Let it Burn: The Sequester Is The Only Thing In DC Actually Cutting Spending

I think @benk84 linked this this morning. I need a post, so I'll link it again.

Fear not. As always in Washington when there is talk of cutting spending, most of the hysteria is baseless. The nearby table from the House Budget Committee shows that programs are hardly starved for money. In Mr. Obama's first two years, while private businesses and households were spending less and deleveraging, federal domestic discretionary spending soared by 84% with some agencies doubling and tripling their budgets.

Spending growth has slowed since Republicans took the House in 2011. Still, from 2008-2013 federal discretionary spending has climbed to $1.062 trillion from $933 billion—an increase of 13.9%. Domestic programs grew by 16.6%, much faster than the 11.6% for national security.

Transportation funding alone climbed to $69.5 billion in 2010 with the stimulus from $10.7 billion in 2008, and in 2013 the budget is still $17.9 billion, or about 67% higher. Education spending more than doubled in Mr. Obama's first two years and is up 18.6% to $68.1 billion from 2008-2013.

But wait—this doesn't include the recent Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Less than half of that $59 billion is going to storm victims while the rest is a spending end-run around the normal appropriations process. Add that money to the tab, and total discretionary domestic spending is up closer to 30% from 2008-2013. The sequester would claw that back by all of about 5%.

More troublesome are the cuts in defense, but for security not economic reasons. The sequester cuts the Pentagon budget by 7%. This fits Mr. Obama's evident plan to raid the military to pay for social programs like ObamaCare.

...

The most disingenuous White House claim is that the sequester will hurt the economy. Reality check: The cuts amount to about 0.5% of GDP. The theory that any and all government spending is "stimulus" has been put to the test over the last five years, and the result has been the weakest recovery in 75 years and trillion-dollar annual deficits.

I don't care, Obama's my dad. Chris Rock says so.

Posted by: Ace at 05:42 PM



Comments

1 LiB. It's the only way we'll get spending cut.

First?

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at February 07, 2013 05:45 PM (FsUAO)

2 Education spending more than doubled in Mr. Obama's first two years and is up 18.6% to $68.1 billion from 2008-2013.

Huh. I keep being told those greedy racist Rethuglikkkans were keeping him from giving teachers more free shit.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 07, 2013 05:46 PM (/kI1Q)

3 I don't care, Obama's my dad. Chris Rock says so.

The dude needs to up my allowance.

Posted by: toby928© Person of Pallor at February 07, 2013 05:46 PM (QupBk)

4 Huh

Posted by: lothar at February 07, 2013 05:46 PM (ILzZG)

5 He's right: Zero has it back-asswards: He's hell-bent on cutting defense (which is a proper role of the federal government) but is a teensy bit less frugal when it comes to Free Shit for the Masses.

Posted by: logprof at February 07, 2013 05:46 PM (mi1DY)

6 It's not an accident. We can mock their apparent lack of coordination, but piece by piece a collapse is being engineered.

*NOTHING* good can come from it. Nothing.

Even letting the sequester happen is a small puzzle piece that will mainly be used as propaganda against us.

The trick to a really good campaign is to give the opposition no direction to move that doesn't hurt them.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 07, 2013 05:47 PM (bxiXv)

7 I don't care, Obama's my dad. Chris Rock says so.

Obama Spawn.

Posted by: Hirohito at February 07, 2013 05:47 PM (r2PLg)

8

If Obama's my dad; child abuse.

Posted by: confessions of a beachcomber at February 07, 2013 05:49 PM (LpQbZ)

9 Other than military spending (and maybe even that), are any of these actual cuts or just cuts in the rate of increase?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at February 07, 2013 05:49 PM (Gk3SS)

10 Chris Rock is a racist douchebag. I'm pretty sure he didn't look at white GWB as a father figure.

Fuck that asshole.

And fuck Baroke Owebama.

Posted by: © Sponge at February 07, 2013 05:49 PM (p1uUQ)

11 The Sequester is not going to happen. Look we are only going to cut spending when real pain hits us. When it is clear to everyone that we have no choice but to cut spending. But we aren't there yet and likely won't be for years to come.

Posted by: SH at February 07, 2013 05:49 PM (gmeXX)

12 At this point, what difference does it make?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 07, 2013 05:50 PM (VZCP6)

13 So... Trayvon Martin is Chris Rock's brother?

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 07, 2013 05:51 PM (QTHTd)

14 The sequester is our friend. If Republicans waiver, we are done. Work on communications efforts to keep blame on Obama. We need to crawl before we can walk or run

Posted by: Parisparamus at February 07, 2013 05:51 PM (PgC6A)

15 >>>>>Obama's my dad.

No, Ace, I'm your dad. The mare is your mom.

Posted by: Horse Fucker at February 07, 2013 05:52 PM (0PiQ4)

16
The Dems always do this shit...

They threaten cuts to things that are actually useful...while ignoring the things that we could easily do without.

The cut the 'lean meat' out first, and leave the fat untouched.

Posted by: wheatie at February 07, 2013 05:52 PM (BZMZX)

17

OT: regular eye exam today, where they put those drops in and make your pupils so large, for so long, you are always stony-eyed surprised.

So, I've been wearing sunglasses (because otherwise it hurts), on a very cloudy storm-coming day, and now in the house.

Gives new meaning to I wear my sunglasses at night.

I feel like a Devo and B52's reunion.

And, I'm laughing my arse off.

Posted by: confessions of a beachcomber at February 07, 2013 05:52 PM (LpQbZ)

18
"I don't care, Obama's my dad. Chris Rock says so."
Don't forget he's also your lover and husband and savior!!11!11! Geez libs are creepy. Maybe Obama needs to start investing in ugly sweaters and cardigans and make it so.

Posted by: Chris Dorner at February 07, 2013 05:52 PM (8wqqE)

19 my concern is that it will literally burn. Our enemies must be delighted

Posted by: thunderb at February 07, 2013 05:52 PM (Dnbau)

20 Spending growth has slowed since Republicans took the House in 2011.
Still, from 2008-2013 federal discretionary spending has climbed to
$1.062 trillion from $933 billion—an increase of 13.9%. Domestic
programs grew by 16.6%, much faster than the 11.6% for national
security.



Because the Rethugs have no balls it has not gone back down to where it was though. The "temporary" stimulus became permanent using BS continuing resolutions

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2013 05:52 PM (53z96)

21 'If I had a son, he'd have looked like Wicket.'

