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(Breitbart.com)   Apparently as a parting "fark you" to the Tea baggers, Mitch McConnell slipped language in emergency funding bill that will make it basically impossible for Congress to block future debt ceiling hikes   (breitbart.com) divider line 171
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2013-10-17 12:07:33 AM
Vote? Bill? Two thirds majority? Veto?

Sounds good to me.

I doubt if it will survive much longer than an ice cube at a global warming conference, but bless him for trying. I should mark it in my calendar as a red letter day.
 
2013-10-17 12:14:37 AM
Breitbart? Useful info? Congress broke the universe. Mass hysteria.
 
2013-10-17 01:04:15 AM
No he didn't. That bit expires on 2/8.
 
2013-10-17 01:06:27 AM
It's the only way they could extend the debt ceiling to a date and not a dollar amount.
 
2013-10-17 01:10:40 AM
I'm going to guess no
 
2013-10-17 07:10:57 AM

skinnycatullus: No he didn't. That bit expires on 2/8.


because the debt limit would have raised on the 7th.
 
2013-10-17 07:34:06 AM
His $2billion pork project he injected to the bill was more of a fark you to the Teabaggers (and anti corruption efforts in general)
 
2013-10-17 07:34:48 AM
That's stupid.
 
2013-10-17 07:36:17 AM

Lost Thought 00: His $2billion pork project he injected to the bill was more of a fark you to the Teabaggers (and anti corruption efforts in general)


Actually Obama requested that appropriation be added to the bill.

/the work benefits both KY and IL since it's on an Ohio River lock
 
2013-10-17 07:37:20 AM
Explains why the source is light grey on the Fark mobile site -- so you can miss a link to Satan. Can't wait for smell-o-vision to come to the shire.
 
2013-10-17 07:37:52 AM
I have to say, I really enjoyed the CR thread last night, where it was safe again for a bunch of Farkers to come out of hiding and start making vague complaints about "spend spend spend" and "The Crash is coming, we just delayed it!", without having to justify why a default would be an effective solution to the problem. A real "return to normalcy", it was comforting.
 
2013-10-17 07:39:25 AM
I dont click on those kinda links . You sholdnt either .
 
2013-10-17 07:39:33 AM
I have to think the Senate GOP is furious with the House right now. Since you can't gerrymander Senate elections, they are more vulnerable to changes in public opinion, and the tea party just hung a giant albatross around their necks with nothing to show for it.
 
2013-10-17 07:40:33 AM

alaric3: Breitbart? Useful info? Congress broke the universe. Mass hysteria.


These are scary times my friend.
 
2013-10-17 07:42:06 AM
You know what?  "Internecine" is a cool word. It kind of sounds cool and and I hope to hear more of it soon.
 
2013-10-17 07:44:52 AM
In other words, "You can dress like retards all you want, but my donors say you do NOT fark with stock prices"
 
2013-10-17 07:45:56 AM
The toxic sludge in the comments on that page is just amazing.
 
2013-10-17 07:46:39 AM

The Madd Mann: I have to think the Senate GOP is furious with the House right now. Since you can't gerrymander Senate elections, they are more vulnerable to changes in public opinion, and the tea party just hung a giant albatross around their necks with nothing to show for it.


Although you might consider the whole senatorial system to be sort-of gerrymandered, since someone from Wyoming has as much representation as 66 Californians. But I get your point.
 
2013-10-17 07:48:16 AM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: In other words, "You can dress like retards all you want, but my donors say you do NOT fark with stock prices"


Pretty damn much.
 
2013-10-17 07:49:41 AM

The Madd Mann: I have to think the Senate GOP is furious with the House right now. Since you can't gerrymander Senate elections, they are more vulnerable to changes in public opinion, and the tea party just hung a giant albatross around their necks with nothing to show for it.


Until someone on high like a Dick Armey or a Koch Brother publicly denounces the monster they created, it will be business as usual.

A frothless member of the base is useless to them, and the tea party bringeth the froth.
 
2013-10-17 07:50:25 AM
I'm not seeing anywhere in the article that states what the headline claims. Can anyone point it out or is subby misinformed?
 
2013-10-17 07:50:32 AM

Odin's Other Eye: The Madd Mann: I have to think the Senate GOP is furious with the House right now. Since you can't gerrymander Senate elections, they are more vulnerable to changes in public opinion, and the tea party just hung a giant albatross around their necks with nothing to show for it.

