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Oct
13

Chat away – Jimmy Buzzard edition

As you know, I, UT, and Chips are somewhat obsessed with association football (aka “soccer”). And this week is UEFA Champions League week, so we’re even a bit more addled. So, for your chatting pleasure, football distilled to two minutes by Monty Python.

Chat away!


84 Responses to “Chat away – Jimmy Buzzard edition”


  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Hello.

  2. 4 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I loooooooove this law!

    • October 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      What the GOP was counting on was that the law was unpopular and no one would go to the websites. The fact that so many people have gone has left them speechless, as they were firmly within their own bubble.

    • 7 57andfemale
      October 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      reminds me of trying to apply for insurance. Took many days, faxes, doctor’s records. Trying to remember every time I coughed in the last 40 years.

      Took them a couple of minutes to reject me. Couldn’t they have just said, “Just stop applying if you’ve ever had a cold?”

      It was Costco/Aetna. great teaser rates that NO ONE gets. The rates that RWNJ’s use to compare to ACA rates.

  3. 8 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Pharrell Williams for the motherfreaking win.

    p.s. He’s 40 and still looks like he did at 20 something. So nerd sexy!

  4. October 2, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    You just know this galls McConnell & Rand …. and delights the daylights out of Alison Lundergan Grimes 🙂

    #TrustBarack

  5. 12 JER
    October 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm

  6. 13 japa21
    October 2, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    See, I told you I would let others in before me. Congrats UT.

  7. October 2, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Excuse me for repeating this, but we need to paint Boehner constantly with the brush of birtherism & enabling treason …. he’s earned it.

  8. 19 Linda
    October 2, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    File under ” You just can’t make this up. ”

    Ted Cruz Warns That Shutdown Could Lead To A Terrorist Attack Against U.S.

    http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/10/02/2719221/ted-cruz-warns-that-the-shutdown-he-caused-could-lead-to-attack-on-us/

  9. 21 Andy46
    October 2, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Afternoon TOD

    out of lurking to share some rating news laughter …notice where Morning Joe,Chuck Toad & Ms. Michelle rank among the 50 top cable news
    show.

    Andrea Michelle 48 out of 50 , Chucky is 42 out 50 lol

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/10/01/cnns-new-day-does-not-rank-in-top-50-cable-news-programs-among-total-viewers-during-the-third-quarter/206295/

  10. 22 utaustinliberal
    October 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Love it. Celebs encouraging their followers to Get Covered!

  11. October 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    US football coach who met Rouhani is unlikely ambassador
    30 September 2013 Last updated at 01:12 BST
    Omid Namazi is the assistant coach of the Iranian national football team, but he lives in the town of Sewell in the US state of New Jersey.

  12. 24 57andfemale
    October 2, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Very OT but I’m distressed: the animal shelter where all three of my current rescue puppies came from – a school bus just plowed into the building. No one was hurt, no animals hurt, no kids on the bus. It’s a miracle if you look at the pictures.

    Wright Way Rescue in Nile, IL (Chicago). Wish I could figure out how to post the pictures.

    Wonder if Hubby is interested in fostering………

  13. 30 Linda
    October 2, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Rand Paul Invites Democrats To Bipartisan Coffee

    With tensions running high amid the shutdown, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) asked his Democratic colleagues to join him for coffee on Thursday.

    Roll Call posted Paul’s invitation, in which he suggests the partisanship might end if “we can just talk and see if we can get along.”

    As Roll Call points out, Paul’s coffee party would take place on the Capitol steps, where anyone can take a photo.

    Sounds like a premeditated photo op to me Senator Paul……

  14. October 2, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    The GOP’s Obamacare Suicide
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/10/obamacare-gop-shutdown

    ….The initial response to yesterday’s opening of the state and federal exchanges that are providing affordable insurance plans to Americans who previously could not obtain coverage has Obamacare proponents dancing. Millions of Americans were not scared away by Koch-financed ads (including this rapey spot). Sure, there were glitches and websites crashed. But that’s natural, given the overwhelming demand. And the exchanges have weeks to work out the kinks before the December 15 deadline to finish enrolling people for the coming year.

