Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!

ONN: News of the week.

Thom: The Good, the Bad and the Very, Very Ugly.

Ohio Gov. Kasich is Worst Person in the World.

Fiscal Apocalypse:

Mark Fiore: We are the whirled.

White House: West Wing Week.

The G.O.P. Presidential Lunatic Asylum:

Obama calls the International Space Station.

Thom talks to a deprogrammed teabagger.

Allen West’s Letter:

Young Turks: Abstinence-only education problem in Texas.

Sen. Smith and Bill-O-the-Clown lose to James Murdoch as Worst Person in the World.

Obama ends DADT.

The ALEC Caper:

ONN: Tensions mount after North Korea destroys all of Asia.

Sam Seder: The Teabaggers don’t pay their debt.

West and Palin lose out to Casino boss Steve Wynn as Worst Person in the World.

News Corpse:

Thom: Can Republicans get elected without fraud and treason?

Stephen: CA gay history bill.

Sam Seder: Rush claims “It’s not hot—Government trying to fool you”.

Young Turks: FAUX News asks whether there are any poor families in America.

Faggot joke amuses FAMiLY LEADER’s (14-point marriage fidelity pledge) Bob Vander (via ThinkProgress).

Cenk Leaves MSNBC:

Last week’s Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza can be found here.

Comments

  1. 1

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    # Maddow: Obama hating GOP denialists push U.S. economy to brink of disaster, part 1
    # Maddow: Obama hating GOP denialists push U.S. economy to brink of disaster, part 2

    Yet, in each of those videos MadCow didn’t identify the DUMMOCRAPTIC Budget proposals.

    Why? THEY DON’T EXIST!

  2. 3

    czechsaaz spews:

    @1

    Here’s one….

    http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/.....Budget.pdf

    I suppose Puddy is enamored with the Ryan Budget (AKA, the Republican budget). You know, that deficit reducing masterwork that will INCREASE the deficit by $6 Trillion over 10 years.

    Keep listening to talk radio. Baaaaaaa-Baaaaa “The Dems have no budget.”

  3. 4

    W. Klingon Skousen's log removal service spews:

    It may take another decade for all of this to play out, but I think that Nuremburg will ultimately be mankinds template for dealing with the right wing of humanity.

  4. 5

    don spews:

    @1

    What does one have to do with the other? The current “debate” in Washington involves the debt ceiling, which is paying for things that have already been approved in the budget. This is not new spending. The budget debate is a separate thing.

  5. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @5 It has to do with taking past bills hostage in order to make future budgets suck his you know what.

  6. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Debt Talks: No Progress After Saturday Meeting

    News media report that debt negotiations convened by President Obama this morning broke up after about an hour of discussion without any signs of progress.

    Here’s where things stand. The president has offered to raise the Medicare age from 65 to 67, cut future Social Security COLAs, and trim about 3% from Socal Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Based on previous reports, the president has agreed to reduce deficits with 85% spending cuts and 15% revenue increases.

    Republicans have agreed in principle to letting revenue rise, but only by cutting tax rates and relying on economic growth to produce higher revenues under lower rates. And dozens of GOP House members have promised to vote against the debt ceiling even if the GOP gets everything it wants.

  7. 9

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Speaker Boehner criticized the president for not getting involved and leading the country out of its debt impasse. But when Obama did that, negotiations went nowhere, because Boehner can’t deliver Republican votes for his own proposals much less a compromise. Obama has offered politically difficult concession; the Party of No’s only offer is “no.”

    So where does it go from here? To a Treasury default and partial government shutdown, of course. Then, voters will have to decide in 2012 which direction they want the country to go — keep at least a partial social safety net in place (Democrats) or take America back to the 19th century (Republicans), when robber barons had all the money and the rest of us were virtual slaves.

  8. 10

    spews:

    1. Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    # Maddow: Obama hating GOP denialists push U.S. economy to brink of disaster, part 1
    # Maddow: Obama hating GOP denialists push U.S. economy to brink of disaster, part 2

    Yet, in each of those videos MadCow didn’t identify the DUMMOCRAPTIC Budget proposals.

    Why? THEY DON’T EXIST!

    07/23/2011 at 3:35 am

    Congratulations. You are officially, notoriously and irrevocably the “Stupidest Mother Fucker in the Universe”!!!!

