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2012-03-28 03:33:01 PM  
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2012-03-28 03:38:17 PM  
There was a business tech supplier in Albuquerque that refused to hire anyone until Obama was out of office, but business picked up and he said he was a man of his word and wouldn't hire anyone. The staff he hadn't laid off before were working 60 hour weeks without overtime, so all quit. Some other businesses opened to compete, hired his old staff, and took off. He had to fold and file for bankruptcy. Guess who he blames?
 
2012-03-28 03:43:00 PM  
Wow... electing a bunch if inexperienced ignorant asshats is having unintended consequences?

How could anyone have possibly foreseen this?

It's not as if we had any recent experiences that could have alerted us to this danger.
 
2012-03-28 03:52:59 PM  

r1niceboy: There was a business tech supplier in Albuquerque that refused to hire anyone until Obama was out of office, but business picked up and he said he was a man of his word and wouldn't hire anyone. The staff he hadn't laid off before were working 60 hour weeks without overtime, so all quit. Some other businesses opened to compete, hired his old staff, and took off. He had to fold and file for bankruptcy. Guess who he blames?


Obama tricked him into doing that!
 
2012-03-28 04:14:29 PM  
You dumb farks get what you deserve. What the hell made you think Republicans are good for business?
 
2012-03-28 07:39:51 PM  

r1niceboy: There was a business tech supplier in Albuquerque that refused to hire anyone until Obama was out of office, but business picked up and he said he was a man of his word and wouldn't hire anyone. The staff he hadn't laid off before were working 60 hour weeks without overtime, so all quit. Some other businesses opened to compete, hired his old staff, and took off. He had to fold and file for bankruptcy. Guess who he blames?


Not that I don't believe you, but I would love to see an article on this so I can use the story the next time this sort of thing comes up.
 
2012-03-28 07:56:44 PM  
All good businessmen should know that unless there are fetuses, women's uteri, surprise marital buttsex involved, the GOP is not interested.
 
2012-03-28 08:05:58 PM  

timujin: r1niceboy: There was a business tech supplier in Albuquerque that refused to hire anyone until Obama was out of office, but business picked up and he said he was a man of his word and wouldn't hire anyone. The staff he hadn't laid off before were working 60 hour weeks without overtime, so all quit. Some other businesses opened to compete, hired his old staff, and took off. He had to fold and file for bankruptcy. Guess who he blames?

Not that I don't believe you, but I would love to see an article on this so I can use the story the next time this sort of thing comes up.


He was at a town hall deal with the local congressman, whose a democrat. He was mouthing off about socialism, the healthcare laws (apparently they added a quarter million to his overhead.), Mexicans not wanting to work for white people, and Obama, but was blaming the government for not helping him keep his business. I smelled a lot of BS in what he was saying, but he was with the chamber of commerce delegation, so I'm inclined to think the business failure happened. The guy was sweating logical fallacy. I didn't hang around, but he was arguing about the constitution with a hippy outside the venue when I left. He probably stalks the politics tab.

Regardless if his comments were true or not, this guy was the greatest gift to progressives that has ever lived. Trolls make a comment then run away and watch the carnage. This fella may be a schizophrenic troll, he practically argued with himself. It was, if nothing else, highly entertaining.

There were a couple of other businessmen saying similar things, rather loudly, about having to downsize because of Obama, but I've seen recruitment ads for one of them fairly regularly since things started improving.
 
2012-03-28 08:09:29 PM  

r1niceboy: timujin: r1niceboy: There was a business tech supplier in Albuquerque that refused to hire anyone until Obama was out of office, but business picked up and he said he was a man of his word and wouldn't hire anyone. The staff he hadn't laid off before were working 60 hour weeks without overtime, so all quit. Some other businesses opened to compete, hired his old staff, and took off. He had to fold and file for bankruptcy. Guess who he blames?

Not that I don't believe you, but I would love to see an article on this so I can use the story the next time this sort of thing comes up.

He was at a town hall deal with the local congressman, whose a democrat. He was mouthing off about socialism, the healthcare laws (apparently they added a quarter million to his overhead.), Mexicans not wanting to work for white people, and Obama, but was blaming the government for not helping him keep his business. I smelled a lot of BS in what he was saying, but he was with the chamber of commerce delegation, so I'm inclined to think the business failure happened. The guy was sweating logical fallacy. I didn't hang around, but he was arguing about the constitution with a hippy outside the venue when I left. He probably stalks the politics tab.

