Fiscal Cliff Watch Open Thread

President Obama's scheduled to speak at 1:30pm Eastern. It's possible we can get a sense of how much our alleged GOP "leadership" is going to cave then.

Feel free to make your predictions in the comments. A one-year subscription to AoSHQ Premium goes to the winner.

Posted by: Andy at 01:12 PM



Comments

1 Burn. Let it

Posted by: Navycopjoe at December 31, 2012 01:13 PM (61/Y4)

2 Completely.

Posted by: BDA at December 31, 2012 01:13 PM (vkuAt)

3 Anddddddddddd
FIRST!!!!

And fire lovie smith pls

Posted by: Navycopjoe at December 31, 2012 01:13 PM (61/Y4)

4 Utterly.

Posted by: MadisonConservative at December 31, 2012 01:13 PM (Y/HG5)

5 Wheeeeeeeee!

Posted by: Thelma and Louise at December 31, 2012 01:13 PM (QKKT0)

6 Not the Craw. The Craw.

Posted by: The Craw at December 31, 2012 01:14 PM (QKKT0)

7 We're going over the cliff. If the Republicans offfet TFG exactly what he is demanding, he will sinply raise his demands (Past performance being the best predictor of future behavior), and the failure to reach a deal will be 100% blamed on the "intransigent Republicans".
Also , mebbe 1st?

Posted by: West at December 31, 2012 01:15 PM (1Rgee)

8 Feel free to make your predictions in the comments. A one-year subscription to AoSHQ Premium goes to the winner.

Second prize is a two-year subscription to AoSHQ premium.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at December 31, 2012 01:15 PM (kqqGm)

9 Please share with me your favorite road rash remedies.

Posted by: The can at December 31, 2012 01:15 PM (/lO83)

10 According to the one of us in the marriage who can do stuff like.....
Math
Our taxes will go up over $7000

How welfare momma and her brood like eating ribeyes on my dime

Posted by: Navycopjoe at December 31, 2012 01:15 PM (61/Y4)

11 Someone get me an artificial ass. Stat.

Posted by: John Boehner (R) Crack Negotiator at December 31, 2012 01:15 PM (QKKT0)

12 So Dear Leader is going to speak at approximately 2:15 then?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 31, 2012 01:15 PM (4df7R)

13 Nope, no 1st for ne. Not for meeeeeeeeeee!

Posted by: West at December 31, 2012 01:16 PM (1Rgee)

14 Prediction:

Obama gets everything he wants.

We get nothing.

This prediction is valid for the next 24 months.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 01:17 PM (HDgX3)

15 The left turns on the Biden/McConnell deal and kills it...

Posted by: Bruce at December 31, 2012 01:17 PM (iqUtl)

16 Don't worry guys
Boehner has our back...

Posted by: Navycopjoe at December 31, 2012 01:17 PM (61/Y4)

17 I predict that I'd rather tell you guys that Amazon has a free app today called "Epic Stickman".

The kids are playing it on my Kindle Fire and yelling about Killer Elves.

And ifKiller Elves arenot on topic, I don't know what is.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 31, 2012 01:18 PM (SUKHu)

18 According to several articles at Weasel Zippers, the "deal" is that Obama gets everything he wanted except "rich" starts at $450k instead of $250k. No spending cuts at all.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 31, 2012 01:18 PM (OevbG)

19 Folksˢˢˢ ... Republicansˢˢˢˢ ... let me be clear ... come together ... for the American people ... Republicansˢˢˢˢ ... as I have said before ... fair share ... millionairesˢˢˢ ... Republicansˢˢˢˢ ... and billionairesˢˢˢˢ ... Republicansˢˢˢˢ ... just trying to help the middle class and poor ... higher taxes ... Republicansˢˢˢˢ ... struggle everyday ... not willing to compromise ... Republicansˢˢˢˢ ...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 31, 2012 01:18 PM (KDq5l)

20 11
Someone get me an artificial ass. Stat.


Posted by: John Boehner (R) Crack Negotiator at December 31, 2012 01:15 PM (QKKT0)

Get in line Weeper, a whole lot of Americans are going to need one alot worse than you.

Posted by: Red Shirt at December 31, 2012 01:18 PM (FIDMq)

21 I predict Barry will demonize the Republicans and scratch his cheek with his middle finger.

And Boehner will follow-up in tears.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:18 PM (UOM48)

22 I've been saving my Greg Louganis underwear for a special occasion. I hope they fit.

Posted by: art garfunkels ugly kid at December 31, 2012 01:18 PM (tdaam)

23 So is this where Obama blames the Republicans for the "fiscal cliff", sequestration, or the debt limit?

Posted by: Jean at December 31, 2012 01:18 PM (Ezq3m)

24 I am sure Boehner will cry like a bitch one more time before 2013.

Posted by: gigg423 at December 31, 2012 01:19 PM (41VCE)

25 I predict that "me" "I" "mine" and "my" will appear in the transcript 1000% more than "cuts" or "discipline".

Posted by: major major major major at December 31, 2012 01:19 PM (utCAk)

26 I predict we will just kick the can down the road to a later point in time when the GOP can be blamed for whatever problem occurs. I predict many conservatives will bitch about whatever deal does or does not get done. I predict the MFM will breathlessly give all credit to averting whatever level of disaster they thought would happen to Joe Biden. I predict that 2 seconds after a deal is announced someone will post here that Boehner caved, McConnell caved and that all that is needed is 20 or 30 stalwart conservatives in the Senate to prevent this thing and that a party purge must begin immediately! I also predict that when the debt does not go down and jobs are not created that Paul Krugmann and the left will claim we need higher taxes for more government stimulus.



Now, does the premium membership include the Ewok after Dark channel?

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 31, 2012 01:19 PM (OWjjx)

27 Cave prediction: Whatever Obama wants, + 50% more in costs. GOPers inside the beltway don't want to be "mean" and let's not forget the fun Bernackie will have once we breach the cliff.

Posted by: Doc at December 31, 2012 01:19 PM (RkH4v)

28 24. By 2013 you mean 8:13pm right?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at December 31, 2012 01:20 PM (61/Y4)

29 Let. It. Burn, Boner, you bitch.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:20 PM (UOM48)

30 Could have been worse. Obama could have gotten 100% of what he wanted and come to you house to kick you in the balls 5 times. So we should at least be happy we didn't get kicked in the balls.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 01:21 PM (HDgX3)

31 23 So is this where Obama blames the Republicans for the "fiscal cliff", sequestration, or the debt limit?

Well, yes. All three. And my fallen arches, the Iraq war, not to mention Newtown.

Posted by: West at December 31, 2012 01:21 PM (1Rgee)

32 Have you guys ever seen a rectal prolapse? Not a pretty sight. NSFW. http://tinyurl.com/ykr5m5t

Posted by: galloglass at December 31, 2012 01:21 PM (WVIkK)

33 They will cave completely, and Boner won't be punished for it.

Posted by: cranky-d at December 31, 2012 01:21 PM (HDtn6)

34 It's 41 "stalwart conservatives" with iron constitutions, RINO scum.

Posted by: Jean at December 31, 2012 01:21 PM (Ezq3m)

35 My prediction: The US is screwed.

Posted by: Group Captain Mandrake at December 31, 2012 01:22 PM (vJfir)

36 If the NFL wasa Government agency,AndyReid, Romeo Crennel,Chan Gailey, Pat Shurmur, etc. would've gotten promoted and givena raise today.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 31, 2012 01:22 PM (tkoGU)

37 I just feel bad that David Gregory will have to pry his chapped, loving tender lips from dear leaders ass for a few seconds so he can stand in front of a podium to tell the world how fucking awesome he is. And then remind the world that republicans hate old people, black people or whatever bullshit he will prattle on with.

Posted by: gigg423 at December 31, 2012 01:22 PM (41VCE)

38 18
According to several articles at Weasel Zippers, the "deal" is that
Obama gets everything he wanted except "rich" starts at $450k instead of
$250k. No spending cuts at all.


Posted by: Ian S. at December 31, 2012 01:18 PM (OevbG)


________________
And libtards are calling this a cave by Obama, LOL. They are such spoiled children. Wahh wahh wahh we didn't get 1000 pieces of candy, we just got 988 pieces of candy. This sucks!! Wahh wahh wahh.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 01:22 PM (HDgX3)

39 It is burning.


Let it burn. Let it burn, because you do not have a choice in the matter either way. It is going to burn, it is already on fire, so sit back, prod the fire with an iron poker, and wait to see how it plays out.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at December 31, 2012 01:22 PM (pcaFm)

40 Let. It. Burn.

Posted by: Whatever happened to that guy who yelled 'En Fuego' at December 31, 2012 01:22 PM (g8tko)

41 Please share with me your favorite road rash remedies.
Posted by: The can at December 31, 2012 01:15 PM (/lO83)

Neosporin with the built in pain reliever. Let the wound air dry.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:22 PM (l86i3)

42
My prediction is Senate Repubs cave enough to pin the blame on House Repubs and we go over the cliff.
I want my prize!

Posted by: sanity at December 31, 2012 01:23 PM (RVjIg)

43 19 Folksˢˢˢ ... Republicansˢˢˢˢ ... let me be clear ... come together ... for the American people ... Republicansˢˢˢˢ ... as I have said before ... fair share ... millionairesˢˢˢ ... Republicansˢˢˢˢ ... and billionairesˢˢˢˢ ... Republicansˢˢˢˢ ... just trying to help the middle class and poor ... higher taxes ... Republicansˢˢˢˢ ... struggle everyday ... not willing to compromise ... Republicansˢˢˢˢ ...

TOTUS leaked again!

Posted by: Andy at December 31, 2012 01:23 PM (OZPoa)

44 TOTUS leaked again!
Posted by: Andy at December 31, 2012 01:23 PM (OZPoa)


Dammit, someone put a diaper on that fucking thing.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 31, 2012 01:23 PM (4df7R)

45 Predictions:

Obama will be late.
In his speech he'll refer to himself (I, me, my) at least 15 times.
Nothing will be solved. Because from a practical standpoint, the problem is unsolvable.
Conservatives will accuse GOP leaders of caving.
Liberals will accuse Democrats of caving.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 31, 2012 01:23 PM (SY2Kh)

46 I say fuck it. Let sequestration happen. Let the Bush tax cuts expire. Let everything already written into law happen and don't pass anything else to kick the can down the road.

Posted by: CDR M at December 31, 2012 01:24 PM (dKV5k)

47 At least the Redskins won. Tony Homo sucks.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at December 31, 2012 01:24 PM (++kZl)

48 I predict the whole talk will be about Obama himself and how he is working his ass off to save the "middle class!" Then he will announce, as we have heard, that kicking and screaming he has caved in to those wascally wepublicans and raised his 250 k to 400/450k . He didnt wanna do it, but in the spirit of bipartisanship it was necessary. NO SPENDING cuts ever (talk of them yes but no reality). Boehner will come out saying it was the best deal he could get. The rest of the Republican house does not have a hair unless they fire his sorry ass! There--my prediction.

Posted by: AnnaS at December 31, 2012 01:24 PM (SZ4Ro)

49
My Prediction: We get hopelessly screwed some more whilst Our Betters continue to live a life of ease, comfort and power.

And cocktail parties.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 31, 2012 01:24 PM (yiIja)

50 Es en fuego!


Fuego grande!

Posted by: Kinley Ardal, successor to En Fuego! guy at December 31, 2012 01:24 PM (pcaFm)

51 I predict that meggie Mac's boobs will go horribly soft and hang to her knees....
And some sick ass here will be yelling BUNK!!!

Posted by: Navycopjoe at December 31, 2012 01:24 PM (61/Y4)

52 The Stupid Party will cave, and the burning will commence. So let it be written, so let it be done.

Posted by: Palandine at December 31, 2012 01:25 PM (g7D8V)

53 Predictioon? Boneage by the cubic meter.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 31, 2012 01:25 PM (QupBk)

54 TOTUS leaking electrons again?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 31, 2012 01:25 PM (fx1PU)

55 I say fuck it. Let sequestration happen. Let the Bush tax cuts expire. Let everything already written into law happen and don't pass anything else to kick the can down the road

I agree. Look, there are actual cuts in the current law, so the GOP gets to have their cuts. And their are tax increases in the current law, the Democrats get their tax hikes.

Win...win .

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 31, 2012 01:25 PM (OWjjx)

56 text of speech:
As I've always said andmake no mistake about it, the GOP are bad people ... the rich are bad people ... the poor are good people ... the middle class are the best people ... the sun will go down tonight because of Republicans and the sun will rise tommorrow because of Democrats ...
oh and its the Bush's fault ... both of them ... maybe not the sick one ... but certainly the one who isn't sick ...

Posted by: JeffC at December 31, 2012 01:25 PM (A3tpD)

57 I predict that in 2013, Preznit Choom will cheat at golf.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:25 PM (UOM48)

58 My prediction is that no matter what the deal, or no deal, Obama is going to blame us for the recession. Because delay or something.

So I don't care. Whatever. I am marginally grateful if taxes don't go up on my kids, who are having a hard enough time.

Other than that, I am not interested.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 31, 2012 01:25 PM (GoIUi)

59 Thirty day can-kick. That's my prediction.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at December 31, 2012 01:26 PM (ZZPs4)

60 Let it burn. Let it burn, because you do not have a choice in the matter
either way. It is going to burn, it is already on fire, so sit back,
prod the fire with an iron poker, and wait to see how it plays out.


