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(NewsBusters)   Wait... You mean Obama has been fudging the numbers and changing the definition of what poverty is to help his agenda? And then bragging how stupid the MSM was when they fell for it? Nah..No story here, move along   (newsbusters.org) divider line 55
    More: Obvious, jokes, political agenda, Mickey Kaus, Robert Rector, bait and switches, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, poverty  
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2012-11-29 10:17:25 AM
Dear "conservatives":

HAHA, you LOST! SUCK IT!
 
2012-11-29 10:49:15 AM
Now only 99.2% of poor households have refrigerators.

DAMN YOU FARTBAMA!!11!!
 
2012-11-29 10:49:39 AM
According to Mickey Kaus

Not a f*cking chance.
 
2012-11-29 10:54:40 AM
You know who wouldn't be very pleased by that? Ms. Holly Orshansky of Poland, author of the original formula, who I think is long overdue for recognition.
 
2012-11-29 10:55:08 AM
Kaus added that the new system is "a complicated measure produced by formulas that are barely understood by poverty experts"


I DON'T UNDERSTAND MATH, WHY DO YOU USE IT? WHY CAN'T WE USE 50 YEAR OLD METRICS FOR POVERTY? DAMN YOU FARTBONGO!
 
2012-11-29 11:20:32 AM
Oh Mickey what a pity you don't understand
Your derp comes from the heart and its hard to comprehend
Oh Mickey you're so shiatty can't you understand
Its guys like you, Mickey.
 
2012-11-29 11:25:00 AM

Coolfusis: Kaus added that the new system is "a complicated measure produced by formulas that are barely understood by poverty experts"


I DON'T UNDERSTAND MATH, WHY DO YOU USE IT? WHY CAN'T WE USE 50 YEAR OLD METRICS FOR POVERTY? DAMN YOU FARTBONGO!


And I don't understand why people keep clicking on NewsBusters/American Thinker/WND/Breitbart/Free Republic/etc links, but they do. The world is full of stupid mysteries.

/ I know you were being sarcastic
 
2012-11-29 11:34:58 AM

whistleridge: Coolfusis: Kaus added that the new system is "a complicated measure produced by formulas that are barely understood by poverty experts"


I DON'T UNDERSTAND MATH, WHY DO YOU USE IT? WHY CAN'T WE USE 50 YEAR OLD METRICS FOR POVERTY? DAMN YOU FARTBONGO!

And I don't understand why people keep clicking on NewsBusters/American Thinker/WND/Breitbart/Free Republic/etc links, but they do. The world is full of stupid mysteries.

/ I know you were being sarcastic


As long as they exist, I will click them. It's like going to the zoo to see the weird animals, except those animals are crazy people, assholes or closet racists.
 
2012-11-29 11:49:25 AM
So record numbers of people on food stamps and unemployment before the election mean the economy is terrible and Obama should be fired. After the election, he's faking the numbers and making it look worse than it is to further his agenda? Why am I wasting my time thinking about this crap...
 
2012-11-29 12:18:12 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-29 12:19:30 PM

vernonFL: Oh Mickey what a pity you don't understand
Your derp comes from the heart and its hard to comprehend
Oh Mickey you're so shiatty can't you understand
Its guys like you, Mickey.


Thanks for the ear worm.
 
2012-11-29 12:23:48 PM
FTFA:

"Maybe it's just me, but the Census's deception seems more flagrant than anything Susan Rice did in the wake of the Benghazi attacks," Klaus added. "They can't say they were badly briefed. It's their report. Like General Petraeus, they know what they did."


Nice. Managed to bring all the scandals together under one cozy derp.
 
2012-11-29 12:24:31 PM
So.... certainly not clicking on that link.

Sum-up consist of something like... 'math is hard'?
 
2012-11-29 12:26:36 PM
So basically, if you have a fridge, you're not poor. Got it.
 
2012-11-29 12:30:18 PM
At what point does GOP butthurt get classified as "chronic"?
 
2012-11-29 12:32:58 PM

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: So record numbers of people on food stamps and unemployment before the election mean the economy is terrible and Obama should be fired. After the election, he's faking the numbers and making it look worse than it is to further his agenda? Why am I wasting my time thinking about this crap...


