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2009-03-26 8:33:29 PM  

Yesdog: Awesome.


right click. save image as yesdogwinstheinternet.jpg
 
2009-03-26 8:34:12 PM  

Bloody William: I gotta hand it to you, most trolls would have left by now, but you just keep on trying, tossing out line after line. It would be almost admirable if it wasn't so farking pathetic.


If a retard working the Fry-o-lator drops his wallet in the hot lard, the first 10 or 12 times he sticks his arm in there to retrieve it I will be amused.

After a while it just gets disturbing.
 
2009-03-26 8:34:22 PM  

soy_bomb: Yep, Obama's budget is just fine. No need for an alternative. Republicans should just shut up, step aside and let us spend our way to financial solvency.


Can you put this in terms of a circle, circle, "Republican Road to Recovery", circle?

This is our new currency now. Pictures, instead of numbers.
 
2009-03-26 8:36:03 PM  
Early revision:
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2009-03-26 8:37:23 PM  
My favorite part is section that's really vague about stuff.
 
2009-03-26 8:37:24 PM  
I'm going to go ahead and "platform" my finances... I'm sure the power company will appreciate my good intentions.
 
2009-03-26 8:38:02 PM  
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2009-03-26 8:38:18 PM  

Bloody William: 3_Butt_Cheeks: MentalMoment: A headless chicken could come up with a better budget.

An empty suit did far worse.

I gotta hand it to you, most trolls would have left by now, but you just keep on trying, tossing out line after line. It would be almost admirable if it wasn't so farking pathetic.


Awww, you're hurting my feeling, really. After 8 weeks of epic Obama failures, libs jump on this thread to try and make a point about the BUDGET?

Now THAT'S pathetic.

I guess if the thread was 1000 pages long, noone would read it.
 
2009-03-26 8:39:28 PM  

3_Butt_Cheeks: After 8 weeks of epic Obama failures


This is truly his Katrina moment, or something equally ridiculous.
 
2009-03-26 8:39:39 PM  

Crunch61: I'm going to go ahead and "platform" my finances


My dog platformed on my homework.
 
2009-03-26 8:39:41 PM  

krelborne: RevMercutio: krelborne: Obdicut: krelborne: Seriously guys, those of you calling it the budget are way off base.

So he lied when he said "here it is, Mr. President".

Sure, fine, he's a liar and a doodyhead. One might claim that he misspoke, but we'll go with "liar" if that makes you happy.

How is it not a lie? Why must we still excuse a lack of honesty? Is it because he's a Republican?

Yes, that's it. It's because he's a Republican. It's because I suck Boehner's cock. Mmmmmm, delicious. I must have voted for Bush twice and wrote him in a third time, I'm soooooo very right wing.

Or it could be that it's because it's one statement out of many, and any reasonable person could determine from his statements that it was really not the full budget and he knew that the budget details would be out next week. Key word being "reasonable".


Let's show the exact quote.
"Two nights ago the president said, 'We haven't seen a budget yet out of Republicans.' Well, it's just not true because -- Here it is, Mr. President,"

Show me which part of that statement is ACTUALLY TRUE. He did "misspeak". He lied. It wasn't the budget. It wasn't anything resembling a budget. It wasn't even a vague idea, it was propaganda.
 
2009-03-26 8:41:30 PM  
Watched the budget announcement live today, and for some reason, this is the first thing that came to mind.

I like rice.
 
2009-03-26 8:41:36 PM  

soy_bomb: Yep, Obama's budget is just fine. No need for an alternative. Republicans should just shut up, step aside and let us spend our way to financial solvency.


/George Bush could only wish he had the ability to create such deficits.


i wonder if your tiny brain realizes: the more pessimistic of the two deficit estimates in that chart indicates that after the next couple years, the deficit will go back to growing at approximately the same rate as before. the temporary spike is a result of the stimulus bill; in fact, it's the point of the stimulus bill.

so- since george w. bush and a republican congress set the precedent for growing the deficit at the rate indicated, you must be blaming him, right?

oh wait, conservatives believe that every single thing on earth was just peachy until jan. 20, 2009.
 