What do you mean that this toy squirt gun isn't going to extinguish the raging forest fire? It shoots water, doesn't it?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 31, 2012 01:26 PM (SY2Kh)

61 "Feel free to make your predictions in the comments. A one-year subscription to AoSHQ Premium goes to the winner."


We're fucked.


I win.

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 01:26 PM (fWAjv)

62 My Prediction: Pain

Posted by: Clubber Lang at December 31, 2012 01:26 PM (69Mdf)

63 I predict Barry will say "Let me be clear" at least once.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:26 PM (UOM48)

64 Obama will lie--Boehner will cry.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at December 31, 2012 01:26 PM (P3dtw)

65 I predict Barry will say "Let me be clear" at least once.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:26 PM (UOM4


And he won't be clear, not even once.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:27 PM (l86i3)

66 64 Obama will lie--Boehner will cry.

Someone should be screaming this into a megaphone, somewhere!

Posted by: gigg423 at December 31, 2012 01:27 PM (41VCE)

67 Anyone here actually planning to listen to TFG?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:27 PM (UOM48)

68 No matter what happens, Gabe will say it is the best deal we could get,
Drew will say the deal sucks, and everything will burn anyway.


Posted by: MrShad at December 31, 2012 01:27 PM (Xqfwb)

69 Prediction: Obama will say something along the lines of, "I've been working hard with Congressional leaders to come up with a plan to avert the fiscal cliff without victimizing the middle class. I cut short my three-week vacation in Hawaii so taht I could be here in Washington to make sure that the middle class knows they're in the best of hands."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 31, 2012 01:28 PM (4df7R)

70 I predict that, once again, The Greatness......That Is...Zach Greinke......will have a better year than us.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 31, 2012 01:28 PM (OWjjx)

71 Too easy -- 100% all around:
GOP leadership caves 100%
Obama gets 100% of what he wants
People get 100% what they voted for
Economy gets exactly 100% opposite what it needs

Posted by: TomL at December 31, 2012 01:28 PM (QmPPn)

72 He won't even spit on the hole.

Posted by: r19 at December 31, 2012 01:28 PM (lKvjC)

73 Anyone here actually planning to listen to TFG?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:27 PM (UOM4

Nope, watchin a moonshiners rerun, where tim and tickle part ways.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:28 PM (l86i3)

74 Actually I think Group Captain Mandrake wins.

Posted by: AnnaS at December 31, 2012 01:28 PM (SZ4Ro)

75 I predict my blood clot will render me unable to recall anything re: Benghazi.

Posted by: Hillary of Chappaqua at December 31, 2012 01:28 PM (Cm5S0)

76 I predict that I will continue to like pie.


Also I will release the raptors on each and every person who turns this into a circular firing squad. Do not taunt Happy Fun Ravage of Raptors.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at December 31, 2012 01:29 PM (VtjlW)

77 Prediction: He doesn't start on time.

What do I win?

Posted by: AmishDude at December 31, 2012 01:29 PM (T0NGe)

78 Have you guys ever seen a rectal prolapse? Not a pretty sight. NSFW.

Thanks for sharing, but that's one link I think I'll pass on.

Is this like, a hobby of yours, or what?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 31, 2012 01:29 PM (QKKT0)

79 Gotta go pick up the HoneyBaked ham for tomorrow. That ham will have more intelligence than the average Obama voter.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:29 PM (UOM48)

80 I predict that in 2013 a scientist will prove that the g-spot is really a hoax...
And his wife will kill him

Posted by: Navycopjoe at December 31, 2012 01:29 PM (61/Y4)

81 Trolls. SoCon blaming. TruCon blaming. Circular firing squads......


Wait...sorry...wrong predictions...

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 31, 2012 01:29 PM (IvVLN)

82 15
That is correct. If breitbart is right and they went behind his back that is dead on.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at December 31, 2012 01:29 PM (gkfSV)

83
I predict that the dems will get everything they want phased in over a 2 year period expiring just after the next election.

We get a foot stomping on our human faces. Forever.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 31, 2012 01:30 PM (69Mdf)

84 I predict that no matter what, Michelle will still take a lot of vacations........cause she has earned it!

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 31, 2012 01:30 PM (OWjjx)

85
Nope, watchin a moonshiners rerun, where tim and tickle part ways.

Tickle has better ideas than TFG. Or anyone else in DC, for that matter.

Tickle for President!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 31, 2012 01:30 PM (yiIja)

86 He's going to give us his Super Bowl pick.

Posted by: JohnTant at December 31, 2012 01:30 PM (eytER)

87 Obama blames middle class tax hikes on the GOP and says he hopes Congress will work out a deal to raise the debt limit in the coming months.

Posted by: JonathanEllis at December 31, 2012 01:30 PM (BdzEV)

88 From 1991, the warning sign many ignored.
http://tinyurl.com/b7pt8jw

From 1995, the Fiscal Cliff prequel
http://tinyurl.com/9hhmfbu

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 31, 2012 01:30 PM (fx1PU)

89 Communist community agitators who have never held a real job are never punctual.

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 01:30 PM (NIZHJ)

90 The following is a graphical representation of how much I actually care any more:














You're welcome.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Lord Commander of the Ampersand Army at December 31, 2012 01:31 PM (GBXon)

91 Club it again. It's still showing signs of life.

Posted by: Barack Obama, Prosperity Hunter at December 31, 2012 01:31 PM (QKKT0)

92 Yes, Drew will say the deal sucks, because the deal DOES suck.



You cannot even call these pathetic actions stopgaps anymore, they're honestly just playing hot potato with the country itself. The deal DOES suck because no one in charge has the courage, or, perhaps more importantly, the inclination to do what actually needs doing.


Grab a poker, prod the fire, sit, muse, and pray. There is naught else to be done.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal, successor to En Fuego! guy at December 31, 2012 01:31 PM (pcaFm)

93 Wow! Premium AoSHQ subscription???

Hoo ha!

Unfortunately, I got nothing... I can't stand to watch Barky or McConnel or Boner or any of those shitheads one more minute.. so, just let me know when it's over.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 31, 2012 01:31 PM (f9c2L)

94 My prediction is the same as always. It is the same as was made by Byron York. Boner will cave, Obama will get tax increases and spending cuts if offered at all will be at some indeterminate time down the road (just like last time). Boner will claim its a good deal because he raised the definition of "rich" slightly.


Spending will actually increase.

Posted by: Vic at December 31, 2012 01:31 PM (53z96)

95 He's going to give us his Super Bowl pick.

Don't pick us, don't pick us, dont pick us ...

Posted by: The Denver Broncos at December 31, 2012 01:32 PM (QupBk)

96 I think this is a good time to mention that my dad's going to go buy a gun later this week.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 31, 2012 01:32 PM (4df7R)

97 I predict the Bears will not fire Lovie Smith and that navycopjoe will continue to root for losers.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 31, 2012 01:32 PM (OWjjx)

98


I predict I will have anothertub of paste.

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 31, 2012 01:32 PM (mETGQ)

99 It's not as if they are spending real money.

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 01:32 PM (NIZHJ)

100
Bet he announces that Hillary is out of surgery...

Posted by: red at December 31, 2012 01:32 PM (ymJbM)

101 According to the one of us in the marriage who can do stuff like.....

Math

Our taxes will go up over $7000



How welfare momma and her brood like eating ribeyes on my dime

Posted by: Navycopjoe at December 31, 2012 01:15 PM (61/Y4)


Reduce your income. That's what i'm doing.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 31, 2012 01:32 PM (bb5+k)

102 Would it be possible for John Kerry to lend Mitch McConnell a couple of inches of chin? Old Mitch looks more and more like a ventriloquist's dummy every time I see him. keep your chin up and your nose clean.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at December 31, 2012 01:32 PM (P3dtw)

103 Bet he announces that Hillary is out of surgery...
Posted by: red at December 31, 2012 01:32 PM (ymJbM)


It will be said with bitterness and resignation, b/c you know he wants the bitch dead. No love lost b/w those two.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 31, 2012 01:33 PM (4df7R)

104 I predict the Bears will not fire Lovie Smith

Da Bears did fire Lovie.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at December 31, 2012 01:33 PM (ial2b)

105 There's got to be something in the water in D.C. that turns men into pinatas. How else can you explain so many grown men acting as though cutting their losses is a mark of victory?



I'm looking at you, Boehner.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal, successor to En Fuego! guy at December 31, 2012 01:33 PM (pcaFm)

106 So far the best news I have heard is that obama will speak. He will probably blame us evil Republicans and blow what ever chance there was for a shitty deal that we would not like anyway.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:34 PM (jE38p)

107
I think this is a good time to mention that my dad's going to go buy a gun later this week.

My New Years Eve celebration will include laying out all my handguns and rifles on a table and fondling them.

Posted by: Barack Obama, Prosperity Hunter at December 31, 2012 01:34 PM (QKKT0)

108 At least the Redskins won. Tony Homo sucks.

And the Vikings beat the Packers to make the playoffs.

The apocalypse can't be far behind.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 31, 2012 01:35 PM (SY2Kh)

109 sock

fail

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 31, 2012 01:35 PM (QKKT0)

110 Prediction? Obama gets 99.99999999999% of what he wants, silly Andy.

Posted by: it sucks to be represented by wimps and scaredycats at December 31, 2012 01:35 PM (VNFBf)

111 @JohnCornyn Delayed “@fubarnator: ET or CT ?RT @JohnCornyn 2pm meeting to discuss latest fiscal cliff negotiations”

‏@ChadPergram Operationally, US has already gone off #fiscalcliff . Senate couldn't handle bill til tonight. House won't go until Tue if at all.

Posted by: 80sBaby at December 31, 2012 01:35 PM (YjDyJ)

112

He's late.
And there is no teleprompter set up at the podium that they're showing.

Posted by: wheatie at December 31, 2012 01:35 PM (K4wCe)

113 Obama will urge Congress to do it for the children of Newtown.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at December 31, 2012 01:35 PM (P3dtw)

114 I also predict that here shortly I will start drinking.

Posted by: Vic at December 31, 2012 01:35 PM (53z96)

115 I predict Gerard Depardieu will eat Belgium.

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs at December 31, 2012 01:36 PM (peWm/)

116 The cliff is an allusion.

Posted by: Master Penn at December 31, 2012 01:36 PM (w3+gB)

117 The apocalypse can't be far behind.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 31, 2012 01:35 PM (SY2Kh)


The apocalypse let me down. It's on my shit list also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:36 PM (jE38p)

118 Cue the Wile E. Coyote moment of treading air.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 31, 2012 01:36 PM (BAS5M)

119 Has Chocolate jesus started talking yet? I'm banking on him being at least fifteen minutes late.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 31, 2012 01:36 PM (4df7R)

120 I say fuck it. Let sequestration happen. Let the
Bush tax cuts expire. Let everything already written into law happen
and don't pass anything else to kick the can down the road.

Posted by: CDR M at December 31, 2012 01:24 PM (dKV5k)


There is not enough pain or anger out there. I am in favor of anything which creates more pain and more anger on the part of the American People.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 31, 2012 01:36 PM (bb5+k)

121 The Apocalypse happened when the Saints won the Super Bowl. Since then we have been in the Matrix and this is all a very bad dream.

I hope.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 31, 2012 01:36 PM (fx1PU)

122 Ramadan is over shithead, you can put your watch back on.

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 01:36 PM (NIZHJ)

123
Da Bears did fire Lovie.

Half of the NFL's coaching staff is funemployed today. Jon Gruden might even wind up with a head coaching job.

If this keeps up, they'll be calling me soon, and all I know about is the Wishbone offense. I'm old-school.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 31, 2012 01:36 PM (yiIja)

124 The best result would be for us to get zero percent of our way. That way we stop losing slower. It's like when I found out that my car needed four new tires. They told me that'd cost$400. So I trashed the car to the scrapheap and spent $15,000 on a replacement. That showed 'em.

Posted by: Sharron Akin O'Mourdock at December 31, 2012 01:36 PM (pmsMR)

125 78
Have you guys ever seen a rectal prolapse? Not a pretty sight. NSFW.

Thanks for sharing, but that's one link I think I'll pass on.

Is this like, a hobby of yours, or what?


Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 31, 2012 01:29 PM (QKKT0)
Predictions were asked for. I imagine it's Boehner and McConnell on the receiving end.

Posted by: galloglass at December 31, 2012 01:37 PM (WVIkK)

126 There's got to be something in the water in D.C. that turns men into
pinatas. How else can you explain so many grown men acting as though
cutting their losses is a mark of victory?


The men in DC are a reflection of the people who elected them.

Laying the blame at their feet is a cop-out. The problem lies in the mirror. Yours, mine, everyone.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 31, 2012 01:37 PM (SY2Kh)

127 So far the best news I have heard is that obama will speak. He will probably blame us evil Republicans and blow what ever chance there was for a shitty deal that we would not like anyway.
Posted by: Nevergiveup


It's a good thing that the GOP have been writing editorials, hitting the talk shows, getting their message out above and around the MSM ...

