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  1. 1

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “•Washington moves up to number 2 in the nation for entrepreneurial activity, according to the State Entrepreneurship Index.”

    Dang! There’s that unfriendly business climate perpetrated by Gregoire popping up again!

  2. 3

    Bob spews:

    Yup, when people get laid off, they try to make money any way they can. They try to start their own lawn-mowing or home-repair business. They get a business license. They become entrepreneurs. Even though they are earning far less, they’re a new business. Yay.

    I couldn’t find a breakdown of the numbers that went into the scoring for each state. We get credit for being a state with a growing population although that doesn’t equate with entrepreneurship so much as it equates with people getting the fuck out of California.

  3. 4

    spews:

    3. Bob spews:

    Yup, when people get laid off, they try to make money any way they can. They try to start their own lawn-mowing or home-repair business. They get a business license. They become entrepreneurs. Even though they are earning far less, they’re a new business. Yay.

    I couldn’t find a breakdown of the numbers that went into the scoring for each state. We get credit for being a state with a growing population although that doesn’t equate with entrepreneurship so much as it equates with people getting the fuck out of California.

    08/03/2011 at 9:56 am

    Jobs asshole. Where are the fucking jobs, huh?

  4. 5

    Bob spews:

    @4:

    There must be lots of jobs in WA, Rujax. After all, that entrepreneurial index says there are.

    Maybe not for sycophants and musicians, but for people with something to contribute to society.

    You might consider asking your congressman or your governor about where the jobs are.

  5. 7

    Bob spews:

    @6:

    evaluated the following components: a state’s percentage growth and per capita growth in business establishments, its business formation rate, the number of patents per thousand residents, and gross receipts of sole proprietorships and partnerships per capita.

    They might form a business. That boosts the index score. Even simply moving into the state, maybe to retire, boosts the index score. WA gets credit for having nice summer weather.

    My point is that the index has components that have little to do with how attractive and successful a state’s business climate is.

    If you can’t see the crosstab scores that go in to the total index, then the index doesn’t mean much.

    Try reading without moving your lips. You might improve your comprehension and retain more.

  6. 8

    ArtFart spews:

    It’s summer vacation-travel season, and that in and of itself probably explains the increase in Central Link ridership. We’ve used it to get to the airport several times, and observed that about two-thirds of the other riders also had suitcases.

    This will probably fall off in the fall. They won’t get that many of the business travelers who place a high value on every minute of precious time and have no problem expensing hundreds of dollars’ worth of airport parking. For people who live in the city traveling for pleasure, though, it’s a godsend.

  7. 9

    spews:

    @3…

    You are an idiot.

    When people don’t have jobs, they can’t pay for anything. All those cute little businsses close up.

    They mow their own fucking lawn.

    They go on food stamps.

    Fucking twit.

  8. 10

    spews:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/.....siderecent

    Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 11:10 AM PDT.

    No one wants to go to Rick Perry’s Christianist party

    by kos

    Maybe he should rethink that whole “running for president” thing.

    Earlier this year, the Texas Governor called on Christians across the U.S. to come to Houston for a prayer event aimed at bringing God’s help to a “nation in crisis.”
    Organizers of the religious gathering, dubbed “The Response,” say only 8,000 people have registered on-line to attend this Saturday’s event at Houston’s Reliant Stadium, a venue with a seating capacity of 71,000.

    Eric Bearse, a “Response” spokesman and former speech-writer for the potential GOP presidential candidate, says attendance numbers are a non-issue.

    “Not concerned whatsoever. We think it will be a powerful event whether it is 8,000 or 50,000. The only people concerned about numbers are press,” Bearse said.

    Well, yeah. If no one shows up to your (heavily promoted) party, then it says quite a bit about you. Like you suck and no one likes you, even if you fancy yourself to be a prophet.

    puddybitch isn’t going?

  9. 11

    Chris Stefan spews:

    @8
    Central Link is about much more than getting back and forth from the airport. While that is certainly a component of the ridership it isn’t the only place ridership is coming from.

    That said the ridership pattern for Link so far has been that it tends to post it’s best numbers during the summer.

  10. 12

    ArtFart spews:

    @3 Is your last name by chance Van Winkle? It sounds like you just woke up after a 30-year snooze.

  11. 13

    ArtFart spews:

    @11 Indeed. Presumably the residents of all that recent development in Columbia City are using it, and there are lots and LOTS of apartments in Tukwila. I suppose the folks who live there and work downtown might have their own reasons for wanting to take three times as long struggling through traffic and pay a lot of money to park, but that’s their problem.

  12. 14

    Bob spews:

    @12

    Nope, I’m just an entrepreneur and small business owner who does not believe that WA is the second-most appealing state in the nation to entrepreneurs.

  13. 15

    Michael spews:

    @7
    Hmm… Who to believe, “Bob” or the business press from all over the country that consistently rank Washington in the top 5 states to do business…

  14. 16

    spews:

    “•Washington moves up to number 2 in the nation for entrepreneurial activity, according to the State Entrepreneurship Index.”

    Must be those punishing high taxes that Pudge predicted Gregoire would impose.

  15. 17

    spews:

    Three Washington cities are on the top ten hot spots for auto theft for 2010 (according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau).

    Those flashy entrepreneurs shouldn’t be showing their cash..

    Drive a Ford like the rest of us.

  16. 19

    Michael spews:

    Here’s a fun one!

    http://bbr.unl.edu/documents/highway_study.pdf
    Economic research studies in general have not found that more highways lead to a larger economy in states
    and regions. Over the last three decades, the presence of more highway capital in a state has not been found to attract more private capital to the economy. Most studies
    have not found that highways, and new investment in highways, increase the level of employment or labor earnings in the economy overall. Finally, most studies
    have found that the presence of more highways in a state has done little over the last three decades to make state economies more productive. To be sure, studies find localized effects. All but the most remote rural counties
    grew after receiving major investments in interstate and state highways, particularly in key sectors such as manufacturing. This localized growth tended to be part of
    a reorganization of industry within the larger economy, however, rather than net growth. Counties receiving a highway investment grew, but neighboring counties
    declined as business activity was drawn toward the highway. No overall growth was observed for states or regions.

  17. 21

    Bob spews:

    @20 VC just means all those MSFT millionaires, not to mention Gates and Allen, never left the state.

    I have a business that provides a professional service. B&O tax is 1.8% of my GROSS revenue. In a downturn, net income contracts, meaning that 1.8% is a pretty big chunk to hand over to the state. It has no correlation with how profitable my business is, only how much revenue I generate.

    Not exactly business-friendly.

  18. 22

    Michael spews:

    @17

    According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) annual Hot Wheels Report for 2010, the No. 1 vehicle stolen in Washington state is the 1991 Honda Accord.

  19. 23

    Michael spews:

    @21
    B&O taxes also favor those Microsoft boys and other big businesses over smaller companies. B&O taxes need reformed, maybe just gotten rid of. It’s an area where you’ll find a lot of agreement among people on the left and the right.

    But, that doesn’t change the fact that WA’s still a better place to do business than, say, Ohio.

  20. 24

    Bob spews:

    @23:

    I don’t know about Ohio.

    I am just virtually certain that WA does not deserve a #2 ranking. The components going into the ranking, such an increasing population size, have virtually nothing to do with WA’s entrepreneurial friendliness. People aren’t moving here because they want to start a business. I wish it were simple to find the individual category scores.

    Uh, back to Ohio. Ohio is losing 2 House seats. Maybe it’s because Ohio’s business climate sucks. So I won’t argue your OH v WA point.

  21. 25

    Chris Stefan spews:

    @18
    Washington ranks all over the map depending on who is doing the survey and what their methodology is. Even on the cheifexecutive.net rankings we don’t do all that badly on some measures if you look at the crosstabs. For example 4 year state GDP growth was 25% which is pretty damn good beaten only by states like Wyoming with a large resource extraction component to their state economies. We also have a fairly low count of state and local government workers per 100,000 residents.

    Some things that will probably keep Washington from ever being at the top of at least some lists:
    1. Washington can’t simply give piles of cash to a specific company. You won’t see us offering to build plants for companies on the taxpayer’s dime.
    2. Passing so-called “right to work” laws is a political non-starter. Neither the legislature nor the voters are likely to view such a thing favorably any time soon (if you don’t believe me you are welcome to take a stab at an inititive campaign).
    3. The state isn’t likely to allow business to write labor and environmental laws to suit themselves nor to let business “self regulate”.

    So by those measures we will lag behind other states. But hey 25% state GDP growth in 4 years, we must be doing something right.

  22. 26

    Michael spews:

    @24

    People aren’t moving here because they want to start a business.

    Seems to me that people are moving here because it’s a really nice place and those who want to start businesses can.

    I’m guessing it would be hard to open a new hardware store in a place with a falling population. A rising population is probably “business friendly” in the sense that those new people are going to need services.

  23. 27

    Steve spews:

    Rachel Beckwith’s donation drive for clean water is closing in on $800,000 with 20 days to go. I’m thinking that Roger is right and it’ll reach a million before it’s through. At that point, in 30 days Rachel will have raised more than 10% of all the donations that her charity has received since its inception. And it looks like most of it is coming from kids busting open their piggy banks.

    Got another $9 to spare?

    http://www.mycharitywater.org/.....n_id=16396

    “Never send an adult to do a kid’s job.”

    Secret Agent Carmen Cortez, Spykids

  24. 28

    W. Klingon Skousen's log removal service spews:

    re 14:

    Nope, I’m just an entrepreneur and small business owner who does not believe that WA is the second-most appealing state in the nation to entrepreneurs.

