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(Fox News)   This could be it, folks: Sequestergate. Leaked email shows that Obama has been deliberately trying to make the sequester a bad thing   (foxnews.com) divider line 53
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2013-03-06 10:19:13 AM
7 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: Tours are done by volunteers...AND COST NOTHING


I'm sure you're incorrect, since I have frequently been informed that government is always super-expensive and worse at things than private businesses.

Therefore, a private business should just build their OWN whitehouse that they can provide tours of. PROBLEM SOLVED.
2013-03-06 10:06:39 AM
5 votes:
Obama will never be elected again.
2013-03-06 10:08:35 AM
3 votes:

tony41454: WORST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY.


clane: Worst president ever in the history of this country!!  Never thought Carter could be topped but congratulations!


Awkward, two shills repeating the same thing in the same thread.
2013-03-06 09:35:52 AM
3 votes:

Weaver95: at this point i'm not even sure what the GOP thinks Obama has done wrong.


I'm pretty sure it has something to do with him being n***ardly with public monies.
2013-03-06 02:56:52 PM
2 votes:

Mike Chewbacca: somedude210: farking retarded you are.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 230x163]


I never realized Yoda is grumpy cat
2013-03-06 10:22:21 AM
2 votes:

Munchausen's Proxy: Outstanding

70 posts in and absolutely nobody has actually address the article.  Someone posted a copy of the email mentioned in the article, but then asked about "Lucy"  Many here will moan about people working together, then post crap about "the other side".  In the same post complaining about the other side only looking to place blame, the poster then tries to place blame.

Good job, keep at it


A. People did address it.
B. It was a bullshiat piece misreoresenting what was said in the email.
C. The important thing is you managed to make a meta-post that addressed the thread instead of the article to feel superior to those making posts about the thread instead of the article.

I wish I could barf through my monitor into your eyes and mouth.
2013-03-06 10:20:10 AM
2 votes:

Munchausen's Proxy: Outstanding

70 posts in and absolutely nobody has actually address the article.  Someone posted a copy of the email mentioned in the article, but then asked about "Lucy"  Many here will moan about people working together, then post crap about "the other side".  In the same post complaining about the other side only looking to place blame, the poster then tries to place blame.

Good job, keep at it


So why didn't you comment on the article?
2013-03-06 10:16:54 AM
2 votes:

Fluorescent Testicle: Shut the fark up, Fox, nobody cares.


Ah, let them whine. They and every other member of the GOP are still recovering from Nov 2012 when the electoral college told them: "Bite the Pillow, I'm going in Dry."
2013-03-06 10:15:30 AM
2 votes:
The brave patriot who leaked this email is clearly showing us 0bamao's nefarious plot. By painting the cutting of jobs, spending, funding & education as a bad thing this dastardly regime is shining a spotlight on the facts about the sequester. The American people don't deserve an administration that would enforce the legislation that the representatives of the people agreed to. What happened to my country? Pray for this once great nation. God bless.
www.tedhickman.com
2013-03-06 10:14:00 AM
2 votes:
Obama is the worst 'worst president' in history.
2013-03-06 10:08:50 AM
2 votes:
I see the Hyperbole Battalion of the Outrage Brigade has arrived...

Tally-ho, Dipshiats.
2013-03-06 10:05:29 AM
2 votes:

Yakk: This is Obama's New Coke.


This is Obama's Jar Jar Binks
2013-03-06 10:03:25 AM
2 votes:
By the way, Subby, the approved scandal reporting convention we're using these days is to replace the suffix -gate with -ghazi.
2013-03-06 10:01:43 AM
2 votes:

jaytkay: BillCo: It's pretty sad when the President of the United States resorts to such childish tactics to scare the American people. Whatever happened to the concept of leadership?

Congress wrote the law. Congress passed the law.

Congress could have repealed the law last week by passing a one sentence bill,


And it's Obama's fault for NOT forcing Congress to behave themselves.  Because REASONS!  so many REASONS!  this is obviously all the fault of Obama's jedi mind tricks.
2013-03-06 09:26:10 AM
2 votes:
The letter in question:

From: Brown, Charles S - APHIS Sent: Monday, March 04, 2013 1:20 PM
To: [redacted]
Cc: [redacted]
Subject: FW: Aquaculture loss - sequestration

All,

During the Management team conference call this morning, I asked if there was any latitude in how the sequestration cuts related to aquaculture could be managed (e.g. spread across the Region). The question was elevated to APHIS BPAS. The response back was, "We have gone on record with a notification to Congress and whoever else that "APHIS would eliminate assistance to producers in 24 States in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry, unless they provide funding to cover the costs." So, it is our opinion that however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be."

I have been asked to provide a plan by Friday that will outline the implement of the $263,000 aquaculture reduction. I will use the information you have already provided. If I need additional information, I will let you know.

