Tuesday, December 22, 2009


 as long as they technically win ...

Reid, McConnell Reach Deal to Adjourn Early

By John Stanton
Roll Call Staff
Dec. 22, 2009, 2:24 p.m.

Senate Republicans have agreed to end their filibuster of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) health care reform bill a few hours early on Christmas Eve, a move that will allow the GOP to technically stick to its promise to force Dec. 24 vote on the measure while still making it possible for Senators to return home for the holiday.

A Cavalcade of Schmucks

MRC's Quote of the Year
Melissa Lafsky

Melissa Lafsky

“Mary Jo wasn’t a right-wing talking point or a negative campaign slogan....We don’t know how much Kennedy was affected by her death, or what she’d have thought about arguably being a catalyst for the most successful Senate career in history....[One wonders what] Mary Jo Kopechne would have had to say about Ted’s death, and what she’d have thought of the life and career that are being (rightfully) heralded. Who knows — maybe she’d feel it was worth it.”
Discover magazine deputy web editor Melissa Lafsky, who formerly worked on the New York Times’s Freakonomics blog, writing at the Huffington Post, August 27.
MRC's Hall of Shame

There are no losing entries

Vote for 2009's
Most Ridiculous Lawsuit

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

2009 has seen its share of wacky lawsuits -- and we've tried alert you about them courtesy of our monthly "Most Ridiculous Lawsuit" polls.

Remember the prison inmate who sued to avoid being named the "world's most litigious person?"

Or how about the New York tourist who sued a club after she slipped while dancing on the bar?

Well, here's your chance to vote for the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of 2009!

We've compiled all the winners of the past year's monthly polls -- and now you click here  to vote for the year's most ridiculous lawsuit:

Microsoft Word Turd

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My reward

 So many people have been generous to me this year that we have store bought meat.  Last night I rewarded myself with two 4 oz.Filet mignonz.  Reward for what?  For finishing Chapter IX  ( Speaker Pelosi's Sandtwitch) in my novel, "Farewell To Arms, Legs and Breath".  For dessert,  I fixed a nice fried ravioli stuffed with Snickers.  Click for more examples of wonderful things to serve fried. You're welcome.  What's that?  You want to live a long life? Never mind.

No cure for them? What do we do Doc?

I report- you decide
Is "Ripley's Believe it or Not" still published?

Sen. Whitewater -  Blah-blah-blah
 Sheldon, you ignorant slut

Birth, or death?

Finding religion on death row

Alabama’s Rep. Griffith Will Switch Parties
December 22, 2009, 11:32 A.M.
Freshman Rep. Parker Griffith (D-Ala.) will announce his intent this afternoon to switch parties and join the Republican caucus. 

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

Nice demonstration of the fear being felt by DINOs, but --!  If there is a real conservative contemplating a run against him, he/she ought continue.  And the Republican party needs to support that challenger.  Yes, I am thankful that he had the courage to rebuke Pelosi, but the GOP is awash with carpetbaggers like Griffith to its, and our, great detriment.  Here's more like him whom Pelosi has a noose ready for.


People to Stone

In Passing

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 I'm feeling tweakish

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Louisiana Purchase And Omaha Stakes
Maybe we should just put Senate votes up on eBay.

Testosterone leads to fairness, not aggression: researchers

If you've wondered why female U.S. Senators are singularly, and collectively, the most vituperrious liars, cheaters, and C-Words, extant ...  

This lesson
Too late for Koon, Powell, Briseno, and Wind

MSNBC - the gift that keeps on giving

Five Reasons It Might Not Pass
Public Revulsion  leads the list

Reid Bill Says Future Congresses Cannot Repeal Parts of Reid Bill!?!
Did I say Public Revulsion?

 ACORN Qualifies for Funding in Senate Health Care Bill
Did I say Public Revulsion?

Election 2010: North Dakota Senate
2010 North Dakota Senate: Republican Hoeven 58%, Democrat Dorgan 36%
The price of revulsing the public.

Words for the GOP to live by ...