    You spend a lot of time commenting on HA. You can’t build and/or maintain a small business with that lack of focus — unless your small busines is getting paid to be a professional spinmeister on liberal blogs.

    Your only criteria for a good argument seems to be to find some flimsy “gee whiz: I never thought of that!” kind of argument. The twisting of the entrepreneurial information about the State of Washington is one case in point.

    You freely admit that you have no facts to bolster your argument, but you nevertheless posit that the rise in entrepreneurial activity is a result of unemployment — not positive economic activity.

    The problem with this very typical right wing tack in argument is that you come to the forum with your mind made up — facts be damned — and use any drivel you can pull out of you netherregions to support your presupposition.

    “An open mind is an empty mind.” WF Buckley. Jr. — 1952

    Really, Billy boy? Prove it.

  25. 29

    spews:

    @21…

    Do you do $1 Mil in gross income “Bob”? Do you take a $4500 B&O tax deduction on your Federal Return against the $18,000 B&O Tax bill “Bob”? Do you take any OTHER legal credits or deductions against your now $13,500 (or $1,125.00/mo) B&O Tax bill “Bob”? Do you and your business use ROADS and BRIDGES in Washington State “Bob”? Do you rely on POLICE SERVICES to protect you and your services providers and customers “Bob”? Do the Laws enacted by the State Legislature provide a good safe legal environment for you to conduct your service business in the State of washington “Bob”? Do the Courts in the State of Washington enforce the contract Laws enacted by the State Legislature to provide a good safe legal environment for you to conduct your service business “Bob”?

    Well do they?

    Do you pay an Income Tax to the State Why the fuck should the People of the State of Washington provides “commons” goods and services FOR FREE to YOU, “BOB”? Cause you’re a fucking NICE GUY???

  26. 30

    W. Klingon Skousen's log removal service spews:

    re 26:

    I’m guessing it would be hard to open a new hardware store in a place with a falling population.

    No. But it would be a great place to open aU-Haul franchise. You can get top dollar because the rentals are all one way — OUT.

    I would try to set up a deal with a franchise in WA to send trucks and trailers back.

  27. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @14 But I’ll bet you believe cutting taxes increases revenue, and cutting government spending during a recession improves the economy, right?

  28. 33

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @21 The B&O tax sucks. The Gates Commission recommended eliminating the B&O and state sales taxes with a state income tax. I agree with the Commission. Do you?

  29. 34

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @21 (continued) The two most overtaxed groups in Washington are small businesses and low-income households.

    The two most undertaxed groups in Washington are big business and high-income households.

  30. 35

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @25 “1. Washington can’t simply give piles of cash to a specific company. You won’t see us offering to build plants for companies on the taxpayer’s dime.”

    Unless the company is Boeing. ($3 billion)

  31. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I’d like to remind all the deficit-conscious Republicans in here that their party just cost the federal government $1 billion by stonewalling the FAA reauthorization bill becaue Democrats wouldn’t go along with the union-busting language they snuck into it.

  32. 37

    Michael spews:

    @31
    Just keep donating some of that cash the campaign’s of good liberals and I’ll keep quiet on that one.

  33. 38

    Steve spews:

    @3 “people getting the fuck out of California

    What’s new about that? People were moving here in droves from Silicon Valley back in the late ’80’s when business was great down there.

    @21 “Not exactly business-friendly.”

    It sounds like Bob would be much happier in another state. And it looks like some of us might be happier if he was in another state as well. Obviously, if Bob were to move to another state, it’d be win-win for everybody.

  34. 45

    Chris Stefan spews:

    @33
    I agree the B&O tax is one thing both the left and the right should be able to agree about. If a personal and corporate income tax won’t fly then we need some form of progressive business taxation that taxes profits not gross receipts.

    Unfortunately that probably isn’t politically possible either because the big fish like Boeing and Microsoft benefit from the B&O tax system.

  35. 46

    Chris Stefan spews:

    @35
    True, there are ways to weasel around it, but to be legal the state has to be a bit tricky about it.

    In any case it isn’t nearly as easy as states where the state can simply build facilities with public funds and lease it to a company for $1/year.

  36. 47

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    I just made a small donation to Drug Policy Alliance. It’s an organization supported by George Soros that is dedicated to ending the War on Drugs and our foolish and dangerous drug laws.

    If you’ve got a buck or two to spare, I’d be grateful if you could made a donation, too.

    Thanks!

  37. 48

    W. Klingon Skousen's log removal service spews:

    re 45: If every reasonable tax proposal has to be run through the ‘big player’ filter, we will inevitably end up with a system that benefits the big players, often to the detriment of everyone else.

    Kind of like the system we already have.

    What would be your strategy (or, strategery for you Republicans)for the left and the right to cooperate and convince the Boeings and Microsofts of the world to play ball instead picking up all their marbles and going elsewhere (I know it’s a mixed metaphor).

  38. 49

    That there is Cundalini....and Cundalini wants his hand back spews:

    @4

    Hate to break it to you Rujaxoff, no matter what the economy, your arent getting hired.

  39. 51

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

    10. Rujax! spews:

    Horseshit from a left-wing puke horseshit site!

    Any questions?

    Didn’t think so.

    LMBBAO!

  40. 52

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

    According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) annual Hot Wheels Report for 2010, the No. 1 vehicle stolen in Washington state is the 1991 Honda Accord.

    Now witness the arschloch “coming upon the scene”

    Those flashy entrepreneurs shouldn’t be showing their cash.. Drive a Ford like the rest of us.

    Yes a 1991 Honda Accord… now that’s flashing your “cash”.

    LMBBAO!

  41. 53

    That there is Cundalini....and Cundalini wants his hand back spews:

    ylb is a fucking idiot, pure and simple.

  42. 55

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

    ylb is a fucking idiot, pure and simple.

    I second that emotion!

  43. 56

    Steve spews:

    @47 Republicans and Democrats are on the same side of the coin. The wrong side. It’s time to end it.

  44. 57

    Steve spews:

    Has anybody seen Richard Burton and John Hurt in Orwell’s 1984? I finally saw it the other day. Nicely done! The TV listing only gave it three stars. I give it four! I mean, Capital Fucking A, it’s got Richard Fucking Burton as O’brien, dialing up the fucking voltage on Hurt’s Winston Smith, for Christ’s fucking sake! heh. And then there’s Room 101.

    Wouldn’t it be so cool to take a troll on a stroll down to Room 101 and introduce him to his deepest, darkest fears? Geez, what could that be for a Klown? heh. I’d bet you that it involves goats. Angry, vengeful goats! heh. There’s probably no takers on the left for that bet.

  45. 58

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Fission In A Jar Dep’t

    “A Swedish man who was arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen said Wednesday he was only doing it as a hobby. Richard Handl told The Associated Press that … he had tried for months to set up a nuclear reactor at home …, describing how he created a small meltdown on his stove.”

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44.....e-science/

  46. 60

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Our righty friends probably think it’s an outrage that Sweden’s socialist government doesn’t let people install their own nuclear power plants in their flats.

  47. 61

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Well, that’s gummint regulation for ya — protecting the power monopoly from competition!

  48. 64

    Michael spews:

    @58
    The best part:

    Although he says police didn’t detect dangerous levels of radiation in his apartment, he now acknowledges the project wasn’t such a good idea.
    “From now on, I will stick to the theory,” he said.

  49. 65

    W. Klingon Skousen's log removal service spews:

    re 57: As I was driving down Issaquah Hobart Rd the other day, I saw four young goats in a field with their noses in the grass and their fannies in the air.

    I said: “I’ll bet the Klown would love that sight!”

    She said, “What??!!”

    I replied, “I’d take to long too explain.”

  50. 66

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 53

    Its not like you’ve ever had anything intelligent to offer to a conversation in here either, Toecutter.

  51. 67

    Michael spews:

    @48
    If doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result each time, what’s sending the same people to Olympia over and over again and expecting different results each time called?

  52. 68

    Michael spews:

    @48
    The lazy B already took their ball and moved it to a right to work state, where the government would build them a building or two. How’d that work out for them? They wont move because at the end of the day Washington is still a better place for them. Unless the roads and rails fall apart and we continue to cut educational funding, do that and a decade down the road Washington might not be the best place after all. We need to keep funding infrastructure, education, and quality of life stuff like parks and environmental services to help keep people here.

    Boeing moving their headquarters to Chicago made some sense as it’s a hub for (for lack of better term) companies that build big complicated machines. And it’s Chicago for Pete’s sake, it’s not like moving from Seattle to another liberal city is something the Tea Baggers can point at and say “see.”

  53. 69

    Michael spews:

    @67
    Weird, part of my post vanished. Let’s try that again.

    If doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result each time is the definition of insanity, what’s sending the same people to Olympia over and over again and expecting different results each time called?

  54. 73

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

    Did a couple of intelligent Real Americans identify the HA arschloch correctly in this thread?

    ABSOLUTELY!

    And the HA idiot arschloch continues to be an ASS!

  55. 75

    Michael spews:

    @70
    Sometimes you really do need to vote the fuckers out. Mostly, they’re good folks. But, humans are creatures of habit and limited vision. New circumstances sometimes require new people.

  56. 76

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Roger Rabbit’s Stock Market Thoughts

    I spent most of this evening crunching stock data (which is ever so much more productive than arguing with HA’s uneducable trolls), and while I have neither grand pronouncements nor specific stock recommendations to make, here are some random thoughts from my fertile golf ball-sized rabbit brain.

    1. Is this a good time to buy stocks? No. The economy is slipping back into recession, which will drag stocks lower. Don’t buy now; they’ll be cheaper later.

