Are We There Yet?

2014 June 19
by drdog09

Text of the Bill. In the discussion above, Cruz is objecting to an amendent to this bill that would permit Congress to regulate political speech. Its the Dims solution to the Citizens United ruling by SCOTUS.

And here are the cosponsors to this trash —

Sen Baldwin, Tammy [WI]
Sen Begich, Mark [AK]
Sen Bennet, Michael F. [CO]
Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT]
Sen Booker, Cory A. [NJ]
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA]
Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH]
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD]
Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE]
Sen Coons, Christopher A. [DE]
Sen Durbin, Richard [IL]
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA]
Sen Franken, Al [MN]
Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY]
Sen Hagan, Kay [NC]
Sen Harkin, Tom [IA]
Sen Heinrich, Martin [NM]
Sen Heitkamp, Heidi [ND]
Sen Hirono, Mazie K. [HI]
Sen Johnson, Tim [SD]
Sen King, Angus S. Jr. [ME]
Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN]
Sen Manchin, Joe, III [WV]
Sen Markey, Edward J. [MA]
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ]
Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR]
Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD]
Sen Murphy, Christopher S. [CT]
Sen Murray, Patty [WA]
Sen Reed, Jack [RI]
Sen Reid, Harry [NV]
Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV]
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT]
Sen Schatz, Brian [HI]
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY]
Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH]
Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI]
Sen Tester, Jon [MT]
Sen Udall, Mark [CO]
Sen Walsh, John E. [MT]
Sen Warren, Elizabeth [MA]
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI]
Sen Wyden, Ron [OR]

Having a winning record isn’t everything.



Bolded are up for reelection.

29 Responses leave one →
  1. 2014 June 19 4:46 pm
    justrand permalink

  2. 2014 June 19 5:03 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Blame Howard Cosell. He started us down this `game behind the game` BS. Its now to the point that I can’t even enjoy watching something without some `color commentator` or `sideline bimbo` discussing some guys gayness or who he’s boinking. I want to know if he can punch thru on a 3rd and short in the redzone.

  3. 2014 June 19 5:11 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  4. 2014 June 19 5:21 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Keven McCarthy to replace Cantor. The GOPers just don’t get it.

  5. 2014 June 19 6:46 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Central planning doesn’t work as overseas interventionism either:

    “It is no accident that this particular beleaguered city should become the cradle of the world’s first ever overt jihadist terror state. That nightmare development was the outcome and culmination of 11 years of Fallujah being subjected to full-spectrum statism of the purist form.

    It all started quietly enough at the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003. The Fallujahns put up virtually no resistance to the invading U.S. forces, perhaps thinking they would fare better under the Americans than under the tyrant the Americans overthrew…………….

    After retaking control of the city, the U.S. subjected the survivors to yet another kind of hell, by completely taking on the rebuilding of what they had destroyed as a government public works project.

    In his new book Against the State, Lew Rockwell recounts how the US found it far more difficult to socialistically provide a population with goods and services than it was to murderously cut them off.

    Water distribution relies on electricity, and the US has somehow not been able to get the generating plants working right to make the electricity available. People buy their own generators, but those require gasoline. There is a shortage of gasoline owing to several factors: the masters of the universe who overthrew Saddam have not been able to process the oil from the ground and get it to market, and the gas that is available can only be sold at an ultra-low and controlled price. The US enforces these controls by arresting black-market gas dealers.

    And, though entirely inept at providing the most basic services, these same planners ludicrously promised Fallujah universal wireless internet.

    Rockwell perceptively argued that the failure to centrally plan the rebuilding of Fallujah was explained in advance by Ludwig von Mises when the great economist, with his theory of economic calculation, explained the necessary failure of all socialistic central planning. Rockwell summed it up clearly as follows:

    Why does socialist central planning not work? The means of production are not held privately, so there cannot be any exchange markets for them and therefore no exchange ratios established. That means there is no way to calculate profit and loss. Without profit and loss, there is no way to assess the tradeoffs associated with alternative uses of resources. That means there is no economy in the literal sense of that term.

    Let’s say there is only a limited amount of gasoline. Should it be used to fuel trucks to haul debris away, run construction equipment to put in power plants, or used to move building materials in for new schools and roads? There is no way to assess the relative merit of these choices. The same is true for every resource. What is the priority? It ends up being an arbitrary decision by the central planners. In this case, that arbitrariness ends up with Fallujah residents who can view home videos on Youtube but can’t get a drink of water without acquiring a deadly infection.”

  6. 2014 June 19 7:00 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “For 11 years, the people of Fallujah suffered through a perfect storm of statism. The police state, the warfare state, and the “public works” welfare state, in their purest and most extreme forms, coalesced over Fallujah like a gathering hurricane, and laid waste to it.

    The U.S. Army’s brutal suppression of self-determination was followed up with total war, including the deliberate targeting of civilians and the use of white phosphorous.

