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Tom Tomorrow's most recent book is TOO MUCH CRAZY from Soft Skull Press.
by Tom Tomorrow on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:50:05 AM PST
"That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State ..."- Vermont Constitution Chapter 1, Article 16
by kestrel9000 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:55:47 AM PST
you mean Tom Tomorrow's offering today, kes. Certainly, "beautiful" could not be applied to the simplicity of the TeaOP.
I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman
by Gentle Giant on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:58:17 AM PST
[ Parent ]
Maybe that moniker should now be applied to the TeaOP. After all, they live in a narrow, tight little environment not constructed by the natural world. They can't see what's going on outside of that world.
Yep. Bubbleheads, with apologizes to the fine men and women who populate our undersea fleets.
by Gentle Giant on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:56:41 AM PST
Submarines, and targets.
Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?
by blue aardvark on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:08:16 AM PST
Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
by polecat on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:11:45 AM PST
pressure. They came up too fast (Romney's quick move to the center made them all sick).
by polecat on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:09:19 AM PST
based, alcohol based, or free-based intoxication, remains to be seen.
They all seem to be smoking something.
What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.
by agnostic on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:58:49 AM PST
Guy one: Clearly we're still not conservative enough.
I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.
by detroitmechworks on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:03:02 AM PST
Guy one: Yup, that's about right.
by polecat on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:10:33 AM PST
would read "Paul Ryan 2016".
"She was very young,he thought,...she did not understand that to push an inconvenient person over a cliff solves nothing." -1984
by aggressiveprogressive on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:43:40 AM PST
That's 25% or so written off at the start of every election.
And an increasingly large percentage of white women.
Oh, and young people.
And they think they can fix this problem with ... Benghazi?
by blue aardvark on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:07:37 AM PST
a certain percentage of EVs in the bank because of the racist solid South, the Blue Team starts off with a certain percentage of the electorate because of all the "minorities" the Rs have alienated.
At some point we have to acknowledge that our coalition has a better chance of being a permanent majority than theirs
"Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
Four More Years! How sweet it is!!!
by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:14:29 AM PST
Democrats need to deliver for their constituencies. Too many in Congress seem to be on a career path where they collect votes from progressives, avoid doing anything to offend corporations, and grease the skids for a lucrative job as a lobbyist when they retire or lose a reelection campaign. Too many concentrate on pleasing the Village.
If the next step is a "grand bargain" that says young people get no Medicare until age 70, if deportation of unauthorized immigrants continues to break records and there is no progress on a path to legalization, if stop-and-frisk continues with no pushback from the DoJ, if the feds make war on states that have relaxed marijuana laws, our side won't turn out in 2014.
by Joe Buck on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 09:02:40 AM PST
by slippytoad on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:42:51 PM PST
AND the one above it.
I'm already getting worried that (to quote Tom) Middle-Man is preparing to repair to his secret underground hideout, the Pre-emptive Cave over the misnamed "fiscal cliff". The cynical among us have even written that Middle-Man wants to get this done NOW because
he damn sure doesn't want Liz Warren and Alan Grayson on his left as he dismantles the New Deal and the Great Society programs.
Let's hope that's just Adams being cynical. But the histrionics about the Fiscal-Cliff-That-Ain't are unnerving, especially when they come from the WH.
I mean, remember?
by gharlane on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:18:43 PM PST
(After all, they're nuts.)
by polecat on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:08:33 AM PST
me of that saying, "When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging."
The Republican base continues to dig like mad.
Makes you wonder...Where are they trying to go in such a hurry?
Perfect Tom. Perfect.
"We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." Louis Brandeis
by wxorknot on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:15:50 AM PST
"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you see every problem as a nail." One of the GOP's tools has been attacking minorities, and increasingly, women. This sells with to their base, but not outside of it.
There are some in the GOP that realize that they have a problem with minorities and women. But what to do about it? They don't seem willing to admit that the problem is the message, not how they communicate their message. Instead of changing, they double down, becoming more extreme, rather than less.
Bullying is the GOP's response to minorities and women. When there is a demographic that isn't giving them their support, rather than trying to win back their support, they threaten that group. I remember when both Republicans and Democrats courted the union vote (really, it wasn't all that long ago!). But as the GOP adopted more and more anti-union stances, they lost union support. Republicans now see unions as merely arms of the Democratic Party, but if the GOP wasn't anti-union, union members would be much more likely to vote Republican. The GOP thinks that they can bully people into supporting them, but it merely drives them away.
The wolfpack eats venison. The lone wolf eats mice.
by A Citizen on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:33:58 AM PST
Do not fully understand that they are racist.
You can tell them. They get offended and whiny.
By encouraging racism, the GOP has also encouraged their self-destruction.
by slippytoad on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:43:51 PM PST
when you are driven by racists and Fox News.
If cats could blog, they wouldn't
by crystal eyes on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:24:09 AM PST
This again is another example of Dems telling Republicans what is their obvious issue..
Can we please not mention how they treat all people that aren't in their special club.