    2. What sectors is the rabbit looking at right now? Item 1, aerospace defense stocks (e.g. General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon) are all trading at P/Es of 10 or less right now, because investors are selling them anticipating defense budget cuts. Frankly, I think the selloff of these stocks is overdone, and that’s explainable in terms of the opacity of forward earnings — in plain English, that means we really don’t know what the budget deliberations in D.C. will do to their future earnings, and investors don’t like uncertainty, so they’re dumping these stocks. I think that, while they’re not necessarily flaming bargains, these stocks are safe buys at these prices (although I’d wait for the market to drag them lower). If you’re tired of getting paid less than 1% interest on your savings, these stocks are yielding from 2.9% to 4.1% at today’s closing share prices. Item 2, the highest yields right now are in telecoms and tobacco. There isn’t much growth in tobacco, but you can earn dividends of 6% from Altria and Reynolds American right now. I like telecoms better for a long-term portfolio, and in this sector, my favorites are Verizon (5.4%) and AT&T (5.8%). Between the two, Verizon is the better company. Vodafone (5.0%) is okay, too. Item 3, in a crappy economy like this one, food and household staples are always safe bets. Good solid stocks in these stocks that yield above 3% include Campbell Soups, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Heinz, Kimberly-Clark, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever. Item 4, I’m not a big fan of restaurants in a weak economy, and my two selections in this sector pay less than 3% dividends, but in this area I like Darden Restaurants (which owns the Olive Garden chains) and McDonald’s (which, however, could get stung a little by a slowdown of the Chinese economy). McDonald’s is the most reliable dividend stock in the universe.

    3. What’s happening to the economy? Three things. First, this is a financial depression, which is the most difficult type of economic downturn to come out of, and takes the longest to recover from. This one is debt-induced, and it’s going to take years for consumers to unwind their debts. Second, the Obama stimulus wasn’t big enough to kick recovery into gear. Third, due to the unfortunate fact that idiotic Republicans who still believe in Hooverite economics despite the clear lessons of history managed to take over the House in the 2010 elections, government economic policies are all wrong — balancing the budget and imposing austerity is NOT what you do in a weak economy! But that’s what these stupid GOP fuckers forced us to do, and we’re going to pay for it with a double-dip recession, which economic data indicates is either already underway or about to begin. The stock market is reacting to the economic data, not to the budget deal. Almost everything you see going on in the stock market right now is investors reacting to the realization that we’re sliding back into recession and corporate profits will weaken over the next year. So, when you look at the current prices of stocks, they’re not entirely the bargain they appear to be, because earnings will be weaker (and therefore P/Es will be higher) going forward. In this environment, what you want to do is take the dividends and run. Stay away from growth stocks and speculative stocks; buy blue chips that pay decent dividends, and take the dividends and run with them to the bank! When the economy finally recovers, you should get some pretty decent capital gains from these stocks as their earnings recover, too.

    4. What’s going to happen in the stock market tomorrow? My guess is another flat, or slightly up or slightly down, day like today. But Friday is gonna be brutal. There’s some nasty economic data coming out on Friday that investors won’t like. I’m expecting another three-digit Dow plunge on Friday. Of course, I could be wrong; the future is unknowable, all I can do is make educated guesses. But I know what data is being release on Friday and I feel damn sure it won’t be pretty and investors won’t like it.

    5. What’s driving these stock market declines? Several things. I’ve already mentioned the economy is going into a double-dip recession and that’s what investors are reacting to. But in terms of the mechanics, what’s happening is people are pulling money out of stock mutual funds and putting it in bond funds. When retail investors pull their money out of mutual funds, the fund managers have no choice but to sell stocks at any price to raise cash to pay off the people who are pulling their money out. I love this redemption selling because it creates tremendous buying opportunities for rabbits who are more level-headed than those stupid humans who panic at every little headline. In this case, it’s a big migration of money from stocks to bonds that’s driving stocks lower. I think that’s stupid. Bonds are the worst investment you can possibly buy in this forced-low-interest-rate environment.

    6. As a rabbit, how do you explain the human thinking behind this inexplicable movement to fixed-income investments? People are scared of losing the money they still have left. They’re seeking safety. The problem is, fixed-income investments are about the least-safe thing out there right now. It’s crazy. You humans are acting like a herd of lemmings running off a cliff into the sea because you think there’s something safe about jumping off a cliff into the sea! While you stupid humans are committing financial suicide, we rabbits will be scooping up the stocks you’re throwing away for cents on the dollar. Even if you stupid humans don’t Rapture yourselves into extinction, we rabbits will end up owning the whole fucking world because stupid humans who thought there was “safety” in fixed-income investments paying zero interest — in an inflationary environment where the government is printing money like crazy — GAVE us the only thing of real value, which is ownership of the companies that make things and earn profits. How the fuck do you humans expect to make money from zero interest? And when interest rates return to normal levels after the eocnomy recovers, your bonds will be worth 40 cents of what you paid for them. Cripes, I’ll never understand humans. Even rabbits can do better than that.

  57. 77

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @75 Along those lines, I sure am sorry I helped elect Gregoire — she exemplifies the Peter Principle. I hope Governor Inslee will have more foresight and vision than she did. Gregoire was a decent lawyer and a so-so bureaucrat who learned to play the political game, but never learned how to be a leader. Teddy Roosevelt she’s not.

  58. 78

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

    Today on The Last Turd on PMSNBC with Larry the Crazed Dork O’Donnell

    Arianna Huffington: Nobody Believes Obama’s Top Priority Is Jobs – It’s Getting Reelected

    LAWRENCE O’DONNELL, HOST: Going forward, how does he run, how does he govern and run this reelection campaign at the same time?

    ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, AOL HUFFINGTON POST: Well, as we can see, running the reelection campaign is clearly the highest priority, because he’s already had 37 fundraisers this year, and it’s been a pretty tense year.

    LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: But that’s, but it’s not an unserious priority. He’s trying to keep Democratic control of Supreme Court nominations, all sorts of important presidential things for the next four years going forward. That is not something people should think, “Oh, you know, why is he spending time on reelection?”

    ARIANNA HUFFINGTON: Oh, absolutely not. It’s a very legitimate priority.

    LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: Yeah.

    HUFFINGTON: But the point is that the most important number going into 2012 is going to be the unemployment number. And there is absolutely no prospect at the moment that would make us believe that unemployment number is going to be below nine percent. Now that is really the greatest fear for the White House. And of course Mitt Romney again and again is talking about the failure of the President to produce jobs, and he doesn’t have to tell us how he would have done it. He just has to point out to that failure. And when the President again and again talks about how, I mean, I went through and looked since 2009 how many times he has said, “Jobs priority number one,” “The sustained focus of this administration,” “The relentless focus of this administration,” “We’re pivoting to jobs.” Nobody believes it any more.

    Yes, when the leftists turn against ya… except the HA leftist pinheads… they still believe Obummer will create jobs.

  59. 79

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @78 How the fuck can Obama create jobs when the idiot Republicans in the House are dictating economic policies?

  60. 80

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Here’s a Republican’s idea of job creation. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is trying to bring jobs to his state by stealing them from Illinois by cutting Wisconsin’s business taxes to zero. How long does he think this zero-sum game can work? And how does he plan to balance his state’s budget with no tax revenues? By selling postcards to Chicago tourists?

  61. 81

    spews:

    they still believe President Obama will create jobs.

    Oh yeah! All he needs to do is defeat the cheap labor, right wing, tea bag degenerates.

    It’s like fighting a mindless plague of locusts at times but eventually the swarm burns itself out.

  62. 82

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

    From the Politico:

    Vice President Joe Biden joined House Democrats in lashing tea party Republicans Monday, accusing them of having “acted like terrorists” in the fight over raising the nation’s debt limit, according to several sources in the room.

    Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting.

    “We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry Doyle said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”

    And that’s why the credit rating agencies have a sledge hammer over the US Economy with their downgrade threat.

    Yep, tax and spend DUMMOCRAPTS and their cheerleading VP who then lies and says he never said it.

    What a crock! Being a DUMMOCRAPT means your lips move and BULLSHITTIUM flows freely from your mouth!

    If Dick Cheney called Pelosi and Frank and Rangel terrorists you’d be screaming from the roof tops!

  63. 83

    Michael spews:

    What’s the first thing you’ll need if you want to be a farmer?
    If you answered an off the farm job, you get a gold star.

    Me, I have zero desire to be a farmer, but I like to eat; I like high quality food, and I’ve met some really cool farm folk in my life. So, when I can, I like to support the folks that are trying to make a go of farming and trying to do it right. There’s a pretty cool post up on the daily yonder about a couple that are trying to do it right.

    http://www.dailyyonder.com/hom.....08/01/3455
    Like so many farmers, we aren’t able to live off the farm income alone (Yet). We need about $2,000 (pre-tax) each month outside farm income to keep us afloat. Health insurance alone for the three of us is $500 a month.

    This means finding off-farm work for one, or both, of us.

    After our first year of farming, when I worked part-time to float us while Jacob devoted all his time to the farm, it was abundantly clear that we weren’t going to survive another year like that. So, when Jacob was offered a great full-time job, with a steady salary and benefits, we jumped.

    I kept my part-time editing work, but devoted more time to the farm and Jacob found a balance between farming and working off the farm.

    But as we expanded both our farm and our family (we welcomed a new farmhand last fall), that balance became trickier. Until finally, it became unsustainable.

    Jacob’s job was an inspiring, all-consuming kind of job. Mix that with the inspiring, all-consuming job of farming and things start to fall apart.

