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  •  Good Morning (9+ / 0-)

    Man those are some terrifying details on the drone attacks. Immoral and stupid like the sanctions on Iran not helping their currency drop for a program that is non existent in the classification we made up.

    Also this really is starting to piss me off.

    But behind the scenes, the two deficit hawks are enjoying more than just a search engine moment. The pair is heading to Virginia’s Mount Vernon next week to meet with the new bipartisan Senate “Gang of Eight” in an effort to hash out a major deficit and tax package.
    Inside the Capitol, there’s an increasing recognition that any major deficit deal will at least need the imprimatur of Simpson and Bowles in order to win over votes from both sides of the aisle.
    The idiotic excuses about how because the commission died it never existed and it's supposedly irrelevant every time a relevant diary is written on the subject can only make me think those that say that around here don't want to get their head out of their partisan ass to think for five minutes. That legislation will be proposed.

    And it's been a good week for me. I'm relevant again after those that hate me said I would never be on the rec list again. It is hard when no one cares about issues, but I found one in the debate that disturbed me while everyone was playing horse race BS.

    Some weren't but it's funny. It looked like Joan McCarter and I were responding to each other but we weren't(I had no idea she wrote a diary on the same subject and she didn't either probably). I'm hesitant to criticize her after meeting her and her being so nice(plus I normally agree with her most of the time on SS), though i do have to say I think she misinterpreted what was said. The President didn't say their proposals were identical, he said they agree on a new Greenspan commission tweak(which is disturbing). I went through the history of it and showed why it's nothing to just dismiss and I think I am right on this one. I still like her, I was just disappointed to read that.

    Anyway, #Uppers time.

    Thanks, joanneleon.

    ‎"Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." - George Carlin / Check out The Obvious Report

    by priceman on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:41:52 AM PDT

    •  Thanks, priceman (11+ / 0-)

      Yes, I don't think much has changed with the catfood commission situation. They just decided that they did not want to do it until after the 2012 election, fearing that it would be too damaging to Democrats.  They've been prepping the country for four years now about the further undermining of the New Deal.  And no matter what spin the various diarists and commenters try to put on it, it's obvious what's going on.  Even Nancy Pelosi was out there selling the catfood commission.  They consider it a done deal.  I hope there is a huge pushback.  It looks like they are going to push it to the spring break timeframe with some "down payment" cuts at the end of the year.  But it still remains to be seen.  The so called progressive movement and leaders of such have no credibility right now in high campaign season.  I wouldn't believe a word they said or any spin or damage control that they throw out there.

      Thanks for the #uppers tweets. I always like seeing them. Didn't get to watch Chris this morning but maybe I will tomorrow.  


      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:52:59 AM PDT

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      •  Thank, joanneleon. It is obvious (6+ / 0-)

        to those paying attention at least and it is important not to listen to what anyone in the so called progressive movement or what any so called progressive Congressman says about it before they get the "stop whining and complaining and just cut SS" call from up top. It may be next year, but the down payment cuts could happen indeed at the end of the year.

        You're welcome. I enjoy giving you my reaction to the main points. It was pretty good today. Joseph Stiglitz and Alexis Goldstein were on. Cool. If not I will post again tomorrow regardless so you will hear something about it. :-)

        ‎"Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." - George Carlin / Check out The Obvious Report

        by priceman on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 08:00:30 AM PDT

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        •  Ah (5+ / 0-)

          I'm sorry to have missed Stiglitz and Alexis.  I would like to get in touch with Alexis.  I had hoped to run into her the last time I was at Zuccotti.  There is a book I would like to get to her.  Do you have a way to reach her?


          "Justice is a commodity"

          by joanneleon on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 08:19:10 AM PDT

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          •  Unfortunately I don't (1+ / 0-)
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            Every once in a blue moon she will respond to me via twitter but that's it. I guess you could try a twitter DM as she has responded to me once doing that. I imagine she talks to a lot of people. Interesting. That might gauge a response. So yeah, I would try twitter.

            ‎"Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." - George Carlin / Check out The Obvious Report

            by priceman on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 04:28:05 PM PDT

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