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2012-11-02 11:59:53 PM
Hmm, guess I should have read more of the thread.
 
2012-11-03 12:06:58 AM

DarwiOdrade: RedPhoenix122: doyner: Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.


I prefer this:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The United States does not negotiate with terrorists.


/At least, not the America I was raised in...
//Normally I'd argue whether that was good or bad, but fark it, this time there ain't no argument. Not against fascism. I don't care if it's Nazis using it or fluffy bunnies, the consequences are too bad to contemplate.
 
2012-11-03 12:13:35 AM
The economy's hosed no matter who gets elected. Anybody who says that we can avoid total meltdown is an idiot.
 
2012-11-03 12:14:45 AM

AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP

The US government is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

FTFY
 
2012-11-03 12:16:17 AM

shotglasss: MithrandirBooga: shotglasss: Obama's deficits average $1,500,000,000,000 per year. The economy has already been imploded.

Obama has lowered Bush's 1.5 trillion deficit by 8%.

Educate thyself, ignoramus.

2002 $157.8 Billion Deficit $201.02 Billion Deficit

2003 $377.6 Billion Deficit $470.82 Billion Deficit

2004 $413 Billion Deficit $501.21 Billion Deficit R R R

2005 $318 Billion Deficit $373.24 Billion Deficit R R R

2006 $248 Billion Deficit $282.14 Billion Deficit R R R

2007 $161 Billion Deficit $178.1 Billion Deficit

2008 $459 Billion Deficit $488.82 Billion Deficit

2009 $1413 Billion Deficit $1509.62 Billion Deficit

2010 $1294 Billion Deficit $1360.67 Billion Deficit

2011 $1299 Billion Deficit $1324.16 Billion Deficit

2012 $1100 Billion Deficit $1100 Billion Deficit


I think you missed the part about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan being off the previous Presidents books. And maybe ignored the 313B/409B drop in your numbers over the course of the current presidency and aren't real clear on deficit v. debt. But do keep posting.
 
2012-11-03 12:16:50 AM
BTW... in the long run, increasing the debt is the absolute worst thing they could do for the economy. It does nothing except push the problem into the future, and guarantee that the crash will be worse when it does come. So, this is one of the only good things that could result from an Obama win.
 
2012-11-03 12:18:51 AM
Whatever the fark happened in the political world has caused the odds on the Democratic Party to shoot back up to -400 (or risk 4 to win 1), Vegas has never gotten this incorrect. Sorry Republican fans; don't shoot the messenger.
 
2012-11-03 12:19:43 AM

DrPainMD: BTW... in the long run, increasing the debt is the absolute worst thing they could do for the economy. It does nothing except push the problem into the future, and guarantee that the crash will be worse when it does come. So, this is one of the only good things that could result from an Obama win.


Thanks for your time. We'll get back to you soon.
 
2012-11-03 12:21:16 AM

DrPainMD: BTW... in the long run, increasing the debt is the absolute worst thing they could do for the economy. It does nothing except push the problem into the future, and guarantee that the crash will be worse when it does come. So, this is one of the only good things that could result from an Obama win.


You got a D- in history didn't you.
 
2012-11-03 12:21:37 AM

DrPainMD: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP The US government the heath death o the universeis the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

FTFY


farking pansies.
 
2012-11-03 12:28:21 AM
President Obama: weak on Republicans, wrong for our nation's future.
 
2012-11-03 12:35:12 AM

sno man: DrPainMD: BTW... in the long run, increasing the debt is the absolute worst thing they could do for the economy. It does nothing except push the problem into the future, and guarantee that the crash will be worse when it does come. So, this is one of the only good things that could result from an Obama win.

You got a D- in history didn't you.


No. I got As in history. And in economics. So, tell me why, in 1965, Charles de Gaulle pulled all the French gold out of the FED's New York vault and had it returned to France.
 
2012-11-03 12:35:43 AM
www.iandrinstitute.org

Ohio is in the bag for Romney. From the crooked governor to the rigged voting machines to the purged voter rolls, its done.

And as goes Ohio goes the entire election. 

Book it. Its over.
 
2012-11-03 12:37:41 AM
What does he mean by "will"?
 
