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  1. Standard memberHand of Hecate
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    02 Jan '13 05:38
    I can't help but think that things would work faster and smoother in the US Congress if you threatened to smash their balls with a five pound hammer. This seems like the minimum acceptable penalty for losing touch with the fact that you are supposed to be working for the benefit of the People.
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    02 Jan '13 05:41
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    I can't help but think that things would work faster and smoother in the US Congress if you threatened to smash their balls with a five pound hammer. This seems like the minimum acceptable penalty for losing touch with the fact that you are supposed to be working for the benefit of the People.
    Try ten.
  3. Subscribercoquette
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    02 Jan '13 06:09
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    I can't help but think that things would work faster and smoother in the US Congress if you threatened to smash their balls with a five pound hammer. This seems like the minimum acceptable penalty for losing touch with the fact that you are supposed to be working for the benefit of the People.
    much too mild
  4. Standard memberKepler
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    02 Jan '13 08:08
    Performance related pay. Most would owe the country several million by now.
  5. SubscriberSuzianne
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    02 Jan '13 13:35
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    I can't help but think that things would work faster and smoother in the US Congress if you threatened to smash their balls with a five pound hammer. This seems like the minimum acceptable penalty for losing touch with the fact that you are supposed to be working for the benefit of the People.
    I don't even know about "narrowly averted". They just kicked the can down the road a bit.
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    02 Jan '13 15:47
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    I don't even know about "narrowly averted". They just kicked the can down the road a bit.
    and it's a long road. I suspect the can will need to be replaced several times.
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    12 Jan '13 19:53
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    I don't even know about "narrowly averted". They just kicked the can down the road a bit.
    ... and, as it was when young, it's getting late and almost time to come in.
  8. SubscriberKewpie
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    12 Jan '13 21:57
    Are US political committee sessions televised? Then at least you'd have someone to blame ...
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    13 Jan '13 03:13
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Are US political committee sessions televised? Then at least you'd have someone to blame ...
    who wants to watch THAT crap???

    we have "reality" tv...
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    13 Jan '13 03:20
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Are US political committee sessions televised? Then at least you'd have someone to blame ...
    Those are private, unfortunately, but the spoutings on the floor of the senate and House of Representatives are telecast for those who have insomnia.
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    13 Jan '13 03:24
    Originally posted by ale1552
    Those are private, unfortunately, but the spoutings on the floor of the senate and House of Representatives are telecast for those who have insomnia.
    Yes. I believe they refer to it as "Bafflegab" which seems to be a prerequisite for all "democratic" nations.
  12. Standard membersumydid
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    13 Jan '13 05:25
    People react with such horror at the thought of Congress letting the government shut down over a disagreement. We fail to remember... during the "glory days" when Reagan was President, the government shut down 5 times. It's not really that big of a deal.

    Truth is, we are in such major debt we really should shut down the government -- and just pay the absolute necessities like defense, social security, interest on our debts, etc.
  13. SubscriberKewpie
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    13 Jan '13 05:391 edit
    It seems that making a decision - any decision - is too difficult. How hard can it be? If the two major teams each have a position, basic negotiation skills should be able to produce a compromise somewhere between the two positions. It's done all the time in the world of business, and this should be no different, surely.
  14. Standard membersumydid
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    13 Jan '13 05:52
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    It seems that making a decision - any decision - is too difficult. How hard can it be? If the two major teams each have a position, basic negotiation skills should be able to produce a compromise somewhere between the two positions. It's done all the time in the world of business, and this should be no different, surely.
    True dat. But you have 2 opposing parties who hate each other, and a President who is unwilling to negotiate anything.
  15. SubscriberKewpie
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    13 Jan '13 06:44
    Maybe it's time for a third party to arise from the ruins, and all the voters to stampede out of their labelled pens ...
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