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at February 07, 2013 05:53 PM (6OjR8)

22 Let It Burn.


Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 07, 2013 05:53 PM (+OTLF)

23 The real burning may have just started in LA. That manifesto is trying to restart the Rodney King riots.

Posted by: Lauren at February 07, 2013 05:53 PM (wsGWu)

24 When the shit finally hits the fan, I'll be glad that I'm in the Republic of Texas.

Posted by: SH at February 07, 2013 05:53 PM (gmeXX)

25 Can't cut this!

Posted by: MC Hammer at February 07, 2013 05:53 PM (a0nis)

26

On a serious note. It just feels like something really bad is going to happen.

The US, and the world really are in a pressure cooker.

Posted by: confessions of a beachcomber at February 07, 2013 05:53 PM (LpQbZ)

27 Crap, homicidal sock off!

Posted by: LizLem at February 07, 2013 05:53 PM (8wqqE)

28 I'm about halfway through Gibbons' Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and just read about the last decent Emperor of the West, Majorian. He did his damnedest to remove the corruption crushing the people, but was run out by the officials who lived off of said corruption.

Romney would have been no Majorian, but even if he was, it wouldn't have mattered. Our best hope is the barbarians of the north take control. Come forth, oh terrible Canadian hordes!

Posted by: Aaron at February 07, 2013 05:53 PM (Tlix5)

29 My metrosexual sperm is all X chromosome.

Posted by: Barack Skeet Skeet Husein Obama at February 07, 2013 05:54 PM (+OTLF)

30 Pretty sure Obama didn't have me in mind when he thought what his son would look like a 6-1 250 lb. white man.heh

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 07, 2013 05:54 PM (tlhtD)

31 Bob Woodward’s “The Price of Politics,” Page 215 (July 12, 2011):
“A trigger would lock in our commitment,” Sperling explained. “Even though we disagree on the composition of how to get to the cuts, it would lock us in. The form of the automatic sequester would punish both sides. We’d have to September to avert any sequester” — a legal obligation to make spending cuts.

“Then we could use a medium or big deal to force tax reform,” Obama said optimistically.

“If this is a trigger for tax reform,” [House speaker John] Boehner said, “this could be worth discussing. But as a budget tool, it’s too complicated. I’m very nervous about this.”

“This would be an enforcement mechanism,” Obama said.


Obama Nov 21, 2011: "I will veto ANY attempt to prevent the sequester."


Obama Oct 22, 2012: "First of all, the sequester is not something that I've proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed. It will not happen."

Posted by: Ernst Hollings at February 07, 2013 05:54 PM (e8kgV)

32 They will try a repeat of what is happening in Argentina.... continue printing money, then when inflation starts to kick in they will try to implement price controls ... thats when the fun really starts

Posted by: ET at February 07, 2013 05:54 PM (YpjaN)

33 Obama probably planned all cuts to be at the expense of Pentagon so a 10% cut across the board, all departments and agencies, would in fact spare Defense.

Sequester is not only fair but logical. In privatee business cuts are usually made across the board unless a particular department or section is a money loser and has to be eliminated.

Restructures are also ways to save money.

Posted by: Decaf at February 07, 2013 05:54 PM (NmvvV)

34 Hey Chris Rock: Show us on the doll where your daddy touched you.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 07, 2013 05:54 PM (BVkEs)

35 Don't you know, if the EPA budget is cut even one dollar the rivers will burst into flames.

Posted by: Whatev at February 07, 2013 05:55 PM (A7Wh1)

36
>>I don't care, Obama's my dad. Chris Rock says so.<<

My father's gay!

Posted by: George Costanza at February 07, 2013 05:55 PM (6OjR8)

37 Ace. I am your father.

Posted by: Chad Vader at February 07, 2013 05:55 PM (QupBk)

38 Every member of government, down to the 2nd Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Nose Picking is a Father raper and a Mother stabber

Posted by: The Group W Bench at February 07, 2013 05:55 PM (Hsgnv)

39 How long before the 2 asshole trolls in the last thread pollute this one?

Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2013 05:55 PM (9XBK2)

40 9 Other than military spending (and maybe even that), are any of these actual cuts or just cuts in the rate of increase?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at February 07, 2013 05:49 PM (Gk3SS)


Other than military spending, it's all increases in the rate of increases in spending that are less than what the saboteurs wanted.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 07, 2013 05:55 PM (bxiXv)

41 If the economy keeps tanking...we wont have an illegal immigrant problem.

We will just be a few stops on the long journey to canada.

Take heart breatheren.

Posted by: Juan with the Grande Churizo for the ladies...also looking for work and free healthcare at February 07, 2013 05:55 PM (+OTLF)

42 I don't care, Obama's my dad. Chris Rock says so.

And in four years' time Obama Dad has crippled the family finances and skipped town. Deadbeat dad.

Posted by: Decaf at February 07, 2013 05:56 PM (NmvvV)

43
I saw where the USS Truman had a Persian Gulf cruise cancelled.

I cannot imagine having a major deployment like that shut down 2 days prior. All the Jodys that were looking to score have nowhere to go.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 07, 2013 05:56 PM (QLJPW)

44 This calls for a "Chris Rock" thread. Get the weasel's attention.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 07, 2013 05:56 PM (BVkEs)

45 This country can't cut one program. All we can do is limit how much its budget will grow from one year to the next. Pretty sad.

Posted by: SH at February 07, 2013 05:57 PM (gmeXX)

46 “It’s a series of measures that says seniors, middle class families, disabled kids and others will solely bear the burden in buying down the sequester while the wealthiest get held harmless” — Jay Carney

Isn’t that an admission that the “wealthiest” actually get nothing from the government ?
… that they only get to pay taxes ?

Posted by: Rich Bastard at February 07, 2013 05:57 PM (e8kgV)

47 ehh, I dunno, Aaron. Majorian was also run out of town because his reconquest of North Africa from the Vandals was a truly epic fail. I mean, seriously epic. There should have been songs sung of that debacle. Or at least a pentameter-verse farce.

Pro-tip: secure the sea-lanes first, THEN build your invasion fleet.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 07, 2013 05:57 PM (QTHTd)

48 39
How long before the 2 asshole trolls in the last thread pollute this one?


Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2013 05:55 PM (9XBK2)

We are upstream....trolls like salmon migrate upstream...but you would know that if you were smart like me.

Posted by: Barack Cum Loude Husein Sealed Transcripts Obama, The Smartest man to walk the earth since...well... at February 07, 2013 05:57 PM (+OTLF)

49 Is it SEE-quist-r

Si-QUEEST-r

Sickest-ARE

What the heck . . .

Which end of this shotgun do I hold?

