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2011-02-18 07:17:53 AM
Gul'dan and Cho'gall laugh at them.
 
2011-02-18 07:22:45 AM
But, where are the jobs? I was told there would be jobs.
 
2011-02-18 07:47:19 AM
This isn't England, and the Republicans would be the one to have a shadow cabinet anyway.
 
2011-02-18 07:54:16 AM
it's not a "shadow" government when it's the actual government, dumbasses!
 
2011-02-18 07:55:01 AM

MorrisBird: But, where are the jobs? I was told there would be jobs.


The Czar job market isn't looking good these days.
 
2011-02-18 07:55:36 AM
And "czar" is a stupid name for the positions. Who came up with that, Nixon?
 
2011-02-18 08:01:11 AM

make me some tea: And "czar" is a stupid name for the positions. Who came up with that, Nixon?


The media, I believe.
 
2011-02-18 08:07:34 AM

No YOU'RE a Towel: make me some tea: And "czar" is a stupid name for the positions. Who came up with that, Nixon?

The media, I believe.


Heh, not surprising.
 
2011-02-18 08:09:31 AM

make me some tea: No YOU'RE a Towel: make me some tea: And "czar" is a stupid name for the positions. Who came up with that, Nixon?

The media, I believe.

Heh, not surprising.


No, actually it goes all the way back to Wilson for the first one.
 
2011-02-18 08:14:58 AM

GAT_00: No, actually it goes all the way back to Wilson for the first one.


I WAS TOLD ONLY FARTBONGO HAD CZARS!
 
2011-02-18 08:25:03 AM
The Republicans should be more concerned about how fartbongo has secritly taken SEKRIT CONTROL of the US MILITARY!
 
2011-02-18 08:31:27 AM
Somebody tell Lamont Cranston quick!
 
2011-02-18 08:35:32 AM
You know, when they got elected I thought, "Maybe they'll just be useless jackasses for two years, and 2012 will be an easy re-election for the president, maybe even a flipback in the House."

I never expected it would be to the degree it is - they're not even TRYING to govern, or work with anyone else, they're just outwardly attempting to defund everything the President or Democrats in general support or use. Just total transparent farkery.

It's like I expected them to shoot me with a Super Soaker, and instead they turned on the fire hose.
 
2011-02-18 08:37:15 AM

Alphax: Gul'dan and Cho'gall laugh at them.


Cho'gall is dead, man. For the week anyway
 
2011-02-18 08:43:22 AM

UNC_Samurai: This isn't England, and the Republicans would be the one to have a shadow cabinet anyway.


It's fun to just make shiat up, isn't it?
 
2011-02-18 08:51:02 AM

BillCo: UNC_Samurai: This isn't England, and the Republicans would be the one to have a shadow cabinet anyway.

It's fun to just make shiat up, isn't it?


That IS the theme of this thread, isn't it?
 
2011-02-18 08:54:09 AM
STOP HAVING ADVISORS! MAKE ALL DECISIONS YOURSELF AND WITH NO ADDED INFORMATION!
 
2011-02-18 08:57:49 AM
I think I need to hit a few repulicans with curse of agony.
Or maybe a chaos bolt followed by some incinerate spam.
 
2011-02-18 09:07:39 AM
i can't tell if republicans are just stupid - idiocracy stupid - or if they're simply cynically pandering to their base with every political move.
 
2011-02-18 09:08:34 AM
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President George W. Bush speaks to the press after the signing of the 2008 Economic Report Monday Feb. 11, 2008, in the Oval Office. Joining President Bush are, from left, Chuck Blahous, Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy; Pierce Scranton, Chief of Staff, Council of Economic Advisors; Eddie Lazear, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors; Donald Marron, Senior Economic Advisor, Council of Economic Advisors; and Keith Hennessey, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

That, is a shot from the George Bush Archives.

You might note that these are all Advisors to the President. Where was the outrage for the huge number of Advisors only a few years ago?
 
2011-02-18 09:12:14 AM

FlashHarry: i can't tell if republicans are just stupid - idiocracy stupid - or if they're simply cynically pandering to their base with every political move.


A little from column A, a little from column B...
 
2011-02-18 09:20:25 AM

make me some tea: And "czar" is a stupid name for the positions. Who came up with that, Nixon?



Actually, I've long wanted to be the czar of something. I'm particularly fond of the title Drug Czar.
 
2011-02-18 09:20:37 AM

hubiestubert: You might note that these are all Advisors to the President. Where was the outrage for the huge number of Advisors only a few years ago?


If my photo manipulation skills went beyond roflbot.com, I'd give every one of those dudes those big furry Russian hats.
 
2011-02-18 09:22:24 AM

BillCo: UNC_Samurai: This isn't England, and the Republicans would be the one to have a shadow cabinet anyway.