Charlie
Charles S. Brown


I just wonder who "management" is.  And if someone on the management team is named "Lucy."
2013-03-06 09:17:16 AM
2 votes:
The sequester is a bad thing, subby.  That was the whole point.  It was supposed to be such an obviously bad idea that would hurt everyone that it would force Congress to work together to find a better alternative.  Unfortunately, the Tea Party found out that it was a bad idea that Obama didn't want so they figured "go for it!"  They did this because they are stupid.
2013-03-06 02:54:00 PM
1 votes:

somedude210: farking retarded you are.


2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-03-06 02:00:40 PM
1 votes:

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: I love the fark politics tab.  Especially the "total farkers"  It's the only place on the Internet where one can see people writhing in pain over their financial failure in life while spending $5/month to complain about not having any money.  Hey?  Maybe if you learned a TRADE rather then going to some community college (probably online while eating Cheetos in yer mommy's basement) to earn a worthless "degree", you coulda made something of yourselves?  Ever think of that?  Or are y'all too good to get yer hands dirty?  "But-but-but, I have a degree!"  Guess what, stupid?  So do the other 150 people who applied for this job.  What I need to know is do you have any SKILLS?  No?  Bye.


that's one of the dumbest things I've ever seen posted in the fark politics tab....and I've been here a LONG time!
2013-03-06 01:36:48 PM
1 votes:
I love the fark politics tab.  Especially the "total farkers"  It's the only place on the Internet where one can see people writhing in pain over their financial failure in life while spending $5/month to complain about not having any money.  Hey?  Maybe if you learned a TRADE rather then going to some community college (probably online while eating Cheetos in yer mommy's basement) to earn a worthless "degree", you coulda made something of yourselves?  Ever think of that?  Or are y'all too good to get yer hands dirty?  "But-but-but, I have a degree!"  Guess what, stupid?  So do the other 150 people who applied for this job.  What I need to know is do you have any SKILLS?  No?  Bye.
2013-03-06 12:58:46 PM
1 votes:

Lord_Baull: I may be way off here, but it looks like he's making fun of clane.


somedude210:
I think you're way off
this is how you mock cline
because reality doesn't make sense
make your own reality
2013-03-06 12:56:59 PM
1 votes:

MattStafford: I honestly don't understand how so many people can be so willfully ignorant of an obvious truth.  If you borrow money, you better use it for something good, or it is going to suck when you have to pay it back.  The fact that you might be a sovereign country has no bearing on that universal, immutable truth.


I think I can help you here. You see, you're not actually very smart.
2013-03-06 11:24:27 AM
1 votes:

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: JerseyTim: I feel like we're spending about 99.9% of the time arguing about why there is a sequester and who is responsible and .1% of the time trying to do something about it.

Welcome to the fark politics tab.  This is where you're supposed to pick a team (as long it's the Democrats) and beat dead horses while turning a blind eye to what's actually happening.  If you hang in this tab long enough you will learn;

A:  D=Good
B:  R=Bad
C:  Everything is still Bush's fault
D:  You will be assimilated
E:  You will be ostracized if you don't conform to A, B & C not wishing to become D.


Need some help with that cross? It looks heavy, and after you get one of the nails in the others are tricky.
2013-03-06 11:05:01 AM
1 votes:
Randomly bolding and capitalizing your sentences like a 90s comic book isn't going to make you any less tedious, <b>clane</b>.
2013-03-06 10:54:34 AM
1 votes:
People should be outraged by this!! Why aren't they!?!!

Now that I think about it, they aren't getting outraged over any of the things they should be... not this, not the threats to Woodward, not even the administration's malfeasance and lies in Benghazi!! And that's outrageous!!!

People should be getting outraged over the scandals, but something is suppressing that outrage!!! That's scandalous suppression of scandals!!! It's not the dead, it's the coverup!!!!

It's... it's...

SCANDALGATE!!!!
2013-03-06 10:35:46 AM
1 votes:

clane: tony41454: WORST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

clane: Worst president ever in the history of this country!!  Never thought Carter could be topped but congratulations!

NateGrey:
Awkward, two shills repeating the same thing in the same thread.

clane:
If Obama doesn't get his way he acts like the spoiled liberal Socialist brat that he is.
This was not even a cut but i am sure you don't even know that...
He lied over and over again trying to hide that this was his idea...

Why all the dramatic cutbacks when Congress didn't even reduce the amount of money they received.  In fact they received MORE money!  you liberals are all freaking sheep!!  They lie to your face and you don't take 5 seconds to get the real facts.


So I've been out of the loop lately, scrimshawing and getting my yacht ready for the America's Cup...

