecting jobs at a time when all too many policy makers seem determined to do the opposite. So it tells you something that conservatives have singled out this of all programs for special ire.

Even some conservative pundits worry that the war on food stamps, especially combined with the vote to increase farm subsidies, is bad for the G.O.P., because it makes Republicans look like meanspirited class warriors. Indeed it does. And that’s because they are.

the whole column is especially good today:

Scene of the crime - The Only Time It Makes Sense To Blame Video Games - by Tom Tomorrow

Dear Chuck:

"Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar."

~ Edward R. Murrow

Aha – That’s Why They Were So Desperate to Get Us Into Syria

SUN SEP 22, 2013 AT 07:06 AM PDT
Aha – That’s Why They Were So Desperate to Get Us Into Syria
by Minerva

Well, maybe it was because Western intelligence had determined that Iran was planning diplomatic overtures around their reputed nuclear weapons program and ending sanctions.

Neocons, military enthusiasts, asshole media lightweights, Israel and Saudi Arabia, et al desperately want the US to attack Iran. You know, start with bombs, see what flows from there.

Iranian diplomatic overtures, possibly worth engaging and likely to be popular with the rest of the world, are a disaster if you’re trying to suck the US into a proxy war.

If the laughably-weak-case coalition had conned the US into bombing Syria, it would likely have precluded Iran being able to undertake these overtures.



Lawrence Wilkerson has a similar take on the war mongers. He calls them traitors.

And then you come to this country and you find Netanyahu's allies in people like Senator John McCain, Senator Lindsey Graham from my home state, and others who are bordering on being traitors, in my view, because they won't let this president have room to achieve a diplomatic solution. They're all angry now that he didn't bomb Syria, that he in fact, in conjunction with Putin, came up with a deal that may be extremely challenging to implement. But nonetheless it's kept the bombs from dropping, which is a good thing. And so they're moving on to Iran, with Graham even saying he's going to move for legislation to authorize the use of military force against Iran in the next four to five months. So these people are bordering on being traitors. And those who would say, well, they're just good Republicans trying to keep up the pressure on Iran so that Iran will negotiate and negotiate in good faith, that's preposterous. We're to the point now where everybody needs to put down his 0.45 caliber pistol and walk table and begin to negotiate in good faith. And people like Lindsey Graham and John McCain need to sit down, recede into the background, if you will, and shut their mouths.


Republicans Invoke the Soviet Constitution to Justify Food Stamp Cuts

Article twelve of the 1936 Soviet Constitution states:

In the USSR work is a duty and a matter of honor for every able-bodied citizen, in accordance with the principle:

“He who does not work, neither shall he eat.”


The 1936 Soviet Constitution was based on the 1917 work of Lenin.
According to Lenin, “He who does not work shall not eat” is a necessary principle under socialism, the preliminary phase of the evolution towards communist society. The phrase appears in his 1917 work, The State and Revolution. Through this slogan Lenin explains that in socialist states only productive individuals could be allowed access to the articles of consumption.


and so it goes...................

Is Your Congressman One Of The 13 Who Get Federal Farm Subsidies But Voted To Cut Food Stamps?

So, meet all 13 Republican Congressmen who voted to fund their farms with millions of your tax dollars, and voted to cut $40 billion in food stamps and kick four million Americans off the SNAP program:

Rep. Robert Aderholt

Republican–Alabama 4th District

Total Farm Subsidies Received: $207,426

Net Worth: $506,019 to $5,815,999

Rep. Blake Farenthold

Republican–Texas 27th District

Total Farm Subsidies Received: $1,205

Net Worth: $9,659,099 to $38,785,999

Rep. Stephen Fincher

Republican–Tennessee 8th District

Total Farm Subsidies Received: $3,483,824

Net Worth: -$1,149,999 to $204,995

Rep. Vicky Hartzler

Republican–Missouri 4th District

Total Farm Subsidies Received: $516,000

Net Worth: $2,218,026 to $13,854,995

Rep. John Kline

Republican–Minnesota 2nd District

Total Farm Subsidies Received: $6,548

Net Worth: $248,009 to $645,000

Rep. Doug LaMalfa

Republican–California 1st District

Total Farm Subsidies Received: $1,710,385

Net Worth: $1,268,007 to $5,596,000

Rep. Tom Latham

Republican–Iowa 3rd District

Total Farm Subsidies Received: $313,776

Net Worth: $2,315,175 to $7,650,167

Rep. Frank Lucas

Republican-Oklahoma 3rd District

Total Farm Subsidies Received: $40,613

Net Worth: -$264,990 to $1,059,995

Rep. Cynthia Lummis

Republican–Wyoming At-Large

Total Farm Subsidies Received: $14,289

Net Worth: $7,252,036 to $30,584,999

Rep. Randy Neugebauer

Republican–Texas 18th District

Total Farm Subsidies Received: $4,321

Net Worth: $6,560,080 to $19,129,998

Rep. Kristi Noem

Republican–South Dakota At-Large

Total Farm Subsidies Received: $503,751

Net Worth: -$464,992 to $674,999

Rep. Marlin Stutzman

Republican–Indiana 3rd District

Total Farm Subsidies Received: $196,268

Net Worth: $14,019 to $1,082,995

Rep. Mac Thornberry

Republican–Texas 13th District

Total Farm Subsidies Received: $29,774

Net Worth: $241,007 to $580,000


There is more than one way to burn down the Reichstag

What if the debt crisis is not brinkmanship? What if the kleptocracy wants a default? Right wing economists actually testified before the Senate Banking Committee that it would be OK the US to default on the debt.
Clearly their paymasters want to put this idea into circulation. Why? Two years ago Eric Cantor http://www.salon.com/2011/06/28/eric_cantor_conflict_of_interest/ invested in puts against Treasury bills. Has he done so again? Who else is selling America short in the literal sense? The Koch brothers?

What would happen if the US defaulted on its debt? Well, the current political system would be completely discredited. How would the crisis be resolved? Would the Very Serious People call for a super commission like the thieves who are currently running Detroit? Would we have a national version of that? Would it be the crisis in which a US version of Galtieri would seize power? We need to at least start entertaining the possibility that this is not brinkmanship. We need to consider the possibility that the kleptocracy wants a default.


PELOSI:You just can't come to church & pray on Sunday & go out & prey on people the rest of the week

Nancy Pelosi Message To The Republicons:
"You just can't come to church and pray on Sunday & go out and prey on people the rest of the week"

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