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The Senate passed its version of Financial Reform last night, 59-39. Two Democrats, Cantwell and Feingold voted nay as they thought it did not go far enough. However, four Republicans voted yes. Three of them were Collins, Snowe and Grassley, who is suddenly in a tougher than expected re-election fight.

And the fourth was former – and literal – teaparty poster heartthrob Scott Brown. How’s that “Nopey Derangey” thing workin’ out for ya’?

Meanwhile, brand new teaparty hunk of self-reliant manlove Rand Paul came out and declared the bill TOTALLY unconstitutional, but he really supports the parts that poll well — as long as it doesn’t include people with disabilities (face meet palms).

You know if nothing else, and I mean that literally, he’s going to be good for the blogging — hopefully even better in about six months when he is signed by FoxNews in a desperate effort to boost the ratings of Glenn Beck’s sagging Goldline infomercial.



In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .