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Paul Krugman Talks Stimulus on MSNBC PT1

February 6, 2009

Once in a while Morning Joe gets a real person to come on their show of quackery and speak.  From time to time that person turns out to be someone that has an original thought. Today was that day and the man was Paul Krugman. Of course I’m just loving this since I know Joe doesn’t really care for Krugman, since he makes it a point from time to time to voice his feelings. Probably from envy and jealousy.

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I wonder if Joe, Mika or Pat thought their bullshit would really work with Krugman?  Not even close.  He refused to back down.  He feels the republicans are being a hindrance and President Obama needs to ignore them.  I agree.  Bipartisanship is being overplayed extremely.

Poor Joe, still out their trying to save the republican image.  Its just not going to happen.  The republicans at first begged to be allowed to put some of their ideas in the bill, president Obama gave them that, then the republicans complained about policies that were designed for the benefit of women, President Obama removed those.  Then President Obama met with the republicans to listen to more of their complaints concerns.  What did the republicans do after all that bipartisan out reach on the president’s part?  Well they all voted no on the stimulus then went to a retreat and celebrated having collectively voted against the bill.

Bottom line the only picture that I’m seeing is that the republicans are completely ignoring the needs of the people.  I am having a problem with the whole concept that they feel they don’t have to act under the will of the people.  I can not stress it enough that a lot of the old guards need to be replaced.  They have jobs and get paid lavishly by us while we are losing jobs and then tell us to wait.  Unbelievable and unacceptable.

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Last Post of the Night: ABC (the liberal media) is so in the tank!

February 6, 2009

Today ABC reported how our new President, Obama, dared to infer that those that receive the TARP also will have some type of pay limitation cap on their salary.  How dare President Obama state that their should be any type of limit on what any business set as their salaries.  So what if they accept the TARP money.  Those people are entitled to their millions in salary and bonuses each and every year.  So what if our economy is sinking into the abyss.  The big executives have life styles to maintain.  President Obama is infringing on capitalism and the free market damn it!  The president is doing just what we feared, trying to nationalize the banks with his arbitrary rules.  Oh..wait…sorry, excuse me, Bush already did that.

What a crock of crap these spokespeople have for an excuses for Wall Street and giving over paid bonuses to those that created this mess.  My favorite line is the excuse that if we limit salaies “the best workers will quit.”  Just where will they go?  China?  Bye.  I pretty sure there will not be many industries that they can go to in America.  How many banks have not taken money (irregardless of Bush and Paulson’s strong arm tactic)?  If those people were so good then why is our economy in the toilet?  If those same people are the best and the brightest, then there is no hope for our country.  It can not get any worst than this.

Okay, I digress, ABC decided to pretend that President Obama is living as large as any CEOs.  Read the report and have a good laugh at how our liberal media has once again proved just how unliberal they are:

In what appears to be an attempt to call Obama a hypocrite, ABC’s Scott Mayerowitz “reports” today that the President also has a “lavish lifestyle.” Under the title: “Obama’s Perks: Private Jet, Chef Tax-Free,” ABC notes that Obama earns $400,000 dollars a year and even has a private jet:

Excuse me, but where was this outrage over the president’s pay check (which is set by Congress, not the president) and use of A-Force One for protection when Bush was in office?  President Obama lives rent free?  Just like Bush did.  President Obama does not get stock options and millions of dollar bonuses.  Where is the comparison?  All this crying  over what?  President Obama is not talking about those that work in the back office and get paltry bonuses and little pay checks all year long.  I’ve worked in investment banking and not being a money maker really does not get you the big bucks.  Maybe the low end workers can get any where between $2,000 and as high as $10,000 before taxes.  Who is ABC trying to fool?  Not all of us are so ignorant.  You do not get the big bucks if your only job is working in the back office making so many thousands a year, no matter what your contribution.  President Obama is talking about those that get millions year in and year out no matter how much they are fucking up our economy with their choices (and skilled talent that continues to lead their companies and our economy in the toilet).

This is so typical of the “in-the-tank-per-the-GOP media.”  What next?  Just how long must we deal with stuck on stupid?

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Who’s Lindsey Graham Talking To?

February 6, 2009

Now what was the republicans thinking? If Lindsey Graham (right along with his counter part McCain who threw in his 2 cents) become out spoken we would…what? I’m sorry but this perpetual pleading, begging, crying, moaning, groaning and total bitching is not winning any kudos. To actually said President Obama is AWOL? WTF? After 8 years of no government, just who the hell do the republicans think they are talking to? The sheep?  Those that follow them blindly from their own bigotry, ignorance or total failure of understand government?

I don’t even need to list all that President Obama had to do to be ready, much less how much he has done since hitting the office.  No, sorry, I will not eat the grass of bull shit that the sheep feed so abundantly on.  This is extremism if ever their was a case of it.  Right now, the Taliban has nothing on the republican party.  They are trying to create their on little insurgency.

Problem?  The shit is not working.  Who’s up next?  Will they beg Bush to come out of retirement?  No, that really won’t work.  Maybe they’ll try to pay Collin Powell.  No, can’t see that happening either.  I guess all they have are these old tired  wannabe’s but couldn’t be republicans  and the so called liberal media to help their cause.

Unfortunately, that’s not going to work either.  A starving nation has no time to listen to pure bull shit.

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McCain: Now He’s the Spineless Maverick?

February 6, 2009

loser-mccainJust like he shrunk into a puppet for the wing nuts agenda during the general election, which by the way got him no where, McCain is once again trying to curry favors.  It’s so sad to see this proud man bend over trying to get his party to like him.  I mean where is the maverick now?  Lost in a sea of republican bull shit?

For shame McCain, for shame.  If that’s the stance he’s wants to take then I need to let an economist point out the real failure of FDR:

(h/t ThinkProgress.org)

It seems the great depression turned into a worst depression because the president, FDR, listened to asshole republicans tell him to stop spending on recovery and turn back to dumb ass taxes.  Now where have I heard that shit?  Hm…from our current crop of congressional and senatorial republicans, perhaps?  McCain is just coming off as totally sad and pitiful for trying to curry favors from the same bunch of jackals that didn’t like him and probably still don’t.

UPDATE:  This is so sad on top of my previous so sad above:

WASHINGTON — The Senate has killed an alternative economic stimulus plan by Sen. John McCain that would have cut income and payroll taxes but spent far less than President Obama’s plan.

The party-line 57-40 vote against McCain’s $421 billion plan came Thursday as a group of moderate Democrats and Republicans struggled to cut up to $100 billion from Obama’s version.

Who knew that we would not like McCain’s policies?  Oh yea…we did.

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Admitting Error As President: Obama vs. Bush

February 6, 2009

Nothing says President Obama and ex-president Bush are not even remotely alike than a true comparison.

On the one hand we have a new President that is willing to admit to making a mistake and owning it and tell us he owns it. On the other hand we had a weak ineffective know nothing president that could never admit to any of his wrong doings.

President Obama is so far removed from Bush that when the media try to insinuate that President Obama is anything like Bush it can only be taken as a pathetic joke.

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The Stimulus Bill — Presented by President Obama

February 6, 2009

Nothing could sell this package better then man that authored it.  President Obama gave a speech today at the U.S. Energy Department and he was brutal and wasted no time in establishing the flawed logic of the republican party.  The President also took the time to remind us (American people) that this package was created for us, not failed ideology that has been proven not to work (let’s just say the economic meltdown has given credence to that argument).  Furthermore, he also took the time to show the [republicans] childishness over nit picking in their opposition to certain components of the bill.