It's fun to just make shiat up, isn't it?


It's fun to learn facts! (new window)
 
2011-02-18 09:29:33 AM

BillCo: UNC_Samurai: This isn't England, and the Republicans would be the one to have a shadow cabinet anyway.

It's fun to just make shiat up, isn't it?


Ask the Republicans pushing this nonsense. They seem to be having a ball.

At our expense.
 
2011-02-18 09:34:19 AM

hubiestubert: Where was the outrage for the huge number of Advisors only a few years ago?


I think that the Republicans were particularly nubianrdly with their outrage back then because the advisory positions simply weren't the black marks on the integrity of the office that they are today.
 
2011-02-18 09:35:15 AM
 
2011-02-18 09:35:54 AM

kronicfeld: nubianrdly


ha ha. filtwned!
 
2011-02-18 09:40:11 AM
Yet another day of Republicans working tirelessly to ensure that I couldn't possibly vote for or endorse a vote for any member of their party in any election on a local or national level... and I'm an independent. I'd say thank you for making my decisions in the voting booth easier, but I wanted MORE quality choices, not less.

I can't even find any humor in Republican actions and positions anymore. They're simply disgusting and seem bent on damaging our country as a whole. I don't even care what their excuses for their actions or positions are... if they have excuses, it is safe to assume that they are lies and more bullshiat because that is all I see from Republicans anymore.

For a group of people who profess so vehemently that they love their country, they sure as hell don't act like it. fark you Republicans... you have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt in my mind that you are incapable of sensible or reasonable governance and I sincerely hope that the Republican party is permanently disbanded.

And before any of you Republicans even bother to try and string together some bullshiat argument to throw in my direction, I am not pro-Democrat... I'm anti-Republican and you only have yourselves to blame.
 
2011-02-18 09:42:21 AM

JohnnyC:

I can't even find any humor in Republican actions and positions anymore.

.


I dunno, the comments on that article are pretty amusing.
 
2011-02-18 09:42:46 AM
For those interested, here's a list of "Czars" going back to FDR.

You might note that Bill Clinton had 8.

GW had 33.

President Obama has appointed 54. The issue isn't a "shadow government" but rather the focus that this President has given to some issues.

FTFA: The amendment would also prohibit funding for the director of the White House Office of Health Reform; the State Department's special envoy for climate change; the special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation at the Council on Environmental Quality; the senior adviser to the secretary of the treasury assigned to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry and senior counselor for manufacturing policy; the White House director of urban affairs; the special envoy to oversee the closure of Guantanamo Bay; the special master for TARP executive compensation at the Department of the Treasury; and the associate general counsel and chief diversity officer at the Federal Communications Commission.

AIDS Advisor, that's OK. Copyright, that's OK apparently. Drugs, been OK for years. What's interesting is that there the President has appointments for transparency issues, and that no one seems to be mentioning a position for faith based initiatives that he has continued from the previous Administration as well.

The President has appointed advisors on issues, to help him with large issues, and we have huge issues before us. The "shadow government" schtick comes down to wanting to limit the efficacy of the Administration on issues that threaten the current narrative.
 
2011-02-18 09:43:21 AM
Honest to God, I thought this was going to be satire when I clicked on the link.

The circle is complete. Our government is officially a parody of our government.
 
2011-02-18 09:44:15 AM

hubiestubert: The President has appointed advisors on issues, to help him with large issues, and we have huge issues before us. The "shadow government" schtick comes down to wanting to limit the efficacy of the Administration on issues that threaten the current narrative.


Duhhhh.

I've noticed the entire theme of the Right Wing's presence in government is "BREAK IT TEAR IT DOWN IF WE MAKE IT HARDER HE'LL LOOK BAD."
 
2011-02-18 09:44:27 AM
The GOP knows that before you can be truly effective at exploitation, you have to test the stupidity of your marks.
 
2011-02-18 09:46:35 AM
They do realize that Obama gets veto power over the budget, right?
 
2011-02-18 09:47:00 AM

bulldg4life: STOP HAVING ADVISORS! MAKE ALL DECISIONS YOURSELF AND WITH NO ADDED INFORMATION!


Also, don't spend a crap-load of money doing studies that you totally ignore. Like the Erskine Bowles debt reduction report.
 
2011-02-18 09:47:29 AM
Republicans want a decider-er not some schlub who gets input from others.
 
2011-02-18 09:47:58 AM

hubiestubert: You might note that these are all Advisors to the President. Where was the outrage for the huge number of Advisors only a few years ago?


To be fair, they're only defunding "czars" for positions they don't like. They're a-okay if they're funding czars for things like increasing oil drilling production or faith-based initiatives.

