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(Slate)   Who is lying to you? Whom should you believe? It's the confused person's guide to sequester politics   ( slate.com) divider line
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2013-02-21 08:08:58 AM  
Cantor. He is like alcohol: The cause of and solution to all of Congress' problems
 
2013-02-21 08:14:03 AM  
www.slate.com
Obamaquester? Really?
 
2013-02-21 08:15:19 AM  
farking Obamaquester? There are literally not enough dicks in the universe for the GOP to choke on.
 
2013-02-21 08:20:51 AM  

Paris1127: [www.slate.com image 568x378]
Obamaquester? Really?


*slow clap*

Nicely done, John. It's not like there's a powerpoint presentation floating around that you gave to sell Congress on the sequester last year or anything

/do you guys really think that you live in an information bubble that the rest of us can't access with a modicum of Google Fu?
 
2013-02-21 08:25:44 AM  

Jackson Herring: farking Obamaquester? There are literally not enough dicks in the universe for the GOP to choke on.


I like the inclusion of the hashtag.
 
2013-02-21 08:30:32 AM  

DamnYankees: Jackson Herring: farking Obamaquester? There are literally not enough dicks in the universe for the GOP to choke on.

I like the inclusion of the hashtag.


the more I look at that pic...I swear it's photoshopped. I've seen that pic of Boehner before.
 
2013-02-21 08:31:08 AM  
It really is no wonder that people don't understand (or know) what happened when such a huge bloc of our political establishment draws its power from maintaining an uninformed electorate.

Hoisted on their own retard, if you will.
 
2013-02-21 08:33:27 AM  
COUNTDOWN TO #FARTQUESTER
 
2013-02-21 08:49:23 AM  
 
2013-02-21 08:53:28 AM  
Everyone is lying. They reached a deal that is a compromise if thy can't come up with a better compromise. Now both sides can't come up with a better compromise and are blaming the other side for for ing a compromise before that will kick in and do what most Americans want anyway.

And the worst case scenario is that the budget doesn't increase as fast...not that the budget gets cut.
 
2013-02-21 09:04:40 AM  

Jackson Herring: COUNTDOWN TO #FARTQUESTER


"Of for...Fine, I'll just call them Boehnerfarts. Happy?"
 
2013-02-21 09:10:06 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Jackson Herring: COUNTDOWN TO #FARTQUESTER

"Of for...Fine, I'll just call them Boehnerfarts. Happy?"


i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-21 09:18:38 AM  

Paris1127: [www.slate.com image 568x378]
Obamaquester? Really?


Wasn't this Obama's original idea?  didn't we have a thread on this?
 
2013-02-21 09:18:39 AM  

I_C_Weener: Everyone is lying. They reached a deal that is a compromise if thy can't come up with a better compromise. Now both sides can't come up with a better compromise and are blaming the other side for for ing a compromise before that will kick in and do what most Americans want anyway.

And the worst case scenario is that the budget doesn't increase as fast...not that the budget gets cut.


And you know what? The "compromise" wouldn't be needed if the Republicans would have just raised the debt ceiling like they had a billion times before (even when the deficit was higher).
 
2013-02-21 09:19:55 AM  

SlothB77: Paris1127: [www.slate.com image 568x378]
Obamaquester? Really?

Wasn't this Obama's original idea?  didn't we have a thread on this?


We did, and no.
 
2013-02-21 09:24:28 AM  

SlothB77: Wasn't this Obama's original idea? didn't we have a thread on this?


When the sequester  was first passed into law, didn't Boner boast of getting 98% of what he wanted?

Let me guess... the sequester  makes up that last 2%.
 
2013-02-21 09:24:52 AM  
All the sequestration has proven is that Republicans LOVE talking about "cutting spending" and hate actually cutting spending.
 
2013-02-21 09:25:41 AM  
OBAMAQUESTER
 
2013-02-21 09:25:51 AM  

Jackson Herring: farking Obamaquester? There are literally not enough dicks in the universe for the GOP to choke on.


The GOPers have an infinite capacity for eating cocks. It's what they do.
 
2013-02-21 09:26:05 AM  
once again:

THERE WOULD BE NO SEQUESTER IF REPUBLICANS HADN'T THREATENED TO NOT PAY AMERICA'S BILLS IN THE SUMMER OF 2011.
 
