Quotes of the day

posted at 8:30 pm on June 12, 2011 by Allahpundit

“The American people are enduring the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression, stagnating living standards, an economy slow to create jobs, a government saddled by gigantic deficits, and a sense that our politicians, including our president, are not loading the bases for a great recovery. Our politicians remind us of what the Peanuts cartoon character Linus said to Lucy after she asked him why he polished only the fronts of his shoes: ‘I’m interested only in what people think of me as I enter the room.’

“We waste vast amounts of money on subsidies for housing, agriculture, and health, many of which distort the economy and do little for long-term growth, while we spend too little on science, technology, innovation, infrastructure, and education. Who would have imagined that the credit rating of the United States would be put on financial watch by Standard & Poor’s? Or that a country of pioneers and self-made men would evolve into a culture of entitlement, where special interest groups take bite after bite out of the total national wealth through special appropriations, earmarks, tax breaks, and other favors that are all easier to initiate than to end?…

“These are grave anxieties, and yet it would be un-American to lose hope entirely. Of all Alexis de Tocqueville’s judgments, none was truer than this one: ‘The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.’ To which I would add: Make haste with the repairs.”

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“Myth No. 1: This is a temporary blip, and then it’s full steam ahead

“True, only 12.2% of economists surveyed in the past few days by the Philadelphia Fed believe that the current backsliding will develop into a double-dip recession (though that percentage is up significantly from the start of the year). Avoiding a double dip is not the same as creating growth that’s strong enough to revive the job market. In fact, there’s an unfortunate snowball effect with growth and employment when they are weak. It used to take roughly six months for the U.S. to get back to a normal employment picture after a recession; the McKinsey Global Institute estimates it will take five years this time around. That lingering unemployment cuts GDP growth by reducing consumer demand, which in turn makes it harder to create jobs. We would need to create 187,000 jobs a month, growing at a rate of 3.3%, to get to a healthy 5% unemployment rate by 2020. At the current rate of growth and job creation, we would maybe get halfway there by that time…

“And let’s not forget the youth-unemployment crisis. There’s now a generation of young workers who are in danger of being permanently sidetracked in the labor markets and disconnected from society. Research shows that the long-term unemployed tend to be depressed, suffer greater health problems and even have shorter life expectancy. The youth unemployment rate is now 24%, compared with the overall rate of 9.1%. If and when these young people return to work, they’ll earn 20% less over the next 15 to 20 years than peers who were employed. That increases the wealth divide that is one of the root causes of growing political populism in our country. While Republicans have pushed back against spending on broad government-sponsored work programs and retraining, it would behoove the Administration to keep pushing for a short-term summer-work program to target the most at-risk groups.

“But these are stopgaps. The real solutions, of course, are neither quick nor easy — making them especially challenging for Congress.”

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“Brownstein goes on to report that what economists call the ‘idleness rate’ is rising. ‘The share of Americans younger than 24 neither at work nor in school has steadily increased since 2007,’ he writes. ‘That disconnection creates the risk of what Harvard University labor economist Lawrence Katz calls ‘a lost generation.’

“This is but one manifestation of how our prolonged economic crisis is having far-reaching social effects. We are in the process of changing habits and patterns that will alter our country in fairly profound ways. And what’s most worrisome of all is that there’s no evidence that our economy is turning around. As Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal puts it, in terms of economic policy, the Obama armory is empty. ‘From within the exclusively demand-side context of the president’s economic policy,’ he writes, ‘there are no more bullets in the carbines. This president is now virtually defenseless against the inexorable forces of the U.S. economy.’…

“Our economy is getting weaker rather than stronger. The trajectory is down rather than up. And the ramifications of all this may well be with us long after Mr. Obama has left the presidency.”

***
“Johnson, a 23-year-old college graduate with a new accounting degree in hand, is an intern at a commercial real estate firm. He would like something more permanent. But many of his college friends aren’t finding work, either, and he’s counting on a breakthrough in the economy.

“‘We have to do something different,’ he said, pausing at a downtown street corner on a sweltering afternoon.

“Johnson supported libertarian-leaning Republican Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, for president in 2008, but he’s now open to giving Obama a try.

“‘I feel like there’s better out there, but, honestly, I’m not seeing the better right now,’ he said. ‘So he may be the best we have.’”