Oh, wait a second ...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 31, 2012 01:37 PM (KDq5l)

128 And the Vikings beat the Packers to make the playoffs.

The apocalypse can't be far behind.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 31, 2012 01:35 PM (SY2Kh)



I'm pretty sure Goddell did a Moron's worth of fapping over RGIII playing Russell Wilson.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at December 31, 2012 01:38 PM (VtjlW)

129
I also predict there is a college bowl game on and there are elbows missing from a certain site.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 31, 2012 01:38 PM (69Mdf)

130 Yeah, you deserve the government you vote for... and right now we got a doozy of a belly-ache of one.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 31, 2012 01:38 PM (fx1PU)

131 I say fuck it. Let sequestration happen. Let the
Bush tax cuts expire. Let everything already written into law happen
and don't pass anything else to kick the can down the road.

Posted by: CDR M at December 31, 2012 01:24 PM (dKV5k)


I'm pretty much coming down on that side of the argument even though it would hurt me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:38 PM (jE38p)

132 Jon Gruden might even wind up with a head coaching job.

I acually like Gruden's commentary during MNF. I know I'm probably alone, but I just like it.


If this keeps up, they'll be calling me soon, and all I know about is the Wishbone offense. I'm old-school.


Is the Wishbone offense what you get when you toss a small terrier onto the field to encourage young children to use their imaginations?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 31, 2012 01:39 PM (4df7R)

133 Please share with me your favorite road rash remedies.

For causing or relieving?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 31, 2012 01:39 PM (GFM2b)

134 Can't this prick ever be on time

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:39 PM (jE38p)

135 @robertcostaNRO Breaking: Senate GOP aides tell me tax deal has been finalized by both sides. It's done. Details coming ASAP.

Posted by: 80sBaby at December 31, 2012 01:39 PM (YjDyJ)

136 Prediction,,,,They will just stick the head in...the shaft starts next year.....

Posted by: Clemenza at December 31, 2012 01:40 PM (ILM+d)

137 I predict my panties will creep into by butt crack today.

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs at December 31, 2012 01:40 PM (peWm/)

138 134
Can't this prick ever be on time

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:39 PM (jE38p)

Just building suspense.
Like all rockstars and dictaters.

Posted by: Obamao at December 31, 2012 01:40 PM (JtyGg)

139
this is like death watch. afterwards our bereavement willstart,
i will have stock in kleenix and bath oil beads.

Posted by: ette at December 31, 2012 01:40 PM (nqBYe)

140 The press corps is awfully chipper on CSpan.

Giddy even.


Awww.



Someone, help me, help me, help me please
Is the answer up above
How can I, how can I tell them
This is not a puppy love

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 01:40 PM (fWAjv)

141 @robertcostaNRO Breaking: Senate GOP aides tell me tax deal has been finalized by both sides. It's done. Details coming ASAP.
Posted by: 80sBaby at December 31, 2012 01:39 PM (YjDyJ)


Allow me to prognosticate:

Details: "We've been fucked raw. Here, have some lemon juice."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 31, 2012 01:40 PM (4df7R)

142 Let's go over and lay off all of these federal employees. Idiots.

Posted by: joanie at December 31, 2012 01:41 PM (SaAjb)

143 Prediction,,,,They will just stick the head in...the shaft starts next year.....
Posted by: Clemenza at December 31, 2012 01:40 PM (ILM+d)


And the fist in 2014.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:41 PM (l86i3)

144 Egyptian security officials say masked gunmen drove into Cairo’s Tahrir Square and opened fired on an anti-government sit-in, seriously wounding two activists.

They said the four gunmen also vandalized vehicles in the area, including those of the US Embassy, early Monday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.


Just so we don't get to invested in this fiscal shit stuff, but the Middle East is on it's way down the crapper as we are about to gut defense.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:41 PM (jE38p)

145 This is all a side-show.

The Federal Funny Money Must Flow.

LiB.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at December 31, 2012 01:41 PM (FsUAO)

146
91Club it again. It's still showing signs of life.

Posted by: Barack Obama, Prosperity Hunter at December 31, 2012 01:31 PM (QKKT0)

-----------

Harrr!
I literally LOL'd.

Posted by: wheatie at December 31, 2012 01:41 PM (K4wCe)

147 Boehner sucks with the rest Behind closed doors, now how is that open Administration working out for Mr and Mrs Citizen?

Posted by: Clemenza at December 31, 2012 01:41 PM (ILM+d)

148 8 Feel free to make your predictions in the comments. A one-year subscription to AoSHQ Premium goes to the winner.

Second prize is a two-year subscription to AoSHQ premium.


Third prize is registration at Hot Air.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows Hillary fainted from tight Spanx at December 31, 2012 01:41 PM (+jF/U)

149 Can't this prick ever be on timePosted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:39 PM (jE38p)Well no that would be couteous and lead toan asumption that He isn't the center of the universe

Posted by: ette at December 31, 2012 01:41 PM (nqBYe)

150 Where the hell is Barry Bubblehead? I'd fire his ass if he pulled this shit where I work.

Posted by: Fritz at December 31, 2012 01:42 PM (w3+gB)

151 Someone, help me, help me, help me please
Is the answer up above
How can I, how can I tell them
This is not a puppy love
Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 01:40 PM (fWAjv)

Donny Osmond, written by Paul Anka.

*Offers up man card in shame*

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:42 PM (l86i3)

152
The men in DC are a reflection of the people who elected them.

Laying the blame at their feet is a cop-out. The problem lies in the mirror. Yours, mine, everyone.


Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 31, 2012 01:37 PM (SY2Kh)

Quite true, and the only way to make a path out of this is to let the country feel the pain of the poor decisions we've made.

Never thought I'd see these kind of times when I was growing up. I stop and wonder, from time to time, what folks felt like back in the Dust Bowl, or in the prelude to WWII, or in 1776, for that matter, when everything just seemed to be going straight to hell.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal, successor to En Fuego! guy at December 31, 2012 01:42 PM (pcaFm)

153 My Prediction?

PAIN!

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 31, 2012 01:42 PM (zOP5o)

154 Instead of watching the perpetually late TFG, time for some cosplay and Maid Cafe.

http://youtu.be/xdgcmY2_lc0

http://youtu.be/IgQ73iwB_8I

Help me SMOD, you my only hope!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 31, 2012 01:42 PM (fx1PU)

155
Spending will actually increase.


Posted by: Vic at December 31, 2012 01:31 PM (53z96)


Of that I have no doubt. However, the value of the US Dollar will continue to decrease. We are going to be in a situation where the country is going to be windmilling it's arms trying to fly.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 31, 2012 01:42 PM (bb5+k)

156 Who are all those dumb fucks who are going to stand behind the head dick

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:42 PM (jE38p)

157 Obama once described himself as "Hawaii lazy." Seriously.

What a prissy, petulant douche he is.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:43 PM (UOM48)

158
Yeah, you deserve the government you vote for... and right now we got a doozy of a belly-ache of one.

But, but, but...*looks at nic*...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 31, 2012 01:43 PM (yiIja)

159 Why does Barry get to come out and cover himself in glory? He was a bystander to the whole thing.

Posted by: galloglass at December 31, 2012 01:43 PM (WVIkK)

160 I don't think these ass clowns can pass anything.

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 01:43 PM (NIZHJ)

161 70
I predict that, once again, The Greatness......That Is...Zach Greinke......will have a better year than us.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 31, 2012 01:28 PM

25 million a year from the Dodgers for 6 years. A VERY good year

Posted by: kbdabear at December 31, 2012 01:43 PM (wwsoB)

162 I predict a shout-out to Vladamir and the great work he's doing in Russia. And that Hugo Chevez fully recovers. Oh, yeah. Hillary's in a hospital somewhere.

Posted by: Soona at December 31, 2012 01:43 PM (YSC7v)

163 If there is a Biden/McConnell deal, the Pederast will shit on it and kill it.... then blame the "evil GOP" for making him do it. Choomer will sit there and announce to the world that he's now in charge and will rule by EO. The markets will tank big time when they open on Wednesday and Depression 2.0 will be on our doorstep.

This shit is gonna make Chernobyl look like a Boy Scout weenie roast...

Posted by: Mjölnir, the banhammer from the gates of Hell at December 31, 2012 01:43 PM (Jls4P)

164 SOON

Posted by: Teh Cliff at December 31, 2012 01:43 PM (UOM48)

165 It's a good thing that the GOP have been writing editorials, hitting the talk shows, getting their message out above and around the MSM ...

The GOP conception of messaging is paying a consulting firm millions of dollars.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at December 31, 2012 01:43 PM (sgNEe)

166 He will tell us that someone dropped a paper clip at Sasha and Malia's private school and 25 security guards whipped out their guns.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at December 31, 2012 01:43 PM (P3dtw)

167 The props are in place.

Posted by: CraigPoe at December 31, 2012 01:43 PM (BVkEs)

168 Brad Blakeman says president is coming out "to lecture, to pontificate, and to scold." Says this isn't helpful.

Blakeman is HOT!

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 31, 2012 01:44 PM (GoIUi)

169

>>> Posted by: Sharron Akin O'Mourdock at December 31, 2012 01:36 PM (pmsMR)

you're a dunce

Posted by: Soothsayer Riprock at December 31, 2012 01:44 PM (UCotY)

170

Oh...we have some activity...

Props have been created behind the empty podium...
A doubleline of 'regular people', to stand behind Barky.
Most of them are fat.


Posted by: wheatie at December 31, 2012 01:44 PM (K4wCe)

171
They will give him what He asked for and several hundred billion to play with.

just.to.be.fair.

Posted by: ette at December 31, 2012 01:44 PM (nqBYe)

172
Obama's doing the only things he knows: gives speeches to his adoring fans and wage class warfare.

My prediction is the sameas a month ago: over the cliff we go.

Just look athow it went back in Gingrich's days. He spent countless hours over many weeks working out a deal with Clinton. Obama wouldn't even know how, if he wanted to (which he doesn't). Trash the economy, and blame capitalism. It'sRules for Radicals 101, applied to hisapplication ofCloward-Piven. To presume that Obama wants this to happen is to assume erroneous things, such as a concern on his part for the economy and unemployment.

It takes Presidential leadership to get this done - or strong leadership in the legislature - and we have neither. I don't think either side is even interested in making a deal, and the public literally voted for gridlock. It is also literally too late - procedurally - to avoid "the cliff". Why is anybody even pretending that it might not happen?

Posted by: Optimizer at December 31, 2012 01:44 PM (Mxt9o)

173 He is just going to use it to beat up the GOP and he has staged "middle class Americans" on stage behind him. He is going to negotiate via the media. Not a new thing for this moron. This is the cost of allowing Karl Rove and his minions to drive a milquetoast candidate down our throats once again.

Posted by: Marknlutz at December 31, 2012 01:44 PM (7XGVr)

174 The prop handler made the fat white girl move to the end.

Posted by: CraigPoe at December 31, 2012 01:44 PM (BVkEs)

175 All the women behind obama are fat fucks- guess their eating ok

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:44 PM (jE38p)

176 Butters, all they can pass is the buck.

Backwards Boy, did not vote for them either. But the FSA did. *thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 31, 2012 01:44 PM (fx1PU)

177 FucKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 01:44 PM (fWAjv)

178 Obama to Boehner and McConnell: "You better put some ice on that."

Posted by: galloglass at December 31, 2012 01:45 PM (WVIkK)

179
No matter what happens, Republicans need to speak with a single voice.

Congratulate President Obama on his successful support of his program. Period. Let him own it, own it all.

There will be a failed economy this year, despite whatever the outcome of this fiscal cliff avoidance mechanism.

Let Obama own the economy.

And then all Republicans need to stop spending. Just stop on all those luxuries, discretionary purchases, and then deposit disposal income instead of spending it.

Posted by: MisterMoney at December 31, 2012 01:45 PM (wN82N)

180 Jeebus H. Who are the loons clapping and cheering him?

SMOD, please.

*hits mute*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:45 PM (UOM48)

181 I predict that the debt ceiling will be reached again before this time next year, and the whole dance starts over again

Call it "Groundhog Year"

Posted by: kbdabear at December 31, 2012 01:45 PM (wwsoB)

182 I don't think these ass clowns can pass anything.

I'd bet some of them could pass a butt plug. Not that I'm touching it.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 31, 2012 01:45 PM (GFM2b)

183 Obligatory backdrop of "middle class families" and he gets cheers from his groupies.

He's full of himself.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 31, 2012 01:45 PM (GoIUi)

184 Ooooooh, on KFI they just said there's some kind of bitch fightin' going on - Boehner's pissed at TFG's timing of his "speechyfying magic" and will not reply to said speech. Apparently, Boehner stamped his foot, then locked himself in the speaker's potty. Muffled sobbing was embarassingly heard by all.

Posted by: it sucks to be represented by wimps and traitors at December 31, 2012 01:45 PM (VNFBf)

185 Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 01:44 PM (fWAjv)


In the Barrel, now.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:45 PM (l86i3)

186 Earthquake?

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 01:45 PM (NIZHJ)

187 SOON
Posted by: Teh Cliff at December 31, 2012 01:43 PM (UOM4



*buffs nails* Just a warm up for the real thing, sweetie.

