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It seems Pope Francis needs to brush up on his Tertullian!

It has been reported (in The ChristLast Media, I must note) that the current Pope does not like the phrase "lead us not into temptation...

"Let no freedom be allowed to novelty, because it is not fitting that any addition should be made to antiquity. Let not the clear faith and belief of our forefathers be fouled by any muddy admixture." -- Pope Sixtus III

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Never mind. He'd like that.

I also considered this one:

Nope. It's full!

N.B. This post is not in poor taste nor is it offensive. Congressthingee Chokesondick has chosen to define his existence with his genitalia. I think of him as he wants people to think of him.

Friday, October 14, 2011

In America, even the Bolsheviks get paid.*

From The Gateway Pundit:

'Working Families Party' Advertises on Craig’s List for Paid Activists to Fight Wall Street

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, October 10, 2011, 5:06 AM

We all knew this was happening. We just didn’t think they’d be so open about it.

In case you had any doubt that these Wall Street protests were being manufactured by the far left, there’s this–

The pro-Obama Working Families Party of New York, a group that shares the same address as the SEIU and ACORN in New York, posted this advertisement on Craig’s list. They are looking for energetic progressives to help them to fight to hold Wall Street accountable. And the pay is $350-$650 a week depending on the responsibility and length of time of staff.

Here’s their ad:

The Working Families Party (WFP) (www.workingfamiliesparty.org) is New York’s most energetic, independent and progressive political party. Formed in 1998 by a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists, and labor unions, we came together to build a society that works for all of us, not just Wall Street CEOs and the well-connected. WFP is independent from corporate and government funding and in-addition we are community based; community funded and equally uninfluenced by both major parties. Our agenda focuses on economic and social justice, corporate accountability, job creation, environmental protection, and investment in education and healthcare.

For the past twelve years the WFP has been at the fore front of progressive politics,

Leading the fight and helping to frame the debate. The WFP has a proud record of fighting for issues that matter and has been instrumental in implementing key pieces of legislation such as Raising New York’s Minimum Wage, Enacting Living Wage Laws, Creating Thousands of Jobs In the Green Economy, Passing Healthcare Reforms on the Local Level, Fighting for Affordable Housing, Keeping Tuition Costs Low, A Progressive Tax Code, Reliable/Cost Effective Public Transit System, Public Financing Of Elections and Corporate Accountability . In addition, we have an unapologetic stance on supporting and pushing good candidates to enact progressive legislation

The WFP is seeking immediate hires.

You must be an energetic communicator, with a passion for social and economic justice.

Only outgoing, articulate dedicated, determined candidates will be considered for the positions.

For those candidates that qualify WFP offers substantial paid-training provided by senior leadership, on varied issues such as: advocacy, public speaking, mobilizing, fundraising, networking and organizing. We invest in passionate people with excellent communication skills and a full benefits package is offered to those candidates that qualify. In addition, there is opportunity for advancement and travel to our satellite chapters and out of state affiliates.

This is not a policy job! Through direct action you will be shaping NY state politics for the next 20 years.

If you care about New York and want to help educate and mobilize around legislative campaigns-then we look forward to hearing from you!
Apply at http://www.workingfamiliesparty.org/jobs/.

Hat Tip Mara

For the record, the Working Families Party is a member of the Hexagon of Progress.

Once again… the Working Families Party shares the same address as the SEIU and ACORN and was listed as an affiliate of ACORN.

* Huh? Look here.

Dumbo The Presiphant* vainly attempts to pin his failure on the Repansycans.

* An Asian presiphant, of course. An African presiphant would be racist.

From MSNBC's [??!!!??] Powerwall:

Obama Loses Major Battle as His Jobs Bill Splits Senate Democrats

By Patricia Murphy

Nothing quite illustrates the depth of Barack Obama's weakness in Washington better than the painfully public defeat the Senate handed him Tuesday by blocking his signature "American Jobs Act."

The cleverly named bill was sold as a paid-for, bipartisan package of cures for the country's anemic job market. But the Senate soundly defeated the measure, leaving it eight votes shy of the 60 that Obama needed just to get the Senate to consider it. Worst of all for Obama were the defections of two of his fellow Democrats, which limited the bill to getting more than a bare majority, as well as the declarations from several more that they would vote against the package if the Senate ever did consider it for an up-or down vote.