    Although financially, the job gave us the breathing room to farm, it took away our most valuable asset: time.

  64. 84

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Wisconsin Update

    Speaking of Wisconsin, the 9 state senate recall campaigns are expected to cost $30 million — $5 million raised by candidates, and $25 million of ad spending by “special interest groups.”

    http://menomoneefalls.patch.co.....call-races

    Pussybutt can call me paranoid if he wants, but I didn’t make this up — all I do is report the news, I don’t create it.

    Something is rotten in the state of Wisconsin — and the Koch-backed advocacy group Americans for Prosperity is behind it. The second round of state Senate recall elections is scheduled for Aug. 9 — when six Republicans will face Democratic challengers — and voters have been sent absentee ballot applications. The problem is, Democratic voters in a number of districts received mailers advising that they return absentee ballots by Aug. 11 (two days too late to be counted). The misleading notices came from AFP.”

    Typical GOP dirty tricks. They do this in almost every election. The only thing noteworthy about this episode is that Koch money is paying for it.

    http://www.salon.com/news/wisc.....tee_ballot

  65. 85

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

    @78 How the fuck can Obama create jobs when the idiot Republicans in the House are dictating economic policies?

    Easy, he’s da “messiah” Roger Dumb Rabbit. Did you forget that?

  66. 86

    spews:

    If Dick Cheney called Pelosi and Frank and Rangel terrorists you’d be screaming from the roof tops!

    Because the Dems never acted like terrorists. They never put conditions on raising the debt limit. They sent Bush a clean bill on Sept 27, 2007.

    The Dems by and large behave like adults. The tea baggers are members of a cult.

  67. 88

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

    All da “messiah” needs to do is accept the American people, listen to their complaints, create jobs and stop campaigning, and talk to the Tea Party Americans.

    Once again Gallup proves the arschloch@81 wrong again…

  68. 89

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

    Golly arschloch you are all arschloch… with no memory except that crutch of your crazed databaze…

    The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that “the buck stops here.” Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

    Once again HA arschloch forgot then Senator Obummer (voted present a lot of the time) was pleading and scolding Congress not to raise the debt ceiling to $9 Trillion in 2006. Wait… he was urging and scolding! Now you heard the DUMMOCRAPTS screaming the sky would fall. We can’t spend money. Well the credit agencies say you need to stop spending DUMMOCRAPTS.

    Did y’all see gold was at $1670 this morning? Oh no Goldline gonna make a killing. I wonder how much Spooky Dude’s gold is worth now?

    So how are those flashy WA State stolen cars working out for ya? Oh yeah you drive a Found On Road Dead (FORD)!

    LMBBAO!

  69. 90

    spews:

    88 – Yawwwwnnn… Tea baggers want to cut spending in a depression and think the rich need more tax breaks… They’re a bunch of old nutcase religious types who want the young socialists to keep their grubby hands off their medicare. Their politicians are generally a bit younger who talk the talk and sometimes don’t walk the walk like Alan West.

    Already the nutjobs want to primary West. Couldn’t happen to a nicer nutcase.

  70. 92

    spews:

    So how are those flashy WA State stolen cars working out for ya?

    The 10th most stolen car is a 90’s Ford F150 – all the rest are foreign jobs.

    Driving a Ford is a safe bet. I drive a late model myself.

  71. 93

    americafirst spews:

    @39. Steve spews:
    ——————————-
    When are you going to donate that $100K you claim to have, you effing phoney?

    @47. Politically Incorrect spews:
    If you’ve got a buck or two to spare, I’d be grateful if you could made a donation, too.
    —————————–
    You should ask billionaire@39,he has $100K to make bets with.

    @48. W. Klingon Skousen’s log removal service spews:
    (I know it’s a mixed metaphor).
    —————————
    That’s putting it mildly, you need to remove a few more logs.

    @62. Roger Rabbit spews:
    The next time you hear some Republican ranting about deficits, ask him why the GOP increased the public debt by $1 billion to keep Delta Airlines workers from getting a fair union election.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44.....avel-news/
    ——————————————–
    Try reading your own effing article, it’s only about some earmarks the Dims want left in;

    “So Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which oversees the FAA, introduced a second House bill, a temporary FAA extension that passed in July. It didn’t include Republicans’ objection to the new union rules, but it added a special provision of its own, one that would sharply reduce federal subsidies that airlines use to help pay for flights to small airports in some rural areas, at a savings of about $16 million,”

    but thanks for the good laugh,

    “Schumer said Mica’s maneuver was like “someone puts a gun to your head and says, ‘Give me your money,'”

    it seems it doesn’t take much these days to move libholes to hysteria after seeing Obama’s masterful plan to pin the debt increase on Repubs turn to shit.

    Thanks for a great post, the only thing better than seeing Dims whipped is seeing whipped Dims in hysterical despair.

  72. 94

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

    Moron@92 it was you who didn’t read the stolen car report.

    LMBBAO!

  73. 95

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

    Glad to see you checked on Obummer voting present. It’s still voting present. Percentage or not.

    I see you are sleepy. Go to bed moron. Oh you had no response regarding Obummer not wanting to raise the debt ceiling in 2006. You didn’t remember! HAHAHAHA

    Somehow you’re lost without your crazed database.

    Power hungry and elitist; that’s Obummer! Reminds Puddy of some historical figures.

    LMBBAO!

  74. 96

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

    FactCheck – – > Obummer voted present 129 times. That’s the fact jack.

    So why didn’t you address the whole sentence arschloch about Obummer’s voting record? Because you are all arschloch!

  75. 97

    That there is Cundalini....and Cundalini wants his hand back spews:

    @92

    why do you think Fords are just cheap and inexpensive cars? I have one sitting on the garage that cost me six figures….thanks in part to Mr. Carol Shelby.

    BTW I love Fords – especially the F150…

  76. 98

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I’ll just skip over the spam in this thread and report that, at this moment, the Dow is off 230 points and the stock market appears to be in freefall this morning.

  77. 99

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

    So why is the Dow in free fall Roger Dumb Rabbit. They know due to the intransigence of DUMMOCRAPTS and their love of spending, we are going to have our DEBT downgraded!

    Remember this fool, as others will as they see their investments tank…

    Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) – “We have negotiated with terrorists. This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”

    We can’t afford to spend money like before. And what did we get with Obummer’s spending extravagance? A steady over 9% unemployment. How about that health care bill which killed 90% of the monthly job creation. 64,000 jobs a month down to 6,500 jobs a month. US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  78. 101

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Romney Gets $1 Million From Mysterious Donor

    “A mystery company that pumped $1 million into a political committee backing Mitt Romney has been dissolved just months after it was formed, leaving few clues as to who was behind one of the biggest contributions yet of the 2012 presidential campaign.”

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44.....sion_2012/

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Until the Wingnut Court came along this would have been illegal. But now, under the rubric of “free speech,” our government can be bought and sold in secret. I have a question for the Wingnut judges on the Wingnut Court: What does this do to the free speech rights of the 99.99% of us who aren’t rich enough to make million-dollar campaign donations?

  79. 102

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

    Oh lookie here… And it’s NOT Rasumssen.

    Sucks to be a libtardo DUMMOCRAPT!

  80. 103

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

    Roger Dumb Rabbit farts

    Wrong on every score. You are an idiot. What else can I say?

    But he has no evidence to back it up. Did Doyle say it or not. Did Biden agree or not. You see to br wrong on every score means Doyle never said it. Well he already apologized and as always the Dumb Rabbit is WRONG again!

    Well… Is a downgrade in the future?

    Well… What is the price of Gold this morning?

    Well… What do other countries think of this “deal”?

    You see ol floppy ears this economy is in trouble and as Debbie Wasserman Schultz said, It’s Obummer’s Economy!

    For once she’s right. Plain and simple!

  81. 104

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Blind as a bat @103: This is the House Republicans’ economy. Don’t believe me? Wait and see who the voters take their frustration out on in Nov. 2012.

  82. 105

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

    Oh Roger Dumb Rabbit,

    Read it again… Debbie Wasserman Schultz said, It’s Obummer’s Economy! She’s Obummer’s congressional mouthpiece!

    Even NBC News has seen Obummer not take the lead on this “debt crisis”. Yet he was the one manufacturing fear mongering. His blame game has failed.

    If you noticed Dumb Rabbit, most all of the Tea Party Patriots voted against the deal. So Obummer can’t pin the tail on that Elephant, it fits perfectly on the Donk!

  83. 106

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    DJIA was down 285 points a minute ago. There seems to be a lot of program selling going on.

  84. 107

    rhp6033 spews:

    Interesting news stories about Republican fundraising this morning, I’ll post links once a new open thread emerges.

    1. After raising record amounts of money for the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, even Bush’s fundraisers say that their network is dead. Fat cat Republicans are still sitting on the fence because they aren’t impressed with any of the candidates. And the “Young Affluent Republicans” seem to have dissapeared – they got wiped out with the rest of us, or were simply dismayed by the havoc caused by the Republican policies they supported. Rick Perry’s raising money from Texas billionaires oilmen, but the Bush and Perry donar base are completely different from one another.

    2. But that doesn’t keep the uber-wealthy from kicking in to protect their interests. Somebody formed a PAC, gave a million dollars to Romney, and then disbanded the PAC. So we don’t know the source of the money, and under current law, never will. (Smells like Koch money, to me.)

    3. With two Mormons in the race, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is making strong efforts to keep the church neutral in the Presidential campaign. It has ordered all it’s permanant employees to resign from any positions, formal or informal, they hold on any political campaign, and is coming down hard on members who make public comments to the effect that Mormans should support any particular candidate simply because they are Morman.