Although you might consider the whole senatorial system to be sort-of gerrymandered, since someone from Wyoming has as much representation as 66 Californians. But I get your point.


Yay WY!
 
2013-10-17 07:51:34 AM

skinnycatullus: No he didn't. That bit expires on 2/8.


Yep; it's the same thing that happened in 2011: Congress voted to temporarily give Obama the power to raise the debt ceiling instead of actually raising the debt ceiling themselves.
 
2013-10-17 07:52:19 AM
"We'll stop the Antichrist and his plot to destroy America next time." really doesn't seem to be sitting well with the insane. Ohhhhhh, so that's the danger of getting morons all stirred up!
 
2013-10-17 08:01:39 AM

Bendal: Lost Thought 00: His $2billion pork project he injected to the bill was more of a fark you to the Teabaggers (and anti corruption efforts in general)

Actually Obama requested that appropriation be added to the bill.

/the work benefits both KY and IL since it's on an Ohio River lock


I'll give them both half credit. I would normally say this sort of thing should be restricted to normal spending bills, but what's the likelyhood of ever seeing one of those again
 
2013-10-17 08:03:02 AM
It's not a 'fark you', it's a way to keep the same kind if 'government needs a CR, then 2 weeks or so later the debt ceiling needs to be raised' schedule.

Generally the debt ceiling is set in a specific dollar amount. The problem with that is that spending is not smooth or consistent. To avoid an issue where the debt ceiling raise comes later or earlier (even possibly before the CR needs passing) they approved a temporaroy measure ties to DATE instead of DOLLAR.
 
2013-10-17 08:03:09 AM
So I can assume Oblahma is back to being an authoritative dictator ramming America-destroying socialism down our throats. His empty chair schtick from the past few weeks was getting stale.
 
2013-10-17 08:06:51 AM

born_yesterday: "We'll stop the Antichrist and his plot to destroy America next time." really doesn't seem to be sitting well with the insane. Ohhhhhh, so that's the danger of getting morons all stirred up!


It's okay, they're directing their not-so-veiled threats at other Republicans. So they're reaping what they sow.

Instant Karma.
 
2013-10-17 08:07:15 AM

log_jammin: skinnycatullus: No he didn't. That bit expires on 2/8.

because the debt limit would have raised on the 7th.


Right, so this just applies to the NEXT debt limit increase and not "future debt ceiling hikes" as  subby claimed.
 
2013-10-17 08:09:56 AM
I'm going to be honest - I almost wish this thing had hit the default. Not because I think defaulting is a good idea, but because then the GoP would literally tear itself to pieces, and it's entirely possible a genuine third party would have emerged.
 
2013-10-17 08:11:21 AM

INeedAName: I'm going to be honest - I almost wish this thing had hit the default. Not because I think defaulting is a good idea, but because then the GoP would literally tear itself to pieces, and it's entirely possible a genuine third party would have emerged.


Just ignore the ashes of what had once been your economy in the process, though.
 
2013-10-17 08:11:52 AM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: In other words, "You can dress like retards all you want, but my donors say you do NOT fark with stock prices"


You do understand that every transaction has a buyer and a seller, and that options are quite powerful for dealing with a market headed way south or north for that matter and that October options expire this Friday making them very cheap right now?

That said, donors have hedged all over the place since some of the Tea Party Senators are actually hedge fund mangers and others have wives who work The Street.
 
2013-10-17 08:12:51 AM

JamesBenjamin: I'm not seeing anywhere in the article that states what the headline claims. Can anyone point it out or is subby misinformed?


http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/government-shutdown-debt-ceili ng -default-update-98390.html#ixzz2huZZfjua

"The legislation also includes a McConnell-written proposal that would allow Congress to disapprove of the debt-ceiling increase. Lawmakers will formally vote on rejecting the bump of the borrowing limit - if it passed, it could be vetoed by Obama."

 
2013-10-17 08:16:08 AM
INeedAName: I'm going to be honest - I almost wish this thing had hit the default. Not because I think defaulting is a good idea, but because then the GoP would literally tear itself to pieces, and it's entirely possible a genuine third party would have emerged.

