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Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:27 | 1483161 Spirit Of Truth
Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:39 | 1483233 Cole Younger
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+10

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:25 | 1483361 tom a taxpayer
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How about Hammer Time mob dance: beginning 20 seconds into video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwzN4633mpI

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:00 | 1483554 Zero Govt
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it's like musical chairs only when the music stops Dem's and Rep's join hands together, honour amoung thieves and all that, and kick the can

the Reps can't stop their parasitical sponsors feeding at the trough of productive society and nor can the Dems.. both have a Gentlemens Agreement (honour amongst thieves and all that) they don't knock chunks out of each others budgets for each others parasites.. hence stalemate, budget cut impasse, and the spending goes on and on and on . . . 

men far too wise to ever join the thieving stinking cackle of politics have been predicting for years Washington will always kick the can because politicians are too spineless and always take the 'politically expedient' (easiest) option.. this is a play unfolding in all the old cliches and farce and right on script for sure

Boehner is as predictible and pathetic a man as any actor clown of political theatre ever has been, as is Obumma

One day soon the music is going to stop and their combined size 19 clown boots are not going to be big enough for a can now too large and filled with debt to kick anymore

your choice is to sit on your lazy arses and wait for that day of ultimate destruction to arrive or bring that day fast-forward before the debt spirals ever futher. What can you do to to play your part, the one other than the pretence of 'powerless victims' you kid yourselves with? Simply Stop Paying Your Taxes

..until then laugh all you want at this toxic farce, but the custard pies flying are hitting you lot in the faces too as you're funding these dirty rotten clowns wages and the entire parasitical theatre that is Govt through your tax payments

if you think they're stupid get a load of you lot paying the ticket prices

Zero Tax = Zero Govt

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:08 | 1483640 darkstar7646
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Hope you are very well-armed, sir. You're going to kill off 20-40% of the US population straight away, and there's no reason for them not to take some more with them!

You don't get it -- many of these programs are solely designed to prevent people from stealing weapons, breaking down your door, killing you, raping your spouse, and taking everything.

Thing is: You're seeing it, in some smaller forms, already with the flash-mob robbers.

Here's the kicker: There finally are enough people in this country who openly wish to exterminate the unproductive, come what may afterward -- that's part of the essence of the Tea Party movement, or at least what it's become now.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:32 | 1483739 Zero Govt
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Darkstar

The Tea Party, like Ron Paul, are dummer than mud. They want a slimmed down Govt wrapped around a piece of paper called The Consitution. Well they've got a big Govt wrapped around that piece of paper, plus 1,000 other pieces of paper (Laws) and where has it got 'em? ..nowhere

That's because the problem with Govt is it is a mononoply (of authority) in society. You do not solve a problem caused by a monopoly system by making the monoply smaller. America has a serious problem, like Europe, with problem solving. Every new group of problem solvers are just as retarded as the last

Every 'problem' of centering decision-making is 'solved' by Ron Paul replacing it with another self-centered decision making structure. The actual problem is politicians are the problem. There's never in the history of this stiking career path been a good one. You think Ron Paul is the white knight? I think he stinks like all the rest.

I donpt want to be 'Saved' by somone else. I can live my own life thanks. I'm an adult. You want Ron Paul to save you, or maybe you're holding out for Jesus Christ? You want Govt to provide you with Police to save you from criminals that a rarer than hens teeth while the structure you support kills and impoverishes (robs) more people than all the crimnls combined in history.  

You want someone to represent you? Why don't you fuking grow up and be an adult and do it yourself. 

You're concerned about 40% of the populace being State-dependents? Er, isn't the State dependency the problem? Why are so many Americans unemployed? Have you thought it's because of the systematic destruction of wealth by Govt? Had all those military-industrial budgets and social security and healthcare budgets not been pissed away (wealth destruction) and instead left in peoples pockets for more productive uses do you think you'd have more unemployed or less???

Who do you think is throttling free markets, destroying efficiency and destroying all the wealth? There is your answer to unemployment

"The Quality of Thinking that Govt Us Here, is not the Quality of Thinking Needed to Get Us Out" (Einstein)

You are living proof of a brain living (pickled) in a box. As is Pro-State Ron Pauls. Yes he has free (competitive) market ideals on money and banking. But he's still sold on the State, a central authority. He promotes the competition mechanism on one hand and the monopolist State institutiion on the other! 

A monopoly of authroity in society is the very enemy of freedom and competition. It's like water and oil, they do not mix. This is why the State has always been the enemy of the people and freedom. Please try to resolve your problems by adressing the systemic problems, not by rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:37 | 1483771 darkstar7646
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Let me see if I'm reading you right:

The only way to solve unemployment is to reduce the unemployed, since the State you hate so much is what keeps them alive?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:40 | 1483779 Zero Govt
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the way to resolve unemployment is to put productive wealth to best use

the cause of unemployment is the destruction of productive wealth, the biggest destroyer being Govt

are you getting this Economics 101 class now?

 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:01 | 1483857 darkstar7646
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There is no such thing as "productive wealth" in this country anymore without a complete reset and a demolition of all that is unproductive.

It's like the "One Dollar Of Capital" I read on Karl Denninger's blog -- there isn't one dollar of unencumbered capital in this entire country at this point!