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“The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median period of unemployment is now nine months — the longest it’s been since they’ve been tracking the numbers. Long-term unemployment is worse than in the Depression. Life goes slowly waiting for a fast-food job to open up.

“This is Main Street, Obamaville: All bumps, no road. But shimmering on the distant horizon, beyond the shuttered diner and the foreclosed homes, is a state-of-the-art electric car, the new Fiat Mirage, that should be wheeling into town in a half-decade or so provided it can find somewhere to charge. ‘We will be able to look back and tell our children,’ declared King Barack the Modest of his own candidacy in 2008, ‘this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow.’ Great news for the oceans! Meanwhile, back on dry land, a quarter of American mortgages are ‘underwater’ — that’s to say, the home ‘owners’ owe more than the joint is worth. In Harry Reid’s Nevada, it’s 63 percent. Perhaps Obama’s Aquatic Bodies Water-Level Regulatory Authority, no doubt headed by Jamie Gorelick or Franklin Raines or some other Democrat worthy, could have its jurisdiction extended to the Nevada desert.

“‘Hope’? ‘Change’? These are the good times. What ‘change’ are you ‘hoping’ for in Obama’s second term? The loss of America’s triple-A credit-rating? The end of the dollar as global currency? Or just a slight upward tick in the same-old-same-old multi-trillion dollar binge-spending?…

“The American Dream, 2011: You pay four bucks a gallon to commute between your McJob and your underwater housing to prop up a spendaholic, grabafeelic, paramilitarized bureaucracy-without-end bankrupting your future at the rate of a fifth of a billion dollars every hour.”

***
“President Obama on Saturday continued to make his case for patience about the economic recovery following a spate of disappointing news last week that suggested a turnaround wasn’t as close as expected…

‘It’s going to take time,’ he said, arguing that the recession didn’t happen overnight and won’t end that way, either.”

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Honestly, nothing which has come to pass at all has surprised me.., except for watching others being shocked by these developments. Things are going pretty much the way I expected.
Sharr on June 12, 2011 at 9:46 PM

The one thing that surprises me is how much the media has doubled down to defend Obama. They’re truly a “State Run Media.”

conservative pilgrim on June 12, 2011 at 10:10 PM

We go back in time!
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Heavy foreign policy credentials among domestic advisors are a bad mix
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Obama’s Economic Team Does Not Bode Well for the Interests of America
Dec 30 2008
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On Nov.5, the day after the election of Barack Obama, in an article titled “Obama win met with urgent call for global action,” Reuters reported, “Political leaders urged U.S. President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday to help forge a new economic order to lead the world out of its worst financial crisis since the 1930s.”

If you read that line carefully, the intent of Europe’s leaders is clear. Barack Obama should “lead” America to follow their plan, one that will be focused on bringing about the resurgence of European economic dominance.
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Or as European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso put it, “I sincerely hope that with the leadership of President Obama, the United States of America will join forces with Europe to drive this new deal.”
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The primary focus of an economic team must be to protect the interests of the nation above all else. Heavy foreign policy credentials among domestic advisors are a bad mix. Our national economic leaders must be in tune with the real needs of the American people.

The American economic picture, not the global worldview, must be foremost in their minds and in their thought processes.
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This is not the case among the current nominees and we can only hope that others will fight for policies that truly benefit the American people.
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We as a nation need strong voices, be they lone members of Congress or other public leaders, who will stand up and defend the economic interests of the United States of America.
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And, most importantly, the time to do so is now.
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(More……………….)

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/7212

That was 2008?!

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 10:11 PM

The one thing that surprises me is how much the media has doubled down to defend Obama. They’re truly a “State Run Media.”

conservative pilgrim on June 12, 2011 at 10:10 PM

My biggest disappointment too. I never thought I would see that day–’state run media’ it disgusts me more than weiner..

tinkerthinker on June 12, 2011 at 10:14 PM

“‘It’s going to take time,’ he said, arguing that the recession didn’t happen overnight and won’t end that way, either.” -Obama

Wait, I thought the Obama regime had claimed in the past that the recession was already over. Granted, I don’t think the recession ever ended, I think it was just artificially buoyed by the government, but is Obama now acknowledging that the recovery was fake? Or that we’re back in a recession?

/sorry if it’s already been mentioned

FloatingRock on June 12, 2011 at 10:17 PM

This recovery will take time.