From Free Republic

The Conservative War on the GOP
| Oct 17 2013 | Molly Ball

Posted on 10/17/2013 7:54:44 AM by xzins

On his radio show recently, Glenn Beck urged his listeners to "defund the GOP." Sarah Palin has threatened to leave the Republican Party; Rush Limbaugh calls it "irrelevant." The Senate Conservatives Fund has targeted mainly incumbent Republican senators for defeat. Erick Erickson, one of the right's most prominent commentators, wonders if what's coming is "a real third party movement that will fully divide the Republican Party."
Conservatives have declared war on the GOP.
Tired of feeling taken for granted by a party that alternately panders to them and sells them down the river, in their view, Tea Partiers and others on the right are in revolt. The Republican Party itself is increasingly the focus of their anger, particularly after Wednesday's deal to reopen the government, which many on the right opposed.
"Conservatives are either going to split from the GOP or stay home. They'll first expend energy in primaries, but if unsuccessful, they'll bolt."
Erickson, a former Republican elected official in Georgia... "I think the GOP is already splitting," he said, with grassroots activists feeling "played" by elected officials' unfulfilled promises to defeat Obamacare.
Steve Deace, an Iowa-based talk-radio host, said his audience has never been angrier. "They're tired of electing a bunch of Republicans who care more about what the media thinks about them than what the people who elected them think," he told me. "Why do I care whether John Boehner or Nancy Pelosi is the speaker of the House? Why do I care whether Harry Reid or 'Ditch' McConnell is the Senate majority leader? What changes? Nothing changes."
Sean Hannity, on his radio show on Monday, said he'd previously opposed a third party, but "I'm not so sure anymore. It may be time for a new conservative party in America. I'm sick of these guys."
 
2013-10-17 08:16:13 AM

Imperialism: log_jammin: skinnycatullus: No he didn't. That bit expires on 2/8.

because the debt limit would have raised on the 7th.

Right, so this just applies to the NEXT debt limit increase and not "future debt ceiling hikes" as  subby claimed.



Wait, wait, wait. So what you're suggesting is the headline does not accurately reflect the content of the article? I AM OUTRAGE!
 
2013-10-17 08:18:11 AM

Smoking GNU: INeedAName: I'm going to be honest - I almost wish this thing had hit the default. Not because I think defaulting is a good idea, but because then the GoP would literally tear itself to pieces, and it's entirely possible a genuine third party would have emerged.

Just ignore the ashes of what had once been your economy in the process, though.



It was totes worth it that my house burned down because now I can get that new bathroom remodel I always wanted.
 
2013-10-17 08:19:52 AM
You know, the sad part is, that real conservatives were just the tiniest fraction of a whisker away from saving American freedom, but the establishment RINOs snatched defeat from the jaws of victory because they were afraid they'd lose some sweet, sweet campaign donations from their corporate masters.  They might as well be working for Obama.
 
2013-10-17 08:20:24 AM
I noticed the trolls are being paid again. Thanks Oblahma
 
2013-10-17 08:20:26 AM

sxacho: INeedAName: I'm going to be honest - I almost wish this thing had hit the default. Not because I think defaulting is a good idea, but because then the GoP would literally tear itself to pieces, and it's entirely possible a genuine third party would have emerged.

From Free Republic

The Conservative War on the GOP
| Oct 17 2013 | Molly Ball

Posted on 10/17/2013 7:54:44 AM by xzins
On his radio show recently, Glenn Beck urged his listeners to "defund the GOP." Sarah Palin has threatened to leave the Republican Party; Rush Limbaugh calls it "irrelevant." The Senate Conservatives Fund has targeted mainly incumbent Republican senators for defeat. Erick Erickson, one of the right's most prominent commentators, wonders if what's coming is "a real third party movement that will fully divide the Republican Party."
Conservatives have declared war on the GOP.
Tired of feeling taken for granted by a party that alternately panders to them and sells them down the river, in their view, Tea Partiers and others on the right are in revolt. The Republican Party itself is increasingly the focus of their anger, particularly after Wednesday's deal to reopen the government, which many on the right opposed.
"Conservatives are either going to split from the GOP or stay home. They'll first expend energy in primaries, but if unsuccessful, they'll bolt."
Erickson, a former Republican elected official in Georgia... "I think the GOP is already splitting," he said, with grassroots activists feeling "played" by elected officials' unfulfilled promises to defeat Obamacare.
Steve Deace, an Iowa-based talk-radio host, said his audience has never been angrier. "They're tired of electing a bunch of Republicans who care more about what the media thinks about them than what the people who elected them think," he told me. "Why do I care whether John Boehner or Nancy Pelosi is the speaker of the House? Why do I care whether Harry Reid or 'Ditch' McConnell is the Senate majority leader? What changes? Nothi ...


evilspeculator.com
 
2013-10-17 08:21:44 AM

sxacho: From Free Republic

The Conservative War on the GOP


Neat!
 
