Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on February 26, 2013 by Allahpundit

[Obama] will divide, isolate and defeat Republicans using all the powers of his office and all his skills as a political campaigner. As Americans grow frustrated with the cuts, Republicans will reject their party’s no-tax mantra and demand that Congress end the standoff, even if it means raising some new revenue – just the way Obama is demanding.

Obama’s trying to speed this result, by releasing state by state details of the pain and suffering the sequester will cause, all meant to get Republicans to cave. And he’s got the biggest megaphone, hammering this message over and over in a way the divided Republican party cannot.

Except that message could cut both ways.

What if the public agrees that yes, there is a lot of pain and suffering – and turns to Obama wondering, why didn’t you do more to prevent it?

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As the governors spoke, there was a real question of how much flexibility the president has to shape the cuts that are contained in the sequestration measure, which he proposed and signed into law with bipartisan support in 2011. Does Obama have the authority to move money around so government consultants would take more of a hit than Head Start?

Jindal believes so. “Everybody has known that this was coming,” he said. “When did [Obama] go to his Cabinet heads and say, ‘If you had to make these reductions, what would be the least painful way to do it?’ ”

There’s no indication Obama has done anything to make the cuts easier on the public. To the contrary, it is in his political interest to make the cuts as painful as possible and then blame them on Republicans.

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There’s no question the belt-tightening will mean real pain for some workers and families. But is a 9-10 percent reduction in the military coffers, after a decade-long spending spree, really going to “hollow out” our force, making us a “second-rate power”?…

Some Republican critics of the administration – and staunch defenders of the military – say the impact on defense programs is overblown. “The reality is that this is just part of political theater, part of the campaign,” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told ABC’s Jonathan Karl of President Obama. “He’s trying to scare the American people. He’s trying to distort the impact.”

To say, “‘well…we’re going to be hollowing out our military’… If that were really the case, the president should take my suggestion of postponing new spending programs,” Jindal said.

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Since the day they were swept to power more than two years ago, the tea party’s legions in Washington have made dramatic federal spending cuts the centerpiece of an economic message that has dominated the national debate.

Now they’re about to get what they want.

Deep reductions in domestic and defense spending are set to begin Friday in a process known as sequestration, which will make progress toward the tea party’s goal of shrinking the government. What unfolds over the following months will be a high-stakes test of whether significant cuts in spending will help or hurt the economy — and the Republican Party’s brand…

Although Democratic and Republican leaders are pointing fingers, the tea party and its allies are happily accepting credit for the cuts.

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We live in a period when politicians tend to see the world in a binary fashion; everything is either a one or a zero, and there is a clear winner and a clear loser in every situation. But with the sequester, at least after the first few days, it’s possible that both sides could lose, that people won’t distinguish between Democrats or Republicans but will instead excoriate “those politicians in Washington” as a whole…

But even districts and states that are normally neither competitive nor potentially competitive can get that way in the face of public anguish and rage. During these times, anger against Washington reaches a certain point and creates an environment in which an unusually large (relatively speaking) number of incumbents either lose or have surprisingly close primary contests. For those looking at running for the Senate, a governor’s mansion, or the White House, being tagged as a candidate running from Congress is no prize either. In short, this kind of debacle hurts all incumbents, regardless of whether they wear red or blue jerseys.

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It is perhaps more likely that the fate of the sequester cuts—for which most Republicans and Democrats have expressed disdain—may be tied to the upcoming fight over increasing the nation’s ability to continue borrowing, and perhaps a larger “grand bargain” to address the nation’s debt. A measure approved in January put off a debt-ceiling decision until May 19, and some Republicans have said they are willing to consider allowing the nation to default unless deeper budget cuts are enacted. The Treasury will be able to keep meeting the nation’s spending obligations through at least the end of July, analysts say.

