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Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-22-2009, 12:46 PM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: Go Reid, Go!

I think we can all agree: she's almost as pathetic in her attention-seeking as you are.
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-09-2009, 08:06 PM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: Go Nancy, Go!

Not enough spine. Too much assumption of good faith. Probably both.



EK does make good points, though. Thanks for passing that along.
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-09-2009, 07:23 PM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: Go Nancy, Go!

Tim F. has an interesting post (http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=29491) on this event. While he does sigh at the wingnuttiness of it all, he also makes a reasoned case along the lines of my immediate...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-09-2009, 07:06 PM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: Go Nancy, Go!

Noted. As I said, I can't really comment on the specifics.

[Added] But given the current situation (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=137192#post137192), I'm happy that at least some...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-09-2009, 05:42 PM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Say it with pictures

Jake Taplin (http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/09/06/obamas_big_question/) (via Attaturk (http://rising-hegemon.blogspot.com/2009/09/damn-straight.html)):



(Original image link...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-09-2009, 05:25 PM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: Go Nancy, Go!

I dunno. I haven't looked at the details closely enough to be sure (in large part because I think lots will change once the Senate and House go to conference), but my sense is that this may well be...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-09-2009, 03:01 PM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: devils in blue dresses

Thanks for that, clay. The news about the vote tallies breaking the "filibuster" was instructive. Interesting also that three Republicans voted to defeat the stalling maneuver.
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-09-2009, 04:43 AM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: devils in blue dresses

Some data from the NYT (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/11/08/us/politics/1108-health-care-vote.html) (emph. added):



(Whereupon a big ol' table follows.)

It'll be interesting to see...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-09-2009, 12:16 AM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: devils in blue dresses

Points taken, and I know you're not forgiving the ConservaDems for their vote on this bill. Just wanted to register a little disagreement for the record.
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-08-2009, 10:54 PM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: devils in blue dresses

That's of course true to some degree, but it is also undoubtedly true that some of these ConservaDems did their level best to water down the bill while it was being crafted, and then ended up voting...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-08-2009, 06:50 PM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: devils in blue dresses

Related: Ann Friedman (http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/tapped_archive?month=11&year=2009&base_name=whose_health_care_victory) (via Adam Serwer (http://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/5537961587)):
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-08-2009, 05:48 PM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: devils in blue dresses

Marcy Wheeler on Bart Stupak (http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2009/11/08/bart-stupaks-c-street-sepsis/) (via (http://meteor-blades.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/11/8/802159/-Midday-Open-Thread)):
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-08-2009, 05:14 PM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: devils in blue dresses

Thanks.

Here's another view of the hall of shame, from Scott Lemieux (http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/2009/11/dirty-four-dozen.html):



About the numbers: Scott's link points you to a list of...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-08-2009, 04:53 PM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: Go Nancy, Go!

Agreed. I don't understand why they can't grasp this.

(I think big money has a lot to do with it, though, especially on HCR. Some politicians are honest -- they stay bought.)[/quote]

I was...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-08-2009, 04:09 PM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: He Had No Choice

Yes, that does seem to be the calm, cool, and collected consensus of Greater Wingnuttia. (Fine example here (http://wonkette.com/412080/republican-voting-for-health-care-dachau-too), more from the...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-08-2009, 01:55 AM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: Go Nancy, Go!

Wow.

Well, the wingnuts love that kind of behavior (cf. Joe "You Lie!!!1!" Wilson and the teabaggers disrupting the town hall meetings). But I do hope enough Republican sympathizers will realize...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-08-2009, 01:16 AM
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Views: 4,039
Posted By bjkeefe
Re: Go Nancy, Go!

Very nice celebratory post (http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=29436) from DougJ.

I loved Rufus back in the day.
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-08-2009, 01:08 AM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: Go Nancy, Go!

LOL!



Agreed. I don't understand why they can't grasp this.

(I think big money has a lot to do with it, though, especially on HCR. Some politicians are honest -- they stay bought.)
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-08-2009, 01:07 AM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: Profile in Courage!

The twittering wingnuts are out for blood (http://twitter.com/#search?q=%40AnhJosephCao).
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-08-2009, 12:56 AM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: Go Nancy, Go!

And he just added another post (http://wonkette.com/412079/house-votes-to-kill-your-grandmother-all-christians-220-215), to report the vote. Bonus: There is a graphic of (how the wingnuts see) Nancy...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-08-2009, 12:30 AM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: Go Nancy, Go!

How much longer does he get that pass?
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-08-2009, 12:28 AM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: Go Nancy, Go!

That is a classic post. Yglesias deserves permanent recognition for that one.
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-08-2009, 12:26 AM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: Go Nancy, Go!

For some reason, every time I hear "Luke Russert," I think "Luke Walton," who is actually not a terrible basketball player, even by NBA standards.

I have never seen Luke Russert. How bad is he? ...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-08-2009, 12:08 AM
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Posted By bjkeefe
Re: Go Nancy, Go!

Jim Newell has some comical coverage of the day in the House here (http://wonkette.com/412074/house-health-care-debate-just-a-bunch-of-babies-goin-nuts), here...
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