Frank Gaffney: Is North Korea Planning to Launch EMP Attack? (Video)

Frank Gaffney of The Center for Security Policy appeared on CNBC’s Kudlow Report, last night, to discuss North Korea.

Amid heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula, the North Korean government told foreign governments to leave South Korean territory for their safety. Today, Kim Jong Un’s government may launch missiles in a provocative test. Gaffney points out that Obama’s actions and rhetoric toward American nuclear disarmament is dangerous, and has contributed to North Korea’s aggressiveness. In addition, what’s the possibility of North Korea’s use of Electromagnetic Pulse attack?

Gaffney noted that one of the things he was most concerned about was the missile the Norks launched back in December that put a small satellite up into space and has a track that’s going to put it over the United States over the next week. This satellite, Gaffney worried, could be an EMP weapon, acquired from Russia, that they could decide to detonate over the United States’ electrical grid.

Video: The Union Goon Who Attacked Crowder Had Spewed Profanities at Him Earlier in the Day

Via FTR Radio, another exclusive video of the menacing mob behavior that eventually brought down the AFP tent.
Most of us have seen the attack on Steven Crowder by the union thug. This video shows the guy approaching Crowder about an hour before the punch while he was debating pro-union protesters in front of the tent. According to eye witness, Thomas La Duke of FTR Radio, this video provides strong evidence that the guy was looking for a fight…
Go to 1:57 to 3:30: (Language warning):
La Duke: “Note to MSM or anyone else. This is UNEDITED video so try to keep that spin to a minimum.”
 

NY-26 “Tea Party” Candidate Jack Davis Engages In Very Unseemly, Thuggish Behavior

Hello, NY-26 Republicans…Would a real tea partier behave this way?:

video via The Right Scoop

I think not!

Some advice from Moe LaneJANE CORWIN FOR NY-26.

Previously:

Fake Tea Party Candidate Running in Upstate New York Special Election

Hat tip: Charles B.

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Get Ready For Hyper-Inflation: China Ready To Dump US Dollars

Zero Hedge: “if you’re not preparing for mega-inflation already, you need to start doing so NOW. The Fed WILL continue to pump money into the system 24/7 and it’s going to result in the death of the US Dollar.”

In case you missed it, earlier this week China announced that its foreign currency reserves are excessive and that they need to return to “reasonable” levels.

In politician speak, this is a clear, “we are sick of the US Dollar and will be taking steps to lower our holdings.” Remember, the US Dollar is China’s largest single holding. And China has already begun dumping Treasuries (US Debt).

This comes on the heels of China deciding (along with Russia) to trade in their own currencies, NOT the US Dollar. Not to mention the numerous warnings Chinese politicians have been issuing to the US over the last 24 months.

In simple terms, China is done playing nice and is now actively moving out of US Dollar denominated assets. This is the beginning of the US Dollar’s end as world reserve currency.

Remember, the Republicans are the radical ones for trying to put us on a sound, fiscal path. Sensible pols don’t want to endanger our booming recovery by reining in spending. The answer to all of our fiscal problems is “tax the rich”.

RELATED:

David Limbaugh: To Retire Our National Debt, We Must Retire Obama

Obama’s ever-changing proposals, allegedly designed to tackle the problem, simply could not work. One of the following must be true: He doesn’t agree that the crisis is grave, doesn’t understand that his policies can’t work, doesn’t have the same vision about America as most of us, or doesn’t intend for his policies to work. Some people believe he’s intentionally damaging America, because they believe he’s too smart not to know that we face a crisis and that his policies can’t work.

I don’t pretend to comprehend the inner child of his past that apparently impels him to pursue this current path of destruction. My educated guess is that his leftist ideology blinds him to the inefficacy of failed liberal prescriptions but also that this same ideology tells him that if things don’t get appreciably better, then that’s OK, too, because America’s had more than its fair share of prosperity anyway.