You can't put productive wealth to any use without ensuring it'll actually get into the position where it actually physically can, and good luck getting to work when the benefits stop for the rest!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 23:19 | 1484013 Zero Govt
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again you've no idea where wealth (productivity) comes from because like your liberal pickled, mass-media garbage, State (un)educated brain nobodies informed you 

Productivity (wealth) comes from 3 sources: Energy (oil, gas, coal), Agriculture (farming plants, forests, livestock and fishing) and Resources (industrial production of Earths elements such as iron ore, copper etc)

America has all 3 sources of mans wealth coming out of its ears...  the reason it's not spewing out of all parts of America (as it was 100 yrs ago when the State was only 2% of GDP) is firstly because the free (productive) market is being strangled by the US Govt and its parasite cartels and secondly because wealth has been systematically destroyed by the US Govt, sucked out of productive peoples/businesses pockets, over years and decades and not invested in productive enterprises

the unemployment cues are a direct product of the US Govts destructive efforts and parasitical consumption of private wealth

Remove the State and you remove all barriers to the free (productive) market working and all the protection rackets rigged by the US Govt for the cartels and monopolists. America is highly productive, just get the bunch of fuking monkeys off its back and see what happens

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 23:22 | 1484071 Elliott Eldrich
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Close but no cigar...

There are three ways to create wealth: You can mine it out of the ground, you can grow it (or harvest that which has already grown,) and you can manufacture wealth by adding value to that which has been mined, grown or harvested. The problem is that we were conned into thinking that we could have $50 VCR's without it costing us something significant, like our manufacturing base. There's plenty of third-world countries that export raw resources, while Japan has few natural resources. Which is richer? Why?

And what country is the one that has the biggest surplus of wealth now? China. The country that became "the manufacturing floor of the world" is now rapidly becoming the wealthiest country in the world. Gee, who could have seen that coming?

You want to put the unemployed to work? You want to have the US create wealth again? Bring back tariffs, get rid of every treaty that gives our jobs away, and you'll see a new era of growth and opportunity for America.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 00:17 | 1484203 darkstar7646
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One, I don't think he wants the unemployed to work -- I think he would rather have the violent reset (him being an anarchist and all), and hope he survives it. Good luck to him!

The problem is that you'd have to have a fairly full reset (including a Jubilee, new currency, and some way to keep order until/if things restabilize) to get any of this to work. As things stand now, no one is going to be able to buy anything of value that these new jobs would make!

One of the main reasons China is now the #1 country in the world and we are headed to an Oriental Century.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 00:51 | 1484277 Zero Govt
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Elliott

you appear to have copied my 3 sources of wealth, removed 1 (energy) making 2 only!! Close but no cigar (in fact a stub in the eye for removing energy and not copying my list verbatim). BTW what happened to Energy as a wealth sector?

next hair to split with you is you don't add wealth by "adding value". Take 3 base agri priducts such as corn, meat and potatoe and manufacture it into a Cornish Pasty. You are not adding wealth, you are adding cost (ie. base materials $2.00 into a pasty retailed at $5.00). The pasty is then consumed, its $2 of wealth produced costing the consumer $5)

That's different to 1 unti of iron ore and 1 unit of energy made into a Combine Harvester which is a productive tool, saving the farmer days of physical work. The machine increases agri' productivity (less time and energy consumed to harvest more).

The management-speak "adding value" is a weasel word for adding margin (profits). Generally found providing illusory value (ie. branding) to the consumer in my opinion. But adding value as i demonstrated above is not adding wealth, it's adding cost to the consumer.

For example a Hyundai micro car costs $9k and a top brand like Mini costs $14k. We can argue the merits that they're not the same car but in truth its pretty similar. The consumer is paying through the nose (50% more). But that is the consumers choice and their wealth to spend or fritter away on what they please. But don't think for a minute the added value of the Mini or any other item is added wealth. It ain't 

Yes China is heading toward being the wealthiest because of manufacturing (industrialisation) the same steps for all nations to 'arrive'. But you blinker the debate to think because one nation is doing well others must surely lose. BS

Wealth creation is limitless. It is limited by knowledge and creativity both of which are limitless

American producitivity has been destroyed by Govt, its cartels and elite parasitical families. The producitivity that would be released without Govt strangling American enterprise is limitless. So too the worlds.

Finally you think the resolution to Americas problems (caused by too much State interference) is more State interference (tariffs and import controls). You have learnt zero about Govt tariffs which have all been harmful not helpful to industry and the country itself. The free market regulates itself (for Free). Govt regulation is always vandalism by any measure.

If you want to see tariffs at work study the USSR and how that 'helped' local industry compete with the freer West (hint: it didn't). Take a look at the Russian car industry versus the Wests over the same period and see if Russia created more jobs orproduced a better product because of tariffs protecting their industry from competition

The free market works and regulates itself (for free). The State is a sorry fuking joke from every angle. You cannot better the free market, period.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 14:20 | 1485109 Lowest Common D...
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I think your model of anarchism is hopelessly flawed and short sighted.  You've seized on the notion that a government by the people, for the people and of the people is "a sorry fucking joke".  But, after drowning that government in the proverbial bathtub, I believe you'd be aghast to find that unfettered corporate might-makes-right fascism would quickly reduce you and your's to a decidedly serflike status.  If we're gonna drown the government, we gotta take down the authoritarian corporations first.  Getting this order of engagment right is very important, and will decide what kind of world our children will live in.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 14:45 | 1485166 darkstar7646
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The problem is that the violence which would come at some point in the equation would (in his opinion) flush much of the non-productiveness out of the system.

Whether he's right or he's wrong is yet to be really determined.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 00:11 | 1484183 darkstar7646
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Energy, Ag, and Resources, huh?

This is where you have to leave your standard Econ and understand that you live in an entirely different world than you were taught.

This is one of the reasons the nationalization of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac was so devastating -- it blew up the ability to continue to "roll" the situation. You have to understand that there has to be someplace that you can even comprehend that the debt could be paid back for it to be even marketable. That place, until Fannie/Freddie, was the derivatives market and a total exposure of about $1,000,000,000,000,000.

Blow that all up, and the last three years are the result.

America has exceedingly little of much of those three parts unless you enslave the labor to change the mechanics by which the first and second are done, and somehow are able to get what you need of the third from the rest of the world. "Full Spectrum Dominance", did PNAC call it? It was a _resource grab_!