    Your award is in the mail. Thanks for playing.

  9. 11

    spews:

    http://pandagon.net/index.php/.....sluttiness

    Friday, July 22, 2011
    Bill O’Reilly: dumbest man alive

    I don’t say that lightly; there are many dumbasses in the world. But this clip really puts O’Reilly over the top. He makes, in quick order, three mind-boggling claims:

    1) That the Institute of Medicine recommended that the HHS use tax dollars to pay for every woman’s birth control.

    2) That free birth control won’t reduce unwanted pregnancy rates, because the reason women get pregnant is they’re “blasted” and don’t use birth control.

    3) The third claim is implicit, and it’s that the birth control that’s under discussion—he specifically mentions the pill—requires you to remember to use it while you’re having the kind of wild, drunken sex O’Reilly has failed to invite into his life with loofah references. If he can’t get any, ladies, neither can you!

    Anyway, all of these claims are manifestly stupid. Let’s take them one at a time.

    Perfect logic from loofah man.

  10. 12

    don spews:

    Imagine trying to strike a deal with a Republican over buying a car:

    Customer: How much for this car?
    Dealer: $20,000
    Customer: How about I give you $10,000?
    Dealer: The price is $22,500
    Customer: How about I give you $12,500?
    Dealer: The price is $25,000, plus you give me $5,000 to take your car as a trade-in.
    Customer: How about $15,000?
    Dealer: Did I mention that wheels and seats are extra?

  11. 13

    spews:

    To most people, the undeserving rich guy is the ex-police lieutenant down the street who’s been collecting a six-figure pension for years after spending two decades writing traffic tickets before retiring at 43. Seeing that guy lounging in the dugout pool you paid for with your constantly rising property taxes is enough to piss anyone off, which is why it’s not hard to understand where a lot of that Tea Party anger is coming from….

    If you think your local Andy Griffith is a greedy pig because he retired in his forties and built an addition to his garage with your tax money, try hanging out with a guy who eats $400 crabs, throws himself $5 million parties where he is serenaded by Rod Stewart and Patti Labelle (who sang “Happy Birthday”), and then compares the president to Hitler when word leaks out that he might have to pay taxes at the same rate as a firefighter or a kindergarten teacher.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/po.....e-20110713

  12. 14

    Puddybud on the road again, dealing with so many leftist moron screwups spews:

    So checksez,

    That’s the official ObummeR and Senate DUMMOCRAPTS budget proposal? Well why are they not officially promoting it?

    Why didn’T MadCow discuss it?

  13. 15

    Puddybud on the road again, dealing with so many leftist moron screwups spews:

    Ummm don don don,

    Apparently you are a kook-aid drinka. Who is discussing Fiscal 2011 except you?

    Moody said we need to trim 4 Trillion in debt by budget proposal or we get downgraded. So, where is the Obummer proposal to do this starting in FY2012?

  14. 16

    Puddybud on the road again, dealing with so many leftist moron screwups spews:

    Oh rujax HA’s duMbest black man ever… Where are thEir proposals? Where is the single piece of paper?

    This is why I LOL at your antics… Reservatipn boy.

    LMBBAO!

  15. 18

    Puddybud on the road again, dealing with so many leftist moron screwups spews:

    Americans are seeing through Obummer’s teleprompter as a figurehead who can’t lead on any issue.

  16. 19

    czechsaaz spews:

    Oh Puddy, master of the Google. Try youtube+maddow+people’s budget.

    Get back to me when you figure out why it hasn’t been discussed.

    Puddy claims Dem budget proposals don’t exist. Confronted with an existing Democratic budget proposal, goes with why isn’t it being discussed? Well Maddow has done segments. Various news sources have talked about it. So it’s been discussed.

    I’d like to see whats behind door number three, Monte.

  17. 20

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    putz sez @18: “a figurehead who can’t lead on any issue”

    You mean like saving America from another Great Depression? And winding down Bush’s disastrous recreational war in Iraq? And passing health care reform, which eluded a half dozen previous presidents? And killing 9/11 mastermind, Osama bin Laden, who eluded your boy Chump for eight long years?

    The stock market seems to like him … the Dow was at 8218.22 when Bush left office; yesterday, it stood at 12,681.16 — a gain of 54.3% since Obama took office. By contrast, the Dow lost 23.1% under Bush.