Hat tip: Brian B

Man Encouraging Economic Terrorism Visited Obama White House Four Times In Past Two Years According To White House Logs

Yesterday, a video taken at a closed session at a Pace University forum over the weekend, exposing the nefarious plans of former a SEIU official to destroy the US capitalism, made the rounds in the right wing blogosphere. Stephen Lerner can be heard saying:

“It seems to me that we’re in a moment where we need to figure out in a much more, through direct action, much more concrete way how we really are trying to disrupt and create uncertainty for capital, for how corporations operate,” Lerner said during the progressive conference last weekend in New York.

Some dismissed the story because Lerner had been fired by the SEIU for wasting money pushing this very project.  Anyone who is too radical for the SEIU, is a crackpot with very little influence one would think.

But as the Blaze reports, today, a look at White House visiter logs shows that a Stephen Lerner has visited the White House four times in the past two years.

Two of these visits were for public gatherings: a large group’s private White House tour and a White House Hanukkah celebration. But at least two other visits were scheduled for private meetings with high-level executive offices.

On May 22, 2010, Lerner met with a presidential personnel officer who manages economic agencies. While the minimal information in the WH visitor log offers no real information on what this meeting was about, it’s distressing to know a) anyone in the White House would meet with the kind of man who could openly call for the deliberate dismantling of the American economy, and that b) that White House official works to recruit personnel for the federal government’s economic agencies.

Perhaps more telling, the Stephen Lerner listed in the White House logs had an October 16, 2010 appointment scheduled by Tara Corrigan, executive assistant to then-WH political director Patrick Gaspard. Like Lerner, Gaspard spent much of his career working as a lobbyist and executive vice president for SEIU‘s Local 1199 in New York one of the union’s most powerful and notoriously militant chapters. You may recall that Gaspard announced his departure from the White House earlier this year in order to focus on the upcoming 2012 campaign. He now serves as executive director of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) under chairman Tim Kaine.

We have asked the White House to confirm that the reported “Stephen Lerner” is indeed the veteran SEIU organizer, however we still have received no response.

Read The Blaze’s full report.

The White House will no doubt say that this Stephen Lerner is yet another “false positive” like they have with other radicals who’s names have appeared on the  White House guest rolls. Andrew Breitbart noted the dilemma, in this Huffpo oped, yesterday:

The visitor logs that have been released are problematic, because they are simply lists of names, with no way to verify whether a specific name belongs to a particular person.

When the first names were released on Oct. 30, 2009, late on a Friday afternoon, then-White House “ethics czar” Norm Eisen noted the lists included “false positives” — “names that make you think of a well-known person, but are actually someone else.” According to Eisen, these included ordinary visitors named “Michael Jordan, William Ayers, Michael Moore, Jeremiah Wright, Robert Kelly (“R. Kelly”), and Malik Shabazz.”

A number of conservative bloggers noticed the names, but not Eisen’s blog post. With speed and precision suggesting direct coordination from the top, ThinkProgress, the core of the heavily funded John Podesta/George Soros “progressive” world, gleefully attacked its ideological foes for reporting “false positives.” The next release included “Louis Farrakhan” and “James Taylor,” but this time conservatives were more careful.

Yet there is no way to prove that the “false positives” really are false, because the White House refuses to reveal identifying information about visitors. In December 2009, citing visitor logs, Big Government reported that ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis had likely visited the White House on a special “staff tour” on September 5. The timing of Lewis’s visit — as the far-left regrouped in the aftermath of the health care town halls — seemed suspicious.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the the MSM to show an ounce of curiosity about it.

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UPDATE:

Weasel Zippers: GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz Demands Holder Investigate SEIU Official’s “Terrorist Plans” to Bring Down Banks…


Whoa! WI Senate Orders Arrest Of Fleebaggers

They’re really playing hardball, now:

Senate Republicans Thursday ordered the arrest of their 14 Democratic colleagues, who fled the state two weeks ago to avoid a vote on Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial budget repair bill.

It’s unclear whether the resolution to force the senators back to the Capitol is constitutional. The state Constitution prohibits the arrest of legislators while in session unless they’re suspected of committing felonies, treason or breach of the peace.

Democrats say the Republicans have overreached, and have consulted an attorney for an opinion on whether the GOP actions are legal.

