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by Jen Sorensen on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 06:50:09 AM PDT
Sorry conservatives, but Occam's Razor isn't a beard trimmer for jihadists. What it means is I don't have to accept your crazy-assed theories as an alternative to reality.
by ontheleftcoast on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 06:52:44 AM PDT
like NASCAR drivers has merit ... but many of them would be so heavily patched they'd resemble Windows 3.1.
Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?
by blue aardvark on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 06:58:24 AM PDT
I want them tatooed or maybe branded. Their choice, of course. Because once these politicians get bought they stay bought. I don't want them able to pull a Rand Paul and act like they're against something one day and for it the next.
by ontheleftcoast on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:03:25 AM PDT
[ Parent ]
paidtobe for it.
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Gentle Giant on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:09:35 AM PDT
at least claim the honor of a thief. There's another of the more treacherous variety who says, I was paid to be for this bill until I was paid more to be against it.
by Red Bean on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:25:53 AM PDT
the Kevin Nealon subliminal speaking character from SNL.
by Gentle Giant on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 12:11:33 PM PDT
"Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien
by Sybil Liberty on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:25:42 AM PDT
It was a play on the fact that it was "a patchy program". Only later was this morphed into being a salutation to the Apache people.
by noway2 on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:13:44 AM PDT
I'm [Senator Lottagraft], brought to you by Carl's Jr.
"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything even remotely true." -- H. Simpson
by midnight lurker on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:35:48 AM PDT
.....they are reserved for the poor, minority and elderly voters.
If cats could blog, they wouldn't
by crystal eyes on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:04:20 AM PDT
And where it ends is not the least bit pretty.
#kt2 - Kossacks tweet too!
by flitedocnm on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:50:18 AM PDT
Terrific cartoon - succinct, clever and sadly, sadly true.
by Haf2Read on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:07:11 AM PDT
by flitedocnm on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:51:49 AM PDT
by flitedocnm on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:55:38 AM PDT
In the time it took Adam Lanza to reload, eleven children escaped. What if...
by Sixty Something on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:07:57 AM PDT
Mitch McTurtle's front page photo is also spot on.
"I'm gonna dance between the raindrops"
by IB JOHN on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:09:52 AM PDT
drawing Mitch McTurtle. He really is a cartoonist's dream.
by Jen Sorensen on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:18:27 AM PDT
a Master of the Universe can buy a politician, he or she should be subject to psychiatric testing to prove they are mentally sound enough to subvert Democracy.
by Gentle Giant on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:11:27 AM PDT
Very well done!
I would tip you, but the man took away my tips.
by Tortmaster on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:18:12 AM PDT
the only disqualifications that Congress might be willing to pass are ones that say immigrants and Muslims aren't allowed to purchase senators.
by Red Bean on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:20:13 AM PDT
Whole lotta Saudi money in there...
Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!
by JeffW on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 12:44:16 PM PDT
Incredibly on the money! Can you make this cartoon
into a t-shirt??
by Debs2 on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:26:39 AM PDT
Congress to reflect this. Instead of the traditional "Will the gentleman from Ohio yield the floor to the lady from Florida?" it should be "Will the stooge of the Koch brothers yield 2 minutes of his time to the stooge of Big Pharma?" The more transparency the better.
The Republican motto: "There's been a lot of progress in this country over the last 75 years, and we've been against all of it."
by Hillbilly Dem on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:28:26 AM PDT
Couldn't it be "esteemed stooge" to honor the traditions of the body?
by Red Bean on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:31:31 AM PDT
by Hillbilly Dem on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:47:16 AM PDT
of whether or not our elected officials are prostitutes, it's just one of watching them dickering over the price.
Frankly, I'd rather take down Exxon or Goldman Sachs, the way we're taking down RushBeckistan, than elect another "better" Democrat who's going to wind up singing for the bankster choir.
by Words In Action on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:47:23 AM PDT
from cold, dead corporate hands.
Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?
by ActivistGuy on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:50:04 AM PDT
Help me to be the best Wavy Gravy I can muster
by BOHICA on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:56:11 AM PDT
to emerge on dKos that supports the Right to Keep and Buy Senators?
by Red Bean on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:00:33 AM PDT
It was their constituents.
Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.
by FrankRose on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:01:28 AM PDT
or Independents amongst their constituents and that most Republicans want no background checks. Those are some mighty big assumptions. Can you show me some polling data that every Republican who voted against background checks is in a state that opposes them? Because with 90% overall approval I'd find it hard to believe they voted the will of their constituents in more than a few states.
by ontheleftcoast on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:14:42 AM PDT
And definitely not the person whom introduced his plan for B/Cs along with a gun ban.
by FrankRose on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:23:47 AM PDT
by ontheleftcoast on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:24:58 AM PDT
If you really think that 90% supported the plan presented, then you should be ecstatic, because that would mean that the GOP just committed electoral suicide.