Against this backdrop, both parties will be gauging the public reaction to the sequester cuts set to begin on Friday. Groups on all sides of the debate plan to highlight the effects of the cuts once they are officially in place, in an effort to sway public opinion. Obama and Democrats may be evaluating the reaction with an eye on whether a significant public outcry might work to their benefit as they press to replace some cuts with revenue from sources such as levying higher taxes on millionaires, reducing farm subsidies, and closing tax loopholes for oil and gas companies.

If the sequester is met with a shrug, Republicans could use a lack of significant public anger to press Obama and Democrats for still more concessions on the spending they see as a driver of the federal debt. Whichever way it goes, the sequester is set to start soon, and the public’s reaction to the cuts will likely set the stage for what lies ahead.

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“Now, lately, some people have been saying, well, maybe we’ll just give the President some flexibility,” Obama said today during his rally in Newport News. “He could make the cuts the way he wants and that way it won’t be as damaging. The problem is when you’re cutting $85 billion in seven months, which represents over a 10-percent cut in the defense budget in seven months, there’s no smart way to do that. There’s no smart way to do that. You don’t want to have to choose between, let’s see, do I close funding for the disabled kid, or the poor kid? Do I close this Navy shipyard or some other one? When you’re doing things in a way that’s not smart, you can’t gloss over the pain and the impact it’s going to have on the economy.”…

What’s more remarkable, that Obama thinks a tax increase counts as a spending cut, or that he admits openly that he doesn’t want to make difficult choices about how to cut spending?

“He is a world-class bulls*** artist,” a Senate aide said in response to Obama’s speech today.

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Via NRO.

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Via the Daily Rushbo.


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williamg on February 27, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Had to look that up!

In the 1860s, more than 50 years after Avogadro first made his hypothesis, the Austrian high school teacher Josef Loschmidt calculated how many molecules were in a single cubic centimeter of a gas under typical pressure and temperature. He determined this to be approximately 2.6X1019 molecules, a number now known as Loschmidt’s Constant, and which has since been expanded to 2.68677725X1025 m-3.

The term Avogadro’s number was first used in a paper from 1909, by the scientist Jean Baptiste Jean Perrin, who later went on to win the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1926. He stated in the paper that, “The invariable number N is a univeral constant, which may be appropriately designated ‘Avogadro’s Constant’.

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Cindy Munford on February 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM

The tune’s cool, but those guys made me laugh out loud! :)

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Love conquers all, Scrumpy. And I believe in Love. There are many kinds of love, and it comes in many forms, and often when we least expect it. :)

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:06 AM

I believe that love is deaf, dumb and blind… And it really ought to quit drinking in towns it’s not familiar with. ;p

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:09 AM

bayam, you are aware that this year’s budget is actually larger than last year’s budget, despite the sequester, right?

Jackalope on February 27, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Resist We Much on February 27, 2013 at 12:08 AM

LOL. Good job, RWM.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 27, 2013 at 12:12 AM

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:09 AM

You do realize, Walker, that there’s a difference between love and lust… right?

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:12 AM

bayam on February 26, 2013 at 11:48 PM

So, in your personal life, when things get tight financially, do you spend, borrow or cut you output? Of course, you could get another source of income, like a part time job, but then you would have to get up before 9:00 am.

Cindy Munford on February 26, 2013 at 11:54 PM

He just asks mom for more money.

arnold ziffel on February 27, 2013 at 12:12 AM

There’s no way to justify these cuts given the ongoing economic challenges and high unemployment. Entitlement spending is the real long-term threat, and that can be addressed without shocking the system.

bayam on February 26, 2013 at 11:08 PM

“Already, some in Congress are trying to undo these automatic spending cuts. My message to them is simple: No. I WILL VETO ANY EFFORT TO GET RID OF THOSE AUTOMATIC SPENDING CUTS TO DOMESTIC AND DEFENSE SPENDING. There will be no easy off ramps on this one.”

- President Barack Obama, 21 November 2011

“In the short term, the good news is that there’s going to be a forcing mechanism to deal with what is the central ideological argument in Washington right now, and that is: How much government do we have and how do we pay for it? So when you combine the Bush tax cuts expiring, THE SEQUESTER IN PLACE, the commitment of both myself and my opponent — at least Governor Romney claims that he wants to reduce the deficit — but we’re going to be in a position where I believe in the first six months we are going to solve that big piece of business.”

