Compromise is not a four letter word

Although many a true believer on the left and on the right equate another word which starts with “c” (a real 4 letter word) with those who practice it. Compromise is the lubricant that keeps democracy functioning as a democracy.
The derivation tells the story for a well-oiled society:
[from Etymonline] Late Latin compromissus, past participle of compromittere “to make a mutual promise” (to abide by the arbiter’s decision), from com “with, together” (see com-) + promittere “to send forth; let go; foretell; assure beforehand, promise,” from pro “before” (from PIE root *per- (1) “forward,” hence “in front of, before”) + mittere “to release, let go; send, throw” (see mission).

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46 thoughts on “Compromise is not a four letter word”

  1. Well, the Publix vaccine program is a bust! Another DeSantis mess. I’ve tried now about 5 times to get Rose 88 a shot appointment. You must start at 6 am and stay on-page. It says if an appointment becomes available your screen will change. Refreshes but nothing. Poor Rose, just wants to play Poker and get her hair done weekly :0)

  2. My apologies for the headline on the above caption.  Apparently whoever posted the song thought a touch of racism was humorous. 

  3. A covid test nurse asked Ruth Buzzi if she’d had a sudden lack of taste.   Ruth says, why no, I’ve dressed like this for quite a while…….

  4. Sometimes, it’s time to walk away from the table and do what you have the power to do NOW.  This will also act as a lesson to the other side in future negotiations.  

  5. Can’t believe the GOP idiots might throw Liz Cheney out of her leadership role, but won’t say a peep to wacko MTG


  6. BiD, compromise takes two (or more) to promise together.  misuse of the word “compromise” if only one side puts something in the pot.

    but i see your point in the case of “here, I promise you can have my candy if you promise not to hit me” arguments.

  7. more than 370 staffers implore in An Open Letter to Members of the U.S. Senate to convict you-know-who of inciting a violent “attack on our workplace.”


    from NYTimes via msn:

    The letter, while in no way binding, underscored the remarkable dynamic surrounding Mr. Trump’s trial, in which many of the witnesses to and victims of the “incitement of insurrection” he is charged with are among the closest advisers to lawmakers who will decide his political fate. Congressional aides often provide counsel behind closed doors to the elected officials they serve, and many are authorized to speak on those officials’ behalf. But exceedingly rarely do they publicly express their own views — much less push for so stark a political and constitutional remedy as conviction in an impeachment trial.

    Among the signatories were press secretaries, schedulers, committee staff members and advisers from the House and Senate, though relatively few were from the upper echelon of chiefs of staff or committee staff directors.

  8. I’m ’noculated, I’m ‘noculated. Got the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Great little vaccine site they have here. Took me less than 7 minutes from walking in the door to sitting for my 15 minute side effect check. (I’ve got none). I’m estimating they are rolling 35-40 people through in each 15 minute period. All I can say is they’re more efficient than the average drive thru. 

  9. late night on the GOPer dilemma from the week:

    The Daily Show checked in on other conservatives complaining — on national TV — that they’re being silenced.

    Greene is “a public backer of QAnon, she’s claimed that mass shootings — including school shootings — were staged, and she has supported the execution of Democratic leaders — so, a moderate Republican,” Stephen Colbert quipped on The Late Show. McConnell may have slammed Greene’s “loony lies” and said “the baseless conspiracy theories Greene supports ‘are cancer for the Republican Party and our country,'” he added, “but I will point out that five years ago the GOP found a suspicious lump and then nominated the tumor for president.”

    “McConnell’s not the only one upset with the conspiracy wing of the GOP,” though, Colbert said, noting the recent exodus of Bush Republicans, but “if crazy conspiracy theories are in fact a ‘cancer’ on the Republican Party, people like Mitch McConnell and Karl Rove have spent the last 20 years selling cigarettes to their base.”

    The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah ran through Greene’s wilder and more violent conspiracy theories, then ended with one of his own, that “Marjorie Taylor Greene is secretly a Democrat” — which, he said, would be “great news for everyone, because that would be the only way that Republicans would actually want to hold her accountable for anything she’s done.” Peter Weber

  10. Compromise is a good word as long as both sides respect one another.  IMO, the republicans haven’t exhibited self respect…  let alone respect for those across the aisle.
    Barack Obama tried mightily to compromise with republicans…  look at what it got him.
    IMO, what the republicans need right now is a good dose of their own medicine.  When (and IF) they feel contrite…  then maybe we can see compromise in D.C. once again.