Remove the State, and you basically (and there are those in this country who would like to see this) enslave the populace for about two bowls of gruel and one hour of American Idol every day.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 00:36 | 1484247 worms eye view
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I junked you because your simplistic view is insulting and the ad hominem attacks show your ignorance.  If you like the Tea Party and Ron Paul or not they are trying to change the course of this country within the system.  If a different viewpoint upsets you then that is great!  Welcome to America..or what's left of it.  Our first amendment gives you, the TP, and the Honorable RP the right to voice an opinion.  Juvenile attacks help the dancing with the....crowd.

Now to your comments:

Paragraph one: ad hominem attack followed by unspecified and undefined pieces of paper.  If you are an American then these papers were enacted by YOUR elected representatives, be they dead or alive, 1913 or 2011.

Paragraph two:  Please explain how leadership can be defined as anything but a monopoly.  The whole point of a leader is to take charge and make decisions for those they lead.  Perhaps this concept is difficult to understand for some so here so here is an easy way to understand it:  Leaders lead, followers follow.  If you don't like the leaders, replace them.

Paragraph three:  ad hominem attack and opinion (good job on the opinion except you give no reason for the reader to believe you).

Para....whatever, I've wasted enough time on you.  If you found ZH you can't be completely brain dead.  Think, question, think again, and then respond.  Or just have another drink and troll on.

That's how a worm sees it.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:42 | 1483783 Totin
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"There finally are enough people in this country who openly wish to exterminate the unproductive, come what may afterward -- that's part of the essence of the Tea Party movement, or at least what it's become now."

BS. Stop watching PMSNBC and stop drinking the Kos Kool Aid. As hardwaorking taxpayers we would like to wean you off of the government tit and have you become productive members of society.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:04 | 1483871 darkstar7646
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And for those who are just deemed too violent or crazy or disabled to continue?

Your solution is all-but-certainly Logan's Run, but as a "viability test" -- if you aren't "productive" by the age of X, see ya.

Let's put it this way: The last job I had, I had two Federal agents escort me out when I was fired, because my supervisor was certain I was going to kill her. I made no threat to her -- when I walked out of the office on my final shift before they changed the locks, I was angry at myself for doing the same thing for which she fired another employee the same day!

If you truly believe that, Totin, you're going to have to have me shot. Simple -- as -- that.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:11 | 1483886 hedgeless_horseman
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As hardwaorking taxpayers we would like to wean you off of the government tit and have you become productive members of society.

I praise your sanity, Sir.  I pray your vision comes to fruition.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:13 | 1483894 darkstar7646
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If it does, welcome to USA, population somewhere between 180-240 million. Probably fewer than that.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 00:50 | 1484273 worms eye view
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Excellent, now you are getting the picture.  Now look up carrying capacity.  Factor in unsustainable increases in carrying capacity, and water consumption (make things easy and just research the USA).  Now factor in how many people actually want to work for a living, not a wealthy existence, but a living.  Have you ever worked a farm?  Would you if you or your family’s survival depended on it?  Instead of buying Ipads and flashy cars maybe you can convince all your non-wage earner friends to focus on reality.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 12:44 | 1484864 Conrad Murray
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And after you've looked all that up, check out UN Agenda 21 and Executive Order 13575.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 14:49 | 1485174 darkstar7646
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WEW: The reality, frankly, is that more than a few of us (and I include myself in that equation) never should've been born in the first place.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:43 | 1483792 slowsmile
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Zero Govt gets it, whereas darkstar7646 doesn't. If you carry on kicking the goddamn can, supporting the corporatists and financialists and blabbing politics, this will create an even bigger bust for America later on. darkstR7646 cries that the government is only trying to maintain law and order and that we need this.

But when it gets to the final stage, people will perhaps realize that they've not only been lied to and robbed -- they've also been duped bigtime. At that point, people will no longer put their hand over their hearts and pleg allegiance to the US Government. Instead, these confused people will have clear vision and will suddenly know and realize that their own patriotism towards government has necessarily morphed into simple personal and desperate family survival.

And that is also the moment when the government will become an overt dictatorship.

 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:10 | 1483859 Zero Govt
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Slowsmile

don't "wait" for the Govt to become a dictatorship... it is designed to be a dictatorship right from the Get-Go. It is a monopoly power structure, a monopoly of authority in society. It is systematically identical to a Dictatorship, from the same blueprint, designed by the same (monopolists) hand

as ive said above the problem in Western society is a problem of problem solving and thinking. We go from one monopoly authority debacle (US healthcare) and someone thinks setting up another monopoly administered authority is the 'solution'.

Nobody can think out of the box, the blinkered liberal belief we need to rest our authority as citizens in some bunch of old farts behind desks in ivory towers. When one ivory tower collapses the cretins come along and erect another in its place 

Ron Paul (bless him) falls into one of my 2 categories for politicians, 'The Idealist' (nice ideas but dim) category. He's learnt the free market ideals but thinks (he doesnt think actually) a smaller State is also part of the solution wrapped around another of his idealistic loves, The Constitution. No monopoly (like Govt) wrapped around any piece of paper will ever produce anything but crap. Monopolies produce crap from all orifices, be they private or public monopolies.

Paul is long idealism but short thinking. He's right competition and the free market is the way to economic performance and wealth but still pushes a monopoly institution like Govt for everything else. He just hasn't 'got it' and maybe never will 

Only a free society and free markets work on all problems to find effective productive solutions.. Paul thinks the State adhering to a piece of paper will work.. he's beyond delusional, he already has a State and a piece of paper and it doe not work and never will 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:08 | 1483876 darkstar7646
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You're right, and FDR realized it when he created the New Deal (else the Bonus Army, et. al, would've overthrown him) and Nixon did when he expanded many of the programs (else the riots in the 60's would've probably had us out to lunch before he was ousted from office).