Well ok it will also take trillions of wasted taxpayer dollars, millions of jobs lost, tens of millions of lives negatively affected, but in the end when all Americans are equally miserable and destitute we will be able to look at one another and say “Whew, glad that’s over.”

Bishop on June 12, 2011 at 10:18 PM

How stupid and/or deranged does someone have to be to vote for this cretin AGAIN?

justltl on June 12, 2011 at 10:20 PM

“It is everything that our instincts told us about this crisis, from subprime to the “social justice” nature of extending loans for houses to people who had no way of paying them back, done on purpose as a matter of policy to secure votes and to also create revenue streams for most-favored participants.”

Seven Percent Solution on June 12, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Seven Percent Solution:Thanks for the linky,and somewhere
in this mix,of Social Justice,is the
World Bank and Micro-Loans!!

It smacks of Social Justice Engineer
ing my meddling Do-Gooder Progressive
s,and also,HilRod is angling for this
job!

And so,trying to experiment in other
countries,to get their desired goals
!:)

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Honestly, nothing which has come to pass at all has surprised me.., except for watching others being shocked by these developments. Things are going pretty much the way I expected.
Sharr on June 12, 2011 at 9:46 PM

The one thing that surprises me is how much the media has doubled down to defend Obama. They’re truly a “State Run Media.”

conservative pilgrim on June 12, 2011 at 10:10 PM

I am a tad perplexed they’re more open about it than before. I think they figured no one would ever doubt in their messiah, so it was OK to cheer him on and openly take up his cause.

Sharr on June 12, 2011 at 10:24 PM

I mainly blame the media for Obama and most of the other problems in this country.
Of course you also have to blame the sheeple who are so easily influenced by them, but there are going to be morons and the deranged in any society.

justltl on June 12, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Scientists just announced the solution to Barry’s necessary electic rate increases,,,

Want to glow in the dark? Well now you can.

Limerick on June 12, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Limerick:Ahem,just imagine the fun,with glowing in the dark,
ahem,Baby paste!Hahahahhaha(sarc):)

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 10:25 PM

America’s most vital step to Economic Recovery will be voting Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm) out of office.

kingsjester on June 12, 2011 at 10:25 PM

“we spend too little on science, technology, innovation, infrastructure, and education.”

Zuckerman is only inviting more government waste here. We don’t spend enough on education? Really? Get the union out of the equation and maybe we might see some reform.

If we urge government to spend money on science it will be of the junk variety, probably global warming. Infrastructure spending will be on bridges to nowhere or other such nonsense. Government has nothing to do with innovation so that is a non-sequitur.

Government needs to get out of the way and repeal the past intrusions into our lives and the markets. I don’t want to give them the latitude to call something “investing” when we know it will be payoffs to special interests and vote-buying.

echosyst on June 12, 2011 at 10:27 PM

I am a tad perplexed they’re more open about it than before. I think they figured no one would ever doubt in their messiah, so it was OK to cheer him on and openly take up his cause.

Sharr on June 12, 2011 at 10:24 PM

They can’t believe that we no longer buy into their BS. They have controlled the dialogue for so long that it truly astounds them when they are ignored.

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 10:29 PM

“Johnson supported libertarian-leaning Republican Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, for president in 2008, but he’s now open to giving Obama a try.

“‘I feel like there’s better out there, but, honestly, I’m not seeing the better right now,’ he said. ‘So he may be the best we have.’”

Unbelievably obtuse thinking!

csdeven on June 12, 2011 at 10:29 PM

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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Thanks, canopfor, I saw that video some time ago. In fact, I passed it along to several folks in my address book.

The blighted blocks of concrete housing in Eastern Europe were so depressing to see. Store shelves were so anemically stocked, too. We do not realize how blessed our prosperity has been, and this jackwagon wants to drag us all down in the name of “social justice.”

onlineanalyst on June 12, 2011 at 9:57 PM

onlineanalyst:Oh great then,I stumbled on it,going through
Tea Party Blogs.And yes,I agree,the land of
the plentiful,for what reason,I truly don’t
get,as to why,the Progressives want to tear
down America,and turn it into,a third world
country!:)

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 10:30 PM

America’s most vital step to Economic Recovery will be voting Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm) out of office.

kingsjester on June 12, 2011 at 10:25 P

kingsjester:Hear..Hear…ya D*mn straight:)

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 10:32 PM

“Johnson supported libertarian-leaning Republican Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, for president in 2008, but he’s now open to giving Obama a try.