    So while the Republicans have succeeded in forcing a shutdown of the government—according to the latest polls, not a popular endeavor—their crusade against Obamacare has harmed their long-term prospects in several ways:….

  15. 33 hopefruit2
    October 2, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Here is an example of how some Obama supporters help push MSM narratives – which get me extremely frustrated….

    • 34 Vicki
      October 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      This negativity drives me crazy, hf2

      Let me step out on a limb here:
      There will be no cave by POTUS or Harry Reid.
      What there will be is more likely to look like a double down by the Obama Administration.
      Boehnor will eventually deliver a clean CR.
      Then the Democrats wil negotiate the spending levels.
      Not the sequestor levels they agreed to prior to shutdown.
      Spending leverls that reflect PBO’s values not Paul Ryans.
      Am I dreaming?

      • 35 hopefruit2
        October 2, 2013 at 4:52 pm

        I let her have it on Twitter. I’m sick of this nonsense. After all we’ve been through to start with this media/Emoprog crap about “cave” when she has absolutely ZERO evidence of any giving in to Boehner/GOP on the part of PBO.

        Right now the Dems are on the House floor vehemently and effectivley pointing out the hypocrisy of yet another crappy piece-meal bill to fund some agencies while leaving out others. CNBC just aired an interview in which PBO insisted for the umpteenth time, that he’s not going to negotiate the current CR bill or debt ceiling.

        But she gets to be a self-righteous Twitter keyboard warrior yelling about Dems/PBO caving with absolutely nothing but false assertions to back up her claim.

        • 36 Vicki
          October 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm

          We agree on the negativity. Am I crazy on the other end with my optimism stated above?
          I admit that What’s been happening in NYC elections has cast a rosy glow over my world.

      • October 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm

        No, I don’t think you’re dreaming. I think the president is meeting with these guys tonight to lay down the law. Deliver a clean CR–no negotiating. Soon the Repubs will have no where to go on the shutdown and will have to reopen the government–it’s just too unpopular. All along, I have had a feeling that the president has a plan about the debt ceiling that does not involve the Congress. He will do everything he can to get them to act responsibly, but when he says, we will not let anyone destroy the full faith and credit of the United States, I believe him. He won’t do it.

    • 39 4morefor44
      October 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      i doubt that’s an actual obama supporter. geraldine ferraro, who ruined her reputation at the end of her life with her racist anti-obama rants, as the avatar!?! the “I’M DONE” line was a PUMA favorite too, so that’s either a racist hillary PUMA, or a republican-paid operative posing as one to stoke “divide and conquer” feelings amongst democrats.

      • 40 Vicki
        October 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm

        Wow. What you say sounds plausible 4more.

      • 41 hopefruit2
        October 2, 2013 at 5:10 pm

        I know for a fact that she’s a Clinton supporter based on her earlier tweets and some Twitter exchanges I’ve had with her. But I thought she was a little more reasonable – guess I was wrong about that.

    • October 2, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      I don’t give these fools even one cycle … all I do is block’um and move on ….

      • 43 hopefruit2
        October 2, 2013 at 5:11 pm

        You’re a tough, smart cookie Bob!. I need to take a page from your book. I rarely block unless someone is an outright troll. I need to heavily reconsider that approach.

  16. October 2, 2013 at 4:27 pm

  17. 45 Ladyhawke
    October 2, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Vote Count: John Boehner Could Reopen The Government Immediately

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/10/02/2721971/boehner-could-reopen-government/

  18. 46 Nena20409
    October 2, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Jonathan Karl, I loathe the man.

    This was his RWNJ display at the WH presser today:
    http://www.mediaite.com/online/carney-to-jon-karl-you-can-do-an-essay-on-obamas-share-of-blame-for-shutdown/#disqus_thread

    The transcript is enclosed within the Mediaite link.

    Here’ Jay “Clark Kent” Carney’s entire presser 10-2-13 at the WH

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/WhiteHouseDailyBriefing1874

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  21. 49 57andfemale
    October 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I have an account! i HAVE CREATED AN ACCOUNT AT HEALTHCARE.GOV.