I had assumed that NewsBusters was complaining that the President had manipulated data to present a claim that fewer United States citizens were living in poverty as a means of presenting a false image of better economic health than is present in reality. Are you saying that NewsBusters is accusing the President of doing the opposite, after the Republican challenger had run based upon a claim of poor national economic health?
 
2012-11-29 12:33:23 PM

Lurking Fear: Dear "conservatives":

HAHA, you LOST! SUCK IT!


I'm loving how the right wing has been deliciously melting down this month. I still remember how they used to swagger & brag after the 2000 election where the SCOTUS handed the White House to Bush.

www.historycommons.orgwww.tnr.com
Behold the fascist jackwagons here celebrating the two wars and economic collapse to come.

Now, the tables have turned. I actually do hope that Obama would be the flaming liberal Marxist that the rightards fear he is. I would vote for any candidate that would promise to un-Reaganify America.
 
2012-11-29 12:35:05 PM

vernonFL: Oh Mickey what a pity you don't understand
Your derp comes from the heart and its hard to comprehend
Oh Mickey you're so shiatty can't you understand
Its guys like you, Mickey.


I like you.
 
2012-11-29 12:36:21 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-29 12:37:49 PM
I'm getting nauseous from all of these sarcastic right wing headlines
 
2012-11-29 12:38:49 PM

Jackson Herring: [i.imgur.com image 641x362]


AHHHH CHILLY NO
 
2012-11-29 12:42:44 PM
Voters to GOP: Hey guys we really dont like this let them eat cake attitude you guys have. You cant win if you keep on having a screw the poor and workers message. Might want to take that to heart in 2014 and 2016

GOP: eff you. you parasite you just want free stuff anyway
 
2012-11-29 12:44:33 PM

Coolfusis: As long as they exist, I will click them. It's like going to the zoo to see the weird animals, except those animals are crazy people, assholes or closet racists.


Behavior that is rewarded is repeated. Surely you know this. Therefore, by rewarding their behavior, you're encouraging it to be repeated. So this problem is YOUR fault :p

/ I balme YOU from now on
 
2012-11-29 12:45:00 PM
It was too late, I had already clicked the link.

The stupid was so strong, it actually physically hurt me.

I'm not going back, I managed to his the [x], but if I recall correctly, he basically said, "yes the poverty line calculation hasn't changed, but Obama's administration made a statement on the number of 'very poor' households that show an increase, and this is a deception and makes him look good."

Where to begin with this derp? First, increasing number of very poor people being used to make the President look BETTER? Ok... that doesn't make any sense. You would think fudging the numbers would be to make it go DOWN.

The rest of it is pretty much nuclear derp based around "but they have refridgerators."

I learned a couple of lessons. Never, ever click NewsBusters, and there is a market for echo chambers of pure fiction, and it's large.
 
2012-11-29 12:48:48 PM

urbangirl: FTFA:

"Maybe it's just me, but the Census's deception seems more flagrant than anything Susan Rice did in the wake of the Benghazi attacks," Klaus added. "They can't say they were badly briefed. It's their report. Like General Petraeus, they know what they did."


Nice. Managed to bring all the scandals together under one cozy derp.


Nice to see they learnt absolutely NOTHING from the lost election and they're still trying DESPERATELY to make the slightest thing into a full-blown Watergate/Iraq War level scandal.
 
2012-11-29 12:49:07 PM
The last 4 words of this headline are spot on.
 
2012-11-29 12:50:20 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: You know who wouldn't be very pleased by that? Ms. Holly Orshansky of Poland, author of the original formula, who I think is long overdue for recognition.


You're telling me that we've been measuring poverty based on 1930s eastern europe?

/nicely done
 
2012-11-29 12:51:03 PM

vernonFL: Oh Mickey what a pity you don't understand
Your derp comes from the heart and its hard to comprehend
Oh Mickey you're so shiatty can't you understand
Its guys like you, Mickey.


I have repeatedly requested your newsletter, paid you, yet have not received a copy. It's probably that stupid federal postal system. They can't do anything right.
 
2012-11-29 12:56:03 PM

justtray: First, increasing number of very poor people being used to make the President look BETTER? Ok... that doesn't make any sense.


See, poor people vote for Obama, so if more people think they are poor, he....yeah I can't even walk a mile in his derps to figure that out.
 
2012-11-29 01:02:00 PM

Jackson Herring: [i.imgur.com image 641x362]


Laughter LOL out loud for lucifer LOL our lord
 
2012-11-29 01:02:52 PM

LarryDan43: The last 4 words of this headline are spot on.