“‘I feel like there’s better out there, but, honestly, I’m not seeing the better right now,’ he said. ‘So he may be the best we have.’”

Unbelievably obtuse thinking!

csdeven on June 12, 2011 at 10:29 PM

You got that right.

gryphon202 on June 12, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Yeah… How fast can one obtain one of those certificates? If it takes less than a year it’s not worth very much, and if it takes 2 years or more on average that’s setting the stage for hundreds of thousands of new-to-the-factory-floor peeps to hit the street, all at once… in about 2-3 years.
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Anyone do the MCSE course that was so famously going to launch a million computer careers about 15-20 years ago?… I know a few people who spent the time and money (their own cash and tax dollars) getting that training… None of those that I know that did that expensive training route are computer specialists today.
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Same problem will be at the root of this schemes failure… WHAT JOBS are they going to be HIRED INTO?
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Hey Barry…. Training does not equal a job dip a**.
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Of course the colleges ‘partnered’ with you on this… They’ll be getting paid for the ring kiss they are giving your stupid idea.
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And the companies… What did you offer who? What union are you passing funds to with this crap?
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BTW… The schools in this country have everything they need to educate the students… They are missing the mark for a few major reasons that will never be addressed because doing so requires accountability on all levels and that is not in the lefty, union, zombie parent, or delinquent child’s column according to you and your Marxist philosophy… and government sucks at most of what it does.
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RalphyBoy on June 12, 2011 at 10:36 PM

God, he’s worse than that Nationwide guy.

hillbillyjim on June 12, 2011 at 10:39 PM

O/T:

Anyone watching the Mavs/Heat game??? 2:27 left!

conservative pilgrim on June 12, 2011 at 10:39 PM

“Comrades, as China won the future, so we shall too. We need central planning.”

“Yes. We. Do.”

AshleyTKing on June 12, 2011 at 10:42 PM

Mavs are gonna win!!!

conservative pilgrim on June 12, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Johnson supported Ron Paul… for president in 2008, but he’s now open to giving Obama a try

WTH?

AshleyTKing on June 12, 2011 at 10:44 PM

How in hell does this educated idiot think things will ever get better while he is purposefully driving up the price of electricity with his extra-constitutional regulatory schemes and purposefully driving the domestic production of oil downward, thus adding to upward market pressures on gas prices?

Oh, I forgot… the prices must necessarily skyrocket.

Good plan there, Skippy.

I can only surmise that he is a dolt or he wants our economy to tank.

Or both.

hillbillyjim on June 12, 2011 at 10:45 PM

We are under occupation.

JellyToast on June 12, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Too quiet here. Let’s get this thread on the road.
Thanks to all who posted this last night!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTnnKuNXUNE

katy the mean old lady on June 12, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Hey Barry…. Training does not equal a job dip a**.
RalphyBoy on June 12, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Exactly right. Obama thinks only in terms of some new government program, some new government process, some new government czar. He is clueless.

GaltBlvnAtty on June 12, 2011 at 10:48 PM

OT.

Mavericks win — Dallas and Cleveland rejoice!!

hillbillyjim on June 12, 2011 at 10:48 PM

One word for “the obama experiment”: failure

carbon_footprint on June 12, 2011 at 10:52 PM

I am a tad perplexed they’re more open about it than before. I think they figured no one would ever doubt in their messiah, so it was OK to cheer him on and openly take up his cause.

Sharr on June 12, 2011 at 10:24 PM

They can’t believe that we no longer buy into their BS. They have controlled the dialogue for so long that it truly astounds them when they are ignored.

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 10:29 PM

I remember one of my friends reactions when the Tea Party first appeared, and thinking: “Why does this civil behavior shock you, you would never call any Left wing protesters ignorant. These people are just voicing their rightful decent.”

I was very stunned by their overall reaction, and it was clear they’re not used to anyone on the Right saying “No” or standing up for themselves. It blew my mind!

Sharr on June 12, 2011 at 10:53 PM

OT.

Mavericks win — Dallas and Cleveland rejoice!!