  85. 109

    spews:

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

    10. Rujax! spews:

    Horseshit from a left-wing puke horseshit site!

    Any questions?

    Didn’t think so.

    LMBBAO!

    08/03/2011 at 5:06 pm

    Perry’s a fucking loser and so are you.

    He can’t draw flies.

  86. 110

    Steve spews:

    @93 americafirst spews: “When are you going to donate that $100K you claim to have, you effing phoney?”

    Max quietly tells me of his donation. This asswipe, on the other hand, repeatedly uses Rachel Beckwith in a foul cesspool lie.

    It’s not like I wouldn’t give a shit if americafirst dropped dead. Actually, I have a fucking preference. In fact, I have a very strong fucking preference.

    You don’t like that, Klown? Crawl out of your fucking hole and do something about it.

  87. 111

    spews:

    State Senator Obama voted yea and nay over 4000 – 129 times

    And you’re too stupid to read why he did that. You’re too stupid too to look at his yea and nay votes.

    You’re just – well stupid

  88. 112

    spews:

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

    10. Rujax! spews:

    Horseshit from a left-wing puke horseshit site!

    Any questions?

    Didn’t think so.

    LMBBAO!

    08/03/2011 at 5:06 pm

    http://www.nationalreview.com/.....ina-trinko

    Poor Attendance for Perry’s Prayer Day?

    August 3, 2011 11:05 A.M. By Katrina Trinko
    Tags: Rick Perry

    Rick Perry’s August 6 prayer day has been plagued by controversy. (Just last week a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit related to Perry’s involvement.) Today the Associated Press reports that only 8,000 people have RSVP-ed to the event, which is being held at Houston’s 71,500-seat Reliant Stadium. Considering how heavily Perry has been involved in the event — the website features a video of him urging people to attend — the optics of a nearly empty stadium will not play well for him

    So much for the fuckwads…BOTH of ‘em.

  89. 113

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Tax cuts are the cheap thrill of politics. They’re like $99 stripped-down laptop computers “while supplies last.”

  90. 114

    spews:

    why do you think Fords are just cheap and inexpensive cars?

    Someone who can’t think out of a paper bag is making shit up about what others think.

    6 figures for a device whose purpose is to move you from point A to point B? How vain.

    Show what kind of a family man you are.

  91. 115

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

    Perry’s a fucking loser and so are you.

    The only loser is you living on left-wing jackoff puke sites.

  92. 116

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

    arschloch,

    He voted present 129 times so he wouldn’t have a record for future office runs.

    It’s the Elitist in him moron.

    Stay stupid. You prove your lunacy each day!

  93. 117

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

    Someone who can’t think out of a paper bag is making shit up about what others think.

    You sure did when you posted this…

    Let’s review

    According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) annual Hot Wheels Report for 2010, the No. 1 vehicle stolen in Washington state is the 1991 Honda Accord.

    Now witness the arschloch “coming upon the scene”

    Those flashy entrepreneurs shouldn’t be showing their cash.. Drive a Ford like the rest of us.

    Yes a 1991 Honda Accord… now that’s flashing your “cash”.

    Making things up…

    LMBBAO!

  94. 119

    spews:

    He voted present 129 times so he wouldn’t have a record for future office runs.

    And he voted yea and nay over 4000 – 129 times so he wouldn’t have a record for future office runs? Yeah right.

    And you just said he voted present 129 times. You found out about that right? Isn’t that a “record”?

    But you left out the part about that being 3 percent of his votes in Illinois – your definition of “lots of times”.

    AND you left out the part that he never voted present in the U.S. Senate and that it is very difficult to do that in the U.S. Senate and it’s done very rarely.

    How moronic are you? And how moronic are you right wing twirps who have been led by the nose by right wing hate talk radio and other bullshit over this non-issue and other stupid shit like Ayers and Wright and Kenya, blah, blah, blah.

    And YOU ARE WRONG about his motivations for voting present. What a tool!

  95. 120

    spews:

    117 – Wrong again stupid.. I wasn’t making anything up about what others think there.

    I was expressing my own opinion.. In America, if you’ve got it, you tend to flaunt it.

    Moron, you and that other asshat take every opportunity to do just that because you’re a couple of vain fools thinking that what money buys makes you better.

    But of course as they say – on the innertubes – no ones knows you’re a mutt.

    But I knows for sure you and the asshat troll are asshats!

  96. 121

    Michael spews:

    Here’s a mayor that knows how to deal with cars parked in a bike lane.

    http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.c.....th-a-tank/
    Vilnius Mayor Crushes Car in Bike Lane With a Tank
    By J. DAVID GOODMAN
    Sometimes it takes a tank to send a message.

    Fed up with the number of luxury vehicles parking in a bike path along a main thoroughfare in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, the city’s mayor, Arturas Zuokas, released a video in which he uses some military-grade machinery to crush an illegally parked Mercedes Ben

    z.

  97. 122

    spews:

    It’s the Elitist

    zzzzZZZZzzzz… The miserable bozo you voted for twice was a man of the people right?

    Mustabeen his phoney accent and that “ranch” he still cuts brush at…

    Oh wait a minute! He doesn’t do that anymore!

  98. 124

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

    The wonderful individual you voted for twice was a man of the people right?

    Sure is! He didn’t aspire to be an elitist like Obummer did! In fact he was never an elitist like Obummer is!

    That “ranch” had your favrit bozo visit. Cindy what’shername!

  99. 126

    americafirst spews:

    @98. Roger Rabbit spews:

    I’ll just skip over the spam in this thread and report that, at this moment, the Dow is off 230 points and the stock market appears to be in freefall this morning.
    ————————————
    Rodent, you old fart, it’s not like you to run away, the Obama cave in must really have you down. Don’t feel bad about being ignorant of the Mica bill, I’m guessing that it was an honest mistake. It’s stupid for Dims to hold up the FAA bill for $16 million in earmarks but I don’t think that you were deliberately trying to cover that up.

  100. 127

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @126 It’s stupid for you to think the Democrats are holding up the FAA bill for $16 million in earmarks.

    It’s the Republicans who are holding up the FAA bill, nitwit, for a union-busting provision on behalf of Delta Fuck-the-Workers Airline.

  101. 129

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

    125. Godfrey Cambridge spews:
    re 124: The ranch had your favorite bozo visit, also: Ted Nugent.

    Wrong again headless lucy. I don’t own one song or even have a song owned by someone else by Ted Nugent.

  102. 130

    spews:

    http://www.americablog.com/201.....-from.html

    Thursday, August 04, 2011

    U.S. total income “plummeted” 15% from 2007–2009

    by Gaius Publius on 8/04/2011 01:39:00 PM

    Reddit | Facebook | Digg | FARK | StumbleUpon
    Via Matt Stoller, we get this from Reuters, which seems to be coming through like a champ these days (my emphasis):

    U.S. incomes plummeted again in 2009, with total income down 15.2 percent in real terms since 2007, new tax data showed on Wednesday.

    The data showed an alarming drop in the number of taxpayers reporting any earnings from a job — down by nearly 4.2 million from 2007 — meaning every 33rd household that had work in 2007 had no work in 2009.

    Average income in 2009 fell to $54,283, down $3,516, or 6.1 percent in real terms compared with 2008, the first Internal Revenue Service analysis of 2009 tax returns showed. Compared with 2007, average income was down $8,588 or 13.7 percent.

    The article is stuffed with information like this, a veritable piñata of double-dip sandwich makings.

    For example, for 2009:

    •Over 1400 taxpayers in the $1 million plus group paid no taxes at all (nice)
    •The number of actual tax returns fell by almost 2 million, compared with 2007
    •And this double hit: “While the number of people who earned enough income to file a tax return fell, the share of those filing who paid no income tax rose to 41.7 percent of tax returns, up from 36.4 percent in 2009.”
    Actually, the only good news in the whole article is the byline — reporting and writing by David Cay Johnston in Singapore.

    This is why we don’t have nice things, like jobs; we can’t afford to “ask” (bribe) Congress to give them to us.

    Rob from the poor and give to the rich. THat’s what your “hero”…the “Man of the People” accomplished.

    I loved what he said about his base: “The haves and the have mores”.

    Guess what, you fucking flunky Tom…THAT’S NOT YOU.

    Go back to your “moral pollution”. You’re just beating off here anyway.

  103. 132

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

    Once again Roger Dumb Rabbit doesn’t have the facts on the FAA shutdown…

    The last extension expired July 23, but Harry Reid has refused to consider the House-passed extension through September. The House bill cut a subsidy program to three rural airports, where the cost of subsidized flights was hopelessly uneconomical. One of those airports, White Pine County Airport in Ely, Nevada, enjoys a subsidy to the tune of $3,720 per passenger! [Read more about it here] Yet, Reid refused to relinquish his selfish pork, causing a partial shutdown of the FAA and the furloughing of 4,000 employees. Additionally, the shutdown has cost the government millions in lost revenue from taxes on airline tickets. So much for a balanced approach on revenue….

    “The Essential Air Service is a program that I believe in, but I also believe that $3,500 per passenger is a little extreme, Reid told reporters. “And I do my best to protect the state, but sometimes you have to be reasonable.” – Scary Harry Land Deal Reid

    Now you see why I submitted that book

    “Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind.”

    for libtardos to read. Butt don’t worry seeing the truth in print is detrimental to a libtardo’s health!

  104. 133

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

    Going to the AmericaBlog kook-aid sites again eh moron?