2012-11-03 12:38:02 AM

Curse of the Goth Kids: President Obama: weak on Republicans, wrong for our nation's future.


Obama: Weak on wrong Republicans! Future: President for our Nation!
 
2012-11-03 12:39:44 AM

GAT_00: Well, at least he's being honest that the GOP is utterly evil.


THIS. Exactly. Thank you.
 
2012-11-03 12:40:41 AM

Ludovico_D_Technique_Esq: And as goes Ohio goes the entire election.


I take it you haven't played with the election map.
 
2012-11-03 12:41:54 AM

Blowmonkey: Curse of the Goth Kids: President Obama: weak on Republicans, wrong for our nation's future.

Obama: Weak on wrong Republicans! Future: President for our Nation!


Shoes for industry! Shoes for the dead!
 
2012-11-03 12:43:28 AM

Ludovico_D_Technique_Esq: Ohio is in the bag for Romney. From the crooked governor to the rigged voting machines to the purged voter rolls, its done.


Favorited: Another Farker Going Into Hiding After November 6th
 
2012-11-03 12:43:47 AM
I saw the Fark headline, and was like, "Oh, another headline troll. Meh, let's see what he-- oh. Oh. He really said that. Is it because he has balls of steel, or because he's actually that stupid?"
 
2012-11-03 12:48:47 AM

DrPainMD: sno man: DrPainMD: BTW... in the long run, increasing the debt is the absolute worst thing they could do for the economy. It does nothing except push the problem into the future, and guarantee that the crash will be worse when it does come. So, this is one of the only good things that could result from an Obama win.

You got a D- in history didn't you.

No. I got As in history. And in economics. So, tell me why, in 1965, Charles de Gaulle pulled all the French gold out of the FED's New York vault and had it returned to France.


ah... home schooled then, and just 2 hours ago too.
 
2012-11-03 12:49:50 AM

AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.


/has this been repeated yet?
 
2012-11-03 12:50:47 AM
Hrm. Anyone else seriously think Ohio's already gone? Not trolling or looking for troll ammunition - i'm sort of looking at Ohio as our 'new' Florida, myself....
 
2012-11-03 12:56:05 AM

DrPainMD: sno man: DrPainMD: BTW... in the long run, increasing the debt is the absolute worst thing they could do for the economy. It does nothing except push the problem into the future, and guarantee that the crash will be worse when it does come. So, this is one of the only good things that could result from an Obama win.

You got a D- in history didn't you.

No. I got As in history. And in economics. So, tell me why, in 1965, Charles de Gaulle pulled all the French gold out of the FED's New York vault and had it returned to France.


Because the US economy imploded shortly thereafter and never recovered.

Right?
 
2012-11-03 12:57:37 AM

jasimo: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Romney was the first governor in modern Massachusetts history to deny every request for a pardon or commutation during his four years in office. He denied 100 requests for commutations and 172 requests for pardons, including the request from a soldier serving in Iraq to be pardoned for a conviction at age 13 involving a BB gun.

He left office with a 34% approval rating.

Wow.

I'm still wondering why Obama didn't hammer him on that.

"You had a 34% approval rating when you left office!! People have SEEN you govern before... and they don't like it!!!




It's very frustrating. He's on the right side of history, and it's unfortunate that he's under siege by the the most concentrated degenerate, white-trash demographic America has seen since drooling inbreeds were spitting and swearing at black children trying to go to school, but he really is a terrible politician.
 
2012-11-03 01:01:32 AM

NkThrasher: What's sad is that may be the best objective reason to vote for him. There might be slightly less sabotaging of the legislative process.


No. The alternatives are not "Republicans will send sane and rational legislation to Romney to sign" vs "Republicans will not send sane and rational legislation to Obama to sign."

The real alternatives are "Romney will sign every crazy-ass piece of Tea Party legislation that makes it to his desk" vs "Obama will veto crazy-ass Tea Party legislation that makes it to his desk."

If you think that eating dog turd pudding is better than eating nothing, vote Romney. I guess.
 
2012-11-03 01:19:11 AM

neritz: Bontesla: Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

 
2012-11-03 01:26:27 AM

Znuh: Hrm. Anyone else seriously think Ohio's already gone? Not trolling or looking for troll ammunition - i'm sort of looking at Ohio as our 'new' Florida, myself....