The defeat was a sharp rebuke for Obama that amounted to a vote of no confidence on the economic policies of recovery spending that he's championed for years, namely his idea that flooding the economy with public money will jump-start the private sector. But even Obama's fellow Democrats seem to have developed sufficient spending fatigue to put the brakes on new outlays, while the most moderate Democrats say the economy will never recover as long as the deficit continues to spiral out of control.

Another handful of incumbents up for reelection in red states have the added incentive of distancing themselves from their unpopular president at every chance, with a high-priced jobs bill providing just the right opportunity. The combination of real policy differences and raw political calculations combined to sow Obama's defeat within his own party before he ever saw a fight with the Republicans.

The latest Obama plan would have spent $447 billion on infrastructure projects, teacher salaries, and an extension of a payroll tax cut that is set to expire. To pay for it, Senate Democrats last week protected a series of popular tax loopholes in favor of slapping a 5.6 percent surtax on households making more than $1 million a year. Privately, Democrats say they think the tax is a “silver bullet” that could help them heading into the 2012 elections.

Hours before Tuesday's vote, Obama went to Pittsburgh to deliver yet another public pitch for the bill. "This is gut-check time," he said. "Any senator that votes no will have to look you in the eye and tell you what they're opposed to."

But at the very moment that Obama was warning about Republicans blocking his legislation, Jim Webb, the Democratic senator from Virginia, was explaining from the floor why he opposed the measure.

"I do not believe we should raise taxes on ordinary earned income," Webb said. "There are other ways to get there."

Although Webb voted with the Democrats to end the filibuster, Sens. Bill Nelson and Jon Tester, two moderate Democrats up for reelection, joined the GOP to block the bill. Tester said he wanted more infrastructure spending and fewer tax breaks in the package. Nelson said the half-trillion-dollar price tag was too rich for his blood.

Other Democrats voted with the White House on Tuesday, but said they'd oppose the bill if the Senate ever voted on it.

"The bottom line is, I don't believe the potential to create jobs with the Act justifies adding another half trillion to our almost $15 trillion national debt," said independent Sen. Joe Lieberman. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, told a group of local reporters that the $447 cost of the package “put the ugly" in the good, bad, and ugly of the bill.

Beyond the Democratic complaints, Republicans slammed the bill as political gamesmanship.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called the legislation "a charade" and blamed Obama for making the bill less likely to pass when he agreed to the millionaires' surtax, which congressional Republicans called a "nonstarter."

"Democrats have designed this bill to fail," McConnell said. "They have designed their own bill to fail in the hopes that anyone who votes against it will look bad for opposing” it.

"We're really not here to solve problems. Neither side is, candidly. We're here for some political stunt to take place," said Sen. Bob Corker, a freshman from Tennessee.

The White House scrambled to come up with a Plan B for the measure even before the Senate voted Tuesday night, as it became increasingly clear that it would fail, and fail badly.

Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, told MSNBC that the president would take the bill back to Congress for another vote, even if he had to chop it up into pieces and do it one portion at a time. But Pfeiffer took the chance to blame the GOP for the impasse.

"If the Republicans decide to block passage of the American Jobs Act tonight, the next step is to bring each individual piece forward and make them account for why they now oppose provisions that they used to support.”

The tentacles of the Okhrana crime family spread to Oklahoma.

From The Washington Examiner:

Solyndra funder Kaiser paid zero taxes for years

Oklahoma billionaire George Kaiser has been in the headlines in recent months thanks to his role as a major investor in Solyndra LLC, the now-bankrupt California solar panel maker hailed by President Obama as a model for America's "clean energy future."

Congress is investigating why the Obama administration gave Solyndra a $535 million loan guarantee despite multiple warnings from career bureaucrats and private sector investment experts that the company was a poor risk, lacked a realistic business model and was likely to go bankrupt as a result.