    DO I SOUND EXCITED? I AM EXCITED!!!!!!

  22. October 2, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    This is a couple of days old, but just seeing now. Sorry if it’s a dup.

    Should Obama Reveal His Inner Pissed-Off President?
    With a government shutdown looming, it might be time for the chief executive to tell voters what he really thinks of the House Republicans.
    —By David Corn | Mon Sep. 30, 2013 7:52 AM PDT

    • October 2, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      I would be ecstatic!! I understand why he won’t, but if he will let me…I’ll do it.

    • October 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      i hate this meme…that PBO would be more effective if he just showed his anger and a lil thuggery…..because of course we all know that Black Men are dangerous and to be feared…

      • 57 4morefor44
        October 2, 2013 at 5:06 pm

        agreed. i remember bill maher and others a couple years back saying president obama should unleash his “inner gangsta” and so on. i know it sounds funny, but i don’t these white-privilege fake “liberals” coming around on our side with this obamacare stuff and debt ceiling. i forever want them apart from us in reality and in perception. they will always, always, always torpedo and movement we ever start with their self-perceived purity and “veruca salt” antics. we won without them, and we’ll get through all this stuff without them too. FORWARD!!!

      • 58 nathkatun7
        October 2, 2013 at 7:42 pm

        They’ve all forgotten Teddy Roosevelt’s maxim: “Speak Softly, but Carry A Big Stick.”

    • October 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      This meme is total bull shit … doubt it, swim to the bottom of the Persian Gulf and ask Osama ….

      • 61 4morefor44
        October 2, 2013 at 5:10 pm

        mother jones (the magazine, not the actual person), the nation, and the like can go f- themselves. fair-weather babies who are the ones who CAVED when president obama has needed them the most, over and over again. not just caved, but then attacked president obama more than the actual problem – republicans and the media-enablers!!! even though i used to subscribe to both for years, i sincerely hope they go out of business next month forever.

      • October 2, 2013 at 5:10 pm

        Bob, I totally agree it’s complete horse manure propagated by people who haven’t the faintest idea about what constitutes firmness in a mature leader. Ranting, raving and calling people out is the childish behavior of someone who can’t control his own feelings or behavior. It actually gives those you’re addressing control because they’ve pushed you to ‘lose’ your temper. The president has fiercely demonstrated his anger and contempt of the GOP by the look in his eyes when he speaks of them and by his mocking questions about their sanity–he always asks audiences “does that even make sense?” or “Can you believe that?” This is far more powerful and devastating than getting into someone’s face. David Corn needs to grow up and stop watching sitcoms. This is the real world and we need a grown up leader to guide us through the treacherous waters of national and international lunacy. I thank God every day that the president is not only in control of the country, he is in perfect control of himself.

        • 63 4morefor44
          October 2, 2013 at 5:13 pm

          “I thank God every day that the president is not only in control of the country, he is in perfect control of himself.” wow, that’s powerful, jackie.

        • 64 vcprezofan2
          October 2, 2013 at 5:57 pm

          I tweeted this to/about Boehner last night, but it works beautifully for PBO too. 😉

          ‘It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.’ ~Latin proverb

        • 65 nathkatun7
          October 2, 2013 at 7:43 pm

          Well said JackieG!

    • 66 nospin
      October 2, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      He doesn’t get to tell the President what to do or how to act. What the heck does he mean by…reveal his inner pissed off President?

