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We Are Screwed

Posted by Yorkshire on 2013/11/21


Senate’s nuclear option vote blows up defense policy bill
By Tim Mak
Published November 21, 2013

The Senate’s decision to invoke the “nuclear option” and limit Republican opportunities to use the filibuster had the side-effect of blowing up work on the annual Pentagon policy legislation the body was considering Thursday.
Senators debated the defense bill into the evening on Wednesday, but the work came to an abrupt halt Thursday morning when Democrats moved to change the rules of the Senate.

The move puts into doubt the fate of the National Defense Authorization Act, the one piece of legislation that has been signed by the president for 51 consecutive years.

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11 Responses to “We Are Screwed”

  1. Really? I thought nothing could possibly stop the bloated, wasteful military-industrial complex. I thought too many Senators were in their pocket. I’m encouraged!

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  2. Brittius said

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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  3. DNW said

    Let the Republicans actually filibuster on the floor. It may be a good thing insofar as it that might drive us all even further apart, clarifying matters socially, and highlighting just how morally alien the modern liberal termite-kind really are. Why preserve political charade?

    I know you have a sentimental attachment to this country and to the notion of one people joined in fundamental interests and moral sensibilities. But my friend, that has in fact been subverted and dead for many years; if it was ever much of a substantive reality in the first place.

    John McCain’s whining is just a symptom of his own ideological bankruptcy … a man who refuses to face social facts, and values the illusion of collegiality over clarity and freedom.

    Like our sly-eyed commenter “Invisible Mikey”, I too am encouraged. But not for the reasons he is. LOL

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  4. Yorkshire said

    We’re screwed on the point of lower court and appeals court judges. The Socialists want their judges in to make a total mockery of the Constitution.

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  5. DNW said

    “We’re screwed on the point of lower court and appeals court judges. The Socialists want their judges in to make a total mockery of the Constitution.”

    Want to? They have for years. What’s new? Some little residual procedure has now been tossed aside?

    Yeah sure, so what? What did you expect? For all of us to get out of this alive and for our parents to be able to keep their insurance and peace of mind? Where have you been living?

    It’s been trending that way for a long time. It’ll probably come to violence eventually since the left recognize no limits to what they feel entitled to demand of others. (Shrug)

    I’m long past the point of outrage, and not inclined to mourn. From my point of view, one simply faces the fact that these self-made post-human things exist, takes note of their aims and uninhibited patterns of behavior, and then calculates the various probabilities and outcomes while assessing one’s own options.

    I’m not trying to preserve some doctrine of one humanity as it relates to these self-deconstructed moral nihilists; therefore, I am not entangled in the emotional double binds you and Dana feel as you see things disintegrating, others taking aim at you and yours, and yet feel bound to accord these apostates from humanity the status of moral fellows.

    What are they going to have to do Yorkshire, plant microchips in their brains and start sacrificing babies on an altar to Lord Baal of the Hive Mind before you are convinced of their alienness?

    I recently saw a comment by a leftist who remarked that in the 1950’s anti-communist Americans saw communists as other than persons like themselves. LOL Of course, because they were and are. The communists/collectivists are a different kind of person in their intrinsic interests and tastes. And, on the Marxists’ very own theory, the “essence” of man is to be found in his relation to the mode of production and not in some innate biological nature or teleology or participation in an objective moral domain anyway.

    Saying “we’re screwed” accomplishes absolutely nothing.

    Throw a drink in your lefty son-in-law’s face. You’ll feel better.

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  6. Yorkshire said

    It’s been trending that way for a long time. It’ll probably come to violence eventually since the left recognize no limits to what they feel entitled to demand of others. (Shrug)

    My trend line for this started 50 years ago today. I was born in 1949. The 50’s were a very innocent time in America. It was Kennedy’s death that changed the whole equation. I grew up with the families that fought WW2, the schools that taught morality, and lived in a city where there was little fear. By God I truly miss that era. After Kennedy had his brains blown out, the town, the city, the state and country seem to take a 180 deg turn. First it was Johnson who introduced us to endless war. (what book was that well known in) Then it was Johnson that put us into the easy raising of Bastards with his wrongly named first look at what Obummercare will do to us with the Great Society. Johnson then stole the future by robbing Social now Insecurity to pay for endless war. At least he was thought low enough to quit the 68 campaign. Oh and in this time Madalynn Ohare starting the stripping of God from the Public Square.

    The Lame Brain Jackass spawned the Socialists to be more active in daily life. No good came from that since they are today’s leaders. The 68 Dem Convention in Chicago was a bloodbath and that gave us paranoid Nixon. He quit to give us Ford, then the Pacifist Carter who damn near killed the Country. Fortunately, Reagan came along, but he wasn’t 100% perfect. He picked up on perpetual war. Bush 41 was the 150lb weakling, then Clinton had enough women distract him. Then Bush 43 continued war, but had to at first. The 1968 commies worked their way to OBummer.

    What I should have titled this is the final screwing. The nation at this point is physically and morally bankrupt. I feel 95% sure we will not crawl out of this without some type of national uprising. We see the worst of this on the coasts. But one day soon, that spark will light that fuse that a deluge will not put out. That’s how I really effin feel.

