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Well, it’s FC (Fiscal Cliff) day. Howard Fineman says the rest of the world thinks we’re crazy.

Yeah, pretty much.

My impression from reading some rightie blogs is that they see any concession whatsoever as a fail.Joshua Green writes at Business Week that Republicans are blowing a great deal and that Democrats ought to be furious at the President for what he has offered so far. I suspect the President realizes he’s not going to get anything sensible out of the Republicans, and his strategy isto at least seem responsible and rational, in contrast to the GOP whackjobs.

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  1. c u n d gulag  •  Dec 31, 2012 @10:38 am

    And now, instead of “The Messiah,” may I suggest we all sing this, “They’re Coming To Take Me Away,” until the men with the butterfly nets, and padded van, come to get us?

    Remember when you ran away and I got on my knees and begged you not to
    leave because I’d go berserk?? Well…
    You left me anyhow and then the days got worse and worse and now you see
    I’ve gone completely out of my mind.. And..
    They’re coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!
    They’re coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa
    To the funny farm. Where life is beautiful all the time and I’ll be
    happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they’re
    coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!!!

    You thought it was a joke and so you laughed, you laughed when I had said
    that loosing you would make me flip my lid.. RIGHT???
    I know you laughed, I heard you laugh, you laughed you laughed and
    laughed and then you left, but now you know I’m utterly mad… And..

    They’re coming to take me away, ha-haaa,
    They’re coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa.
    To the happy home. With trees and flowers and chirping birds and basket
    weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes and they’re
    coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!

    I cooked your food, I cleaned your house, and this is how you pay me back
    for all my kind unselfish loving deeds.. Huh??
    Well you just wait, they’ll find you yet and when they do they’ll put you
    in the ASPCA, you mangy mutt!!! And…

    They’re coming to take me away, ha-haaa.
    They’re coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa.
    To the funny farm, where life is beautiful all the time and I’ll be happy
    to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they’re coming
    to take me away, ha-haaa!!!
    To the happy home, with trees and flowers and chirping birds and basket
    weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes and they’re
    coming to take me away, ha-haa!!!
    To the funny farm, where life is beautiful all the time… (fade out)
    Hey, buddy!
    Yes officer..
    You a head?
    No, but I’m catching up, ha ha ha….

    Anyone else here, besides me, willing to take another look at that “Secession” thing-a-ma-jiggy?

  2. Lynne  •  Dec 31, 2012 @10:44 am

    Oh, secession might work. We need to send all those folks someplace.

  3. goatherd  •  Dec 31, 2012 @11:01 am

    “Anyone else here, besides me, willing to take another look at that “Secession” thing-a-ma-jiggy?”

    Things have gotten so crazy that I have a hard time ruling anything out. I keep hoping that cooler heads will prevail, but, one side is fresh out of cooler heads. So many of my right wing friends are living somewhere in La La Land and I don’t see how they can find their way out. They’ve swallowed all the propaganda and conspiracy theories they can and they are convinced that everyone else needs to “wake up”. On top of that, NC just elected a “moderate” Republican who is going to appoint an extreme right winger as “Budget Director”. Anything could happen.

    Maybe I’ll spend my golden years living off of our squirrel and rabbit population.

  4. joanr16  •  Dec 31, 2012 @11:33 am

    They’re coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa
    To the funny farm. Where life is beautiful all the time and I’ll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they’re coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!!!

    When I was… ten years old, I think, and my cousin played that 45 rpm record for me the first time, I thought it was hilarious. Of course, at ten or so years old, I couldn’t imagine a world where those lyrics could become our national anthem. And that was the late 1960s!

  5. c u n d gulag  •  Dec 31, 2012 @11:33 am

    goatherd,
    It’s tough to have a cool head, when it has to sit on a neck so red, it can melt ice faster than salt.

  6. c u n d gulag  •  Dec 31, 2012 @11:44 am

    Now, let me see if I’ve got this right, about things deficity, and fiscal cliffy:
    After 12 years of Reagan and Bush (The Not Criminally Insane And Stupid) I, Clinton was told his Presidency depended on lowering the debt a dozen years of Republican idiocy and profligacy caused.
    And that, unchecked, that deficit was going to eat the country like it was a Super-sized Big Mac meal an escapee from a Fat Farm, just ordered.
    Anyone remember the “Deficit Clock” in NYC?

    And then, Clinton lowered the deficit, to the point of nearing a surplus, and all of a sudden, the same Oracle Of Greenspan who warned of looming deficits, now informed us that any looming surplus was far, far, worse and more dangerous, than any deficit – and that we needed to come up with a solution where we need to start to run a new deficit, or else that surplus money would sit and and spoil and fester like a Super-sized Big Mac meal at a Vegan Convention, and kill us all.
    And that solution was – ALERT THE MEDIA!: Tax Cuts For The Rich!!!
    Wow, what a great new SAME idea!
    The same as it ever is, was, and evermore shall be – rinse and repeat, anytime a Democrat ever comes close to eliminating any Republican-caused deficit.