2013-02-21 09:26:23 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: I_C_Weener: Everyone is lying. They reached a deal that is a compromise if thy can't come up with a better compromise. Now both sides can't come up with a better compromise and are blaming the other side for for ing a compromise before that will kick in and do what most Americans want anyway.

And the worst case scenario is that the budget doesn't increase as fast...not that the budget gets cut.

And you know what? The "compromise" wouldn't be needed if the Republicans would have just raised the debt ceiling like they had a billion times before (even when the deficit was higher).


The budget never needs to shrink, it just needs to go up less than the nominal GDP growth for it to become more affordable (because of both real GDP growth and inflation). Shrinking government spending in nominal terms would be massive swingeing cuts that would do more harm than good in almost all situations, especially if the aim was to do it repeatedly (obviously it happens occasionally due to one off events and costs)
 
2013-02-21 09:26:23 AM  
Before I go on any other tangent...SUBBY...thanks for the proper use of "whom." No snark, just wanted to recognize your strong Grammar Fu.
 
2013-02-21 09:27:18 AM  
#BONER=TOTALLEADERSHIPFAILURE
@MORONSOFCONGRESS
 
2013-02-21 09:27:41 AM  
Obamaquester? MORE LIKE OBAMAJESTER. BECAUSE HE IS A JOKE. Get it?
 
2013-02-21 09:28:44 AM  

I_C_Weener: Everyone is lying. They reached a deal that is a compromise if thy can't come up with a better compromise. Now both sides can't come up with a better compromise and are blaming the other side for for ing a compromise before that will kick in and do what most Americans want anyway.

And the worst case scenario is that the budget doesn't increase as fast...not that the budget gets cut.


Are they politicians?
Are they talking?

They're lying.
 
2013-02-21 09:30:26 AM  
All of them.
None of them.

I'm not confused one bit.
 
2013-02-21 09:33:05 AM  
Obama Quester? I didn't realize he played D&D.
 
2013-02-21 09:34:14 AM  

Imperialism: All the sequestration has proven is that Republicans LOVE talking about "cutting spending" and hate actually cutting spending.


it is pretty simple. What they really want is to force Democrats to cut spending. That way, next election they can campaign against those horrible democrats that took away everything you used to like.
 
2013-02-21 09:37:56 AM  

Muta: When the sequester  was first passed into law, didn't Boner boast of getting 98% of what he wanted?


FlashHarry: once again:

THERE WOULD BE NO SEQUESTER IF REPUBLICANS HADN'T THREATENED TO NOT PAY AMERICA'S BILLS IN THE SUMMER OF 2011.



There is absolutely no limit to the skumdum of the Republican party.
 
2013-02-21 09:38:03 AM  

somedude210: the more I look at that pic...I swear it's photoshopped. I've seen that pic of Boehner before.


It's Boehner. "Orange and on the verge of bawling his ass off" is the only facial expression he has.
 
2013-02-21 09:41:05 AM  

Jackson Herring: Obamaquester? MORE LIKE OBAMAJESTER. BECAUSE HE IS A JOKE. Get it?



i46.tinypic.com

OBAMAQUEST V: Absence makes the fart go yonder.
 
2013-02-21 09:44:31 AM  

Hollie Maea: Imperialism: All the sequestration has proven is that Republicans LOVE talking about "cutting spending" and hate actually cutting spending.

it is pretty simple. What they really want is to force Democrats to cut spending. That way, next election they can campaign against those horrible democrats that took away everything you used to like.


This.  Only problem is that the Dems have actually improved from their abysmally crappy record of defending against messaging judo.
 
2013-02-21 09:44:49 AM  

SlothB77: Paris1127: [www.slate.com image 568x378]
Obamaquester? Really?

Wasn't this Obama's original idea?  didn't we have a thread on this?


Republicans like this guy dont live in the same reality. Arent you the idiot who said Romney would win? Maybe you should rethink your analysis of the real world.
 
2013-02-21 09:46:18 AM  
Forgot to add:
Two things suck, the first I mentioned above, the second is that while they are playing "No its YOUR fault!" with whiffle bats the well being of millions of people hang in the balance.
 
2013-02-21 09:51:05 AM  
#Obamaquester isn't real, is it?  That's gotta be shooped.

Either way, I'm rooting for the sequester on this one.
 
2013-02-21 09:51:36 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Jackson Herring: Obamaquester? MORE LIKE OBAMAJESTER. BECAUSE HE IS A JOKE. Get it?