Regardless if his comments were true or not, this guy was the greatest gift to progressives that has ever lived. Trolls make a comment then run away and watch the carnage. This fella may be a schizophrenic troll, he practically argued with himself. It was, if nothing else, highly entertaining.

There were a couple of other businessmen saying similar things, rather loudly, about having to downsize because of Obama, but I've seen recruitment ads for one of them fairly regularly since things started improving.


ah, well, I don't think I'm going to go with the "a guy I know said he heard a guy" line, but it's not like there's not plenty of other stupid things going around.
 
2012-03-28 08:24:53 PM  

r1niceboy: There was a business tech supplier in Albuquerque that refused to hire anyone until Obama was out of office, but business picked up and he said he was a man of his word and wouldn't hire anyone. The staff he hadn't laid off before were working 60 hour weeks without overtime, so all quit. Some other businesses opened to compete, hired his old staff, and took off. He had to fold and file for bankruptcy. Guess who he blames?


So, what's his Fark handle?
 
2012-03-28 08:31:57 PM  
But just think of how you stuck it to the libs. Isn't that enough?
 
2012-03-28 08:33:51 PM  

timujin:

ah, well, I don't think I'm going to go with the "a guy I know said he heard a guy" line, but it's not like there's not plenty of other stupid things going around.


You're right about that. I think the interesting thing is not his story, but the disconnect between evidence and what is ingrained in his head. Even if it was bullshiat, the fallacy exists within the constructs of his imagination. That's all over the place. Now I kind of respect Obama for some things, but feel he's been a failure in others. I find it bizarre that people will create ideas of what he's done, or not done, and how it affects them, when nothing of the sort has happened. The gun owners stocking up on ammo is a good example of this, because Obama is about to take all their guns away. It doesn't matter that the only gun legislation within a mile of the floor was something a yellow dog democrat tried to submit to create a stir, but was promptly dismissed in committee.
 
2012-03-28 08:35:02 PM  

jso2897: r1niceboy: There was a business tech supplier in Albuquerque that refused to hire anyone until Obama was out of office, but business picked up and he said he was a man of his word and wouldn't hire anyone. The staff he hadn't laid off before were working 60 hour weeks without overtime, so all quit. Some other businesses opened to compete, hired his old staff, and took off. He had to fold and file for bankruptcy. Guess who he blames?

So, what's his Fark handle?


No idea, but he sounds like he's from Politicstabistan.
 
2012-03-28 08:39:07 PM  
The problem the business community is having with Republicans is they refuse to pass any bill based upon an idea Democrats agree with unless they can also include some sort of 'concession' that Democrats oppose.
 
2012-03-28 08:44:51 PM  

r1niceboy: Mexicans not wanting to work for white people


Haha, that's hilarious! That's why the moved to America. So they could biatch about working for white people.
 
2012-03-28 08:48:43 PM  

Lou Brown: The problem the business community is having with Republicans is they refuse to pass any bill based upon an idea Democrats agree with unless they can also include some sort of 'concession' that Democrats oppose.


That, and the Teabaggers are so amped up over cutting spending (now, suddenly) that they keep defunding or otherwise screwing over vital infrastructure projects. Not sure how any legislature can get any positive work done when a big chunk of their new, inexperienced membership also happens to be batshiat insane.

/It's like living inside a brilliant political satire...which is a lot less fun than reading it.
 
2012-03-28 08:57:19 PM  
Until I was laid off in '10, I was an engineer for a heavy construction company in New Jersey. Owners were big time Republicans, both them and their father when he ran the company. Pictures in their offices of them with both Bush's, etc.

After Christie won and proceeded to also cut back on infrastructure spending and screwed over a bunch of local construction firms to help out of state firms that gave to his election campaign, our company had to lay off a good 85% of the salaried staff.

While I hated being laid off and it was a "scary" time, it worked out very well for me. Moved to Texas to a much better, higher paying, and more stable job.
 
2012-03-28 09:01:46 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: r1niceboy: Mexicans not wanting to work for white people

Haha, that's hilarious! That's why the moved to America. So they could biatch about working for white people.


This guy was epic. I'd wanted to take him home and frame him, but apparently he was framed by the government already.
 
