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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 54
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2012-12-19 10:43:29 PM
7 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com 
 
//all you need is a cardboard box
2012-12-19 09:23:39 PM
6 votes:
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.
2012-12-20 07:58:32 AM
4 votes:
Worst caturday thread evar.
2012-12-20 06:20:47 AM
4 votes:
Congress would be a lot better if it were run by cats. CSPAN would be the cutest channel on TV!
2012-12-19 11:10:31 PM
4 votes:
i1282.photobucket.com
2012-12-20 09:00:22 AM
3 votes:
i.chzbgr.com
2012-12-20 08:17:03 AM
3 votes:

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.
2012-12-20 07:38:37 AM
3 votes:
Tard thread?
i.imgur.com
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/hehe bonus pic of my mom's puppie Cookie and my sisters dog Ziggy
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2012-12-19 11:11:50 PM
3 votes:
Republicans support Plan B?!?!?! The abortion pill??!?!?!!?!
2012-12-20 10:00:17 AM
2 votes:

ghare: You insult brain damaged cats by comparing them to Tea Partiers


www.templeofcats.com
2012-12-20 08:27:29 AM
2 votes:

wambu: The kind of kitty we need to spend time herding instead.
[i.imgur.com image 850x1231]


Pretty sure I saw that chest on the south side of a northbound sister in Wally World the other day.
2012-12-20 08:15:14 AM
2 votes:
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 02:35:41 AM
2 votes:
Stuff them in a bag and throw them in the river.
2012-12-20 12:34:38 AM
2 votes:
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.
2012-12-19 10:57:39 PM
2 votes:
Someone once compared getting consensus in Congress to herding  cats cattle.
 
 
FTFY, subby.
2012-12-19 09:09:31 PM
2 votes:
img72.imageshack.us
2012-12-20 01:20:07 PM
1 votes:
i.chzbgr.com
2012-12-20 12:47:01 PM
1 votes:

Tsukue: Come on, people! More cat pictures!!


i.chzbgr.com
2012-12-20 10:36:45 AM
1 votes:
theinspirationroom.com

theinspirationroom.com

www.jugglingcats.com

3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-20 10:35:22 AM
1 votes:

Real Women Drink Akvavit: It never ceases to amaze me how short sighted some of these alleged people can be. I actually went to live in Norway with some of my family members for a short while. Their tax rates are very high, yet they are one of the wealthiest nations on Earth, with well kept roads, good public education, universal health care, an awesome naval force, etc. Probably a lot of things I don't know about as well.

Here in Cali, we've got potholes in our roads, a large homeless population, neighborhoods you'd never want to walk through, surly police and other shenanigans that are very unsavory. I guess if you want something done right, just go ask the nearest Norwegian. They seem to have it down to an art.



Norway has oil, though. Denmark is a better example.

/ 50% of GDP in taxes?
// 60% marginal tax rate, plus 25% VAT?
/// It's more likely than you think... to lead to a below-EU-average unemployment rate with positive trade balance (and top-notch public services)!
2012-12-20 10:21:45 AM
1 votes:
Never had a problem herding my cats. The congress-critters, on the other hand, are just too expensive.
2012-12-20 10:11:49 AM
1 votes:

mod3072: "We are the party that says you should not raise taxes."

That is the most retarded political ideology I've ever heard, and I say that as a conservative. I can understand and support the Republicans being the party that fights to keep taxes and expenditures as low as possible while continuing to maintain our fiscal responsibilities and vital infrastructures. To simply say "Taxes never, ever go up for any reason, period!", especially during a period when taxes are near historical lows, is almost comically stupid. Not only is it horrible fiscal policy, it puts you into a position that allows no room whatsoever for debate and compromise. That's a huge problem in a democracy. You are virtually guaranteeing perpetual gridlock, standing firm to your misguided ideals while your country burns around you. I guess it fits nicely on a bumper sticker though, and it's simple enough for your brain-dead constituents to understand.

Look, Republicans: I realize that in Republican fantasy land we can simply de-fund NPR and Planned Parenthood, kick the blacks off of "welfare", increase military spending and lower taxes and somehow the budget will miraculously be balanced. That's all well and good. Unfortunately we live in a place that I like to call "reality". Get your pants off of your head, your mouth off of Grover's cock, and help us come up with a plan to get this country back on track. Your ridiculous posturing and mindless absolutism accomplishes nothing and threatens to destroy your country from within. Congratulations, assholes. You're trying to put us on a path to become a 3rd-world country, but at least the billionaires can keep an extra 3% in their offshore bank accounts, so I guess it's all good.


Welcome to Greenland. Maybe red actually...
2012-12-20 10:06:06 AM
1 votes:

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

/Pet Peave.


Actually. no.

From The Grammarist:
The idiom is toe the line, not tow the line. The phrase derives from track-and-field events in which athletes are required to place a foot on a starting line and wait for the signal to go. Race officials used to shout "Toe the line!" where now they shout "On your marks!" Since entering the language, the idiom has developed to mean do what is expected or act according to someone else's rules or expectations.