    The city’s wounds, thus inflicted, then festered under the “care” of U.S. socialist central planners.

    And finally, the people found themselves under the boot of a tyrannical police state, run entirely by their religious rivals, who were brought to power by empire and majoritarian “democracy.”

    Only after running a statist gauntlet like that, would a populace collapse into the arms of terrorists.”

  7. 2014 June 19 8:22 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “You’ve got to love Jason Mattera for his ambushing of these leftwing hacks.

    Hillary, surprised by the request, replied, “Yeah, I’m not gonna make it out to Chris Stevens.” Mattera followed-up with, “What difference does it make?” a reference to Clinton’s infamous 2013 Senate testimony before the Foreign Relations Committee.

    Mattera, the publisher of Daily Surge, also noted during their exchange that Hillary’s security detail appears to be larger than what Ambassador Stevens was provided in Benghazi. Clinton’s entourage filled up a town car, two SUVs, and consisted of security personnel from the building she had just exited.”

  8. 2014 June 20 2:44 am
    bc3b permalink

    Never trust a guy named Kevin McCarthy who isn’t Catholic. This one is a Baptist.

    The GOP Establishment keeps giving the base the finger while French kissing the Chamber of Commerce and other donors. Today’s Chamber of Commerce is all about crony capitalism and corporate welfare.

  9. 2014 June 20 2:46 am
    bc3b permalink

    As screwed up as they are, you have to give the Dems credit – at least they believe in something, as opposed to the GOP Establishment which waits for the donor class to tell them what they believe.

  10. 2014 June 20 2:49 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #1 – I especially enjoy it when the “Sideline Bimbo” asks penetrating questions like, “Coach, are you happy that you won?”

  11. 2014 June 20 4:27 am
    drdog09 permalink


    For a Bucs coach that is a loaded question. He may not like winning depending on their standing in the draft and who the Culverhouses have lined up for trades. 🙂

    Bucs preseason = draft
    Bucs postseason = trades
    Bucs regular season = they at least show up

  12. 2014 June 20 4:33 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “BOLO for perp with scratch marks and head trauma. Answers to the name dumb a$$.” — — The results of our busted educational system

    It made my day tho. 🙂

  13. 2014 June 20 5:27 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog…was Obama in Indiana yesterday?? 🙂

  14. 2014 June 20 5:31 am
    justrand permalink

    Obama cleared up the whole Iraq thingee yesterday…and did so WITHOUT a Teleprompter!!

  15. 2014 June 20 5:36 am


    They have that now, you can tell by counting the number of severed heads lying about.

  16. 2014 June 20 5:54 am
    drdog09 permalink


    I wish. Alas this particular perp was looking to get a gun.

  17. 2014 June 20 6:01 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #11 –

    The Bucs may not have much of a team and their new uniforms are (as we say in Michigan) butt ugly, but their cheerleaders are hot (see above).

  18. 2014 June 20 8:06 am
    justrand permalink

    the question of the post: “Are we there yet?

    I believe we are “there”

    – the place the Constitution was written to protect us from…and the Bill of Rights added to strengthen those protections

    – the place Lincoln warned us of…where we fall from the “enemy within”

    – the place where we fight or kneel

    Oh sure, America can limp along surrendering freedoms, and accepting intrusions and deprivations for quite some time. And that is EXACTLY what the Progressives are counting on. Because every day that goes by adds another Lilliputian thread across the body of Gulliver…each one seems small, and is deemed “insignificant” by the media.

    We ARE there.

  19. 2014 June 20 8:22 am
    justrand permalink

    To clarify my “fight or kneel” comment…

    I believe we are some ways from physical fighting…but must fight in every other way NOW, to limit actual fighting later.

  20. 2014 June 20 10:35 am

    If it’s such a great agreement then there should be no reason to keep it secret.

  21. 2014 June 20 10:42 am



  22. 2014 June 20 11:52 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Maybe, but the 6 pack abs are long since gone… 🙁

  23. 2014 June 20 1:50 pm



  24. 2014 June 20 1:51 pm

    How To Predict A Border Patdown


    I bet you spotted it right off!

    Yep…. the suitcase doesn’t have a name tag on it.

  25. 2014 June 20 6:21 pm
    gnqanq permalink

  26. 2014 June 20 9:21 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    That’s a long shot Putin is playing but if it works it pays off big for him. Does not look like any downside risk either other than the LukOil deal, but then that is some Oligarch’s problem.

  27. 2014 June 21 4:54 am

    If ever there was a time for putin to re Sovietize the old order, now is the perfect opportunity, as we hopefully won’t always have a pusillanimous pussy in the whitehouse.

  28. 2014 June 21 12:50 pm

    26 – I was waiting for his next move, I gotta admit that wasn’t the move I was expecting, well played Vald.

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