Other investigations are being conducted by the FBI and the Treasury Department's Inspector-General, and the issue is likely to remain on the public mind throughout the 2012 presidential campaign as Republicans claim Solyndra's failure demonstrates that government "cannot pick winners and losers in the marketplace."

Because Kaiser was a campaign "bundler" - an individual who collects contributions to a candidate from others that are then simultaneously given to the candidate - who raised about $250,000 for Obama during the 2008 campaign, congressional Republicans and media analysts have speculated that the Solyndra loan guarantee was nothing more than using tax dollars to reward a political supporter.

But the Solyndra scandal is far from Kaiser's first brush with political controversy. As the Sunlight Foundation's Bill Allison reports today, Kaiser has become extraordinarily wealthy by taking advantage of the federal tax code in ways that some tax experts - including the IRS - believe to be illegal.

As Allison describes it in his Sunlight post today, "in one six year period, during which he increased his net worth enough to land him on the Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, Kaiser reported taxable income to the Internal Revenue Service just once, totaling $11,699--equivalent to a full-time hourly wage of $5.62."

During the 1980s bust in the oil industry in Oklahoma and Texas, Kaiser bought up struggling energy companies whose losses provided him with tax deductions that effectively hid his own income.

As an example, Allison points to Kaiser's purchase of Waterford Energy, "which had all of $7 million in assets and some $151 million in losses on its books. The losses were valuable--under the Internal Revenue Code, a company can use past losses as credits, known as net operating losses, to reduce their tax burden in profitable years."

That acquiring the firm's losses for his tax use was a key reason for Kaiser's purchase of Waterford was acknowledged when the firm "filed a plan of reorganization in a Texas bankruptcy court that stated that one of the principal motivations of the plan was to 'preserve the tax attributes of the debtor in order to allow the debtor to realize the benefits of the tax attributes,'" according to Allison.

But in 1997, the IRS rejected the Waterford losses, Allison reports, saying "losses resulting from acquisitions made to evade or avoid income tax are prohibited." Kaiser challenged the IRS in court and ultimately settled with the tax agency for $3.7 million, or 15 cents on the dollar.

Taking advantage of tax loopholes is, of course, legal, and Kaiser is far from unique among wealthy investors in doing so. Even so, critics across the political spectrum to point such cases as evidence the tax code encourages evasion, influence peddling and other forms of political corruption.

Allison is a veteran newspaper investigative reporter who first examined Kaiser in a 2001 book co-written with Charles Lewis of the Center for Public Integrity, entitled "The cheating of America." For more on Kaiser, go here on the Sunlight web site.

Amercan Pogrom

The decadent, fetid, nativist bourgeois spawn of George Soros and Benito Hussein Okhrana hunt the Chosen People of God who helped make this nation great.

From Commentary:

Occupy Wall Street Has an Anti-Semitism Problem

A quick sampling of the anti-Semitism on display among the Occupy Wall Street set yields the flamboyant and aggressive protester who yells,“You’re a bum, Jew” at his yarmulke-wearing interlocutor; the conspiracy theorist who laments that “Jewish money controls American politics,” and warns the Russians not to let the Jews take over Russia too; and the self-described Nazi with the swastika tattoo who regrets that America has been handed over to “other people.” Ah, people power.

The Jew-hatred among protesters and sympathizers is diverse and unapologetic. It is, in fact, atmospheric. Tune in randomly to live television coverage of the spectacle and you’ll see—as I did—placards scapegoating Israel, Zionism, or “Hitler’s bankers.” Check out the continuous flurry of protest-supporting tweets and blog posts, and you’ll get more of the same.

Does anyone recall how hard the media worked to portray the Tea Party as bigoted? The false accusations of racial slurs, the cropped photograph of the gun-wielding Tea Partier—who turned out to be black, the tortured racial interpretation of the Tea Party’s desire to “take the country back”?

Despite the press’s efforts there would be no denying that in the 2010 midterm elections the Tea Party supported a multi-ethnic set of candidates straight out of a Benetton ad. And while Occupy Wall Street enumerates classic anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in the name of progressivism, Herman Cain has become a Tea Party favorite, beating Mitt Romney by 41 percent to 7 among the movement’s supporters.

