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Senate Back In Session: Live Webcast From Senate Floor

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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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Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:09 | 3109054 SHEEPFUKKER

Let the drinking games begin.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:11 | 3109063 camaro68ss
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$5 says bonehead cries

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:12 | 3109066 icanhasbailout
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This will resolve itself with the lobbyist-owned in both parties ganging up against the few in Congress with principles.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:24 | 3109106 derek_vineyard
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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)

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:27 | 3109117 redpill
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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.


Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:32 | 3109136 ZippyBananaPants
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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.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:33 | 3109145 Freddie
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He is a mega POS.  A big Grateful Dead fan too. Old stoner.  The Dead's music sucked so bad. 

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:39 | 3109175 JPM Hater001
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"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.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:39 | 3109180 DeadFred
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Red arrow for disparaging some very danceable music. Other than that +1.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 15:36 | 3109678 MachoMan
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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.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 13:34 | 3109389 GMadScientist
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You obviously don't play a note.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:52 | 3109231 Pascal1967
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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.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 15:18 | 3110009 MFLTucson
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Those on government subsidies and in the hood don’t give a shit about reality, it’s about freebies, not reality or deficits.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:44 | 3109179 spastic_colon
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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.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 13:16 | 3109331 Panafrican Funk...
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It does appear that the markets have not priced in the reality that "sell the news" is likely regardless of cliff vs. no cliff.  

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:38 | 3109165 takeaction
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WTF is this Music...HAHAHAHAHAHA  Are you kidding me?

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:50 | 3109219 Spastica Rex
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Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:12 | 3109072 Miss Expectations
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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"?

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:23 | 3109104 Freddie
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Hillary is dodging testifying about Bengazi.  Obama should be impeached for what happened.  Hillary should go to jail.  F her.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:40 | 3109182 Renewable Life
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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!!!

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 13:29 | 3109381 rwe2late
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 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.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 16:30 | 3110285 redpill
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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.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:18 | 3109094 smlbizman
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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.....

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:48 | 3109217 spastic_colon
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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.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:09 | 3109056 Spastica Rex
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Has anyone been voted off the island, yet?

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:17 | 3109093 GMadScientist
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Jim Demint.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:22 | 3109101 pepperspray
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I want to see Obama try to NDAA-smack somebody.  Who's first, Norquist?

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:30 | 3109126 Freddie
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Norquist's wife is a muslim and he is a big islamist.  He is Obama's peeps now.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:36 | 3109158 James-Morrison
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The Farce is strong with this one.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:10 | 3109057 Schmuck Raker
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I wish I had some butter for my popcorn, but all my butter money went into buying guns. Oh well...

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 13:49 | 3109453 toady
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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!

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:13 | 3109067 Boilermaker
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Time to RAMROD the equities!!!!

Joe 401(k) is watching!!!  RAM IT!

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

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:13 | 3109070 buzzsaw99
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what a bunch of prima donnas

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:12 | 3109071 ZFiNX
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It's like you KNOW me.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:14 | 3109077 malikai
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Meanwhile, closures today:


Quite a few, including S&P in progress.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:14 | 3109078 kill switch
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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..

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:26 | 3109112 Freddie
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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.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 13:16 | 3109334 pods
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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?


Mon, 12/31/2012 - 13:18 | 3109338 Taffy Lewis
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Sounds like you know what you are talking about, Freddie. And that's a compliment!

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:15 | 3109079 Zer0head
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what's with the muzak

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:26 | 3109081 Boilermaker
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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?!?


Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:45 | 3109206 Renewable Life
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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!!!!!

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 14:28 | 3109642 rwe2late
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 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).

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:14 | 3109082 Dr. Engali
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I'm glad you got a raise Harkin. You deserve it for all of the hard work you do screwing over the American publiic. 

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:17 | 3109091 Racer
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Opening and closing their mouths llke brainless fish

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:38 | 3109169 dogfish
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A little hard on fish dont you think.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 13:42 | 3109420 Go Tribe
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Especially the brainless handicapped ones.

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:21 | 3109098 Zer0head
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symptoms of a cold and a hangover are similar as are symtoms of being drunk and taking certain cold medications

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:23 | 3109102 Spastica Rex
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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!

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:28 | 3109118 Freddie
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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.

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