/pet peeve

//oh, wait.....
2012-12-20 09:17:46 AM
1 votes:
Once I interviewed for a job and was asked about my experience leading teams. I talked about theater experience, directing, and compared it to herding cats.

The interviewer had apparently never heard the term, decided in his head I had said "it was like hurting cats," and I don't know what he thought after that but it must have been weird.

So don't say it in a job interview.

/csb
2012-12-20 09:13:53 AM
1 votes:
i.chzbgr.com
2012-12-20 09:06:45 AM
1 votes:
I wonder if cats caucused together to determine that there #1 job was to make sure Fartbongo was a one-term POTUS no matter what the cost to the American people. I have heard they are evil little farkers.
2012-12-20 09:04:43 AM
1 votes:

Day_Old_Dutchie: Real Women Drink Akvavit: I've never understood the rationale of the "no taxes! but don't cut military spending to save money!" sorts.
 
It's simple. The politicians are greedy bastards that won't raise a finger to help the nation, but they have no problems enriching each other - in fact, they think their moral duty is too their peers.
 
The sad thing is that the majority of these clowns are extremely wealthy in the first place; they don't need their salaries, bonuses or kickbacks (bribes? PACs?) and can live very comfortably on their existing wealth while they are in office.
 
They could send a message that they are serious about our future by saying they will accepts a token salary of 1$ for sitting in that chair. It won't save much initially, , but it just may influence others in a leadership position in government and business to forgo THEIR salary, or at least take a cut for "the team".
 
But it will never happen. We have an entitled bunch of selfish stubborn assholes running the show right now both in government and business who are more intent on helping their pampered peers accumulate wealth than actually looking at the long view,

 
It never ceases to amaze me how short sighted some of these alleged people can be. I actually went to live in Norway with some of my family members for a short while. Their tax rates are very high, yet they are one of the wealthiest nations on Earth, with well kept roads, good public education, universal health care, an awesome naval force, etc. Probably a lot of things I don't know about as well.
 
Here in Cali, we've got potholes in our roads, a large homeless population, neighborhoods you'd never want to walk through, surly police and other shenanigans that are very unsavory. I guess if you want something done right, just go ask the nearest Norwegian. They seem to have it down to an art.
2012-12-20 09:00:54 AM
1 votes:

dittybopper: edmo: So they're feral now?

Feral Congress would be an excellent band name.


When you think about one of the other definitions of Congress as sexual relations that is even cooler.
2012-12-20 08:48:08 AM
1 votes:
Boobs, beautiful, beautiful boobs.

What were we talking about anyway?
2012-12-20 08:41:20 AM
1 votes:
www.deviantart.com
2012-12-20 08:37:43 AM
1 votes:

wambu: The kind of kitty we need to spend time herding instead.
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She's gonna have on helluva case of Furniture Disease when she gets older. Y'know, when your chest falls into your drawers.

/rimshot
2012-12-20 08:36:07 AM
1 votes:

Serious Black: 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.


It both is a tax increase, and it isn't a tax increase when voted on? That's like herding Schrödinger's cats.
2012-12-20 08:33:39 AM
1 votes:

wambu: The kind of kitty we need to spend time herding instead.
[i.imgur.com image 850x1231]


Is that a rack, or a ski slope?
2012-12-20 08:24:12 AM
1 votes:
This article has nothing to do with the census, failmitter.
2012-12-20 08:13:06 AM
1 votes:
The kind of kitty we need to spend time herding instead.
i.imgur.com
2012-12-20 08:11:03 AM
1 votes:

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 08:02:28 AM
1 votes:

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 07:54:46 AM
1 votes:

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


/Pet Peave.
2012-12-20 07:54:11 AM
1 votes:

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 07:54:02 AM
1 votes:

edmo: So they're feral now?


Feral Congress would be an excellent band name.
2012-12-20 07:53:54 AM
1 votes:
GIS for "angry brain damaged cats:"

www.popcrunch.com
2012-12-20 07:53:13 AM
1 votes:

cretinbob: Apos: *hangs head in shame*

Look at it as having learned something new mew


FTFY.
2012-12-20 07:43:14 AM
1 votes:
So they're feral now?
2012-12-20 07:34:13 AM
1 votes:
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 07:31:29 AM
1 votes:

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 07:30:39 AM
1 votes:
Obama is now being appropriately being described as being irrational. Well, that came a couple of years behind schedule.
2012-12-20 07:29:24 AM
1 votes:
"Plan B" What an unnervingly appropriate name for a plan of destruction.
2012-12-20 07:14:00 AM
1 votes:
Don't house Republicans pretty much have block voting perfected?

Senators and Democrats may differ.
2012-12-19 11:53:52 PM
1 votes:
As always, it appears that Boehner is crying in that picture.
2012-12-19 11:52:26 PM
1 votes:
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 11:28:53 PM
1 votes:

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


 
*hangs head in shame*
2012-12-19 11:20:53 PM
1 votes:
2012-12-19 09:58:31 PM
1 votes:
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 09:24:24 PM
1 votes:
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?
 
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