If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Yahoo)   Bill Gates says that it will take the U.S. years to recover from the Bush Administration, and it's going to cost you too   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 431
    More: Obvious, Bill Gates, jobs creation, Good Morning America, Obama, financial markets, State of the Union, government intervention, Vicki Allen  
•       •       •

26340 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Jan 2010 at 6:22 PM (4 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



431 Comments   (+0 »)
   

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | » | Last | Show all
 
2010-01-25 03:11:32 PM  
I just agreed with Bill Gates. Am I going to hell?
 
2010-01-25 03:17:05 PM  
Bill Gates needs to get into Politics and run for some sort of office.

Love him or hate him, it's hard to deny his genius and the inherent difficulty of paying him off. If he ran his show the way he ran his company I think you'd see a lot of positive change.
 
2010-01-25 03:17:41 PM  
I would vote for Gates for president. Just sayin'.
 
2010-01-25 03:18:19 PM  
Oh, Gates never mentioned GWB, so don't be swayed by the trolltasic headline.
 
2010-01-25 03:19:49 PM  
Crakerasscracker: I just agreed with Bill Gates. Am I going to hell?

Probably not, you can recite the GPL just to be sure.
 
2010-01-25 03:32:42 PM  
Crakerasscracker: Oh, Gates never mentioned GWB, so don't be swayed by the trolltasic headline.

But he did compare GWB to Vista. So there's that.

/OK, not really.
 
2010-01-25 03:35:37 PM  
Unixfreak: Bill Gates needs to get into Politics and run for some sort of office.

Love him or hate him, it's hard to deny his genius and the inherent difficulty of paying him off. If he ran his show the way he ran his company I think you'd see a lot of positive change.


TFA: "Taxes are going to have to go up and entitlements are going to have to be moderated."

He'll never get elected on that platform.
 
2010-01-25 03:39:42 PM  
ne2d: He'll never get elected on that platform.

If they believe in his business acumen, it could work.

The only thing that would beat Bill Gates running for President would be Bill Gates running against Steve Jobs. Just... epic nerdgasm.
 
2010-01-25 03:40:28 PM  
ne2d: Unixfreak: Bill Gates needs to get into Politics and run for some sort of office.

Love him or hate him, it's hard to deny his genius and the inherent difficulty of paying him off. If he ran his show the way he ran his company I think you'd see a lot of positive change.

TFA: "Taxes are going to have to go up and entitlements are going to have to be moderated."

He'll never get elected on that platform.


He can just lie to us the way Obama did. No tax increases!
 
2010-01-25 03:42:26 PM  
FishyFred: I would vote for Gates for president. Just sayin'.

While the man is certainly a genius, he has almost no social skills that would be required to perform most of the functions of President:

"If he strongly disagrees with what you're saying, ((Gates)) is in the habit of blurting out, 'That's the stupidest f -- -- ing thing I've ever heard!' People tell stories of Gates spraying saliva into the face of some hapless employee."

"While he is working, he rocks . . . ((H))is upper body rocks down to an almost forty-five-degree angle, rocks back up, rocks down again. 'They claim I started at an extremely young age,"' said Gates.


A former girlfriend is quoted: "'People who know Bill know that you have to bring him into a group because he doesn't have the social skills to do it on his own."'


Read more: Link (new window)
 
2010-01-25 03:44:27 PM  
Infinite Monkeys In Front Of A Computer: While the man is certainly a genius, he has almost no social skills that would be required to perform most of the functions of President:

I see the first quote you pulled out as a positive. The second is irrelevant. The third is not a problem for someone as powerful as he is.
 
2010-01-25 03:52:36 PM  
FishyFred: I see the first quote you pulled out as a positive. The second is irrelevant. The third is not a problem for someone as powerful as he is.

The man is borderline Autistic...at the very least suffering from Aspergers Syndrome. These are pretty far from desirable characteristics in someone who holds the most powerful position in the world.
 
2010-01-25 03:59:13 PM  
Infinite Monkeys In Front Of A Computer: The man is borderline Autistic...at the very least suffering from Aspergers Syndrome. These are pretty far from desirable characteristics in someone who holds the most powerful position in the world.

And yet, somehow, a company under his guidance has dominated one of the fastest-growing industries in history.

If mental weakness isn't enough to keep a guy from running for president, I fail to see why mental illness - which he has clearly overcome where it counts - should be any different.

FFS, Canada was once led by a guy who held seances to communicate with spirits and Irish Terriers.
 
2010-01-25 04:05:51 PM  
FishyFred: And yet, somehow, a company under his guidance has dominated one of the fastest-growing industries in history.

I'm sorry, but just because someone can run a successful company does not qualify them to be capable of running the most powerful country and military in the world. There is much, much more to being POTUS than being being a fiscal and technological genius.
 
