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Schadenfreude
« on: October 29, 2008, 10:48:21 AM »

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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2008, 11:40:22 AM »

WOOOO
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 12:18:21 AM »

NYT: Lieberman's fate's up in the air at this point.

As I read it, it looks like Reid may have offered him a less prestigious committee chairmanship if he'd voluntarily step down from his Homeland Security chair.  (I'd read this earlier today, in the Huffington Post, but waited to comment until I'd seen that part of the story corroborated by a major outlet.)  I think that's a reasonable compromise -- it's more than a slap on the wrist, but still jibes with Obama's message about coming together and putting past rivalries behind us.

I see three possible outcomes:
1. Lieberman blinks, agrees to Reid's terms.
2. Reid (or the Steering and Outreach Committee) blinks, pussies out, lets Lieberman keep his chair.
3. Neither blinks; Lieberman refuses Reid's terms and is forced out of his chair, throws a tantrum and decides he's going to caucus with the Republicans.

I see #2 as the worst possible outcome.  Lieberman has had this coming for a long time -- at least since the Clinton impeachment proceedings -- and at some point somebody is going to have to show him that being a backstabbing piece of shit has consequences.

In the meantime, some Connecticut Dems are pushing censure.  I don't expect that to pass, and it doesn't actually DO anything if it does, but hey, at least they're talking about it.
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008, 01:52:52 AM »

4. Lieberman uses his Shining Wit to change Reid's mind, and as a result we're faced with the establishment of a new department: Double Homeland Security. Under DHS we'll have no privacy on principle, meaning our internets are tapped, our anuses bugged, and an agent will come to the home of every landowner and hide somewhere uncomfortable, like under the kitchen table, and by law you have to ignore him no matter what or he'll shoot.

don ban me thad i was born this way
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008, 11:12:47 AM »

Per Jane Hamsher, there's one I missed:

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Resign.  This was essentially what bitterman was threatening the Democratic caucus with in his press conference yesterday, when he said he was "weighing his options."  Republican governor Jody Rell then appoints Rob Simmons, and the seat threatens to  turn into a solid "R."

Don't see that one happening.  Joe's more likely to go "R" himself than quit and let someone else do it.
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008, 11:41:23 AM »

The Huffington Post is a celebrity rag for politics nuts.

Obama's Dog: IS IT POOPING?
Sascha Obama: GROWING LIKE A REAL CHILD
Palin: WHAT A NAKED WHORE
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2008, 11:45:30 AM »

The Huffington Post is a celebrity rag for politics nuts.

You know, I was just noticing how wet this water I'm drinking is.
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2008, 11:51:35 AM »

all the things you like are inferior to all the things i like
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2008, 12:20:40 PM »

That band was cool until it became too popular.
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2008, 06:54:48 PM »

http://www.hillaryis44.org/?p=772#comments

Denial, bargaining, depression, anger, and back to denial. 

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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2008, 08:59:23 PM »

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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2008, 10:21:08 PM »

...looking like Lieberman's probably going to keep that seat after all and be stripped of one that doesn't matter.

This doesn't especially surprise me -- I didn't really expect even resounding victory would cause the Democrats to fucking grow a pair -- but for fuck's sake, he is BAD AT HIS JOB.  Even leaving aside that I despise him as a human being, he has done fucking nothing with his chairmanship and doesn't deserve to keep it on those grounds alone.
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2008, 11:02:12 AM »

...So what do we retitle the thread?

I like "Democrats Are Still Fucking Pussies (Even after two consecutive massive victories)".
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2008, 01:20:18 PM »

DNR Will Eat Nothing
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2008, 10:46:58 AM »

Bill O'Reilly Radio Show Going Off-Air

Parties on Endor begin @ 7.
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2008, 11:04:29 AM »

FINALLY

CHRISTMAS IS DEFEATED
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2008, 11:36:35 AM »

...it's only going off the air so he can devote more energy to his TV presence.

Show of hands, here: who still listens to radio?
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2008, 12:15:57 PM »

Heyo!

though it's mostly so I can laugh myself to sleep with coast to coast am
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2008, 12:18:27 PM »

I listen to cross country checkup on CBC myself.
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Re: Schadenfreude
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2008, 01:50:09 PM »

...it's only going off the air so he can devote more energy to his TV presence.

Absolutely. This occurrence is connected in no manner to Westwood One, producer of the radio show.

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