Posted by: Math at December 31, 2012 01:45 PM (VtjlW)

188 Sometimes I feel like I am Getting a Vince Foster headache from those A Holes..

Posted by: Clemenza at December 31, 2012 01:45 PM (ILM+d)

189 So... is the debt raise deal going to come later, separately?

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 31, 2012 01:45 PM (UypUQ)

190 Are any of the props wearing doctor's white coats? Or SEIU purple?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 31, 2012 01:45 PM (fx1PU)

191 Dammit. Is he talking to children.


Thanks for having us....


Suck my ass

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 01:45 PM (fWAjv)

192
Obama once described himself as "Hawaii lazy."

That is an order of magnitude beyond "sit on my ass and wait for the entitlement checks to show" lazy.

Posted by: Obamao at December 31, 2012 01:46 PM (JtyGg)

193 I am in astonishment at you folks that have the intestinal fortitude to actually listen to TFG talking. I cannot do it without wanting to jump out of a damn window. Just can't muster the willpower.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal, successor to En Fuego! guy at December 31, 2012 01:46 PM (pcaFm)

194 Annnnd. I'm out. Can't do it.

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 01:46 PM (fWAjv)

195 Ugh, I can't stand it. I'm going to go spend money on crafty things and then go home and craft random shit that takes up space and gathers dust, because I'm not holding myself hostage to this asshole any longer.

I'll catch y'all later, Horde!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 31, 2012 01:46 PM (4df7R)

196 Can we extend the Fiscal Cliff (TM) fiasco for another 2 weeks please? We need distractions people!!!

Posted by: BJ Clinton with a hard on for Oval Office 2017 at December 31, 2012 01:46 PM (x9s9/)

197 Nada?

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 01:46 PM (NIZHJ)

198 My big prediction is that President Obama is going to announce that we need a balanced approach of increased taxes on the wealthy(anyone making a million a year) coupled with more taxes on the wealthy(anyone making 250K), followed by another stimulus and spending cuts 20 years from now.

Posted by: Shtetl G at December 31, 2012 01:46 PM (L2eC5)

199 HATE

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:46 PM (UOM48)

200 The men in DC are a reflection of the people who elected them.

Laying the blame at their feet is a cop-out. The problem lies in the mirror. Yours, mine, everyone.


Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 31, 2012 01:37 PM (SY2Kh)

That is only partially true. Once they get into that environment, (Washington DC) They are surrounded by people who make their living off the government, or make their living catering to the government and people who are members of that social set.

The peer pressure surrounding them is all unidirectional. Towards bigger government and more spending. They may not start out in favor of it, but the stream certainly moves them in that direction.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 31, 2012 01:47 PM (bb5+k)

201 Cya MWR, am gone also. Need food....

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 31, 2012 01:47 PM (fx1PU)

202

He's in his 'street agitator' mode.

Posted by: wheatie at December 31, 2012 01:47 PM (K4wCe)

203 My prediction is that 'the rich' will spend the first week after the bill signing figuring out how to legally deprive the Treasury of 100% of the tax increase.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 31, 2012 01:47 PM (feFL6)

204 What a useless piece of shit.

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs at December 31, 2012 01:47 PM (peWm/)

205 This is the cost of allowing Karl Rove and his minions to drive a milquetoast candidate down our throats once again.
Posted by: Marknlutz at December 31, 2012 01:44 PM (7XGVr)



Ohhhhh Ripper, here boy! There you go, bat that around for a bit. That's a good boy.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at December 31, 2012 01:47 PM (VtjlW)

206
Republicans; 'we passed a bipartisan bill.'

There will be 80 billion in cuts


over 50 years


later this week , uhm we meant 8 thousand over 50 years

Posted by: ette at December 31, 2012 01:47 PM (nqBYe)

207 @163

If Biden and McConnel come up with a deal Reid can't kill it, Biden is the President of the Senate.


Posted by: General Woundwort at December 31, 2012 01:47 PM (zOP5o)

208 My prediction- We'll see a walking talking dick in a necktie.

Posted by: Berserker at December 31, 2012 01:47 PM (FMbng)

209 So he interrupted Mark Steyn, America's undocumented anchorman, to say nothing's done yet?

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at December 31, 2012 01:48 PM (1c58W)

210 Barry is just whistling past the boneyard.

Posted by: Fritz at December 31, 2012 01:48 PM (w3+gB)

211 If this is so important to Obozo, he wouldn't have the stupid rainbow of people behind him, when he does his speechifying, AND, he wouldn't be making this speech at all.

Posted by: Baldy at December 31, 2012 01:48 PM (opS9C)

212 I think thats Mary Colggenstein over his shoulder.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:48 PM (l86i3)

213 what a lying cock sucker

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:48 PM (jE38p)

214 The rich need to pay their fair share. Which apparently is 100%.

Posted by: D. Ingleberry at December 31, 2012 01:48 PM (x9s9/)

215 It's a good thing that the GOP have been writing
editorials, hitting the talk shows, getting their message out above and
around the MSM ...

Oh, wait a second ...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 31, 2012 01:37 PM (KDq5l)


The MSM needs to be gone through, and it's corpse needs to lie on the ground behind us.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 31, 2012 01:48 PM (bb5+k)

216 @robertcostaNRO To be clear, the TAX side is finished, aides say. 400k singles, 450k couple, AMT, cap gains, death tax. Other parts still being negotiated.

Posted by: 80sBaby at December 31, 2012 01:48 PM (YjDyJ)

217 Obama is like an Emmanuel Goldstein who deserves it.

Posted by: JDTAY at December 31, 2012 01:48 PM (a0nis)

218 Fiscal cliff? FISCAL CLIFF?!!!

Aiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!



Whatever. Expect that can to be kicked further down the road.

Posted by: Warden at December 31, 2012 01:48 PM (0DlnM)

219 obama's kabuki theater. Is he bringing in people from the "middle class" to stan behind him as props?

Prediction:: Boner caves and give 0buttma everything he wants. Bober is trying hard to give the house back to dims in '14.

Posted by: willy at December 31, 2012 01:48 PM (kUCQ4)

220 I own a thriving business in Chicago---I make body bags.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at December 31, 2012 01:48 PM (P3dtw)

221 Prediction: you will have a helluva time figuring out how to get by on several hundred dollars less per month, while the gubmint takes that cash and spends it on wealthy donors' businesses and highly paid bureaucrats.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows Hillary fainted from tight Spanx at December 31, 2012 01:49 PM (+jF/U)

222 210
Barry is just whistling




Literally. What a prissy little POS he is with that annoying "sssssssss" thing he does.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:49 PM (UOM48)

223 I predict multiple orgasms at MSNBC

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at December 31, 2012 01:49 PM (sYTYw)

224 I think thats Mary Colggenstein over his shoulder.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:48 PM (l86i3)

R or L
Ugly 1 or Ugly 2

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:49 PM (jE38p)

225 Republicans can't win these "crisis" moments. In a crisis, people look to short-term fixes, not long-term solutions. A crisis is not the time to be planning for the future, it's about surviving to the next month.

Conservative ideas are about fixing America in the long run, vs. liberal ideas about looting it in the short run.

Anything the GOP can do to defuse this crisis, and avoid future crises, will put us in a better position for the future. Perversely, Obama and the Democrats want crises, because that's when it's easier to get what they want. They will continue to put America in crisis, and blame the GOP. That's their plan. We need a way to mock it, not just here on AoS, but in a way we can communicate to the mainstream.

Posted by: Daryl Herbert at December 31, 2012 01:49 PM (6YReu)

226

and there's Obama now, doing what he does best -- campaigning

he's up there with all the people

meanwhile, Boehner and Cantor are in a smoke filled room playing cribbage

Posted by: Soothsayer Riprock at December 31, 2012 01:49 PM (yhYn1)

227 I remember when Old Trent Lott told n interviewer regarding the TEA PARTY Rookies ,"that we have to show them how things operate around here in Washington.". Man if this is what we have now, bring back the old crooks...

Posted by: Clemenza at December 31, 2012 01:49 PM (ILM+d)

228 WTF? he strides up like he just had his way with the tan man. jokes . then has no deal....he has to have something in his pocket, no? he is way way too cocky to have a potential fail.

Posted by: Mac at December 31, 2012 01:49 PM (0J18b)

229 R or L
Ugly 1 or Ugly 2
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:49 PM (jE38p)

The Cream colored Jacket, It's her I tell you.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:50 PM (l86i3)

230 I'm heading to the vomitorium.

Later puppehs.

Posted by: mon nom est mpfs at December 31, 2012 01:50 PM (peWm/)

231

He just gloated...about how he got Republicans to reverse themselves on raising taxes on the 'wealthy'.

Posted by: wheatie at December 31, 2012 01:50 PM (K4wCe)

232 The peer pressure surrounding them is all unidirectional. Towards bigger government and more spending. They may not start out in favor of it, but the stream certainly moves them in that direction.

And every 2 years the American electorate dutifully sends 98% of the cast of characters back,,,,,despite the fact that the American public hates Congress, most do not like this President and everyone hates the "Washington establishemnt".

Sorry, America, you voted for this, you own it. As my 14 year old son is fond of saying...."sucks to suck".

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 31, 2012 01:50 PM (OWjjx)

233 Not a functioning brain cell in that entire room.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:50 PM (UOM48)

234 Obama lied--Boehner cried--America died.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at December 31, 2012 01:50 PM (P3dtw)

235 216

you mean the GOP managed to push the threshold up to 400/450K in negotiations? what a bunch of damn pussy RINOs amirite

Posted by: JDP at December 31, 2012 01:50 PM (60GaT)

236 He also mocked Congress, and people laughed. What a Buffoon.

Posted by: Baldy at December 31, 2012 01:50 PM (opS9C)

237 Y'all are braver than I am. I do not willingly expose myself to the presence of the tyrant.

Posted by: Palandine at December 31, 2012 01:50 PM (g7D8V)

238
Just so we don't get to invested in this fiscal
shit stuff, but the Middle East is on it's way down the crapper as we
are about to gut defense.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:41 PM (jE38p)

I'm hoping that gas and oil discoveries all over the world will so badly siphon money away from the middle east that it can truly become the irrelevant shit-hole that it deserves to be.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 31, 2012 01:50 PM (bb5+k)

239 185 Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 01:44 PM (fWAjv)


In the Barrel, now.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:45 PM (l86i3)

Did I break something? I'm not smart enough to break anything!

I guess the repeating characters stretched it or something?

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 01:50 PM (fWAjv)

240 A press conference to announce they have nothing?

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 01:50 PM (NIZHJ)

241 The Cream colored Jacket, It's her I tell you.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:50 PM (l86i3)


Shit, she's whiter than white bread

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:51 PM (jE38p)

242 @209 So he interrupted Mark Steyn, America's undocumented anchorman, to say nothing's done yet?
---
Much rather listen to Steyn than oblahblah. Turned off the radio until tfg is done.

Posted by: willy at December 31, 2012 01:51 PM (kUCQ4)

243 How appropriate. On TCM is 'Lost in a Harem' with Abbot and Costello.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 31, 2012 01:51 PM (fx1PU)

244 I gotta get out and get my stuff for tomorrow before I hurt one of our kittehs. I hat Barry just that bad.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:51 PM (UOM48)

245 The peer pressure surrounding them is all unidirectional. Towards bigger
government and more spending. They may not start out in favor of it,
but the stream certainly moves them in that direction.


Then they go home and brag to their constituents about all the pork and government contracts they brought with them.

And the people rejoice.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 31, 2012 01:51 PM (SY2Kh)

246 I guess the repeating characters stretched it or something?
Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 01:50 PM (fWAjv)


YEP.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:51 PM (l86i3)

247 I'm not watching. Obama's photons are unworthy of my eyes.

Posted by: JDTAY at December 31, 2012 01:51 PM (a0nis)

248 He's willing to reduce Medicare expenditures. Oh, and to reduce loopholes.

He's such a POS.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 31, 2012 01:51 PM (GoIUi)

249 Dictatorship? Now that's a funny word. I like societies where you don't have to think too much.

Posted by: K. Bania at December 31, 2012 01:51 PM (x9s9/)

250 I'm glad he didn't get the full tax repeal... as it would hide his reckless deficit spending. Though, it will be hard to get the upper-income earners back to sane tax rates. Perhaps through a major Flat or Fair Tax reform?

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 31, 2012 01:51 PM (UypUQ)

251

I can hear drewm and gabe right now...biting their nails and wetting their britches

Posted by: Soothsayer Riprock at December 31, 2012 01:52 PM (NLH1M)

252 I can hear Steyn.

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 01:52 PM (NIZHJ)

253 Full capitulation, followed by the end of the Republican Party.

Happy New Year! >

Posted by: Big T Party at December 31, 2012 01:52 PM (WiQr+)

254
My Prediction?
PAIN!

Posted by: Mr. T at December 31, 2012 01:52 PM (kduZC)

255 NEOCONS
AL QAEDA
MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

?OUT OF MEMORY ERROR IN 10
READY.

Posted by: ViciousBot 5000 (released under GPLv2) at December 31, 2012 01:52 PM (T7gPe)

256 Steyn. http://www.iheart.com/live/2465/?autoplay=true

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 01:52 PM (NIZHJ)

257 A press conference to announce they have nothing?

Why not..........Andy Reid gets one after every Eagles game.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 31, 2012 01:52 PM (OWjjx)

258 >>Reduce your income. That's what i'm doing.