[i46.tinypic.com image 256x224]

OBAMAQUEST V: Absence makes the fart go yonder.


Obamaquest DSV. The dolphin is played by Chuck Hagel.
 
2013-02-21 10:05:35 AM  
The sequester will happen 100% chance. The republicans want it to happen so they can blame Obama. It's all they got. They know their ideas aren't popular with a majority of Americans, so their plan is to make Obama look so bad that people either don't vote or vote for republicans because they're "not Obama". Once they control everything they will spend two or four years doing whatever they want then repeat the whole cycle.
The only thing they are interested in is making democrats look bad.
 
2013-02-21 10:05:38 AM  
I've heard that once you've completed the Obamaquest, it unlocks the Redistribute Wealth Dragon Shout.
 
2013-02-21 10:05:59 AM  

MattStafford: #Obamaquester isn't real, is it?  That's gotta be shooped.

Either way, I'm rooting for the sequester on this one.


And when it happens, you'll blame Obama for the job losses.
 
2013-02-21 10:13:35 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: And when it happens, you'll blame Obama for the job losses.


Me?  Nah, I'll blame the Federal Reserve for lowering interest rates to increase the amount of credit in our economy, providing a temporary boom.  Obama has barely anything to do with anything.
 
2013-02-21 10:19:06 AM  
as a government employee...i'm not getting a kick out of nothing.
 
2013-02-21 10:22:39 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Jackson Herring: Obamaquester? MORE LIKE OBAMAJESTER. BECAUSE HE IS A JOKE. Get it?


[i46.tinypic.com image 256x224]

OBAMAQUEST V: Absence makes the fart go yonder.


THAT'S NOT A SCREENSHOT OF THE RIGHT GAME GODDAMMIT.

/watched a Youtube play-through of KQ5 yesterday actually
//seriously
 
2013-02-21 10:27:31 AM  

DamnYankees: God Is My Co-Pirate: Jackson Herring: Obamaquester? MORE LIKE OBAMAJESTER. BECAUSE HE IS A JOKE. Get it?


[i46.tinypic.com image 256x224]

OBAMAQUEST V: Absence makes the fart go yonder.

THAT'S NOT A SCREENSHOT OF THE RIGHT GAME GODDAMMIT.

/watched a Youtube play-through of KQ5 yesterday actually
//seriously


While I have all the love for all the old Sierra games... Why, why would you do that?
 
2013-02-21 10:30:59 AM  

Saiga410: While I have all the love for all the old Sierra games... Why, why would you do that?


Hard to say - nostaglia? I was amazed at how I basically remembered everything even though I haven't played in 20 years. Watch that, Zak McKraken and Maniac Mansion.

Apparently they are making a new King's Quest game. Very exciting.
 
2013-02-21 10:48:36 AM  

Paris1127: [www.slate.com image 568x378]
Obamaquester? Really?


ObamaXXXXXXX means the GOP royally farked something else up.
 
2013-02-21 10:59:40 AM  
Both sides lie. Pick the side that tells you the lies you want to hear.

For me the GOP/Tea Party and John Boehner are despicable and make me want to puke. So whatever John Boehner says I will assume is the biggest lie on the field until proven otherwise simply because he is such an awful member of government
 
2013-02-21 11:16:15 AM  

DamnYankees: God Is My Co-Pirate: Jackson Herring: Obamaquester? MORE LIKE OBAMAJESTER. BECAUSE HE IS A JOKE. Get it?


[i46.tinypic.com image 256x224]

OBAMAQUEST V: Absence makes the fart go yonder.

THAT'S NOT A SCREENSHOT OF THE RIGHT GAME GODDAMMIT.

/watched a Youtube play-through of KQ5 yesterday actually
//seriously


Then GIS lied to me.  All I really remember was getting eaten by that ogre in KQ IV.

Anybody else liked some of the other Roberta Williams game?  Conquests of Camelot was fun.
 
2013-02-21 11:19:59 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Then GIS lied to me.  All I really remember was getting eaten by that ogre in KQ IV.


That is KQ IV, but the quote "absence makes the heart go fonder" is KG V.
 
2013-02-21 12:17:56 PM  
Ive already bought three games on gog.

Thanks fark!
 
2013-02-21 12:28:33 PM  
Confused?  You won't be after this episode of

upload.wikimedia.org
 
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