No, really:

"The amendment would also prohibit funding for the director of the White House Office of Health Reform; the State Department's special envoy for climate change; the special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation at the Council on Environmental Quality; the senior adviser to the secretary of the treasury assigned to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry and senior counselor for manufacturing policy; the White House director of urban affairs; the special envoy to oversee the closure of Guantanamo Bay; the special master for TARP executive compensation at the Department of the Treasury; and the associate general counsel and chief diversity officer at the Federal Communications Commission."
 
2011-02-18 09:48:16 AM

Cat Food Sandwiches: bulldg4life: STOP HAVING ADVISORS! MAKE ALL DECISIONS YOURSELF AND WITH NO ADDED INFORMATION!

Also, don't spend a crap-load of money doing studies that you totally ignore. Like the Erskine Bowles debt reduction report.


Did they change the meaning of "totally ignore" to include "only listening to part of it"?
 
2011-02-18 09:48:40 AM

hubiestubert: President George W. Bush speaks to the press after the signing of the 2008 Economic Report Monday Feb. 11, 2008, in the Oval Office. Joining President Bush are, from left, Chuck Blahous, Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy; Pierce Scranton, Chief of Staff, Council of Economic Advisors; Eddie Lazear, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors; Donald Marron, Senior Economic Advisor, Council of Economic Advisors; and Keith Hennessey, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

That, is a shot from the George Bush Archives.

You might note that these are all Advisors to the President. Where was the outrage for the huge number of Advisors only a few years ago?


Because back then the President wasn't a "Kenyan." (wink, wink)
 
2011-02-18 09:49:43 AM

The Trooper: I dunno, the comments on that article are pretty amusing.


Seemed like it was filled to the brim with people who have been lied to and believe the lies. I don't find anything amusing about that... in fact, it's pretty farking lame.
 
2011-02-18 09:50:10 AM

stoli n coke: hubiestubert: President George W. Bush speaks to the press after the signing of the 2008 Economic Report Monday Feb. 11, 2008, in the Oval Office. Joining President Bush are, from left, Chuck Blahous, Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy; Pierce Scranton, Chief of Staff, Council of Economic Advisors; Eddie Lazear, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors; Donald Marron, Senior Economic Advisor, Council of Economic Advisors; and Keith Hennessey, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

That, is a shot from the George Bush Archives.

You might note that these are all Advisors to the President. Where was the outrage for the huge number of Advisors only a few years ago?

Because back then the President wasn't a "Kenyan." (wink, wink)


Debt Reduction Commission headed by:

www.wearysloth.com
 
2011-02-18 09:51:46 AM

FlashHarry: BillCo: It's fun to just make shiat up, isn't it?

better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt. (new window)


Well, he has no choice to act like a fool. When you plan to deliberately act stupid to troll for attention like he does, you has to be vocal about it.

Can't get bites for his pathetic ego if he's silent.
 
2011-02-18 09:51:49 AM

ragekage: hubiestubert: You might note that these are all Advisors to the President. Where was the outrage for the huge number of Advisors only a few years ago?

To be fair, they're only defunding "czars" for positions they don't like. They're a-okay if they're funding czars for things like increasing oil drilling production or faith-based initiatives.

No, really:

"The amendment would also prohibit funding for the director of the White House Office of Health Reform; the State Department's special envoy for climate change; the special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation at the Council on Environmental Quality; the senior adviser to the secretary of the treasury assigned to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry and senior counselor for manufacturing policy; the White House director of urban affairs; the special envoy to oversee the closure of Guantanamo Bay; the special master for TARP executive compensation at the Department of the Treasury; and the associate general counsel and chief diversity officer at the Federal Communications Commission."


Pretty much what I noted earlier this morning.
 
2011-02-18 09:51:57 AM
I think if we look carefully, we will be able to pinpoint the moment at which Congress became a Fark thread.
 
2011-02-18 09:53:15 AM
Are they still giving cool names to the bills? Is this going to be the "F**k You Democrats, F**k You Right Up the Ass Act of 2011"? Or are they saving that name for something really big?
 
2011-02-18 09:53:34 AM

UNC_Samurai: BillCo: UNC_Samurai: This isn't England, and the Republicans would be the one to have a shadow cabinet anyway.

It's fun to just make shiat up, isn't it?

It's fun to learn facts! (new window)


Honestly it's just like Sarah Palin using "blood libel." Using a phrase you've heard of and like because it sounds scary without having any idea what it actually means.
 
2011-02-18 09:56:35 AM
Next up: Warlock Prevention Act and axing Unicorn subsidies

www.oyunlab.com

you need to watch out for rogue unicorns
 
2011-02-18 09:57:39 AM
Heh,
Obama should just flood the appointment process with nominees. Find people for all 489 of them and just sent all the nominations to the Senate on the same day.
 
2011-02-18 10:01:23 AM
so did they stop any spending?

i820.photobucket.com
 
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