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The Pacific Northwest Road trip continues, and the connection here is too slow to load video (Thanks Comcast!)...
- Numbers - According to Gallup 60% of all Americans want a third party...to lie to us. Only 26% of respondents believe the Democratic and Republican parties adequately represent Americans. No mention of how the parties represent their true constituents, Corporate America. (Livewire)
- Another reason to hate the GOP -Rep. Ted Yahoo thinks that furloughed workers should not get back pay when/if they return to work:
“Well, when we voted on [a bill to pay the 800,000 workers who have been deemed non-essential in the shutdown their lost wages once the government opens again] they were supposed to come back to work as part of that deal. … I agree 100 percent with you. If they’re not working they shouldn’t get paid.”
- Butthurt - Eiron, The Goddess of Irony, laughed so hard she farted: The GOP and their mouth-breathing brethren Teabaggers say that The Kenyan Usurper is being mean to them. No, really:
“The difference is, I don’t think his predecessors have antagonized the other side,” complained Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA, and president of the freshman tea party House class in 2011), to the National Journal. “Bill Clinton did not intentionally antagonize Republicans. And I think that most of those [earlier] presidents would have welcomed the opportunity to negotiate. And if they’re right on their points, then certainly they’d want to negotiate.”
The hurt fee-fee contingent includes Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) — who famously shouted “You lie!” at Obama during the 2009 State of the Union Speech. (Raw Story)