I think the republicans need to fully understand the simple fact that the American people do not, I repeat do not, have their backs.  Bipartisanship is being overplayed.  No one really cares if the republicans get a chance to participate.  If the republicans desire to jump on the bang wagon of getting things done, fine.  But, if they plan to continue to whine, bitch, moan and groan, then they really need to get the hell out of the process.  No one care or feel sorrow that the republicans are being left out.

Maybe its time for a petition that will hopefully help the republicans understand no one but the yahoos, idiot sheep, conservative bigoted racist and wing nuts are listening.  It’s time they start fully understood their new position.  The republicans really need to get out of the way of the American people and what we need done.

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Last Post of the Night: Closing on Two Subjects

February 5, 2009

I am going to call it a night (since I must go to work in the morning) discussing the quackery of the republicans and the media over the stimulus bill, and something I read earlier that compared President Bush sitting in a chair reading to second graders and President Obama reading to second graders.

First let me deal with the stimulus.  It is, once again, becoming embarrassing that we Americans are being portrayed as stupid.  Our new president has had the foresight to create a stimulus that covers both the short term and the long term.  Yet, we have allowed the media to voice every weak ass opposition from the republican party to an extent that the only words associated withthe stimulus bill is pork, wastful and garbage.  The media has created and promoted the acceptability of the republican –who were the ones that destroyed our economy with their trickle down non regulated nonsense — party’s premise that there is something wrong with the stimulus and that thought have infiltrated our every breath even though it is nothing more than republican regurgitated bullshit.  My question is simple… how long must we go along with this nonsense?  Until another 2 million people have lost their jobs?  Until every middle class home owner is in foreclosure?  Or, until people start dying?  When do we tell the republicans to just shut the fuck up?

The republican party have their idiot sheep (formerly known as their base) that want to continue championing the cause of stupid (since they are stupid) and they turned to the conservative owned media with their very not-really-liberal reporters to tell the American people day in and day out religiously how flawed the stimulus bill is.  Of course it doesn’t bother most of the sheep that the republicans are only arguing over less than a percent of the stimulus.  Either they are completely ignorant or so filled with bitterness they can’t recognized that they are being scammed.  It makes perfect sense to the sheep for America to stay in the toilet, after all the great one, Rush Limbaugh, told them so.  So what if the government didn’t do anything for them during a hurricane, flood, tornado, or any other natural disaster, they are sheep and proud of it.

It is, in a way, a public relations coup that the stimulus has been boiled down to, as one Hill Democrat puts it, “funding for the arts, funding for the mall, and funding to fight AIDS.” Those aspects of the legislation, as the White House points out, constitute a mere 7/100th of one percent of the entire package. Moreover, the size of the legislation is not even the most pertinent topic of debate. For many economists, the issue isn’t whether the stimulus is too large, but whether it goes far enough in producing a new economic structure instead of patching up the old one.

Critics of the recovery bill have also earned their stripes by arguing that the stimulus, by sending money to many different places, won’t be stimulative. The legislation’s authors respond that many parts of the plan serve a dual purpose: to spur the creation or retention of jobs while setting the stage for more durable markets.

As you can surmise, I have a serious problem with this current trend of adopting stupid (republican ideology) as the way to go.  After 8 years of doing nothing, I am in strong opposition of us continuing to do nothing.  Less government my ass.  After 8 years of no government — a mantra the republican party is damn proud of — and the American people being in the toilet for that ideology, I have a seriously low tolerance for listening to anyone suggesting that less government is the way to go.  I find nothing wrong with the government helping to erase the mess that a previous fucked up government created.  As a proud American, it is the height of stupidity to note that we have groups and organization that will reach out to save cockroaches, but on the other hand have groups and organization that will balk at saving another human being.  It is quite ironic that if the government dare reach out and help its people it is immediately considered to be socialism.  How utterly stupid in concept and intelligence.  Where is the logic in saying you want to save an unborn fetus, but when it comes to giving health care to the already born you will fight such a concept tooth and nail? It gives such meaning to our humanitarian efforts to know that we will send money to help the poor of another country while pissing on our own poor with every excuse we can dig up.