- President Barack Obama, Des Moines Register, 23 October 2012

Resist We Much on February 27, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Cocktail-Swilling Surrender GOPers

Resist We Much on February 27, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Close on the wording but not quite.

arnold ziffel on February 27, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Good job, Scrumps.

Rusty Allen on February 27, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Mack The Knife -Bobby Darin ( 1959)

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Resist We Much on February 27, 2013 at 12:08 AM

If you bonk your mule, you’ve gotta take him out the city and sell him.

If you shag your neighbour’s sheep, you’ve gotta write him a cheque.

That’s not me, that’s not some compiler of some discredited anthology, that’s the Grand Poopah himself! The One! The Only!

The Ayatollah Khomeini!

If it wasn’t so awfully true it would be a bloody good joke!!

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 12:16 AM

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:09 AM

You do realize, Walker, that there’s a difference between love and lust… right?

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Oh yes, I understand that perfectly, lust never get’s drunk or lost in a strange Town, always knows exactly what it’s lusting after, has no difficulty expressing itself and always knows exactly where to find you. O_O

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:17 AM

He just asks mom Obama for more money.

arnold ziffel on February 27, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Sheep shaggers.

Rusty Allen on February 27, 2013 at 12:18 AM

For Bayam, with feeling…

Oops! Most Of – And, Maybe All – Obama’s Strawmen Are Exempted From Sequester

1. “Compensation for the President” – (Section 25, p 19)

2. Social Security benefits (old-age, survivors, and disability) and Tier 1 Railroad Retirement benefits.

3. Medicaid

4. Refundable tax credits to individuals (p18)

5. Children’s Health Insurance Programmes

6. Academic Competitiveness/Smart Grant Program;

7. Mandatory funding under the Child Care and Development Fund;

8. Child Nutrition Programs (including School Lunch, School Breakfast, Child and Adult Care Food, and others, but excluding Special Milk);

9. Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP);

10. Commodity Supplemental Food Program;

11. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the TANF Contingency Fund;

12. Family Support Programmes;

13. Federal Pell Grants;

14. All VA-administered programmes

15. Special benefits for certain WWII veterans (p17)

16. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programme

17. Net interest (budget function 900).

18. Unobligated balances carried over from previous years for non-defence programmes.

19. At the President’s sole discretion subject to Congressional notification, military personnel can be entirely exempted from sequester or receive a higher percentage of the rate set in place by sequester (p19)

20. A list of “other” budget accounts and activities; readers should consult the statute for a complete list. A few selected examples include a) activities resulting from private donations, bequests or voluntary contributions, or financed by voluntary payments for good or services; b) advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund; payments to various retirement, health care, and disability trust funds; certain Tribal and Indian trust accounts; and Medical Facilities Guaranty and Loan Fund.(20)

21. Specified federal retirement and disability accounts and activities

22. Prior legal obligations of the federal government in specified budget accounts

23. Foster Care and Permanency Programmes

24. Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

25. Medicare Part D low-income premium and cost-sharing subsidies; Medicare Part D catastrophic subsidy payments; and Qualified Individual (QI) premiums.

26. Specified economic recovery programmes, including GSE Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements, the Office of Financial Stability, and the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

27. The following “split-treatment” programmes, to the extent that the programmes’ budgetary resources are subject to obligations limitations in appropriations bills:

*Federal Aid-Highways;

*Highway Traffic Safety Grants;

* Operations and Research NHTSA and National Driver Register;

* Motor Carrier Safety Operations and Programs;

* Motor Carrier Safety Grants;

* Formula and Bus Grants; and

* Grants-in-Aid for Airports.

The Following “Discretionary” Programmes Are ALSO Exempt From The Sequester:

* Student loans under Title IV-B and IV-D of the Higher Education Act;

* Medicare;

* Community and migrant health centers, Indian health services and facilities, and veterans’ medical care;

* Child Support Enforcement;

* Federal pay;

* Federal administrative expenses;

* Unemployment Compensation; and

* Commodity Credit Corporation.

