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19 US Senators Declare “Game on!” Shot Heard ‘Round the World

Nothing will be same. A new dynamic has been injected into that dried up old town. Senator Cruz and his “green eggs and ham” readings will go down in history…but caution, that history written by whoever wins what will follow. Ted Cruz, at least, knows that. He staked out a position from which he cannot retreat—just as Senator John McCain and Mitch McConnell staked out positions from which they cannot retreat. Washington is now a “Liberty, fer it or agin’ it” town, the Republican Party a “Liberty, fer it or agin’ it” party.

Laisser les bons temps rouller!

At least one Democrat has a sense of the true magnitude of what these 19 senators have done. Sen Tom Harkin said in essence “It hasn’t been this bad since 1860″.

http://roguepolitics.com/2013/09/28/19-us-senators-declare-g...

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You are kidding right?

The deal will be made as it always does get made in the 11th hr. they are too stupid to take their foot off the gas. The only reason for the Moulon Rouge performance is they want more special deals for themselves.....

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

War and Piecing ...

... It Together

Fun article. I enjoyed it. But the author exudes impetuously only part of the likely applicable history lessons. [ From the comments posted to the original article ] --

"Chef Schnauzer :

This minuet between individualists (good) and collectivist controllers (evil) has to come to a head soon. Probably NOT because any 21 century reproductions of the minute men but rather the government party (democrat) and bankers find nothing left to strip out of the economy and it finally gets noticed. Me and thee, like the cheese, stand alone – pockets turned out. Will Cruze, Palin, Beck and Limbaugh be able to convince the American people to handle this political and economic date-rape calmly. Who knows".

***

Well, here's what Barbara Tuchman might predict:

Tuchman's Law

"Disaster is rarely as pervasive as it seems from recorded accounts. The fact of being on the record makes it appear continuous and ubiquitous whereas it is more likely to have been sporadic both in time and place. Besides, persistence of the normal is usually greater than the effect of the disturbance, as we know from our own times. After absorbing the news of today, one expects to face a world consisting entirely of strikes, crimes, power failures, broken water mains, stalled trains, school shutdowns, muggers, drug addicts, neo-Nazis, and rapists. The fact is that one can come home in the evening--on a lucky day--without having encountered more than one or two of these phenomena. This has led me to formulate Tuchman's Law, as follows: "The fact of being reported multiplies the apparent extent of any deplorable development by five- to tenfold" (or any figure the reader would care to supply)."

Tuchman's Law has been defined as a psychological principle of 'perceptual readiness' or 'subjective probability'.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_W._Tuchman

Since the article was a testosterone surging incitement filled with historical allusions, mentioning the lessons of Barbara Tuchman, and since the commentator, Chef Schnauzer brought up the subject of deflowering, let's remember to keep our pants on when we hear the battle cry since I think Ms.Tuchman was most right when she once observed quite literally:
"War Is The Unfolding Of Miscalculations".
Her observations shared here on the subject of War and Peace rival those of Tolstoy, and should likewise admonish:

http://managainstworld.wordpress.com/tag/barbara-tuchman/

No doubt Tuchman would remember her French lessons of history:

http://www.lookandlearn.com/history-images/M803264/Napoleons-Retreat-from-Waterloo-18th-June-1815?img=0&search=Napoleon's+Retreat&bool=phrase

This is getting very interesting...

...lets RuMbLe!

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"
GANDHI

"The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

"Dems spew their bile because they are quaking in their boots,"

"Dems spew their bile because they are quaking in their boots, for they know that these 19 senators and the House members who will join them next week will be representing fully 60% of the American people…that’s right, 60%, including a lot of moral, working, and going broke, Democrats. Not only can the Republican Party be reshaped into what it once was, but the Left’s whole house of cards can come tumbling down as well, and they know it."

I still

smell fish.