Of course,  they wouldn’t be doing it if it were illegal – they’ve dotted their Is and crossed their Ts:

James Troupis, a private attorney hired by Fitzgerald, contended Thursday that the move is legal. He cited a portion of the state Constitution that provides that each house “may compel the attendance of absent members.”

Republicans voted unanimously to give the Democrats until 4 p.m. Thursday to appear before the Senate. The 14 Democrats are believed to be in Illinois. If the senators do not return by the deadline, the Senate agreed to find them “in contempt and disorderly behavior.”

Declared Fitzgerald: “They have pushed us to the edge of a constitutional crisis.”

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That means the Senate sergeant at arms can “with or without force” and with or without the help of law enforcement take missing members into custody and bring them to the Capitol.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

Be Careful Allen West….

There’s much to love about Allen West. He’s had a distinguished military career, and as an Afghan war vet, he’s one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the nature of the enemy we face. He gained national exposure  on YouTube through his excellent speaking skills. West doesn’t mince words, or cushion his opinions.  His style of rhetoric is blunt, and incisive. All good things…

But…

If he isn’t careful, he could talk himself into being a sort of right-wing Alan Grayson – an obnoxious, bomb-throwing, sucker punching slob, and a national embarrassment.

I was shocked to hear some of the comments Lawrence O’Donnell brought to light on his MSNBC show:

“Obama is probably the dumbest person walking around America, right now”.

“I can’t stand the guy, I absolutely can’t stand him”.

Those statements are beneath the dignity of a United States Congressman. While I don’t blame Rep. West for feeling the way he does, (I feel the same way) – I do blame him for using such strident, and tactless speech. We expect better decorum from our Republican Congressmen. As much as we may not like it, Obama is the President of the United States. Public officials are expected to show a certain amount of respect for the office.

The comments West made about Obama’s trip to Afghanistan are from an interview he gave The New York Times Magazine:

Do you consider President Obama a good leader?
Not really.

Do you think those in the military respect him?
I don’t know, you gotta ask guys in the military, but I will tell you this: I think that going in in the middle of the night doesn’t show leadership.

Are you referring to that recent three-hour trip to a base in Afghanistan? He needs to consider his own safety, doesn’t he?
Leaders lead by example, and if I’m asking my young men and women to go out there and puttheir lives on the line, I should be willing and able to do the exact same thing. As I told my soldiers when I was commander in Iraqin 2003, the most expendable person in our battalion was me.

Didn’t George W. Bush go in for a surprise visit to Iraq under similar circumstances? Remember the platter-of-turkey photo op on Thanksgiving Day?
I’m not saying that’s right, either. I’m saying that my understanding of leadership is a little bit different. Leadership is about being a servant first.

Suggesting that a President should put his life on the line the same as a soldier is ludicrous, and the fact that he dug in, and didn’t back away from the idea until the very end of the interview with O’Donnell, may well have disqualified him from ever running for higher office, I’m very sorry to say.

Am I wrong?

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

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Video: Fineman Cites More “Startling” F-Bombs At Dem Closed Door Meeting

So, who are the potty mouths?

That’s going to be the question of the day, Friday, and perhaps for the weekend. But I think we’ll know by the end of the weekend:

The frustration with President Barack Obama over his tax cut compromise was palpable and even profane at Thursday’s House Democratic Caucus meeting.

One unidentified lawmaker went so far as to mutter “f— the president” while Rep. Shelley Berkley was defending the package the president negotiated with Republicans. Berkley confirmed the incident, although she declined to name the specific lawmaker.

“It wasn’t loud,” the Nevada Democrat said. “It was just expressing frustration from a very frustrated Member.”

Remember how Joe Wilson was castigated for shouting something everyone knew was true at an Obama health care speech in September, 2009? And how Judge Samual Alito was castigated for simply shaking his head and mouthing the words, “not true”….during Obama’s horrendous  2010 State of the Union speech?