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42050.pdf#page=1

Looking for more…

Resist We Much on February 27, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Dream Lover – Bobby Darin

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:19 AM

The islamic faith is SICKER than SICK

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Cocktail-Swilling Surrender GOPers

Resist We Much on February 27, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Close on the wording but not quite.

arnold ziffel on February 27, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Just one space missing

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 12:20 AM

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:08 AM

It must be universal. They crack me up and I know when my son was playing out he could play and sing a couple of lines and the crowd was hysterical.

Cindy Munford on February 27, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Ain’t That A Shame – Fats Domino

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Cocktail-Swilling Surrender GOPers

Resist We Much on February 27, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Close on the wording but not quite.

arnold ziffel on February 27, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Just one space missing

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 12:20 AM

One space… or one strike? o_O <— insert evil grin here…

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Cindy Munford on February 27, 2013 at 12:21 AM

LOL! I’m not sure exactly what it is…but it should be bottled! Its the best laugh I’ve had in a while. Thanks. :)

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Resist We Much on February 27, 2013 at 12:08 AM

LOL. Good job, RWM.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 27, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Good job the both of you, and Inc, and all who expose the Punk for what he is.

JPeterman is right when he said today that “the land lost all her decency” or to that effect. The politicians robbed the land of the last drop of it.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Jackalope on February 27, 2013 at 12:09 AM

I’m still trying to figure out how a non-existent budget this year can be larger than the non-existent budget from last year. Why it doesn’t scare people that this country is being run by the nicely creased seat of Obama’s pants is a mystery!

Cindy Munford on February 27, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Ain’t That A Shame – Fats Domino

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:21 AM

I prefer this version….

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Someone mentioned gas prices earlier, I found this quote:

If you or me go to the gas station to fill up our car and it costs us much more than we expected, it will zap our discretionary income. We won’t have the extra money to buy that washing machine or new winter coat-all big ticket items that are important to economic growth.
Maria Bartiromo

So true!

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Smoke and Mirrors designed to rile up the LoInFo voters…

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 12:27 AM

For Your Love – The Yardbirds

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Ain’t That A Shame

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 12:28 AM

the deficit shrank 3.1 percentage points

You’re wrong, the term ‘percentage points’ has unambiguous meaning to anyone familiar with reading financials. You can stammer and ridicule the verbiage of the article all day but it doesn’t undermine the main point made by IBD and many others on Wall Street- that deficits are on a historic downward path and that measures to decelerate spending faster is foolish policy.

bayam on February 27, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Scrumpy, it gets even better…

“The Ten Khomeindments” were published in 1979 and the easiest way to get a flavour of its savouries is simply to sample the contents pages:

THE UNCLEANS

1. Urine
2. Stool
3. Semen
4. Corpse
5. Blood
6. Dog
7. Pig
8. Infidel
9. Wine
10. Beer
11. Sweat of an unlawful ejaculation
12. The sweat of a camel that eats uncleans

Hey, Cheery, SunniShine, Multikulti Man, that would be you at big hit sound number 8: “Infidel” – right behind “Dog and pig” but, if it’s any consolation, ahead of “Sweat of an unlawful ejaculation”.

But hang on: ejaculate-wise, the Ayatollah’s just getting cranked up:

PRECEPTS OF EJACULATION:

Things that are unlawful for an ejaculator
Things that are loathesome for an ejaculator
The bath of ejaculation…

I confess that I was a wee bit worried that a friend of a friend a off-off-Broadway friend, who likes to wear women’s lingerie ( or so he says since I have no firsthand knowledge) and who might be in breach of the Ayatollah’s “Precepts of Ejaculation” but, after thumbing through them, I can’t find anything in there preventing him from doing it repeatedly all over the Internet and, if he talks to Leftists Get Laid More Often @ PuffHost, s/he can probably set him up with a personal account.