  11. Will Dick Cheney allow Liz to be reprimanded?  Does he still have enough of a machine around him to shut down the Cruz contingent? 
    Republicans like MTG for the same reason Poo-tin liked tRUMPsky.  She’s a useful idiot.

  12. Good for you! I had heard WV had its stuff together.   Hope I can post the same before June.  

  13. Yes, force every House Republican on the record. Voting for her writes the Dem 2022 ads against them… Hoyer just announced: The House will vote tomorrow on whether to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments.

  14. Tony, BiD, WV does sort of have it’s act together in distributing vaccine – but it’s a weird patchwork of methods – in more “urban” areas, the hospitals run the clinics.  In less urban areas hospitals help if they have the resources but pharmacies are utilized otherwise.  WVU Hospitals run the one where I got mine – in a vacated Sears store at the (dying) Mall.  It was very well organized and ran lock clockwork to get patients (buncha old farts) through like shit through a goose (pardon the mixed metaphors).  In an odd shout out from me, Gov. Jim Justice did a good job and  pushed very hard very early to get the WV systems in place, utilizing hospitals, partnering with pharmacies, and getting support from the WV National Guard.  BTW another shout out to him – he supports going big on Covid relief, praised the Biden admin’s efforts re: the vaccine distribution to the states and doesn’t care if we waste some money in the covid relief package so long as the vaccine side of it gets the vaccine out so it can be shots in arms rather than (20 million doses) vaccines in storage. Joe Manchin needs to quit farting around and listen to Justice and vote for the fucking package.

  15. joe’s latest use of that 10 letter c-word


    Biden told the House Democratic Caucus that he was willing to compromise on who will be eligible for the next round stimulus checks — but remained firm on the size of the $1,400 check, according to multiple sources on the call.
    One key sticking point so far has been over the stimulus checks, with some centrist Democrats — and many GOP lawmakers — calling for stricter income limits on the direct payments.
    “We can better target the number, I’m OK with that,” Biden told House Democrats, according to multiple sources on the call.
    “We have to get this done. I’m not married to a particular, absolute number,” Biden said of the overall cost, noting that Democrats “can make compromises on several of the programs.”

  16. guess this is one of the folks joe was talking to/about in above story from politico:

    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) — a moderate pushing for bipartisan talks rather than Democrats’ go-it-alone approach through reconciliation — said Biden has told him Democrats can’t afford to waste time by negotiating for months on end, only to ultimately pass their own package without GOP support.

    “If it’s $1.9 trillion, so be it,” Manchin said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday. “If it’s a little smaller than that and we find a targeted need, then that’s what we’re going to do. But I want it to be bipartisan, so if they think that we’re basically going to throw all caution to the wind and just shove it down people’s throats, that’s not going to happen.”

  17. Joe Manchin seems confused as to the method of administering the vaccine.  It’s to be injected into  our arms, not shoved down our throats.  I wonder if his BigPharma daughter is missing out on the COVID payout or what F his problem is in acting like a Dem, this time?

  18. “The more… the better”
    Yeah, i said similar about trump in early 2016.  Wasn’t laughing after he won a primary.

  19. Bravo, Corey! Ha!
    Good for Dems? No.  She’s not good for America.  Riding the q-dragon is dangerous.  She’s a nut and nutty sells these days.   Get her off of all committees.  
    Marginalize Marjorie!

  20. My suspicions about MTG are correct. Her balls are bigger than McCarthy‘s, and so are Nancy’s for that matter.

    BiD, Heather Bresch retired from Mylan in 2020 when UpJohn purchased her former company.

  21. Gym Jordan says the GQP is no longer the “wine and cheese” party, that it’s now the “beer and blue jeans” party. That dumb sob wrestling coach actually wrote that.

    Yep, their death knell is knelling its ass off.  

  22. Pelosi should scrap the vote on stripping Greene of her committee assignments and make her the face of the GOP.  Simply say if GOP wants to be the QAnon party it’s not our job to change that. 

  23. I do believe that Rep. Cheney (R-Wy) stomped on the idiot manchild from Florida today.  I believe he’s now about 4 inches shorter, and is feeling about 3 times stupider.  Little bastard had it coming.   It came.   lol

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