    And, now, AFTER 8 years of the worst tax-cutting, torturing, war-starting, people-spying, deficit creating, administration any country north of Central America, East of Asia, and not from Africa, ever had, and that, before “Exiting Stage – Far Right,” left an economy that was about as stable as a HS Freshman who just downed a bottle of Dad’s prized Scotch, after smoked a blunt of Jamaica’s finest, now, NOW!, everyone AGAIN is saying that deficits are the worst thing since Satan discarded God’s airy wings in a huff, grew cloven hoofs and a tail in a second-and-a-huff, and started exhaling 93 octane breath.

    Or, is the real fear, not that this deficit will be reduced – but, if these tax cuts are allowed to expire, the deficit will be reduced TOO FAST?

    Hmm…
    I wonder…
    Why do the powers-that-be want us to decrease the deficit?

    Could it be that, eventually, if/when a Republican is elected President, he’ll need money to waste on larger tax cuts for the rich, torture, more war-starting, people-spying, and deficit creating, that the next Democratic administration will have to pay for – AGAIN?!?!?!

    Usher, come here!
    Can I get a rain-check?
    I’ve seen this feckin’ movie before!

  7. Bill Bush  •  Dec 31, 2012 @11:51 am

    Today’s NYT lead editorial has some comments that are pertinent to the whole budget “fiscal cliff” topic, and especially the astroturf “Fix the Debt” movement and Pete Peterson, the faux-sensible billionaire behind so much of it. Amazing that they have all the assets and want everyone else to pay for everything. And the “Come together” Starbucks coffee cups! What a fraud when you know how they dodge taxes by transferring profits via paying fees to “consulting” and bean-selling subsidiaries in tax-free countries! No, they have no shame. They are now on my personal boycott list, along with Wal-Mart. I’m in the market for a Madame DeFarge T-shirt.

  8. Swami  •  Dec 31, 2012 @12:07 pm

    It’s the Teabaggers last stand..Team Obama will have to spend the last day of 2012 mopping up pockets of resistance.

    Bachman sent out a tweet from her bunker on Capitol hill…#And if not, O bama

  9. Swami  •  Dec 31, 2012 @1:40 pm

    I know you laughed, I heard you laugh.. :)

    Wow, Gulag. That’s a trip down memory lane. I associate that song with my first exposure to a seeing “couple”..Herbie and John. Herbie was a short extremely musclar blonde who wore a black fishnet muscle shirt and John was a tall debonair international business man..They used to drive around town together in Herbie’s beautiful blue Riviera. As kids we used to hang out at John’s ex wife’s house where we could drink alcohol and just be ourselves,we called her Aunt Bess, and she would on occassion help some of us boys transition into adulthood. Just crazy time in life.

  10. erinyes  •  Dec 31, 2012 @3:13 pm

    At a Christmas party, my daughter was speaking with two people from Holland. They are here on vacation, and own a home in our area. They typically visit twice a year for about 2 weeks each trip. The woman is a dentist.
    My daughter is currently in college majoring in health care administration, and was interested in feed back from the Holland people. When my daughter described our health care system to them, they were surprised with what they heard. They can’t imagine a system that exposes so many to poor care or none at all. They consider their health care a duty to their citizens, not just a “right” or a perk.
    Things are indeed pretty crazy. We live in a country where people love to talk about God, freedom,and liberty, but it appears that we are in an armed madhouse that is in a state of never ending war.
    Life is but a shit sandwich; the more “bread” you have, the less shit you gotta eat.

  11. c u n d gulag  •  Dec 31, 2012 @5:58 pm

    House Republicans are really upset with the “tone” the President took in his talk today.

    Awww…
    Did that big, bad, Pwesidenty-wenty huwt yow widdwe fee-fee’s?

    Who knew sociopath’s even had fee-fee’s?
    I’m not sure that the joy they experience revelling in the agony of others, really should count as a feeling.

    And now, I’ve just heard, that they’ve decided not to do anything about this “Fiscal Cliff” – if you can say that putting the pedal to the metal as the “cliff” nears, is not doing anything.

  12. Swami  •  Dec 31, 2012 @6:30 pm

    Gulag.. The Bagger logic is that once they go over the cliff the dynamic changes, and they’ll be working in a positive direction building America back up rather than destroying it. Putting the petal to the metal as we approach the cliff is only hastening our recovery.

    Y2K13?

  13. maha  •  Jan 1, 2013 @5:48 pm

    Bill — did you get the email I sent you?



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