Posted by: The littl shyning man at February 07, 2013 05:57 PM (PH+2B)

50 Oh the employment news is frightful,
But free cheese is so delightful,
And since we've no wage to earn,
Let It Burn Let It Burn Let It Burn!

On Israel bombs are dropping,
But I've scrounged some corn for popping,
The good times will not return,
Let It Burn Let It Burn Let It Burn!

When that ol' Bill Of Rights is gone,
And we're nothing but government drones
We'll wish we made more of a fight,
But we still have our Obama phones!

The country is slowly dying,
And the government's crap, we're buying
But I really have no concern,
Let It Burn Let It Burn Let It Burn !

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 07, 2013 05:57 PM (8sCoq)

51 When the shit finally hits the fan, I'll be glad that I'm in the Republic of Texas.


Amen!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2013 05:57 PM (45vNz)

52 I dunno. I was listen to incompetant fools testify all morning about Benghazi, an how they weren't asked or sat around and waited to be asked. They have no clue what to do and have exhibited no leadership. I simply do not believe they would be any more capable deciding what to cut. And we have a soulless CINC who would let our readiness evaporate to win a political point.

Posted by: thunderb at February 07, 2013 05:58 PM (Dnbau)

53 “It’s a series of measures that says seniors, middle class families, disabled kids and others will solely bear the burden in buying down the sequester while the wealthiest get held harmless” — Jay Carney
---

I also hear dogs are fucked.

Posted by: SH at February 07, 2013 05:58 PM (gmeXX)

54

We need Let It Burn music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehr4MnAWd30

yea, Red, not Usher.

Posted by: confessions of a beachcomber at February 07, 2013 05:58 PM (LpQbZ)

55 45
This country can't cut one program. All we can do is limit how much its budget will grow from one year to the next. Pretty sad.

Posted by: SH at February 07, 2013 05:57 PM (gmeXX)

hahahaha thats a good one.

Posted by: "This Barack Obama character will be the Greatest President Ever" - Barack obama from a speech in 20 at February 07, 2013 05:58 PM (+OTLF)

56 Again I must ask, what's so wrong with a bill, passed by a bipartisan Congress and signed into law by this president less than a year ago, that they now act like wtf? Did they not read this one either?

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 07, 2013 05:59 PM (QupBk)

57 Don't cry for me, Argentina


Washington acts more and more like Buenos Aires

Posted by: Madonna at February 07, 2013 05:59 PM (Dll6b)

58 Sometimes we're stubborn and penetrating oil and gentle heat doesn't work...

...then its time for cold chisels and cutting torches.

Posted by: The Rusted Bolts at February 07, 2013 05:59 PM (J6hHs)

59 Chris Rock's dad didn't beat his ass enough to knock some common sense into the boy's brain.

Posted by: Fritz at February 07, 2013 05:59 PM (WM+rJ)

60 It's an illusion. There are no cuts to spending. All that this does is slow the rate of growth. Despite the lies of Republicans taking food out of the mouths of babies and wanting AIDS patients to die, the deficit continues to grow.

CAN'T SOMEONE ON OUR SIDE ARTICULATE THIS AND MAKE THE DEMS EAT IT????!!!!!

Evidently, not.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2013 05:59 PM (XkWWK)

61 45This country can't cut one program. All we can do is limit how much its budget will grow from one year to the next. Pretty sad. Posted by: SH at February 07, 2013 05:57 PM (gmeXX)Not true. we're saving money by cutting pay for troops. And just heard we're about to start furlows cutting back 1 day a week for 20 weeks at the end of March. Very nice. My luck tells me the day off will be a Wednesday...

Posted by: Talibill at February 07, 2013 06:00 PM (qk/nQ)

62 59
Chris Rock's dad didn't beat his ass enough to knock some common sense into the boy's brain.


Posted by: Fritz at February 07, 2013 05:59 PM (WM+rJ)
Thats what happens when you smack the wrong end.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:00 PM (+OTLF)

63
Dogs are for eating.
Goats are for fucking.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at February 07, 2013 06:00 PM (6OjR8)

64 uuuuuuuuuuuh
Scott Walker
uuuuuuuuuh

Sorry.

Posted by: CAC at February 07, 2013 06:00 PM (tnwUK)

65 I am sure he will gut the military until Congress removes the debt limit. forever

Posted by: thunderb at February 07, 2013 06:01 PM (Dnbau)

66 CAN'T SOMEONE ON OUR SIDE ARTICULATE THIS AND MAKE THE DEMS EAT IT????!!!!!



Evidently, not.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2013 05:59 PM (XkWWK)

The only way to articulate it is to arrive at the day when the government tells the takers, sorry, no money left for your free stuff. Time to starve.Then let them riot and cannabolize their own. Once enough of them eat each other out of hunger, we will have a numbers superiority once again and can begin the process of repairing the damage.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:02 PM (+OTLF)

67 The only thing they should consider in trade for reducing the sequester cuts for is a deal on entitlement reform.

The sequesters cuts are a good start and all, but they're a band-aid next to the sucking chest wound that is entitlement spending.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 07, 2013 06:02 PM (SY2Kh)

68

Us, cut spending? Sorry, we're too busy #MakingLifeWork.

Posted by: The Republicans

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 07, 2013 06:02 PM (kdS6q)

69 "Shut up and listen to the government," explained noted counter-cultural icon, Chris Rock.

Posted by: Truman North at February 07, 2013 06:02 PM (LvqG1)

70 The Sequester is not going to happen. Look we are only going to cut spending when real pain hits us. When it is clear to everyone that we have no choice but to cut spending. But we aren't there yet and likely won't be for years to come.

With Boehner in charge you may be right so the only chance for real reform may come after 2014 midterm elections. But considering the mood of the electorate at present Obama may get the House and then it really is all over.

Posted by: Decaf at February 07, 2013 06:03 PM (NmvvV)

71 69
"Shut up and listen to the government," explained noted counter-cultural icon, Chris Rock.

Posted by: Truman North at February 07, 2013 06:02 PM (LvqG1)
Where was this sentiment under BOOOOOOSH!

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:03 PM (+OTLF)

72 Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 07, 2013 05:57 PM (QTHTd)

That certainly didn't help.

Posted by: Aaron at February 07, 2013 06:04 PM (Tlix5)

73 Mmmmm. Chris Rock.

Ooooooh.

Posted by: Mika at February 07, 2013 06:04 PM (WM+rJ)

74
CAN'T SOMEONE ON OUR SIDE ARTICULATE THIS AND MAKE THE DEMS EAT IT????!!!!!

Evidently, not.Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2013 05:59 PM (XkWWK)
--------------------
Como se dice "cut spending"?

