October 2013

Did Boehner just create the Filibuster in the House?

By using his take on the Hastert Rule John Boehner may have created a filibuster type situation in the House by giving the Tea Party minority the power to refuse to bring any legislation that they do not approve off. I know he finally did allow a vote but it had to come at the last minute when Boehner's back and the Republicans backs where against the wall. If he is serious about taking the power away from the Tea Pariy he needs to let the entire house vote not only the Republicans.

"GOP Surrenders it's Hostages!" ( The New ) "What Now?!! Cartoon"

We dodged a bullet, and the economy took 24 billion dollars in damage, now we can take a deep breath and have a big sigh of relief that it's over... for the moment, until the next GOP hostage crisis... in February.


Today is Oct. 17, 2013. The 113 Congress has now been in session for 313 days without passing a GOOD WAGE, JOBS BILL to help our economy.

(thankfully Fido was spared)


Mitch McConnell the real winner of the shutdown and congressional budget deal

Yahoo News reported that that McConnell secured language in the new government funding bill that includes $2.918 billion for a dam project to install locks on the Olmsted Dam and Lock Authoirty Project on the Ohio River in his home state of Kentucky. That project is already over-budget and not expected to be completed until 2024. The original funding was supposed to be $755 million but is now almost $3 billion - pork came home to Kentucky at the expense of working and middle class Americans out of work and struggling to make ends meet.

Heiress Mary Burke (D-WI) head of “Strategic Planning” at dad's Company? Is that why everything in a TREK store is made in China?!

Where is the outrage? Romney never heard the end of it!?!

Do Democrats get a free pass from being part of the problem?

Look at what Treasury Yields are doing, as well as movements in the Stated Rate.

Generally, the more you want to punish an investment for bad stuff about it (for instance, a Treasury being issued by a dicey borrower like America), the higher you will demand the Yield to be.

how long does methadone remain in your blood?

Methadone could be discovered within the urine, bloodstream and spit. If you're wondering how long methadone stays in your system

Bank of America invested $128 billion in oil, gas, and coal since 2010, CITI $135 billion.

Banks, like Bank of America and Citi, are the ATMs of the dirty energy industries fueling the climate crisis. Since 2010 Bank of America has invested $128 billion in oil, gas and coal companies-more than eight times what it's committed to clean energy investments. Since 2010, Citi has invested $135 billion in oil, gas and coal companies.

But the big banks recruit on college campuses because they can’t work without us. That means we have the power to change them.

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"The Saddest Thing Is This Won't Be Breaking News"

Thom plus logo As the world burns, and more and more fossil fuels are being used every day planet-wide, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels passed 416 ppm this week at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. In the 300,000 years since the emergence of modern humans, carbon dioxide levels have never been this high.