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(The New York Times)   Krugman's analogy of the state of budget negotiations is like a squirrel with erectile dysfunction, or, no, it's like a walrus in a tuxedo   (nytimes.com) divider line 27
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2013-10-14 08:45:45 AM  
Bottom line: there will never be normalcy as long as you have bat-shiat-crazy neighbors.
 
2013-10-14 08:47:03 AM  
It's like a mule with a spinning wheel!
 
2013-10-14 08:50:12 AM  
i833.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-14 09:26:06 AM  
A walrus and a tuxedo.

media.avclub.com
 
2013-10-14 09:40:04 AM  
The biggest problem we as a nation face right now is not the extremism of Republican radicals, which is a given, but the cowardice of Republican non-extremists (it would be stretching to call them moderates).

The question for the next few days is whether plunging markets and urgent appeals from big business will stiffen the non-extremists' spines. For as far as I can tell, the reverse-Dixiecrat solution is the only way out of this mess.


I believe he just called by GOP rep a coward.

That seems like a good way to describe him lately.
 
2013-10-14 10:19:53 AM  
This sounds like more of a Dr. Philian assessment.
 
2013-10-14 10:21:25 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-14 10:22:09 AM  
ok ok ok it is like if political capital is the train from geneva to trier

and the democrats are a bowl of nutritious dog food while the republicans are the feeling of pride you get when you notice a cop and slow down

now the budget is a solar clock and a default would be like when you microwave cheese and the edges get all bubbly and crusty but it takes a bit to really harden

so knowing that, here we are
 
2013-10-14 10:26:13 AM  

sprawl15: ok ok ok it is like if political capital is the train from geneva to trier

and the democrats are a bowl of nutritious dog food while the republicans are the feeling of pride you get when you notice a cop and slow down

now the budget is a solar clock and a default would be like when you microwave cheese and the edges get all bubbly and crusty but it takes a bit to really harden

so knowing that, here we are


Did I just have a stroke, or did you?
 
2013-10-14 10:34:19 AM  

sprawl15: ok ok ok it is like if political capital is the train from geneva to trier

and the democrats are a bowl of nutritious dog food while the republicans are the feeling of pride you get when you notice a cop and slow down

now the budget is a solar clock and a default would be like when you microwave cheese and the edges get all bubbly and crusty but it takes a bit to really harden

so knowing that, here we are


What, like a block of cheese? The only time I microwave cheese is to melt it on a sandwich and it always works fine.
 
2013-10-14 10:36:21 AM  
Walrus?
It was the koo koo kajooooooooos!
 
2013-10-14 10:37:31 AM  

casual disregard: sprawl15: ok ok ok it is like if political capital is the train from geneva to trier

and the democrats are a bowl of nutritious dog food while the republicans are the feeling of pride you get when you notice a cop and slow down

now the budget is a solar clock and a default would be like when you microwave cheese and the edges get all bubbly and crusty but it takes a bit to really harden

so knowing that, here we are

What, like a block of cheese? The only time I microwave cheese is to melt it on a sandwich and it always works fine.


I hate it when I leave the nachos in ten seconds too long. You can never get them apart
 
2013-10-14 10:38:01 AM  

casual disregard: What, like a block of cheese?


no thats more like bull moose
 
2013-10-14 10:38:36 AM  

pootsie: Walrus?
It was the koo koo kajooooooooos!


V. I. Lennon, Donny!
 
2013-10-14 10:41:53 AM  
BadAnalogyGuy, where are you?

Did you get a job at the NY Times?
 
2013-10-14 10:48:08 AM  
nobody really knows, but careful observers are giving no better than even odds that any kind of deal will be reached before the money runs out.

Dammit, I miss Intrade.
 
2013-10-14 10:51:27 AM  
Long-term it seems the key is to get rid of some veto points.

When or if sanity returns to the government, it would be wise to both abolish the separate debt ceiling, and make budgets auto-continuing in the event of a lack of a new budget. That would limit the damage Congressional inaction can do to the economy.

Though Congress can't bind future Congresses, if this sort of thing passed at least a majority of Congress would have to undo it before a minority of Congress could get us back into this situation.

Solving the Senate's inaction problems on appointments and legislation would be ideal, but not as important.
 
2013-10-14 10:54:26 AM  

Skyrmion: nobody really knows, but careful observers are giving no better than even odds that any kind of deal will be reached before the money runs out.

Dammit, I miss Intrade.


Intrade can be manipulated by reality-bubble residents. Remember when it showed Romney with a better chance of winning than any other source (and the election itself) indicated? Some guy spent several million bucks for the purpose of making Romney's chances look better. (I didn't read the recent Fark threads on this, so I don't know if the guy was deluded or cynical).
 
2013-10-14 10:57:05 AM  

Gaseous Anomaly: Skyrmion: nobody really knows, but careful observers are giving no better than even odds that any kind of deal will be reached before the money runs out.

Dammit, I miss Intrade.

Intrade can be manipulated by reality-bubble residents.


That's what I miss about Intrade the most. Do you realize how easy it is to make money when some fool is doing that? It's like a direct transfer of funds from rich Romney-backing idiots to my pocket.
 
2013-10-14 11:00:20 AM  
The Republicans are negotiating like a fantasy football player trying to trade you the two mediocre players who had a great game in exchange for Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson.
 
2013-10-14 11:18:11 AM  

UberDave: It's like a mule with a spinning wheel!


Monorail
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2013-10-14 12:15:34 PM  
The counter argument is just as cognizant.
 
2013-10-14 12:45:48 PM  
 
2013-10-14 12:56:31 PM  

nobodyUwannaknow: Today's Nobel prize winner has something to tell you about inequality


I like the chart at the bottom of the page that shows each fed chair is smaller than the one before:

http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/fedsho rt ening.jpg
 
2013-10-14 03:30:44 PM  
It's round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel withing a wheel...
 
2013-10-14 05:36:59 PM  
We don't know how the walrus got into a Tuxedo,
And we don't know what it is supposed to be doing there anymore than it does,
But we are dead certain that it is still a fat-assed bottom feeding scum-sucking stooge that will rip you open with its giant tusks if you get in its way.


And that is why it is like the seditious uppity rebel minority party in Congress.

I tells yah, they're trying to make the Civil War best two out of three.
 
2013-10-14 09:14:35 PM  

sprawl15: ok ok ok it is like if political capital is the train from geneva to trier

and the democrats are a bowl of nutritious dog food while the republicans are the feeling of pride you get when you notice a cop and slow down

now the budget is a solar clock and a default would be like when you microwave cheese and the edges get all bubbly and crusty but it takes a bit to really harden

so knowing that, here we are


This.
 
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