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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

Happy Monday -- gaaaaaaaaaaah! -- from dank, drizzly Larryville, GN!

Danged thread GIF cat keeps knocking my coffee over; resser-fresser.

If this is accurate, I hope the GOP winds-up reaping a carp-storm:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama’s health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.

Democrats describe the change involving small-business coverage options as a straightforward improvement of the type they are eager to make, and Obama signed it into law. Republicans are loath to agree, given the strong sentiment among the rank and file that the only fix the law deserves is a burial.

“Maybe you say it helps (Obamacare), but it really helps the small businessman,” said Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., one of several physician-lawmakers among Republicans and an advocate of repeal.

No member of the House GOP leadership has publicly hailed the fix, which was tucked, at Republicans’ request, into legislation preventing a cut in payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients.

It is unclear how many members of the House rank and file knew of it because the legislation was passed by a highly unusual voice vote without debate.

Paddy --

Hope that any blow-back from your busting of cheaters last week is exceedingly minimal.

Paddy O'Furnijur
10 years ago

Happy Monday, Gerbil Nation!
Yeah, I’m not feeling it, either.
Good morning, Fatwa! The cat has enough energy, it doesn’t need moar kawfee -- I on the other hand…
I really don’t expect much in the way of blowback from Friday, but I’ll check with admin and my department chair at the end of the day.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

Oopsie…Happy Birfday 3/7 RabBeet!!1!!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist


DAMASCUS: At least 29 rebels died in a blast Sunday in the central Syrian city of Homs as they primed a car bomb for an attack, a monitoring group said.

You’re doing it wrong.

“The death toll is likely to rise because there are dozens of people missing and body parts in the area of the blast,” the Britain-based group said.

Idem. 😉

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

ويبدو أنه قد قتلت هذه المناقشة.

Just Sven
10 years ago

You know what I’m thinking? Paris Hilton? No. Raiders winning the Super Bowl? No. World peace? No. What I’m thinking is that when we get together in 2006 for the 10th Anniversary Gerbilee, that we all wear kilts.

Just Sven
10 years ago

I dislike the phrase “so it begins” but it’s probably apt as far as Mexico goes:

Morelia, Michoacán—According to police reports, on April 5th around 22:00 hours, elements of the Navy made the arrest of 13 civilians in the municipality of Múgica which prompted the mobilization of residents of the community, who rang the bells alerting the rest of the population of a tense situation.

People identified as self-defense members of the municipality of Nueva Italia carried out roadblocks on access roads to the county seat; this is because the Mexican Army and the Navy are initiating an operation to disarm the self-defense movement.

So far there are reports that elements of the federal security and army have withdrawn from the municipality of Nueva Italia amid the threat of a confrontation with the population…

… The announcement enraged the autodefensas, who, through the words of Dr. Jose Manuel Mireles, refuse to disarm themselves. Article 10 of the Constitution, they argue, gives every Mexican the right to possess a weapon for self defense. The spokesman for the Tepalcatepec autodefensas asked for support from the towns to prevent (the government) from taking their weapons.

On Thursday, April 3, the Commissioner for security and economic development for Michoacan, Alfredo Castillo, announced in Morelia that the disarmament of the autodefensas will begin within the next few weeks, and he warned that, at the end of this process, whoever is found in possession of firearms will be arrested.