Where the Tea Party couldn’t be tagged as racist no matter how hard liberals tried, Occupy Wall Street protesters are literally boasting of their Nazi credentials. This striking distinction speaks to the core asymmetry of the two phenomena. The Tea Partiers held up signs that read, “Don’t Soak the Rich”; Wall Street Occupiers’ placards counter: “Soak the Rich.” The purpose of the Tea Party was to get government out of all Americans’ lives. The point of Occupy Wall Street is to scapegoat fellow Americans. And wherever political scapegoating takes place, anti-Semitism is sure to follow.

In a November 2010 COMMENTARY article, Ruth Wisse observed that “the doctrine of anti-Semitism arose in the 19th century not to address the realities of the Jewish situation but to meet the political needs of others and to satisfy the political ends of others.” In the 21st century it serves the same purpose. Wisse wrote: “Anti-Semitism works through the strategy of the pointing finger. Through political prestidigitation, the accuser draws attention away from his own sins…by pointing to the Jews, whose demonically inflated image and luridly portrayed wickedness make them a plausible explanation for whatever ails his regime.” Welcome to Occupy Wall Street.

Anti-Semitism is the preferred medium of the pitchfork crowd. And today as the Manhattan mob heads uptown to protest at the homes of American business leaders (for their “”willingness to hoard wealth at the expense of the 99 percent”) there can be little doubt that that’s whom we’re dealing with.

Outside of immigrant-rich America, class warfare is often synonymous with ethnic prejudice itself. The Jews or the Gypsies or the Southeast Asians simply constitute the class to be held accountable. Class warfare is the pointed finger as economic philosophy. It eats away at the national project, lays waste to the self-reliant citizen, and disguises prejudice as justice. Liberal pundits and leftist intellectuals are at pains to impose upon the protesters a thoughtfulness that just doesn’t exist. In the New York Times, Todd Gitlin wrote, “This new protest style is more Rousseau than Marx.” But in truth there is no new protest style. What we’re witnessing is dumb, ugly, dangerous, and very old. And we will see a lot more anti-Semitism as this toxic swarm grows.

From the Daily Caller:

Anti-Semitism at ‘Occupy Wall St.

As “Occupy Wall Street” protests continue to gain steam and attract media attention, several videos of protesters spewing anti-Semitic language are sparking new concerns about the protesters and their messages.

From The Weeping Eagle:

Occupy Wall Street: "Blame the Jews" "Hitler's Bankers, Wall Street"

Atlas Shrugs

This is Obama, Pelosi and the left's movement. Obama is expressing sympathy in his desperate attempt to shift blame for his unprecedented debt crisis. Obama has racked up more debt in three years than all previous presidents combined.
Blaming the Jews would be entirely consistent with a Frank Marshall-mentored, twenty-year Jeremiah Wright disciple like Barack Hussein. "Jewish bankers" and such sounds eerily like pre-war Germany.

(CBSNewYork) — “Blame the Jews.”

That’s the message one Wall Street protester was trying to spread in Lower Manhattan to anyone that would listen.

A new video posted to YouTube shows the protester loudly and aggressively proclaiming “the Jews control Wall Street.”

In the nearly 6-minute video, the man is seen standing in Zuccotti Park ranting against Israel and Jews while holding a sign reading “Hitler’s Bankers – Wall St.”
The protestor, who would not give his name to those gathered around him, is also seen arguing with members of the public who took offense to his choice of words.

A number of others also ask the protester if Fox News had paid him to stand and display his sign to which he responded: “[expletive] Fox News, that’s [expletive]. [Expletive] Jew made that up.”