Posted by: Republican Savior at February 07, 2013 06:05 PM (QLJPW)

75 Just say no.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 07, 2013 06:05 PM (tVTLU)

76 Rainy days and Sundays always get me down

-Dorner

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 07, 2013 06:05 PM (BuSM8)

77
Daddy, you've got to go!

Posted by: Eleventh Earl of Mar at February 07, 2013 06:05 PM (UgFxe)

78 52 And apparently F-16's are the wrong assets if you need close air support.

Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2013 06:05 PM (9XBK2)

79 Let it Burn needes some kind of mascot.

Like "Little Burnie" the littlest flame.

"Little Burnie says don't file you taxes this year! Because you're probably going to get plague virus."

Posted by: Eaton Cox at February 07, 2013 06:05 PM (q177U)

80 You will all be reassured by this quote from Obama:
“Sometimes I search scripture to determine how best to balance life as a president and as a husband and as a father. I often search for scripture to figure out how I can be a better man as well as a better president,” Obama said.

Just might be the lie of the century.

Posted by: Cheri at February 07, 2013 06:05 PM (G+Wff)

81 Everything the Obama (Mis)Administration has done is pretty much in keeping with typical Keynesian dogma on the matter. And it's had the same outcome it usually does...



(And of course, now Obama gets to stick it to the military.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 07, 2013 06:06 PM (p/PNg)

82 Look we are only going to cut spending when real pain hits us.

Nothing hurts like pain. Pain, more than reason and logic, delivers lasting lessons.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 07, 2013 06:06 PM (J6hHs)

83 Obama is not my dad.

There are a few similarities:

1)Do as daddy says not as daddy does.

2)Ambiguous and fluid assertion of variable standards based on mood.

3) Onerous expectations of malfeasance when I fail to meet his expected output on assigned chores or work.

That said there is one very big difference, my father never deamnded I give him allowance.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 07, 2013 06:06 PM (LRFds)

84 Well once LIB does arrive, it's so nice for the opfor to have concentrated themselves in those nice, densely packed urban centers.

Posted by: flounder at February 07, 2013 06:06 PM (Kkt/i)

85 Other than the Defense Cuts, I have no problem with the rest. And for those about to yell but Defense has to be cut, remember it already has been cut and it is absurd that Defense which is only about 13% of the Budget is taking a 50% hit.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 07, 2013 06:07 PM (9Bj8R)

86 "80 You will all be reassured by this quote from Obama:
“Sometimes I search scripture to determine how best to balance life as a president and as a husband and as a father. I often search for scripture to figure out how I can be a better man as well as a better president,” Obama said.

Just might be the lie of the century.

Posted by: Cheri at February 07, 2013 06:05 PM (G+Wff) "

Perhaps he means the Koran?



(Michelle could use a Burqa.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 07, 2013 06:07 PM (p/PNg)

87 this thread is going off the rails

Posted by: Chick who says this thread is going off the rails at February 07, 2013 06:08 PM (0PiQ4)

88 28 Aaron,

I have a better idea...go north fellow Barbarians in Rome...these people are not worthy of our blood.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 07, 2013 06:08 PM (LRFds)

89 If my dad was a metrosexual cocksucking piece of shit mother fucker with a penchant to lie about every god damn thing and was in love with the sound of his own fucking urkle voice, he would look a lot like Obama.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:08 PM (+OTLF)

90 80
You will all be reassured by this quote from Obama:

“Sometimes I search scripture to determine how best to balance life
as a president and as a husband and as a father. I often search for
scripture to figure out how I can be a better man as well as a better
president,” Obama said.



Just might be the lie of the century.

Posted by: Cheri at February 07, 2013 06:05 PM (G+Wff)

---
Obama always refers to the Koran as "holy", but never the Scriptures.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 07, 2013 06:08 PM (BVkEs)

91 (Michelle could use a Burqa.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 07, 2013 06:07 PM (p/PNg)

www.tent-city.com

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:09 PM (+OTLF)

92 "87 this thread is going off the rails

Posted by: Chick who says this thread is going off the rails at February 07, 2013 06:08 PM (0PiQ4) "

It's off da hook, yo!

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 07, 2013 06:09 PM (p/PNg)

93 All this paternalistic fervor for Obama must be grating to the feminists. Right? Patriarchy anyone?

Posted by: Decaf at February 07, 2013 06:09 PM (NmvvV)

94 Other than the Defense Cuts, I have no problem with the rest. And for
those about to yell but Defense has to be cut, remember it already has
been cut and it is absurd that Defense which is only about 13% of the
Budget is taking a 50% hit.


Defense is only getting a 7% cut.

About 50% of the cuts come from defense.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 07, 2013 06:10 PM (SY2Kh)

95 [i[F-16's are the wrong assets if you need close air support.

Poorer survivability than A-10, single engine single point of failure, intake on the bottom, limited payload.

If its all there is, then you take it, but it wouldn't be 1st choice.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 07, 2013 06:10 PM (J6hHs)

96 90
80

You will all be reassured by this quote from Obama:


“Sometimes I search scripture to determine how best to balance life

as a president and as a husband and as a father. I often search for

scripture to figure out how I can be a better man as well as a better

president,” Obama said.





Just might be the lie of the century.



Posted by: Cheri at February 07, 2013 06:05 PM (G+Wff)

---
Obama always refers to the Koran as "holy", but never the Scriptures.


Posted by: Craig Poe at February 07, 2013 06:08 PM (BVkEs)

If by scriptures you mean "Dreams from My Father" and "Audacity of Hope", then i am sure he reads daily.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:10 PM (+OTLF)

97 "93 All this paternalistic fervor for Obama must be grating to the feminists. Right? Patriarchy anyone?

Posted by: Decaf at February 07, 2013 06:09 PM (NmvvV) "

It's not really Patriarchy.


(Because Obama is Gay. :-P)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 07, 2013 06:10 PM (p/PNg)

98 >>>Perhaps he means the Koran?

When he said scripture he was referring to the books of Alinski and Marx.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 07, 2013 06:10 PM (0q2P7)

99 80 Unfortunately the "scripture" is in the Quran.

Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2013 06:10 PM (9XBK2)

100 There are going to be a lot of Journolists who will need double knee surgery soon from all the wear and tear...thank god for Obamacare.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:11 PM (+OTLF)

101 Don't you know, if the EPA budget is cut even one dollar the rivers will burst into flames.

Posted by: Whatev at February 07, 2013 05:55 PM (A7Wh1)

EFF the EPA. I deal with those leftist retards who know jack squat about the environment and science, on regular basis. Nothing but a bunch of Marxists/Stalinist inhabit the EPA.

