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September 17, 2013

Not a Surprise: Boehner Caves
Suprise: He Caves to Conservatives
And Open Thread

Now, the GOP has telegraphed that it is frightened of this fight, but you can't beat up on them too much for giving in to their base.

House GOP leaders are looking to reverse course and agree to tea party demands to try to use a vote this week on a must-pass temporary government funding bill to block implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law.

A GOP aide says the latest strategy, to be offered to rank-and-file Republicans at a closed-door meeting on Wednesday, would be to link a "defund Obamacare" provision to the stopgap funding bill and send it to the Senate. The aide required anonymity to discuss the strategy because it has not been announced.


The Senate would likely strip out the health care provision and send it to the House, raising the possibility of a confrontation that could lead to a partial government shutdown after the Sept. 30 end of the budget year.

Now that might not sound like progress, but in fact they had previously planned something even weaker:

The earlier strategy, rejected last week by angry conservatives, would have sent the measure to the Senate as two bills to ensure the Democratic-controlled chamber would be able to ship the spending measure straight to the White House and more easily avert a government shutdown.

Good Lord. That's simply insulting. It insults themselves, as a first matter.

You know you can't win in poker unless you at least bid for the pot with a raise. Under no circumstances will an opponent fold to a call. Or fold to you fold.

This guy has a special message for Generation Special Little Snowflake: You're not special.

Serious You Guys worth a read. People will be talking about it. It's basically a hate crime against Generation Y. But not you Gen Y'ers here. I mean the other ones. The ones who want to live The Life of Julia.

The new Fox Schedule will be pretty much what you thought it would be, except no moving Red Eye to an earlier timeslot, because apparently Roger Ailes hates money and influence.

Someone mentioned that when they re-run the evening's shows, the show The Five at 2am. They could at least swap Red Eye with the repeat of The Five. 2am is barely better than 3am... and yet it's still better.

Wake up Fox.

And: Woman stabs her roommate for playing The Eagles. My guess would be "Witchy Woman."

That's all I have. Here now some baby elephants and dogs. Baby elephant tries to wake up dog; baby elephant sees ocean for first time; dog plays with squeak toy.

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