Senate Back In Session: Live Webcast From Senate Floor

Tyler Durden's picture

Because you know you just can't get enough of the Fiscal Cliff melodrama, whose final episode for the 2012 season has just started, here is a live webcast via C-Span from the Senate floor, where Wall Street muppets have reverted to opening and closing their mouths.

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Let the drinking games begin.

icanhasbailout's picture

This will resolve itself with the lobbyist-owned in both parties ganging up against the few in Congress with principles.

derek_vineyard's picture

in my personal fantasy world this deal is passed and the market crashes limit down and stays down (realizing the problem not faced again and btfd is eliminated)

redpill's picture

What an insulting charade.  There is broad agreement in the Senate that spending should continue at all costs.  In the end they will "compromise" by continuing to spend and not cutting shit.  I'd rather have the fiscal cliff, at least it would be a tiny tiny dose of reality.


ZippyBananaPants's picture

This Leahy guy is too old to be in charge of anything but wiping his own ass.  Jeeze, no wonder we are in this position.

Freddie's picture

He is a mega POS.  A big Grateful Dead fan too. Old stoner.  The Dead's music sucked so bad. 

JPM Hater001's picture

"This is exactly the wrong time for us to go over the cliff." Dick Durbin, D, IL

I agree.  And fuck you for not doing it at the right time.

DeadFred's picture

Red arrow for disparaging some very danceable music. Other than that +1.

MachoMan's picture

One of the hallmarks of shitty music is that it's danceable...

Jam bands are literally the bottom of the musical rung...  if you need to be high to enjoy it (often mischaracterized as "to understand it"), probably not very good.

GMadScientist's picture

You obviously don't play a note.

Pascal1967's picture

he is too old to wipe his own ass.  but, lucky for him, because as one of the "ruling elite", he will tell his (armed) bodyguards to make US (unarmed little people) wipe his ass for him.

MFLTucson's picture

Those on government subsidies and in the hood don’t give a shit about reality, it’s about freebies, not reality or deficits.

spastic_colon's picture

i know the feeling....but i think we all know the script here;


just enough talk to keep the markets green during cash hours, then more corkeresque headlines over the holiday, all to bide time for the 85bil to prop markets in time to soak up all the incoming 2013 first of year/month/flows blah blah blah ensuring that all shorts are crushed and the <whisper> short selling ban stays in effect.


I almost left out the part where TPTB makes sure trading revenues are not interupted the remainder of 2012 for bankster bonus purposes by using headlines and keeping resolution in limbo, and to use AAPL/BAC to keep S&P above 1400 for same reasons.

Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

It does appear that the markets have not priced in the reality that "sell the news" is likely regardless of cliff vs. no cliff.  

takeaction's picture

WTF is this Music...HAHAHAHAHAHA  Are you kidding me?

Miss Expectations's picture

I think that it's possible that Hillary fell because she was drunk and didn't go to the hospital because she was drunk...was there a ZH drinking game the day of her "fall"?

Freddie's picture

Hillary is dodging testifying about Bengazi.  Obama should be impeached for what happened.  Hillary should go to jail.  F her.

Renewable Life's picture

Oh Fred, first the comments about being an "old stoner", now the brainwashed bullshit about one party is better then the next! It's too early in the morning for this shit already Freddie!!!

rwe2late's picture

 They are ALL dodging public knowledge about Benghazi/Libya.

 Fact of the matter is that the buildings attacked were being used as a CIA "enhanced interrogation" and operations base.

redpill's picture

This is why they hate Julian Assange so much.  These assholes have been doing whatever they want for decades and now are scrambling like roaches when the light is shined upon them.

smlbizman's picture

i love how these fuckers qoute their source of info as usa today, cnbc, nyt, et als....i waver back and forth that they are dumb as a fox and truly clueless and incompetent ,...and my common sense keeps landing on they are truly clueless, ...years ago i read that smart people question theier intelligence constantly, where dumb people never question theirs.....

spastic_colon's picture

with the exception of CNBC who can use the viewers; ever try and comment on the completely obvious censorship sites like the NYT/HuffP etc?  good luck.

Spastica Rex's picture

Has anyone been voted off the island, yet?

pepperspray's picture

I want to see Obama try to NDAA-smack somebody.  Who's first, Norquist?

Freddie's picture

Norquist's wife is a muslim and he is a big islamist.  He is Obama's peeps now.

James-Morrison's picture

The Farce is strong with this one.

Schmuck Raker's picture

I wish I had some butter for my popcorn, but all my butter money went into buying guns. Oh well...

toady's picture

I got a sweet deal on some dehydrated butter about a month ago. 10 #10 cans for twenty bucks!

I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but it's really good stuff. I use a little more water than the directions call for. It turns out better than store bought!

Boilermaker's picture

Time to RAMROD the equities!!!!

Joe 401(k) is watching!!!  RAM IT!

UPDATE:  Yep, there goes small cap.  RUT going ape shit.  Lovely.

buzzsaw99's picture

what a bunch of prima donnas

ZFiNX's picture

It's like you KNOW me.

malikai's picture

Meanwhile, closures today:

Quite a few, including S&P in progress.

kill switch's picture

Poor bastards had to get up at 11:00am for this next clown show,,,,we did fix the milk ramp up...You guys make me so fucking proud..

Freddie's picture

The hookers were paid up until 11 am from last night.  Booze, the Redskins game and hookers plus some coke.  Nice "work" if you can get it.  Hopefully - Teddy Kennedy is still burning in hell.

pods's picture

Well if old Ted is burning in hell, I would gladly put him out.  

Maybe submerging him in the Chappaquiddick for a couple hours would do?


Taffy Lewis's picture

Sounds like you know what you are talking about, Freddie. And that's a compliment!

Zer0head's picture

what's with the muzak

Boilermaker's picture

Is everyone going to stand on the steps of the Capitol all huddled around a podium and then take turns congratulating each other for avoiding a crisis and 'coming together' for the public good?!?


Renewable Life's picture

Yep, and they're praying that its snowing and the wind is whipping in their faces as they do it!!!! Thank you mister senators, and misses senators, thank you!!! Without you, we would have all perished!!!!!

rwe2late's picture

 Don't forget the deserving others:

For example, here find pictures of Paulson with adoring Congresspersons during the TARP salvation:

From Obama to Bernanke, they all should be given credit (no pun intended).

Dr. Engali's picture

I'm glad you got a raise Harkin. You deserve it for all of the hard work you do screwing over the American publiic. 

Racer's picture

Opening and closing their mouths llke brainless fish

dogfish's picture

A little hard on fish dont you think.

Go Tribe's picture

Especially the brainless handicapped ones.

Zer0head's picture

symptoms of a cold and a hangover are similar as are symtoms of being drunk and taking certain cold medications

Spastica Rex's picture

B. Boxer (D-California) just explained that our economy is 70% based on "consumerism" and that we need to make sure people have money in their pockets to keep that going.

See, Democrats understand!

Freddie's picture

The House GOP Tea Party members should tell all of them to F off and that they are cutting 10-15% off everything.  Then tell them at the next debt ceiling - they are cutting 10% more.   The White House budget is being cut 50%.  Cut it all cut everything.  Bring the troops home too.