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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #80 on: October 10, 2013, 12:37:15 PM »

Well, supposedly Wikipedia's definition is:

- The Stamp Act 1765 (Really? How does that even count?)
- The 1800 presidential election
- The Nullification Crisis of 1832
- The secession of seven Southern states leading to the American Civil War
- The 1876 presidential election

A friend had a saltier definition:

- 1800 election
- most of Andrew Jackson's presidency
- Civil War
- 1876 election
- significant portions of FDR's administration both pre and during the war
- Little Rock
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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #81 on: October 10, 2013, 05:05:33 PM »

ok so yeah the sexy stuff

this is a good constitutional crisis
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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #82 on: October 15, 2013, 03:10:58 AM »

I know it's HuffPo, but this is too good not to share:

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/14/senate-budget-deal_n_4099135.html?ncid=webmail1

Is anyone more depressed right now than McCain?

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McCain emerged from an elevator outside the Senate floor Monday evening clutching an emailed printout of poll results that showed Americans were turning on his party -- exactly as he predicted.

"We're livin' the dream," McCain said with characteristic sarcasm.
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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #83 on: October 15, 2013, 09:01:04 AM »

I'm always annoyed when that fucker makes me want to like him.
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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #84 on: October 15, 2013, 09:17:44 AM »

Meh, I've no sympathy. To ruin an analogy a little, the dude hired servants to make his bed for him just so he can complain about having to sleep in it.
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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #85 on: October 15, 2013, 12:59:41 PM »

Yeah, it's pretty easy not to like him when he's more pissed that this is ruining future Republican plans than being pissed that this is, you know, hurting people.

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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #86 on: October 15, 2013, 02:04:27 PM »

You know those sorts of scenes where, say, the evil cartoon vizier moans about how dumb his help is, right as a bunch of his henchmen run by with their crotches on fire?

I mean, he's still an evil vizier, but you can empathize.
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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #87 on: October 15, 2013, 02:30:19 PM »

Uh, so I just realized that we have two days before the US defaults.

Haha, you guys can stop with the brinksmanship now. Haha, I mean, you got us, funny joke. Good one, yeah. Haha.

EDIT: Okay, to be much more accurate, it will be roughly 2~ days before the US starts defaulting on debt-based payments. However the US does not have any payments due to foreign bondholders until October 31st. The things that will be begin defaulting between the 17th and the 31st are all domestic stuff, like SS payments.

Still looking pretty fucking ugly. Since the GOP have been clamping down even harder (and recently amended the House rules to prevent an end run around the Tea Party by allowing a clean vote with just the cooperative GOP reps and the Dems), the chances of this being resolved in time are pretty grim.

We could be in for some really bizarre theatre soon: One possible outcome is that Obama will use that 14th Amendment trick discussed earlier, followed by the House voting every day to impeach him, and the Senate rejecting it every time. The bigger TP cranks are already laying the groundwork, with bad articles saying Obama should be impeached already.
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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #88 on: October 15, 2013, 02:57:40 PM »

The house GOP is basically done now, with their hail-mary bill failing to pass even the house. In a sane world the senate bill is going to go through without a hitch. Hopefully someone locks Cruz and the suicide caucus in a closet tomorrow.

Fitch is already talking about downgrading our credit rating though so the damage is already done.

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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #89 on: October 15, 2013, 03:37:43 PM »

Yup, pretty much.

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<Eazi-F> if there is one single action that is guaranteed to make every single thing the government does more expensive in the long run, it's destroying American credit
<Eazi-F> anyone who has ever considered themselves "conservative" even to the slightest degree would be against doing so unless they were in some kind of fucking death cult
<Eazi-F> enter the house of representatives class of 2010
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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #90 on: October 15, 2013, 03:44:30 PM »

The 1% is personally losing their collective asses over this, but their balance sheets are so grossly obese that they can't even see it.
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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #91 on: October 15, 2013, 03:49:45 PM »

The things that will be begin defaulting between the 17th and the 31st are all domestic stuff, like SS payments.

I LIVE ON THESE.

FUCK
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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #92 on: October 15, 2013, 04:01:39 PM »

Hopefully someone locks Cruz and the suicide caucus in a closet tomorrow.
HEY GUYS THERE'S FREE PUNCH IN THE CLOSET
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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #93 on: October 15, 2013, 04:32:43 PM »

The things that will be begin defaulting between the 17th and the 31st are all domestic stuff, like SS payments.

I LIVE ON THESE.

FUCK


Don't worry, nothing is going to happen if it hasn't already. If the US defaults there's probably a lot more to worry about than SS payments.
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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #94 on: October 15, 2013, 04:44:46 PM »

The 1% is personally losing their collective asses over this, but their balance sheets are so grossly obese that they can't even see it.

They seem pretty alarmed by this as far as I can see.

I guess there's something to be said for the 1% finally having no control whatsoever of the Republican Party.
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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #95 on: October 15, 2013, 11:56:11 PM »

The things that will be begin defaulting between the 17th and the 31st are all domestic stuff, like SS payments.

I LIVE ON THESE.

FUCK


Don't worry, nothing is going to happen if it hasn't already. If the US defaults there's probably a lot more to worry about than SS payments.

In fact, by some definitions, the default is already happening:

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/10/14/the-default-has-already-begun/

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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #96 on: October 16, 2013, 03:21:46 AM »

That article has a conspiracy kook "please share this!" comment claiming that several GOP members have investment hedges betting against the US government.

I have to admit my first thought was "You know, has anybody legitimately checked that?"
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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #97 on: October 16, 2013, 03:32:26 AM »

HuffPo has some no-content article that the Senate has engineered a stopgap deal and will make an announcement "soon". Don't see any confirmation from legit news sources yet though.
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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #98 on: October 16, 2013, 04:01:01 AM »

That article has a conspiracy kook "please share this!" comment claiming that several GOP members have investment hedges betting against the US government.

I have to admit my first thought was "You know, has anybody legitimately checked that?"

I keep asking myself "who benefits from this batshit approach to everything" and the only answer I have is "daytime tv gets to make more countdowns"

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Re: Me Gridlock
« Reply #99 on: October 16, 2013, 04:14:54 AM »

Stocks are soaring on the promise of, uh, a massive devaluation of mutual funds.

Economics are creepy and weird.
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