Rush LImbaugh here:
Occupier, Occupy Wall Street Now. I've often said, I said last week he who controls the definition of words, the meaning of words, controls the debate. He who controls the language controls the debate. There's a lot of interesting stuff here. Occupy Wall Street Now, 99%, that leaves 1%, roughly the percentage of Jews in the population, too. And Wall Street and bankers have been anti-Semitic code for Jews in this country going back quite a while. Now, what's happening here is that the Democrats... This is where Brooks may be on to something. It's too early to tell. But the Democrats are embracing this group of people. They are embracing them big time. The Democrats -- Jan Schakowsky in Illinois, members of Congress -- cannot help themselves. They are embracing this group and encourages this group. Celebrities are showing up now. Kanye West shows up with Russell Simmons, and he was wearing his big gold chains, and he hung around for a while. He did a perp walk, signed some autographs and had to get out of there because he was mobbed by these people. But this Adbusters bunch has a history of anti-Semitism, proud anti-Semitism. (interruption) The article about Jewish "neocons" was just one of their pieces, Snerdley, that you mentioned here, along those lines.
And a lot of people, a lot of people like to think that Wall Street's all made up of Jewish people. We're the ones that mentioned this last week. We're the first to tell you that Adbusters was deeply involved in this. I wouldn't be surprised if Brooks got the idea from this program. I'm gonna do a content search and I'm gonna go back and I'm gonna get the exact thing I said about Adbusters last week or the week before, whenever it was 'cause now people are starting to pick up on this. So here's the point: If this group is being organized and paid for by a bunch of anti-Semites and the Democrat Party goes overboard in embracing this group of people, then this could be problem for the Democrat coalition, not to mention the fact that they could unleash a bunch of anti-Jewish racism down there if they're not careful with this, 'cause there's much more going on here than you just see at the surface.

From The Washington Examiner:

Occupy Wall Street warned of a 'Journalist & Jew'

Well, that didn't take long. The Occupy Wall Street crowd has already displayed some forceful anti-semitism. And unlike, for instance, the claim that Tea Partiers shouted racial slurs at black Democratic members of Congress, the anti-semitism is on video.

One blogger with LiveLeak.com ("redefining the media," that lot) took a shot at "Journalist & Jew Natalie Rothschild" because she wrote an item on what she called "Monty Python's Occupy Wall Street" that pointed out the absurd aspects of the protest - sorry, "revolution;" they're revolutionaries down there. Rothschild noted in an ensuing Huffington Post piece that she's received "a string of indignant emails and tweets about my [supposed] Jewish, kleptocrat banking connections . . . Unfortunately, though, I have no wealthy backers," Rothschild wrote.

And National Review Online has video of one Occupy Wall Streeter having a confrontation with an observant Jew. You can see the video below, in which the protester - who self-identifies as Jewish - tells his interlocutor "go back to Israel." The protester also says that his interlocutor only opposes the protests because "You've got the money, that's why you're fighting [with us] Jewish man." (Curiously, that's the same ad hominem attack leveled at Rothschild.) The protester also noted that he is employed and claimed membership "in the Local 1 Plumber's Union."

Certainly, the majority of Occupy Wall Street protesters likely do not have such anti-Semitic sentiments. Then again, the majority isn't that big.

While such a display is disturbing in any particular encounter, it would be more concerning if the Occupy Wall Street crowd could be taken more seriously. But there is something about a crowd of angry twenty-somethings waving signs that include slogans such as "eat the rich" and "Jesus was a Marxist" that doesn't inspire a sense of electoral backlash. For one thing, as The Washington Examiner's Philip Klein noted, there are no families involved in the protest. Unlike the Tea Party rallies, these demonstrations convey no sense that the bedrock of American society is actually invested in this demonstration.

Nevertheless, Chris Matthews of MSNBCs Hardball suggested on Morning Joe that the protest might galvanize a labor movement to put pressure on President Obama for a jobs strategy and vigorous reelection campaign. Van Jones, Obama's former green jobs czar, announces that "this is a big deal." Occupy Wall Street is "about to shake up politics," he says. And film-maker Michael Moore declares that "this is going to spread" because "the rich are kleptomaniacs."

If such a movement as Occupy Wall Street could spread in America, the nation would have serious problems. As it is, the Occupy Wall Street rallies tend to demonstrate what happens when a gaggle of self-absorbed juveniles without an apparent vested interest in society or the well-being of others gets too much media attention.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

This opens up a whole new segment of the sex tourism industry.

From Zimbabwe's government organ, The Herald, via allAfrica.com:

Zimbabwe: Women rape men, steal semen

SCORES of people yesterday besieged Gweru Central Police Station demanding to beat up three women suspected of sexually abusing men.

