Category Archives: Hostage Taking Today

Rudderless Republicans Hostage-Taking Problem

It is said that women so baffled Sigmund Freud that he asked, with exasperation, what do they want?! We posit that Freud never met a Republican: House Republicans are demanding that President Biden agree to policy concessions in exchange for … Continue reading

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The Debt Ceiling

Just as every other time that the Republicans have tried to hold the economy hostage, we find ourselves starring in fascination at their high dudgeon and low IQs. Some of the dimmer stars in their firmament probably do think that … Continue reading

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The Debt Ceiling, Cont.

The WaPo tells us that there is a lot of strategizing going on behind the scenes on the debt, but this one particular idea buried in the middle of the article shows us something interesting from President Handsome Joe Biden: … Continue reading

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Platinum Coin, Here We Come!

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, such a kidder, wrote a letter to K-Mac: Dear Mr. Speaker: I write to keep you apprised of actions the Treasury Department is taking in regard to the debt limit. In my letter of January 13, … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Why, it seems like only this morning we were mentioning how Sinema and Manchin refusal to touch the filibuster is the reason the world is on the edge about the US Debt Limit being not/raised, and here … Continue reading

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Our Failed Political Press ™ Misses Story, Again

A WaPo editorial this morning on the upcoming Debt Ceiling crisis (and the editorial correctly blames the Congressional Republicans for holding the country and probably the world economy hostage) ends thusly blaming BOTH SIDES: Now, should Democrats have dealt with … Continue reading

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Place Your Bets!

Today’s Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie is essentially the Racing Forum for how long K-Mac will remain as Speaker: KEVIN McCARTHY finally got the gavel — but in the process, he gave away the House. … Continue reading

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Budget Follies Curtain Call

The Senate passed a $1.7 trillion government spending bill that will fund the government into next year. The bill heads to the House today, where Speaker Pelosi  doesn’t want the last thing she does as speaker to be shutting down the federal … Continue reading

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Good Cop, Bad Cop: K-Mac Is Really Bad At His Job

Untalented political stooge and Wanna-be speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has stuck upon a jenius idea: He’ll play the Good Cop to negotiate with the lunatics in the Freedom Caucus. And you’ll never guess who will play the Bad … Continue reading

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Team Coup 2022 Economic Strategy: Dine-and-Dash

The WaPo tells us what Team Coup’s big evil plan is if they regain control of the levers of the gubmint: Global Financial Crisis – After refusing for months to divulge what they’d do if they regained control of Congress, … Continue reading

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