2009-03-26 8:41:49 PM  

RevMercutio: Let's show the exact quote.
"Two nights ago the president said, 'We haven't seen a budget yet out of Republicans.' Well, it's just not true because -- Here it is, Mr. President,"


Has anyone here had the balls to actually address that at all ?
 
2009-03-26 8:42:35 PM  
timmy_the_tooth

WELL PLAYED, SIR.

The global economy will henceforth run on pigshiat-methane in the Thunderdome's basement. But we shall call it, "Energy independence!"

... and that's actually a much more detailed energy proposal than the Republicans put out today.

Also, I suck balls at economics but I stupidly wasted many hours of my life taking a few college classes on the subject. I guarantee you this budget would get an F in even the most basic undergrad class for the complete lack of data or analysis involved, and tart comments from a TA about the size of the margins, column width, font sizes, and individual title pages for every 1-page individual section, which are all so f*cking transparent padding of the maybe 500 words they actually cobbled together on their economic perspective. Also, the graphics would get an F all around for not relaying anything useful. Generally when you put in a graphic element in a paper it is intended to relay information visually. If it is a photograph, it should be illustrating a key point. If it is a graph, it should be displaying data in an easily graspable and legible way. But you all get this already, because your memechops display the utter ridiculousness and vapidity of this document.

I realize that these 'tards don't actually deal much with raw data, considering that they - and probably their staffs - generally don't do much research beyond reading a briefing book prepared for them, with easily-broken down points for fifth-grade-level comprehensibility on subjects that are actually extremely f*cking complicated. Still, you can't get away with preparing a Cliffs notes document based on an analysis of earlier Cliffs notes. Everyone can tell when you read your book report that you didn't read the play if you're talking like, "So it says here Juliet and Romeo were finally united and stuff, and uh, I guess that means they lived together happily ever after! Awesome! I don't really get what it has to do with West Side Story though, cause in that musical, Tony died and Maria was alone! Adaptations, huh?"
 
2009-03-26 8:43:01 PM  

3_Butt_Cheeks: Thrag: Sadly my link above doesn't have the Q&A, just the statements. So it doesn't have hilarious gems reported in other articles like this:

Reporters -- mainstream, liberal and conservative -- greeted the Republican document with a collective scoff.

"Are you going to have any further details on this today?" the first asked.

"On what?" asked Boehner.

"There's no detail in here," noted the reporter.

Answered Boehner: "This is a blueprint for where we're going. Are you asking about some other document?"

A second reporter followed up: "What about some numbers? What about the out-year deficit? What about balancing the budget? How are you going to do it?"

"We'll have the alternative budget details next week," promised Boehner. Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) had wisely departed the room after offering his opening remarks. ("Today's Republican road-to-recovery is the latest in a series of GOP initiatives, solutions and plans," he had offered.)

A third reporter asked Boehner about the Republican goal for deficit reduction, noting President Obama aimed to cut it in half in five years. "What's your goal?"

"To do better," said Boehner.

"How? How much?"

"You'll see next week."

"Wait. Why not today? Because he asked you to present a budget."

"Now, hold on," said Boehner. "The president came to Capitol Hill and laid out his blueprint for his budget during the State of the Union. He didn't offer his details until days later."

"In general, where do you see cuts coming?" the Huffington Post asked.

"We'll wait and see next week," he said.

Another reporter reminded Boehner that he has "criticized Democrats for throwing together a stimulus quickly and nobody knew what they were voting on. Are you saying that your budget will be unveiled on the same day that the House is expected to vote on it?"

"No, I expect it'll be out next week," he said, though the House is expected to vote on the budget next week. "But understand that a budget really is a one-page document. It's just a bunch of numbers."

/yeah, these are the guys we need running the country

Translation:

Do you have the specific numbers to give us to scrutinize yet?

"No. But next week we will have those numbers."

OMG!!!!! WHAT??????

"Yes. I'm not going to stand here and feed you false made up BS numbers. You'll have them when we have them. Next week."

B...B...BUT WE WANT THEM NOW!

"Sorry. We don't have them now. Next week."

Yea, how irresponsible.


Yes, considering he said "Obama says we haven't submitted one. Here it is.". And amazingly, it's not. Boehner didn't add anything remotely useful, it was simple attention whoring that backfired on him.
 