Police also said many complainants had visited the police station, but could not divulge the numbers.

The three youthful suspects all aged 24 were arrested last Sunday after their vehicle was involved in an accident along Lower Gweru Road.

Police say they recovered 31 used condoms four of them with semen -from the vehicle, a Chevrolet, that was being driven by a boyfriend of one of the suspe- cts.

The three women, whose identities are being withheld as investigations continue and the driver, were arrested. Gweru residents besieged the poli-ce station yesterday demanding to see the suspects.

They vowed not to leave until they had seen the suspects. Mr Harry Mohammed Misi said the suspects were popular at nightclubs in the town.

"We are shocked with what is happening in our society where men are now being sexually-abused by women. It seems now that tables have turned," he said.

Mr Misi said the women led flashy lives and almost everyone in the city knew them.

"But how can they make a living through such acts? On this case, let the law take its course.

"We used to drink with them at Uptown Nite Club and we didn't know that they were behind such cases," he said.

According to Mr Misi, the women had a fleet of cars including the Chevrolet which was involved in the accident giving them away, a Toyota Mark II and a Toyota Chaser among others.

Mr Nkululeko Ndlovu said: "People should be given a chance to see these people and talk to them since we want to know what they were doing with the semen."

He said he believed that many men were sexually-abused, but did not report the cases. Mrs Mary Mangoma expressed disgust that the women made a living through such acts.

"All along I was thinking that they had made it in life yet they were making money through such cases.

"They would change their hairstyles in less than three days and I admired them but now I have realised that it was not clean money," she said.

Midlands provincial police spo-kesperson Inspector Patrick Chademana said they were still investigating the case.

"They are still in police custody assisting with investigations and once they (investigations) are complete they will appear in court soon," he said.

Inspector Chademana said several complainants had visited the police station.

"As of now, I cannot divulge much information on the case as it would jeopardise investigations," Insp Cha-demana said.

The Repansycan establishment wants you to vote for MittCain.

The same professional losers who gave you Dole and McCain and are perfectly happy being the minority party desperately try to force that Mormon fraud down our throats.

Why? Because only last week he was a proud babykiller and he's still pushing the brown light concept of "universal" health care.

From the Old Gray Whore:

Does Anyone Have a Grip on the G.O.P.?

The G.O.P. elite tries to take its party back.


Published: October 12, 2011

It wasn’t that long ago that Republican moneymen and operatives in Washington were moping around K Street like Eeyore in the Hundred Acre Wood, lamenting their party’s extremist image and casting about for a candidate with a chance of beating Barack Obama in 2012. Citing what he called the “near self-immolation” of House Republicans during the debt-ceiling fiasco, Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, worried in early August that a “large number of Republican primary voters, and even more independent general-election voters, will be wary of supporting a Republican candidate in 2012 if the party looks as if it’s in the grip of an infantile form of conservatism.”

But a few months of obstinate unemployment can change a lot in Washington, and these days the mood inside the Republican establishment is, if not quite smug, then certainly relieved. In a slideshow widely circulated among Republicans in recent weeks, one of the party’s leading pollsters, Bill McInturff, noted that the consumer-confidence index (as measured by the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters), had fallen in August to a score of 55.7. No president, McInturff pointed out, has ever been re-elected with an index score lower than 75. Around this time in 1979, as Jimmy Carter, the modern standard setter for failed presidents, was preparing to seek a second term, the index was at 64.5.

Given such fast-deteriorating conditions, many Republican veterans have come around to the view that they aren’t really going to need the perfect presidential candidate, and perhaps not even a notably good one. With Chris Christie having taken himself out of the running — again — earlier this month, the field of candidates now appears to be pretty much set, and none of them are likely to inspire any reimaginings of Mount Rushmore. But maybe all the moment requires is someone who can pass as a broadly acceptable alternative — a candidate who doesn’t project the Tea Party extremism of Michele Bachmann or the radical isolationism of Ron Paul. “If we have a Rick Perry versus Mitt Romney battle for the nomination, it’s a little hard to say, ‘Ooh, the party has really gone off the rails,’ ” Kristol told me just after Perry entered the race, a development that essentially ended Bachmann’s brief ascent. Establishment Republicans may prefer Romney to Perry, but their assumption is that either man can be counted on to steer the party back toward the broad center next fall, effectively disarming the Tea Party mutiny.