The whole concept of the republican party is dead and it is their sheep that they play their sick song to.  They need someone, any fucking body, to help champion their cause of we love you but its about big business only (under the guise of free market and capitalism).  I can understand the yahoos (goodness knows their bigotry and racism has blinded them), but what about the rest of us?  There are so many key committees that we can get involved with to help push the stimulus through.  Here are just a few.  But there are so many more.  We do not have to stand for this shit just because the non-bias (non liberal) media are trying to tell us, with their counterpart the republicans, what to do.

The Democratic beast have been released in other ways.  Its not so much that all of are extremist, but we are in love with our country and right is right and wrong is very much wrong.  We want justice and a sense of fairness for paying our taxes and living by the rules.  The shit the republicans are currently perpetrating have not one thing to do with fair or justice (only big business — fuck that).

My other subject of choice is due to what I can only surmise is the media’s way of trying to assist President Bush rewrite his legacy.  How…HOW can any one compare Bush sitting in a chair reading to second graders a book about goats while New York was being attacked to President Obama reading to second graders while not a fucking thing was happening, but Daschel bowing out of being the Health Czar.  Such comparisons is beyond logic and comprehension.  There is absolutely unequivalently no fucking comparison.  I am getting sick and tired of this Bush comparison that President Obamamust go through with the conservative owned so called liberal media.  There is nothing fair or balance in that comparison.  It is pure bullshit.  I live in New York and the two don’t even come fucking close.  When Bush was sitting on his, I don’t know what the fuck to do ass, I watched my world being destroyed.  When President Obama was sitting on his ass, not ONE REAL TERRORIST ATTACK was taking place.  So my question to this nonsense is simply WTF?  Are we really going to allow the conservatively owned non liberal media to call the shots on our common sense and intelligence?

I think MSNBC just compared President and Mrs. Obama’svisit with second graders yesterday to My Pet Goatand 9/11. But I’m not 100 percent certain. At around 9:20 a.m. eastern, Tamron Hall threw to Contessa Brewer who said:

CONTESSA BREWER: Tamron, this was something of a flashback for many of us. As his nominee for Health Secretary was going down, the first couple paid a surprise visit to a DC charter school to read a book to children. It was a trip that was planned, but not announced. After the book, the president took questions from boys and girls who are the same age as his daughter, seven-year-old Sasha.You make the call, but I’m pretty sure Brewer compared the event yesterday to My Pet Goat.

UPDATE:Maureen Dowd did it too. Eric Boehlert quotes Dowd:

On 9/11, President Bush learned of disaster while reading “The Pet Goat” to grade-school kids. On Tuesday, President Obama escaped from disaster by reading “The Moon Over Star” to grade-school kids.Sweet merciful crap. So Tom Daschle withdrawing his nomination for HHS is like a terrorist attack in which 3,000 people were killed. And President Obama reading to school children while Daschle withdraws is just like Bush’s frozen state of torpor while Americans were dying in New York.

Very serious! I’m so glad the New York Times and MSNBC are in the tank for Obama.

I don’t fucking think so.  The media is currently operating on the premise that we are center right.  I don’t think so.  If such was the case McCain and empty headed Palin would be who we were talking about.  Just like the republicans will find out when its time for a vote again that the American people are not so forgiven; especially to a group that think they can step all over us to support their nonproductive agenda.  As I so boldly stated a few days ago, the time is growing closer for pink slips to be given out.  We must remove the cancer we call our republican lawmakers, senators and congress and show them what the hell we are made of, and it isn’t center-right.

It is pathetic and pitiful to note that the so called liberal media gave Bush, who completely destroyed our world, a pass.  But now dare to say that they will be more critical where President Obama is concerned.  Translated that means that every non impactful moment of President Obama’s life will be critiqued.  Please.  Media don’t play concerned citizen now; especially if what you are reporting is in the category of bull shit.