"story here, move along."

Accurate observation, bro.
 
2012-11-29 01:03:55 PM
I'll just be leaving this here.
i.qkme.me
 
2012-11-29 01:04:00 PM
We get it, Repubs. The black guy won, and you're pissed.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-29 01:05:00 PM
No story here, move along

okeydoke
 
2012-11-29 01:06:05 PM

oldfarthenry: At what point does GOP butthurt get classified as "chronic"?


4 years ago?
 
2012-11-29 01:12:18 PM

Dimensio: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: So record numbers of people on food stamps and unemployment before the election mean the economy is terrible and Obama should be fired. After the election, he's faking the numbers and making it look worse than it is to further his agenda? Why am I wasting my time thinking about this crap...

I had assumed that NewsBusters was complaining that the President had manipulated data to present a claim that fewer United States citizens were living in poverty as a means of presenting a false image of better economic health than is present in reality. Are you saying that NewsBusters is accusing the President of doing the opposite, after the Republican challenger had run based upon a claim of poor national economic health?


I refuse to click on that link. I gave them too much business before the election, now I can just focus on arguments that aren't smeared in their own feces.
 
2012-11-29 01:14:42 PM
What's farking bogus is a national standard expressed in absolute dollar terms for what poverty is. Oh, and relative poverty... who cares?
 
2012-11-29 01:19:43 PM
So....Obama is cooking the poverty numbers to...make himself look worse?

Why?
 
2012-11-29 01:27:29 PM

Chiponyasu: So....Obama is cooking the poverty numbers to...make himself look worse?

Why?


Socialism
 
2012-11-29 01:27:53 PM

Mrbogey: "story here, move along."

Accurate observation, bro.


Would you mind letting us know what it is? Because the article itself sounds like delusional gibbering.
 
2012-11-29 01:33:27 PM
"There are several important differences between the official and supplemental poverty measures," said Kathleen Short, a U.S. Census Bureau economist and the report's author. "For instance, the supplemental measure uses new poverty thresholds that represent a dollar amount spent on a basic set of goods adjusted to reflect geographic differences in housing costs. The official poverty thresholds are the same no matter where you live."

There are two other major differences as well. The official measure includes only pre-tax money income. Income for the supplemental measure adds the value of in-kind benefits such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, school lunches, housing assistance and refundable tax credits like the earned income tax credit. Additionally, supplemental poverty measure resources deduct from income necessary expenses for critical goods and services such as taxes, child care and other work-related expenses, and contributions toward the cost of medical care and health insurance premiums or medical out-of-pocket costs.


Oh the horror.

By the way, where's the part about Obama 'fudging' the numbers 'to help his agenda' and the 'bragging' part? Anyone want to quote those parts for me?

Or I guess Subby is just a complete moran.
 
2012-11-29 02:10:47 PM

CPennypacker: I'm getting nauseous from all of these sarcastic right wing headlines


But these headlines are WHAT REPUBLICANS REALLY BELIEVE
 
2012-11-29 02:11:50 PM

CPennypacker: I'm getting nauseous from all of these sarcastic right wing headlines


Fark rewards these idiots with greenlights. Go look at some of the top submitters...
 
2012-11-29 02:20:35 PM

skullkrusher: Oh, and relative poverty... who cares?


Economists. I'd imagine if you were one of the poor you'd care too.
 
2012-11-29 02:33:25 PM
www.paulandstorm.com

RIP Fudgie
 
2012-11-29 02:41:50 PM
well, to be fair, obama did inherit quite a big mess in his second term.
 
2012-11-29 02:46:26 PM

Empty Matchbook: [www.paulandstorm.com image 331x218]

RIP Fudgie


Damn you, I have Tom Carvell's voice in my head now.
 
2012-11-29 02:57:37 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: You know who wouldn't be very pleased by that? Ms. Holly Orshansky of Poland, author of the original formula, who I think is long overdue for recognition.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-29 03:16:06 PM

qorkfiend: [i.imgur.com image 610x406]


Damn, that lady to the right looks totally like she'd let Biden knock her up then and there if she weren't already preggos.
 
2012-11-29 04:04:58 PM

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: Why am I wasting my time thinking about this crap...


Why are you? It's not as if authors of articles like these waste time thinking about this crap either.
 
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