2012-03-28 09:14:03 PM  

GAT_00: You dumb farks get what you deserve. What the hell made you think Republicans are good for business?


Actually, everyone is getting what those dumb farks deserve.
 
2012-03-28 09:23:50 PM  
What made these idiots think that the free market was good for (a particular) business?
 
2012-03-28 09:25:46 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Wow... electing a bunch if inexperienced ignorant asshats is having unintended consequences?


Just what I expected to see happen when "term limits" happen. Experienced asshats replaced by dimwitted, obnoxious, inexperienced asshats.
 
2012-03-28 09:28:02 PM  

r1niceboy: There was a business tech supplier in Albuquerque that refused to hire anyone until Obama was out of office, but business picked up and he said he was a man of his word and wouldn't hire anyone. The staff he hadn't laid off before were working 60 hour weeks without overtime, so all quit. Some other businesses opened to compete, hired his old staff, and took off. He had to fold and file for bankruptcy. Guess who he blames?


[Citation Needed], only because I want to read more about it and giggle.
 
2012-03-28 09:42:16 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Until I was laid off in '10, I was an engineer for a heavy construction company in New Jersey. Owners were big time Republicans, both them and their father when he ran the company. Pictures in their offices of them with both Bush's, etc.

After Christie won and proceeded to also cut back on infrastructure spending and screwed over a bunch of local construction firms to help out of state firms that gave to his election campaign, our company had to lay off a good 85% of the salaried staff.

While I hated being laid off and it was a "scary" time, it worked out very well for me. Moved to Texas to a much better, higher paying, and more stable job.


But you're living in Texas.
 
2012-03-28 09:49:17 PM  

TV's Vinnie: But you're living in Texas.


Living in Katy, sw suburb of Houston. Very nice area. Freaking awesome Mediterranean and middle eastern food all over the place. Turks and Persians make f'ing awesome lamb dishes.
 
2012-03-28 09:50:44 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: TV's Vinnie: But you're living in Texas.

Living in Katy, sw suburb of Houston. Very nice area. Freaking awesome Mediterranean and middle eastern food all over the place. Turks and Persians make f'ing awesome lamb dishes.


And plus? I'm OUT OF NEW JERSEY, fark YEAH.
 
2012-03-28 10:02:19 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: r1niceboy: Mexicans not wanting to work for white people

Haha, that's hilarious! That's why the moved to America. So they could biatch about working for white people.


It's true. That's why all the rich white people have white maids and lawn people, they just can't find any Mexicans willing clean their houses or mow their lawns.
 
2012-03-28 10:22:45 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Satanic_Hamster: TV's Vinnie: But you're living in Texas.

Living in Katy, sw suburb of Houston. Very nice area. Freaking awesome Mediterranean and middle eastern food all over the place. Turks and Persians make f'ing awesome lamb dishes.

And plus? I'm OUT OF NEW JERSEY, fark YEAH.


That's like moving from "Mad Max" to "The Road".
 
2012-03-28 10:27:24 PM  
Are we absolutely sure that freshman class of Congresscritters aren't the Manchurian candidates?
 
2012-03-28 10:29:38 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Satanic_Hamster: Satanic_Hamster: TV's Vinnie: But you're living in Texas.

Living in Katy, sw suburb of Houston. Very nice area. Freaking awesome Mediterranean and middle eastern food all over the place. Turks and Persians make f'ing awesome lamb dishes.

And plus? I'm OUT OF NEW JERSEY, fark YEAH.

That's like moving from "Mad Max" to "The Road".


More like "The Road" to "Jesus Camp."
 
2012-03-28 10:56:50 PM  

there their theyre: TV's Vinnie: Satanic_Hamster: Satanic_Hamster: TV's Vinnie: But you're living in Texas.

Living in Katy, sw suburb of Houston. Very nice area. Freaking awesome Mediterranean and middle eastern food all over the place. Turks and Persians make f'ing awesome lamb dishes.

And plus? I'm OUT OF NEW JERSEY, fark YEAH.

That's like moving from "Mad Max" to "The Road".

More like "The Road" to "Jesus Camp."


Eh. Occasional birther vs. guidos.
 
2012-03-28 11:35:45 PM  

GAT_00: You dumb farks get what you deserve. What the hell made you think Republicans are good for business?


apparently tax cuts for the rich means businesses do good.
 
