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The All-nighter was interesting…and boring as hell.


I wanted to keep track of how many times the warmongerers used their favorite buzzwords and slogans. But sadly they put me to sleep on several occasions. Never fear however, the good folks at Alternet stayed awake and had the same idea I did. Below is their all-star list of who said what and how many times during the all-night sleepover in the Senate plus several of the screwups:

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)

Desperate Buzzphrase Count:

  • “Cut and run” 6
  • Kit Bond (R-MO)Freudian slip in describing the alleged dangers of a troop withdrawal: “If we were to leave Iran without finishing the job…” said Bond.

    Yikes.

    Desperate Buzzphrase Count:

    • “Retreat and defeat” 3
    • “Cut and run” 2
    • “Run and leave” (See “Cut and run”)
    • “Embarrass the president” 1

    Jim DeMint (R-SC)DeMint referred to Democrats as the “minority party” until Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) jumped in to correct him.

    Desperate Buzzphrase Count:

    • “Retreat” 1
    • “Embolden our enemies” 1
    • “Embarrass the president” 1

    Jim Bunning (R-KY)Desperate Buzzphrase Count:

    • “MoveOn.org” 2
    • “Cut and Run” 2
    • “Follow us home” 1

    Also, NO ONE got as much face time as John “Weathervane” McCain did. I think that sumbitch spoke at least 4 friggin times, plus I just saw his nasty mug again a few minutes ago as I write this. WTF? Did they all feel sorry for his sorry-ass campaign? Who knows..

    Hillary literally put me to sleep. Something about her voice I guess..

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    Will we see an all-nighter tonite?

    From TomPaine.com: History buffs, and those with long memories, will recall the last time conservatives found something important enough to stand up and obstruct all night long: the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The one that outlawed discrimination in public accommodations.

    Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) explains how history is being made tonight:

    [thanks to Blue Jersey]

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