Let me put it this way: You have a state right now where about a third of the entire 7-12 population has been thrown out of school (out of school suspension/expelled) at least once. (Texas -- report was in the NYT Tuesday), and double that number if you toss in in-school suspensions.

The cheese stops, you lose order instantaneously. If the August 3 checks are disrupted, you will have COG by August 4 or 5. Take it from a person who has seen what many of these people will do -- they'll rob you without a second freaking thought!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:25 | 1483918 Zero Govt
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Darkstar

the biggest lie ever told was we need Govt. 

Here's the truth: society is a self-reguating mechanism. No Govt, governing, Police, Law, regulators required. Zippo. Society can sort itself out (it does if you take time to clear our liberal hed-fuked heads of ideology and just look around at day-to-day reality.

Don't believe me? Look outside at nature. No Govt there. A flock of birds, herd of cattle, hill of ants all are 'lawless' societies by Liberal academic dogma definition. But in reality they interact and behave exactly as humans behave together. We are afterall animals, bred from the same genetic stock

We have never needed a central authority or other adults sitting behind desks to tell us how to live. All progress, economic and social, have been private endeavours. Govt comes along years later, cocks its leg, pisses on it to marker its territory and sets up a Dept for it

Every problem we have in society now is a product of Govt meddling and destruction. Look at the shambles of US property, the bankrupt toxic mess of healthcare, the unemplyment cues. These are all a direct product of Govts decade long sucking of productive wealth out of society to piss down the toilet on unproductive idealogoy (defence, socialism etc)

The solution to our problems is not more Govt but no Govt... if there's a brief kick-off in social anger in the change phase from a rotten rigged monopolised society to a free society so be it. Let's get cracking 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 23:06 | 1484035 wisefool
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If I did not know better, I'd say you were the inspiration for the character Al Swearengen from HBOs series deadwood. One of the last places the government had to fight to take hold in the Continental USA.

Because nobody owns any part of this earth, there has to be some guiding principles, and they do have to be administered, otherwise we get right back to feudalism for exactly 25 years Price Waterhouse Coopers, Moody's, S&P, Nobel Peace Prizes, etc.

then another Khan shows up and undoes all the "king making".

Rock on brother. I can appreciated bailing straw for the good doctor even when the sun ain't shining. He'd help you or your kin in the middle of the night too.

Limited government. Sound Money. Fair taxation. Debt is fine, but it must be paid back.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 23:32 | 1484093 Zero Govt
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Wisefool

"..there has to be some guiding priniciples.." how are your Laws doing? The more Laws (Rules) produced the more lawless society is becoming (see US Govt who produces the most rules also trampling over the most rules; illegal wars; covering up fraud and lies etc etc). How is you Constitution doing? If it's anything like the EU Constitution it's also being trampled over.

You are the ultimate sucker (as the sheeple are). You see the failure of all the Rules around you and what do you want? Another set of rules. No "guiding principles" as you say. Tell me if you want Copper only to be mined between 9am and 5pm and I want to mine 24/7 what are you going to do? Afterall you want to apply one of your rules on other people. Welcome to the furst step on the rung of Totalitarism (socialism, Marxism, fascism, Statism)

You piss on freedom and free society/markets because you just can't resist being a little Hitler yourself, however mild (liberal) you think you are. You want society to reflect your own values. Why should any adult be nannied by your rules? Why canpt large sectors of society mind their own fuking business, get on with their own lives, and let a free society have 100 different ways of skinning a cat rather than one farty old dog insist there's Only One Way, my way? 

You are part of the (liberal) cancer killing society and free markets. You always think there's a solution in a new set of Rules when every set of Rules in history has never ever worked (fact). In fact the more rules there are the more lawless society is. Too many people like yourself are delusional because you cannot deal with reality. That reality is rules do not work and have never worked, only freedom works

Mind your own business

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 00:23 | 1484214 darkstar7646
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Actually, it's because the laws are inconsistently applied (I could be killed tomorrow, and, if the person who did it had enough standing in society, they'd be lauded for it!) and that we are hopelessly unable to deal with much more than lone-attacker scenarios. (Which see the streets of Chicago.)

If I have your brand of freedom, I have freedom to eliminate those I do not wish to continue to breathe. You don't want that.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 12:50 | 1484883 Conrad Murray
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Look out everyone! The big bad internet tough girl is gonna kill off all her enemies if totalitarianism doesn't reign supreme.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 00:14 | 1484191 darkstar7646
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OK, say we do get rid of government?

How do you stop me from killing you for what you have? (And, then, so as we are without loss of generality, how do you stop someone else from doing the same??)

You're basically an anarchist -- and there's a reason that many who have called themselves such have a bad name: because their aims are actually to "f*ck sh*t up".

Society, in no way, is a self-regulating mechanism, and what has been going on over the course of the last couple of years indicates why -- society DESIRES DISORDER, especially if it's to the benefit of those it deifies.

You had better be very well armed and "get cracking" first. You might want to start with someone like me.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 07:41 | 1484327 Zero Govt
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Darkstar

again i'd say look at reality (much more often) and less of your hed-fuked liberal brain filled with delusions and in fact lies of what Govt is and what it does. Look at facts more, not fantasy or the fabrications officals come out with to justify their continued existence. So now in answer the questions you pose, which you could answer yourself as i've done just by looking at reality all around and not the snake oil officials lay down for you to swallow;

"How do you stop me from killing you for what you have? (And, then, so as we are without loss of generality, how do you stop someone else from doing the same??" Nothing's stoping you toping me or me topping you except our own inate animal instincts we're part of a hurd. Nothing is stopping either of us and we're under YOUR Govt system. That's the system that lies and says the Law and State Police will protect you. Prevention of crime is an absolute bollocks. No Law or Police has ever prevented any crime from happening. You are not protected. Period.