Just remember: For your Friday night kebab dinner, Gershwin’s “Embraceable Ewe” is parfait.

Resist We Much on February 27, 2013 at 12:29 AM

No Time – The Guess Who

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 12:28 AM

I missed that one! Excellent!:)

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:34 AM

http://youtu.be/pX6J5-13c-0

folks: we are at the crossroads and the cream will rise

Fred

jrsrigmvr on February 27, 2013 at 12:34 AM

If you or me go to the gas station to fill up our car and it costs us much more than we expected, it will zap our discretionary income. We won’t have the extra money to buy that washing machine or new winter coat-all big ticket items that are important to economic growth.
Maria Bartiromo

Except in bayam and Obama’s world, Scrumpy

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 12:35 AM

I prefer this version….

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Good one. Do you like these fellas?

arnold ziffel on February 27, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Smoke and mirrors, smoke and mirrors
Go together like nought is queerer

This I tell ya, brother, you can’t have one without the other.

Smoke and Mirrors, Smoke and Mirrors
It’s an illusion that can’t be clearer

Ask the local gentry and they will say it’s elementary.

Try, try, try to separate them, it’s an illusion
Try, try, try and you only come to this conclusion:

Smoke and Mirrors, Smoke and Mirrors
Go together like nought is queerer

Dad was told by mother you can’t have one
You can’t have one
You can’t have one without the other…

Apologies to Frank Sinatra…

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 12:36 AM

No Sugar Tonight – The Guess Who

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:36 AM

jrsrigmvr on February 27, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Too cool, Fred! Love Jack Bruce! :)

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Resist We Much on February 27, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Nought queerer than Islamic folk eh! :-)

Dispicable Pigs!

Sorry to disparage Pigs…

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 12:38 AM

I prefer this version….

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Good one. Do you like these fellas?

arnold ziffel on February 27, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Some of their stuff, for example I think this is one of the best music video’s ever made.

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:39 AM

brayam is Krugman.She can ES.

CW on February 27, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Dream Lover – Bobby Darin

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:19 AM

I do a quasi country version of that song.

Rusty Allen on February 27, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Scrumps is sicker than sick.

Rusty Allen on February 27, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Maybe – Joplin

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Rusty Allen on February 27, 2013 at 12:41 AM

How so Rusty?

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Rusty Allen on February 27, 2013 at 12:40 AM

That sounds very cool, Rusty. I hadn’t thought of it in that style, but I can see how it would be a great adaptation. :)

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Cindy Munford on February 27, 2013 at 12:24 AM
OK you got me there. I meant that the amount to be spent will be more…no budget necessary to spend into oblivion.

Jackalope on February 27, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Me And Bobby McGee – Joplin

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:45 AM

You’re wrong, the term ‘percentage points’ has unambiguous meaning to anyone familiar with reading financials.

bayam on February 27, 2013 at 12:28 AM

So … if Barky managed to get the deficit up to 50% of GDP and then pulled a miracle and reduced it to 42% of GDP it would be the “greatest percentage point deficit reduction” in all of American history!! … as if something great had happened. You really don’t understand any of this.

My G-d, you are stupid. And you seem proud of it, too. I bet you’re still waiting for BarkyCare to “reduce premiums by 3000%!!”.

Friggin moron. I’m surprised you can breathe without the aid of machines.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 27, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Some of their stuff, for example I think this is one of the best music video’s ever made.

Awww, SWalker, you’re after my heart, aren’t you?!

Jackalope on February 27, 2013 at 12:47 AM

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:39 AM

It is a superb video… ty for posting!

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Oh, I thought sick was like awesome.

Rusty Allen on February 27, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Rusty Allen on February 27, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Lol, I got you!! Sorry bit slow there ;-)

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Friggin moron. I’m surprised you can breathe without the aid of machines.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 27, 2013 at 12:45 AM

You’re a bitter little man. Wasn’t mommy around to teach you how to act like a big boy? Or were you simply a waste of time, even as an infant?

bayam on February 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Rusty Allen on February 27, 2013 at 12:48 AM

I meant sick as in SICK! Not awesome tho… ;-)

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM

You’re a bitter little man. Wasn’t mommy around to teach you how to act like a big boy? Or were you simply a waste of time, even as an infant?

bayam on February 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM

He’s a mathematician you brain dead butt munching imbecile. You do have some miniscule clue what a mathematician is, right?