2010-01-25 04:13:01 PM  
Infinite Monkeys In Front Of A Computer: I'm sorry, but just because someone can run a successful company does not qualify them to be capable of running the most powerful country and military in the world. There is much, much more to being POTUS than being being a fiscal and technological genius.

There's also more to being POTUS than giving a great speech, being very smart, being knowledgeable about constitutional law, and being intellectually curious, but Barack Obama has staff and close advisers to fill in the gaps.

Bill Gates will have people to fill in the gaps. I also feel that his priorities - technology and education - are similar to my own. A Bill Gates presidency could precipitate a great leap forward for how our government uses technology to save time and money while doing better work. He could steer the U.S. back to proper funding for math and science education.

Obviously, I'm doing some speculation here, but a good Bill Gates presidency would be great for this country.

Also, if anyone runs attack ads, we can respond by telling those folks to stop beating up on the special kid.
 
2010-01-25 04:14:55 PM  
Now multiply that 100 fold and that's how long it will take to recover from this administration.
 
2010-01-25 04:15:58 PM  
Infinite Monkeys In Front Of A Computer: FishyFred: And yet, somehow, a company under his guidance has dominated one of the fastest-growing industries in history.

I'm sorry, but just because someone can run a successful company does not qualify them to be capable of running the most powerful country and military in the world. There is much, much more to being POTUS than being being a fiscal and technological genius.


Because of his personality traits, he'd have a lot more trouble getting elected president than he would being president.
 
2010-01-25 04:20:24 PM  
FishyFred: A Bill Gates presidency could precipitate a great leap forward for how our government uses technology to save time and money while doing better work. He could steer the U.S. back to proper funding for math and science education.

While I can't disagree there, I think that type of progress can be achieved without needing to be elected POTUS. A cabinet position, perhaps, but given his Autistic / Asberger tendencies, but putting him in charge of foreign policy and diplomacy would be frightening.
 
2010-01-25 04:21:19 PM  
What submitter says:

Bill Gates says that it will take the U.S. years to recover from the Bush Administration,

What article actually says:

Bill Gates, the world's richest man, said on Monday the U.S. economy could take years to recover from recession and predicted taxes will have to rise to bring the federal budget into balance.

He actually goes on to say:

"The budget's very, very out of balance.

Who's responsible for that?

And surprisingly, I see no mention of Bush. Zero, nada, zip.
 
2010-01-25 04:21:40 PM  
GaryPDX: Now multiply that 100 fold and that's how long it will take to recover from this administration.

So now we're back to Obama's destroying the country"?

I can't keep track of whether he's an ineffective tool or a masterful Socialist conqueror from day to day.
 
2010-01-25 04:24:18 PM  
GaryPDX: He actually goes on to say:

"The budget's very, very out of balance.

Who's responsible for that?


It is not in Obama's power to unilaterally change the budget. That is Congress's problem.
 
2010-01-25 04:25:11 PM  
Calmamity: GaryPDX: Now multiply that 100 fold and that's how long it will take to recover from this administration.

So now we're back to Obama's destroying the country"?

I can't keep track of whether he's an ineffective tool or a masterful Socialist conqueror from day to day.


You do know the difference between Billions and Trillions, right?

I'm just pointing out Submitter's inaccurate headline. Gates is talking about the current condition of the recession and we all know who's managing that.

You guys do a lot of extrapolating out of unspecified orifices.
 
2010-01-25 04:26:32 PM  
FishyFred: It is not in Obama's power to unilaterally change the budget. That is Congress's problem.

lol..oookay. The Reid, Pelosi, Obama Triad of Destruction..lol.
 
2010-01-25 04:29:24 PM  
FishyFred: It is not in Obama's power to unilaterally change the budget. That is Congress's problem.

Are you suggesting that Obama really wants to cut spending, but Congress just won't let him?
 
2010-01-25 04:29:56 PM  
GaryPDX: FishyFred: It is not in Obama's power to unilaterally change the budget. That is Congress's problem.

lol..oookay. The Reid, Pelosi, Obama Triad of Destruction..lol.


It is also not really in the power of any of those folks to completely change the budget. There are 535 people in Congress and a massive upsetting of the budget will cause it to NOT PASS.

And since so much of spending is military/Iraq-related, you can continue to blame Bush (or Cheney... or Rumsfeld) for the budget.
 
2010-01-25 04:30:55 PM  
ne2d: FishyFred: It is not in Obama's power to unilaterally change the budget. That is Congress's problem.

Are you suggesting that Obama really wants to cut spending, but Congress just won't let him?


If he could do so with no political backlash at all, of course he would. Anyone would. But such a scenario does not exist.
 
2010-01-25 04:34:29 PM  
You need to stop, GaryPDX, you know better... Like .../Clinton/Bush/Obama had a lot of choices. We got to this point over several decades, not months. "Greatest generation", my ass.
 
2010-01-25 04:40:09 PM  
Infinite Monkeys In Front Of A Computer: "If he strongly disagrees with what you're saying, ((Gates)) is in the habit of blurting out, 'That's the stupidest f -- -- ing thing I've ever heard!'

