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In a shocking development, in Kansas they arrived at the logical conclusion that eluded legislators on a national level.

After a Stupak-like, amendment passed

would require women to buy separate insurance policies that covered abortions.  It passed 73-45.

the shocking development followed

Rep. Ann Mah (D-Topeka) proposed an amendment that would require men to buy separate insurance policies that covered erectile dysfunction drugs.  She pointed out that many insurance plans don’t cover birth control, and asked why it was then fair to have women pay “the cost of Viagra for all the old guys who want to have sex?”
Mah’s amendment passed 64-35.

Of course we are still comparing surgical procedures with drugs, and note the lower numbers of votes, but some measure of sanity did occur and yes, it’s hard to believe!

The other somewhat surprising development is the popularity of this story amongst B0b0ts. I believe however it’s not because women served it to men so much as to the partisan framing of the headline

Republican men get a taste of their own medicine

It’s a funny title that leaves Stupak, Nelson and their many friends out and it confuses a few men-B0bots there

But I’m always troubled by the attitude about things like this on this site, which basically boils down to “ED drugs only benefit old white guys, and then their put-upon wives suffer when suddenly they have to go through the burden of having sex again.” It just reinforces the whole women-as-sexual-gatekeeper stereotype, as well as the idea that men are horndogs and that women would so much rather be doing anything other than having sex.

Still, most are happy “Republican men” got served!…


Remember when everything that went wrong with HCR was being blamed on Rahm Emmanuel?

Today, B0bots hope he’ll be gone. Why? because of  a suck-up piece Millbank wrote about him in Wapo yesterday

Let us now praise Rahm Emanuel.

No, seriously.

Today’s Cenk Ungur response to that calls the piece

Rahm’s Parting Shot at Obama Insiders

While I fully agree that

Dana Milbank transcribed an article written by Rahm Emanuel today in The Washington Post. Never has an article been more clearly written to support a political benefactor.

I sorta doubt the first sentence:

It looks Rahm Emanuel is done.

Seems to me a bit of wishful thinking

My second thought was, “Wow, what a hatchet job on Jarrett, Gibbs and Axelrod!” Since Rahm is obviously feeding this to Milbank, that is very revealing. You don’t throw these kinds of bombs unless you’ve already lost.

Which is reinforced by the second most popular discussion in B0botland

Cenk Uygar: “It looks Rahm Emanuel is done”

Every time those poor people celebrates, I know there’s no reason for them to do so. Especially when they start Dean dreaming

2. that would be simply lovely! Now if only Dr Dean were offered a serious spot in the admin

Maybe THEN we would get Change We Could Believe In…..

What shocked me in this story, is that I found way lower levels of stupidity elsewhere than B0botland. Firedoglake has had moments of lucidity, but this is just reaching cosmic proportions

They second Ungur’s speculation by adding way sillier reasons

What’s Michelle Obama’s take on Rahm Emanuel?

This does not even raise to the Enqirer level of “friends say”. It’s speculation based on slogan propaganda:

So which way will Michelle Obama vote? Rahm start packing your bags. The First Lady believes balance in one’s own life is important. Emanuel does not have that balance.

Ah, the balance argument! I am convinced. But wait, there’s more:

There’s also that Jewish hegemony

And although Emanuel got as much mileage as he could over the whole Jewish thing.

But other people have their own Jews too! (not unlike B0bots got their own retard)

With Michelle Obama’s cousin being Jewish and Barack Obama’s strong ties to the Jewish community. The Jewish community should understand that Emanuel is a couple Kabbalah courses short of a full deck. This guy is no Henry Kissinger, know what I mean?

Me? I am an outsider in this one. I see no difference between Rahm and Obama so , one of the two leaving offers me no vindication

But my personal feeling is that nobody is leaving. Precisely because that first sentence in this entry. I was reminded how – during the Enron controversy, W told White, his Secretary of the Army and former Enron CEO: “I’ll never let you go! You are my lighting rod”


I now found out the reason for the Milbank WaPo article. It was not departure, but a response to a salvo in The Daily Beast a few days before

Replace Rahm

That pretty much makes all the speculations of Rahm’s motives in commissioning Millbank to write pure BS. Just as the author of that article acknowledges in her follow-up

When you write that the president of the United States should replace his chief of staff, someone will fire back. So it was that Rahm Emanuel apparently struck back at my piece last week on The Daily Beast through a column in Sunday’s Washington Post.

As I said, when B0bots cheer, disappointment is sure to follow. …

It’s what Obama answered when a banner with “MEDICARE FOR ALL” was unfurled in front of him

There is a video at the link

with all the efforts of Doctor Margaret Flowers to get the message to him. It’s eerie to watch the reaction in the middle of the political BS he was spouting.

Stranger still, the B0bots reaction – they wanted the banner down so they can gaze upon Teh One.

Probably the one iconic moment that illustrate the mind blowing idiocy of the B0bot.

Well, I may squeeze one more.

In the Bobotland discussion of the incident, some wonder what “there you go” means. And one comes with the perfectly logical explanation

2. Sounds to me…

…like he was encouraging them to say it so that maybe Congress would hear it… :-)

Yeah, Chicagosuz, because poor Obama is bound and gagged in a basement by evil Rahm & Congress and has no way of signaling he needs help except for cryptic messages to supporters with banners. From “the guy who never campaigned for public option“So useful that you added that smilie there, for us all to cheer up at your interpretation…

AM-Ny may not be picked up by Newseum anymore, but today’s headline pretty much captured the zeitgast

NYT has a more descriptive and also more deceptive title for it – I would cheer for this one  if I were Charlie Brown.

WaPo has an interesting story about Democrats positioning themselves as “outsiders”, (against Obama)

In Missouri, Democratic candidate Robin Carnahan pronounced “I’m disappointed” when President Obama released his budget early this month. “

while Moonie Times has a Jr.jr story re: press availability

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Not Your Sweetie

February 2010