Posted by: Jim Scrummy at February 07, 2013 06:11 PM (Vu3LY)

102 "98 >>>Perhaps he means the Koran?

When he said scripture he was referring to the books of Alinski and Marx.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 07, 2013 06:10 PM (0q2P7) "

Makes sense.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 07, 2013 06:11 PM (p/PNg)

103 If Bill Ayers had not written Dreams from my Father....where would be today as a nation?

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:12 PM (+OTLF)

104 "99 80 Unfortunately the "scripture" is in the Quran.

Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2013 06:10 PM (9XBK2) "

:-)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 07, 2013 06:12 PM (p/PNg)

105 The Pelosi congress spent like crazy on defense. The sequester will only revert things back to a ~2006 level of spending...

...when we had two hot wars going on.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 07, 2013 06:12 PM (J6hHs)

106 We should put on our activist berets, dust off the paper mache heads and start trying to at least get automatic tax withholding stopped, or at least made voluntary (but not for government workers). It would serve as a loud reminder how much of our dough is being taken just to be pissed away by unaccountable idiots. Might subtract some political leverage from the FSA and their enablers.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 07, 2013 06:12 PM (7xPCu)

107 Defense is only getting a 7% cut.

About 50% of the cuts come from defense.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 07, 2013 06:10 PM (SY2Kh)

That's what i said that 50% of the sequestered cuts are coming from Defense which is only 13% of the Budget. If the cuts were really "across the board" Defense would only get a hit with 13% of the sequestered cuts. We're saying the same thing.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 07, 2013 06:13 PM (9Bj8R)

108 95 Yeah,that's my point,anything that could carry a weapon should have been over the compound trying to help.I've never heard a more ridiculous bullshit excuse.

Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2013 06:13 PM (9XBK2)

109 Perhaps he means the Koran? (Michelle could use a Burqa.)
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney

Actually I don't believe that he is religious in any way. He is too narcissistic and cold. I also believe that he is sympathetic to our enemies as he sees Americaas the world'soppressor andwe need to be punished.

Posted by: Cheri at February 07, 2013 06:13 PM (G+Wff)

110 My despair is fake.

Which depresses me more.

Posted by: DepressiveCommenter L, elle at February 07, 2013 06:13 PM (0PiQ4)

111 I say eliminate the military all together.

I am all for Militias and citizens being fully armed in preparation of national defense.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:14 PM (+OTLF)

112 From yesterday

Does Obama really want to avoid the sequester?

Robert the Dem: A sequester has begun.
Obama: [pause] How?


Robert the Dem: Both houses passed it at your call if the budget could not be reduced.


Obama:
[another pause] You will embrace this sequester. Support it from our
people in the press. I will gain favor by condemning it and ordering it
opposed by or people in Congress. Sit down. Stay awhile.


http://is.gd/cfvbKU

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2013 06:15 PM (53z96)

113 Obama is not so much a daddy, - he's more like a hip gay friend.

Posted by: Fritz at February 07, 2013 06:15 PM (WM+rJ)

114 "109 Perhaps he means the Koran? (Michelle could use a Burqa.)
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney

Actually I don't believe that he is religious in any way. He is too narcissistic and cold. I also believe that he is sympathetic to our enemies as he sees Americaas the world'soppressor andwe need to be punished.

Posted by: Cheri at February 07, 2013 06:13 PM (G+Wff) "

Well, I'm not sure if he's cold. He seems aloof. And sort of like he's trying to savor his own flatulence...

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 07, 2013 06:15 PM (p/PNg)

115 Leftists don't have religion; they have "spirituality".

"Scripture" to them includes the nicer parts of the Qur'an - and also extends to the Bhagavad Gita, various Buddhist texts, the Egyptian Book of the Dead and the Avesta. From the Bible, the rich-against-poor dialectic of certain of the Prophets plus the Sermon on the Mount; but they won't be cited as "the Holy Bible", because the Bible is viewed as corrupt in its present compilation.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 07, 2013 06:15 PM (QTHTd)

116 I say eliminate the military all together.

I am all for Militias and citizens being fully armed in preparation of national defense.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:14 PM (+OTLF)

Relax that will be the outcome after obama lets Iran and North Korea get the bomb and there is a world wide nuclear war

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 07, 2013 06:15 PM (9Bj8R)

117 I am all for Militias and citizens being fully armed in preparation of national defense.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:14 PM (+OTLF)

Cool, I'm done scraping barnicles. Can I fly one of those planes like Tom Cruise?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 07, 2013 06:15 PM (l86i3)

118 Can I fly one of those planes like Tom Cruise?
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 07, 2013 06:15 PM (l86i3)


Sure why not, in "Independence Day" that drunk learned to fly an F-16 in 10 minutes

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 07, 2013 06:17 PM (9Bj8R)

119 And I'm not sure that ol' Barryochus Theos-Epiphanes is even "spiritual".

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 07, 2013 06:17 PM (QTHTd)

120 sequester is National Socialist

jk

Posted by: JDP at February 07, 2013 06:17 PM (60GaT)

121 But every dollar spent by the government is a direct line to someone's life. Yanking that dollar is like yanking the cord on someone in the Matrix. Instant death!

why are you so heartless?

Actually, why is the right so brainless as to not make hay on this?

Posted by: joeindc44 is now more concerned about Dark Ages 2.0 than Great Depression 2.0 at February 07, 2013 06:17 PM (QxSug)

122
Sure why not, in "Independence Day" that drunk learned to fly an F-16 in 10 minutes
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 07, 2013 06:17 PM (9Bj8R)


That was an F-18. See, I'm qualified.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 07, 2013 06:17 PM (l86i3)

123
I am all for Militias and citizens being fully armed in preparation of national defense.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:14 PM (+OTLF)

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

Yeah can I have an Arleigh Burke class destroyer?

Posted by: Republican Savior at February 07, 2013 06:18 PM (QLJPW)

124 Sure why not, in "Independence Day" that drunk learned to fly an F-16 in 10 minutes

In fairness, he had experience flying a brick.

Posted by: toby928© at February 07, 2013 06:18 PM (QupBk)

125 In Vietnam if they were doing a SAR or supporting troops in a bad situation they would send everything.Didn't matter if they were the wrong platform,carrying the wrong ordinance or even no ordinance.They all tried to help.

Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2013 06:18 PM (9XBK2)

126 Actually I don't believe that he is religious in any
way. He is too narcissistic and cold. I also believe that he is
sympathetic to our enemies as he sees Americaas the world'soppressor
andwe need to be punished.

