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(Waterbury Republican American)   Poll finds that swine flu is more popular than Senator Chris Dodd (D-one for)   (rep-am.com) divider line 48
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2009-11-25 06:25:10 AM  
Dodd is a typical, corrupt, asshat politician. He been in office since 1980 and really hasn't accomplished anything, but keeps getting re-elected.
 
2009-11-25 06:55:13 AM  
I myself will be voting "Not Dodd" when the time comes. I'm ashamed that he comes from my home state.
 
2009-11-25 07:15:59 AM  
Swine flu is probably less corrupt than Dodd is too.

I don't care if you put another Democrat in his place, just get rid of that guy.
 
2009-11-25 07:23:42 AM  
Not going to happen. He never does anything oppents can really use against him too. You are stuck with him like I'm stuck with Murtha. Last election Murtha ran unopposed.
 
2009-11-25 07:37:08 AM  
Well... leave it to Palin to... oh...wait.... this thread isn't about Palin. Never mind.

/palin palin palin palin...
 
2009-11-25 07:42:43 AM  
randomjsa: Swine flu is probably less corrupt than Dodd is too.

I don't care if you put another Democrat in his place, just get rid of that guy.


Shaddup Libbynomore2 you cock.
 
2009-11-25 08:16:31 AM  
He sucks.
 
2009-11-25 08:36:51 AM  
randomjsa: Swine flu is probably less corrupt than Dodd is too.

I don't care if you put another Democrat in his place, just get rid of that guy.


I'm voting against Dodd, but as you know, this is the state that re-elected Lieberman.

/You cannot change the laws of physics
 
2009-11-25 08:53:51 AM  
I'd trade a Boehner for a Dodd any day.
 
2009-11-25 08:59:23 AM  
BraveNewCheneyWorld: randomjsa: Swine flu is probably less corrupt than Dodd is too.

I don't care if you put another Democrat in his place, just get rid of that guy.

I'm voting against Dodd, but as you know, this is the state that re-elected Lieberman.

/You cannot change the laws of physics


Just have to wait for the rest of the old people to die.
 
2009-11-25 09:06:07 AM  
Bizarre article.
 
2009-11-25 09:15:58 AM  
A web newspapers article about a blog with zero new facts? UGH...
 
2009-11-25 09:23:32 AM  
The Swine Flu wasn't instrumental in destroying the global economy (except China).
 
2009-11-25 09:26:59 AM  
benlonghair: I myself will be voting "Not Dodd" when the time comes. I'm ashamed that he comes from my home state.

What took you so long? He's been there 30 years!
 
2009-11-25 09:28:32 AM  
I'm from CT so I'm getting a kick...

Sorry, please accept our apology for not being able to dispense this moron earlier.
 
2009-11-25 09:32:46 AM  
Poll finds that Waterbury is a shiathole and should be nuked from orbit.

Nemo's Brother: The Swine Flu wasn't instrumental in destroying the global economy (except China).

Elaborate.
 
2009-11-25 09:40:02 AM  
What astounds me is that Dodd is probably going to lose his seat to a Republican. As is Reid.
 
2009-11-25 09:58:57 AM  
Shryke: What astounds me is that Dodd is probably going to lose his seat to a Republican. As is Reid.

I'd like to think putting his corrupt ass on the curb would send a message.

/Unlikely.
 
2009-11-25 10:01:30 AM  
Cat Food Sandwiches: What took you so long? He's been there 30 years!

We're the Florida of New England.
 
2009-11-25 10:09:04 AM  
BraveNewCheneyWorld: Cat Food Sandwiches: What took you so long? He's been there 30 years!

We're the Florida of New England.


You take that back. We are not even close to being on the same level of Fail as Florida.
 
2009-11-25 10:37:58 AM  
We are not even close to being on the same level of Fail as Florida

Oh, really? Let's tally.

Florida: Spring Break, Disney World, 2200 miles of coastline, no income tax, sunshine, coral reefs, 365 days of fishing, diving, golf.