  18. 21

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Poor puddy is having a meltdown on the previous thread because he can’t deal with the fact Norway’s mass murderer is a rightwing christo-fascist anti-immigrant Muslim-hating whackjob — just like a lot of Republicans in our own country.

  19. 22

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Oh, and did I mention that Norway’s rightwing christo-fascist anti-immigrant Muslim-hating whackjob mass murdered did NOT serve in the military, even though military service is mandatory in that country?

  20. 23

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Republican = draft dodger

    George W. Bush – went AWOL from National Guard
    Dick Cheney – 5 deferments, never served
    Phil Gramm – 4 deferments, never served
    John Ashcroft – 7 deferments, never served
    Jeb Bush – never served
    Karl Rove – never served
    Dennis Hastert – never served
    Bill Frist – never served
    Dick Armey – never served
    Tom DeLay – never served
    Newt Gingrich – never served
    Trent Lott – never served
    Saxby Chambliss – claimed “bad knee,” never served
    Mitch McConnell – never served
    Rick Santorum – never served
    Roy Blunt – never served
    Richard Shelby – never served
    Dana Rohrabacher – never served
    John M. McHugh – never served
    JC Watts – never served
    Jack Kemp – never served becaue of “knee problem” that didn’t keep him from playing in NFL for 8 years
    Arnold Schwarzenegger – went AWOL from Austrian army
    George Pataki – never served
    Spencer Abraham – never served
    John Engler – never served
    Elliott Abrams – never served
    Paul Wolfowitz – never served
    Vin Weber – never served
    Richard Perle – never served
    Douglas Feith – never served
    Rudy Guiliani – never served
    Kenneth Starr – never served
    Antonin Scalia – never served
    Clarence Thomas – never served
    Ralph Reed – never served
    Michael Medved – never served
    Charlie Daniels – never served
    Ted Nugent – never served
    Jon Kyl – never served
    Tim Hutchison – never served
    Christopher Cox – never served
    George Will – never served
    Chris Matthews – never served
    Bill O’Reilly – never served
    Sean Hannity – never served
    Rush Limbaugh – never served
    Michael Savage – never served
    Paul Gigot – never served
    Bill Bennett – never served
    Pat Buchanan – never served
    Pat Robertson – never served
    Bill Kristol – never served
    Ann Coulter – never served

  21. 24

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Oh, and before I forget, G. W. Bush started two wars he couldn’t finish; Obama had to finish them for him.

  22. 25

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    It’s a complete mystery why anyone would vote Republican. Some people just don’t think.

  23. 26

    Steve spews:

    “Stupidest Mother Fucker in the Universe”

    While I agree that the loon comes off as grossly stupid, I think the stupidity is more a side effect of his being filled with a raging hatred for everything that’s good and decent in this world. It’s this all-consuming hatred that causes him to abandon all reason and even reality. Truly, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to hear that he has erupted in a murderous rage and killed his family and a few neighbors and co-workers. It’s really too bad that there’s no way to get him locked up in a padded cell before it’s too late for the innocent. I suppose we could blame Reagan for that. How ironic, huh?

  24. 27

    Michael spews:

    The righties are all over the web trying to explain away the right wing political violence in Norway. Granted the bomber/shooter is a nutcase, normal people don’t go on shooting rampages. But, this one’s clearly right wing political violence.

  25. 28

    don spews:

    @15

    You just aren’t paying attention. Weeks ago, Obama told Boehner he would agree to $4 trillion in spending cuts, it was called the “Grand Bargain”, remember? Boehner walked away when Obama called his bluff.

  26. 29

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @28 “You just aren’t paying attention.”

    You’re giving him too much credit. Puddy is a liar. Just like the rest of the Repugnicans.

  27. 30

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @27 “The righties are all over the web trying to explain away the right wing political violence in Norway.”

    They won’t have to. Their darling is going to do it for them. He can’t wait to appear in court Monday to “explain himself,” according to his lawyer. Apparently his view of his actions is that they were barbaric but “necessary,” and when you’re committing political murder, it’s better to “kill too many than too few.”

    Norway not only doesn’t have a death penalty, it doesn’t even have life imprisonment. The most this monster can get is 21 years. I’m waiting for our rightwing friends to start posting about how lenient that country’s “bleeding heart” penal laws are.

