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(Washington Post)   Someone once compared getting consensus in Congress to herding cats. The analogy still holds but now you'll have to imagine that the cats are angry and brain damaged   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 136
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2012-12-19 09:09:31 PM
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2012-12-19 09:23:39 PM
Cats generally aren't as vocal as Congress critters. It's more like trying to fight your way free of a pack of drunken, rabid howler monkeys without getting bitten or sexually assaulted.
 
2012-12-19 09:24:24 PM
These are the very same folks that spent a bazillion dollars running ads every 2 minutes for months and months touting how effective they would be once elected, right?
 
2012-12-19 09:58:31 PM
now you'll have to imagine that the cats are angry and brain damaged

So was/is the guy that said it

/fark you, newt
 
2012-12-19 10:05:44 PM

Peter von Nostrand: now you'll have to imagine that the cats are angry and brain damaged

So was/is the guy that said it

/fark you, newt


At least that was the name of a book he wrote. Someone else could have coined it

/actually a real good chance of that
 
2012-12-19 10:43:29 PM
25.media.tumblr.com 
 
//all you need is a cardboard box
 
2012-12-19 10:57:39 PM
Someone once compared getting consensus in Congress to herding  cats cattle.
 
 
FTFY, subby.
 
2012-12-19 11:10:31 PM
i1282.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-19 11:11:50 PM
Republicans support Plan B?!?!?! The abortion pill??!?!?!!?!
 
2012-12-19 11:13:07 PM

Apos: Someone once compared getting consensus in Congress to herding  cats cattle.
 
 
FTFY, subby.

 
i.chzbgr.com
 
lmgtfy
 
2012-12-19 11:20:53 PM
 
2012-12-19 11:28:53 PM

cretinbob: Apos: Someone once compared getting consensus in Congress to herding  cats cattle.
 
 
FTFY, subby.
 
[i.chzbgr.com image 500x333]
 
lmgtfy


 
*hangs head in shame*
 
2012-12-19 11:52:26 PM
So, if this doesn't break Norquist's pledge of "never raise taxes" because it's just allowing some tax cuts to expire, while preserving other tax cuts, then the Democrats who want to allow the tax cuts to expire for those making >$250k are also not going to raise taxes, right, Americans for Tax Reform? 
 
The President has pushed his agenda of raising taxes through the guise of fairness and paying one's share; however, his plan contradicts its purpose by putting a disproportionate amount of the tax burden on small employers and high-income families. Under [the] President's plan, the top two marginal income tax rates paid by small employers would rise from 33 percent and 35 percent to 36 percent and 39.6 percent.
 
Oh, I see.
 
2012-12-19 11:53:52 PM
As always, it appears that Boehner is crying in that picture.
 
2012-12-20 12:34:38 AM
Not only are the cats brain damaged and angry, they also insist on telling you that things were way better when 18th Century Male Chartreaux were in charge.
 
2012-12-20 01:23:19 AM
Not a big fan of cats...

www.mediaite.com

...but that's harsh.
 
2012-12-20 02:35:41 AM
Stuff them in a bag and throw them in the river.
 
2012-12-20 03:14:25 AM

Apos: *hangs head in shame*


Look at it as having learned something new
 
2012-12-20 06:20:47 AM
Congress would be a lot better if it were run by cats. CSPAN would be the cutest channel on TV!
 
2012-12-20 07:08:21 AM
Because anyone not sharing your exact viewpoints is obviously brain damaged.....
 
2012-12-20 07:11:46 AM

pissedoffmick: These are the very same folks that spent a bazillion dollars running ads every 2 minutes for months and months touting how effective they would be once elected, right?


The ones I remember from the Republican primaries all vowed to cut spending and never allow the debt ceiling to be raised. So, they stated their goals of economic sabotage up front.
 
2012-12-20 07:14:00 AM
Don't house Republicans pretty much have block voting perfected?

Senators and Democrats may differ.
 
2012-12-20 07:19:40 AM

Apos: Someone once compared getting consensus in Congress to herding  cats cattle.
 
 
FTFY, subby.


Win
 
2012-12-20 07:28:31 AM
I would like to see the details of "plan b". It doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell, but I just want to see if the GOP preserve preferential rates for cap gains and carried interest. You know, the 1%'s REAL top tax rate (15%). In other words, almost no one gets income over 1mil with "ordinary income" - it's all done with stock gains, bonuses (carried interest), etc. So, allowing the top rate (on ordinary income) return to pre-Bush levels wouldn't do diddly.
 
2012-12-20 07:29:24 AM
"Plan B" What an unnervingly appropriate name for a plan of destruction.
 
2012-12-20 07:30:39 AM
Obama is now being appropriately being described as being irrational. Well, that came a couple of years behind schedule.
 
2012-12-20 07:31:29 AM

Silly Jesus: Because anyone not sharing your exact viewpoints is obviously brain damaged.....


Grover has said that letting the tax cuts expire for people making over $1 million is not technically a tax increase. Grover has also said that letting the tax cuts expire for people making over $250,000 is technically a tax increase. Please explain how anybody could say those two things or agree that both of those things are true without being brain damaged.
 