Posted by: Cheri at February 07, 2013 06:13 PM (G+Wff)

---
Well, Obama idolized Alinsky, who idolized Satan. No big Kevin Bacon separation there.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 07, 2013 06:18 PM (BVkEs)

127 I believe Hitler resorted to sequestration.

Posted by: Palooka at February 07, 2013 06:18 PM (w+Dvf)

128
Funny stand up from Obama's son,
"Wanna hide monety from a brother. Put it in a book."

A brother brags, "I take care of my kyidds", Rock retorts "Your supposed to take care of your kids dumb ass".

Posted by: tony redenzo at February 07, 2013 06:19 PM (0KgIG)

129 Relax that will be the outcome after obama lets Iran and North Korea get the bomb and there is a world wide nuclear war

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 07, 2013 06:15 PM (9Bj8R)
thats why i like living in the desert here aka Nevada. Nothing worth bombing and after the nookulor halocaust, everywhere else will pretty much look like it does here so i will already be fully assimilated.Also, rattlesnake tastes a lot like chicken.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:19 PM (+OTLF)

130 Still, from 2008-2013 federal discretionary spending has climbed to $1.062 trillion from $933 billion—an increase of 13.9%. Domestic programs grew by 16.6%, much faster than the 11.6% for national security.
Transportation funding alone climbed to $69.5 billion in 2010 with the stimulus from $10.7 billion in 2008, and in 2013 the budget is still $17.9 billion, or about 67% higher. Education spending more than doubled in Mr. Obama's first two years and is up 18.6% to $68.1 billion from 2008-2013.

The theory that any and all government spending is "stimulus" has been put to the test over the last five years, and the result has been the weakest recovery in 75 years and trillion-dollar annual deficits.



..said none of the GOP presidential candidates.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 07, 2013 06:19 PM (+z4pE)

131 In fairness, he had experience flying a brick.
Posted by: toby928© at February 07, 2013 06:18 PM (QupBk)

HaHa, yep, the F-4. Proof that a brick with big enough engines can fly.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 07, 2013 06:19 PM (l86i3)

132 "116 I say eliminate the military all together.

I am all for Militias and citizens being fully armed in preparation of national defense.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:14 PM (+OTLF)

Relax that will be the outcome after obama lets Iran and North Korea get the bomb and there is a world wide nuclear war

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 07, 2013 06:15 PM (9Bj8R) "

North Korea already has the bomb. That was Clinton.


The problem is that the Muslim Persians are probably even more irrational than the North Koreans. And their location is also "not optimal."

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 07, 2013 06:19 PM (p/PNg)

133 Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 07, 2013 06:15 PM (QTHTd)

It also extends from the bath house to the abortion clinic, with a stop at the wind farm to collect eagle carcasses.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 07, 2013 06:19 PM (7xPCu)

134
Sure why not, in "Independence Day" that drunk learned to fly an F-16 in 10 minutes
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 07, 2013 06:17 PM (9Bj8R)

============================
Up Yooooooouurrs!

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 07, 2013 06:19 PM (QLJPW)

135 Apropos of nothing, does anyone have a good source for .50 ammo cans?

Posted by: toby928© at February 07, 2013 06:19 PM (QupBk)

136 Palooka: now you're trolling. Quit it.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 07, 2013 06:20 PM (QTHTd)

137 MLK Blvd is always the worst part of town. ---Chris Rock

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 07, 2013 06:20 PM (QLJPW)

138 They all tried to help.
Posted by: steevy at February 07, 2013 06:18 PM (9XBK2)

And thats how we know they are all liars.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 07, 2013 06:21 PM (l86i3)

139 Not the ammo, just the cans.

Posted by: toby928© at February 07, 2013 06:21 PM (QupBk)

140 World War Z...i cant wait


Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:21 PM (+OTLF)

141 As long as I have the 'regulation supply of contraceptives', fuck you.

Posted by: Sundra Flake at February 07, 2013 06:21 PM (feFL6)

142 From Info Wars, DHS purchases another 21.6M rounds of ammo.

http://bit.ly/XSaVJd

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 07, 2013 06:21 PM (piMMO)

143 great. I look forward to how our well armed militias take care of the dirty bombs that will head our way as soon as Iran has the bomb.

Posted by: thunderb at February 07, 2013 06:21 PM (Dnbau)

144 126 Actually I don't believe that he is religious in any
way. He is too narcissistic and cold. I also believe that he is
sympathetic to our enemies as he sees Americaas the world'soppressor
andwe need to be punished.

Posted by: Cheri at February 07, 2013 06:13 PM (G+Wff)

---
Well, Obama idolized Alinsky, who idolized Satan. No big Kevin Bacon separation there.
Posted by: Craig Poe at February 07, 2013 06:18 PM (BVkEs)

These days, Hatin' Whitey apparently is a religion.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 07, 2013 06:22 PM (7xPCu)

145 I cant wait till Obama's third term so that we can find out what his real agenda is.......

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:22 PM (+OTLF)

146 Sure we only reduced the growth in spending by a paltry amount, but we make up for it in volume.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 07, 2013 06:22 PM (qqZuQ)

147
MLK Blvd is indeed bad here, but nothing on Barack Obama school and the local Obama Boys gang.
A legend in his own time and mind.

Posted by: Justamom of the LiB camp at February 07, 2013 06:22 PM (Sptt8)

148
World War Z...i cant wait


The movie? Doesn't appear it will be like the book, but even a bad zombie movie is better than 90% of the other shit.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 07, 2013 06:23 PM (QLJPW)

149 great. I look forward to how our well armed militias take care of the dirty bombs that will head our way as soon as Iran has the bomb.
Posted by: thunderb at February 07, 2013 06:21 PM (Dnbau)


Thaey got enough for dirty bombs right now. I hope new yorkers have a stash of iodine tabs.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 07, 2013 06:23 PM (l86i3)

150 143
great. I look forward to how our well armed militias take care of the
dirty bombs that will head our way as soon as Iran has the bomb.

Posted by: thunderb at February 07, 2013 06:21 PM (Dnbau)
Nothing a good Bomb Wash cant fix.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:23 PM (+OTLF)

151
I thought teh SCOAMF fixed the economy when he taxed rich people more.

I'm beginning to suspect that we're not getting the straight scoop from our government.