Why, there must be pubic outrage.....huge rallies that put things like the 'million mom march' of the early 90s to shame!
As Kos said in a diary not too long ago 2014 is going to be about gun control.
You must be looking forward to it.
by FrankRose on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:42:29 AM PDT
making a mistake in believing that a single issue will drive us to electoral victory. The Republicans probably made the same calculation, that they were willing to piss off some of their voters on gun control because who else would they vote for? Some gay loving hippies?
But it will be interesting to see if rabid support for gun control will start to drive a wedge in to the Republican base like rabid anti-immigration and rabid homophobia is starting to do.
by ontheleftcoast on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:48:35 AM PDT
of Democrats against gun control, it's defiantly a wedge issue.
Just not of the type you are suggesting.
I agree with Kos's diary. This election is all about gun control.
Gun controllers wanted it.
Gun Controllers got it.
Now they get to own it.
by FrankRose on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:53:26 AM PDT
control, just specific forms like AWB. But you know that, you just can't resist putting your spin on reality.
by ontheleftcoast on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:55:41 AM PDT
the results of the recent gun control attempt. (Spoiler alert: lol)
The president, himself, attached the AWB with B/Cs when he introduced the two together.
It's kind of hard to argue that he isn't against banning guns when he specifically proposed banning guns.
That is why the least popular Congress in history is more trusted than Obama on this issue.
And that is why B/Cs failed....not because of the NRAs money, but because of the viewpoints of their constituents.
And that is why gun controllers get to own the results of the next election.
by FrankRose on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:42:33 AM PDT
These are numbers from the recent FOX News poll
But the poll also found that 82 percent of voters, including 77 percent in gun-owning households, still favor expanding background checks to private sales. And, more to point, 61 percent say they would be less likely to support a candidate who voted against expanding background checks versus the 23 percent who are more likely to support such a candidate. Sixty-eight percent say they are more likely to support a candidate who voted in favor of expanding background checks.
by ontheleftcoast on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:52:49 AM PDT
A majority (with 32% of democrats) against gun control? (CBS poll)
The least popular Congress in history being more trusted than Obama on this issue? (Cited in a diary by MB)
The president proposing a gun ban along with B/Cs?
The embarrassing failure of B/Cs to pass (and the laugher of an attempt for the AWB)?
The public's nary a fuck given for the demise of the aforementioned bills?
I'm still playing.
So are you.
But don't worry. I'm certain that it will end around Nov of 2014.
I look forward to your post-game commentary.
by FrankRose on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 10:08:08 AM PDT
though an analysis of the number of actual humans represented by each of these Senators shows that minority rule is alive and well in the US Senate.
"A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."
by happy camper on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:18:38 AM PDT
You really know those NRA talking points inside and out, don't you?
I blog about my daughter with autism at her website
by coquiero on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 02:15:25 PM PDT
Quote & link the 'NRA talking points' you are speaking of.
Should be easy; apparently you know them better than I.
In trade I will link to you the definition of 'Guilt by Association'.
(Spoiler alert: It's a logical fallacy.)
by FrankRose on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 04:15:45 PM PDT
Doesn't this comic just about say it all.
Anybody got any mixers?
by IDrankWhat on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:12:20 AM PDT
Currently, the SEC is contemplating a regulation that would require corporations to disclose all political contributions as part of its annual reporting. But the Chamber of Commerce and several business groups are all fighting against this and trying to get the House to pass a bill banning such a regulation.
It will be interesting to see who they are able to buy off.
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866
by absdoggy on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:14:36 AM PDT
a number of fossil fuel Senators and bankster Senators are available too, and for a reasonable price.
by happy camper on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:15:41 AM PDT
Mahalo for making my morning!
by Keone Michaels on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:22:06 AM PDT
Fight them to the end, until the children of the poor eat better than the dogs of the rich.
by raincrow on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:49:36 AM PDT
... and so good, I hope it is protected longterm as a key to historical understanding of these disjointed times.
by catfoodnation on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:01:56 AM PDT
I love the "politician" rack.
"Patients are not consumers" - Paul Krugman
by assyrian64 on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:36:04 AM PDT
by dream weaver on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:39:13 AM PDT
It made me wince and laugh at the same time.
Here's hoping it'll go viral. I'll do my part!
--------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber
by Fiona West on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 12:29:47 PM PDT
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