There is a God! Dirk is a class act. They deserve this. LeBron and D-whatever are thugs. Losers.

carbon_footprint on June 12, 2011 at 10:53 PM

OT.
Mavericks win — Dallas and Cleveland rejoice!!
hillbillyjim on June 12, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Haha. Finally, Cleveland can be happy about The Decision.

conservative pilgrim on June 12, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Haha. Finally, Cleveland can be happy about The Decision.

conservative pilgrim on June 12, 2011 at 10:53 PM

God Bless Texas.

Again.

hillbillyjim on June 12, 2011 at 10:56 PM

There is a God! Dirk is a class act. They deserve this. LeBron and D-whatever are thugs. Losers.

carbon_footprint on June 12, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Maybe it will keep the Sun-sentinel from using the Heat on the front page. They really think that this is actual news. Nothing else going on in the world. Nope.

katy the mean old lady on June 12, 2011 at 10:59 PM

No Hope, Only Chains
Welcome to the ObamaNation
Next Stop: The Third World Zone

HalJordan on June 12, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Maybe it will keep the Sun-sentinel from using the Heat on the front page. They really think that this is actual news. Nothing else going on in the world. Nope.

katy the mean old lady on June 12, 2011 at 10:59 PM

One can only hope! This is justice. Lebron and D-whatever made fun of Dirk at the last game because he had the flue. Karma.

carbon_footprint on June 12, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Dirk had a pipe chimney. I meant FLU.

carbon_footprint on June 12, 2011 at 11:01 PM

The Great Obama Recession: It’s the policies, stupid.

TN Mom on June 12, 2011 at 11:10 PM

I hope they are dancing in the streets of Cleveland.

katy the mean old lady on June 12, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Le Crapola,should be (by)not(my).

Engineering my meddling Do-Gooder Progressive

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 11:12 PM

We Are The Champions!!! The Time is NOWitski!!!

txmomof6 on June 12, 2011 at 11:15 PM

And so,trying to experiment in other
countries,to get their desired goals
!:)

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 10:20 PM

That’s the point, isn’t it…?

… Not only do we have to defeat Obowma, but his ideology as well.

Everything about the Left, everything in our society stained with it’s stink, every policy, every bureaucracy, every law, every social engineering experiment, every environmental hand-cuff…

EVERYTHING needs to be defunded, erased, and remembered as a failure that it will take another 200 years before it is tried again.

Seven Percent Solution on June 12, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Looking for the cartoon on YouTube it appears there were older Gulliver cartoons. I was referring to the one around the 80′s.

FloatingRock on June 12, 2011 at 11:17 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTnnKuNXUNE

katy the mean old lady on June 12, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Crazies for Sarah Palin? Are you sure that shouldn’t be “Middle-Aged, Walmart-Employed Divorcées Hell-Bent on Getting Revenge and Free Stuff from the Mama Grizz for Sarah Palin?”
/petunia

steebo77 on June 12, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Sorry, my last comment about the cartoon is on the wrong thread.

FloatingRock on June 12, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Mavericks prove that class outweighs sass.

PS: Palin will prove that class outweighs sass.
Thugs will lose.

carbon_footprint on June 12, 2011 at 11:20 PM

The picture of Obama for this looks like he has a ‘pinkish’ face.

Did he play too much golf, or are his commie colors showing through?

percysunshine on June 12, 2011 at 9:38 PM

I really have no idea what color little Bammie is. In photographs of him the liberal media do so much fiddling with his color (and clipping his ears) because they are afraid of being accused of ‘OJing’ him, that you can see pictures of him in any shade imaginable. I suspect that he is darker than generally shown, but because I have not seen him in person I really don’t know.

slickwillie2001 on June 12, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Crazies for Sarah Palin? Are you sure that shouldn’t be “Middle-Aged, Walmart-Employed Divorcées Hell-Bent on Getting Revenge and Free Stuff from the Mama Grizz for Sarah Palin?”
/petunia

steebo77 on June 12, 2011 at 11:18 PMYeah, but youtube shortened it.

katy the mean old lady on June 12, 2011 at 11:21 PM

“President Obama on Saturday continued to make his case for patience about the economic recovery following a spate of disappointing news last week that suggested a turnaround wasn’t as close as expected

Patience? My patience lasted about a month after Obama promised to “pivot to JOBS” on January 2009.

