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  • Tammany Tiger commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: November 23, 2014 by Elliott.

    2014-11-23 06:33:58View | Delete

    Carson is Alan Keyes in a white lab coat and a pair of surgical gloves.

    And can someone explain the reason for current plague of far-right doctors in the ranks of the Republican Party?

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 12:28:20View | Delete

    The parade dates back to 1924, when its sponsor was the J.L. Hudson department store (it was, presumably, a kickoff for the Christmas shopping season). Instead of flying balloons, it feature dozens of people wearing giant heads with the cariactures of Detroiters present and past. It takes place in the morning, before the Lions game [...]

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014 by eCAHNomics.

    2014-11-22 11:49:29View | Delete

    Most of the time, Mrs. Tiger and I have spent Thanksgiving by ourselves, and sometimes in offbeat locations with equally offbeat foods: gnocchi in Rome (a Thursday tradition), pizza at an Italian restaurant in Nice, where everyone–including the staff–was a jolly drunk; Cancun (we passed on the hotel’s American-style dinner); and Hawaii (grilled local fish [...]

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the blog post The Terrible School Policy Killing Your Children

    2014-11-19 08:56:54View | Delete

    During my freshman year in college, I had 8:00 classes three days a week. Sure put a damper on partying.

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the blog post Democrat’s Demographic Fatalism Facing Critiques

    2014-11-17 13:24:33View | Delete

    The Democratic Party is still reacting to 1972 and McGovern’s nomination and has adopted a “gatekeeper” mentality ever since. That mentality is about to be taken to its utmost limit with the pre-coronation of Hillary the Inevitable, who’s fully on board with the DLC business model for both economics and party governance. (Prediction: Hillary will lose. She’s every bit as arrogant and bubble-bound as the current occupant of the White House, and she’s a terrible campaigner to boot.)

    On the other side of the aisle, I can count three major movements within my lifetime that brought fresh faces and new blood into the Republican Party: the Goldwater activists of the 1960s, the Religious Right of the late 1970s and 1980s, and the Tea Party. All three moved the party farther to the right while, at the same time, expanding its base and providing the energy needed to win elections. The Democrats have been playing not to lose, and anyone who watches sports knows what happens when you do that.

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the blog post Approval of Obamacare Hits a New Low

    2014-11-17 09:05:00View | Delete

    The Rube Goldberg Health Insurance “Reform” Act is the proverbial gift that keeps on giving.

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the blog post Approval of Obamacare Hits a New Low

    2014-11-17 09:03:00View | Delete

    The only law passed by the Democrats that was more unpopular and did more damage to the party was the Fugitive Slave Act,

  • I saw the original version of this movie 50 years ago, when I was in middle school. I expect the remake to have the same ending, but with better special effects.

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the blog post Congress To Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline

    2014-11-13 07:58:01View | Delete

    Don’t forget the stripper jobs created by the construction jobs.

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the blog post Congress To Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline

    2014-11-13 07:56:52View | Delete

    Well, it didn’t take long for the mandarins of the Democratic Party to figure out what went wrong last Tuesday. Theyve concluded that their donor-maintenance program for special-interests fell short.

  • It amazes me that Democrats are shocked the law remains unpopular. The law was built on a foundation of breaking Obama’s two most said and most popular campaign promises about health care reform: to not tax employer provided insurance and to not have an individual mandate.

    When Obama took office, Americans’ two biggest gripes about health care were price-gouging and abusive insurance practices. The Rube Goldberg Act not only entrenched both, but was so complicated that the vast majority of Americans understood only one of its provisions–namely, the individual mandate, which they despise.

    Now the Supreme Court is about to land a mortal blow to this lemon of a law. When that happens, Obama will be the first president in more than 150 years to whiff on an entire presidency.

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the blog post President Obama Failed

    2014-11-10 11:59:01View | Delete

    Those words brought a smile to my face.

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the blog post President Obama Failed

    2014-11-10 11:48:29View | Delete

    I agree with you: Hillary is a terrible candidate who evidently has learned nothing from the 2008 primary campaign. The more she campaigns, the lower her favorables will become.

    Hillary is like the law firm partner who writes brilliant appellate briefs but would be a complete disaster in front of a jury. Bill could walk into the courtroom 30 minutes before the trial, speed-read the file, and charm the jury into finding for his client.

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the blog post President Obama Failed

    2014-11-10 11:37:17View | Delete

    If the Supreme Court kills the Rube Goldberg subsidies, it kills the law because millions of Americans won’t be able to afford coverage and will suffer the added indignity of paying a fine for not being covered.

    If the Rube Goldberg Act goes down in flames, Obama will be forced to turn his presidential museum into a beer pong venue with a giant portrait of Lilly Ledbetter at one end, and sell his homebrew at premium prices to visitors. At least they’ll get to take home a pint glass bearing the presidential seal.

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the blog post President Obama Failed

    2014-11-10 11:34:45View | Delete

    The quote comes from Rocky Bridges, whom Bouton quotes extensively in the book, and inspired the title. Rocky was a very quotable guy. It’s too bad just about everyone in sports nowadays speaks fluent cliche.

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the diary post Mr. Obama’s Bipartisan “Achievements” by joe shikspack.

    2014-11-10 11:27:26View | Delete

    What’s even more discouraging is that the next president after Obama will do even more damage. And yes, that will hold true even if Hillary the Inevitable wins in 2016.

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the blog post President Obama Failed

    2014-11-10 11:23:37View | Delete

    Bill Clinton also did more than any other person, with the possible exception of Rupert Murdoch, to destroy the Democratic Party. He sold out its core principles via the DLC, adopted a top-down party structure, relied almost exclusively on fat-wallet contributors, and let state and local parties rot and putrify. Democrats lost seats at every level from the U.S. Senate down to school board.

    His wife will complete the process of making the world’s oldest political party irrelevant.

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the blog post President Obama Failed

    2014-11-10 11:20:24View | Delete

    He also signed welfare reform, the effects of which didn’t take hold until after he left office. And had it not been for the Lewinsky scandal, he and Newt would have made a “Grand Bargain” that gutted Social Security.

    And Hillary, who is even more conservative than her husband, is warming up in the Democrats’ bullpen as we speak.

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the blog post President Obama Failed

    2014-11-10 11:18:32View | Delete

    The mandarins of the Democratic Party are already hard at work shifting the blame from an arrogant, bubble-bound president and the crap candidates who ran crap campaigns this election.

    One of their talking points is that voters–especially young voters–are a bunch of ingrates who failed to come out and reward the Democrats for all the wonderful legislation they passed*. Another is that Obama is a victim of racism rather than his own considerable failings as a president.

    This reminds me of a book about baseball managers by Jim Bouton. Its title was I Managed Good, But Boy Did They Play Bad.

    * Let’s see. There’s the Rube Goldberg Health Insurance “Reform” Act and Lilly Ledbetter. Quite a body of work, no?

  • Tammany Tiger commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: November 2, 2014 by Elliott.

    2014-11-02 07:54:55View | Delete

    Count on it. The crazies in the House are going to draw up a broad, catch-all article of impeachment that accuse Obama of abuse of power. Everything from “czars” to Obamacare will be in it.

    Obama will spend the next two years dividing his time between the golf course and conferring with his legal team.

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