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Rep. Jim McDermott: "So we sit here until [the GOP] figures out they fuckin' lost."

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Animal House Otter obamacare

Over at Slate, Dave Weigel wrote a post titled, "How Democrats Got a Spine... The Republican Party taught them how to be uncompromising."

Here's the quote that caught my eye:

Dealing with terrorists has taught us some things,” said Washington Rep. Jim McDermott after voting no on one of Thursday’s GOP bills. “You can’t deal with ’em. This mess was created by the Republicans for one purpose, and they lost. People in my district are calling in for Obamacare—affordable health care—in large numbers. These guys have lost, and they can’t figure out how to admit it.” Why would House Democrats give away what the Supreme Court and the 2012 electorate didn’t? “You can’t say, OK, you get half of Obamacare—this isn’t a Solomonic decision,” McDermott said. “So we sit here until they figure out they fuckin’ lost.”

loser population you

And Taegan brings us a bonus quote, one that is close to my heart, because I'm a huge "Seinfeld" fan:

Marc Thiessen: "Quick: What do Republicans want in exchange for ending the government shutdown? If you know the answer, congratulations -- because Republicans sure don't."

"It calls to mind the episode of Seinfeld where Jerry and George are coming up with an idea for a show to pitch to NBC -- and decide it will be 'a show about nothing. That's what this standoff has become -- the Seinfeld Shutdown, a shutdown about nothing."

Not that there's anything wrong with that (okay there is, but I couldn't resist the reference):

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GOP strategist Mike Murphy: "Democrats begin each presidential election with a near lock on the Electoral College."

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it's a lock

Mike Murphy wrote this commentary in the Detroit Free Press:

The GOP's greatest challenge is the fact that Democrats begin each presidential election with a near lock on the Electoral College. Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have given their electoral votes to the Democratic presidential nominee in at least five out of the last six elections. These states represent 257 electoral votes out of the 270 needed to win the presidency. Under current trends, the GOP nominee has to pull the equivalent of drawing an inside straight in poker to get to the White House. [...]

The GOP needs to reshuffle the deck and expand the presidential playing field. Success in Michigan could become its electoral ace in the hole.

Mike Murphy, a principal at the Revolution Agency, was the lead strategist to former Michigan Gov. John Engler and U.S. Sen. Spencer Abraham. Trent Wisecup is a Republican consultant who has worked for Abraham, Oakland County Executive Brooks Patterson and U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg.

I'm not sure how the Dems have a near lock on the Electoral College when Republicans are indeed "shuffling the deck" and "expanding the presidential playing field" by gerrymandering and disenfranchising voters as fast as they can. If some GOP states have their way, they will "apportion electoral votes by congressional district, a setup far more favorable to Republicans." In fact, it could change the outcome of future elections.

So as much as I want to believe that Dems have the advantage, I find it difficult to be that optimistic.

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"Soup Nazi" actor to gun maker: No tee shirts for you!

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soup nazi no soup for you

The "Soup Nazi" episode on Seinfeld was a classic, always one of my favorites. Larry Thomas played the soup kitchen owner's role beautifully, and as far as I'm concerned, he's handling his new role as a gun safety advocate well, too.

Florida-based gun manufacturer Serbu was peddling tee shirts with Thomas's image on them... without permission. This is the same gun maker that refused to sell a specific type of semi-automatic sniper rifle to the New York Police Department as a protest against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new gun laws banning the rifle, among other things.

The owner, Mark Serbu, was quoted as saying the following:

“Larry Thomas doesn’t want his face on our shirt . . . He’s an actor, he doesn’t want to be involved with something as hot-button as guns. We are just going to shoot him. Only joking... We don’t want to get into a lawsuit; we’ll change the shirts.”

Hey Serbu, no class for you!

TPM:

As part of Serbu's campaign, the company has released t-shirts using the image of the Soup Nazi with the caption, "No Serbu for You!" — a play off the character's iconic line from the sitcom. But Thomas said he wants no part of the campaign, telling the New York Post that he has contacted Serbu, Facebook and the company that produces the t-shirts to issue a complaint.

I own the rights to my image as the Soup Nazi. Serbu did not ask my permission, and Facebook won’t take the image down," Thomas said. "Not only did they do this without my authorization, but also I am an advocate of gun control.”

The founder of Serbu did finally take down the images of the Soup Nazi character and added a new one along with the comment, "Well? How about this one? I'm not as photogenic as the soup nazi [sic] but at least we won't get sued over it!"

soup nazi fb gun maker pageNeedless to say, Serbu's Facebook buddies are not being kind to Larry Thomas in the comments section under each of the posts, including this one:

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Mike Mathews:

As the soup NAZI he prefers unarmed people. Just like the Nazi party preferred unarmed Jews, fitting. No work for you!

Tom Morrison

Step 1: Contact John Stossel
Step 2: Ask John Stossel to dress up as Soup Nazi
Step 3: Photograph John Stossel as Soup Nazi
Step 4: Place image on T-Shirts
Step 5: Profit, humor and LIBERTY~!

John Cundiff

Don't change the shirts! What a schmuck! Fuck him! What's he gonna do?

Ken Wilson

A gun control advocate? So he is a Nazi in real life also,huh?

Tony Marinski White

Make up a single shirt, blast it with a Super Shorty. Profit!

One of them called Thomas a "silly soup hippie," and another chose the overused blog troll term all too familiar to those of us on Twitter, "libtard."

stay classy

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Video Mid Day Distraction- The Shining - The Sitcom (Seinfeld Style)

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Via Boing Boing.

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