Sheeeit. Skyline went south first.
 
2012-11-03 01:29:14 AM

doctor wu: but he really is a terrible politician.


I dunno, in a weeks time he will become a two term POTUS. He has a signature national health scheme universally named after him.. and he has a LOT of scope to do a lot lot more. Not sure you get that while being a terrible politician.
 
2012-11-03 01:41:14 AM

DrPainMD: sno man: DrPainMD: BTW... in the long run, increasing the debt is the absolute worst thing they could do for the economy. It does nothing except push the problem into the future, and guarantee that the crash will be worse when it does come. So, this is one of the only good things that could result from an Obama win.

You got a D- in history didn't you.

No. I got As in history. And in economics. So, tell me why, in 1965, Charles de Gaulle pulled all the French gold out of the FED's New York vault and had it returned to France.


....If you can tell me why at this juncture it makes one goddamn difference.
 
2012-11-03 01:52:19 AM

gaspode: doctor wu: but he really is a terrible politician.

I dunno, in a weeks time he will become a two term POTUS. He has a signature national health scheme universally named after him.. and he has a LOT of scope to do a lot lot more. Not sure you get that while being a terrible politician.


too nice. at the first debate instead of looking down and fumbling with his notes I think he would have done himself some good to look over at smirking smirker and simply said "No, governor. That is not true and you know it. Why don't you tell people the truth for a change?"
 
2012-11-03 01:54:35 AM
He said that, like Obama, "I promise change, but I have a record of achieving it."

Yes, Mitt, but this is no time to be talking about your policy stances!
 
2012-11-03 01:56:13 AM

Gyrfalcon: DrPainMD: sno man: DrPainMD: BTW... in the long run, increasing the debt is the absolute worst thing they could do for the economy. It does nothing except push the problem into the future, and guarantee that the crash will be worse when it does come. So, this is one of the only good things that could result from an Obama win.

You got a D- in history didn't you.

No. I got As in history. And in economics. So, tell me why, in 1965, Charles de Gaulle pulled all the French gold out of the FED's New York vault and had it returned to France.

....If you can tell me why at this juncture it makes one goddamn difference.


Because when countries were going off the gold standard and farking around with currencies...hey look a democrat was president then and somehow democrats are bad for the economy. All the successful democrat economies and massive republican failures are just statistical outliers and flukes.
 
2012-11-03 02:05:26 AM

pacified: YoungSwedishBlonde: shotglasss:

2009 $1413 Billion Deficit $1509.62 Billion Deficit

2012 $1100 Billion Deficit $1100 Billion Deficit

So the deficit is down 400 billion a year since Bush? Not too shabby while saving the auto industry and getting us back on track.

i also wonder if that factors in Bush's constant "EMERGENCY SPENDING DERP" that wasn't on budget to pay for his wars.


While heading in a good stream of thought, you aren't stating that correctly. W and the Neocons saw an opportunity to go to war against a Middleeast country via 9-11. They'd ask that this war wouldn't be accounted for on the current books because of how scary this country was. They'd build a US owned and operated pipeline through this country and people would be happy about lower gas costs. Lower gas costs then would increase American production. Well the war dragged on and the pipeline never materialized. So boom, the cost of the war beginning in 2002 came due when W left.

It's not like it was an oversight that it didn't have a line item on the budget, the Neocons begged that it wasn't on the budget.
 
2012-11-03 02:09:28 AM
And I want to point out that I only mentioned above that the effect turned out to be a failure regarding the war in Iraq. But the lies that W sold the country were even a bigger blight on us. We were hoodwinked into that war, plain and simple.
What happened to the term "neocon" anyway? The GOP isn't using it anymore... Weird. Is that because it was espoused by a bunch of sociopaths?
 
2012-11-03 02:12:56 AM
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2012-11-03 02:21:38 AM

TheBigJerk: Because when countries were going off the gold standard and farking around with currencies...


Actually that had more to do with de Gualle being a jackass and fanatical French nationalist than anything else. He was pissed the USD was the anchor (and global reserve) currency under Bretton Woods, as he felt it diminished French sovereignty, and pulled French gold as an economic attack against Bretton Woods and the USD.