TN Mom on June 12, 2011 at 11:23 PM

TN Mom on June 12, 2011 at 11:23 PM

“Oh, did I say jobs? I meant economy-crushing health care. My bad.”

alwaysfiredup on June 12, 2011 at 11:26 PM

A typical Palin denier: Glum

FloatingRock on June 12, 2011 at 11:35 PM

Quote of the Day:

“Thank God it’s not Weiner.”

Roy Rogers on June 12, 2011 at 11:37 PM

You’re welcome America
-dear leader

cmsinaz on June 12, 2011 at 11:49 PM

cmsinaz on June 12, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Excellent post!..:)

PS..What are you doing up this late?!?..:)

Dire Straits on June 12, 2011 at 11:54 PM

… EVERYTHING needs to be defunded, erased, and remembered as a failure that it will take another 200 years before it is tried again.

Seven Percent Solution on June 12, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Based on how long it took academics to consider that maybe FDR didn’t ‘rescue us from the depression’, and was actually a terrible president, it’ll take at least that long for the libs that write history to admit that little Bammie is an incompetent idiot.

Re socialism, no matter how many times in the world it has been tried and failed, there’s always some wacko that thinks they can do it right this time. Like little Bammie said, “this time you’ve got me!”

slickwillie2001 on June 12, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Hey DS….taken from Eds post earlier today.

Headed off line in a minutes….wanted to see the qotd

Stay cool this pm

cmsinaz on June 12, 2011 at 11:56 PM

My bad taken from Allah in the dippity do thread today

cmsinaz on June 12, 2011 at 11:59 PM

cmsinaz on June 12, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Great to see you!..:)

Dire Straits on June 13, 2011 at 12:01 AM

The MSM’s two obsessions in life.
1) Perform colonoscopy on Palin.
2) Perform fellatio on Obama.

HalJordan on June 13, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Y’all have fun now.

:)

cmsinaz on June 13, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Johnson supported libertarian-leaning Republican Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, for president in 2008, but he’s now open to giving Obama a try.

People like this remind me of gamblers in Vegas or complusive lottery ticket purchasers. You might as well ask a Magic 8 Ball who to vote for.

He’s a political drifter. People like him are why the country is in such a mess.

God bless my father, he used to fume that his vote counted no more than someone like this.

disa on June 13, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Quote of the Day:

“Thank God it’s not Weiner.”

Roy Rogers on June 12, 2011 at 11:37 PM

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(in my best Spicoli… uh… impersonation)…
So… Boner… is 14 too?
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RalphyBoy on June 13, 2011 at 12:07 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTnnKuNXUNE
katy the mean old lady on June 12, 2011 at 11:21 PM

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Thanks for that. It brought me to this…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOjTICG0NwI
Which set me to thinking that I’ll be putting a larger than life smiling Sarah w/flag background on my PU’s tailgate as soon as she declares… Hell, I may not even wait for that.
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I hope it brings them hell… Barry sure has brought some to me.
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BTW… Looks like something killed block quotes…

RalphyBoy on June 13, 2011 at 12:15 AM

This recovery will take time

After the collapse of the French Mississippi bubble and the British South Sea Bubble–both in 1720–it took about 68 years for their economies to recover.

Emperor Norton on June 13, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Can we revise the citizenshiup reqs and elect Dirk president in 2012? Dude is money in the clutch. He’d get us out of the recession in no time.

Good Solid B-Plus on June 13, 2011 at 12:20 AM

Good Solid B-Plus on June 13, 2011 at 12:20 AM

Good post!..:)

Dire Straits on June 13, 2011 at 12:34 AM

The mind-numbed brain-dead zombies gave us Obama, now they’re responsible for the ongoing destruction of America. Thanks a lot.

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/the-case-against-re-electing-barack-hussein-obama-part-3

jdawg on June 13, 2011 at 12:48 AM

Gregory on MTP today asked if the Obama’s economy or demographics will elect the next President.