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:52 AM

bayam on February 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Is that all you have?

Stupid Ad Hominems?

Time you went home little person…

You are being schooled and still can’t see it can you?

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 12:52 AM

I understand that the people we generally regard as ‘trolls’… those progressives who come to the conservative sites to prattle on and deliver the progressive talking points of the day… have already been ostracized by their fellow progressives on the usual sites they’d tend to frequent and that’s why they are reduced to spending their time haranguing us with that drivel. They have no where else to go.

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:52 AM

http://youtu.be/iLddJ1WceHQ

for the WON and of course our resident retard.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on February 27, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Wasn’t mommy around to teach you how to act like a big boy?

bayam on February 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Wasn’t anyone around to teach you the difference between additive quantities and multiplicative ones?

Don’t blame me for your stupidity. A reduction of 3 percentage points in the deficit over three years is the most since WWII only because it was even rare for the deficit to be even 3% of GDP in any of the years since WWII – it only happened a handful of times. So … when you are crowing about the GDP “percentage points” drop in the deficit over Barky’s term and it is more than the budget deficit has been for almost any year since WWII you should understand what a total idiot you are showing yourself to be.

As I tried to instruct you before, if the budget deficit were 50% of GDP and it went down to the way, way low figure of 42% of GDP you would be screaming how he reduced the budget deficit by 8 “percentage points” – the most percentage point reduction in all of American history!! Do you really not understand how stupid that is? Seriously?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 27, 2013 at 12:57 AM

And she has good taste in music… ;)

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Ha ha. I just saw that.

INC on February 27, 2013 at 12:59 AM

http://youtu.be/QtWzR5RkB3U

more bruce jackie. repeats one i already played but it’s worth listening to again.

peace
Fred

jrsrigmvr on February 27, 2013 at 1:00 AM

jrsrigmvr on February 27, 2013 at 1:00 AM

Too cool, Fred! I could listen to these all night long. :)

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 1:02 AM

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:52 AM

I don’t even know why I’m bothering with him … but he really seems to have his heart set on this article and their silly measure. It’s like trying to teach a dog physics … only to have Barky eat him in the end, anyway.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 27, 2013 at 1:02 AM

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 12:57 AM

lol

great minds think alike

Fred

jrsrigmvr on February 27, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Anyone here familiar with regionalism or paying attention to it?

INC on February 27, 2013 at 1:04 AM

jrsrigmvr on February 27, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Yes… and I think it’s where the music leads, too. :)

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM

I know (:

Rusty Allen on February 27, 2013 at 1:09 AM

I Don’t Need No Doctor – Humble Pie

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Begone horrid persons who lie and lie
Away away I wish you would fly

The truth should it hit thee
You canst not see dare not see

Begone devilish persons who lie and lie
Away away I wish you would fly

Their king Obama won’t set them free
You cannot see dare not see

Begone ugly persons who lie and lie
Away away I wish they would fly

You are prisoners of his thoughts
But here you could be taught

Begone horrid persons who lie and lie
Away away I wish they would fly

Don’t listen to us just go on your way
One of these days you will have to pay

Begone devilish persons who lie and lie
Away away I wish you would fly

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Internet users, they watch, with the SC’s blessings.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 1:09 AM

For Your Love – Humble Pie

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 1:10 AM

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 12:52 AM

I don’t even know why I’m bothering with him … but he really seems to have his heart set on this article and their silly measure. It’s like trying to teach a dog physics … only to have Barky eat him in the end, anyway.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 27, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Math is apparently some kind of mystic magical spell to him, something he doesn’t understand at all, but is confident that he can wave at any problem and as long as he mutters the incantations right it will produce the results he desires.