De Gualle favored the gold standard, particularly that of the pre-war years when each sovereign state held its own reserves and backed its own currency.
 
2012-11-03 02:31:35 AM

thomps: vpb: thomps: RedPhoenix122: doyner: Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

you guys realize that all you are doing is sounding like some sort of hyperbolic hive-mind. and also you're probably signing yourselves up for some soon-to-be created republican gulag.

Nothing hyperbolic about it. Demagoguery is one of the traditional weaknesses of a democratic system.

and today's demagoguery, specifically that of one party, is the greatest threat that the united states has ever faced? that's a bold claim considering our sh*tbag history.


Oh, obviously it's just hyperbole and outgassing. If any of these people truly believed that 'Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced', they obviously would be doing something more than snarking on the Internet about it. Otherwise, it would be like a US citizen knowing the US was going to be invaded and not doing anything but make jokes about it.. It would be treason. Do you sincerely think that AdolfOliverPanties et. al. are traitors??
 
2012-11-03 02:45:20 AM

TheOther: Do you sincerely think that AdolfOliverPanties et. al. are traitors??


There are all kinds of traitors in history. While the Confederate leadership were truly traitors against the United States, most of the Confederate army was not. They were wrong, but they ultimately fought to protect their state and their property. The current Republican leadership have demonstrated that they will burn the place to the ground in order to win - essentially, they would rather rule in Hell than serve in Heaven. Now the Republican voters support this leadership in many ways. Most of them are still thinking about Reagan. Many are all about unborn babies. Far too many of them don't like the Sheriff to be Near. But mostly they despise the Left because they have chosen their side, so the opposition is always wrong. All that means is that they are stupid. The folks in the middle can see the stupidity on both sides. Republicans have not become traitors themselves, but they are enabling those that would do great harm to this country - solely for the purpose of winning.

I am also afraid that this is setting a precedent. From now on will the party out of power deliberately sabotage the ruling government in order to score points? If so, we don't need to question our form of government - we need to question what kind of people live here.
 
2012-11-03 02:45:59 AM

TheOther:
Otherwise, it would be like a US citizen knowing the US was going to be invaded and not doing anything but make jokes about it.. It would be treason. Do you sincerely think that AdolfOliverPanties et. al. are traitors??


Help me out and post Link I cant post screenshots on my wife's apple
 
2012-11-03 03:24:39 AM

DrPainMD: The economy's hosed no matter who gets elected. Anybody who says that we can avoid total meltdown is an idiot.


We can avoid a meltdown.
 
2012-11-03 03:50:34 AM
sh*tglasss: Obama's deficits average $1,500,000,000,000 per year. The economy has already been imploded.

i.imgur.com

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2012-11-03 03:51:37 AM

sonnyboy11: DrPainMD: The economy's hosed no matter who gets elected. Anybody who says that we can avoid total meltdown is an idiot.

We can avoid a meltdown.


Yes we can.
We need to understand that microwaves only cost $50 because 11 year olds work an assembly line. Same with our iPads. Anyone remember when those Apple IIs cost about $2,500? And that was when your dad only made 18K/year. Maybe your mom worked part-time at the school to add another 8K.
These cheap electronics costs (manufactured by slave labor) must be understood. I'm singling out electronics because that is what we all get greedy about these days.
We need to pay more for these luxuries, we've become spoiled.
 
2012-11-03 03:59:17 AM

hugram: Jubeebee: DarwiOdrade: RedPhoenix122: doyner: Vodka Zombie: Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: Today's GOP is the greatest threat the United States has ever faced.

Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: WI241TH: RedPhoenix122: Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: Nadie_AZ: RedPhoenix122: dickfreckle: Remember when politicians routinely compromised to get things done? Is "obstruction as a device to make the president look bad" now an official part of their stated platform? What sort of collassal douchenozzle must you be to actively harm the country in order to score political points?

John Boehner?

Grover Norquist?

Mitch McConnell?

Karl Rove?

Sarah Palin?

Eric Cantor?

Michele Bachmann?

Newt Gingrich?

Steve King?