    Well, righties?

  28. 31

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Somehow I have a feeling this guy can’t do 21 years anywhere in the world, even in Norway.

  29. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    A broken broomstick up his anal orifice should do the trick. See, e.g., Jeffrey Dahmner.

  30. 33

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Republicans claim we can afford tax subsidies for oil companies, but can’t afford college aid for poor students. They want to cut funding for Pell grants by 45%.

    http://www.dailyfinance.com/20.....ow-income/

    Full Disclosure: Roger Rabbit owns stock in oil companies, but doesn’t own stock in poor students, so if Republicans want to rob poor students to enrich oil companies, I’m perfectly willing to profit from their meanness. I mean, if they’re gonna do it anyway, why should they get all the money?

  31. 34

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Anybody who takes a tax subsidy is a Marxist, therefore arguendo our troll friends are entitled to call me a “commie” because I own oil stocks. Of course, if they go that route, then everyone else who owns oil stock is a commie, too.

  32. 36

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 30 RR

    Actually, the maximum sentence that can be handed down is 21 years. But they also have a review process if the crime is heinous enough that allows for indefinite 5 year extensions in “protective custody”.

    He’ll spend the rest of his life in one of the most comfortable prison systems in the world. He’s a psychopath, and still deems his actions to be necessary. Over at Free Republic, they’re insisting he’s a Muslim plant or Mossad agent or even CIA, but it isn’t possible that he’s a right wing nutcase. It’s just not possible. In any case, they’re going on about how this gives Obama the excuse to round up all the teabaggers and put them into concentration camps.

    Of course, he’s been a regular poster on Stormfront, and several other neonazi websites, rabidly anti-immigrant and anti-muslim, and his target on the island camp was the teenage kids of the labor party bigshots. Apparently, their equivalent of their Secretary of the Interior was going to speak at a rally of some sort, but was diverted after the bombing.

    He shot all those beautiful kids and is proud of the fact. Proud of what he’s done.

    Thanks rightists! you just keep showing yourselves for what you really are. Child murdering psychopaths, thieves and bombers.

  33. 37

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @36 “In any case, they’re going on about how this gives Obama the excuse to round up all the teabaggers and put them into concentration camps.”

    That might not be such a bad idea, given they want to do it to us.

  34. 38

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @36 (continued) “Thanks rightists! you just keep showing yourselves for what you really are. Child murdering psychopaths, thieves and bombers.”

    For a long time now, I’ve figured them for closet commies. See, e.g., #35 and also Leo Strauss, the ideological godfather of neo-conservatives who draws his inspiration from Trotsky.

  35. 39

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I don’t see a damn thing on Sound Politics about the rightwing fanatic who slaughtered dozens of children yesterday.

    Sound Politic’s lede is a webcam shot of pretty scenery from Camp Muir on Mount Rainier.

    Must be a slow news day for the rightwing folks over at Sound Politics.

  36. 41

    Michael spews:

    Ok, I’m a little creeped out. I just saw my first pic of the gunman in Norway and he kinda looks like me. Not close enough that you could mistake me for him, but it’s a fairly close match.

  37. 42

    Michael spews:

    And, of course, the weekend wouldn’t be complete without news of a mass shooting in America.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/.....5793.story

    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas— Six people are confirmed dead, including the gunman, four other people injured, after a shooting Saturday night at the Forum Roller World in Grand Prairie, Texas, according to Grand Prairie police.

    Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye said at 7:10 p.m. the police department received calls of a shooting at the Forum Roller World at 1900 South Great Southwest Parkway.

    Officers arrived moments later and found 10 people shot. Five of the victims were found dead. The gunman was also dead with an apparent self inflicted gun shot wound, according to Dye. Four others were injured and taken to area hospitals. Their conditions were not released.

  38. 43

    proud leftist spews:

    As a Norwegian-American, I’ve followed this horrible story out of Norway. The first media stories were all about why would Islamists target Norway. Presumably thoughtful talking heads speculated about Norway’s support of allied efforts in Afghanistan and of the Libyan no-fly zone. Oh, and a Norwegian newspaper reprinted those cartoons about Mohammed.

    Talk about a rush to judgment. A native Norwegian did this because of those on the Right who fuel nutcases concerning the threat of immigrants. We are one world, people.

