December 17, 2010

"How did McConnell go from uncertain to cocksure in two days?"

"A confluence of facts and events helped McConnell convince senior appropriators in his own party -- people who, like he..."

... like he...

"... don't fundamentally oppose the earmarking process -- to back off the omnibus, according to a Republican leadership aide. Part of it was that, though bipartisan, the bill itself included funding for key Democratic priorities that in the current political environment no Republican supports, or wants to be accused of supporting. The omnibus included $1 billion in spending to implement the health care law -- a provision no Republican wanted to de facto support."

47 comments:

rhhardin said...

"Like he" is formal English.

The case is flipped when a note of austerity or dignity is wanted.

Trooper York said...

He is cocksure?

I thought only Titus is cocksure.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Trooper York said...

I mean when someone asks "Cock?"

He goes "Sure."

Trooper York said...

Wait is this a serious thread?

Juba Doobai! said...

He stuck his hands in his pockets and discovered he had balls?

garage mahal said...

No I don't think it was that.

Sixty Grit said...
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garage mahal said...

McConnell doesn't have the Marlboro Man chin does he.

Trooper York said...

What is the female version of cocksure.

Overcunfident?

Titus said...

Mitch is not hot.

He reminds me of a turtle.

God was not kind to that man. As a matter of fact he pinched a big loaf on him before he came out the cooch.

Is popping out a baby like pinching a really dry loaf?

Titus said...

He's a rice queen too.

Interesting.

Could be a little kinky in the bed.

Could you imagine doing it with him though.

Oh Lord.

Bob Ellison said...

It's easy to type "like he" when you mean to type "likely". The keys are so close together.

Also, it's easy to type "e" when you mean to type "im". Close together.

Also, I've seen weird stuff happen with coffee spills. Even a strong, liquid sneeze could easily make ", like he, " come from outta nowhere.

It is not, however, easy to understand how people who cannot write get to do so for a living. But they do. Often the people who do it professionally are among the poorest writers among us. It is a puzzlement.

Alex said...

Titus - do you imagine having sex with everyone?

Titus said...

Alex-yes.

Titus said...

I also think of what everyone I meet looks like naked.

It's important.

Alex said...

Titus - why? you are utterly sex obsessed.

Hagar said...

According to James Taranto of the WSJ, a point is being raised in that court suit in Florida, that I have had kind of a feeling of, but could not put into words: That the Obamacare bill requires the medical insurance companies to kind of act like fronts for the IRS and HHS in collecting premiums (taxes) and disbursing payments (social program), and that without actual Federal authority or oversight.

Bob Ellison said...

I've been pondering this question more generally: how is it that some professions seem to be filled with people who suck at the job? Examples: journalists are often terrible writers, lawyers often have terrible ethics, politicians often have lousy policies, and architects often seem clueless about beauty.

In some other professions, though, practitioners are usually exemplars. Accountants and bookkeepers are good with numbers. Soldiers (American ones, anyway) tend to be tough and rough and ready. Teachers tend to mix patience with firmness (silly word).

Neurologists tend to be neurotic.

America's Politico said...

McConnell will have hard two years. Obama plays chess. He is working on end-game. The GOP are struggling with what to start the game with. It is over. This is so called defeat is just that - a setup. The GOP is already overreach.

I predict that by early Jan., the GOP will be fighting for air to breath. By Nov. 2012, the Democrats will win the House, keep the Senate, and retain the WH.

Bruce Hayden said...

Titus - do you imagine having sex with everyone?

I don't think that strange, though I suspect that he thinks more about it with men than women. As straight men, we just don't think of other men as sexual objects, and so it seems strange to us.

But males are visual by nature and easily aroused. And, I would suggest that many, if not most, males think of having sex with many of the women they see. It is a transitory thought, quickly forgotten when the object of our temporary lust leaves our visual field.

Indeed, at lunch today at the Subway next door, a young woman with her boyfriend walked in. The way she moved was delightful. And, for a moment or two, I envisioned how it would be with her in the sack. Never mind that she was 35-40 years younger than I or that several females in my life would make my life quite miserable if I ever attempted such a feat.

I suspect that there are plenty of males who have mentally undressed Sarah Palin, and found her quite appealing, but if they ever considered such with Nancy Pelosi or Hillary Clinton, they shuddered. Especially those elephant legs and harpy mouth. Supposedly, Pelosi was quite hot 40 years ago. Not so Hillary. But back then, at least, she didn't have those legs (supposedly, they were a complication from her pregnancy).

It is just impolite though to admit this mentally undressing of women in polite company, esp. if it includes other women, whom we have invariably also mentally undressed. Often, with reactions like Titus' above. Titus gets away with talking about it, because he is mentally undressing men, and not women, and women, who are the ones who control polite company, really don't care about that.

Bruce Hayden said...

I predict that by early Jan., the GOP will be fighting for air to breath. By Nov. 2012, the Democrats will win the House, keep the Senate, and retain the WH.

You realize, don't you, that Titus is much more entertaining than you are, don't you?

Sixty Grit said...
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edutcher said...

McConnell suddenly realized there were 2 freight trains headed for the Senate. One was the universal outrage at what Harry Reid was trying to pull and the transparent manner he was trying to blackmail Republicans into supporting it, the other was the Damocelan threat of Tea Party retribution if the Rs didn't do right.

The Rs stood to gain nothing from doing the RINO thing, but a great deal to lose; conversely, standing by their party principles carried no risks and a lot of rewards.