Pretty tame stuff compared to what Democrats are saying behind Obama’s back. Yes, more than one Dem were throwing F bombs at the meeting. According to Howard Fineman, appearing on a subdued  Keith Olbermann’s show, there was liberal use of the F word in that closed door meeting, including “No f’n way”, “he effed it up”…

A fun thought experiment: Imagine it had been a closed door Republican meeting where Reps had hurled F-bombs at the young, historic, black President. Would Olby’s reaction had been a timid, (ahhhhmmm, kinda strong, huh?)…or  perhaps something a  bit more severe ?

At any rate, via The Blaze, FBN contributor Charles Payne says someone owes Joe Wilson an apology:

Why didn’t the judge point out to  Occidental College Professor Carolyn Hellman, that poor people don’t pay taxes, so how can you give them a “tax cut”?

I wonder if she had the same Marxist Professors Obama did?

Hat tip: Ace

Former SEIU Boss Andy Stern under FBI investigation

If, like me,  you were wondering what could have prompted Stern, one of Obama’s “Fiscal Responsibility” Panel members, to quit the SEIU so abruptly back in April, I think we have our answer:

The FBI and the U.S. Labor Department are investigating prominent labor leader Andy Stern in their probe of corruption at the Service Employees International Union, according to two people who have been interviewed by federal agents.

The two organized labor officials met with federal agents this summer to answer questions about a six-figure book contract that Stern landed in 2006 and his role in approving money to pay the salary of an SEIU leader in California who allegedly performed no work.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the investigation. The FBI and the Labor Department’s office of inspector general declined to comment for the record.

The scandal plagued SEIU is spending an estimated $44 million to support its favored Democratic candidates while members’ pension funds are disappearing and the union’s debt is piling up. This weekend, they’ll be bussing thousands of union members to DC for the moonbat march on Washington. Malkin suggests that they “take a detour and protest at the SEIU headquarters instead.”

RELATED:

An oldie but goodie from Jan. 2008: Obama Leads SEIU Chant After Vowing to Paint the Nation Purple:



This video gives you a good idea of how Obama’s buddies operate:

UPDATE!:

Another Target Of FBI Terror Raids Connected To SEIU

Linked by Michelle Malkin, Buzzworthy, thanks!

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Tea Party Violence Caught On Tape in NC

Tea-partiers in North Carolina were peacefully protesting the Financial Reform bill and the Durbin BP Bailout amendment, when a a liberal counter-protester decided to throw some political punches – literally, he was looking for an “ass to kick”:

Update: This video disabled:

Fox’s coverage of the incident is still up on Youtube:

About the Financial Reform Bill, via Big Government:

Like a bad cold it can’t shake, the left continues to attempt to blame every ill on George W. Bush.  But as one activists in the video pointed out, its actually one Barack Obama and Senator Dick Durbin who are about to hand a massive check to the very company responsible for one of the worst environmental disasters in history.

The Durbin Amendment to the financial reform bill is the latest government policy proposal that will pad BP’s bottom line.  The amendment would create a government imposed price control scheme that would shift billions of dollars away from consumer to retailers (British Petroleum, Exxon, WalMart).  That’s why the Durbin Amendment is supported by the  big retailers like Walmart, Petroleum Marketers Association and other prominent lobbyist groups which are funded, in part, by British Petroleum.

Proponents cynically and falsely claim it would help consumers, but its hard to see many consumers feeling benefited by paying higher prices while mega corporations increase their profits.

Just look at who is pushing this amendment—oil Companies and giant retailers.

And sadly,  useful idiots on the left are ready and willing to bust some heads to defend this.

More at Gateway Pundit.

RELATED:

Every example of violence we’ve seen in association with tea parties has been perpetrated by the left. But media narratives are stubborn things….

Chris Matthews looks into the {{{{scary}}} Tea Party movement - “They’ve got guns”!

Ace wonders:Is the MFM Really Afraid of Political Violence From the Right, Or Is It Just Another Negative Political Attack?

UPDATE:

YouTube has taken down the video for a “terms of use violation”. You can watch another (edited) video of the incident at the  Greensboro Fox affiliate.

UPDATE II:

Dan Riehl: Violent Activist Linked To Leftist Early Obama Supporter, Lani Guinier

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!