/sarc

Posted by: Marmo at February 07, 2013 06:24 PM (pcgW1)

152 I hope new yorkers have a stash of iodine tabs.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 07, 2013 06:23 PM (l86i3)

Ain't you never saw that movie " Escape From NY"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 07, 2013 06:24 PM (9Bj8R)

153 The movie? Doesn't appear it will be like the book, but even a bad zombie movie is better than 90% of the other shit.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 07, 2013 06:23 PM (QLJPW)
Oh yeah...totally

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:24 PM (+OTLF)

154 So DHS is purchasing fully automatic "personal defense weapons" along with more than a billion rounds of ammo while Obama is simultaneously trying to disarm us.

How's that civilian police force coming along?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 07, 2013 06:25 PM (piMMO)

155 Zombie movie? You're soaking in it.

Posted by: toby928© at February 07, 2013 06:25 PM (QupBk)

156 The problem is that the Muslim Persians are probably even more irrational than the North Koreans. And their location is also "not optimal."
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 07, 2013 06:19 PM (p/PNg)

They pound their chest to keep the locals in line against The Other, but I don't think they'd do it.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at February 07, 2013 06:25 PM (FsUAO)

157 Ain't you never saw that movie " Escape From NY"
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 07, 2013 06:24 PM (9Bj8R)


Yeah but we have rons round there. We would have to do a snake pliskin and go get em.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 07, 2013 06:25 PM (l86i3)

158 So DHS is purchasing fully automatic "personal defense weapons" along with more than a billion rounds of ammo

Look on the bright side, when you need it, it will be laying all around.

Posted by: toby928© at February 07, 2013 06:25 PM (QupBk)

159 135 Apropos of nothing, does anyone have a good source for .50 ammo cans?
Posted by: toby928© at February 07, 2013 06:19 PM (QupBk)

Craigslist, and/or call the army surplus store and gun dealers...at least they'd be able to know where they are, if they don't have them.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 07, 2013 06:26 PM (7xPCu)

160 Yeah but we have rons round there. We would have to do a snake pliskin and go get em.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 07, 2013 06:25 PM (l86i3)


I'm up for that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 07, 2013 06:26 PM (9Bj8R)

161 >>>great. I look forward to how our well armed militias take care of the

dirty bombs that will head our way as soon as Iran has the bomb.


You mean when it decimates LA, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Washington DC? Your right, the militia would have a hard time picking out the thank-you card.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 07, 2013 06:27 PM (0q2P7)

162 Hmm.

Mm-hmm.

Posted by: Mika Brzghrhkghinsky at February 07, 2013 06:27 PM (eHIJJ)

163 new thread up

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:27 PM (+OTLF)

164 Craigslist, and/or call the army surplus store and gun dealers...at least they'd be able to know where they are, if they don't have them.
Posted by: model_1066 at February 07, 2013 06:26 PM (7xPCu)

by gun dealers, I mean the joe twelve pack gun shops, not Gander Mountain or Sportsman's Warehouse, where they may or may not be found...not sure there, but I doubt it.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 07, 2013 06:28 PM (7xPCu)

165 If Obama is our dad, does that mean football is done forever?

Posted by: dfbaskwill at February 07, 2013 06:29 PM (ndlFj)

166 "We need Let It Burn music."

Over Thanksgiving I created a LiB playlist consisting entirely of songs with a "fire" and/or burn reference. It was inspiring.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at February 07, 2013 06:29 PM (zpqa2)

167 31
Bob Woodward’s “The Price of Politics,” Page 215 (July 12, 2011):
“A
trigger would lock in our commitment,” Sperling explained. “Even though
we disagree on the composition of how to get to the cuts, it would lock
us in. The form of the automatic sequester would punish both sides. We’d
have to September to avert any sequester” — a legal obligation to make
spending cuts.

“Then we could use a medium or big deal to force tax reform,” Obama said optimistically.

“If
this is a trigger for tax reform,” [House speaker John] Boehner said,
“this could be worth discussing. But as a budget tool, it’s too
complicated. I’m very nervous about this.”

“This would be an enforcement mechanism,” Obama said.


Obama Nov 21, 2011: "I will veto ANY attempt to prevent the sequester."


Obama
Oct 22, 2012: "First of all, the sequester is not something that I've
proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed. It will not
happen."


Posted by: Ernst Hollings at February 07, 2013 05:54 PM (e8kgV)


I'm sure that Stave Kroft will bring this up in his monthly hard nosed segment with the President...just kidding

Posted by: Ed Gibbon at February 07, 2013 06:29 PM (4eNxd)

168 >>>The movie? Doesn't appear it will be like the book, but even a bad zombie movie is better than 90% of the other shit.

When Bradley Pitt has to take a zombie gig to bring home the bacon, two things are true; the fucking industry is dead and Bradley's career is in the shitter.

Posted by: Fritz at February 07, 2013 06:30 PM (WM+rJ)

169 You mean when it decimates LA, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Washington DC? Your right, the militia would have a hard time picking out the thank-you card.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 07, 2013 06:27 PM (0q2P7)

Ironic how the least conservative places are the primo targets. Let's add Portland, Austin and Minneapolis to that list...no offense to morons intended. Lots of offense to liberals totally intended.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 07, 2013 06:31 PM (7xPCu)

170 136 boulder toilet hobo,

is he butthurt that the nazis were more socialist than capitalist and more authroitarian than representative?

They do so love making Shicklegruber join our side posthumously.

of course no Republican ever said of Fascism 'I don't mind telling you in confidence,' FDR remarked to a White House
correspondent, 'that I am keeping in fairly close touch with that
admirable Italian gentleman'"


FDR, Mussolini, and Hitler were all running version of the Progressive socialist handbook....Uncle Joe was in the Advanced Commie class.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 07, 2013 06:35 PM (LRFds)

171 FDR, Mussolini, and Hitler were all running version of the Progressive socialist handbook....Uncle Joe was in the Advanced Commie class.
Posted by: sven10077 at February 07, 2013 06:35 PM (LRFds)

I'm spitballing here, but are there eerie similarities to Larry, Curly and Moe happening here, or am I just drunk?

Posted by: model_1066 at February 07, 2013 06:37 PM (7xPCu)

172 170

Palooka (though i think the above was a hash) appears to be an admirer of the "peace-loving" Lenin.

while i may disagree with the "liberal fascism" thesis i've never in my life thought Communists were just swell. for the record.

Posted by: JDP at February 07, 2013 06:39 PM (60GaT)

173 When Bradley Pitt has to take a zombie gig to bring
home the bacon, two things are true; the fucking industry is dead and
Bradley's career is in the shitter.


Posted by: Fritz at February 07, 2013 06:30 PM (WM+rJ)
Nah...movie is going to be huge.300 million domestic. 500 Million International.800+ million worldwide.wait and see.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at February 07, 2013 06:40 PM (+OTLF)

174 158
So DHS is purchasing fully automatic "personal defense weapons" along with more than a billion rounds of ammo



Look on the bright side, when you need it, it will be laying all around.