Jay said...

Obama plays chess.

Hysterical.

I bet he has no clue how chess works.

Methadras said...

At least no one said methinks or mayhap. Fuck, that is annoying.

Michael Haz said...

I believe Titus may have said mefucks.

ricpic said...

Cocksure? No. Determined. Thank you, Senator McConnell.

Trooper York said...

"I suspect that there are plenty of males who have mentally undressed Sarah Palin, and found her quite appealing, but if they ever considered such with Nancy Pelosi or Hillary Clinton, they shuddered. Especially those elephant legs and harpy mouth. Supposedly, Pelosi was quite hot 40 years ago. Not so Hillary. But back then, at least, she didn't have those legs (supposedly, they were a complication from her pregnancy)."

Looks are very overrated when examining whether or not a woman would be great in the sack. Alhough I am more conservative than Christine O'Donnell's tampon, I think Hillary would be a hot piece of tuna if you got workin'

Pelosi Galore, not so much.

Trooper York said...

That is if you got Hillary hot and bothered. She certainly can be passionate enough. I bet she could be a tiger in the sheets.

But I have thought that for a long time.

Trooper York said...

I mean don't you guys have any imagination at all.

You and Hillary go out for a few drinks. You argue about politics back and forth. You go back to her place for a nightcap. One thing leads to another and you are back in the bedroom naked. As your lips touch you close your eyes and you think about someone else.

It's a win-win.

Hillary is likeable enough.

edutcher said...

Trooper York said...

"I suspect that there are plenty of males who have mentally undressed Sarah Palin, and found her quite appealing, but if they ever considered such with Nancy Pelosi or Hillary Clinton, they shuddered. Especially those elephant legs and harpy mouth. Supposedly, Pelosi was quite hot 40 years ago. Not so Hillary. But back then, at least, she didn't have those legs (supposedly, they were a complication from her pregnancy)."

Looks are very overrated when examining whether or not a woman would be great in the sack. Alhough I am more conservative than Christine O'Donnell's tampon, I think Hillary would be a hot piece of tuna if you got workin'

Pelosi Galore, not so much.


Which begs the question, so why doesn't Willie stay home nights takin' care o' biz?

Maybe the problem isn't Hill, but maybe the former Serial Rapist in Chief is a lousy lover. Maybe once or twice and it's the women that want to move on. You don't see too many old girlfriends hanging around Chappaqua.

HDHouse said...

I met McConnell and knew his family for the first time in 1970 and were in fairly frequent contact for the next 8 years.

Revelations were not in his repetroire.

Trooper York said...

Which begs the question, so why doesn't Willie stay home nights takin' care o' biz?

Show me a smokin hot woman and I will show you some guy who is tired of banging her.

The problem is all Bill no doubt about it. I bet if he put it to Hillary right she would be all he could handle. Just sayn'

Titus said...

I have never said mefucks.

Michael, do you live in Wisconsin? For some reason I thought you lived in Michigan.

bagoh20 said...

I often imagine myself naked, and I force myself upon myself. I know I like it, so I should just shut up and take it, cause I know I want it, and nobody is fooling anyone here...you bitch!

I'm sorry. I love you. You know I love you.

bagoh20 said...

"Show me a smokin hot woman and I will show you some guy who is tired of banging her."

I wanna be that poor bastard.

Michael Haz said...

Michael, do you live in Wisconsin? For some reason I thought you lived in Michigan.

Nice try. Transparent. Sockpuppet.

Titus said...

I seriously don't know what your response means Michael.

What a sockpuppet?

Carl Vero said...

The next two years will be a struggle between Frisbeetarianism –the Democratic theory that, after lymphing (walking with a lisp) for years, the US economy will fly onto the roof of the Department of Treasury and get stuck there – and Palindromism – the Republican theory that the slippery economy can be caught in the air and thrown with flair to bring the US (and us) back into the future.
To gain a modification (tax cuts) of the economic policy the Republicans accepted (Stimulus 2) its direction. In January we'll get the pontificating porcupines' pork-fight over the Omnibus bill. Moves in the never-ending Washington game of “who's the boss, who's the toss?”

Penny said...

"I also think of what everyone I meet looks like naked."

We all went through that phase, Titus, and none of us worse for the wear.

Amazing THAT "psychiatric disorder" hasn't worked its way into the DSM?

Penny said...

Haha Friggin' psych-types. The WORLD is their oyster!

We're merely the sand in their hourglass.

Penny said...

Just happy that I'm OK, and you're OK, Titus.

And McConnell, he's cocksure, so he's OK, too.

Right?

cokaygne said...

"to defacto support"

Maybe journalism is dead, but how about hitting the spellcheck/edit button once in a while.

Roger J. said...

A very good friend of mine (a symphony music director and conductor as it turns out) confessed that the only way he got thru interminable board meetings was to visualize everyone naked. That would have been very successful with english horn player, BTW--she was smoking hot.

I tried his philosophy and it really did help.

dreams said...

The American people are going to find out what those of us in KY already know and that is that Mitch McConnell is a very savvy politician. I'm feeling better about the future of our country.

Big Mike said...

Article should have said "as he."

I just hope McConnell doesn't get too cocky going forward.

MikeR said...

Maybe someone more familiar with this stuff can explain what all this means. What is an omnibus bill, and what is the "continuation" bill they passed instead? Does the latter include all the earmarks and trash that they passed last year?