2009-03-26 8:43:36 PM  

Yesdog: thomps: drawing of a bald eagle high-fiving jesus

Awesome.


I second this. AMEN! Want. On. T-Shirt.
 
2009-03-26 8:43:45 PM  

priestrape: Oh look...more fun from the Republican 'budget':


I especially like the "$31 billion tax increase on oil and gas companies" part. Apparently, cutting corporate welfare is now a tax increase. Who knew!?
 
2009-03-26 8:43:52 PM  
anybody got an extra F5 key, I wore mine out.

//needs moar chats
 
2009-03-26 8:43:53 PM  

Mordant: RevMercutio: Let's show the exact quote.
"Two nights ago the president said, 'We haven't seen a budget yet out of Republicans.' Well, it's just not true because -- Here it is, Mr. President,"

Has anyone here had the balls to actually address that at all ?


Krelbourne's tried. Saying that he "misspoke", etc.
 
2009-03-26 8:44:31 PM  

RevMercutio: Yes, considering he said "Obama says we haven't submitted one. Here it is.". And amazingly, it's not. Boehner didn't add anything remotely useful, it was simple attention whoring that backfired on him.


let me just take a stab at 3_butt_cheek's response:

b...b...b...but 100 PAGES!!!!ONE!!1000!
 
2009-03-26 8:44:40 PM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: anybody got an extra F5 key, I wore mine out.

//needs moar chats


charts, i fail like this , ahem, budget
 
2009-03-26 8:46:24 PM  
In reference to the longer exchange with Boehner and the reporters about not having a proposal worked up.

This shiat has been going on since '08; you have been a political party for over 150 years; you have had similar budgetary goals every year since Reagan. Are the Republicans honestly telling people that they didn't just have a default budget just sitting on a shelf. They couldn't just take that and write 2009 everywhere that says "insert date here"

There legitmate criticism when multi-hundred page laws are passed within a few days. But writing an entire budget in a week. Seriously...ow my brain.
 
2009-03-26 8:46:27 PM  

RevMercutio: Yes, considering he said "Obama says we haven't submitted one. Here it is.". And amazingly, it's not. Boehner didn't add anything remotely useful, it was simple attention whoring that backfired on him.


Can you imagine the shiatstorm if this had been Obama presenting this?

And rightly so, I might add. I would be farking terrified we'd all just made a horrible, horrible mistake.

As it stands, it looks like we avoided one by about, oh, nine million votes or so.
 
2009-03-26 8:46:57 PM  

RevMercutio: krelborne: RevMercutio: krelborne: Obdicut: krelborne: Seriously guys, those of you calling it the budget are way off base.

So he lied when he said "here it is, Mr. President".

Sure, fine, he's a liar and a doodyhead. One might claim that he misspoke, but we'll go with "liar" if that makes you happy.

How is it not a lie? Why must we still excuse a lack of honesty? Is it because he's a Republican?

Yes, that's it. It's because he's a Republican. It's because I suck Boehner's cock. Mmmmmm, delicious. I must have voted for Bush twice and wrote him in a third time, I'm soooooo very right wing.

Or it could be that it's because it's one statement out of many, and any reasonable person could determine from his statements that it was really not the full budget and he knew that the budget details would be out next week. Key word being "reasonable".

Let's show the exact quote.
"Two nights ago the president said, 'We haven't seen a budget yet out of Republicans.' Well, it's just not true because -- Here it is, Mr. President,"

Show me which part of that statement is ACTUALLY TRUE. He did "misspeak". He lied. It wasn't the budget. It wasn't anything resembling a budget. It wasn't even a vague idea, it was propaganda.


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2009-03-26 8:47:34 PM  

bobbette: timmy_the_tooth

WELL PLAYED, SIR.

The global economy will henceforth run on pigshiat-methane in the Thunderdome's basement. But we shall call it, "Energy independence!"

... and that's actually a much more detailed energy proposal than the Republicans put out today.

