Tuesday, July 19, 2011

No Luck, No Golden Chances, No Mitigating Circumstances Now. It's Only Common Sense, There Are No Accidents Around Here

There are no accidents round here: within twenty minutes these two items appeared on Your Fucking Washington Post (and everywhere else) this afternoon:

Corporate gets: Appearing at the regular White House news briefing, Obama said the bipartisan proposal is “broadly consistent” with the approach he has advocated in that it reduces discretionary spending and tackles health-care spending and entitlements while also raising additional revenue.

Pwoggles get: The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will support a congressional effort to repeal a federal law that defines marriage as a legal union between a man and woman.

How it works: Corporate gets to start seriously gutting social safety nets, pwoggles get a vague promise on a social issue Obama will never have to repay (plus the admittedly wonderful and addictive joy at imagining motherfucking cracker head's exploding). I bet pints on Obamadick's reelection. I offer you 4-1.

Was going to lead with this tomorrow, but tomorrow is a High Holy Day at BLCKDGRD, and while BLCKDGRD is never completly aargh-free I try make High Holy Days as aargh-free as possible.

Besides, I desperately need to get this song and this song out of my head.


  1. What are your odds re: Republicans take the majority in the Senate?

  2. Thunder, I honestly haven't given a minute's thought, so I don't know who's up or what states are in play. I know in Maryland Babs Jr is safe.

    I do think Corporate, given its druthers, would prefer Democrats do four more years of sapping before Republicans come in for the actual demolition.

  3. I don't think the corporate a-holes think past the next quarter.

    Here's Steve Wynn of WYNN.

    Not one to thank the corporate Democrats for everything, when you can just demand double instead.

    But getting back to the Senate odds, the Democrats have 23 seats on the barbie, the Republicans 10, and there are two indies.

    Remember Clinton's 2nd term ("Welfare Reform", repeal of Glass-Steagal, and worst of all, the the unregulated credit defaults swaps Act of 2000?

    Here It Comes Again.

  4. Fugazi is an effective palate cleanser.

  5. Those two phrases, among others, have been permanently ruined for posterity.