The entire GOP?


img.myconfinedspace.com
 
2012-11-03 04:01:17 AM

sonnyboy11: DrPainMD: The economy's hosed no matter who gets elected. Anybody who says that we can avoid total meltdown is an idiot.

We can avoid a meltdown.


Go on...
 
2012-11-03 04:02:50 AM

tuna fingers: sonnyboy11: DrPainMD: The economy's hosed no matter who gets elected. Anybody who says that we can avoid total meltdown is an idiot.

We can avoid a meltdown.

Yes we can.
We need to understand that microwaves only cost $50 because 11 year olds work an assembly line. Same with our iPads. Anyone remember when those Apple IIs cost about $2,500? And that was when your dad only made 18K/year. Maybe your mom worked part-time at the school to add another 8K.
These cheap electronics costs (manufactured by slave labor) must be understood. I'm singling out electronics because that is what we all get greedy about these days.
We need to pay more for these luxuries, we've become spoiled.


And, once we're all paying more for everything, we'll be doing great?
 
2012-11-03 04:09:00 AM

shotglasss: clkeagle: shotglasss: Obama's deficits average $1,500,000,000,000 per year. The economy has already been imploded.

I read this in his voice. It was much more palatable.

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You sound tired. So tired.


Its amusing when I see you copying the line I tossed at you and your ilk for weeks, it just goes to show you have no original material.
 
2012-11-03 04:37:24 AM

tuna fingers: sonnyboy11: DrPainMD: The economy's hosed no matter who gets elected. Anybody who says that we can avoid total meltdown is an idiot.

We can avoid a meltdown.

Yes we can.
We need to understand that microwaves only cost $50 because 11 year olds work an assembly line. Same with our iPads. Anyone remember when those Apple IIs cost about $2,500? And that was when your dad only made 18K/year. Maybe your mom worked part-time at the school to add another 8K.
These cheap electronics costs (manufactured by slave labor) must be understood. I'm singling out electronics because that is what we all get greedy about these days.
We need to pay more for these luxuries, we've become spoiled.


Not snarking, genuinely curious. How will making sure that factory workers in Asia are paid a decent wage help the US economy?  Morally, it is a worthy goal but how will it help economically?

Unless the argument is that if those workers are paid better, the manufacturing base will return to the US?
 
2012-11-03 05:04:07 AM

Mayhem_2006: Not snarking, genuinely curious. How will making sure that factory workers in Asia are paid a decent wage help the US economy? Morally, it is a worthy goal but how will it help economically?

Unless the argument is that if those workers are paid better, the manufacturing base will return to the US?


Well, that's part of it. The reason the US has a hard time competing is that the very low cost of living in other countries, as measured in dollars, makes their wages far lower than what you could live on in the US. When someone can live on a salary that exchanges at USD$1.00 a day, it's hard for US labor to compete.

Of course, in the particular case of China, their government is accused (rather credibly, I think) of deliberately devaluing the yuan in order to maintain that trade advantage. So it isn't just a matter of them being intrinsically poorer, though that's also true.
 
2012-11-03 05:15:00 AM

tuna fingers: sonnyboy11: DrPainMD: The economy's hosed no matter who gets elected. Anybody who says that we can avoid total meltdown is an idiot.

We can avoid a meltdown.

Yes we can.
We need to understand that microwaves only cost $50 because 11 year olds work an assembly line. Same with our iPads. Anyone remember when those Apple IIs cost about $2,500? And that was when your dad only made 18K/year. Maybe your mom worked part-time at the school to add another 8K.
These cheap electronics costs (manufactured by slave labor) must be understood. I'm singling out electronics because that is what we all get greedy about these days.
We need to pay more for these luxuries, we've become spoiled.


It's a big can of worms you want to open. Electronics prices have dropped due to competition and market demand. Manufactures overestimated the market in some areas and saturated it. So I can now buy a nice 60" 1080p LED TV for about $1k. Some brands (ex: iPhone) are still commanding high prices. But it's not like it was 10 years ago.

I don't disagree with at least the basis of your assertion. But I am also a big proponent of technology and the revolution it has brought with it... and will bring in the future. We can still have this level of advancement and get off our asses at the same time to create jobs at home.
 
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