Werd.

Posted by: Andy Reid at December 31, 2012 01:52 PM (SUKHu)

259 "Thank you, Mr. Obama. And now, with no further ado. the Olympics go to..."

Posted by: t-bird at December 31, 2012 01:52 PM (FcR7P)

260 So basically he just said that the tax's he is raising today is just the start. Well at least he is telling the truth

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:52 PM (jE38p)

261 Fiscal cliff? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at December 31, 2012 01:52 PM (kjJtM)

262 Do not deny me.

Posted by: Teh Cliff at December 31, 2012 01:53 PM (UOM48)

263 Obozo Tried to say something about shoving spending cuts down... then he stopped himself, and everyone laughed. What an idiot.

Posted by: Baldy at December 31, 2012 01:53 PM (opS9C)

264 What a fuck

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:53 PM (jE38p)

265
What I don't get is why everybody keeps harping about what a crappy hand the Republicans have. They're the only ones even trying to get even a little fiscal responsibility (which the public seems to be for), they were specifically voted in exactly for that, and the media will blame them for everything and anything, no matter what. Why should they give a single inch?

Most of the public couldn't even tell you what the "fiscal cliff" is. People also keep saying how the public has turned left, because Obama got re-elected, but Romney won the Independents, and 2/3 of the white vote. All 2012 told us is that minorities will turn out to vote for the non-white candidate, no matter how much that candidate has cost them, or how incompetent and anti-American they are.Most don't even know what the economic issues are, or simply don't care. They were even offended by his gay marriage turnaround.

Posted by: Optimizer at December 31, 2012 01:53 PM (Mxt9o)

266 I don't really care what Obama says.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 31, 2012 01:53 PM (MgUXl)

267 I love our teen POTUS. He's dreamy!

Posted by: Fritz at December 31, 2012 01:53 PM (w3+gB)

268 If I was a Republican I'd just get up and walk out and tell him and the dems to go fuck themselves

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:53 PM (jE38p)

269 The rich need to pay their fair share. Which apparently is 100%.
Posted by: D. Ingleberry


No, not the rich. Just those who aren't part of the great il-liberal project. You see, those that have donated their time and money to the DemCong will have plenty of exemptions.

Only those that obstinately avoid being part of the government nexus will be subject to higher taxes.

This ain't socialism; it's fascism.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 31, 2012 01:53 PM (KDq5l)

270 203 My prediction is that 'the rich' will spend the first week after the bill signing figuring out how to legally deprive the Treasury of 100% of the tax increase.


Solid. Meanwhile those of us in paying work with remuneration that cannot be rearranged to avoid earned income taxes will get soaked.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows Hillary fainted from tight Spanx at December 31, 2012 01:54 PM (+jF/U)

271 No tax increases for everyone make 250k or under.
No changes to social security.
No spending cuts except to military ($250bn additional over 10 years).
Relook at spending cuts at a later date (none specified).
Debt limit increased by $2 trillion.

Posted by: retired military at December 31, 2012 01:54 PM (SElov)

272 Just bought 4 more high capacity mags for my Springfield XD. Those fuckers are becoming hard to find in stock.

Posted by: Warden at December 31, 2012 01:54 PM (0DlnM)

273 What happened to R's with a pair of balls.

Bunch of pantywaists.

Posted by: willy at December 31, 2012 01:54 PM (kUCQ4)

274

hahahaha @ serious about deficit reduction!!

brb, signin Hurricane Sandy pork bill

Posted by: Soothsayer Riprock at December 31, 2012 01:55 PM (BUcLz)

275
I predict he will talk about the need to disarm law abiding american citizens and blame the fact that some of us are armed for causing the fiscal cliff because you know. . .Bush.

Posted by: AdamPM at December 31, 2012 01:55 PM (x61Z7)

276 I've got the mute on. Getting my shit together to leave, and he's still yammering? What a lightweight POS. STFU!!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:55 PM (UOM48)

277 How I hate that fuck

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:55 PM (jE38p)

278 YEP.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:51 PM (l86i3)

Barrel...listen to TFG

Barrel...listen to TFG

hmmm

First time there has ever been a line for the barrel.

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 01:55 PM (fWAjv)

279 Taking a cue from the nerd thread below, we need to get rid of the GOP and replace them with the Ferengi

Rule # 1 : "Once you have their money, never give it back"

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Rules_of_Acquisition

Posted by: kbdabear at December 31, 2012 01:55 PM (wwsoB)

280 Solid. Meanwhile those of us in paying work with remuneration that cannot be rearranged to avoid earned income taxes will get soaked.
Posted by: George Orwell what knows Hillary fainted from tight Spanx at December 31, 2012 01:54 PM (+jF/U)

The wife and I openly mused about getting divorced, having me take the kids and go on welfare. That way we can get our tax increase back and we won't have to pay the marraige pentalty.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:55 PM (l86i3)

281 Obama's closing words, God bless the United States of America. a'ight.

Posted by: Fritz at December 31, 2012 01:55 PM (w3+gB)

282 I also predict that Obama will mention a form of the word "I" (I, me, my, mine, etc) at least 8 times for every minute of speech he gives and if he answers questiosn at least 3 times per answer.

Posted by: retired military at December 31, 2012 01:56 PM (SElov)

283 you mean the GOP managed to push the threshold up to 400/450K in negotiations? what a bunch of damn pussy RINOs amirite


Posted by: JDP at December 31, 2012 01:50 PM (60GaT)


"We already determined what kind of girl you are, now we are just negotiating over the price. "

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 31, 2012 01:56 PM (bb5+k)

284
First time there has ever been a line for the barrel.
Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 01:55 PM (fWAjv)


You got lucky.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:56 PM (l86i3)

285 Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 31, 2012 01:49 PM (UOM4

Hah! My sis says the same thing. For me it's the "folks"usage.

Posted by: is sucks to be represented by wimps and traitors at December 31, 2012 01:56 PM (VNFBf)

286 I don't think this is going to end well.

Posted by: Soona at December 31, 2012 01:56 PM (YSC7v)

287 The people coming over my house tonight at nice enough I guess but boring as shit and totally non-political which means I will just sit there and drink alone and cry inside.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:56 PM (jE38p)

288 279 Taking a cue from the nerd thread below, we need to get rid of the GOP and replace them with the Ferengi

Rule # 1 : "Once you have their money, never give it back"

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Rules_of_Acquisition
---------


Why not, at least 50% of the country already believes that shit anyway.

Posted by: gigg423 at December 31, 2012 01:57 PM (41VCE)

289 idiot in chief just reminded everyone he will be president for 4 more years. He used people as props again. I can't take anymore. I hate what this country has become. I am represented by no one. 47 % pay no taxes. We are finished.

Posted by: Alans at December 31, 2012 01:57 PM (FuYBv)

290 And fuck william divane also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:57 PM (jE38p)

291 Sweep the leg.

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 01:57 PM (NIZHJ)

292
History. We are party to History! Never in the history of the human endeavor have so many of the press fellated one single individual at the same time. outstanding.

Posted by: Mac at December 31, 2012 01:57 PM (0J18b)

293 What's that you say? The 'R' is silent? Well, that explains a lot.

Posted by: John Boehner, the most important man in the House at December 31, 2012 01:58 PM (1OZSU)

294 Watch the Left still be pissed that its only for those 450k and up.

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 31, 2012 01:58 PM (UypUQ)

295 R's need to get a grip and learn how to have fun using 0bama's rules against him.

Posted by: willy at December 31, 2012 01:58 PM (kUCQ4)

296
The press corps applauds.

The mask is off. So let's stop pretending this entire thing isn't a bunch of horseshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer Riprock at December 31, 2012 01:58 PM (mr2ZC)

297 I heard a despairing cluck...as if million of chickens were anally violated all at once, and then fell silent.

Seriously, I think we're weenied.

Posted by: Cranky JAnne at December 31, 2012 01:58 PM (sZk6y)

298 And fuck william divane also
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:57 PM (jE38p)

Hey, he flys airplanes, rides horses and buys gold, He's like a Glenn Beck/Grizzly Adams Hybrid.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:59 PM (l86i3)

299 He made a "joke" bout having to spend New Year's in DC. He lives better than any King ever did, and he makes jokes bout his poor widdle self having to suffer in DC, where he has a frikking PALACE to live in... while the Congress, which he mocked, is actually trying to work? By his actions, he also mocks the Democrats in Congress. He is offensive to me, personally, above and beyond his politics.

Posted by: Baldy at December 31, 2012 01:59 PM (opS9C)

300 I predict he will talk about the need to disarm law abiding american citizens and blame the fact that some of us are armed for causing the fiscal cliff because you know. . .Bush.

Posted by: AdamPM at December 31, 2012 01:55 PM (x61Z7)


How can you people be spending your money on guns and ammunition?!?! Don't you know how many employees the government has now, and how much we pay them? Don't you know how many new food stamps we're handing out?

Do you think money grows on trees? No, taxpayers do!

--

Seriously, we're talking about people who think taxes and regulations will reduce gun sales, but that the same kinds of taxes and regulations don't reduce other kinds of business.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:00 PM (bxiXv)

301 The press corps applauds.

The mask is off. So let's stop pretending this entire thing isn't a bunch of horseshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer Riprock at December 31, 2012 01:58 PM (mr2ZC)


Actually that was not the press corps but more convienent idiots bussed in to mentally masturbate obama

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 02:00 PM (jE38p)

302
clapping seal press.

Posted by: ette at December 31, 2012 02:00 PM (nqBYe)

303 The GOP will fight for the 2nd Amendment just like they fought for spending cuts and low taxes.


Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:00 PM (HDgX3)

304 Screw income tax, what's happening to capital gains? You know, the way all of Obama's friends make their money. Is that gonna be untouched or what?

Posted by: JDTAY at December 31, 2012 02:00 PM (a0nis)

305 "Conservative ideas are about fixing America in the long run, vs. liberal ideas about looting it in the short run."

Not true! We're into looting it long-term as well.

Posted by: The Liberal Establishment at December 31, 2012 02:00 PM (6d08e)

306 Boehner has our back...


What's this "We" shit, Demosabe?

Posted by: Iron Pancreas fluffy at December 31, 2012 02:00 PM (z9HTb)

307 41 Please share with me your favorite road rash remedies.
Posted by: The can at December 31, 2012 01:15 PM (/lO83)

Neosporin with the built in pain reliever. Let the wound air dry.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 01:22 PM (l86i3)


Antibiotics. Larger wounds are easy to get infected if not cleaned properly. If you see red streaks going up your arms or legs go see a doctor stat. Happened to me.

Posted by: Lurking Here And Hiding From Motorcycles at December 31, 2012 02:00 PM (G58bp)

308 I do believe that the reviews for this should help lighten the mood.

http://amzn.to/WgqCb5


Start! Clock watching time!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at December 31, 2012 02:00 PM (VtjlW)

309 The press corps applauds.

The mask is off. So let's stop pretending this entire thing isn't a bunch of horseshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer Riprock at December 31, 2012 01:58 PM (mr2ZC)


MFM delenda est.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:01 PM (bxiXv)

310 Ansar al-Sharia, the Islamist militia linked to the deadly terror attack against the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, continues to operate Facebook pages and conduct fundraising and proselytize in Libya, according to U.S. officials.

Intelligence reports provided to the U.S. Africa Command earlier this month revealed that Ansar al-Sharia operates several Facebook pages, including one outlet called the Campaigns of Ansar al-Sharia for Dawa and Charity. The website was operating as late as Dec. 15 before being shut down under pressure from the U.S. government. [...]


I guess FB is were obama got his "good leads"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 02:01 PM (jE38p)

311 Most don't even know what the economic issues are, or simply don't care. They were even offended by his gay marriage turnaround.


Posted by: Optimizer at December 31, 2012 01:53 PM (Mxt9o)


Yes, most of the public are ignorant shits and/or parasites who's opinions and welfare I no longer care about. Strike that. I am interested in their welfare. I want them to be in pain while suffering the consequences of their own foolishness.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 31, 2012 02:01 PM (bb5+k)

312 It.Let(Burn);

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Is Shrugging at December 31, 2012 02:02 PM (6EBmu)

313 I gotta be me.

And you gotta take it.

Carry on, serfs.

Posted by: King Barry I,ME,MY at December 31, 2012 02:02 PM (v9Cj5)

314
279Taking a cue from the nerd thread below, we need to get rid of the GOP and replace them with the Ferengi

Rule # 1 : "Once you have their money, never give it back"

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Rules_of_Acquisition

---
Surely you know that Barry isFerengi. The ear reduction surgery to pass as 'uman was not entirely sucessful.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at December 31, 2012 02:03 PM (sYTYw)

315 303 The GOP will fight for the 2nd Amendment just like they fought for spending cuts and low taxes.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:00 PM (HDgX3)


Oh, fuckberries.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:03 PM (bxiXv)

316 If I was a Republican I'd just get up and walk out and tell him and the dems to go fuck themselves

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:53 PM (jE38p)


I think part of our problem is that we do not talk to Democrats in the manner they deserve. Civility is only appropriate to those who would maintain a civilization.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 31, 2012 02:03 PM (bb5+k)

317 Newsflash!! McConnell says previous agreement is not being honored by Dems and he is shocked and saddened blahblahblah. Seriously. McC. just said something like that.