Speakup on June 13, 2011 at 12:48 AM

Sister Sarah will carry the flame
While Brother Cain throws down the lightning and rain
Across the hills and plains, the tyrant they will assail
The Tea Party’s battle-call will wail
Storming ashore with torch in hand
Claiming back our cherished land
To see the rebirth of America assured
And all of the usurper’s damage cured
So one day, everyone will share
The hidden words of Reagan’s Prayer

HalJordan on June 13, 2011 at 12:51 AM

The economy and our well-being takes a back seat to His social justice, which He dispenses for our own good, if only we were intelligent enough to appreciate it.

petefrt on June 13, 2011 at 1:29 AM

Unbelievably obtuse thinking!

csdeven on June 12, 2011 at 10:29 PM

The Enron and CBO schools of accounting come to mind with this one.

chemman on June 13, 2011 at 1:39 AM

TN Mom on June 12, 2011 at 11:23 PM

He changed pivot foot’s so when he pivoted it went in the direction of regulations.

chemman on June 13, 2011 at 1:43 AM

“The American Dream, 2011: You pay four bucks a gallon to commute between your McJob and your underwater housing to prop up a spendaholic, grabafeelic, paramilitarized bureaucracy-without-end bankrupting your future at the rate of a fifth of a billion dollars every hour.”

Obama’s 1 term legacy.

karenhasfreedom on June 13, 2011 at 1:48 AM

See the Third World
Without Leaving Home
Reelect Obama

HalJordan on June 13, 2011 at 2:05 AM

Reading Coulter’s “Demonic”. Solidifies a lot of my thought.
Obama seems to fancy himself an anointed leader as Rosseau. He should remember mobs are uncontrollable especially by their “leaders”. 2012 more hopeful as America sees more lies from DC.

Caststeel on June 13, 2011 at 2:06 AM

It doesn’t matter.

Government doesn’t pay for results.

It spends money on the process, regardless of the results.

If the result is failure (as in most cases), the response is to throw more money at it.

reaganaut on June 13, 2011 at 2:13 AM

“Johnson, a 23-year-old college graduate with a new accounting degree in hand, is an intern at a commercial real estate firm. He would like something more permanent. But many of his college friends aren’t finding work, either, and he’s counting on a breakthrough in the economy.

“‘We have to do something different,’ he said, pausing at a downtown street corner on a sweltering afternoon.

“Johnson supported libertarian-leaning Republican Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, for president in 2008, but he’s now open to giving Obama a try.

“‘I feel like there’s better out there, but, honestly, I’m not seeing the better right now,’ he said. ‘So he may be the best we have.’”

I’m speechless.

Aardvark on June 12, 2011 at 8:39 PM

I’m not. I work in a hospital with residents not much older than him and trust me, he isn’t unique with the lack of thought processes and inability to think rationally. He’s just the tip of the iceberg.

kim roy on June 13, 2011 at 2:16 AM

To all of the “Chicken Littles” (including the president), who fret about “excessive” government spending, we would simply point out that it is far better to deploy government spending in a way that reduces unemployment instead of settling for having it rise as a consequence of this spending.

We therefore suggest a new approach: Government as Employer of Last Resort (ELR). The U.S. Government can proceed directly to zero unemployment by hiring all of the labor that cannot find private sector employment.(More…….)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marshall-auerback/time-to-try-government-as_b_360536.html

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 9:11 PM

I refuse to click on a huffpoo link, but doesn’t that sound like… well… welfare?

/how original!

kim roy on June 13, 2011 at 2:20 AM

doesn’t that sound like… well… welfare?

Is it still welfare if half of them dig holes while the other half fill them in? The filled in holes are an “investment” in the future, you know… You don’t want to have a bunch of big holes around for people to fall into so somebody has got to fill them in. We should thank them, actually.

And maybe someday, if progressives need a convenient enemy maybe they’ll point the finger at the people who they paid to dig the holes in the first place. If it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t have had to spend all that money for the whole fillers.

FloatingRock on June 13, 2011 at 2:56 AM

…hole, rather.

FloatingRock on June 13, 2011 at 2:57 AM

Hydrogen Barackside

HalJordan on June 13, 2011 at 3:06 AM

“Give Obama a try”? So the past 4 years have been a practice run?

that poor, deluded 23-y/o.

alwaysfiredup on June 12, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Yes , industrial strength stupid. A voter now going from Ron Paul to Obama looks like a written propaganda piece though.

the_nile on June 13, 2011 at 3:53 AM

Anyone do the MCSE course that was so famously going to launch a million computer careers about 15-20 years ago?… I know a few people who spent the time and money (their own cash and tax dollars) getting that training… None of those that I know that did that expensive training route are computer specialists today.