    Tooooooooooooooooooo

    Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    Fuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnny

    U.S. total income “plummeted” 15% from 2007–2009

    Exactly when DUMMOCRAPTS took over the House and Senate. Remember Nancy Pelosi’s screeeeeed over oil prices and they went up how much between Jan 2007 and March 2007 idiot rujax? You don’t even know ya moron! I posted it. I broke it down from the oil derrick to the gas pump.

    Once again you prove you are the dumbest leftist pinhead libtardo moron cinder block on the planet misogynist conservative woman hater rujax. You can’t figger anything out.

    Wait… he figgered out DUMMOCRAPTS kept that black girl from being valedictorian in Arkansas… No wait a minute… I showed him the voter demographics and he still couldn’t figger it out!

    LMBBAO!

  105. 134

    spews:

    Sure is! He didn’t aspire to be an elitist..

    Which is why after his 6 year alcoholic bender through Yale and the TANG he went to Harvard Bidness School..

    And a fumbling bumbling fake bidnessman being bailed out by friends of daddy at every turn is a true man of the people.

  106. 135

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @132 I’ve been posting about the FAA bill for days, shit-fer-brains. Maybe if you read a real news source instead of that “Red State” wingnut crap, you’d know what’s going on.

  107. 136

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

    From Yahoo Finance

    Wall Street Plunges on Economic Fears; Dow Sinks More Than 400 Points; S&P, Nasdaq Down 4%; VIX Soars – Reuters

    Stock investors face a number of worries. Congress and the administration must resume their debates over spending cuts to avoid a possible credit downgrade. Evidence of economic weakness has recently increased, raising fear of a return to a recession.

    The average investor knows DUMMOCRAPTS are bankrupting America. When will the HA libtardos finally see the facts?

  108. 137

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

    Red State Roger Dumb Rabbit…

    They are way more truthful than the bile you pile here! So what leftist pinhead moby troll source has Scary Harry Land Deal Reid’s admission?

    “The Essential Air Service is a program that I believe in, but I also believe that $3,500 per passenger is a little extreme, Reid told reporters. “And I do my best to protect the state, but sometimes you have to be reasonable.”

    Provide it Roger Dumb Rabbit!

  109. 138

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

    Which is why after his 6 year alcoholic bender through Yale and the TANG he went to Harvard Bidness School..

    At least he went to college and graduate school arschloch. Seems he’s got more on the brain than you.

    LMBBAO!

  110. 139

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

    Since Roger Dumb Rabbit has facts issues… Puddy did the Google Search for him on Harry Reid’s comments…

    Notice Roger Dumb Rabbit’s kook-aid puke sites are not anywhere to be found!

    LMBBAO! Red State printed the truth! Where are your favrits? Caught again eh Dumb Rabbit!

    Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

  111. 140

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Five minutes before the market close, the DJIA is off 505 points, NASDAQ is down 131, SP500 down 59.75.

  112. 141

    spews:

    Again the extremist Republicans are holding the government in the form of the FAA hostage over serving their union-busting masters like Delta Airlines.

  113. 142

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @139 Not now, chickenfeed, I have more important things to do. I’ll tend to your needs in a few minutes.

  114. 144

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

    Wow, the FAA facts say otherwise and the arschloch leaves another diarrhea racetrack stain in his pink lace undies.

    Jay Rockefeller upset Morgantown WVA would lose subsidies and he can’t bring home that pork anymore! Hence Rockefeller has the bill in committee even after the whitey house asked the Senate to approve the bill.

    DUMMOCRAPTS always looking for additional pork!

  115. 145

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    DOW POSTS 512-POINT LOSS

    Okay, here are the closing indexes:

    DJIA: 11,383.68, -512.76, -4.31%
    NASDAQ: 2,556.39, -136.68, -5.08%
    S&P 500: 1,200.07, -60.27, -4.78%

  116. 146

    Michael spews:

    Speaking of the FAA…

    The Tacoma Narrows Airport, just outside of Gig Harbor, was owned by the city of Tacoma for about a bizillion years and never once turned a profit.

    When Tacoma decided to try and off load the airport we in Gig Harbor tried to have the airport closed instead of sold. We thought it would be better used as an area for light-industrial manufacturing and a park. The noise from the planes is a nuisance and we could use the park space and manufacturing jobs.

    The FAA said no. Never mind that there are other airports in the area. Never mind that the airport is a money pit. Never mind that the county allowed a crap load of houses to be built where there used to be woods changing the nature of the area. Someone, somewhere, way the fuck back in the day, had a plan and we have to stick to that plan. What we got is an expanded airport that’s owned by the county.

    Ask to close a nuisance and a money pit, get a bigger nuisance and money pit. Yay!

  117. 147

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    BREAKING NEWS — Congress Reaches Deal On FAA Bill

    “Congress has reached a bipartisan compromise to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has left 74,000 transportation and construction workers idled, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday.”

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.c.....tdown.html

  118. 149

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Okay, pussybutt, for you and your fact-challenged wingnut pals here’s the straight skinny on why Republicans shut down the FAA.

    “On the surface, the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is about whether to cut $16 million in air service subsidies, a pretty small amount in this town. Underneath are layers upon layers of political gamesmanship ….

    “Republicans want to overturn a National Mediation Board rule approved last year that allows airline and railroad employees to form a union by a simple majority of those voting. … Democrats and union officials say the change puts airline and railroad elections under the same democratic rules required for unionizing all other companies. …

    “Last month, in comments to the House Rules Committee and separately to reporters, [GOP Rep.] Mica said the labor provision was the only issue standing in the way of the House and Senate reaching an agreement on a long-term FAA bill. …

    “It has been House Republicans who have refused to negotiate with the Senate unless Democrats agreed to concessions on the labor issue, [GOP Sen.] Hutchison said.”

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.c.....tdown.html

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Get off your pot and read some real news so you know what’s going on, puttybutt. http://tinyurl.com/3k4sapr

  119. 150

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Today’s stock market selloff was the ninth-largest DJIA point loss of all time, but percentage-wise didn’t even make the top 20.

  120. 151

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th, and 11th positions are held by dates in the fourth quarter of 2008. The 3rd position is held by Sept. 17, 2001.

  121. 152

    spews:

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

    Wow, the FAA facts say otherwise and the arschloch leaves another diarrhea racetrack stain in his pink lace undies.

    Jay Rockefeller upset Morgantown WVA would lose subsidies and he can’t bring home that pork anymore! Hence Rockefeller has the bill in committee even after the whitey house asked the Senate to approve the bill.

    DUMMOCRAPTS always looking for additional pork!

    08/04/2011 at 12:27 pm

    What kind of motherfucking idiot is this anyway. Ellen White said the wanking…the “moral pollution” was dangerous. Shit she’s right! Look what’s happened to the puddybitch. Yikes!

  122. 154

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

    Okay, pussybutt, for you and your fact-challenged wingnut pals here’s the straight skinny on why Republicans shut down the FAA.

    You still haven’t addressed Jay Rockefeller and Harry Reid held it up for two of the most egregious wastes of money. At least Reid admitted it was a waste. Rokefeller hasn’t. And you haven’t found Reid’s admission anywhere.

    Keep trying Roger Dumb Rabbit. Another of your EPIC FAILS.

  123. 155

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

    arschloch@153,

    Cry me a river moron. More class warfare envy from the HA HAter!

    What…? Bad grades didn’t get you anywhere? No guvmint handout for being a moron?

    It wasn’t lost on GW Bush! And his grades were better than John Effin Kerry!

    Sucks to be you! Listen to that Ross Perot sucking sound.

    LMBBAO!

  124. 156

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

    Did a cinder block@152 fall and leave some dust? Thought I heard some “noise”.

  125. 158

    spews:

    It wasn’t lost on GW Bush!

    Certainly was. A smart man wouldn’t have handed a multi-trillion dollar bill for a piece of crap like Iraq to my or anyone else’s kids.

  126. 159

    spews:

    http://www.americablog.com/201.....-food.html

    Thursday, August 04, 2011
    Record number of Americans on food stamps as “Luxury Goods Fly Off Shelves”
    by Joe Sudbay (DC) on 8/04/2011 05:30:00 PM

    Reddit | Facebook | Digg | FARK | StumbleUpon

    One America:

    Nearly 15% of the U.S. population relied on food stamps in May, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

    The number of Americans using the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — more commonly referred to as food stamps — shot to an all-time high of 45.8 million in May, the USDA reported. That’s up 12% from a year ago, and 34% higher than two years ago.

    The other America:

    Even with the economy in a funk and many Americans pulling back on spending, the rich are again buying designer clothing, luxury cars and about anything that catches their fancy. Luxury goods stores, which fared much worse than other retailers in the recession, are more than recovering — they are zooming. Many high-end businesses are even able to mark up, rather than discount, items to attract customers who equate quality with price.

    Sure puddybitch…keep squwakin’, dumb fuck.

  127. 161

    spews:

    What a dummy! 75,000 workers aren’t getting paychecks and the government has forgone at least 160 million in revenue because of a 16 million dollar poison pill planted by tools for union busting Delta Airlines.

  128. 162

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    CNN’s reporting of the FAA deal clarifies that it only extends funding to September, leaving the disputed labor and airport subsidies unresolved. The House bill passed by the Senate today using a “consent” procedure cuts the airport subsidies, but the White House can waive those cuts — and promised it will. So, this compromise simply maintains the status quo and Congress will have to take up the disputed issues when it returns to work from its summer recess in September.

