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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 06:46 PM
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Better than nothing
That's what it has come to.

Better than nothing.

And even that may not be true.

But bygawd, we got us a bill there, yessiree. We got 'er done. Maybe we got us a Secretary of Git 'er Done.

And we're being told that it can get fixed in conference. Or in reconciliation. Or by some other obscure machination only the smart people know about. This will be led by the Secretary of Fixit.

And the Secretary of Crowing will be crowing about how we did this fer American People.

Better than nothing.

Such a high bar that is, huh?
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 06:48 PM
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1. Don't let crappy be the enemy of the good!
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 06:48 PM
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2. I GUESS YOU WISH IDI AMIN WAS THE PRESIDENT!1!!!1!
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 06:49 PM
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3. You can guess whatever you want.
"Idi Amin"

What the fuck is wrong with you?
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 06:50 PM
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5. I'm pretty sure that was sarcasm.
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 06:51 PM
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7. I'm wondering if that was an attempt at earth humor? nt
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 09:39 PM
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16. Idi Amin is much scarier than Sarah Palin.
Palin, for all her faults, does not eat her political rivals.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 06:49 PM
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4. Welcome to the real world
About 80% of the legislation passed by your party will be "better than nothing". The other 20% is slightly better.
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 06:56 PM
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13. Reel... wurld? Whut this wurd yu yoose?
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 06:51 PM
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6. We were talking about reconciliation back in August for gods sake - let's not act surprised here
Can we at least admit that we're not surprised that it turned out this way?
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 06:53 PM
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9. That's freely admitted
Can we at least **all** acknowledge there's no lipstick that can be put on this pig?
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 06:55 PM
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11. Leave Sarah Palin alone!
:D
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 06:56 PM
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12. Even Dean said that lipstick can be put on this pig
So, I don't know what to tell you. I'm still mystified by the lack of objection from the likes of Greyson, Mrs Kennedy, Weiner, Franken, Sanders & many others.
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Old Codger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 06:56 PM
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14. BUT
The bill they were talking about then was a far cry better than the piece of doo-doo we are looking at now
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libertypirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 06:51 PM
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8. They just want to pretend that they have accomplished something.
It has become replacement for actually spending political capital, you waste it!
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Goldstein1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 06:55 PM
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10. 2010 & 2012
We give them what they're giving us.
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Xicano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 07:06 PM
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15. Fix it? Is this anything like fixing FISA like they said he would as soon as he got elected?
Edited on Sun Dec-20-09 07:07 PM by Xicano
Besides, when a wreck is a total wreck the only way of "fixing" it is to melt it down and start over.

Jesus H'Christ, fix it - sigh!






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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 09:43 PM
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17. I'd say this is worse than nothing
Thanks to the provision that allows the crooks to sell across state lines. They'll soon be flocking to whatever state has the fewest regulations and mandates (and the majority of mandates are for conditions more common to or exclusive to women and children).

Just like what happened with the credit card companies moving to South Dakota with its lax usury laws.
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LooseWilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 09:48 PM
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18. Is that why all my banks are based in SD now?
It's hard to keep track of where they're based sometimes, though the "why" guessing games can help pass the time.
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 10:14 PM
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19. Yup
I don't know quite how they pull it off - you'll notice their corporate executives haven't all moved to Sioux Falls or Rapid City.
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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 10:27 PM
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20. It's not better than nothing, it's worse. With nothing, at least I don't get charged for what I'll
never be able to use. With this piece of shit bill, I WILL get charged for what I'll never be able to use. Either way I have no health care, but before, nothing at least didn't cost me anything.
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-20-09 10:38 PM
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21. That's Been the Story of the Democratic Party For the Last Two Decades.
Their only selling point is "we're not the republicans".
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