Archive for September 11th, 2009

More Random La Jolla Photoblogging… In Color!

Yep, that’s right – three color photos in a row.

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2 comments September 11th, 2009 at 10:43pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: La Jolla/San Diego,Photoblogging

Quid PO Quo?

Well, this is not encouraging at all…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the first time yesterday suggested she may be backing off her support of the public option. According to CNN, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid “said they would support any provision that increases competition and accessibility for health insurance – whether or not it is the public option favored by most Democrats.” When “asked if inclusion of a public option was a non-negotiable demand – as her previous statements had indicated  Pelosi ruled out any non-negotiable positions,” according to CNN. This was also corroborated by the Associated Press, and by Pelosi’s own words, as quoted in those stories.

This announcement came just hours before Steve Elmendorf, a registered UnitedHealth lobbyist and the head of UnitedHealth’s lobbying firm Elmendorf Strategies, blasted this email invitation throughout Washington, D.C.

Faaaantastic.  I know everyone’s for sale, but I’m surprised and disappointed that a Speaker from a solid-blue district could be had so cheaply.

September 11th, 2009 at 09:31pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Healthcare,Politics

Friday Quote & Hamster Blogging

This week’s quote is from Mister Frost, starring Jeff Goldblum as an institutionalized murderer who claims to be the Devil:

So, if you really want to know my feelings, I think this son of a bitch should have his ass roasted, rather than vacationing here in this platinum funny farm.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s baby hamsters…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mCIgmIflqg

Hamsters love broccoli!

September 11th, 2009 at 11:29am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Cuteness,Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Question

With the advent of the teabaggers comparing Obama to Hitler and claiming that he’s not an American citizen, shouting down their representatives, and walking around with guns and holding signs implying armed revolt, not to mention Republican representatives yelling “You lie!” and waving signs and bills at the president on the floor of Congress…

Does this mean that the right’s “liberals are so uncivil” canard will be laid to rest once and for all?  Or are the teabaggers and elected hecklers still considered civil because they didn’t swear?  Is word choice still the only measure of civility?

September 11th, 2009 at 07:16am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Republicans


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