If someone wants to top someone they can, Govt is no cure for violence, how could it be it's the most vilent and well-armed organism on the planet. The only thing any system can do AFTER the crime is what's very loosely called 'justice'. Justice is nothing more honourable than simple retribution. Your wonderful Judicial System should be called The Retribution & Revenge System. And how good is it at that? Well it's the most pompous, convuleted, time-consuming sack of crap you could ever imagine. Like all Western Institutions it has bloated into a sack of self-important pomp, an industry only keen to enrich itself and award itself status. It really is a terribly fatuous and expensive way to deliver revenge

How would my free society 'justice' system work then? Well Numero Uno it's FREE. No senile old Judges, no armies of useless paper pushing court crones. No teams of fee earning snakes (lawyers) who if they know you've money in your account will bat too and fro with the opposing legal team until they empty your wealth into their own pockets (lawyers have zero interest in justice, only the fee earning and reputational side of your case)

Charles Dickens (Novelist and Law Court Reporter), "The business of English Law is to promotoe the business of English Law" 

If you want to see how my absolutely free to run free society system works (which it does better than your tragically pompous, overly complex and expensive Govt revenge system) take a look out your window at nature.. a flock of birds, a herd of buffalo. We behave in the same way, we have the exact same inherent social rules as nature. We can sort matters out all by ourselves. We don't need no pile of pompous expensive useless crap to do our bidding (which it doesn't do anyway)

You say society is not as a i claim a "self regulating mechanism"... how did we get here post-2 million years without the Police and Govt? The Police was effectively invented out of thin air 100 years ago. Until then people/society did it themselves (ie. it was free). 

Take a look once again at reality: most private business have their own Police. Clubs, warehouses. offices, shopping malls etc have their own security. Why? Because your beloved State Police are useless garbage. Useless if you report a crime but brilliant at robbing you with petty fines. The State is not protector of you against criminals (its justification of its job it is bloody useless at), it robs you and the rest of the herd with petty pickpocketing.

Whe you have a car accident you sort it out with the other person via your insurance companies. Job done. No ttnot enough for the State, it wants to take you to court and deliver you extra retribution and rob (fine) you. What way does the State adding costs and hysteria to an accident help anywhere or any thing?

I'm not an anarchist or want to fuk sh*t up. I want order, social order. The most destructive organism in society is not criminals but the State. It destroys the most wealth, breaks the most Laws (anarchy) carries out the most crimnal behaviour, including war, theft of peoples money on a massive scale, abuses peoples freedom, ruins business, creates the most havoc

Stop looking around the world with the blinkers the liberals gave you and the BS ideas the State gave you. Take a loo at actual mechanical reality and how it plays out. How many civilians have criminals killed this year? Now compare that to the death toll of the State illegal foreign wars. How much money have the criminal freternity robbed this year? Now compare that to the robbery (tax) of the State

Whe you look at those numbers in the cold light of day, not some delusional liberal idealogical dream world your head is pickled in, come back for a  chat

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 14:59 | 1485218 darkstar7646
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Strongly disagree with much of this.

With the government, there's at least something out there which is a barrier between us and animalistic conduct. In fact, quite the opposite: Now that the government is effectively beginning to fail, you are seeing (at this point smaller) "herds" enacting violence which the failing government (and it's assignees) are, to varying degrees, powerless to stop.

You're right about the justice system, but the problem is that, at least with a government in place, people know the revenge/retribution is there -- and with an increasing number of people knowing that is about the ONLY thing stopping the population from such violence...

I mean, my stand on much of this is, if you believe that the debt ceiling and the like should not be raised, GOOD LUCK GETTING TO WORK WHEN THE CHECKS STOP. I've heard one characterization say that the cities would openly become free-fire zones within hours. THIS is what happens when government fails and you fall to anarchy.

And no, your free justice system is not free at all. Cost of guns and ammo, number one. Number two, you basically live in fear of just about everyone else. Real "free" system there.

How did we get here without police and a government? We didn't! Every real societal system before us had just that -- maybe not one as we know it, but it had one just the same!

Actually, you have the reach of security backwards -- the reason it is continuing to reach is the exact animalistic behavior government is designed to prevent. The problem is, for certain people, it is actually PROMOTING it.

I'll tell you what: Compare that death toll of the State in illegal foreign wars to the death toll here if/when the government fails... I assure you, all commerce goes full-stop in your scenario.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 15:08 | 1484635 whstlblwr
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"Don't believe me? Look outside at nature. No Govt there. "

OK, can't take idiot blather anymore. Yes, look outside at nature, in flock you see leader who most competitive who get best seed, best mate. All other base behavior on leader and follow leader lead. Nature have rule of law. Nature IS laws and government.

I think this blog full of uneducated, who not study laws of nature or man or history. Best thing for you uneducated prejudice is to get education you learn importance of law, of VOTING. The exploiters like better you think voting not important so you stay at home spinning in crazy head and building reserves to steal or arrest you.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:54 | 1484003 Chuck Walla
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Wonderful analysis. It only works when evrybody gets a taste, no favorites.  All noses in.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:41 | 1483513 trav7777
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can someone synopsize?  Was it that Obama was :45 late to the meeting just one too many times?

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 08:02 | 1484353 snowball777
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Give it a rest, skinhead.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:29 | 1483727 rajat_bhatia
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You guys, the indian metals exchange opens up on saturday, what do you guys suggest i should do? i hold Copper Shorts as of now...

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:38 | 1483774 victor82
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If it's gold...buy it.

If it's paper... run like a Jew from Heydrich.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:23 | 1483164 Tortfeasor
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When did Boehner turn black and start pitching for Allstate.  Oh, nvm...

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:26 | 1483172 koaj
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I say fuck you Jobu. I do it myself

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:52 | 1483280 Shell Game
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Is that you Pedro Cerrano?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:03 | 1483331 Rahm
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Too high.  Too high.  What do you mean it's too high?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:08 | 1483351 Shell Game
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How's your wife and my kids?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:40 | 1483509 j0nx
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haha i loved that line.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:26 | 1483171 lolmao500
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He still said ``we need to raise the debt ceiling``...