Women, hispanics, gays, jews, blacks, scientist, enviromentalist, who haven't they attacked or tried to take the rights from. At some point when they are alone in a big empty convention they will realized somethings wrong....
Please please please till then, lets keep it to ourselves..
I think Jesus meant christian as a verb not a noun
by rageagnstmach on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:32:01 AM PST
regressive policies, endless war and anti-science dilly-dallying have gone on long enough to insure that the terms of debate will shift radically over the next decade or so.
Forget prosperity. We'll be arguing about survival in the face of declining food production and environmental collapse.
Now we're seeing a major water crisis in the Plains caused by North Dakota's new lust for endless fracking.
I'm feeling Cloudy today.
"Let's see what fresh fuckwittery these dolts can contrive to torment themselves with this time." -- Iain Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata
by Rikon Snow on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:39:30 AM PST
Ingredients and tools needed
3 litres grain alcohol.
5 lemons, limes, and oranges. DO NOT PEAL.
300 gm sugar. Cane sugar is even better.
1 litre whole milk, or 0.5 litres cream
cloves to taste
2-3 sticks cinnamon
3 clear botlles (1 litre or smaller)
1 large gallon or 4 litre bottle with stopper or cork
1 wide strainer
1 mesh strainger
10-12 coffee filters.
911 or fire department pre-dialed on your phone
Take 5 each- lemons, limes, and oranges, even a couple of pealed kiwis if you want. Slice them thin, and force them into the bottle. Add 300 grams of sugar, three whole cinnamon sticks, and 6-8 cloves. Add 1/2 - 3/4 liter of whole milk. Cover with grain alcohol (180-190 proof), until you reach close to the top. If you used enough fruit, this should be at least 1-2 litres of grain. Stopper it tight. Shake it a few times, carefully, so the stopper or cork is not disturbed. Place it in a dark place for at least 72 hours.
If you use cream instead of whole milk, use only 0.5 liters, and make up the difference with grain alcohol.
When you are brave enough to take a peak, extinguish all smoking materials, and remove all pets and small children from the vicinity.
Open the jug (or bottle), making sure that you make no sparks in the process. Grab a large bowl or pot, and use a wide strainer (you will strain and filter three times). Carefully pour the mix into the pot through the strainer. The purpose is to remove the larger pieces. You can gently squeeze the fruit to remove more precious bodily fluids.
Toss the strained material out.
Next, strain it again, with a finer mesh strainger, to grab and remove all of the smaller bits.
Finally, take 3-4 one liter bottles, and using coffee filters, slowly pour the resulting liquid into the bottles. Be patient, as this takes a long time. Glaciers have been known to move faster. One 4 litre bottle should give you 2-2.5 bottles of final product.
What you should see is a lovely, golden, clear liquid, that puts all other after din-din drinks to shame. It should have a fine citrous aroma, and the slightest hint of clove and cinnamon. Drink carefully, and keep away from all flames.
If the result is not pleasant, you still have the makings of a wonderfully aromatic Molotov Cocktail.
The name of this wonderful drink? Mother's milk.
by agnostic on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:42:33 AM PST
...the Civil War yet either. I won't be holding my breath they figure it out in 3 years.
"just give me some truth"
by vernon nackulus on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:42:38 AM PST
And judging by the post-election behavior of all but a few Republicans they still have no clue: witness John McCain, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, etc.
We have only just begun and none too soon.
by global citizen on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:46:52 AM PST
as does Michelle. My bella dona.
by agnostic on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:00:11 AM PST
Well this is certainly a hopeful development.
"In recent days, the declarations of independence from Norquist's absolutist anti-tax pledge have been coming fast and furious."
"Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed." -- Vaclav Havel
by greendem on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:51:37 AM PST
All they are doing is "reg-gifting" the same ideas with new wrapping paper i.e. I don't think I will adhere to the pledge - but they still are trying to keep SS and Medicare/Medicaid on the table - /Dick Durbin helped yesterday on the Sunday shows with Medicare - we need to keep hitting the Dems hard to remind them we did win on 11/6.
by doc9464 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:24:31 PM PST
I'm not always political, but when I am I vote Democratic. Stay Democratic, my friends. -The Most Interesting Man in the World
by boran2 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:11:24 AM PST
I finally persuaded my wife to get the hell away from them.
They were ruining too many of her days.
"There's a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that that's all some people have? It isn't much, but it's better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan." --Joel McCrea as "Sully," in "Sullivan's Travels."
by Wildthumb on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:23:59 AM PST
by Yoshimi on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 09:26:14 AM PST
"If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"
by Stude Dude on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 10:25:42 AM PST
just like the ones in the cartoon. In some ways they are glad for their party's loss, better that then have "those people" vote Republican.
by Grubdnikk on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:54:09 PM PST
It's like you actually listen to their conversations. How dod you do that without going medieval on them? :)
God be with you, Occupiers. God IS with you.
by Hohenzollern on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:55:10 PM PST
by thorgamma on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 06:31:22 PM PST
by you on soon
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