Also, I suck balls at economics but I stupidly wasted many hours of my life taking a few college classes on the subject. I guarantee you this budget would get an F in even the most basic undergrad class for the complete lack of data or analysis involved, and tart comments from a TA about the size of the margins, column width, font sizes, and individual title pages for every 1-page individual section, which are all so f*cking transparent padding of the maybe 500 words they actually cobbled together on their economic perspective. Also, the graphics would get an F all around for not relaying anything useful. Generally when you put in a graphic element in a paper it is intended to relay information visually. If it is a photograph, it should be illustrating a key point. If it is a graph, it should be displaying data in an easily graspable and legible way. But you all get this already, because your memechops display the utter ridiculousness and vapidity of this document.


speaking not as an economist, but as a graphic designer with a special interest in information visualization, this is what really perturbed me. the appearance of this remarkably straightforward document is simply bizarre, and everything apart from the text is nigh-incomprehensible. considering it couldn't have taken more than a day to do, a pretty poor performance from people who are supposedly "professionals."
 
2009-03-26 8:50:29 PM  

RevMercutio: Mordant: RevMercutio: Let's show the exact quote.
"Two nights ago the president said, 'We haven't seen a budget yet out of Republicans.' Well, it's just not true because -- Here it is, Mr. President,"

Has anyone here had the balls to actually address that at all ?

Krelbourne's tried. Saying that he "misspoke", etc.


There's obviously a reason that the smarter Fark Independents have been furiously ignoring this whole thing. The people here who have no credibility anyway have nothing to lose, so they may as well go full retard... but at some point at least pretend to address the heart of that simple statement.

Did Boehner f*cking say what he's quoted as saying, and WHY ?
 
2009-03-26 8:51:21 PM  

Mordant: Did Boehner f*cking say what he's quoted as saying, and WHY ?


B...B....B....But 57 states!!!!!one1
 
2009-03-26 8:54:19 PM  

Tor_Eckman: Omnibus


That's some fine revisionist history you got there Lou.
 
2009-03-26 8:56:15 PM  

Mordant: Did Boehner f*cking say what he's quoted as saying, and WHY ?


teleprompter.


/bows.
 
2009-03-26 8:56:21 PM  
I wonder whose payroll krelborne is on because that is some SERIOUS deflection and PR spin he's attempting to give this thing...

Wow, talk about going above and beyond.
 
2009-03-26 8:56:26 PM  

Mordant: Did Boehner f*cking say what he's quoted as saying, and WHY ?


It is an interesting question.

My guess, based on the transcript, is that he got backed into a corner on the fact that the republicans are supposed to have an alternative budget... but they don't.

Reading it, I had the mental image of a shuffling grade school truant, offering lame "dog ate my homework" excuses about why he doesn't have his assignment in on time.

In short, I think the congressional GOP is completely out of gas, has no ideas, and can't put a budget - or anything else - together. So he was entertaining the futile hope he could throw this out as chaffe until he could buy some more time for his party to pull a miracle out of there ass.
 
2009-03-26 8:57:08 PM  
/their
/stupid booze
 
2009-03-26 8:59:21 PM  

gilgigamesh: /their
/stupid booze


YOU APOLOGIZE TO THE ALCOHOL RIGHT NOW.
 
2009-03-26 9:02:02 PM  

gilgigamesh: /their


Don't you dare apologize. Slow day at work. You're the only person on Fark today that has used "rein" as opposed to "reign" appropriately today. So, you totally get a pass.
 
2009-03-26 9:02:16 PM  

RevMercutio: YOU APOLOGIZE TO THE ALCOHOL RIGHT NOW.


I can't. It's gone.

I punished it by consuming it whole, leaving no trace of it's former existence.

And now, I am off to wipe out it's entire family!
 
2009-03-26 9:03:29 PM  

Thrag: Sadly my link above doesn't have the Q&A, just the statements. So it doesn't have hilarious gems reported in other articles like this:

Reporters -- mainstream, liberal and conservative -- greeted the Republican document with a collective scoff.

"Are you going to have any further details on this today?" the first asked.

"On what?" asked Boehner.

"There's no detail in here," noted the reporter.

Answered Boehner: "This is a blueprint for where we're going. Are you asking about some other document?"

A second reporter followed up: "What about some numbers? What about the out-year deficit? What about balancing the budget? How are you going to do it?"

"We'll have the alternative budget details next week," promised Boehner. Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) had wisely departed the room after offering his opening remarks. ("Today's Republican road-to-recovery is the latest in a series of GOP initiatives, solutions and plans," he had offered.)