What about YOU DON'T RAISE IT.

Boehner will cave in like the sellout he is.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:30 | 1483186 Sudden Debt
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SSSTTTTT.... I'm watching the screenplay.

 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:34 | 1483206 sunnydays
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He sure did!  But it was classic relating that the White House is like a "Bowl of Jello"!  I bet they are not too pleased about being referred to jello there. 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:05 | 1483340 Atomizer
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Kenyan flavored jello.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:07 | 1483347 knukles
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Less offensive than fried chicken and watermellon for God's sake.

"Has there been any permanent damage to your relationship with the president?" 
"Oh fuck no, we're gonna go camping in the nude area with a small 2 man at Camp David when this is all done."

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:03 | 1483612 SoCalBusted
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how about bill cosby jello chocolate pudding

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:40 | 1483234 Conrad Murray
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Boehner will cave in like the sellout he is.

Exactly. Anyone who thinks there will be a meaningful default, or the debt ceiling won't be raised, is an idiot. This is just like the Casey Anthony trial, pointless drama meant to keep the debt slaves entertained.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:02 | 1483322 Yancey Ward
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Then I been screwed, damnit!!  I was not entertained!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:40 | 1483782 victor82
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Here, let me translate a popular American acronym:

B.O.H.I.C.A.!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:09 | 1483647 darkstar7646
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I would openly suggest going to your local welfare office and start scoping out people you're going to have to shoot.

(And I'm not talking the workers either -- I'm talking the recipients.)

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:45 | 1483798 Lowest Common D...
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You would, if you weren't a tremoring coward

standing ready to vilify the poor

for what the banksters did to your nation

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:10 | 1483881 darkstar7646
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LCD: I think you have it backwards. I'm one of the people you'd probably have to shoot!

The point is: You are NOT going to reduce this deficit in the manner in which desired without openly endangering a significant portion of this population, and it WILL push back hard.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:17 | 1483688 Dr. No
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When ever boehner speak about fiscal responsibility, I just think about his tearful plea to pass TARP. He is a good old boy GOP. Not tea party.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:44 | 1483794 bigkahuna
Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:51 | 1483813 Dr. No
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Thank for that. The old saying, "there are two things you should never seen made: sausage and legislation". At least with sausage you can have an enjoyable meal after it is made.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:19 | 1483897 hedgeless_horseman
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First time to have watched that video...now I am going to go throw up.

 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:23 | 1483921 Dr. No
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It's a modern classic. I make it a point to never forget that clip. As I wise in years, I have become a one issue voter. If you voted for tarp, I don't vote for you.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:31 | 1483943 hedgeless_horseman
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I vote a straight Won and Done ticket...out with all of the encumbants.

Is there video of this?

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally.

 

Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.

 

America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

 

                                                          -Senator Barack Hussein Obama

 

                                                            Voting AGAINST raising the debt ceiling in 2006

 

 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:37 | 1483967 Dr. No
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The debt limit law has always been a political law. It flutters in the direction of the wind. Bent as needed for political gain. This is why I find such comedy in these most recent events. It is a product of their own doing. They are getting pinche'd by their own creation.

The debt ceiling law is an artificial price control. Like the fed funds rate. The real debt ceiling is when no one will loan them money. Instead of free market we get this comedy. Enjoy.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:43 | 1483978 hedgeless_horseman
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The real debt ceiling is when no one will loan them money.

I disagree.  Few are willing to loan money, now, to the US.  QE2, QE Lite, and stealth QE float the treasury auctions.  

The real debt ceiling is hit when the oil producers stop accepting the petrol dollar because our military cannot protect them from their own people.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:26 | 1483174 andybev01
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Umm...isn't causing harm to our economy considered 'terrorism' or something like that, by the most recent definition?

Can we send these two on a global 'time-out' to Gitmo until this is settled?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:26 | 1483175 slaughterer
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My god, this country is a disaster.  

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:37 | 1483219 Bay of Pigs
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On that note, it's time for a cocktail...

Happy Aloha Friday. Enjoy your weekend. Get away from this garbage.

 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:47 | 1483268 caerus
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long balvenie...take two...aaaand...action!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:56 | 1483292 Shell Game
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++  Best advice on the thread.  cheers!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:10 | 1483356 caerus
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and to you sir...salud!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:44 | 1483255 Spirit Of Truth
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Yep.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:27 | 1483177 Dr. Engali
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Translation : there is nobody left to buy our debt. Obummer and I will keep this charade up until Benny boy can get the presses fired up.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:27 | 1483178 Sudden Debt
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WANK WANK WANK WANK...

 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:29 | 1483185 mynhair
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Calm down, SD.  Just keep looking at that pic with you in the hot chick's bosom.

I do.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:28 | 1483184 slaughterer
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Boner wants it HIS WAY.  Obama wants it HIS WAY.  We do not get it OUR WAY: WE WANT DEFAULT.  

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:32 | 1483198 Sudden Debt
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whatever... I'm turning in. It's late over here.

and FYI I told the misses we're going to do it MY WAY!

 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:56 | 1483288 Use of Weapons
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Unless she's Brazilian, I foresee a night on the couch there tiger.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:09 | 1483354 knukles
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Dude!  One of the SEC girls? 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:35 | 1483493 goldsaver
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Hmmm... are you insinuating that Brazilian women do it my way? Considering the generous genetic endowments of Brazilian women, it might be worth taking a recon vacation to Rio.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 23:25 | 1484080 takinthehighway
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Apparently he's never heard "The Man Song"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy5gRxjxHtg

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:11 | 1483656 darkstar7646
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Then your name is a very valid one, because a slaughter is exactly what you will get.