Pffff, like that's a bad thing...
 
2010-01-25 04:44:36 PM  
GaryPDX: "The budget's very, very out of balance.

Who's responsible for that?


Bush....
 
2010-01-25 05:06:02 PM  
TheRealist: You need to stop, GaryPDX, you know better... Like .../Clinton/Bush/Obama had a lot of choices. We got to this point over several decades, not months. "Greatest generation", my ass.

Ohh..you want me to be serious? Yea..about 3 decades of bullshiat.
 
2010-01-25 05:08:16 PM  
ne2d: FishyFred: It is not in Obama's power to unilaterally change the budget. That is Congress's problem.

Are you suggesting that Obama really wants to cut spending, but Congress just won't let him?


Not at all. We're on the mondo spending ride of ALL TIME. WOOOWOO Trillions with capital T. And in multiples.
 
2010-01-25 05:11:05 PM  
I get jokes.
 
2010-01-25 05:11:36 PM  
Dear Government, between what you have already taken along with what the local, county, state and school system has taken there is nothing left. Sorry, pockets empty.
 
2010-01-25 05:12:53 PM  
I would vote for Bill Gates as president and Steve Jobs as VP. Sometimes their ideologies collide epically but they both have merit.
 
2010-01-25 05:37:07 PM  
Infinite Monkeys In Front Of A Computer: The man is borderline Autistic...at the very least suffering from Aspergers Syndrome. These are pretty far from desirable characteristics in someone who holds the most powerful position in the world.

We had a dry drunk, religiously crazed, high-functioning retard in office from 2001-2009, so Gates would be a step up.
 
2010-01-25 06:25:48 PM  
Crakerasscracker: I just agreed with Bill Gates. Am I going to hell?

Nah. He probably heard Jobs say it first.
 
2010-01-25 06:26:38 PM  
It's been almost a century, and the country still hasn't recovered from the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.
 
2010-01-25 06:27:12 PM  
GaryPDX:
He actually goes on to say:

"The budget's very, very out of balance.

Who's responsible for that?


FDR

/I blame Taft
//nuthin'
 
2010-01-25 06:27:24 PM  
AdolfOliverPanties: Infinite Monkeys In Front Of A Computer: The man is borderline Autistic...at the very least suffering from Aspergers Syndrome. These are pretty far from desirable characteristics in someone who holds the most powerful position in the world.

We had a dry drunk, religiously crazed, high-functioning retard in office from 2001-2009, so Gates anything would be a step up.


FTFY
 
2010-01-25 06:28:38 PM  
GaryPDX: And surprisingly, I see no mention of Bush. Zero, nada, zip.

Yea, but most of reality passes you by unawares Gary.
 
2010-01-25 06:30:14 PM  
Gates for President?

meh.

Here's to the good ole' red, white, and bluescreen of death.
 
2010-01-25 06:30:52 PM  
But America was founded in January, which means everything is Obama's fault.
 
2010-01-25 06:31:17 PM  
Infinite Monkeys In Front Of A Computer: FishyFred: And yet, somehow, a company under his guidance has dominated one of the fastest-growing industries in history.

I'm sorry, but just because someone can run a successful company does not qualify them to be capable of running the most powerful country and military in the world. There is much, much more to being POTUS than being being a fiscal and technological genius.


Exactly...first you have to be a community organizer. Actually, I think that's all you have to do. Building and running the one of the most successful companies in the history of the world is only important if...hmm.
 
2010-01-25 06:31:39 PM  
Hau Ruck: Crakerasscracker: Oh, Gates never mentioned GWB, so don't be swayed by the trolltasic headline.

But he did compare GWB to Vista. So there's that.

/OK, not really.


In that the best thing you can say about 7 is that at least it doesn't destroy your system?
 
2010-01-25 06:31:59 PM  
HotWingConspiracy: But Amerika was founded in January, which means everything is Obama's fault.

FTFY, Comrade.
 
2010-01-25 06:32:25 PM  
It will take money to recover. That doesn't mean the average worker needs to fork it all over. There are quite a few people sucking up all of the countries wealth who are basically paying no taxes by comparison.

Just look at all the billions being tossed around Wall Street in bonuses.

People should be far more concerned by the drastic concentrations of wealth in this country.
 
2010-01-25 06:33:12 PM  
And it will take decades to recover from what Obama and the Dems are doing.

Raise the debt cap!
 
2010-01-25 06:33:55 PM  
He did say long term a lot... Maybe he's thinking long term.

/long term
 
2010-01-25 06:35:34 PM  
Shut up Bill, you cock.
http://tinyurl.com/yjs9nwh
(copy and paste, NSFW)
 
2010-01-25 06:37:21 PM  
putting the MS in MSNBC
 
Displayed 50 of 431 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | » | Last | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report