  39. 44

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    You mean like saving America from another Great Depression? – Hmmm…? We were told TARP was going to do this. So Bush was right eh DUMB Bunny?

    And winding down Bush’s disastrous recreational war in Iraq? Yeah he promised that in 2008 now it’s 2011 and it’s “winding” down?

    And passing health care reform, which eluded a half dozen previous presidents? Yeah, and job creation drop from 64,000 a month to 6,500 a month the first month it passed. US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Oh and since it was passed where has unemployment lingered DUMB Bunny?

    And killing 9/11 mastermind, Osama bin Laden, who eluded your boy Chump for eight long years? Yeah, Leon Panetta admits and the WikiLeaks documents proved the foundation left by GWBush enabled Obummer to be successful. Thanks Leon and Julian Assange!

    LMBBAO!

    Another useless comment from Roger DUMB Rabbit easily deconstructed and destroyed by little ol’ Puddy!

  40. 45

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    Hmmm… I guess I’ll be creeped out when I see you eh Michael?

  41. 46

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    Hey Roger DUMB Rabbit,

    What real Tea Party Member has advocated mass murder or done something heinous like this?

    I’ll wait.

  42. 48

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @46 Having met you in person, putz, I can definitely say you’re not creepy — just laughably obtuse.

  43. 49

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    Easy.

    Apparently attended… Affiliated…

    Real Tea Party Member…? Reading comprehension? Head and arschloch are the same body part!

    Yes arschloch you really stepped up to the plate.

    NOT!

  44. 52

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    And Roger Dumb Rabbit,

    You are one strange individual. But I do care about your health.

  45. 54

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Guns Don’t Kill People Dep’t, Idiot Edition

    Wisconsin’s GOP legislators think anyone should be able to buy a gun without a background check, and everyone should be allowed to carry guns anywhere without a permit including daycares, kindergartens, courthouses, roller rinks, summer camps, etc.

  46. 56

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @52 (continued) Rabbits are born with small brains so we’re not expected to be smart. What’s your excuse?

  47. 58

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    Wisconsin’s DUMMOCRAPTIC Governor who sat in office for 8 years before 2011 didn’t think anyone needed a background check to buy a gun, and everyone should be allowed to carry guns anywhere without a permit including daycares, kindergartens, courthouses, roller rinks, summer camps, etc.

    Now the real truth is known.

    Oh and Roger I look good in the mirror every day! LMBBAO!

  48. 59

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    arschloch@57,

    Real Tea Party Member? Still Google scrapping?

    LMBBAO!

  49. 60

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @44 “You mean like saving America from another Great Depression? – Hmmm…? We were told TARP was going to do this. So Bush was right eh DUMB Bunny?”

    This will come as news to you, putz, but not to anyone who can read, as I’ve posted this comment on HA numerous times.

    Bush was right about bailing out the banks. It was the only thing he did right, but even he realized the bailout was necessary. The bailout did save America (and the world) from another Great Depression. It’s sort of amazing that you get even this wrong — I’ve never seen anyone with his head so far up his ass as you.

  50. 61

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    Rabbits are born with small brains so we’re not expected to be smart.

    Finally an admission to his abject lunacy!

  51. 62

    spews:

    How about his nutjob PuddySilly?

    “God bless Joe Stack an american hero” a person writing as “summit02,” posted on the blog of Tea Party Patriots, an umbrella group for the conservative movement. “Thank you Joe for your heroism in the fight aganist the evil elites. that are destroying america,” the person wrote.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....04450.html

  52. 63

    Steve spews:

    I’ll wager that anyone who has posted over 30,000 hate-filled comments in the third person has a few more issues going for them than just being “laughably obtuse”. If we must distill the guy down to a couple of words, how about something like “batshit krazy”. Only one word? I’d suggest “psycho”.

  53. 64

    spews:

    And who said this???

    “He was turning all shades of red and laughing,” Coorough told the Associated Press. “Wow, she’s just like a terrorist, she killed a baby …

    Wow he sounds like a Pajamas Media reader like you Puddydope.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/worl.....a-shooting

    Yeah he’s Jared Loughner. He’d fit right in with all the other goldbugs and goldline customers at a tea bagger rally.