2012-12-20 07:34:13 AM
So Boehner decided he was done "negotiating" and will tr yto ram "his plan" through congress, which has no chance of passing the Senate, and President Obama can "take it or leave it"? That is a load of B.S. Rather than work towards a solution for the sake of the American people, he would rather "grandstand" and play political games trying to force blame on the White House. I suggest Boehner look at the latest opinion polls as well as the last election results; the American people outside of the conservative entertainment complex's echo chamber aren't buying it. The President now has the upper hand in the negotiations, the momentum has changed and Boehner is the one negotiating with a weaker hand. Boehner needs to realize this rather than dig an even deeper hole in their approval ratings by trying to force the desire of a few wealthy elite on the American people.
 
2012-12-20 07:38:09 AM

Silly Jesus: Because anyone not sharing your exact viewpoints is obviously brain damaged.....


Oh Silly Jesus
 
2012-12-20 07:38:37 AM
Tard thread?
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/hehe bonus pic of my mom's puppie Cookie and my sisters dog Ziggy
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2012-12-20 07:39:02 AM

Serious Black: Silly Jesus: Because anyone not sharing your exact viewpoints is obviously brain damaged.....

Grover has said that letting the tax cuts expire for people making over $1 million is not technically a tax increase. Grover has also said that letting the tax cuts expire for people making over $250,000 is technically a tax increase. Please explain how anybody could say those two things or agree that both of those things are true without being brain damaged.


Ah, I didn't realize that when subby said "Congress" he actually meant "Grover Norquist."
 
2012-12-20 07:43:14 AM
So they're feral now?
 
2012-12-20 07:44:56 AM

Silly Jesus: Serious Black: Silly Jesus: Because anyone not sharing your exact viewpoints is obviously brain damaged.....

Grover has said that letting the tax cuts expire for people making over $1 million is not technically a tax increase. Grover has also said that letting the tax cuts expire for people making over $250,000 is technically a tax increase. Please explain how anybody could say those two things or agree that both of those things are true without being brain damaged.

Ah, I didn't realize that when subby said "Congress" he actually meant "Grover Norquist."


It's true, the article is about Congress. However, if somebody who has signed the pledge votes "yea" on this bill because it's not technically a tax increase but would vote "nay" on the Senate bill because it technically is a tax increase, they would be somebody who could agree that both of those things is true.
 
2012-12-20 07:51:07 AM

heavymetal: So Boehner decided he was done "negotiating" and will tr yto ram "his plan" through congress, which has no chance of passing the Senate, and President Obama can "take it or leave it"? That is a load of B.S. Rather than work towards a solution for the sake of the American people, he would rather "grandstand" and play political games trying to force blame on the White House. I suggest Boehner look at the latest opinion polls as well as the last election results; the American people outside of the conservative entertainment complex's echo chamber aren't buying it. The President now has the upper hand in the negotiations, the momentum has changed and Boehner is the one negotiating with a weaker hand. Boehner needs to realize this rather than dig an even deeper hole in their approval ratings by trying to force the desire of a few wealthy elite on the American people.


The people that fund their campaigns haven't changed their position on the issue, so why should they?

Sure, there's a chance they could get voted out by dissatisfied voters. But if they don't toe the party line, there's a better chance they'll lose their funding, and lose the election to a 'Bagger that does get the funding.
 
2012-12-20 07:53:13 AM

cretinbob: Apos: *hangs head in shame*

Look at it as having learned something new mew


FTFY.
 
2012-12-20 07:53:54 AM
GIS for "angry brain damaged cats:"

www.popcrunch.com
 
2012-12-20 07:54:02 AM

edmo: So they're feral now?


Feral Congress would be an excellent band name.
 
2012-12-20 07:54:11 AM

Philbb: Obligatory.


I love that commercial! It was an old Superbowl commercial, wasn't it? I forgot all about it until you posted the link.
 
/starts day with a happy smile
 
2012-12-20 07:54:46 AM

born_yesterday: But if they don't toe tow the party line,


/Pet Peave.
 
2012-12-20 07:56:49 AM

Serious Black: Silly Jesus: Serious Black: Silly Jesus: Because anyone not sharing your exact viewpoints is obviously brain damaged.....

Grover has said that letting the tax cuts expire for people making over $1 million is not technically a tax increase. Grover has also said that letting the tax cuts expire for people making over $250,000 is technically a tax increase. Please explain how anybody could say those two things or agree that both of those things are true without being brain damaged.

Ah, I didn't realize that when subby said "Congress" he actually meant "Grover Norquist."

It's true, the article is about Congress. However, if somebody who has signed the pledge votes "yea" on this bill because it's not technically a tax increase but would vote "nay" on the Senate bill because it technically is a tax increase, they would be somebody who could agree that both of those things is true.


Grover has said that letting the tax cuts expire for people making over $1 million is not technically a tax increase. Grover has also said that letting the tax cuts expire for people making over $250,000 is technically a tax increase. Please explain how anybody could say those two things or agree that both of those things are true without being brain damaged.

