John Boehner’s License Plate

Movement begins to create Superman specialty license plates in Ohio [Plain Dealer, via Comics Alliance]

“A portion of plate sales would go to the society for future Superman projects.”

There’s a membership organization for your C.V. that’s sure to instantly double your job offers.

So is Boner’s tanning bed his fortress of solitude?

DEVELOPING HARD: Teabagger caucus now falling in line with Agent Orange. Because there’s a provision added in that requires approval and transmittal to the states of a balanced budget amendment before the ceiling’s raised again.

Yeah, it’s not going to become law. Just proof that the House is now certifiably nuts.

@chicago bureau: The Administration will deny it, but I think the 14th Amendment was just put on the table.

@Dodgerblue: Others have gamed out the threat of impeachment if Obama actually does it. The Administration response should be “Make My Day”.

Factoid of the Day:

Latest figures from the US Treasury Department show that the country has an operating cash balance of $73.7bn (£45.3bn).

Apple’s most recent financial results put its reserves at $76.4bn.

It’s Rollerball, but with better taste.

@nojo: The feds could never make something as cool at the iPad.

@Dodgerblue: No, they can only do boring shit like launch a Moon Program and the Internet, which makes the iPad possible.

Oops, sorry. Shouldn’t mention infrastructure, what with the gas tax expiring in September.

@nojo: The internet was invented at UCLA, back when we were winning NCAA basketball championships regularly.

Don’t get me started about infrastructure funding and the highway building lobby.

@Dodgerblue: UCLA was one of the four ARPAnet locations at the October 1969 launch, and sent the first message. The core idea — packet-switching — came from MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, funded by the DoD.

@Dodgerblue: Eugene had better things to smoke do in 1969.

Meanwhile, Groundhog Day: House vote again scheduled for 5:45-ish.

@nojo: Is this vote on the bill with the balanced budget rider?

Krypton was Superman’s birthplace. Ohio was Kal-El’s crash site. Supes is basically a Roswell alien that lived.

@redmanlaw: And here I thought it was Kansas. Stupid Hollywood, always getting the facts wrong!

@Dodgerblue: Yes.

Well, when last I checked. Maybe they’ll end up naming more post offices.

@nojo: I don’t see an endgame. The balanced budget clause is DOA in the Senate.

And Reid’s plan looks like a post-midnight Saturday vote. Thank god for Pacific Time!

@Dodgerblue: The endgame is the conventional one-line ceiling-increase bill at 11:55 p.m. Monday.

Some CNBC dude is going apoplectic on MSNBC. But that’s what CNBC dudes do.

Also: Meaningless chatter about who gets the blame. We’ll know soon enough, making all predictions moot.

@nojo: Boehner: “The bill before us is not perfect.” Blame game ramping up.

@Dodgerblue: No tears yet, but coming soon, I’m sure.

If you’re just tuning in, House vote in minutes. Unless they blew the whip count again.

Off-topic: did you know that, if you get a prescription for Viagra because, for example, chemotherapy has caused Dick O’Steele to leave town, your insurance carrier limits how many pills you can have per month? I’m wondering if they score this by age.

@JNOV: Too soon. Rev. Al is chatting with Son of Tim. I should probably switch to C-Span to avoid headaches.

First up, seems to be a Demrat procedural vote. Seems to be, because all Demrats are voting for it.

Actual vote has begun. 13:23 remaining on the shot clock.

@nojo: What’s the over and under for R votes?

@Dodgerblue: 218 votes in favor, all R. MSNBC has dropped the C-Span screen, and I didn’t note nays and NVs.

@Dodgerblue: That’s some bullshit there! They should work out some sort of chemo sucks to sex rocks ratio.

Good Lord. AntiSec hacks ManTech, private contractor for FBI cyber security. Other ManTech clients:
* Defense Intelligence Agency,
* National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
* National Reconnaissance Office
* National Security Agency
* Department of Homeland Security
* U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps
* Missile Defense Agency and DARPA
* Department of Justice
* Department of State
* Environmental Protection Agency
* NASA, NATO, state and local governments

@nojo: 210 nays. Some R’s voted no. Final was closer than I thought it would be.

Mike Lee is retarded:

“Mike Lee
@SenMikeLee Mike Lee
Those who will be impacted (sic) most by Obama’s reckless spending should tweet him to #compromise & support a BBA, but they haven’t been born yet”

#compromise isn’t trending, but it’s funny as hell.

@Dodgerblue: 22 R nays. Boehner only peeled off two or three.

@nojo: I wish they’d get this shit done. I’m tired of calling Boehner’s office. I call Cantor’s office too. In fact Debbie hung up on me this morning. So I had to call back.

Democracy is awesome.

@Benedick HRH KFC: They don’t pay Daily Show interns enough to watch cable news. And I’m not even talking about Fox.

Technically, we’re now awaiting Harry Reid’s move. We already know what it is, but apparently there’s some formal announcement to come.

ADD: Three Senate votes scheduled — two procedural, then bonking Boehner.

@Dodgerblue: Bolt Baranek and Newman in Cambridge in the 1960s under a contract from DARPA. The first four nodes were Honeywell business class minicomputers that are were retooled for packet switching – which was kind of the purpose of the project: proving the utility of packet switching over circuit switching used in telephony. A couple ended up at CA state universities, if I remember correctly.

And, the Senate disposes Boehner. Endgame time!

Endgame with white and black king and one white pawn stuck on row 2. We’re proper fucked now.

And the Senate blocks the bill 59-41! Pass the popcorn!

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: Maybe he needs to go have a nice cry on the House floor.

This is really going to crimp the Congress Critters’ style, what with having to stick around DC and not go on a four week vacation/trough-feeding at the teat of Corporate America.

@JNOV: Eeeewww but I don’t like it at all.

Meanwhile, back at the default…

Senate cloture vote on Reid’s bill expected at 1 a.m. As it stands, 43 Repugs against, so no deal. House expected to prematurely vote it down this afternoon, if it hasn’t already.

More noise Sunday, then frantic noise Monday. Save yer pennies.

@nojo: I’m going to the Sierras on Tuesday for a few days. Let me know how it works out.

I have already begun Operation Hideout in Great Aunt’s Farm Basement. I’ll post directions to The Promised Land my subterranean abode once I have implemented Operation Eminent Domain her permission to invite guests.

Senate vote now delayed until 1 p.m. Sunday. Sellout conditions are Go.

@nojo: Yeah. Some kind of commission to look at spending cuts, with mandatory cuts if they can’t agree. They could have done this a month ago without all the flouncing.

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