RANDOM NOTES 8-19-09

-Remember in the old “Popeye” cartoons when Popeye would say “That’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more!” and then pop some spinach and then deliver a red ass beat down to Bluto?
Well, it looks like someone’s passing out spinach at The White House!

WASHINGTON — Given hardening Republican opposition to Congressional health care proposals, Democrats now say they see little chance of the minority’s cooperation in approving any overhaul, and are increasingly focused on drawing support for a final plan from within their own ranks.

Top Democrats said Tuesday that their go-it-alone view was being shaped by what they saw as Republicans’ purposely strident tone against health care legislation during this month’s Congressional recess, as well as remarks by leading Republicans that current proposals were flawed beyond repair.

Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, said the heated opposition was evidence that Republicans had made a political calculation to draw a line against any health care changes, the latest in a string of major administration proposals that Republicans have opposed.

“The Republican leadership,” Mr. Emanuel said, “has made a strategic decision that defeating President Obama’s health care proposal is more important for their political goals than solving the health insurance problems that Americans face every day.”

Gee, Rahm. What would give you that idea? Oh yeah…this.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m delighted that the Democratic leadership was finally able to get their nutsacks back from the pawn shop. But you think the time for this might have been before all the gun toting and Hitler references?
And please spare me any “It’s all part of Obama’s master plan” in the comments. The simple fact is that Obama got caught up in his post partisan message and underestimated just how rotten and rank the GOP has become. Mind you, if we get a decent bill out of this nonsense, no one is going to be happier than me. But at this point, I’m more than ready to ditch the whole “Obama’s a political Ninja” theme.
Unless…he manages to get single payer in the bill, then I’ll call Ninja.
Oh, and the pony. I’m still holding out for the pony.

-It’s been posted all over but the hat tip goes to Jeffrey Wells over at “Hollywood Elsewhere”.

Two things.
1.) Barney Frank is a fucking rock star! Not only does he slap down the question with blunt force humor, he makes a point of making the young woman aware that she is an idiot for even asking it. “Talking to you is like talking to a dining room table”. Translation: Fuck you! You’re an idiot. Thank you for playing.
2) How depressing is it that the girl who asked the question is a stone fox? Seriously!
Hotness is wasted on the stupid.
(THIS JUST IN: She’s a LaRouche supporter! H/T to Andrew Sullivan.)

-Oh, yeah. This is what I’m talking about!

EDIT: 8-6-10 Embed doesn’t work.  Follow the Adult Swim Link.

Holy crap! Hank’s gone skeezy teen on us! And am I wrong, or did I miss Brock Sampson in this trailer? But on the plus side, it looks like Hammer and Publick has amped up the crazy to 11!
It’s a tough time to be an American but it’s a damn fine time to be a geek!

More later.

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