To you, it would appear that benefit-receivers are terrorists.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:25 | 1483713 Dr. No
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We will. The debt is like gravity. In the end it wins. You can find ways to keep altitude but one day, everything will collapse. Watching Obama scream how no one playing nice makes me laugh. The ones who want real cuts are in the drivers seat. If everyone stands around, eventually the collapse will happen. How do you negotiate with someone who has all the cards? Doesn't Obama realize that? His only high card is that people will think a default is bad. Guess what, they thought the same thing with TARP.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:46 | 1483801 victor82
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The problem with both of these two-bit store mannequins is that gravity rules. The bond market ALWAYS wins in the end, and the cuts will come. For Obama, this was always about protecting his legacy, Obamacare and the programs that went with it. That's why he wants the tax increases. With every passing day, the cost of O'Care goes up. The cuts are not real, and can be cancelled out by the next Congress. But taxes never die.

At some point, Obamacare has to go over the side like so much deadweight. The bond vigilantes will demand it to lend to us again. Chicago Jesus needs the taxes to forestall that eventuality. Boehner, Cantor, and Ryan don't want to save him.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:30 | 1483190 MiguelitoRaton
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As I understand it:

House offered a proposal and voted for it

Senate gang of 6 offered a framework for a proposal

Obama offered blame

...is that about it? Is our president voting "present" or what?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:56 | 1483294 Ident 7777 economy
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By gum, I think you got it ...

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:31 | 1483192 mynhair
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I smell a real deal with real cuts surviving a veto.

Like 10 trillion over 10 years with 2 tril in the next 18 months.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:44 | 1483256 dick cheneys ghost
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The Coburn Plan..........

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 08:06 | 1484357 snowball777
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Also known as the "Fuck the Old People We Need More Guns" plan.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:31 | 1483193 lolmao500
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Boehner should stay hard on his positions... and if Obama cries, he should be even more stiff.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:25 | 1483430 NumNutt
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You mean like...a stiff Boehner? Yep that is exactly what Odummer needs, right in the ass.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:33 | 1483194 scratch_and_sniff
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is this the 2nd or 3rd act, cant we just fast foward to the money shot? ...lets face it, like all dirty movies, he comes in the end.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:34 | 1483197 mynhair
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Old school Dems are getting disenchanted.

They being Dems excuses their being slow.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:32 | 1483200 cougar_w
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I tell you what I think is happening: I think these guys just realized they are standing in a mine field. And the next step could be the last. If not that one, then the one after that.

If they make a move then eventually they get us all blown to rat shit. Guaranteed. Because there is no way out except through being blown to rat shit.

And they don't want to have that blood on their hands, is what it is. Neither one of them do.

And here's the kicker: This mine field will actually blow itself up even you sit in one place too long.

Move and you die. Don't move and you die. And they just today figured it out.

Jeebuz.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:34 | 1483207 duo
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Zugwang...

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:12 | 1483659 darkstar7646
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I think it's Zugzwang, the German term for basically any move you make is a fatal one. A concept usually applied to the game of chess...

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:51 | 1483997 hedgeless_horseman
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It is a classic Catch-22.*  

 

*Great fucking book.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 23:31 | 1484088 Moe Howard
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Numberwang.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:36 | 1483215 mynhair
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Get off the nip, BigCat!  Oweblahma just wants to spend more and more and more...

There is no minefield, except in Boner's mind.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:37 | 1483218 DoChenRollingBearing
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Correct.  There is no way out of the box.

The bad part finally looks like it's going to get started soon...

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:15 | 1483676 darkstar7646
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I'm really beginning to go long COG -- as in Continuity Of Government.

No debt deal -- the checks stop, will the schools even open this year, and with the NFL out and the NBA out, you're probably looking at fairly massive violence by Sept. 1 if not much sooner.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:37 | 1483220 A Lunatic
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Yep. A House and Senate full of rich assholes who refuse to represent the interests of those who elected them or the Constitution which they swore to uphold and defend (against men such as themselves no doubt. How ironic).

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:42 | 1483242 wisefool
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+1. They know that the people hate the 90% intrest groups that they are not a member of.

But the politicians know that without these groups, they could not govern. They simply do not have the time or skills, even if they had the right ideas. They can not unravel the 60,000 page tax code without thier help.

Getting them (501c orgs, lobbyists, tax lawyers, accountnts,etc) to help is like asking a man to dig his own grave. What do you do if he says no? Maybe we should dig up Keynes and ask him what we should do next?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:49 | 1483273 nonclaim
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If Obama wants to keep spending and can do it with an executive order let him run the show. The Reps should stay out; there's nothing they can do here for any significant reward.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:57 | 1483299 wisefool
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That was the plan all along, by both parties, and foreshadowed by Timmah.....

  • 14th Admendment Executive Order <- Not going to happen. Sorry Bubba (Bill Clinton), lets you and me get back to watching Hee-Haw
  • McConnell Plan <- Is going to happen. Raise it yourself Mr. President, three times. 
  • Congress raises it without condition, till 2013. <- Not going to happen. See #2.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:55 | 1483291 Use of Weapons
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Getting there, mr serial killer.

 

The West plays Chess.

The East plays Go.

 

 

In this case, Go is a better strategic referent - sadly, most of your people don't even grasp the basic rules of chess.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:27 | 1483448 HungrySeagull
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Chess is the game of Kings.