Posted by: whatever at December 31, 2012 02:04 PM (VNFBf)

318
'Wasn't that a maginificent speech'- mathews

yes, did you see his pants crease, i tingled just like you!-brooks

"one of the finest moments n History re-elctingPresident Obama',-press corps

"Our future is the brightest its ever been, we can finally change america into a paradise" press corps.

Posted by: ette at December 31, 2012 02:04 PM (nqBYe)

319 Heh, in the opening Lundquist just called G Techs triple option offense one of the best in the nation.
Well, I guess as long as they are playing against, what, ACC defenses(?), they might be.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2012 02:04 PM (Gr8tW)

320 To me it's no so much that taxes are going up. I think we all knew this would happen. What gets me is how Boehner got so pwnd by Obama. Yeah we can blame the MSM for some of it. But for fuck's sake, he just got played over and over. It's almost as if Boehner became a politician 2 weeks ago and this is the first time he's had to deal with negotiations.

I really don't get how the 2nd largest politician party in the country can have such an incompetent person as its leader. It's mind-blowing.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:05 PM (HDgX3)

321 Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 01:56 PM (jE38p)

The people coming to my house hate Obama with a passion, but are also happy drunks, so there's that!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 31, 2012 02:05 PM (GsoHv)

322 Yes, most of the public are ignorant shits and/or parasites who's opinions and welfare I no longer care about. Strike that. I am interested in their welfare. I want them to be in pain while suffering the consequences of their own foolishness.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 31, 2012 02:01 PM (bb5+k)


Here's the problem - if a group of people is dumb enough to crater the most productive society in the history of the planet - pretty much by definition they're too dumb to learn form their mistakes, no matter how painful.

I ain't saying that your desire is unreasonable, just that it won't work.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:05 PM (bxiXv)

323 This ain't socialism; it's fascism.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 31, 2012 01:53 PM (KDq5l)


I've long said Obama most resembles Hitler from a Historical perspective.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 31, 2012 02:05 PM (bb5+k)

324
AtC, Heh.

The woman traveler stops by the security
checkpoint. After placing her luggage on the screening machine, the airport
employee checks her baggage. The traveler hands her spare change and watch to
the security guard and proceeds through the metal detector. With no time to
spare, she picks up her luggage and hurries to board her flight!


They left out this part.

Oh wait, the TSA Supervisor has to detain the woman traveler, something about stompy boots and velociraptors.

And midget pr0n. She misses her flight...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 31, 2012 02:06 PM (yiIja)

325 Deficits/debt is bad!

Except don't cut Social Security, I paid for that. Oh, and unemployment, I may need that some day. And welfare, it sucks those people are on hard times. And my failing school, my kids have to learn something somewhere. And the military, I don't want another 9/11. Or help for those hit by that Sandy storm, it's not their fault they need help. And why is my health care so damn expensive? Regulate that, but don't cut any spending from medicare or medicaid. I may be old and/or poor one day....

Posted by: Average Voter, Circa 2013 at December 31, 2012 02:06 PM (RkH4v)

326
Its just me, but why aren't they cutting taxes for everyone? Seriously. Also I crack myself up. But seriously.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 31, 2012 02:06 PM (69Mdf)

327 I like to think of the Gettysburg Address as Lincoln's "Obama Moment"

Posted by: David Gregory at December 31, 2012 02:06 PM (sYTYw)

328 The GOP will fight for the 2nd Amendment just like they fought for spending cuts and low taxes. Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:00 PM (HDgX3)

Oh, fuckberries.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:03 PM (bxiXv)


---------------------------------------------------


Perhaps this is where "we the people" finally make an appearance.


Posted by: Soona at December 31, 2012 02:06 PM (YSC7v)

329 The King is a fink!!

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 31, 2012 02:06 PM (GoIUi)

330 McConnell pressed delayed--he can't find his chin.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at December 31, 2012 02:06 PM (P3dtw)

331 my guess:
1 -- no deal
2 -- MSM fir the first time in decades suddenly starts pushing the idea that military spending is too low
3 -- Barky gets his tax cuts for people under $250K (maybe less) because the MSM starts telling us how the working and middle classes are in great hurt from the cliff. Additional sob stories about people who can't afford heat and food without more gov't money int he for of EBT cards
4 -- as the economy tanks, the MSM starts telling us why only another stimulus will help turn the economy around
5 -- lots of not smart people begin to wise up but too late.

Posted by: mallfly at December 31, 2012 02:06 PM (bJm7W)

332

William Devane because he always plays presidents?

okay, fuckim too

Posted by: Soothsayer Riprock at December 31, 2012 02:07 PM (xIzGn)

333 propose Clinton era tax rates and Clinton era spending.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at December 31, 2012 02:07 PM (DGIjM)

334 And while I was one finger typing on this here fone, someone broke the thread.
Am going to see if DiT put up some USC cheerleaders yet.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2012 02:07 PM (Gr8tW)

335 Newsflash!! McConnell says previous agreement is not being honored by Dems and he is shocked and saddened blahblahblah. Seriously. McC. just said something like that.

That ignorant cocksucker should just ask, "do you prefer we spit or swallow, Mr. President?" since that's the only choices he and the Walking Tan are willing to offer.

DiogenesLamp is right - until we get people in Congress who will openly punch every goddamn Democrat in the face every single day, we'll never win.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2012 02:07 PM (zF6Iw)

336 Excellent AtC!


That ALMOST made me less pissed the fuck off right now.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 31, 2012 02:07 PM (IvVLN)

337 Oh, fuckberries.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:03 PM (bxiXv)

Keyboard meet a mouthful of VitaminWater XXX.

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 02:07 PM (fWAjv)

338 It's always reassuring to know that when we do eventually go over the cliff, we'll have Dimples McSwagger at the helm.

Posted by: Fritz at December 31, 2012 02:07 PM (w3+gB)

339 Every Republican needs to just get up, walk out and keep right on going. Should have done it weeks ago.

Let it burn.

Posted by: Peaches at December 31, 2012 02:07 PM (kpCLl)

340
When America is just a distant memory, it's epitath will be
"I get that for Free"

Posted by: Buzsaw90 at December 31, 2012 02:07 PM (sYTYw)

341 Well I just emailed my congressmen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 02:08 PM (jE38p)

342 They left out this part.

Oh wait, the TSA Supervisor has to detain the woman traveler, something about stompy boots and velociraptors.

And midget pr0n. She misses her flight...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 31, 2012 02:06 PM (yiIja)



The reviews are great, lots of one stars because the metal detector doesn't release enough radiation.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at December 31, 2012 02:08 PM (VtjlW)

343 Is the Play Mobile TSA Rape Checkpoint real?

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 02:09 PM (NIZHJ)

344 Another Gloating campaign rally, this FKR is useless. Isn't there just one patriotic SS agant that will hear the wrong thing at the wrong time?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 02:09 PM (l86i3)

345 My budget will provide all your wants and needs. Universal peace and prosperity for your our planet.

You can read it in my new book; "To Serve Man"

Posted by: Barack the Kanamit at December 31, 2012 02:09 PM (wwsoB)

346 I'll bet on Meggie Mac's website, the question of the day is "Is the country going to go broke? What do you think? Leave your comments here!"

Posted by: mallfly at December 31, 2012 02:10 PM (bJm7W)

347 The King is a fink!!


And a SCOaMF

Posted by: fluffy at December 31, 2012 02:10 PM (z9HTb)

348 I am listening to Mark Steyn fill in for Rush, he said it was a big nothing.

What else does one expect from an empty suit?
I refuse to watch him too.

Posted by: CarolT at December 31, 2012 02:10 PM (z4WKX)

349 And yet Rasmussen has Obama at 57% approval. Gallup at 53%.
This is what the people want.
Fuck them. Let it burn.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:10 PM (HDgX3)

350 >>>Perhaps this is where "we the people" finally make an appearance.

We did; and we said "gimme summore obamapho."

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Is Shrugging at December 31, 2012 02:11 PM (6EBmu)

351 My budget will provide all your wants and needs. Universal peace and prosperity for the planet.

You can read it in my new book; "To Serve Man"


Posted by: Barack the Kanamit at December 31, 2012 02:11 PM (wwsoB)

352 To me it's no so much that taxes are going up. I think we all knew this would happen. What gets me is how Boehner got so pwnd by Obama. Yeah we can blame the MSM for some of it. But for fuck's sake, he just got played over and over. It's almost as if Boehner became a politician 2 weeks ago and this is the first time he's had to deal with negotiations.I really don't get how the 2nd largest politician party in the country can have such an incompetent person as its leader. It's mind-blowing.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:05 PM (HDgX3)


----------------------------------------------------


I think Boehner and McConnell have had an agreement with the SCOAMT since last year. It's all just been theater. I have no faith in anyone in DC. Nobody!

Posted by: Soona at December 31, 2012 02:11 PM (YSC7v)

353 I can't take anymore. I hate what this country has become. I am represented by no one. 47 % pay no taxes. We are finished.

Posted by: Alans at December 31, 2012 01:57 PM (FuYBv)

America is not the people who inhabit this land mass, it is the principles which founded our system of governance. As these people have now betrayed the principals of our covenant, I no longer regard them as deserving of my respect or my allegiance.

It is our duty to ruin them if we can. Let us go Galt as much as we are able, and utilize "Irish Democracy" when we cannot.






Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 31, 2012 02:11 PM (bb5+k)

354 Present.

Posted by: Barky O'Genius at December 31, 2012 02:11 PM (QKKT0)

355 What's 38% of 0?

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 02:11 PM (NIZHJ)

356

Color me on hiatus for a bit. Tired beyond endurance of the doom and gloom.


See y'all if/when the dust settles. Meantime, please DO stay safe and well.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 31, 2012 02:11 PM (SAMxH)

357
I'm disappointed in SMOD, i think SMOD is so caught up in ITs own splende it has forgotten the Work it was actually to do.
In fact i am demoting SMOD to the c list of possible tragedy.

Posted by: ette at December 31, 2012 02:12 PM (nqBYe)

358
I think Boehner and McConnell have had an
agreement with the SCOAMT since last year. It's all just been theater. I
have no faith in anyone in DC. Nobody!

Posted by: Soona at December 31, 2012 02:11 PM (YSC7v)

___________________
But if they had an agreement, why would Boner agree to make himself look so idiotic? You'd think the agreement would have been to make everyone look good. Which is why I don't buy into any of this conspiracy stuff. Obama wiped the floor with Boehner (again).

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:12 PM (HDgX3)

359 Keyboard meet a mouthful of VitaminWater XXX.

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 02:07 PM (fWAjv)


Sorry about your keyboard. Hope it wasn't a laptop.

But at least *someone* laughed! I admit the times are depressing, and they get me down too, but we do need to laugh sometimes.

I loved the idea of the reviews at AtC's link, but the first one was all like "BOOOSH!," so that kind of drained the funny out of it a little.

Republican dumbassery - BOOOSH!
Democrat dumbassery - BOOOSH!
Bipartisan dumbassery - BOOOSH!

When you think about it, TIME is picking the wrong man of the year every year. BOOOSH does everything!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:12 PM (bxiXv)

360 Boehner reported to be a drunken emotional wreck. In other words, he's back to normal.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at December 31, 2012 02:13 PM (P3dtw)

361
Coming tomorrow from Choomster Products ---

Acapulco Gold Cliffdiver!!!


All of the buzz with a cool afterglow...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at December 31, 2012 02:13 PM (Jcd0S)

362 all through these long years, and i Still did not get my Obamaphone.

Posted by: ette at December 31, 2012 02:13 PM (nqBYe)

363 346
I'll bet on Meggie Mac's website, the question of the day is "Is the
country going to go broke? What do you think? Leave your comments here!"



Posted by: mallfly at December 31, 2012 02:10 PM (bJm7W)


Anyone wondering if the country is going to go broke needs to invest in that amazing new technology, the "rear-view mirror".

Posted by: cthulhu at December 31, 2012 02:13 PM (kaalw)

364 If Boner isn't prepetually drunk he's the stupidest leader ever in the history of Congress, and that's sayin sumthin.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 02:13 PM (l86i3)

365
Tim Scott

Strange press conference by the President. We need action from him and Senator Reid, not more campaign rhetoric.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 31, 2012 02:14 PM (tkoGU)

366 Meanwhile the world around us is falling into a muslim paradise or hell as we call it without any American Leadership. Burn baby Burn

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 02:14 PM (jE38p)

367 Four score years ago our FDR brought forth on this
continent a new nation, conceived in free shit, and dedicated to the
proposition that all rich men need to pay their fair share.

Posted by: Barak O Lincoln at December 31, 2012 02:15 PM (Y6HTt)

368
I ain't saying that your desire is unreasonable, just that it won't work.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:05 PM (bxiXv)

Sure it will... to satisfy my sadistic streak. I don't care if they learn now, it's too late. I only care that they suffer.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at December 31, 2012 02:15 PM (bb5+k)

369 LEGO makes a plastic Glock 7. It dosen't show up on your airport X-ray machines, and it cost more than you make here in a month

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 02:16 PM (fWAjv)

370 That NYT op-ed is certainly ... disturbing.

The proggies project of destroying language is complete. The Constitution designed to protect the people from the excesses of government is now a 'bad thing' and must be ignored so that we can be ruled by men.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 31, 2012 02:16 PM (KDq5l)

371 I predict Obama will say, "I won." Too late?

Posted by: Fritz at December 31, 2012 02:16 PM (w3+gB)

372
Merovign,

uh hmm Boosh, should be in every article for all time as the most infuentual man ever.