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  7. Yorkshire said

    These were the Lyrics to All in the Family. This sums up the WW2 & Korean Vets feelings in the late 40’s and 50’s. I always got a sense of this from my parents and all the aunts, uncles and grandparents. Like I said above, it all went to shit after 1963.

    “Those Were The Days”
    by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse

    Boy, the way Glen Miller played. Songs that made the hit parade.
    Guys like us, we had it made. Those were the days.
    Didn’t need no welfare state. Everybody pulled his weight.
    Gee, our old LaSalle ran great. Those were the days.
    And you know who you were then, girls were girls and men were men.
    Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.
    People seemed to be content. Fifty dollars paid the rent.
    Freaks were in a circus tent. Those were the days.
    Take a little Sunday spin, go to watch the Dodgers win.
    Have yourself a dandy day that cost you under a fin.
    Hair was short and skirts were long. Kate Smith really sold a song.
    I don’t know just what went wrong. Those Were The Days.

    Just found this on Facebook: Someone maybe read this-
    1 - Archie bunker pic

    Baltimore was a very industrial blue collar town. Then it was a city nearly 1million with lots of heavy industry. My father worked for Bethlehem Steel at the (then) world’s largest tidewater steel making and shipbuilding. They employed 35 to 50K people. They worked 24/365 (366 leap years). The plant’s main product was plate steel. During WW2 they cranked out one Liberty ship a day in three different location on the river. Now? They make dust. We had two other steel plants of different manufacturers, a large GM plant. and other large businesses. ALL GONE. This is what Carroll O’Conner was singing about.

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  8. AOTC said

    been off the grid for a bit. mr aotc was hospitalized for over a week. its been a stressful month. he had a cardiac ablation at cleveland clinic this week. it went well. if you are going to get ablation, cleveland is the place to go. for now.

    while at the cleveland clinic, (the hospital “o” visited to highlight as a model for his dufuss healthcare law) every staff there that i talked to do not like the law and have said it will degrade the level of care they can offer. they already had a model of business that was innovative and cost cutting but due to o-care they are going to have to cut corners that are already shaved to the bone.. over 3000 employees were cut, some laid off and many encouraged to take early retirement. most all positions not replaced. in the cardiac EP department alone they lost a lot of support staff.

    i guess people wont really care about any of the political shenanigans of the left until it becomes a matter of life and death for them or their families. what is ironic is that a lot of the so-called poor will end up with worse health care (not insurance, but actual care) and middle class folks to follow right on their heels.

    its going down the crapper fast. if you need some fancy procedure like mr aotc did, best get it soon.

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  9. Yorkshire said

    I made refererence to this a few days ago, and this pops up:

    1 - Archie bunker pic

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  10. DNW said

    OTC said
    2013/11/23 at 20:18 e

    been off the grid for a bit. mr aotc was hospitalized for over a week. its been a stressful month. he had a cardiac ablation at cleveland clinic this week. it went well. if you are going to get ablation, cleveland is the place to go. for now.

    while at the cleveland clinic, (the hospital “o” visited to highlight as a model for his dufuss healthcare law) every staff there that i talked to do not like the law and have said it will degrade the level of care they can offer. they already had a model of business that was innovative and cost cutting but due to o-care they are going to have to cut corners that are already shaved to the bone.. over 3000 employees were cut, some laid off and many encouraged to take early retirement. most all positions not replaced. in the cardiac EP department alone they lost a lot of support staff.

    i guess people wont really care about any of the political shenanigans of the left until it becomes a matter of life and death for them or their families. what is ironic is that a lot of the so-called poor will end up with worse health care (not insurance, but actual care) and middle class folks to follow right on their heels.

    its going down the crapper fast. if you need some fancy procedure like mr aotc did, best get it soon.”

    Our sympathies and our well-wishes to Mr. AOTC.

    As for the health care law itself, I cannot see how it can possibly stand, but I nonetheless think that it likely will because:

    1. The left will do anything in order to keep it functioning … even as Lenin and Stalin did with the Orthodox church when they needed its support. Piecemeal compromises and privileges temporarily doled out for the sake of …

    2. The insurance companies will now get their payments anyway. Whether it’s from your premiums or your taxes. Anyone who imagines that large corporations are bastions of commitment liberty, or free-market temples, is worse than naive .

    3. Half of our morally degenerate population is happy with the fascism of the individual mandate. Actuarial insurance is unfair! Curled up on the couch, munching, safe and warm. Someone else paying for their contraceptives and medical insurance. What else could they want? Free food, heat, and housekeeping I suppose.

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  11. DNW said

    ” … i talked to do not like the law and have said it will degrade the level of care they can offer. they already had a model of business that was innovative and cost cutting but due to o-care they are going to have to cut corners that are already shaved to the bone.. over 3000 employees were cut, some laid off and many encouraged to take early retirement. most all positions not replaced. in the cardiac EP department alone they lost a lot of support staff.”

    AOTC

    Write up your comment as a couple of paragraphs and I’ll post it in my space under your AOTC name: titled something like “A trip to the Cleveland Clinic on the eve of Obamacare”

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