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Why Stupak Will Fold

Over at Potluck, Pundette linked to this revealing video, via The Foundry, of Stupak expressing his feelings re abortion at a town hall in Cheboygan, MI.

I had no idea…

If everything I want [is] in the final bill, I like everything in the bill except you have public funding for abortion, and we had a chance to run our amendment and we lost. OK, I voted my conscience, stayed true to my principles, stayed true to the beliefs of this district, could I vote for healthcare? Yes I still could.

Game over, man.

Is this the position of the Catholic Church?

Not according to Fr. Habiger of Human Life Intl:

It is a scandal that Catholic politicians vote for bills which fund or otherwise advance abortion. They should be named, publicly shamed and admonished so that they can cease their evil and return to God.

To vote for such a candidate is to willfully participate in that candidate’s choices and deeds. It is a sin, and must be repented.

Fr Matthew Habiger,
Human Life International
4 Family Life
Front Royal VA 22630
(540) 635-7884
http://www.hli.org

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Stupak Wavering

The fight for the Stupak 11 continues:

The AP is reporting, (via Hot Air):

Rep. Bart Stupak said he expects to resume talks with House leaders this week in a quest for wording that would impose no new limits on abortion rights but also would not allow use of federal money for the procedure.

“I’m more optimistic than I was a week ago,” Stupak said in an interview between meetings with constituents in his northern Michigan district. He was hosting a town hall meeting Monday night at a local high school.

The president says he doesn’t want to expand or restrict current law (on abortion). Neither do I,” Stupak said. “That’s never been our position. So is there some language that we can agree on that hits both points — we don’t restrict, we don’t expand abortion rights? I think we can get there.”

Horrifying. We do not want to “get there”.

This comes after Kathleen Sebelius said in a “This Week” interview on ABC, that if the abortion language in the Senate bill does not satisfy Stupak, “the conversation will continue”.

The question everyone is asking, is: Can These bluedog Dems trust Senate leadership to make the changes he seeks, when this whole process has been so characterized by deceit, and subterfuge?

Sebelius apparently couldn’t keep her stories straight on the Sunday talk shows, last weekend:

Sebelius applauded the Senate language before and talked about mandatory abortion fees, but now she claims there is no funding.Sebelius also appeared to contradict herself within the interview, saying at one point that abortion funding is a part of the government-run health care bill. …

Yet, when she spoke with ABC’s “This Week” program yesterday, she said “Yes, abortion services are provided” under the Senate health care bill.

She tried to qualify her answer by adding, “people will pay out of their own pockets, in both the Senate and the House, but they do it in slightly different ways.”

But in an interview on December 21 with Morra Aarons-Mele of the pro-abortion web site BlogHer, Sebelius praised the Senate language that funds abortions and talked about how everyone would be forced to pay for them.

“And I would say that the Senate language, which was negotiated by Senators Barbara Boxer and Patty Murray, who are very strong defenders of women’s health services and choices for women, take a big step forward from where the House left it with the Stupak amendment, and I think do a good job making sure there are choices for women, making sure there are going to be some plan options [that pay for abortions],” Sebelius said then.

How is Stupak supposed to know when these people are telling him the truth?

Allahpundit explains why trust is the operative word on this issue:

As far as I know, the only way they can fix the abortion language to Stupak’s liking would be via a separate third bill that would have to pass the House and Senate. (They can’t do it in reconciliation because abortion isn’t related to budgetary matters.) Ed is skeptical that Obama would go for that but I don’t see a problem: He’s already crapped away so much political capital on this, what’s a few ounces more? Besides, his base will be happy enough to have finally passed O-Care that they’ll tolerate a cave on abortion.

The real question is what sort of guarantee Reid and Pelosi can give to Stupak that they’ll actually take up an abortion bill later. Remember, the first thing that has to happen is the House passing Reid’s Senate bill. Everything after that is a wild card, which is why House Democrats are nervous about Reid or Obama stabbing them in the back by abandoning the reconciliation process once the Senate bill is passed. Stupak would have to worry about that plus being stabbed in the back on the promise of a separate abortion “fix.” And even if an abortion bill were introduced, they’d need 60 votes in the Senate to get it through.

