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  1. I am glad somebody asked that question, (1 Reply)

    because I happen to have just scribbled rather a long answer to it, which you might be interested if you will accept Senator Fehrnstrom as a stand-in for Mississippi.

    In brief, Fabulous Fernie has explained that Mississippi has only to turn itself into Massachusetts, as it were, after which everything will be hunky-dory.

    The bad news is that Mittius Coriolanus Pompo, Demander of Apologies, Master of Seamus, &c. &c. &c. does not propose (as POTUS) to help in the transformation at all.

    Happy days.

  2. But it is still there, ¿is it not?, Senator Fehrnstrom’s organization? (1 Reply)

    Why, as you can see,

    _Fishwrap_ e-front 03OCT12
    (( your massage will appear here ))

    ¡Paddy just [10/03/2012 03:43] linked to it meself with no trouble at all!

    But seriously, Fabulous Fernie does seem to be campaignin as if

    But no, ¿who wants “but seriously” on Debate Day?

    Machiavelli, Fehrnstrom, Weed
    (( Masters of Mass. Manipulation ))

    Happy days.

  3. All very well, but the BoZo Skipper (0 Replies)

    demands to hear it from Kravitz, Esq.:

    Five Things you should know today, October 1, 2012
    by: Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno
    Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 07:28:28 AM EDT

    (…)

    1. One week later, former SCOTUS clerk David Kravitz of Blue Mass Group still hasn’t weighed in on Law License controversy

    Even though he has a different political view than I, one of the first places I turn when legal news breaks is Blue Mass Group. David Kravitz, one of the editors of BMG clerked for Sandra Day O’Connor and worked as an executive lawyer during the Weld-ucci years in Massachusetts. His take on the law is usually spot on.

    This is why I have been extremely confused that he has not weighed in on Elizabeth Warren’s lack of a law license in Massachusetts. If there was a clear defense of Warren, I’m sure that David would have given it already.

    Not only has he not done so at Blue Mass Group, he missed a chance when he bailed on an appearance on WGBH’s Radio Boston, where the main topic was the law license scandal.

    I’m looking forward to Kravitz’s take on the brewing scandal.

    Happy days.

  4. Sorry, Charlie, (2 Replies)

    Allegator tears

    but really, ’tis wiser not to count one’s boobies before they are Hatched:

    As to congressional staff working on campaigns, there are no Federal statutes, regulations or rules which specifically prohibit employees of the House of Representatives from engaging in general campaign activity. The broad prohibition against campaign activity by executive branch personnel, known as the “Hatch Act”, is not applicable to congressional employees. Thus, apart from certain restrictions in the area of campaign contributions and solicitations, House employees may participate in partisan campaign activities. There do, however, exist broad ethical guidelines which direct that House staff fulfill their official congressional duties for which they receive compensation from the Government. Consequently, congressional employees should not engage in campaign activities to the neglect of their official duties; and once they have fulfilled their official duties, they are then generally free to engage in partisan campaign activity.

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  5. Why not? (0 Replies)

    If you will just try to think like a Republicanine for a moment, I believe you will notice without much difficulty that the Lucky Duckies do not get free apartments, or free groceries, or free much of anything else simply because they do not have what is (rather technically) called ‘income’. Even a small discount on that basis is rare.

    Why should government be any different?

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  6. "Mitt Romney suffers fresh blow as key ally quits campaign" (0 Replies)

    Mitt Romney’s stuttering bid for the US presidency suffered yet another setback as his campaign co-chairman announced he was quitting, sparking accusations that he was ‘deserting a sinking ship.’

    American Nordic
    (( “American Nordic” by The Daily Torygraph ))

    See also Miss Piggy in this morning’s Wall Street Jingo.

    Happy days.

    ===> ¿What happened to previewing posts? If the above looks like rubbish, kindly blame George W. Bush.

  7. To make the dreary political personal and vivid, (0 Replies)

    comes this little gem from Comrade Robinson:

    Hold it — breaking news; this just in: after the “Meet the Press” appearance, a Romney aide clarified that Romney didn’t actually intend to guarantee that people with preexisting conditions could get insurance. Rather, he would somehow encourage the free market to provide such coverage — even though, as anyone with diabetes or kidney disease can attest, the free market does no such thing.

    My advice is that before making a serious attempt to understand what Romney might actually do, make sure your health-insurance policy covers whiplash.

    Happy days.

  8. Nothing that emanates from the far blue fastnesses of (0 Replies)

    Morningloryside Heights in the City of Bosstown (NY) is to be dismissed lightly.

    Nevertheless, a humble footsoldier in the E-Legion of All Progressive Humanity who likes to call meself “Paddy McTammany” feels none too happy in a political climate that features a steady dismal drizzle of de haut en bas tripe and baloney about — against — the “second-generation political politician [and] creature of the political machine.”