The fact that their might actually be individuals who have a firm grasp of exactly what math is and how it works seems to be beyond his grasp.

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Obama’s tribute to St Patrick’s Day.

MontanaMmmm on February 27, 2013 at 1:11 AM

And she has good taste in music… ;)

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Ha ha. I just saw that.

INC on February 27, 2013 at 12:59 AM

<— insert big goofy grin here….

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 1:09 AM

From your mouth to G-d’s ear.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 27, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 1:09 AM

There goes another one, thanks for posting :-)

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Yes. I’m certain that there’ll be a file, carefully enshrined in DC, on each of us one day. My only question is… does this count as publishing and who get’s the rights?LOL!

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 1:13 AM

bayam on February 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM

You are not very observant. You got your derriere handed to you by a math pro.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Every Breath You Take – The Police

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Yes. I’m certain that there’ll be a file, carefully enshrined in DC, on each of us one day. My only question is… does this count as publishing and who get’s the rights?LOL!

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Well at least most of you guys will have small little files… Unlike some of us imbeciles who write politically incorrect Blogs whose largest percentage of readers just happen to reside in Mordor on the Potomac… O_O

SWalker on February 27, 2013 at 1:15 AM

Yes. I’m certain that there’ll be a file, carefully enshrined in DC, on each of us one day. My only question is… does this count as publishing and who get’s the rights?LOL!

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 1:13 AM

I hope they read this – spontaneously combust, evey one of you. YOU are worse than the USSR goons and Pravda used to be.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 1:15 AM

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Very nice. HotAir’s got talent. That could be a new show.

SparkPlug on February 27, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 1:15 AM

Pretty sure that’s likely the case. LOL! At least we’re entertaining! :)

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 1:17 AM

You’re a bitter little man. Wasn’t mommy around to teach you how to act like a big boy? Or were you simply a waste of time, even as an infant?

bayam on February 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Heh. You’re unoriginal even in your put downs.

My goodness you’re such a joke Krugs.

CW on February 27, 2013 at 1:17 AM

I hope they read this – spontaneously combust, evey one of you. YOU are worse than the USSR goons and Pravda used to be.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 1:15 AM

Ok, if they catch on fire I won’t spray them with my fire hose. I’ll say I was on a lunch break or something.

SparkPlug on February 27, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Talking In Your Sleep – The Romantics

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 1:18 AM

As I tried to instruct you before, if the budget deficit were 50% of GDP and it went down to the way, way low figure of 42% of GDP you would be screaming how he reduced the budget deficit by 8 “percentage points” – the most percentage point reduction in all of American history!! Do you really not understand how stupid that is? Seriously?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 27, 2013 at 12:57 AM

It’s sad that you continue to focus on a red herring, when no one on Wall Street seriously questions the significant rate of deficit reduction as a percentage of GDP. IBD is a conservative news source. But clearly you don’t read much financial press.

bayam on February 27, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Every jot and tittle is archived for later use…

Every word uttered shall be scrutinized…

We have no Privacy and longer…

What country do we live in…

I await the time when we shall be bar coded or micro-chipped…

It’s coming…

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 1:19 AM

thatsafactjack on February 27, 2013 at 1:18 AM

I got a new color monitor so now you look even more splendid in your fancy boots and pashmina.

SparkPlug on February 27, 2013 at 1:19 AM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 27, 2013 at 1:02 AM

It has NO integrity. It is incapable of ever noticing anything untoward with the media or Obama but can contort 1001 probabilities to find the one remotely ‘making its desired case’.

I can find a quote on any subject too – doesn’t make it so.

It is firmly convinced that leftists are smarter than you.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2013 at 1:21 AM

SparkPlug on February 27, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Me too!!

We shall have Camel meal tea

With two humps behind the old oak tree!

Scrumpy on February 27, 2013 at 1:21 AM

When does the party start?
I have Spam and ammo. Anyone have a pitchfork and torch?

AllahsNippleHair on February 27, 2013 at 1:21 AM

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