Conn: Snow, sleet, slush, Hartford (ker-PlOW!), 6% sales tax AND a state income tax, $400M deficit, rude people, crooked cops and the country's ugliest women.
 
2009-11-25 10:40:20 AM  
Obvious tag is taking the rest of the week off for the holiday?

/will definitely vote against dodd if he is running again, unless the opponent is an absolute farkwad
 
2009-11-25 10:42:06 AM  
kittyhas1000legs: Obvious tag is taking the rest of the week off for the holiday?

/will definitely vote against dodd if he is running again, unless the opponent is an absolute farkwad


I still don't see how the farkwad could be worse. I'll take a non-corrupt first-time farkwad over an asshat like Dodd, who has proven his douche supremacy repeatedly.
 
2009-11-25 10:45:05 AM  
Davey Croquette: Oh, really? Let's tally.

Florida: Spring Break, Disney World, 2200 miles of coastline, no income tax, sunshine, coral reefs, 365 days of fishing, diving, golf.

Conn: Snow, sleet, slush, Hartford (ker-PlOW!), 6% sales tax AND a state income tax, $400M deficit, rude people, crooked cops and the country's ugliest women.


So do you use a basket or a bushel when you cherry pick?
 
2009-11-25 10:51:07 AM  
Davey Croquette: We are not even close to being on the same level of Fail as Florida

Oh, really? Let's tally.

Florida: Spring Break, Disney World, 2200 miles of coastline, no income tax, sunshine, coral reefs, 365 days of fishing, diving, golf.

Conn: Snow, sleet, slush, Hartford (ker-PlOW!), 6% sales tax AND a state income tax, $400M deficit, rude people, crooked cops and the country's ugliest women.


And...90% of everything wrong with Florida is because of the idiots in NY and New Jersey migrating there to die, and flocks of illegals allowed there because of liberal New England policies.
 
2009-11-25 10:54:55 AM  
Aarontology: Poll finds that Waterbury is a shiathole and should be nuked from orbit.

Nemo's Brother: The Swine Flu wasn't instrumental in destroying the global economy (except China).

Elaborate.


He was in bed with those Country Wide Mortgage for one. (new window)
 
2009-11-25 10:58:09 AM  
So do you use a basket or a bushel when you cherry pick?

Cherries? We have strawberries, naval oranges and grapefruit. Ever had a delicious glass of fresh-squeezed Cherry-juice? Hell no. That's because cherries suck.

And...90% of everything wrong with Florida is because of the idiots in NY and New Jersey migrating there to die, and flocks of illegals allowed there because of liberal New England policies.

Well...as much as I'd LIKE to agree the problem in Florida is we have a segment of the population who refuse to parent their children and won't play a role in their development. Our gov't tries to starve them out but they won't leave. That's fine. Florida is happy to build more prisons. They're cheaper than schools.
 
2009-11-25 11:01:07 AM  
DrD'isInfotainment: Lieberman should be tried in a War Crimes trial as an Aidor and Abettor to DickShytCheney

0/10. "War Criminal" meme.
 
2009-11-25 11:05:54 AM  
DrD'isInfotainment: Lieberman should be tried in a War Crimes trial as an Aidor and Abettor to DickShytCheney

Needs more hysterics.
 
2009-11-25 11:10:31 AM  
Davey Croquette: We are not even close to being on the same level of Fail as Florida

Oh, really? Let's tally.

Florida: Spring Break, Disney World, 2200 miles of coastline, no income tax, sunshine, coral reefs, 365 days of fishing, diving, golf.

Conn: Snow, sleet, slush, Hartford (ker-PlOW!), 6% sales tax AND a state income tax, $400M deficit, rude people, crooked cops and the country's ugliest women.


As someone moving from CT to FLorida, I'm getting a kick..
 
2009-11-25 11:10:40 AM  
Nemo's Brother: He was in bed with those Country Wide Mortgage for one. (new window)

Now can you explain how that makes him "instrumental in destroying the global economy?"

For the record, it's those sweetheart deals and conflicts of interest that have made him lose my vote.
 
2009-11-25 11:11:11 AM  
So what? Swine Flu is more popular than me, too. Go into any hospital waiting room and they're all talking about Swine Flu. They wouldn't even notice me.
 