      David Corn can gtfoohwtdabs

    • 67 nathkatun7
      October 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      Why doesn’t David Corn run for President and show us how to be President? I am sick of these, supposedly well-meaning liberals, treating the President of the United States as if he was their teenager son. President Obama didn’t get where he is by being a fool. I voted for President Obama because I support his policies and, even more importantly, because I trust his judgement. I didn’t vote for him so that I can sit on the side-line to question his every move and tell him what he must do. If I was absolutely certain about what it takes to be President of a diverse nation of over 300 million people I would have run for the position myself. Why do these know-it-all pundits forget that as President of the United States, President Obama still has to take into account 47% of the people who voted against him in 2008 and 48% + of the people who voted against him in 2012. I am sorry, but some people, who supposedly support President Obama, want him to act like Ted Cruz. For them it’s all about what Mark Knoller calls the “optics.” Telling the people that Republicans are nuts sounds good, but it won’t re-open the government and spare almost a million federal workers going without pay, or restore federal government services for millions of Americans. I deeply respect President Obama because he is always focused on the reason why he chose public service: to do whatever it takes to help improve the lives of all Americans. I am some times amused by these holier than thou liberals who love the “Founding Fathers,” FDR, LBJ, etc., but then fail to point out that they were all willing to accept less than ideal compromises in order to be able to move the country forward.

      Look, hundreds of thousands of Federal government workers who are going without pay are suffering the brunt of this teabag manufactured government shut-down. And so are the millions of people who depend on federal government services. The President’s responsibility is to try to ease their suffering. Obviously, since I have deep respect for President Obama, based on his record, I will never presume to tell him what to do. I am absolutely certain that whatever agreement he reaches with the Republicans to re-open the government will be motivated by his determination to aid those affected by the shut-down and to prevent the economy from going into a recession. It’s easy for me (and I do it all the time to their faces) to call the teabag/Republicans nuts. That is because I am not the President. I don’t have to deal with a Republican dominated House of Representatives that is deathly afraid of the tea bag members. The last time I checked, the government was closed because of the nuts in the House of Representatives. I doubt that it can easily be re-opened just by calling Republicans nuts.

  23. 68 vcprezofan2
    October 2, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    • 69 Nena20409
      October 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      Wow……..I wonder if Netanyahu has something to do with that….somehow?

      • 70 vcprezofan2
        October 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm

        Who knows? Time…..

        • 71 Nena20409
          October 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm

          An Israeli Twitter feed is reporting this, right?

          Iran is not a border state to Israel. Just wondering out loud….especially now that Iran is “interested” in resolving matters with their Nuclear program……

          • 72 vcprezofan2
            October 2, 2013 at 5:04 pm

            This is what the link says:

            ‘According to the British Telegraph, Mojtaba Ahmadi, who served as commander of the Iranian Cyber War Headquarters, was found dead in a wooded area near the town of Karaj, north-west of the capital, Tehran. (Ynet)’

            • October 2, 2013 at 5:07 pm

              Could well be an inside job. Who knows, maybe the dude was a double agent and the Iranian Rev Guard discovered it. Safe to say #PBO is not going to be doing special ops assassinations at this time and if Bibi/Mossad had anything to do with it, they’ll rue the day if #PBO finds out.

              • 74 vcprezofan2
                October 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm

                Bobfr, I have NO concept of ME players and intricacies, so I’m no good in discussion. I only follow the account because Bibi irritates me big time, and I can sometimes get a glimmer of what he’s up to vis-a-vis our president.

      • 75 Layla
        October 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm

        First thought that came into my mind….sabotage…

    • 76 cookemom
      October 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      whoa….and PBO is suppose to care what these cray, cray, teanutbutters think!

  24. October 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I am in twitter jail again. 😦

  25. 79 hopefruit2
    October 2, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    RIght now I’m watching CSPAN 1 – where the house DEMS are not only HOLDING their ground, but also very effectively and forcefully highlighting the hypocrisy and political shenanigans of the GOP in trying to pass another piece-meal bill.

  26. 80 japa21
    October 2, 2013 at 5:08 pm

  27. 82 57andfemale
    October 2, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Update: healthcare.gov is still a little wonky. At first I couldn’t log on once I’d created my account, getting an ‘invalid’ message. I said I forgot my password (which I didn’t). They sent a reset email. Then they said the security question answers were wrong. Then I tried logging on and got through.

    In order to proceed I need to give more information than I will divulge on my office computer. So I’ll wait until I’m home. But progress in being made.

  28. 84 globalcitizenlinda
    October 2, 2013 at 5:22 pm


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