Posted by: toby928© at February 07, 2013 06:25 PM (QupBk)

More than enough to quell dissent of the entire American population, three times over. Or half that, only twice as much.

Posted by: flounder at February 07, 2013 06:41 PM (Kkt/i)

175 Hash or not, the "Palooka" in this thread was here to troll, and he's doubly a troll if he's a regular moron socking the Palooka below

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 07, 2013 06:43 PM (QTHTd)

176 More than enough to quell dissent of the entire American population, three times over. Or half that, only twice as much.


***

They only need to take out a few for the rest to fall in line.

Drone's will set the precedent.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 07, 2013 06:43 PM (piMMO)

177 171 model 1066,

Hitler and Mussolini were both rather effusive in their praise of the new deal and identified it as "precisely what we hope to do."

Look I'm not saying FDR was Hitler because he thought Hitler was a low rent scumball but he had a genuine like of Mussolini and looked to him as the extreme goal.

FDR went full tard on Keynes and hamstrung the recovery...Canada chose to engage in austerity and capitalism to stabilize the downturn and had a legitimate recovery in motion by 34.....

sound familiar?

Posted by: sven10077 at February 07, 2013 06:47 PM (LRFds)

178 What's your name? Who's your daddy?
Is he rich like me?
Has he taken any time
To show you what you need to live
Tell it to me slowly. Tell you why
I really want to know
It's the time of the season for loving...

Posted by: Chris Rock at February 07, 2013 06:48 PM (e8kgV)

179 They only need to take out a few for the rest to fall in line.



Drone's will set the precedent.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 07, 2013 06:43 PM (piMMO)

Some will. Others will require reeducation - or scopolamine.

Posted by: flounder at February 07, 2013 06:49 PM (Kkt/i)

180 I don't care, Obama's my dad. Chris Rock says so.

Too bad you weren't lucky and got Shawty Lo instead.

Posted by: wth at February 07, 2013 06:49 PM (wAQA5)

181 "We need Let It Burn music."Over Thanksgiving I created a LiB playlist consisting entirely of songs with a "fire" and/or burn reference. It was inspiring.

Does your list have theses:

Disco inferno - Trampps

Fire - Pointer Sisters

Burning love - Elvis

Burning down the house - Talking Heads

Burning farm - Shonen Knife

Posted by: Decaf at February 07, 2013 06:50 PM (NmvvV)

182 177

i've seen it argued that FDR tried to cut the deficit in the late '30s and that caused a further downturn

seems impossible to get a non-ideological read on really anything these days.

Posted by: JDP at February 07, 2013 06:51 PM (60GaT)

183 When Bradley Pitt has to take a zombie gig to bring home the bacon, two things are true; the fucking industry is dead and Bradley's career is in the shitter.Posted by: Fritz at February 07, 2013 06:30 PM (WM+rJ) Nah...movie is going to be huge.300 million domestic. 500 Million International.800+ million worldwide.wait and see.
Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright


It means that zombie movies have shambled the shark.

Posted by: Decaf at February 07, 2013 06:52 PM (NmvvV)

184 172 JDp,

We've played this game before. I've yet to see period communists express admiration for Reagan.....

plenty of "fascists" were down with FDR until the bullets flew.

Try this FDR and Hitler quote and square a circle for me.....

“The United States Constitution has proven itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written”



"I have sympathy for Mr. Roosevelt, because he marches straight
toward his objectives over Congress, lobbies and bureaucracy." Hitler
went on to note that he was the sole leader in Europe who expressed
"understanding of the methods and motives of President Roosevelt."

Posted by: sven10077 at February 07, 2013 07:04 PM (LRFds)

185 well centralization can obviously be in the service of varying ideologies. paleoconservatives like to think of Lincoln as "fascist" or a "dictator" for example since he suspended habeas corpus, which is a lazy definition if you don't take into account ideology.

Posted by: JDP at February 07, 2013 07:14 PM (60GaT)

186
Papa waqs a rolling stone
wherever he laid his hat was his home

and all he left us was a drone

Posted by: trooff at February 07, 2013 07:17 PM (VvriT)

187 How many sons does Barry have, if he had sons?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 07, 2013 07:17 PM (24xGh)

188 185 JDP,

Fascist is wildly misused, in the case of the New Deal I feel it is not. I do not attack opprobrium of racial genocide intrinsically to Fascism that also is lazy every system has genocided I do note that we are once again crossing the rubicon on the government having defacto control of private industry once again through regulatory fiat and willful refusal to follow the law. Fascism is the merging of state and pet corporations.....

we're back there easily.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 07, 2013 07:26 PM (LRFds)

189 attach the opprobrium of genocide

Posted by: sven10077 at February 07, 2013 07:38 PM (LRFds)

190 "If Republicans waiver,"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by: Torqued at February 07, 2013 07:48 PM (AKS75)

191


Are you an Obama baby or a horseman baby?


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 07, 2013 07:50 PM (DAoux)

192 Obama is like my younger deadbeat brother always asking for a handout.

Posted by: Obamas brother at February 07, 2013 08:14 PM (oKH8p)

193 LIB

Posted by: Chris Rocks Daddy at February 07, 2013 08:41 PM (oKH8p)

194 Anyone looking for ammo cans, I can get them two bucks each if I buy the whole fíng pallet of them from the installation recycling office here on Fort Campbell.

Shipping from Nashville might tear you up on the deal, but I can get 'em.

Around here you can get 7.62mm cans, .50 cans, SAW cans (sometimes referred to as the "fat fifty"), and the big-ass 40mm belted cans you use for the Mk19.

Posted by: SGT Dan's Cat at February 07, 2013 09:05 PM (nranl)

195 Did not that Rock assh*le also say that Obastard was kind like "our boss?" In that case, f*ck him I quit.

Posted by: CMU VET at February 07, 2013 09:54 PM (dPSpR)

196 Spending problems are like your hair.

"Long hair, short hair … what’s the difference once the head’s blowed off”

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at February 07, 2013 09:59 PM (e8kgV)

197
well, I'll be darned! the only thing?
as for entitlements (the REAL problem)- let them, run out of money. then propose current, right now today,across the board reductions in benefits. Because that would be fair. the programs do not need to be dialed more toward a progressive structure- where a handfull of successful workers pay the social insurance premium for the rest of you lay abouts.

Posted by: wm flip at February 08, 2013 08:55 AM (lB/5N)






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