  129. 163

    spews:

    http://thinkprogress.org/media.....e-america/

    MSNBC Contributor Pat Buchanan’s New Book Includes Chapter Entitled ‘The End of White America’

    By Tanya Somanader on Aug 4, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    MSNBC contributor and long-standing bigot Pat Buchanan has a new book coming out called: Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? This upbeat future “best-seller” will hit the shelves in October, but this morning, Politico Playbook provided those waiting with race-baited breath a preview of the wisdom within. Chapter 4, entitled “The End of White America,” lauds:

    “[The] radicalization of the working and middle class, such as occurred in the Truman-McCarthy era, during the George Wallace campaigns, and in the anti-amnesty firestorm that killed the Bush-Kennedy-McCain push for a path to citizenship for illegal aliens.”.

    To Buchanan — a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans — these “movements” shared a “populist rage” and a “sense that they are losing their country. And they are right.” George Wallace, of course, was the stauchly pro-segregationist former governor of Alabama and presidental candidate, know for his most famous quote: “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!” Other chapters of Buchanan’s book include, “The Death of Christian America,” which explains President Obama’s “campaign to expel Christianity;” and “Demographic Winter,” which links the West’s downfall to the fact that “children are no longer desirable” here.

    Maybe the puddybitch ought to re-think that house negro thing of his if this is what his masters think of him.

    I’m just sayin’.

  130. 164

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Wisconsin Update

    Five days away from next Tuesday’s election that will determine the fate of 6 GOP state senators facing recall, here’s what I’ve learned.

    Yesterday, the Wisconsin Democratic Party’s state chair was optimistic about winning all 6 races, but more objective observers, internal candidate polling, and labor union polling indicate the Democrats have a strong lead in 1 race, narrow leads in 2 races, a shot at another, and are trailing in 2 races. Thus, a pickup of 3 or 4 seats on Tuesday is doable.

    A week later, on Aug. 16, Democrats have to defend two of their incumbents. The most highly publicized of these races, pitting GOP challenger Kim Simac against Sen. Jim Holperin, looks like a comfortable win for the Democrats with Holperin leading Simac, 53.7% – 46.3%. The other Democrat-held seat is likely to be a tougher race, but should be winnable (after all, the incumbent is a Democrat).

    Democrats need a net gain of 3 seats to take control of Wisconsin’s state senate and thwart GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s radical legislative agenda. It’s in reach, but not a sure thing.

    The news for Walker himself is pretty bad, though. Assuming Walker faces his own recall election next year, two potential challengers are former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (who lost re-election in 2010) and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic candidate for governor that Walker defeated in 2010 by a margin of 52% – 47%. What the current polling shows is that either of these candidates would beat Walker in an election held today: Feingold over Walker by 52% – 42%, and Barrett over Walker by 50% – 43%. You get the feeling that if the Democrats ran Mickey Mouse against Walker, the mouse would win by 10 points. So would any trash collector, waitress, or grade school kid. Looks like Walker’s got a problem.

  131. 165

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Republican Scofflaw # 011-4583025-10

    We all know Joe The Plumber, who’s campaigning in Wisconsin this week for GOP state senators facing recall, is a wanted man in Arizona for numerous unpaid parking (or was it traffic?) tickets. Well, Joe isn’t the only GOP traffic scofflaw stinking up Wisconsin these days.

    This week, a court fined GOP state representative Donald Pridemore, 64, for driving with a suspended license after he failed to appear in court. Pridemore’s license was suspended earlier this year when he failed to pay a speeding ticket. That followed two speeding tickets issued to Pridemore in 2010.

    Man, there must be something in the water Republicans drink that turns them in lawbreakers. Near-lethal doses of dioxin, maybe?

  132. 167

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    In other Wisconsin news, a 56-year-old state facilities assistant director who assaulted a capitol protester’s balloon with a knife, then slammed her into a bathroom door, and managed to stab himself with his own knife, is facing criminal charges that could result in a $1,000 fine and up to 9 months in jail.

    Interestingly, this article says the Madison protests have never stopped; there are still dozens of protesters in the Capitol Building.

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/s.....70133.html

  133. 170

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I can’t get too excited by today’s 512-point (Dow) market selloff. We’re in a correction, pure and simple, and a rather mild one at that — stocks have had a huge run-up since the 2009 crash, and even after the weakness of the last several weeks, they’ve only fallen back to their levels earlier this year. With the recovery stalling, this spring’s peak stock prices were a bit rich in relation to forward corporate earnings, so a pullback of 10% or so was in the cards — everyone in the investing community has known this for months. Nowadays, with supercomputers trading stocks at the speed of electricity, a 500-point fall in one session shouldn’t surprise anyone — all this means is the correction takes place over a few days instead of several weeks. Yawn. It’ll probably be down another couple hundred points tomorrow, when bad employment data comes out.

  134. 171

    Steve spews:

    @146. Michael spews:

    “The Tacoma Narrows Airport”

    Just wait until the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay. I believe they’re anticipating over a hundred private corporate jet flights a day in and out of the Narrows Airport that week. Without it, there would not be a US Open in Tacoma. Corporate hospitality is the name of the game being played, not golf.

    It’s easy to see what happened.

  135. 172

    Michael spews:

    @171
    Kevin Costner flies into “our” airport to golf at Chambers Bay. Woo.

    There are two other airports over here within a half an hour drive of the Tacoma Narrows airport and Thun Field’s a 20 minute drive from Chambers Bay. We’re up to our elbows in airports!

  136. 173

    Michael spews:

    @171

    The traffic to the airport seems to take a fairly steep dive whenever oil stays over a $100 a barrel for a couple of weeks. I suspect that that airport isn’t long for this world. The other two airports out here make more sense to keep open as they’re not surrounded by houses.

  137. 174

    spews:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/.....via=blog_1

    Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 01:15 PM PDT.

    The New Class War: Wealthy paying 25% less in taxes since 1990s

    by HunterFollow

    CAP has a graph showing how tough wealthy Americans have it these days:

    (Center for American Progress)
    America’s millionaires won’t be asked to contribute a single dime [towards deficit reduction]. That’s unfortunate because they certainly can afford it. Not only have their incomes been skyrocketing but data released this week by the Internal Revenue Service reveal that their tax rates have plunged over the last two decades. As a percentage of their incomes, millionaires are now paying about one-quarter less of their income to federal taxes than they did in the mid-1990s.
    So what’s causing the tax bills of the wealthiest to drop? The average millionaire will pay $136,000 less this year because the Bush tax cuts are still in effect, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. The Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 lowered the top marginal rate from the Clinton-era 39.6 percent to 35 percent. They also dropped the rates on capital gains and dividend income to a historically low 15 percent. (Capital gains rates had already been cut from 28 percent to 20 percent in 1997.) […]

    And it was a super-boon to mega-millionaires and billionaires. IRS data show that the tax rates of the richest 400 Americans declined from 29.9 percent in 1995 to 18.1 percent in 2008, largely because that exclusive group derives two-thirds of its income from capital gains.

    Why, oh why, have our deficits been ballooning? Perhaps we should ask a bunch of Bush-era hacks about that, and what they think we should be doing about it.

    Oh, wait. That’s exactly what we’ve been doing. And the answer always comes back “cut aid to poor people.”

    This is just a random thought, but it’s sure been a long time since I heard the phrase “compassionate conservatism.” Now it’s all about hurting people so that the rich can collect even more of that cash.

    puudybitch and richpeoplefirst and emperor max-minidick all think they belong to this group…

    Ha.

  138. 175

    spews:

    richpeoplefirst going on and on and on (zzzzZZZZzzzz) about Steve being a billionaire just confirms my suspicion.

    A right winger of whatever economic status is always hacked off when they realize there is someone out there who has more money than he does.

    For that they blame the “gubmint”, the “emmessemmm”, the “marxist-leninist-socialist-liberals” and “those people”.

    EVERYONE BUT THEMSELVES!

    The fact that Bill/Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet have the MOST money and plan to have it all given away 10 years after they pass hacks them off to no end. They’re using their money to help people, saving the lives of the most desperate instead of bankrolling right wing politicians and the right wing propaganda and corporate money machine.

    Sure sucks to be a right winger.

  139. 176

    That there is Cundalini....and Cundalini wants his hand back spews:

    @114
    Someone who can’t think out of a paper bag is making shit up about what others think.

    6 figures for a device whose purpose is to move you from point A to point B? How vain.

    Show what kind of a family man you are.

    AHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAAHAHHAAH…thats about the post I would expect from YLburrito..

    Lets break it down, YLBurrito style:
    1. If others are doing better than you, then they must be TEH EVUL RICHE! And anything they do, that YLB cant do, is BAAAAAADDDD.

    For someone who can barely afford the payments on a 12 year old Taurus, your response is expected. Envy, its what for dinner at YLB’s house…with rice and beans of course.

    2. If you think a Shelby is for getting from point A to point B, then you are missing out on so much in life. your world seems so shut in. Having a fun investment costs money – deal with it.

    3. Family man…LOL. Wow, you of all people went there. This from the guy who spends all……day…….long…..on TEH BLOGZ. this from the same guy who spent god knows how long on TEH DATUBAYZE(theres that big L on your forehead). This from the guy who started a blog – ABOUT A BLOG! that just says loserville.
    Hey azzhole, Im not the one ignoring my wife and kids – and we all know about how you have been doing that over the last few years.

    4. cant think out of a paper bag eh? LMFAO, ya. Once again, a comedic comment coming from the guy stuck in mediocre-ville. Thats some real out-of-the-box work your doing with the link posting there! Whoa!

    The only think keeping you from being the tail-dragger around here is Rujaxoff…you better hope and pray he doesnt leave, otherwise the low man on the totem pole you truly will be- just like in real life.