He almost is as hte fall guy.

Posted by: ette at December 31, 2012 02:16 PM (nqBYe)

373 Let it burn! I don't give s shit, need value rite vodka.

Posted by: RiverRat at December 31, 2012 02:16 PM (vWxDi)

374 Tim Scott

Strange press conference by the President. We need action from him and Senator Reid, not more campaign rhetoric.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 31, 2012 02:14 PM (tkoGU)


Actually, if we never got anything from him but campaign rhetoric again, it would be a substantial improvement.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:16 PM (bxiXv)

375 353 I can't take anymore. I hate what this country has become. I am represented by no one. 47 % pay no taxes. We are finished.

Not quite true.

They still pay sales tax, property tax if they own, and various fees for permits and what not.

Why the fuck is income tax the only one that counts? If you are poor as dirt the taxes and fees I mentioned keep you that way.

If you want everyone taxed fairly you need a tax on wealth. Something that includes all property and possessions/money in the bank. Tax it at.5%. Then the poor pay, the rich pay, everyone pays their fair share.

And fuck the corporate free ride. Make them cough up what they owe.


Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:16 PM (G6kli)

376 Ya know obama just called for more tax hikes beyond whatever tax hikes come out of this "compromise". I hope everyone caught that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 02:17 PM (jE38p)

377 They're gonna kick the can again.

Posted by: Jason Booth at December 31, 2012 02:17 PM (7RoxY)

378 @339 Every Republican needs to just get up, walk out and keep right on going. Should have done it weeks ago.

Let it burn.

----

'xactly.

But first, they should break out in chants of .."you lie..you lie.." then walk out.

That would take balls though. Bayner lost his.

Posted by: willy at December 31, 2012 02:18 PM (kUCQ4)

379 Obama's aim ... To Serve Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne5eP0OAsTs

Posted by: kbdabear at December 31, 2012 02:18 PM (wwsoB)

380

I predict that the scoamf voters are still clueless about the econamany.

Posted by: YIKES! at December 31, 2012 02:18 PM (mETGQ)

381
To say that I give a fuck what they decide would be to lie.

To say that I give a flying fuck what they decide would be to lie.

Let. It. Burn. To. The. Mofoing. Ground.


Make the FSA and its enablers experience the true price of "free shit".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at December 31, 2012 02:18 PM (Jcd0S)

382 But if they had an agreement, why would Boner agree to make himself look so idiotic? You'd think the agreement would have been to make everyone look good. Which is why I don't buy into any of this conspiracy stuff. Obama wiped the floor with Boehner (again).
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:12 PM (HDgX3)


-----------------------------------------------------


I didn't say they agreed on how the theater was scripted. I think that was really what Boehner and McConnell were negotiating.

Posted by: Soona at December 31, 2012 02:18 PM (YSC7v)

383 Oh, look. The President of the Spiccoli Fan Club is back.

Posted by: Vizzini at December 31, 2012 02:18 PM (O7Q1u)

384 It's almost as if we are on the worlds largest roller coaster with no end.

Posted by: ette at December 31, 2012 02:19 PM (nqBYe)

385 Boehner polling female staff: Does my new hair cut work for you?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at December 31, 2012 02:19 PM (P3dtw)

386 Dam there out of value rite vodka, must get there early before next presidential presser.

Posted by: RiverRat at December 31, 2012 02:19 PM (vWxDi)

387

It's the Tea Party's fault.

Posted by: *shrug, that's what I heard on the street, anyway... at December 31, 2012 02:20 PM (LpQbZ)

388 everyone pays their fair share.

Amazing. Never knew that picture of a prolapsed rectum was capable of speech.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2012 02:20 PM (zF6Iw)

389 OT My money is on Hillary showing up to testify in a wheelchair!

Posted by: Buffalobob at December 31, 2012 02:20 PM (x+7qA)

390 It's almost as if we are on the worlds largest roller coaster with no end.
Posted by: ette at December 31, 2012 02:19 PM (nqBYe)


Oh it ends at that big brick wall right up ahead and we are in the front car

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 31, 2012 02:21 PM (jE38p)

391

Boehner should issue a response -- but have in the backdrop two dogs fornicating

Posted by: Soothsayer Riprock at December 31, 2012 02:21 PM (+oin+)

392 386 Dam there out of value rite vodka, must get there early before next presidential presser.
Posted by: RiverRat at December 31, 2012 02:19 PM (vWxDi)

Rubbing alcohol and Listerine make a nice mix.

Posted by: RWC at December 31, 2012 02:21 PM (fWAjv)

393 Amazing. Never knew that picture of a prolapsed rectum was capable of speech.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2012 02:20 PM (zF6Iw)

Yes, they call it the toothless one.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 31, 2012 02:21 PM (l86i3)

394
384It's almost as if we are on the worlds largest roller coaster with no end.

Yeah, but since the election...it's like the roller coaster has leveled out, and turned into one of those rides into a Cave of Horrors.

Posted by: wheatie at December 31, 2012 02:22 PM (K4wCe)

395

in Boehner's backdrop while he's speaking, the video of Obamapho lady will run

Posted by: Soothsayer Riprock at December 31, 2012 02:22 PM (vyPsz)

396 I predict that any deal will trigger a Moody’s downgrade

Posted by: Jared Loughner at December 31, 2012 02:22 PM (e8kgV)

397 >>> If you are poor as dirt the taxes and fees I mentioned keep you that way.

Buzz. Thanks for playing. If you are persistently poor only two things keep you that way. A persistent disability or YOUR BAD DECISIONS.

Don't worry troll we have a nice parting gift, the home version of our game.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Is Shrugging at December 31, 2012 02:23 PM (6EBmu)

398 370 That NYT op-ed is certainly ... disturbing.

The proggies project of destroying language is complete. The Constitution designed to protect the people from the excesses of government is now a 'bad thing' and must be ignored so that we can be ruled by men.

Hey there muffin, where you the fuck you been when civil rights have been eroded by both parties. Everything from warrantless wiretap to NDAA.

But you start your whining over guns?

It's like those assholes who didn't give a shit when factories were closing and farms were shutting down. Thirty years later it hurts them and their familes then they bitch.

WE GET THE GOVERNMENT WE DESERVE!

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:23 PM (G6kli)

399 Galaxy Quest was on yesterday. I like that movie.

There's a scene where the countdown is almost up, and they press the button with seconds to spare, but it does nothing. As they prepare for their doom, it gets down to 1 second, then stops, and they realize the countdown ALWAYS stops with 1 second to spare.

Oh nooooo! We hit the button, but the fiscal cliff, she still is cliffing!!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 31, 2012 02:23 PM (TOk1P)

400 and turned into one of those rides into a Cave of Horrors.

Room for everybody.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at December 31, 2012 02:23 PM (FcR7P)

401

It's really hard for me to say...'Happy New Year'...this year.

Because, knowing what is coming, it's more like...'Happy FUBAR Year'.

Posted by: wheatie at December 31, 2012 02:24 PM (K4wCe)

402

Boner's arse must hurt like a locomotive ran through it by now.

Posted by: *shrug, that's what I heard on the street, anyway... at December 31, 2012 02:24 PM (LpQbZ)

403
We go over the cliff and the evil Rethuglicans are to blame.

or-
The republicans have caved and we get a shitty Pelosi/Reid shit-tastic shit.

Posted by: Fresh at December 31, 2012 02:24 PM (O7ksG)

404 If you want everyone taxed fairly you need a tax on wealth. Something that includes all property and possessions/money in the bank. Tax it at.5%. Then the poor pay, the rich pay, everyone pays their fair share.


Okay, I'll play. Let's take your proposal seriously. You are defining wealth as all property and possessions/money in the bank. How is that to be assessed? Once? Annually? Do you believe it is fair to tax me once on my earnings and then again on the money if I leave it in the bank? Define possessions. Does that include my books? My blu-rays? My clothing? My kitchen utensils? If not, why not, if so, how do you intend to determine the value of those items? What about digital content?


How shall an audit of my possessions be accomplished? Must I permit a representative of the Federal government to have access to each and every one of my possessions? How do you intend to perform such an audit of the entire country?


Is it your intent to destroy all consumer spending? After all, if I am to be taxed on my possessions, the obvious answer is to possess nothing. What about after market sales? Let us say that I purchase a video game. I then trade it in. Person B purchases that game with after tax funds and pays sales tax on that purchase. Does s/he then have to also pay that .5% possession tax? Why? That item has already been taxed based upon my possession of it.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at December 31, 2012 02:24 PM (VtjlW)

405 397 >>> If you are poor as dirt the taxes and fees I mentioned keep you that way.

Buzz. Thanks for playing. If you are persistently poor only two things keep you that way. A persistent disability or YOUR BAD DECISIONS.

Don't worry troll we have a nice parting gift, the home version of our game.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Is Shrugging at December 31, 2012 02:23 PM (6EBmu)

You are an asshole.

Some people are incapable of managing money. Some people are incapable of succeeding beyond their natural level.

Take yourself, a natural asshole who will never rise above that limitation.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:25 PM (G6kli)

406 "
Hey there muffin, where you the fuck you been when civil rights have
been eroded by both parties. Everything from warrantless wiretap to
NDAA."

omg ron paul teh dronez are coming to get us

Posted by: JDP at December 31, 2012 02:25 PM (60GaT)

407 Galaxy Quest was on yesterday. I like that movie.


Best part of that movie is how Sigourney Weaver's costume keeps getting ripped to show more and more cleavage.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at December 31, 2012 02:26 PM (VtjlW)

408 Silver DIMES, baby!

Posted by: Mike Hawk at December 31, 2012 02:26 PM (O7Q1u)

409 Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:16 PM (G6kli)

Nice trolling, dickwad. The only federal taxes any average person pays is income tax and gasoline tax. Sales and property taxes and license fees are State taxes.

Now get back to sucking; that glory hole line is getting kinda long.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 31, 2012 02:26 PM (ccXZP)

410
Not quite true.



They still pay sales tax, property tax if they own, and various fees for permits and what not.



Why the fuck is income tax the only one that counts? If you are poor as dirt the taxes and fees I mentioned keep you that way.







Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:16 PM (G6kli)

_____________
Dumbass, all those things you mentioned are state/local taxes. The 47% don't pay a dime towards the federal govt....you know where this whole fiscal debate thingy is happening. Federal govt spends $3T a year. Of that $3T, 47% contribute absolutely nothing.
PS: You're a fucking imbecile

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:26 PM (HDgX3)

411

in 2013...

we no longer argue with internet feces

Posted by: Soothsayer Riprock at December 31, 2012 02:26 PM (vzLhi)

412
Obama will sound moderate and he blames blame and blames.

Posted by: Fresh at December 31, 2012 02:26 PM (O7ksG)

413 >>>And fuck the corporate free ride. Make them cough up what they owe.

You are just full of Fking fail aren't you. Corporations never pay taxes. What they cannot evade they pass on to us their customers. All that your corporate taxes do is create a pocket industry that produces nothing useful who drive up the cost of goods and whose sole contribution is how to minimize what corporations pay in taxes. A greater waste of financial talent cannot be found.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Is Shrugging at December 31, 2012 02:26 PM (6EBmu)

414 ‏@robertcostaNRO GOP insiders say Dems have agreed on the tax side of the deal, so complaints about rates are silly, due to bipartisan agrmt behind scenes

@robertcostaNRO RT @ryangrim House GOP leadership is livid over Obama's speech, threatening to blow everything up, source says

Posted by: 80sBaby at December 31, 2012 02:26 PM (YjDyJ)

415 Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Posted by: The Can at December 31, 2012 02:26 PM (jucos)

416 It's like those assholes who didn't give a shit when factories were closing and farms were shutting down. Thirty years later it hurts them and their familes then they bitch.

WE GET THE GOVERNMENT WE DESERVE!

Posted by: Mike Hunt


Eat a gun, troll.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 31, 2012 02:27 PM (KDq5l)

417 OT but I think we need it.

At 2pm Central on SyFy they will show the Twilight Zone episode 'King Nine Will Not Be Returning' based upon the story of the B-24 Lady Be Good.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 31, 2012 02:27 PM (fx1PU)

418 Tariffs all around!

Posted by: Mike Hawk at December 31, 2012 02:27 PM (O7Q1u)

419

ANNNDDDYYYYYY!

nude, please

and bust that troll, please

Posted by: Soothsayer Riprock at December 31, 2012 02:28 PM (+oin+)

420 Mike Hunt has obviously never looked at a paycheck if he wonders why we are so 'hung up' on the income tax.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at December 31, 2012 02:28 PM (J7sV0)

421 404

Once annually. Nothing beyond that tax. No estate tax either.

Say you have a five million dollar estate which you have been taxed on. You die, the next year the heirs are taxed on their new property/wealth at the same rate you had previously.

Matter of fact make the tax high enough and do away with state taxes as well.

It's the simplest tax possible. Fines and jail time for tax infractions. You hide assets you are a criminal who faces mandatory fines/jail time.