2009-11-25 11:12:30 AM  
I don't get it. Does that mean people would rather contract swine flu than contract Chris Dodd?
 
2009-11-25 11:19:07 AM  
Aarontology: Poll finds that Waterbury is a shiathole and should be nuked from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.
 
2009-11-25 11:32:26 AM  
MuadDib: Aarontology: Poll finds that Waterbury is a shiathole and should be nuked from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.


I can attest to this. While there's a handful of incredible Italian restaurants in Waterbury, you can also tell you crossed the town line while your eyes are closed. They have the worst roads in the state, along with the highest taxes, iirc.

Oh, and someone tried to mug me or steal my car. I don't know what he was trying for, but it didn't go the way he planned.
 
2009-11-25 11:32:37 AM  
MuadDib: Aarontology: Poll finds that Waterbury is a shiathole and should be nuked from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.


My only regret would be the loss of a pretty good steakhouse on the outskirts of the city.
 
2009-11-25 11:40:29 AM  
The AP designation of Dodd is "Sen Chris Dodd (D-Insurance)."
 
2009-11-25 12:02:06 PM  
As someone moving from CT to FLorida, I'm getting a kick..

Come one down. I'll buy you the first lap dance at Mons Venus.

So, what awesome activity will you do first? Golfing in shorts in February? Scuba on the reef? Nail a Spring-breaker?

What will you buy with the tax money you saved? I suggest a couple OZ's of our world-class hydro bud. Or maybe a Keg-e-rator.
 
2009-11-25 12:08:34 PM  
Davey Croquette: As someone moving from CT to FLorida, I'm getting a kick..

Come one down. I'll buy you the first lap dance at Mons Venus.

So, what awesome activity will you do first? Golfing in shorts in February? Scuba on the reef? Nail a Spring-breaker?

What will you buy with the tax money you saved? I suggest a couple OZ's of our world-class hydro bud. Or maybe a Keg-e-rator.


OR?
 
2009-11-25 01:03:03 PM  
Can you say, "Senator Peter Schiff?"
 
2009-11-25 02:04:33 PM  
OR?

AND!
 
2009-11-25 03:26:15 PM  
If you live in CT, do this country a favor- VOTE FOR PETER SCHIFF.
 
2009-11-25 04:10:33 PM  
Doomsday_SC: If you live in CT, do this country a favor- VOTE FOR PETER SCHIFF.

Doomsday_SC: If you live in CT, do this country a favor- VOTE FOR PETER SCHIFF.

Oh yeah, that'd be so much better, we could have all the economic knowledge of the 1900s at our disposal then!
 
2009-11-25 06:10:33 PM  
ThematicDevice: Oh yeah, that'd be so much better, we could have all the economic knowledge of the 1900s at our disposal then!

Considering Schiff called the .com bubble and housing bubble years before they burst and his investment advice has proved wildly successful. Yes his advice had huge losses in 2008, BUT if you didn't sell and didn't buy at the top you are worlds better off than people following Mainstream Wall Street advice because most of those losses have been recouped in 2009. I know I'm better off following his advice. (Don't invest with him, but follow his advice.)

I would think I would rather trust him than someone who was saying that there was no housing bubble and that Freddie and Fannie were sound less than a year or two before they went broke.

The economic knowledge of 1900 served us quite well. We became a wealthy world power with no income tax, no Federal Reserve, and technology that advanced faster than it is today. It wasn't perfect, but it worked far better than our current bubble economy is working. All bouts of high unemployment were relatively short and followed by continued growth with no serious government intervention.
 
2009-11-25 08:20:15 PM  
Crosshair: Considering Schiff called the .com bubble and housing bubble years before they burst

Along with every other economist in the world. Economists have successfully predicted 19 of the world's last 10 recessions. Why do you think it's called the dismal science? Because all we do is predict recessions.

Crosshair: Mainstream Wall Street

Mainstream Wall Street =/= Economists, most economists are not going to give you stock trading advice.

Crosshair: The economic knowledge of 1900 served us quite well.