  54. 65

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @61 The rest of that quote is, “What’s your excuse?” The world is waiting for your answer, putz.

  55. 66

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @58 “I look good in the mirror every day!”

    We can now add “irrational narcissism” to your long list of mental defects.

  56. 68

    spews:

    LMAO! This Norwegian nutcase wrote a 1100 page manifesto. Should make for grisly reading. Here’s an excerpt PuddyDope will love!

    Let us hope that the US (Democratic and Republican party) allows us, their European
    cultural and economical crown vassals, to liberate ourselves and deport the Muslims
    without them militarily intervening. We shouldn’t forget that we have many allies in the
    US including a sizable faction of the Republican Party.
    There are signals that might
    indicate that the US will not intervene militarily after we begin liberating ourselves in the coming decades. We must continue to work close with our US allies to prevent this from
    happening.

    You can find the “manifesto” around the web.

  57. 69

    Steve spews:

    @68 I’m sure the loon will soon explain to us how this guy is actually connected to Bill Ayers, Rev. Wright, Planned Parenthood, Code Pink and George Soros. And maybe, just maybe, there’ll be another link to nowhere offered as proof.

  58. 71

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Are You Better Off Than You Were In 1970?

    Republican policies have held sway for 40 years now. Back then, a single earner could support a household with a stay-at-home mom and several kids, people had affordable health insurance and pensions, could look forward to comfortable retirements, etc. After 40 years of Republican policies, where is all of that now? Who has all the money? And where are the jobs? Why would anyone continue to vote for more of the same?

  59. 73

    spews:

    Heh. Looking at the quote in 62 again.. I bet PuddySilly considers the tea bagger who wrote that a “Real American”..

    I consider that tea bagger just plain stupid..

  60. 74

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Here’s what the debt impasse is really about. Republicans want a down payment on repealing the New Deal, with no deduction from their militarist agenda (Dubya increased defense spending 80% in 8 years). They think they’re entitled to this, even though they’re the minority party, don’t hold the Senate or White House, and polls show 2/3rds of the American people believe the rich should pay more taxes. And they’ve taken hostages; if they don’t get their way, they’ll force the government into default, and financial markets and the economy into the toilet. In any venue except Congress, this would be considered extortion and would get you a felony conviction, prison sentence, and loss of your voting rights.

  61. 75

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Legislating A Depression

    “The disappearance of unemployment from elite policy discourse and its replacement by deficit panic has been truly remarkable. It’s not a response to public opinion. In a recent CBS News/New York Times poll, 53 percent of the public named the economy and jobs as the most important problem we face, while only 7 percent named the deficit. Nor is it a response to market pressure. Interest rates on U.S. debt remain near historic lows. …

    “For those who know their 1930s history, this is all too familiar. If either of the current debt negotiations fails, we could be about to replay 1931, the global banking collapse that made the Great Depression great. …

    “There’s an old quotation …: ‘You do not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed.’ Now that lack of wisdom is on full display, as policy elites on both sides of the Atlantic bungle the response to economic trauma, ignoring all the lessons of history.”

    — Paul Krugman, NY Times Op-Ed Column

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07.....=2&hp

  62. 76

    americafirst spews:

    @20. Roger Rabbit spews:
    The stock market seems to like him … the Dow was at 8218.22 when Bush left office; yesterday, it stood at 12,681.16 — a gain of 54.3% since Obama took office. By contrast, the Dow lost 23.1% under Bush.
    ——————
    As well it should, Obama and Bernanke have presided over the greatest transfer of wealth from taxpayers to Wall Street in history. But it was worth it, unemployment never went above 8% just like Obama promised.

    @23. Roger Rabbit spews:
    ——————-
    Great detective work, it is surprising to find out that all the dem leadership served, Obama, Reid and Pelosi probably all went to boot camp together and talked politics.

  63. 77

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    Didn’t Wasserman – Schultz tell the world this is Obummer’s economy

    “We own the economy. We own the beginning of the turnaround and we want to make sure that we continue that pace of recovery, not go back to the policies of the past under the Bush administration that put us in the ditch in the first place,” Wasserman Schultz told Mike Allen at POLITICO’s ‘Playbook Breakfast.’

    So if the DUMMOCRAPTIC mouthpiece of Obummer tells us this …

    it must be true. You dopes own the economy… she said so!