Covers everyone from crack dealers to Bill Gates.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:29 PM (G6kli)

422 Stop picking on Sean Penn. He's a SUPER genius.

Posted by: Mike Hawk at December 31, 2012 02:29 PM (O7Q1u)

423 I wouldn't mind a wealth tax. Seems like the biggest champions of high taxes are Hollywood types and Warren Buffett. 10% tax per year on wealth. No deductions.

Let's see how they like that.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:29 PM (HDgX3)

424 Pay attention to me!

Posted by: York Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:29 PM (v9Cj5)

425 My prediction for 2013?

That chicken's going to need a rectal transplant.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 31, 2012 02:30 PM (zF6Iw)

426 Another Paulophile Troll.

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 02:30 PM (NIZHJ)

427
I predict that the scoamf voters are still clueless about the econamany.




I'm surrounded by them daily. I can guarantee it.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 31, 2012 02:30 PM (DoZD+)

428 420
Mike Hunt has obviously never looked at a paycheck if he wonders why we are so 'hung up' on the income tax.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at December 31, 2012 02:28 PM (J7sV0)

____________
To be fair to Mike, it is illegal to hire 13 year olds in this country for most jobs.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:30 PM (HDgX3)

429 i will say that a conservative party that wants to promote upward mobility, doesn't make sense to talk about putting poor people back on the income tax rolls (they still pay FICA in any case)

Posted by: JDP at December 31, 2012 02:30 PM (60GaT)

430 Oh, for fuck's sake, will people for the love of God stop making snow angels in the troll's shit?

It's fucking Average Joe anyway.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:30 PM (bxiXv)

431 Listen to Mike Hunt. He really knows what he's talking about.

Posted by: Dick Hertz at December 31, 2012 02:31 PM (jucos)

432 I may not have been clear on the inheritance thing.

If they inherit five million in assets they are taxed on that. If they already have two million they are taxed on the seven million.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:31 PM (G6kli)

433 If anyone cares, decent Big Ten hoops matchup on ESPN2. (18th) Michigan State - 23 (9th) Minnesota 27.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 31, 2012 02:31 PM (tkoGU)

434 Does the runner up get two years? ;-)

Posted by: RM at December 31, 2012 02:31 PM (TRsME)

435 What are we talking about?

Posted by: Mike Litoris at December 31, 2012 02:32 PM (jucos)

436 There are some jobs that 13 year olds are better suited for.

Posted by: Roman Polanski at December 31, 2012 02:32 PM (NIZHJ)

437 He writes after quickly going to Wikipedia...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 31, 2012 02:32 PM (KDq5l)

438 Corporations never pay taxes. What they cannot evade
they pass on to us their customers. All that your corporate taxes do is
create a pocket industry that produces nothing useful who drive up the
cost of goods and whose sole contribution is how to minimize what
corporations pay in taxes. A greater waste of financial talent cannot be
found.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Is Shrugging at December 31, 2012 02:26 PM (6EBmu)

___________________
They don't get it. And not just 13 year old trolls like Mike Hunt. I've had this conversation with smart, successful people. And they still don't understand that 100% of corporate taxes are paid by consumers. They've been so brainwashed into hating corporations (even though they all get a paycheck from one) that they simply can't convince themselves that their hatred is misplaced.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:32 PM (HDgX3)

439 Mike's a taker, not a giver, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Phil McKraken at December 31, 2012 02:33 PM (v9Cj5)

440 432
I may not have been clear on the inheritance thing.



If they inherit five million in assets they are taxed on that. If
they already have two million they are taxed on the seven million.



Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:31 PM (G6kli)

_______________________
How much allowance do you get every week? How would we tax that?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:33 PM (HDgX3)

441 Oh, for fuck's sake, will people for the love of God stop making snow angels in the troll's shit?

It's fucking Average Joe anyway.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:30 PM (bxiXv)



Sorry, sorry.


I bring Upton in penance.


http://bit.ly/PSCKRp

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at December 31, 2012 02:33 PM (VtjlW)

442 Anna, good call! Just turned in time to see the Little Big Hornepisode starting.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 31, 2012 02:33 PM (tkoGU)

443 >>>Some people are incapable of managing money. Some people are incapable of succeeding beyond their natural level.

My dog has innate limitations because she lacks the mental capability to understand the world. Humans have no such lack of mental capability.

You treat humans like dogs as if they cannot think, evaluate, understand, and learn for themselves, and grow from their own experience; Forever limited by whatever their current makeup is. You are an antithesis to human existence and growth. You are the asshole.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Is Shrugging at December 31, 2012 02:34 PM (uBODe)

444
n
ude

Posted by: Soothsayer Riprock at December 31, 2012 02:34 PM (Y4TdB)

445
They don't get it. And not just 13 year old
trolls like Mike Hunt. I've had this conversation with smart, successful
people. And they still don't understand that 100% of corporate taxes
are paid by consumers. They've been so brainwashed into hating
corporations (even though they all get a paycheck from one) that they
simply can't convince themselves that their hatred is misplaced.


Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:32 PM (HDgX3)

Aye the Left's done its work well in turning the masses into mewling infants, incapable of critical thought.

It's hard to fight, it's always easier to destroy than to create.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at December 31, 2012 02:34 PM (pcaFm)

446 That's asinine. It would cost a fortune dumbass.

Posted by: I.P Frehley at December 31, 2012 02:34 PM (NIZHJ)

447 423 I wouldn't mind a wealth tax. Seems like the biggest champions of high taxes are Hollywood types and Warren Buffett. 10% tax per year on wealth. No deductions.

Let's see how they like that.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:29 PM (HDgX3)

It is the only way to have tax equality.

Right now everyone bitches about the other guy. If they other guy is taxed at the same rate you are for all his wealth, just like you, nothing to complain about.

No loopholes for the rich and connected. No avoiding taxation if you own a car, tv, bicycle, expensive shoes. Someone has to define what assets are taxable. But if you claim to be poor and have 20k in clothing I think that deserves to be taxed.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:34 PM (G6kli)

448 We need to finish what the British started in 1812.

Posted by: Soona at December 31, 2012 02:35 PM (YSC7v)

449 But if you claim to be poor and have 20k in clothing I think that deserves to be taxed.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:34 PM (G6kli)

______________
Great. So we will have IRS agents checking your closet to determine your tax bill. You are even stupider than I could possibly imagine.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:35 PM (HDgX3)

450 Stupid fucking Mayans.

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 02:36 PM (NIZHJ)

451 @448

LOL, LiB

Posted by: Phil McKraken at December 31, 2012 02:36 PM (v9Cj5)

452 /sock

Posted by: Joe Mama at December 31, 2012 02:36 PM (v9Cj5)

453 I see that Dick Hertz is here.

Posted by: Mike Lamydia at December 31, 2012 02:36 PM (jucos)

454 I've had this conversation with smart, successful people. And they still don't understand that 100% of corporate taxes are paid by consumers.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:32 PM (HDgX3)


On the other hand, it's a handy identifier for people. If they can't answer that question, that tells you who they are and how little they can grasp the real world.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:36 PM (bxiXv)

455 Mike, I know a wealth tax might sound great to you as you'd pay $0, but please man, think of your mother.

Posted by: mugiwara at December 31, 2012 02:37 PM (hpYnL)

456 So let's say I bought $20K of clothes last year. What's the value of that today? I guess we need an IRS department dedicated soley to figuring out value of "stuff". Clothes, TVs, jewelry. Every year a nice fellow from the IRS come to you hours and spends a week with you going over every single thing you own and deciding what the value is.

Yes, indeed, much more efficient than an income tax.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:37 PM (HDgX3)

457 I bring Upton in penance.

http://bit.ly/PSCKRp

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at December 31, 2012 02:33 PM (VtjlW)


Aww, that's sweet.

She remembered her drool cup.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:37 PM (bxiXv)

458 Sales taxes are much easier.

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 02:38 PM (NIZHJ)

459 443 >>>Some people are incapable of managing money. Some people are incapable of succeeding beyond their natural level.

My dog has innate limitations because she lacks the mental capability to understand the world. Humans have no such lack of mental capability.

You treat humans like dogs as if they cannot think, evaluate, understand, and learn for themselves, and grow from their own experience; Forever limited by whatever their current makeup is. You are an antithesis to human existence and growth. You are the asshole.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Is Shrugging at December 31, 2012 02:34 PM (uBODe)

BULLSHIT!

What fucking world do you live in where everyone is equal and just as capable?

The reality is some people are incapable to do manage their own lives. That simple.

But see what you claim is making you a victim because no one is untalented enough to survive.

That elevates you enough to sneer and gripe about those who can't.and sometimes won't, succeed.

Maybe you should stop playing the victim card, take a good hard look around and offer useful advice.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:38 PM (G6kli)

460 Ace has answered the nood post call.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at December 31, 2012 02:39 PM (ial2b)

461 Yes, indeed, much more efficient than an income tax.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:37 PM (HDgX3)


It is not interested in a conversation. It is not interested in facts, math, or learning.

It is spreading shit and annoying people because daddy didn't love it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:39 PM (bxiXv)

462 FOAD dumbass.

Posted by: Mike Ock at December 31, 2012 02:39 PM (NIZHJ)

463 455 Mike, I know a wealth tax might sound great to you as you'd pay $0, but please man, think of your mother.

Posted by: mugiwara at December 31, 2012 02:37 PM (hpYnL)

Obviously you are the shining light in your family.

I mean you took the time to offer a counter proposal that was well thought out.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:40 PM (G6kli)

464 Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:29 PM (G6kli)

Congratulations, you have incentivized pissing away money and keeping a minimal savings. People will convert the money they would lose into shitty electronics and other items that escape your stupid tax.

America desperately had to deal with the problem of people with too much money in their bank accounts. We need to punish the fiscally responsible.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at December 31, 2012 02:40 PM (iO3BG)

465 On the other hand, it's a handy identifier for
people. If they can't answer that question, that tells you who they are
and how little they can grasp the real world.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:36 PM (bxiXv)

______________________
I had this discussion when cash for clunkers was happening. Guy in his 50s, very well off. I said this is the stupidest thing ever. It just takes future sales and brings them upfront. He said, oh no it works. My son bought a car because of it. I said, OK well why did he buy it? He said, because his old car was falling apart and he needed a new car. So I said, well wouldn't he have bought a car without c4c if he needed a new car? So he says, yeah, but he bought it sooner so c4c is a great program.
I just walked away.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:40 PM (HDgX3)

466 458 Sales taxes are much easier.

Posted by: Butters at December 31, 2012 02:38 PM (NIZHJ)

Then you have a sales tax and income taxes.

One tax, everyone pays the same rate everyone faces the same penalties.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:41 PM (G6kli)

467 464 Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:29 PM (G6kli)

Congratulations, you have incentivized pissing away money and keeping a minimal savings. People will convert the money they would lose into shitty electronics and other items that escape your stupid tax.

America desperately had to deal with the problem of people with too much money in their bank accounts. We need to punish the fiscally responsible.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at December 31, 2012 02:40 PM (iO3BG)

Only food would escape my tax.

People can hoard as much of that as they want.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:42 PM (G6kli)

468
Then you have a sales tax and income taxes.



One tax, everyone pays the same rate everyone faces the same penalties.



Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:41 PM (G6kli)

______________________
Let's all just hand 100% of our money to Obama. He's so smart he'll know what's best for us and give us what we need.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:42 PM (HDgX3)

469 Little Big Horn, Fiscal Cliff, some hair cutting required.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 31, 2012 02:42 PM (fx1PU)

470 Who wants blue helmeted assholes going through all their stuff?

Posted by: Mike Ock at December 31, 2012 02:43 PM (NIZHJ)

471 I just walked away.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:40 PM (HDgX3)


C4C was, short of government-funded random home arson, about the worst thing government could have done.

They destroyed useful goods, incentivized new debt in a debt-heavy recession, wrecked the used car market (great help for lower-income people, dumbasses), and spent more government debt money in the process.

I mean, they could have sunk a few cruise ships or demolished a couple of orphanages, that would have been slightly worse.

I'm sure Krugman loved it, though, Broken Windows is his favorite fallacy.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 31, 2012 02:45 PM (bxiXv)

472 Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 31, 2012 02:42 PM (G6kli)

Yeah, this is Average Joe. Nobody is this stupid.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at December 31, 2012 02:45 PM (IyKYr)

473 To be fair to Mike, it is illegal to hire 13 year olds in this country for most jobs.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 31, 2012 02:30 PM (HDgX3)


There are certain jobs that under-13 year olds are perfect for.

Posted by: Harry Reid at December 31, 2012 02:49 PM (fWAjv)

474 >>>Only food would escape my tax.

People can hoard as much of that as they want.

Auditing every person in the US' personal effects would be
1 wildly unconstitutional and would be and absolute end to privacy.

2 so expensive to actually do as to make it an intractable method of actually adding revenue to the treasury.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Is Shrugging at December 31, 2012 02:51 PM (E3jRc)

475 She remembered her drool cup.

Actually, it's to catch semen. Waste not, want not.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 31, 2012 02:54 PM (o1kXv)

476 not everyone's as smart as others =/= said people are mindless incompetents Mr. Hunt

Posted by: JDP at December 31, 2012 05:06 PM (60GaT)






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