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(The American Spectator)   You know what would be a fun October surprise? A congressional investigation of the Bureau of Labor Statistics   (spectator.org) divider line 26
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2012-10-10 04:05:27 PM
9 votes:

BSABSVR: I'm worried about the suburban riots if Obama wins period.


haha. Suburbanites rioting.

What're they gonna do? Mope in the Best Buy parking lot?
2012-10-10 04:13:52 PM
4 votes:

Aarontology: BSABSVR: I'm worried about the suburban riots if Obama wins period.

haha. Suburbanites rioting.

What're they gonna do? Mope in the Best Buy parking lot?


They're going to mass in the Panera parking lot and use the free WiFi to write lengthy screeds on their blogs.
2012-10-10 02:46:38 PM
4 votes:
You know what would be more fun?

Everyone with an IQ over 70 pointing and laughing at the retards doing the "investigation."
2012-10-10 06:51:56 PM
2 votes:
i187.photobucket.com
2012-10-10 04:36:08 PM
2 votes:

Aarontology: BSABSVR: I'm worried about the suburban riots if Obama wins period.

haha. Suburbanites rioting.

What're they gonna do? Mope in the Best Buy parking lot?


Throw rubber garbage cans at the front window of a Pottery Barn.
2012-10-11 12:11:16 PM
1 votes:

MeinRS6: I already posted a link that described in detail how this number was different than the previous months - and any other moth in recorded BLS history.


The four examples of unemployment reduction in a slow growth economy show no pattern. Using your quoted source, the ration of net new payrolls to household employment are:

May 2010 - 15.18
Dec 2010 - 0.42
Jan 2011 - 1.00
Sep 2012 - 0.13

LFP rate fell during 1, 2 and 4 (as it has consistently for over 20 years) and rose only for 3. Tea leaves and baked turtle shells generate more consistent patterns.
2012-10-10 11:21:29 PM
1 votes:

GWSuperfan: That was my first thought too. (Issa is my Rep.)


Yeah, well my rep is Todd Akin, so suck it.
2012-10-10 08:53:26 PM
1 votes:
You know how for the last 30 years, the republican party has been pushing a solution for torte reform where claimants to suits that are deemed "frivolous" must pay all the court costs?

Howsabout they put their money where there mouth is and put up some of those superpac billions for each of Darrell Issa's fishing expeditions that turn up NOTHING.
2012-10-10 07:48:54 PM
1 votes:

bv2112: I work at BLS (but not with the Current Employment Statistics program), and the apolitical environment there has always been very pleasing to me. Hell, we don't even have a politically-appointed commissioner right now. Investigate away.


Yeah but does your cafeteria still serve Freedom Fries?

Nope, didn't think so, you liberal commie! This obviously means that the BLS is in the tank for Fartbamas.
2012-10-10 07:43:34 PM
1 votes:

cloud_van_dame: Darrell Issa, right?

/did not look at article
//Issa is the reincarnation of a Jesuit from the Spanish Inquisition


He's unexpected?
2012-10-10 07:41:26 PM
1 votes:
YOU LOST ME
AT LIMBAUGH
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2012-10-10 07:30:36 PM
1 votes:

GleeUnit: DO IT.


i1.kym-cdn.com
2012-10-10 07:28:18 PM
1 votes:
Just Asking Questions
I am not alleging fraud or manipulation by the career bureaucrats at the BLS



Just Blindly Mashing Random Keys On My Keyboard
I'm not calling the author of TFA a frothing retard who enjoys blowing llamas
2012-10-10 07:05:55 PM
1 votes:

MeinRS6: How do we know the revisions to these numbers are coming after the election? - Link

And when they are revised, the BLS will sound just like the Obama Admin does today on Libya. "We didn't lie. We were reporting on the information that we had." Except that's not really true in the case of Libya or in the case of the BLS, as numbers from the past indicate that a serious adjustment will need to be made.


I'm looking forward to 4 more years of you sounding "concerned". See you in November, Chad.
2012-10-10 06:53:20 PM
1 votes:
The calculations for the unemployment have all sorts of defects, but at least it's an honest metric.
This move reminds me of when the Texas legislature voted to round off Pi to 3.
2012-10-10 06:52:46 PM
1 votes:
How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

I don't know, but I'm sure you're going to show us.
2012-10-10 06:47:25 PM
1 votes:
Paragraph after paragraph of butthurt.
2012-10-10 06:25:26 PM
1 votes:
I want answers!

I've been working on my truth handling abilities!
2012-10-10 05:44:28 PM
1 votes:
How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

Um....
2012-10-10 05:06:55 PM
1 votes:

gilgigamesh: MeinRS6: mrshowrules: It is the official unemployment number.

It's a pantload of truthiness is what it is.

So you are suggesting - and please feel free to correct me if I am wrong -- that the Obama administration somehow infiltrated the BLS and fixed these statistics? Is that what you are claiming?

If so, please elaborate. I can't wait to hear how this was accomplished.


I have here in my hand a list of 205-a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Democratic Party and who nevertheless are still working and compiling reports at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Our investigation has resulted in a moral uprising and will end only when the whole sorry mess of twisted, warped thinkers are swept from the national scene so that we may have a new birth of honesty and decency in government.
2012-10-10 04:34:03 PM
1 votes:

Vodka Zombie: You know what would be more fun?

Everyone with an IQ over 70 pointing and laughing at the retards doing the "investigation."


Maybe they should recruit Arpaio and his crack team of investigators to head this thing up.
2012-10-10 04:33:11 PM
1 votes:

mrshowrules: If facts are your enemy than you live a said and scary existence.


Facts/schmacts! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true.
2012-10-10 03:47:37 PM
1 votes:
I am not alleging the incompetence or ignorance of Peter Ferrara, who I see is a former GOP functionary, but given the pure idiocy of his columns, I just think it is time to ask him some pointed questions, in a proctored exam setting, about basic economics.
2012-10-10 03:26:12 PM
1 votes:
unemployment 8.1%: OBAMA IS A TERRIBLE PRESIDENT BECAUSE THE NONPARTISAN BLS SAYS SO
unemployment 7.8%: THE BLS IS COOKING THE BOOKS FOR OBAMA

this is what republicans actually believe
2012-10-10 03:06:09 PM
1 votes:
Funny how the House sat on its hands all summer and now they decide to go all investigaty. I wonder why now all of a sudden? Must just be a coincidence.
2012-10-10 02:42:17 PM
1 votes:
Yeah, since Whitewater turned out so well.....
 
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