2012-03-29 12:53:21 AM  
I just love how the Club for Growth douchebag says "free market doesn't always mean pro-business".

What a disingenous twat. I hope his cultists choke on that tasty Randian cock.
 
2012-03-29 02:54:22 AM  
So does this mean that republicans arent as easy to purchase as democrats?
 
2012-03-29 03:10:01 AM  
My political wet dream is for a big bus full of Teabaggers to plunge 80 feet into the frigid water because the local Tea-publican Party worked so hard to bring out the "no" vote in a referendum that would have funded replacement of the THE AGING, INADEQUATE BRIDGE.
 
2012-03-29 04:19:02 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: My political wet dream is for a big bus full of Teabaggers to plunge 80 feet into the frigid water because the local Tea-publican Party worked so hard to bring out the "no" vote in a referendum that would have funded replacement of the THE AGING, INADEQUATE BRIDGE.


Would injuries incurred as a result of the crash be considered pre-existing conditions for future insurance consideration, thus resulting in total denial of coverage?

/answer, yes
 
2012-03-29 06:01:00 AM  
Never go full R-etard
 
2012-03-29 12:14:02 PM  

TV's Vinnie: But you're living in Texas.


But he WAS living in New Jersey.
 
2012-03-29 12:50:37 PM  

poot_rootbeer: TV's Vinnie: But you're living in Texas.

But he WAS living in New Jersey.


If I owned both Texas and Hell, I'd rent out Texas and live in Hell.
 
2012-03-29 01:11:12 PM  
I've said it before and I'll say it again: conservatism just does not work. You know what else doesn't work? Free markets without government regulation to limit the damage of externalities (environmental damage, harm to other markets, to workers, to consumers, to good governance, etc.).

A few other points I am repeating:

A recession is no time to cut government spending, especially if it is a recession where business and consumers are no longer spending, jobs are no longer being created, and growth is close to nil, but inflation is either too high or close to nil, risking deflationary price spirals. (Neo-Keynsian economics).

Externalities are mostly bad and they are inherent in truly free markets as well as badly regulated markets. We must have governance, we must have good governance, we must correct the failings of the market before the market fails.

Marx was right about over-production being the greatest internal threat to free market capitalism. Without some regulation, over-production is inevitable because demand and supply, even in a perfectly functioning market, tends to drive marginal profits to zero and can even drive total profits down to unsustainable levels.

Republicans, conservatives, and right wing libertarians are all ideologues who have swallowed so much of their own BS that they can no longer recognize a fact when one kicks them in the teeth.

Although I am opposed to unnecessary subsidies to corporations and other businesses and believe a well-regulated free market is the best we can do in most economic situations, this dogmatic cut and cut thinking of conservatives illustrates that there are some very important exceptions to their belief that the government is best that does absolutely nothing and let's private enterprise get on with the job.

There are a lot of jobs that private enterprise can not or will not get on with unless they are assisted by government, non-profits or charity.

A lot of these jobs need doing. They benefit society and individuals far beyond their cost in regulation and money.

This is precisely the worst time for a conservative President or a conservative Congress. Congress has ham-strung itself and Obama remains the best bet of not letting conservatism run amuck and destroy the economy, the political system, and the world on which US prosperity and justice depends.

Sometimes the Government is the banker of first resort as well as last resort. This is beneficial to commerce, trade and production. It may be bad, of course, for pollution (including greenhouse gas emissions). But I don't think we should gloat over businesses being screwed when we are being screwed with them. They do make jobs (especially small and medium-sized business--big business tends to consume jobs the way Moloch consumed children and then lambs and then children again). They do provide needed goods and services. You can't escape from oil or money in this world, but you can do good and do well at the same time instead of being ruthless sociopathic grabbing hands.
 
2012-03-29 01:50:55 PM  

r1niceboy: There was a business tech supplier in Albuquerque that refused to hire anyone until Obama was out of office, but business picked up and he said he was a man of his word and wouldn't hire anyone. The staff he hadn't laid off before were working 60 hour weeks without overtime, so all quit. Some other businesses opened to compete, hired his old staff, and took off. He had to fold and file for bankruptcy. Guess who he blames?


And it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. XD
 
2012-03-29 10:06:36 PM  
Most accurate headline that has ever existed in the history of headlines.
 
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