Is this guy a "thing" around here now?
2013-03-06 10:34:38 AM
1 votes:

clane: tony41454: WORST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

clane: Worst president ever in the history of this country!!  Never thought Carter could be topped but congratulations!

NateGrey:
Awkward, two shills repeating the same thing in the same thread.

clane:
If Obama doesn't get his way he acts like the spoiled liberal Socialist brat that he is.
This was not even a cut but i am sure you don't even know that...
He lied over and over again trying to hide that this was his idea...

Why all the dramatic cutbacks when Congress didn't even reduce the amount of money they received.  In fact they received MORE money!  you liberals are all freaking sheep!!  They lie to your face and you don't take 5 seconds to get the real facts.




clane: we have been over this, clane: doesn't have to post the "clane:" part clane:
gets in clane:'s talking points memo. It just makes clane: look more like a copy pasta shill.

/clane:
//clane:clane:
2013-03-06 10:32:10 AM
1 votes:

keylock71: Jackson Herring: "0" bama is "the" worst president in herstory

Not only that, I but hear he's black!


And a usurper! I have no idea what that word means, but it HAS to be something bad!
2013-03-06 10:30:55 AM
1 votes:

theknuckler_33: Obama is the worst 'worst president' in history.


I see what you did there.
2013-03-06 10:30:30 AM
1 votes:

Bloody William: Raharu: But Tony, according to you, "he's going to be Impeached because he's not a REAL president anyway, and just the House-Negro in chief"

Did he really say that?


YES
2013-03-06 10:30:23 AM
1 votes:

Jackson Herring: "0" bama is "the" worst president in herstory


Not only that, I but hear he's black!
2013-03-06 10:29:24 AM
1 votes:
"0" bama is "the" worst president in herstory
2013-03-06 10:28:50 AM
1 votes:
Leave it to Farthitler to cut programs that are essential to our national security and prestige throughout the world -- like White House tours, for example -- while continuing to lavish taxpayer dollars on pork barrel boondoggles like volcano monitoring.

Worst. President. Ever.
2013-03-06 10:15:11 AM
1 votes:
ruthmazo.files.wordpress.com
2013-03-06 10:11:37 AM
1 votes:
How dare they conspire together to stay on message.

How dare they!

Obama is the worst dictator since Stalin!!
2013-03-06 10:08:23 AM
1 votes:

SVenus: Obama will never be elected again.


Even now, he's preparing to declare martial law, and himself president for life. Prove me wrong - you can't!

Deal with it, libbo.
2013-03-06 10:04:32 AM
1 votes:

Smackledorfer: You are everything that is wrong with this website.


Why do you want to shut down a fark moderator's opinions, just because they are at odds with objective observable reality?
2013-03-06 10:02:38 AM
1 votes:

I_C_Weener: I_C_Weener: St_Francis_P: The talking points are always a little confusing, but lately they're just flat contradictory. The sequester is and isn't bad, but the government is hoarding bullets to shoot patriots who riot because of the sequester, but the GOP wanted to cut spending the whole time, but it's Obama's fault. There, did I cover all the salient points?

It was Obama's idea.  It was designed to punish, not cut.  It has military spending cuts in it (not just cuts to future increases) and yet the Democrats aren't happy with that either.

Now, I think we've got it.

Oh, and Republicans already gave in on Tax Increases, now it is time for the Democrats to give in on spending cuts.


You are everything that is wrong with this website.
2013-03-06 09:57:53 AM
1 votes:

BillCo: It's called the Washington Memorial Strategy.

And, we really don't need the memo to prove that Obama is engaging in it.  He shut down tours of the White House for fark's sake.  Can't get much more transparent than that.  He is doing everything in his power to make the American public think that this is still the end of the world.

It's pretty sad when the President of the United States resorts to such childish tactics to scare the American people.  Whatever happened to the concept of leadership?


You forgot to say wake up sheeple!
2013-03-06 09:57:00 AM
1 votes:

BillCo: It's called the Washington Memorial Strategy.

And, we really don't need the memo to prove that Obama is engaging in it.  He shut down tours of the White House for fark's sake.  Can't get much more transparent than that.  He is doing everything in his power to make the American public think that this is still the end of the world.

It's pretty sad when the President of the United States resorts to such childish tactics to scare the American people.  Whatever happened to the concept of leadership?