2013-10-17 08:22:51 AM

sxacho: On his radio show recently, Glenn Beck urged his listeners to "defund the GOP." Sarah Palin has threatened to leave the Republican Party; Rush Limbaugh calls it "irrelevant." The Senate Conservatives Fund has targeted mainly incumbent Republican senators for defeat. Erick Erickson, one of the right's most prominent commentators, wonders if what's coming is "a real third party movement that will fully divide the Republican Party."
Conservatives have declared war on the GOP.
Tired of feeling taken for granted by a party that alternately panders to them and sells them down the river, in their view, Tea Partiers and others on the right are in revolt. The Republican Party itself is increasingly the focus of their anger, particularly after Wednesday's deal to reopen the government, which many on the right opposed.
"Conservatives are either going to split from the GOP or stay home.


My prediction:  They suck it up and continue to suck GOP pork weeners.  These teapartiers are all talk and no action.  Verbal outrage is cheap, these guys are too chicken to live the consequences of their revenge fantasies--Even if that simply means being a footnote of a rump coalition in the political wilderness.
 
2013-10-17 08:23:53 AM
Who gets to decide how much the debt ceiling is raised?

I mean - can Obama just decide to raise it by $10 Trillion and be done with it for the next decade or so?
 
2013-10-17 08:25:07 AM
What this country needs is a third political party that is comprised of most Americans who feel their voices aren't being heard. A "silent majority" if you will. One comprised of both liberals and conservatives with the express belief that we are paying enough in record-low taxes already.
 
2013-10-17 08:25:45 AM

Target Builder: Who gets to decide how much the debt ceiling is raised?

I mean - can Obama just decide to raise it by $10 Trillion and be done with it for the next decade or so?


Um, the debt raises by $7Trillion every week. And by $12T on weeks Obama goes to Martha's Vineyard.

Study it out, libulardo.
 
2013-10-17 08:26:08 AM
This is a TEMPORARY measure that expires February 7, 2014.
 
2013-10-17 08:26:53 AM

Skleenar: You know, the sad part is, that real conservatives were just the tiniest fraction of a whisker away from saving American freedom, but the establishment RINOs snatched defeat from the jaws of victory because they were afraid they'd lose some sweet, sweet campaign donations from their corporate masters.  They might as well be working for Obama.


How did you manage to type that through all the tears dropping on your keyboard?
 
2013-10-17 08:27:29 AM

sxacho: On his radio show recently, Glenn Beck urged his listeners to "defund the GOP." Sarah Palin has threatened to leave the Republican Party; Rush Limbaugh calls it "irrelevant."


I never thought I'd say it but I fully agree with Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh here...
 
2013-10-17 08:28:06 AM

The Madd Mann: I have to think the Senate GOP is furious with the House right now. Since you can't gerrymander Senate elections, they are more vulnerable to changes in public opinion, and the tea party just hung a giant albatross around their necks with nothing to show for it.


No need to gerrymander.  Just pass restrictive voter ID laws that disenfranchise minorities. . .ERR reduce (non-existant) voter fraud, because everybody knows the most efficient way to screw with an election is for one guy to show up at a 100 voting places as opposed to, say, "passing unconstitutional laws" or screwing with the collected votes at the top.
 
2013-10-17 08:28:10 AM

Lord_Baull: What this country needs is a third political party that is comprised of most Americans who feel their voices aren't being heard. A "silent majority" if you will. One comprised of both liberals and conservatives with the express belief that we are paying enough in record-low taxes already.


I'd be on board with that.  I'd like to find a coalition with people who may have different political ideals, like which country's immigrants they want to deny entrance to first, or what particular minority they want to disenfranchise.  I think there could be some real legs to that.
 
2013-10-17 08:28:14 AM
Good?
 
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