I can. Grover is "moving ther goalposts" in an attempt to stay relevant. The moment Republicans who signed the pledge start compromising to revenue increases en masse, Grover Norquist no longer matters in any way in the American political theater. Grover knows this and sees the writing on the wall, President Obama holds the upper hand and tax increases are inevitable. Now Grover is in full damage control/spin mode. Watch as the more Republicans are forced to compromise, the more Norquist will movehis goal posts and try to rationalize it.
 
2012-12-20 07:57:29 AM
Someone once compared getting consensus in Congress managing computer programmers to herding cats
 
FTFM
 
2012-12-20 07:58:32 AM
Worst caturday thread evar.
 
2012-12-20 08:02:28 AM

heavymetal: Serious Black: Silly Jesus: Serious Black: Silly Jesus: Because anyone not sharing your exact viewpoints is obviously brain damaged.....

Grover has said that letting the tax cuts expire for people making over $1 million is not technically a tax increase. Grover has also said that letting the tax cuts expire for people making over $250,000 is technically a tax increase. Please explain how anybody could say those two things or agree that both of those things are true without being brain damaged.

Ah, I didn't realize that when subby said "Congress" he actually meant "Grover Norquist."

It's true, the article is about Congress. However, if somebody who has signed the pledge votes "yea" on this bill because it's not technically a tax increase but would vote "nay" on the Senate bill because it technically is a tax increase, they would be somebody who could agree that both of those things is true.

Grover has said that letting the tax cuts expire for people making over $1 million is not technically a tax increase. Grover has also said that letting the tax cuts expire for people making over $250,000 is technically a tax increase. Please explain how anybody could say those two things or agree that both of those things are true without being brain damaged.

I can. Grover is "moving ther goalposts" in an attempt to stay relevant. The moment Republicans who signed the pledge start compromising to revenue increases en masse, Grover Norquist no longer matters in any way in the American political theater. Grover knows this and sees the writing on the wall, President Obama holds the upper hand and tax increases are inevitable. Now Grover is in full damage control/spin mode. Watch as the more Republicans are forced to compromise, the more Norquist will movehis goal posts and try to rationalize it.


us.123rf.com
 
2012-12-20 08:04:32 AM

LordBollocks: Someone once compared getting consensus in Congress managing computer programmers to herding cats

FTFM


If you need to manage your programmers to any significant degree, you're doing it wrong. Lead them, yes, inspire them, yes, but "managing" highly intelligent, independent thinkers rarely works out well.

Almost all of the material improvements in my department have come from within, and were achieved by a consensus of the programmer/analysts and DBAs, who then presented the proposals to our boss. It would have been much different, and almost assuredly for the worse, had those things been imposed on us from the top down instead of from the bottom up.
 
2012-12-20 08:05:59 AM

born_yesterday: heavymetal: So Boehner decided he was done "negotiating" and will tr yto ram "his plan" through congress, which has no chance of passing the Senate, and President Obama can "take it or leave it"? That is a load of B.S. Rather than work towards a solution for the sake of the American people, he would rather "grandstand" and play political games trying to force blame on the White House. I suggest Boehner look at the latest opinion polls as well as the last election results; the American people outside of the conservative entertainment complex's echo chamber aren't buying it. The President now has the upper hand in the negotiations, the momentum has changed and Boehner is the one negotiating with a weaker hand. Boehner needs to realize this rather than dig an even deeper hole in their approval ratings by trying to force the desire of a few wealthy elite on the American people.

The people that fund their campaigns haven't changed their position on the issue, so why should they?

Sure, there's a chance they could get voted out by dissatisfied voters. But if they don't toe the party line, there's a better chance they'll lose their funding, and lose the election to a 'Bagger that does get the funding.


I guess to do it out of a more long term view of what is best for their party and country. Toeing the line just causes them to become more marginalized due to representing only a small fraction of the population they are supposed to represent, as well as holding unpopular antiquated policy positions. Eventually they will only be able to win primaries but not general elections no maatter how much money they get. Basically what is happening to them now. Gerrymandering can only hold it off for so long. Just my opinion. I see exactly what you are saying.
 
2012-12-20 08:11:03 AM

zamboni: Worst caturday thread evar.


i47.tinypic.com

This is not the voice of wisdom. I go to the Persians of the Lakes! You are women. Send your catnip and feather toys to the Siamese; beg from them kibble to eat, carpet to scratch. Slaves, dogs, rabbits, thieves ... I spit on you!


/When the Grey Mouse is dead, Loki will eat his heart...
 
2012-12-20 08:13:06 AM
The kind of kitty we need to spend time herding instead.
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-20 08:14:58 AM
We're going off the cliff.

And even than is only about half what needs to be done to get the budget under control.
 
2012-12-20 08:15:14 AM
Republican House leaders try to build support for Boehner's 'Plan B'

I think it's too late for that, since he's in the 190th trimester of the pregnancy, but if everyone else is willing to try it, count me in.
 
2012-12-20 08:17:03 AM

wambu: The kind of kitty we need to spend time herding instead.
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That woman's boobs are going to fall off one day.
 
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