If that’s the case, then it now seems like only a matter of time before the Republican empire, overwhelmed by insurrection for much of the last two years, strikes back at last. “I think it’s waning now,” Scott Reed, a veteran strategist and lobbyist, told me when we talked about the Tea Party’s influence last month. Efforts to gin up primaries next year against two sitting senators — Utah’s Orrin Hatch and Indiana’s Dick Lugar — have been slow to gain momentum, Reed said, and it’s notable that more than half of the 50-plus members of the Tea Party caucus in the House ultimately fell in line and voted with Speaker John Boehner on his debt-ceiling compromise. Party leaders have managed to bleed some of the anti-establishment intensity out of the movement, Reed said, by slyly embracing Tea Party sympathizers in Congress, rather than treating them as “those people.”

Did he mean to say that the party was slowly co-opting the Tea Partiers?

“Trying to,” Reed said. “And that’s the secret to politics: trying to control a segment of people without those people recognizing that you’re trying to control them.”

As I made the rounds of Republican Washington in recent weeks and reflected on all this newfound optimism, though, I found myself recalling what Ken Mehlman, who managed George W. Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004, liked to say back then: “Hope is not a strategy.” It’s not clear which of those two things — hope or strategy — the Republican establishment is really embracing.

After all, in September, not long after I saw Reed, far-right Republicans staged another successful mutiny in the House, temporarily blocking a spending bill that Boehner had championed. Meanwhile, the “supercommittee” of lawmakers created by the debt-ceiling legislation is supposed to find more budget cuts by the end of the year, which means Washington faces another very public showdown. The deficit debate in Congress could easily dominate the campaign season, complicating the party’s election-year message and making it hard for any nominee to unify pragmatic insiders and Tea Party outsiders.

Here is the rest of it, kiddies, one page at a time:

It's time to raise some Cain, boys!

From the Chicago Tribune:

Herman Cain surges to lead in new national poll

Monday, October 10, 2011

Is Elizabeth Warren hot?

I don't really care enough to find out, kiddies.

From AP via Yahoo! News:

Pelosi: Don't Be Mean To Girls

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that Sen. Scott Brown's wisecrack about Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren shows he is clueless about women.

During a Democratic primary debate Tuesday, Warren was asked about Brown's decision to pose nude in a magazine during law school. Asked how she paid for college, Warren said she kept her clothes on.

"Thank God," Brown laughed during a radio interview about the comment afterward. He later said he was joking.

Nonetheless, Pelosi said Brown should take that comment back.

"I thought it spoke volumes about how clueless Sen. Brown is," the California Democrat said on ABC's "This Week." ''It really spoke volumes about, really, disrespect for women he may not even realize."

Democrats hope to oust Brown from the Senate seat once held by Ted Kennedy.

The freshman senator has defended his decision to pose for the magazine, saying modeling was his best opportunity to pay for school.

His voting record as a senator does suggest Mr. Brown is not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer. But he is an improvement over the late, unlamented Senator Murder.

"Let them throw stones. I did what I had to do," Brown added. "But not for having that opportunity I never would have been able to pay for school."

Brown attended Tufts University and Boston College Law School, both private universities. Warren, a Harvard law professor and consumer advocate, attended the University of Houston and received a law degree from Rutgers University, both of which are public schools.

Warren, speaking to reporters Thursday afternoon, tried to take Brown's remark in stride.

"I'll survive a few jabs from Scott Brown over my appearance," she said.

Another Facebook related tragedy.

From Yahoo! News comes the modern definition of "estranged":

Man assaults wife for not 'liking' Facebook update

A 36-year-old Texas man has pleaded not guilty to battery charges after allegedly attacking his estranged wife for failing to "Like" a status update he posted to Facebook.

Benito Apolinar had posted an update to his Facebook page about the anniversary of his mother's death. Angry that the post had elicited no response from his wife of 15 years, he confronted her after dropping off their children at her home in Carlsbad, New Mexico on Tuesday.