RalphyBoy on June 12, 2011 at 10:36 PM

I did a couple of MCSE programs, but decided to go into something else. I know a couple of friends who were completely certified, and it did help them get jobs, but without prior experience in the field they would have had a hard time getting hired.

At least the MCSE’s demonstrated a solid level of competence. The tests were not easy. A manufacturing diploma is ridiculous. I worked in a couple of large manufacturing plants. Sometimes manufacturing jobs require some basic reading comprehension and rarely, some math skills, but they are highly job specific. A manufacturing worker is trained to do a specific task or set of tasks, which he repeats again and again. I’ve never seen a manufacturing job that an average high school graduate wouldn’t be able to handle.

A manufacturing diploma couldn’t be more than a certificate stating that so and so can read, write and do math at a basic level. While it is true that some high school graduates are poorly prepared, a diploma is still a complete waste of time, as there are millions of intelligent, experienced, laid-off manufacturing workers already.

To get a someone’s hopes up for a job and then deliver this as a solution is a sick joke. This won’t get anyone a job unless businesses are forced to hire only people with manufacturing “diplomas.”

Aardvark on June 13, 2011 at 4:09 AM

How stupid and/or deranged does someone have to be to vote for this cretin AGAIN?

justltl on June 12, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Helluva campaign strategy: Life’s a b*tch. Get used to it.
The saddest thing of all is that it may work.

SKYFOX on June 13, 2011 at 6:20 AM

His speech translated;

Patience serfs, I need 4 more years to fully enslave your next couple of generations. I’m handing over this country to my investors and you people are just a little tougher to beat down than I thought. But, don’t force me to use Executive order power to shut you down……because I will to help keep “order and security”.

P.S. Get movin or Michelle is gonna be pissed.

There you go……..translated for your convenience.

PappyD61 on June 13, 2011 at 6:51 AM

Only serious leadership on immigration, the national debt, and unemployment will make America great once again

If Zuckerman really believes that he should support Palin.

Basilsbest on June 13, 2011 at 7:16 AM

How often does Øbama wear his SEIU tie?

Dasher on June 13, 2011 at 7:19 AM

good mornin’ y’all…

cmsinaz on June 13, 2011 at 7:19 AM

Mornin’ cmsinaz!
Off to work, but did you see Holier-than-Thou Joe discussing Anthony Weiner? Pompous ass.
And him and Peggy Noonan pushing Huntsman, who can “complete a sentence”.

Marcus on June 13, 2011 at 7:22 AM

“Well we weren’t going to discuss this story (because we’re so much above it) and we don’t even discuss Republican scandals (freakin’ LIARS) but because Nancy Pelosi and Wasserman Shultz have weighed in, we HAVE to discuss it…….”

Marcus on June 13, 2011 at 7:25 AM

Marcus on June 13, 2011 at 7:22 AM

missed the weenie segment, tuned in during the huntsman love fest…..have a good one!

cmsinaz on June 13, 2011 at 7:25 AM

good mornin’ y’all…
cmsinaz on June 13, 2011 at 7:19 AM

Shut it, hippy dippy happy morning person. I had to walk all the way across the street to my shop, only to find I forgot to set the coffee maker, so the day is starting poorly.

Bishop on June 13, 2011 at 7:25 AM

Marcus on June 13, 2011 at 7:25 AM

liars indeed…pathetic tools of the WH

cmsinaz on June 13, 2011 at 7:25 AM

Bishop on June 13, 2011 at 7:25 AM

hang in there buddy…got some brewing right now

cmsinaz on June 13, 2011 at 7:27 AM

Peggy Noonan is so disgusting depending on WHO she is with. She knows the base is furious and wants a Conservative and yet when she’s on Morning Joe she’s all “Romney and Huntsman are the only intelligent ones…..” If the libs were “2 Mormons? They’re so weird we don’t want Mormons in the White House” she’d be “I know! Mormons!”

Marcus on June 13, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Great thing about being an absentee boss is that I can blame someone else for the coffee maker fiasco. First guy in the door gets fired, then I’ll take a nap.

Bishop on June 13, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Marcus on June 13, 2011 at 7:29 AM

spot on M….

cmsinaz on June 13, 2011 at 7:32 AM

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