Not in the least, we had massive monopolies, a nation which on the brink of revolt, and constant bank runs. That does not constitute a successful economy. Had we continued to follow the idiotic advice of laissez-faire economists we'd have had decades of rebellion instead of the decades of post war growth that Keynesian economics gave us.

Crosshair: technology that advanced faster than it is today.

Hardly. Technology has been growing exponentially. Always has been.
 
2009-11-26 11:49:53 AM  
Ill be voting for Linda McMahon
 
2009-11-26 12:20:07 PM  
ThematicDevice: Along with every other economist in the world.

Correction, every Austrian Economist.

What about the "economists" in the US government and Federal reserve. Everyone was saying everything was fine.

Had we continued to follow the idiotic advice of laissez-faire economists we'd have had decades of rebellion instead of the decades of post war growth that Keynesian economics gave us.

Keynesian economics did not give us the post war boom. The fact that industry was still capitalistic and largely unfettered cumbersome and intrusive regulation gave us the boom. That and all our competition had been bombed to rubble. Europe and Asia had to spend years rebuilding that we did not have to endure.

Keynesian economics destroyed our currency. We tried printing money under a gold standard in the 60's for all our whiz bang programs. (moon shot, war in Vietnam, War on poverty, Great Society, etc.) As a result we defaulted in 1971, put the world monetary system on one of fiat, and endured a decade of high inflation in the 1970's. Currently we are enduring a rapid decline of the US dollars purchasing power.

If Keynesian economics is so great, why has it failed us twice now and will fail us a third time when the current bubble they are blowing up pops. The Keynesian economists are still parroting the idea of government and Central Bank intervention when we have seen what that causes.

Not in the least, we had massive monopolies, a nation which on the brink of revolt, and constant bank runs. That does not constitute a successful economy.

Monopolies are NOT capitalistic. When you have monopolies, you do not have capitalism. Capitalism requires competition to function. Yes, one mistake was not limiting monopolies.

Yet despite all these problems you list, we had a growing economy and a rising standard of living, which would have risen further had these monopolies, which had quite a bit of clout in Washington, not been allowed to form.

The system was far from perfect, but it worked despite all its flaws. The Federal Reserve came about and things went downhill form there, they gave us the stock market bubble in the 1920's and Hoovers interventionist policies worked to prevent the necessary deflation that comes naturally after an inflationary boom.

Why was the Recession of 1920-21 so short and the "Great Depression" so large if laissez-faire is so bad then shouldn't the 1920 recession been worse than the "Great Depression" where the government was intervening all over the economy? (Actually meddling by the Federal Reserve played a large part in the 1920-21 crisis by keeping interest rates too high. They then lowered them too low and gave us the roaring 20's and stock market crash when that bubble burst.)

When business in the United States underwent a mild contraction
. . . the Federal Reserve created more paper reserves in the hope of
forestalling any possible bank reserve shortage. The "Fed" succeeded;
. . . but it nearly destroyed the economies of the world, in
the process. The excess credit which the Fed pumped into the
economy spilled over into the stock market-triggering a fantastic
speculative boom. Belatedly, Federal Reserve officials attempted
to sop up the excess reserves and finally succeeded in
breaking the boom. But it was too late: . . . the speculative imbalances
had become so overwhelming that the attempt precipitated
a sharp retrenching and a consequent demoralizing of business
confidence. As a result, the American economy collapsed.


Who wrote that quote? Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. Do you know what he was describing? Not the .com bubble. Not the Housing Bubble. No, that quote was writen in 1966 to describe 1920s America. (The article was titled "Gold and Economic Freedom")

Capitalism has not failed, Keynesianism and the Federal Reserve has. Bush was no free-market fighter, neither was Hoover. Yet both get labeled as being in favor of "free market".
 
2009-11-27 06:41:17 AM  
jcooli09: I'd trade a Boehner for a Dodd any day.

I have no opinion on Dodd, but Boehner is hurting the country with their constant nay-saying. It's like having an employee who not only doesn't work, but gets in everyone else's way, deliberately.
 
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