  140. 177

    Steve spews:

    “Steve being a billionaire”

    The Klown is delusional. Such delusions must come from hanging out in the barn all night. I’m not rich. If I was, I’d be driving that XK-120 from Point A to Point B. That, and I’d have already hired mercenaries to free that poor, hapless goat.

  141. 178

    That there is Cundalini....and Cundalini wants his hand back spews:

    @175
    A right winger of whatever economic status is always hacked off when they realize there is someone out there who has more money than he does

    AHHAHAHHAH, dude you are the only one around here who suffers from jealousy about how well others do. its all you and your ilk do.

    you are an angry, mediocre dillhole who is pissed at anybody who does well.

    owned.

  142. 179

    That there is Cundalini....and Cundalini wants his hand back spews:

    @177

    Steve, can you loan me a few million?

  143. 180

    spews:

    LMAO @ at the dipshit @ 176

    How many quarters at some dipshit wingnut college does that Shelby pay for?

    And you say you’re not rich right? NO EXCUSE ASSHOLE!

    Your priorities with this blog and with your family are CLEAR! YOUR OWN STUPID VANITY!

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going out to a family outing in my modest Ford that gets me from here to there just fine thank you.

  144. 181

    That there is Cundalini....and Cundalini wants his hand back spews:

    @174

    well I sure as fuck dont belong in your group!

    whats it like being a non-producer all your life rujax? do you just get used to it? or do you somehow imagine that someday you can still “make it” on your own? – even though deep down, you know damn well it will never happen.

  145. 182

    Steve spews:

    “They’re using their money to help people, saving the lives of the most desperate”

    I’d say that’s why americafirst hates Rachel Beckwith. She wanted to help the most desperate and in need.

    These wingnuts are fucking sick in the head with hate.

  146. 183

    That there is Cundalini....and Cundalini wants his hand back spews:

    @180

    my kids arent even teenagers…and their college is already paid for, TYVM.

    We took care of that long ago….unlike you, who will end up asking people like me to pay for your kids college – assuming they even get that far.

  147. 184

    That there is Cundalini....and Cundalini wants his hand back spews:

    @180

    and no, we arent rich at all….upper middle class maybe….probably not even that.

    but we are smart and worked hard while other people pissed away their 20’s and 30’s – and now its paying off….

  148. 185

    Steve spews:

    @179 “Steve, can you loan me a few million?”

    Fuck that! I happen to know that you’re a billionaire too!

    heh.

    When I actually had an XK roadster when I was a teen, the only sensible way to get from Rainier Valley to downtown was Orcas to the lake, head north on the lake shore drive, head up to the Arboretum, then cut over to downtown on Madison. That’s the way I used to get from Point A to Point B.

  149. 186

    That there is Cundalini....and Cundalini wants his hand back spews:

    No wonder you have a soft spot for the Jags.

    I bet working on those hated Lucas Electronics is what turned you into an electrical engineer…LMFAO…

    :P

  150. 187

    That there is Cundalini....and Cundalini wants his hand back spews:

    and dude, keep hush on the billionaire stuff…I dont want the IRS to find out….

  151. 188

    Steve spews:

    I’d probably be upper middle class, but I try to spend it all on wine, women and song. If all works out, I’ll spend my last dollar the day I die. At least that’s the plan.

  152. 189

    Steve spews:

    heh. That Jag was the first car I ever completely rewired. Too bad I had to rewire most of it again after I tried to start it. And it’s a good thing it was a roadster and had the top down as I could have choked to death on the burning insulation fumes. By the time I finally got it right, heh, I figured was ready to design Microsoft’s electrical systems.

    Lucas electrical can be a pain. So is real rubber in a brake system. Must use Castrol!! But I had replaced all the electrical components when I restored it. That helped. Tuning and balancing the twin SU carbs was a snap.

  153. 190

    spews:

    Of course the slave to the corporate overlord is furiously rewriting history to further the fantasy world he created.

    Just to be historically accurate…and we ALL know the puddybitch INSISTS on…no DEMANDS accuracy.

    So I’m sure he won’t mind that I point out:

    108th Congress (2003-2005): Republican majority

    109th Congress (2005-2007): Republican majority

    110th Congress (2007-2009) 50/50 split.

    Now we all know that economic policies take a while to take hold. At least those of us who spend more time thinking than whacking off. He really ought to knock that off. That obsession of his. Ellen White sure had his number:

    “Some who make a high profession do not understand the sin of self-abuse and its sure results. Long-established habit has blinded their understanding. They do not realize the exceeding sinfulness of this degrading sin, which is enervating the system and destroying their brain nerve power.”2

    Clearly she forsaw the plight of our dear puddybitch. Hang in there, man. Your friends here at HA will save you!!

  154. 191

    Steve spews:

    Donation’s to Rachel Beckwith’s cause topped $800,000 tonight.

    http://www.mycharitywater.org/.....n_id=16396

    Some comments left on the site break my heart and all of them raise my spirit. Here’s one of the comments I read this evening.

    $1,000 08.05.11 I am 19 years old and I am going into the Marine Corps in March. I was going to invest the money for when I get out but decided that God could use it more than I could. I pray this money will bless MANY familes!

    I’m pretty sure now that Roger was right and the drive will raise a million. That’d really be something. Then again, it already is quite something. A nine year-old girl left this world a better place than she found it. Eighteen days to go.

  155. 192

    Steve spews:

    Hmm, what are the odds that, come Sunday, some of my friends here will be mocking that young man’s Stupid-Sky-God in another tired Bible bash set up by Goldy? I’m going to put it at less than 100%, but I’m not holding my breath holding out for something different.

  156. 193

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @181 What do you produce besides hot air? Do you actually do anything useful in this world? Or are you just another slumlord wannabe who got his financial education from late-night infomercials?

  157. 194

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @183 “who will end up asking people like me to pay for your kids college”

    I doubt that’s possible — you strike me as the type who takes more out of the system than he pays in.

  158. 196

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Hey Rethugs — Here’s Your Report Card!

    “A record 82 percent of Americans now disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job ….

    “More than four out of five people surveyed said that the recent debt-ceiling debate was more about gaining political advantage than about doing what is best for the country. …

    “Republicans in Congress shoulder more of the blame for the difficulties in reaching a debt-ceiling agreement than President Obama and the Democrats, the poll found. … All told, 72 percent disapproved of the way Republicans in Congress handled the negotiations ….”

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44.....ork_times/

  159. 197

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Crime Blotter

    “Two campaign reform groups are asking the Justice Department to investigate a mysterious $1 million contribution to a political committee backing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney from an obscure company that shut down shortly after making the donation.”

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44.....sion_2012/

  160. 200

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    News Flash — Roger Rabbit Agrees With Tea Party!!!

    I’ve said this before, and it bears repeating: I think for myself, I’m an independent thinker, my views are eclectic!

    The Tea Party wants to eliminate the federal gasoline tax. On this issue, I agree with them! It’s about local control:

    “The states would presumably make up for the loss of federal funds by increasing their own gas tax or other driving-related fees. But for those who support ending the federal levy, the thinking is that the states could do a better job of building and maintaining the nation’s infrastructure. …

    “Under the federal system, states on the coasts with large populations often end up sending money to states in the middle of the country that have thousand of miles of open roads but fewer taxpayers to help fund them.”

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/0.....id=Popular

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: SO WHAT!!! TO HELL WITH THEM!!! I’M TIRED OF PAYING FOR IOWA’S ROADS!!! LET THE FLATLANDERS PAY FOR THEIR OWN DAMN ROADS!!!

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    americafirst spews:

    @127. Roger Rabbit spews:
    It’s the Republicans who are holding up the FAA bill, nitwit, for a union-busting provision on behalf of Delta Fuck-the-Workers Airline.
    ——————————–
    Mica stripped out the union part, take a look at my post at 93 again. You have this fixed idea in your head that it is about unions and you cling to it even when your own source contradicts you. The union part was history, it was only about earmarks. You libs are really falling apart after the Obama cave.

    @177. Steve spews:
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    Are you so effing stupid that you can’t figure out that you are being ridiculed, you effing stupid lying phoney, I have no doubt that you’re a welfare drone.
    But just in case, billionaire, when are you going to donate that $100K you claim to have?

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    spews:

    Mica stripped out the union part

    and he replaced it with yanking the subsidy to rural airports..

    It was a poison pill you effin’ dummy.

    Now it’s costing the government so far at least 160 million and 70 some thousand workers are idled. And it’s all tied back to Delta Airlines and their hardball union-busing tactics.

  163. 207

    Michael spews:

    @200

    Wow, the Tea Baggers sure do like to shoot themselves in the foot. Yeah, go ahead and get rid of the federal gas tax.

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    That there is Cundalini....and Cundalini wants his hand back spews:

    @194

    you would be mistaken…as usual.

  165. 209

    That there is Cundalini....and Cundalini wants his hand back spews:

    @193

    I do lots of things – including working on some of the same projects as Steve.

    I also employ a few people.

    What was it you did again? oh yeah, not much – you like to brag about how much money you make in the stock market – why dont you try and employ a few people?

    …crickets….

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    That there is Cundalini....and Cundalini wants his hand back spews:

    @192

    The odds are pretty good, steve.

  167. 211

    Steve spews:

    “I have no doubt that you’re a welfare drone”

    I have no doubt that you’re a loser who fucks goats.

    Look, Klown, if you’re wanting to ridicule me, you’re going to have to elevate your fucking game. There has to be a connect with reality somehow. Otherwise, you’re just swinging and missing. Hey, I know that reality isn’t your strong suit, Klown, but you keep on taking your meds and maybe you’ll hook up with it someday.