A third reporter asked Boehner about the Republican goal for deficit reduction, noting President Obama aimed to cut it in half in five years. "What's your goal?"

"To do better," said Boehner.

"How? How much?"

"You'll see next week."

"Wait. Why not today? Because he asked you to present a budget."

"Now, hold on," said Boehner. "The president came to Capitol Hill and laid out his blueprint for his budget during the State of the Union. He didn't offer his details until days later."

"In general, where do you see cuts coming?" the Huffington Post asked.

"We'll wait and see next week," he said.

Another reporter reminded Boehner that he has "criticized Democrats for throwing together a stimulus quickly and nobody knew what they were voting on. Are you saying that your budget will be unveiled on the same day that the House is expected to vote on it?"

"No, I expect it'll be out next week," he said, though the House is expected to vote on the budget next week. "But understand that a budget really is a one-page document. It's just a bunch of numbers."

/yeah, these are the guys we need running the country


Jeezy creezy, my 6 year old son could come up with better excuses than that. They sound like children, running back to cover their asses the whole time digging deeper and deeper.

Now that we have this document, I think that the next few years or more will be easy sailing. We can pull this out anytime they complain about the budget. Maybe we can see it THIS WEEKEND!

I have heard these kinds of excuses in every college course I have taken when a paper is required to pass, and in every instance, the person asking for more time, failed.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!
 
2009-03-26 9:03:47 PM  

gilgigamesh: it's


The booze is winning! Fight back harder.
 
2009-03-26 9:04:58 PM  

MorrisBird: Don't you dare apologize. Slow day at work. You're the only person on Fark today that has used "rein" as opposed to "reign" appropriately today. So, you totally get a pass.


Wait, what? What's the... how do you spell the stuff that falls from the sky?

THAT was what I was talking about.
 
2009-03-26 9:05:02 PM  
President Obama aims to halve the nation's spending imbalance within five years

. . . by increasing it by $9 Trillion
 
2009-03-26 9:06:15 PM  
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I think I figured it out...Republicans think a budget means "Document in which you whine impotently"
 
2009-03-26 9:09:03 PM  
How did they miss mentioning Ayers somehow in this thing ?
 
2009-03-26 9:09:12 PM  

Obdicut: gilgigamesh: it's

The booze is winning! Fight back harder.


Wait, that's right, isn't it? It's = it is.

Anyway, the booze always wins.
 
2009-03-26 9:09:55 PM  

Bloody William: 3_Butt_Cheeks: MentalMoment: A headless chicken could come up with a better budget.

An empty suit did far worse.

I gotta hand it to you, most trolls would have left by now, but you just keep on trying, tossing out line after line. It would be almost admirable if it wasn't so farking pathetic.


He has no competition in this thread. None of the usual troll suspects are even touching this thread, so that means that he gets the center of attention. Of course, that also means that more people see him as the idiot that he is...or at least see how much of an idiot that his fark character account is made up to be. But be careful: if you present facts, he'll call you a troll.

What a sad life he leads. He must be in third grade.
 
2009-03-26 9:10:03 PM  
Oh... the second one.

Nvrmnd.

*slinks away*
 
2009-03-26 9:10:03 PM  
I know I'm late to the party, but...

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2009-03-26 9:12:03 PM  
Haha, nice. This thread is still going.

Someone asked for this a few hours ago:
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2009-03-26 9:12:24 PM  

SlothB77: President Obama aims to halve the nation's spending imbalance within five years

. . . by increasing it by $9 Trillion


Here's the great deal: If , in five years we are screwed, you get to TOTALLY blame Obama and the democrats, because you have absolutely no say in how your country is run right now. The rest of us put you in the corner for a few years. So if it fails, you can go nuts. If its all good, well, you'll never, even need to worry about having a say in your country again.

Good deal huh? Cuase your stupid frkking ass is doing the same thing your idiot leaders are doing. Instead of offering up any solution, your solution is "Obama sucks". Like frkking idiot kids.STFU and we'll try and fix shiat.
 
2009-03-26 9:14:19 PM  
epic thread.
 
2009-03-26 9:14:29 PM  
Fark. I love you.
 
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