So tonight (technically “last night” now?) was the long-awaited health care vote, and as I’m sure you all know, it must be a monumental event indeed to bring Kysen not only into the open, but into writing a diary… however disjointed and meandering it may be. 😉 The past few days have been the stuff anxiety attacks are made of for those of us who have invested our time, money, hopes, and passions in health care reform. The uncertainties seemed endless… would we have the votes, would something go wrong at the last minute? But much to the relief of all those holding their breath…
This will be an open thread (surprised?). Follow me below the fold for more.
I’d like to take a moment to steal a page from Markos’ book and share the best hate mail (actually, believe it or not, the ONLY hate mail) the Moose has received. Is it strange to wish we got more of it? As it is, I am feeling pretty left out….I have not ONCE been invited to a Moose Parade. Hmph.
So, the Moose has made it to the big leagues….we have Hate Mail! See for yourself:
Subject: ha ha ha
All you guys are total extremists. If you want to go parading around playing army than that fine with me, but I have a friend that is joining and told me all about what you guys are up to. Pretty bad when your organization is so secretive but obviously you have a leak. Sorry I won’t reveal my friends call sign because I don’t want any repercussion on him. Have fun running around like fools, because when the shit really hits the fan my sniper skills will keep me and my family safe. If they aren’t blood then they don’t matter to me. I did my job to protect and serve the small community I lived in but now it’s all about family. FUCK everyone else!!!!!!!
Well, well, well….seems we have a traitor in our midst. Our ‘Secretive Organization’ has been infiltrated by the enemy! Had the turncoat not been labeled a ‘him’, I’d be leaning towards sricki….she has been conspicuously absent of late (hmmm…so have I..and I AM a ‘him’!).
I prolly ought not add this to a diary I plan on FP’ing but….it is just too funny not to.
Here is the Official Tea Party Logo:
And here is a spot on observation about it and the ensuing commentary: Hmmmm…that looks like a…
Guess this could be seen as a continuation of the Ron Jeremy thread from Blask’s Victory Open Thread. 😉
Now, to be fair, it looks as though they have wised up and redrawn their logo (though, now it reminds me of the Red State Strike Force one….which just makes me laugh anew).
Going with the meandering path my mind is on….did ya’ll see that CNN has hired Erik Erikson as a regular commentator? WTF??
Losing Amanpour and adding Erikson = EPIC FAIL….or….more precisely:
I will swing from that semi-low note back to the high note of our victory on HCR. I am truly giddy…and that is not just the Makers Mark’s doing. Not since election night have I been so glued to the television…nor so ecstatic over the results. My Congressman is one of the weasels who voted No (Nye said Nay)…so that is a bummer, and my displeasure will be shared loudly and frequently. Thankfully, though, the Democratic branch of the Democratic Party voted to pass the historic bill. I will be riding this high for a good while. Yes, there are many things yet to be done…but, gonna bask for a bit. And, nice or no, part of that will be spent gleefully watching/listening to the Freepers explode/implode over the next few weeks. Each and every sputter, gnashed tooth, and torn hair will make me grin. Broadly.
One last thing…I have been no fan of Stupak…and still am no great fan….HOWEVER…credit where credit is due…the man killed it tonight when he spoke out against the Republicans playing games with the bill that bore his name. I hope they figure out the hayseed that yelled “Baby Killer” as he spoke…and I hope that man is shamed as soundly as (and gets fewer subsequent donations than) Joe “You Lie” Wilson. So, hat tip to Stupak for his words tonight (though, still think he deserves a nuclear wedgie for his behavior throughout the process).
We did it.
Yes. We. Did.