YELLOWCAKE!
2013-03-06 09:55:42 AM
1 votes:
Heckuva job, Browny.
2013-03-06 09:54:04 AM
1 votes:

FloydA: The sequester is a bad thing, subby.  That was the whole point.  It was supposed to be such an obviously bad idea that would hurt everyone that it would force Congress to work together to find a better alternative.  Unfortunately, the Tea Party found out that it was a bad idea that Obama didn't want so they figured "go for it!"  They did this because they are stupid.

potato

FTFY
2013-03-06 09:53:06 AM
1 votes:
This is Obama's New Coke.
2013-03-06 09:52:30 AM
1 votes:
now it is time for the Democrats to give in on spending cuts.

is this a farking joke holy shiattttttt
2013-03-06 09:49:41 AM
1 votes:

Weaver95: yeah, but voters (especially the younger ones) are starting to get smart with information processing. we can SEE the lies. once they get posted online somewhere you can't go back and erase it and pretend you weren't trolling the country. For all their problems the Democrats seemed to have grasped the implications of the internet and what it means for their media relations efforts - don't get caught being a hypocritical bastard is a good rule in life to have and so far the Dems seemed to have learned it very well. the GOP tho? f*ck man...they just don't care. they practically ooze hypocrisy and contempt then expect nobody to notice?! I can't tell if they're insane or merely hyper-arrogant...


so what you're saying is that the GOP is gonna have a tough time picking up young people if they don't change their message/grab some chloroform?

sweet
2013-03-06 09:47:21 AM
1 votes:

BunkoSquad: Weaver95: And Limbaugh isn't alone in this. to a greater or lesser extent that's been a common theme among the GOP media machines for the past couple weeks. don't deal with Obama but make sure to blame him for not being cooperative or bipartisan.

It's what you have to do, I guess, when you literally have no ideas of your own.


yeah, but voters (especially the younger ones) are starting to get smart with information processing.  we can SEE the lies.  once they get posted online somewhere you can't go back and erase it and pretend you weren't trolling the country.  For all their problems the Democrats seemed to have grasped the implications of the internet and what it means for their media relations efforts - don't get caught being a hypocritical bastard is a good rule in life to have and so far the Dems seemed to have learned it very well.  the GOP tho?  f*ck man...they just don't care.  they practically ooze hypocrisy and contempt then expect nobody to notice?!  I can't tell if they're insane or merely hyper-arrogant....
2013-03-06 09:47:06 AM
1 votes:
What's funny is that by the time they find something that actually IS scandalous, the whole nation will collectively yawn because we're all bored with hearing how everything is a scandal.
2013-03-06 09:41:11 AM
1 votes:

BillCo: Whatever happened to the concept of leadership?


the President can't force the GOP in congress to stop acting like idiots.  this is what you guys wanted and well...you won.  step up and claim your reward.
2013-03-06 09:31:42 AM
1 votes:

I_C_Weener: St_Francis_P: The talking points are always a little confusing, but lately they're just flat contradictory. The sequester is and isn't bad, but the government is hoarding bullets to shoot patriots who riot because of the sequester, but the GOP wanted to cut spending the whole time, but it's Obama's fault. There, did I cover all the salient points?

It was Obama's idea.  It was designed to punish, not cut.  It has military spending cuts in it (not just cuts to future increases) and yet the Democrats aren't happy with that either.

Now, I think we've got it.


Oh, and Republicans already gave in on Tax Increases, now it is time for the Democrats to give in on spending cuts.
2013-03-06 09:29:41 AM
1 votes:
It's called the Washington Memorial Strategy.

And, we really don't need the memo to prove that Obama is engaging in it.  He shut down tours of the White House for fark's sake.  Can't get much more transparent than that.  He is doing everything in his power to make the American public think that this is still the end of the world.

It's pretty sad when the President of the United States resorts to such childish tactics to scare the American people.  Whatever happened to the concept of leadership?
2013-03-06 09:28:52 AM
1 votes:

somedude210: Well, sequester really is a bad thing, and anyone who thinks that blindly cutting our way to prosperity isn't a bad thing should be smacked around with my furlough notice

Take a 20% pay cut and get back to me how your spending isn't affected by it


Those of us in the private sector have been dealing with that for years now.
2013-03-06 09:13:13 AM
1 votes:
So I'm supposed to be outraged that this email stated the obvious?
2013-03-06 09:09:14 AM
1 votes:
so basically it goes like this:

GOP: 'we love spending cuts.  spending cuts are GREAT!  [arranges sequester].  oh yeah, this is gonna be AWESOME!'
Obama: 'um...this isn't necessary. we can find other ways to cut spending and minimize the impact on the poor and middle class.'
GOP: 'SPENDING CUTS NAOW!'
Obama: 'but...
GOP: CUTS NAOW!'
Obama: fine.  its your budget, you live with it.
GOP: 'hey, wait!  people are mad at us!  OBAMA!  THIS IS YOUR FAULT!  GOTDAMN YOUUUUUUUUUU!'
2013-03-06 09:07:01 AM
1 votes:
Well, sequester really is a bad thing, and anyone who thinks that blindly cutting our way to prosperity isn't a bad thing should be smacked around with my furlough notice

Take a 20% pay cut and get back to me how your spending isn't affected by it
 
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