RELATED:

Stupak gets an open letter of support from N.Y. state senator Ruben Diaz, the only pro-life Democrat in Albany’s upper chamber.

UPDATE:

Michelle Malkin says Stupak must be held to these words, via CNS, 12/22/09:

“We’re getting a lot of pressure not to say anything, to try to compromise this principle or belief,” Stupak said. “[T]hat’s just not us. We’re not going to do that. Members who voted for the Stupak language in the House – especially the Democrats, 64 Democrats that voted for it – feel very strongly about it. It’s been part of who we are, part of our make up. It’s the principle belief that we have. We are not just going to abandon it in the name of health care.”

Stupak’s contact info:

2268 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225 4735
(202) 225 4744 – Fax

Please God, Let This Not Be True…

My husband just ran up the stairs and turned on Fox News, saying he just heard something terrible…the last time he did that was on 9/11.

Here’s what Hot Air is reporting:

According to Radar Online, the next Supreme Court justice to step down won’t be John Paul Stevens or Ruth Bader Ginsburg after all.  Claiming an exclusive scoop from unnamed sources, they say that the next resignation will be that of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts — which would allow Barack Obama to significantly change the tenor of the nation’s top court.

John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, is seriously considering stepping down from the nation’s highest court for personal reasons, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

Roberts, known for his conservative judicial philosophy, has served on the Supreme Court  since 2005, having been nominated by President George W. Bush after the death of former Chief William Rehnquist.

RadarOnline.com has been told that Roberts, 55, could announce his decision at any time.

Drudge contacted a court source, who said, “This is not happening … It’s news to me.”

Let’s hope so…Often these rumors turn out to be completely false…but sometimes they turn out to be true….and God help us if it is.

Let’s pray the Radar’s  sourcing is just bad. For the Dems to control all three branches of the government at this time would be a catastrophe for the country.

UPDATE:

Radar retracted the story. PHEW!

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Breaking: Geithner and Bernanke: Partners In Crime?

You’ll want to read this Frank Gaffney interview of David Yerushalmi, Securities specialist and senior litigator in Murray v. Geithner et al.

Breaking News: Evidence of criminal wrongdoing in Treasury’s handling of AIG?

This story/scandal is likely to dominate the next news cycle.

In a nutshell, Yerushalmi alleges  that Geithner and Bernanke were Laundering Money Through an Illegal Trust.

See Also:

Obama’s mother, Stanley A. Dunham, worked for Tim Giether’s Father Peter Geither at the Ford Foundation.

Hat tip: Hot Air Headlines

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{{{The Thing That Wouldn’t Leave}}}: Pelosi Says Dems Will Have Health Bill

Egad. The Rocky Horror Picture Show that our government has become, continues to appall. First ObamaCare is dead because of the Brown election,  then it’s not dead, and then it is truly dead, stick a fork in it, and then :

The top House Democrat says giving up on a health care bill isn’t an option.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday, “I don’t see that as a possibility…we will have something.”

The California Democrat said today’s health care system is financially unsustainable, and it’s not in the American character to allow tens of millions of citizens to go uninsured.

Pelosi didn’t say whether the final bill will be the sweeping overhaul sought by President Barack Obama, or smaller-scale legislation that accomplishes only some of his goals. Democrats were on the verge of passing far-reaching legislation, but the loss of a Massachusetts Senate seat has cost them the 60-vote majority needed to deliver.

UPDATE:

In case you didn’t get the “The Thing That Wouldn’t Leave” reference,  (Gosh this dates me) – it’s a classic skit from the original SNL:

John Belushi played the slobby, inconsiderate house guest of nice couple Jane Curtain and Bill Murray. All the rest of the guests had  gone home, it’s past midnight, and Belushi won’t stop flipping channels, and raiding their fridge.

Horrifying!

And hilarious.

UPDATE II:

EEEEEEEEEK!!!

UPDATE III:

CNN Poll shows 69% say scrap the bill, start over

But will the thing take a hint, and leave?

UPDATE IV:

Ace says update II was a false alarm.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

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