"That's amazing everyone 'Likes' my status but you, you're my wife. You should be the first one to 'Like' my status," he allegedly told her before punching her in the cheek and pulling her hair. He was reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time.

Apolinar was arrested the same evening of the incident. He is scheduled to appear in court on December 22.

How long before those smelly hippies "occupying" Wall Street try to burn down St. Patrick's Cathedral?

Or, Enter The Goat Rapists!

From AP via Yahoo! News:

Deadly riots follow Egypt church attack

CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of "instigators of chaos" have been arrested after deadly clashes between angry Christians, Muslims and security forces that left 24 dead and at least 200 wounded, Egypt's official news agency reported on Monday.

Sunday's clashes, sparked by a recent attack on a church in southern Egypt, were the worst sectarian violence since the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February.

The MENA news agency did not say whether those arrested were Christians or Muslims.

Egypt's state television said authorities have stepped up security at vital installations in anticipation of renewed unrest, deploying additional troops outside parliament and the Cabinet.

The rioting in downtown Cairo had lasted until late into the night, bringing out a deployment of more than 1,000 security forces and armored vehicles to defend the Nile-side state television building, where the trouble began.

The clashes spread from outside the TV building to nearby Tahrir Square, drawing thousands of people to the vast plaza that served as the epicenter of the protests that ousted Mubarak. On Sunday night, they battled each other with rocks and firebombs, some tearing up pavement for ammunition and others collecting stones in boxes.

At one point, an armored security van sped into the crowd, striking a half-dozen protesters and throwing some into the air. Protesters retaliated by setting fire to military vehicles, a bus and private cars, sending flames rising into the night sky.

After midnight, mobs roamed downtown streets, attacking cars they suspected had Christian passengers. In many areas, there was no visible police or army presence to confront or stop them.

Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's 80 million people, blame the country's ruling military council for being too lenient on those behind a spate of anti-Christian attacks since Mubarak's ouster. As Egypt undergoes a chaotic power transition and security vacuum in the wake of the uprising, the Coptic Christian minority is particularly worried about the show of force by ultraconservative Islamists.

Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, addressing the nation in a televised speech, said the violence threatened to throw Egypt's post-Mubarak transition off course.

"These events have taken us back several steps," he said. "Instead of moving forward to build a modern state on democratic principles we are back to seeking stability and searching for hidden hands — domestic and foreign — that meddle with the country's security and safety."

"I call on Egyptian people, Muslims and Christians, women and children, young men and elders to hold their unity," Sharaf said.

The Christian protesters said their demonstration began as a peaceful attempt to sit in at the television building. But then, they said, they came under attack by thugs in plainclothes who rained stones down on them and fired pellets.

"The protest was peaceful. We wanted to hold a sit-in, as usual," said Essam Khalili, a protester wearing a white shirt with a cross on it. "Thugs attacked us and a military vehicle jumped over a sidewalk and ran over at least 10 people. I saw them."

Khalili said protesters set fire to army vehicles when they saw them hitting the protesters.

Ahmed Yahia, a Muslim resident who lives near the TV building, said he saw the military vehicle plow into protesters. "I saw a man's head split into two halves and a second body flattened when the armored vehicle ran over it. When some Muslims saw the blood they joined the Christians against the army," he said.

Television footage showed the military vehicle slamming into the crowd. Coptic protesters were shown attacking a soldier, while a priest tried to protect him.

At least 24 people were killed in the clashes, Health Ministry official Hisham Sheiha said on state TV.

State media reported that Egypt's interim Cabinet was holding an emergency session to discuss the situation.

In the past weeks, riots have broken out at two churches in southern Egypt, prompted by Muslim crowds angry over church construction. One riot broke out near the city of Aswan, even after church officials agreed to a demand by ultraconservative Muslims known as Salafis that a cross and bells be removed from the building.

Aswan's governor, Gen. Mustafa Kamel al-Sayyed, further raised tensions by suggesting to the media that the church construction was illegal.

Protesters said the Copts are demanding the ouster of the governor, reconstruction of the church, compensation for people whose houses were set on fire and prosecution of those behind the riots and attacks on the church.

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