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Jazz Hands Nan

The action figure NO kid wants for Christmas.

Yeah. I got nothing today. And with the hinky way my server’s been acting, this big ol’ .gif file will probably bring my whole blog to its knees.

I don’t know why I do animated .gifs — they make-a me crazee.

Oh! So, final tally today…Republicans picked up 63 House seats. Does anybody know the count in the Senate? (I’m painting Alaska red. I don’t have hope for Miller’s suit but I think Murky is going to caucus with the GOP).

I owe somebody some dick.


Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: December 9, 2010, 10:39 pm

Great. Now my nightmares will be filled with visions of Jazz-Hands Pelosi.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: December 9, 2010, 11:35 pm

Lisa Murkowsky (HN [Hereditary Nobility]-Alaska)will gladly take Republican funds, but will vote even harder Left than Schumer, because that is how she can get revenge on the Peasants who dared oppose her. Count her as the enemy.

On a more pleasant bit of politics, the Republicans stole Obama’s lunch money in the “compromise” over both raising taxes [which got delayed until the 2012 election campaign] and allowing extension of unemployment benefits for those who have not yet gotten 99 weeks. The Democrats in Congress are having several clowders of kittens over it and have killed the deal. Taxes will go up January 1, and there is no way that the Democrats can avoid the perception of having increasing taxes as their absolute first priority, over preserving the businesses and jobs that are going to disappear. Secondly, everyone who loses their unemployment benefits can thank the Democrats alone. The WORST political positioning e-vah! But what makes one kvell over it all are the reports of what was said in the House Democrat Caucus today. [Safe for work]


In short, Democrat members of Congress were loudly heard to direct Obama to perform a number of physiologically improbable acts.

The appropriate response is to make buttered popcorn, sit back, and snack while watching them self-destruct.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: December 9, 2010, 11:51 pm

You might owe someone Dick, but you don’t owe me dick.

Unfortunately, as I was giddily optimistic. 🙂

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 10, 2010, 12:24 am

Clowder. That is an awesome word.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: December 10, 2010, 1:22 am

Re-posting from your “Barack Obam – he mad”:

election.townhall.com sez:
Senate Balance of Power
Democrat 51
Republican 46
with 2 Independents who will caucus Democrat. Of course, if she wins Murkowski will caucus Republican but vote Democrat. And don’t rule out Miller quite yet. The Federal judge saw enough to issue his injunction before even hearing the case. Whilst the GOP spin is as expected (they never saw a RINO they didn’t love), that race is far from over.

Senate.gov currently shows:
Majority Party: Democrat (57 seats)
Minority Party: Republican (41 seats)
Other Parties: 1 Independent; 1 Independent Democrat
Total Seats: 100
Note: Senator Arlen Specter was reelected in 2004 as a Republican, and became a Democrat on April 30, 2009. Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut was reelected in 2006 as an independent candidate, and became an Independent Democrat. Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont was elected in 2006 as an Independent.

That count appears to be from BEFORE the recent swearing in of Mark Kirk from Illinois who is nominally a Republican, and as a result is probably what you should use. Actual Senate currently is 56 Democrat, 42 Republican, and 2 Independent when you count them by name, but again THAT includes Kirk who was elected this November.

That would make the Senate +6 if you count still count the Murk even if Miller doesn’t prevail.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: December 10, 2010, 2:25 am

OT – Is security really so lax there that they let Prince Charles tool around in Cruella DeVille’s limo, without an escort, through an angry mob of 20,000 punks protesting?

Really? All that money diverted to The Royals, and there’s no security detail…or communications?? That could’ve got real ugly, real fast.


Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: December 10, 2010, 3:03 am

Didn’t you read Patriot Games, Grom?!

Comment from Dennis
Time: December 10, 2010, 3:05 pm

Yep. Clowder is good. I had to look it up and found it was exactly what Subotai used it as. The definition also referred to kendle (from the German kinder) and kindle. A kendle of kittens makes a nice alliteration but kindle is a little too close to the idea of using them (the kittens) as a light or heat source. I’m a little too softhearted in my dotage for that.

Comment from bad cat robot
Time: December 10, 2010, 6:32 pm

Not only was Charles et. al. tooling around in a device designed to add to Glowball Worming, it didn’t look like either of them was wearing a seatbelt! Isn’t that agin’ the nanny-state laws over there?

Comment from Deborah
Time: December 10, 2010, 7:18 pm

I can’t wait for the ever-preening Nancy Pelosi to be tossed out of her fancy Senate office that she spent millions of dollars on—redecorating. Not to mention losing her Air Force jets for speedily passing over those of us who live in “fly-over country.”

Comment from David Gillies
Time: December 10, 2010, 7:43 pm

So the final tally is
House 242/193 R/D
Senate 47/53
according to RCP.

Looks like Monotone the Elderish got closest, from a cursory examination. I was close, but too optimistic. If Angle had won I’d have got the Senate, and if the Tea Party had resisted the temptation to run some of the more dingbat candidates like O’Donnell I might have been on the money.

Comment from Carl
Time: December 10, 2010, 10:48 pm

Bad Cat Robot said – “… it didn’t look like either of them was wearing a seatbelt! Isn’t that agin’ the nanny-state laws over there?”

The law requires that seat belts must be used if they are fitted in the car. The fitting of seat belts became compulsory only in 1986 and the law was not retrospective. The car in question is a 1977 Rolls Royce Silver Phantom. So maybe there weren’t any seat belts for Chas and Milly to wear.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: December 10, 2010, 11:03 pm

Maybe somebody wants to Patton them?

Comment from Bill (now the .000357% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: December 12, 2010, 1:48 pm

Well, I’ve heard of a *patent* of nobility, but a Patton of ’em might be a stretch…

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: December 12, 2010, 5:35 pm

For Bill:
See “Road accident and death.” Surely you have heard the rumors that it was not really an accident.

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