atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#1486: Let them eat cake!

Perhaps someday the history books will talk about Obama and Marie Antoinette*--or Nero--in the same terms. The economy is tanking big time yet Boss Tweek has lavish parties for insiders "nearly every night".

On, it must be mentioned, the taxpayers' dime.

* though hopefully Boss Tweek won't get the guillotine.

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Meanwhile the Democrats who have to do something to justify their paychecks are really, really angry at Republican intransigence.

The Democrats have 59 votes and need 60, for procedural reasons I shan't go into here. The Republicans are showing some kind of spine here, which invariably infuriates Democrats.

I wish I could say that I think the Republicans will stick to their guns and make the Democrats come up with something that isn't so stinky, but it's only a matter of time before someone caves, probably to pork-barrel spending for his state. If there is one core principle that Washington Republicans can't seem to hang onto it's "fiscal conservatism".

That's why Al Franken really wanted the Supreme Court of Minnesota to seat him as that state's senator--because if he were seated he could cast the deciding vote for the porkulus bill. Problem is, his Republican opponent is doing his damndest not to let Franken steal the election. The initial couple of counts of the votes showed the Republican winning, but Franken and the Democrats have managed to manufacture enough votes for Franken that he now has a slim lead.

The whole process is tainted and Minnesota ought just to have a new election--but don't expect that to happen unless the Republican comes out on top, somehow. If he does, expect Harry Reid not to seat him...and then there will be a new election and another opportunity for Democrats to try to steal the Senate seat.

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This is the height of hypocrisy. This is the woman who went for an abortion, the baby was born alive--though so premature it probably would not have lived--and which was then stuffed into a "biohazard" bag and disposed of while it was still alive.

Okay, here's the deal: you went in for an abortion, and the baby you didn't want is dead. You can't say that the abortionist is responsible for a "wrongful death" when you went there to have the baby killed--not unless you're prepared to agree that you have culpability in the baby's murder, too.

Her lawyer claims that she "didn't sign up for" seeing a live baby thrown away--well, tough shit! "Throwing away" a live baby is exactly what she signed up for, and now she's upset and suing because she had to see it? I suppose if she hadn't actually seen the abortionist murder the kid she'd be perfectly fine with it?

What a load of shit. Put everyone involved in this shit behind bars.

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Yesterday I got Gunbunnysmit to 50th level. It doesn't seem materially different from 48th level.

It's been long enough since I played that character that--after going up two levels!--I still have not come to the end of the "rested" XP bonus. Gunbunnysmit sat in an inn at 48th level for a long time while I played Calandraxyzz, Emwyn, and went to Maine....

I have to wonder how many levels Torgilgrimm can get at 200% XP bonus--or would, if I played him, which I don't because I can't seem to move him ten feet without something three levels beneath him splattering his guts all over the landscape....

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Another LOL for your amusement:

Okay, true, Secretary of State, but that's still a "secretary"....

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