    These wannabe sneerwords are, of course, highest praise. Praise for which S. Phillip Fratboy, distinguished current warmer of The People’s Seat™ though he have the honor to be, scarcely begins to qualify.

    Happy days.

    P.S. Paddy and Eye happen to have at hand the following little freebie that features a pretty pair of Viewers from Morningloryside Heights:

    Uranus showin young Jove all the kingdoms of the earth
    (( “Somewhereville? Way down over there, son. I think.” ))

  9. And sometimes it is better for Success to be a fatherless bastard (0 Replies)

    Or at least look that way.

    Those who pursue nifty schemes of Native Management should, if sensible, almost always hope to be noticed as little as possible. The fewer people outside the Colonial Lobby interested in colonialism, the better, for as soon as Tom, Dick and Harriet begin noticing — when there is a hard-to-miss Boer War or Tet Offensive — the whole long-term programme is put at risk.

    The specially interested Colonial Lobby does have to persuade a few official persons, especially at the War Department and the Treasury, to take an interest as well. By any rational calculation, however, the fewer there are, the better.

    ¡Softly, softly, catchee monkey!

    As ever,
    Rear-Colonel McTammany

  10. Considered as a possible poster boy for American Decline, however, (0 Replies)

    there is much to be said for Citizen Clint.

    Just to establish that Paddy McTammany has utterly no gift for idols and icons and a’ that graphics guff, here’s me own idea of the poster:

    American Decline (draft of poster)
    (( Click image for additional eye-glazing McDetails ))

    Happy days.

  11. Thank you very much, sir. Of course you understand (0 Replies)

    that we humble never doubted you for a moment.

    Happy days.

  12. "Very sad" (0 Replies)

    Paddy McTammany has me doubts

    about that sort of profession.

    Yet if it be so indeed, perhaps a quick glance over here may cheer one back up a little.

    Happy days.

  13. Voice of the People v. "Mallory Factor" (1 Reply)

    2 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars PANDERING AND ONE-SIDED, August 24, 2012
    By Chris – See all my reviews
    This review is from: _Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind_ (Hardcover)

    Yes, there are problems with unions, and this book takes a look. But Gvmt Employee unions are not destroying our country. There are many factors contributing to the corruption of our government. Instead of looking at the top-down problem, this book focuses on unions as though John Birch himself was the author. If you believe that communism is still a threat to America… If you believe that capitalism is incapable of corruption… If you believe the Republican Party would save America from misguided liberals if only the unions would get out of the way, this is your book. Then again, if you believe the problems in America are more complex than that, pass… Don’t waste your time.

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    1 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars MORE FAILED RIGHT-WING TRIPE, August 24, 2012
    By MrObvious – See all my reviews
    This review is from: _Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind_ (Hardcover)

    This book is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt by conservatives to bury their enemies in a mountain of lies.
    If that’s what you’re looking for, save the money and just tune the radio to Rush Limbaugh.

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    15 of 67 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars RIGHT WING MOUTHPIECES, August 23, 2012
    By M. Powers “Music Expert” (Rochester, New York United States) – See all my reviews
    (REAL NAME)
    This review is from: _Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind_ (Hardcover)

    All you have to do is look at all the right wing nuts who love this book. Malkin, Hannity, and all the rest are anti-labor and anti-free thought. DON’T BUY THIS BOOK!

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    Your honours, the persecution rests.

    Happy days.

  14. Would anybody around here know a donkey named Steve Fox? (1 Reply)

    Steve Fox · Top Commenter

    Oh brother here we go again. The DNC needs to step into the Warren campaign and up their game. Brown is pounding the airwaves here (N. B.) with good, positive ads. Warren by contrast the ads are poorly produced and the message, while very true, needs to be varied. This is a must win for the Ds.

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    Happy days.

  15. A literal (water-based) sea will do in a pinch: (0 Replies)

    POLITICO Breaking News
    ————————————————-
    EXCLUSIVE: The FBI probed a late-night swim in the Sea of Galilee that involved drinking, numerous GOP freshmen lawmakers, top leadership staff – and one nude member of Congress, according to more than a dozen sources, including eyewitnesses.

    During a fact-finding congressional trip to the Holy Land last summer, Rep. Kevin Yoder (Kansas) took off his clothes and jumped into the sea, joining a number of members, their families and GOP staff after a night of drinking in Israel, the sources told POLITICO. Other participants, including the daughter of another congressman, swam fully clothed while some lawmakers partially disrobed. In a Sunday night statement to POLITICO, Yoder admitted he went skinny-dipping and apologized for any “embarrassment” he’s caused for his colleagues and constituents.

    For more information… http://www.politico.com

    (( Read it here ))

    Happy days.