Saturday, April 09, 2011

See, I told you so... No government shutdown (for now)

From The Wonkette
Democrats, Republicans agree on a budget deal By Alan Silverleib, CNN 

80 MINUTES THAT BORED THE WORLD: Government Shutdown Briefly Averted: LIVEBLOG of the War of the Hoohaws

Not much to say...   I like how The Wonkette described the closing rounds of this so-called battle, "the super-sexy Washington wrestling match featuring Old Bigot Toady on one side and Ineffective Milquetoast Punching Bag on the other. Hooray for the World of Sport!"

A clip from the first article:

A GOP push to strip $317 million in federal funding from Planned Parenthood failed. Democrats also turned back Republican attempts to get federal dollars currently set aside for family planning and women's health turned into block grants for states.

Such a move would have given governors and state legislatures more ability to cut funding for services opposed by conservatives.

A clip from The Wonkette:

10:56 PM — Reid says, “We have a deal.”
10:59 PM — Meaning, “I’m old and worthless and I want to go home, just like the rest of my dingbat colleagues on the Hill, so we will approve nothing really right now, but then say we avoided a shutdown, and actually vote on this next week.”
11:00 PM — This is called “passing the fetus.”
11:01 PM — Obama will soon come out of his hole, see the shadow of his moral weakness, and say there won’t be a shutdown tonight so everybody go get high in a national park...
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