There is nothing sweeter than inciting a opponet to put both fists on the table and stand over you yelling "I WILL NOT LET YOU DOMINATE AND DICTATE MY NEXT MOVE!!!!"

spittle and all.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:01 | 1483519 JimS
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Backgammon beats both Chess and Go, hands down. It's the perfect blend of luck and skill. Although Texas Holdem is a very, very close second.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:54 | 1484006 hedgeless_horseman
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Looks to me like two perverts playing Twister with remote-controlled naked taxpayers.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 10:05 | 1484489 snowball777
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'gammon is for children.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:42 | 1483524 JimS
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Backgammon beats both Chess and Go, hands down. It's the perfect blend of luck and skill. Although Texas Holdem is a very, very close second.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:17 | 1483687 darkstar7646
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The problem with that is, in chess, many times you are forced to make a move or face checkmate.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:25 | 1483435 Buck Johnson
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Your correct, neither one of them want to  be the one to take the step and set in motion the destruction.  So they are trying to goad the other one into taking the first step.  They are trying to get us out of this situation without pain, and that isn't possible. 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:33 | 1483201 Jendrzejczyk
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These fuckwads have until Sunday afternoon to announce the can has been successfully  kicked again.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:18 | 1483689 darkstar7646
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Then it IS too late.

No way they could get it through Congress. The only real possibility of getting it done this weekend, frankly, is an Executive Order invoking the 14th.

Obummer has two choices: He invokes the 14th, or throws them all out and DOES put tanks in the streets, for they WILL be needed.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 00:36 | 1484246 Drag Racer
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He can't use the 14th.

"Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article."

Carter's comments were judt fuel to help the Dem's position just like the SS scare tactic.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 10:52 | 1484550 El Viejo
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What about the coinage act?

Geithner just mints a $1 Trill coin and hands it to Uncle Ben.

 

 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:34 | 1483208 lizzy36
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Best comment from Twitter:

 Drinkin a beer- havin some popcorn and watching the greatest country on earth circle jerk itself blind.

Sums it up nicely.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:35 | 1483210 Spaceman Spiff
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Pelosi calls for Boehner to have an 'adult moment.'    Per Kudlow's show.    surreal

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:38 | 1483225 mynhair
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You actually watch Kudchew?  No mental health coverage in your health plan?

Radio still exists, you may not know.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:43 | 1483246 Jendrzejczyk
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Kudchew is as queer as Bachman's (c)hubby.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:47 | 1483257 Jendrzejczyk
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Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:48 | 1483267 mynhair
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and you can't spell, or restrain yourself from hitting 'save' over and over

Marks you as a rabid Lib.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:08 | 1483346 Jendrzejczyk
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Apologies....nn

What, no death wish for me tonight?

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 10:07 | 1484493 snowball777
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That's it...just lay back and let that ignorant push media seep into what's left of your brain, kitty kitty.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:20 | 1483411 knukles
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Talkin' about markets...........

I wonder, just wonder... curiosity killed the cat, so I won't ask.  You can do it.

How many Congresscritters, Senators, aides, hangers on, wives, hubbies, SO's, Treasury and Fed employees before the close today, bought a piss load of Gold, Silver and double 40X inverse infinitely leveraged T bond and S&P positions? 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:36 | 1483495 JimS
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I loaded up on SDS Aug 20 calls yesterday and today. It will be an interesting day on Monday, if nothing changes during the weekend.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:36 | 1483213 slaughterer
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In Europe the leaders kiss and hug in collegial bliss as they screw over the tax payers.  In the US you have middle-aged men throwing their hysterical pissy fits in play-school posturing before they screw over the taxpayers.   

My name is slaughterer, and I want it MY WAY: DEFAULT NOW, BITCHEZ.  

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:36 | 1483216 SolidSnake961
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deeeeefault.......*stomp*.*stomp*..deeeefault.......*stomp*.*stomp*..

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:39 | 1483231 mynhair
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deeeeefault.......*stomp*.*stomp*..deeeefault.......*stomp*.*stomp*..

Louder, dammit!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:19 | 1483695 darkstar7646
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Then add to the Second American Civil War, because the productive and the unproductive will be at war very soon at that point.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:38 | 1483227 slaughterer
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DEFAULT NOW, SO MOODY'S/FITCH/S&P CAN DOWNGRADE YOU TO THE JUNK YOU REALLY ARE.  THE USA IS TOTAL JUNK. 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:41 | 1483237 mynhair
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USA is only junk to the debt slaves in the EU.  At least we are fighting, instead of pissing on some Goobermint building.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:50 | 1483274 nmewn
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Default?...on the Chi-Coms?

Why, Wen's eyeballs must spinning like a one armed bandit in Vegas about now ;-)

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:34 | 1483479 knukles
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No fucking way.
China gets priority of payments.

No shit.  Remember when the Reserve Fund (money market fund) went under about a Lehman ago?  Several days in front of the declarations of "Opppps, we're fucked!" the Chinese pulled about a bazillion dollars outa the damned thing.

Nope.

Timmah will get a MasterCard (from the Federalies who'll lease the facility from Goldman Sachs) with overdraft priviliges linked to their DDA at the Fed.

Uh huh.  Just think it through.  All 100% legal and above board.
They didn't say I was a crafty fuck for nothin'.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:56 | 1483836 victor82
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Nobody's going to default on the PBOC and live to tell the tale. Nobody.

They're the Don Corleone of Banks. Nobody fucks with them.

Defaulting on the Chicoms is like Carlo Rizzi telling Michael "Fuck You, Mikey" at the Last Supper, then daring him to do something about it. Right in front of all of Michael's caposregimes.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:40 | 1483235 slaughterer
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PLEASE, JUNK ME, TOO.  

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:41 | 1483241 mynhair
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Touch your own junk, faggot.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:43 | 1483249 angmikey
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I am too confused to pick a topic to comment on. Jell-o is pissed about being told they are like Obumer. Boehner needs to stand firm and not cave (big trick), lets just default now and not pay anyone. If we start over at zero maybe we can get a government that works. Last thing, tell Pelosi it is okay to have another drink, there is still enough money for booze.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:44 | 1483250 iNull
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I'm listening to callers on CSPAN-1. Wow. The people of this country have no clue whatsoever. Democratic line or republican line. Doesn't matter. No clue.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:50 | 1483275 mynhair
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They don't bother to vote, either.  Ignore them.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:44 | 1483251 snakehead
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Don't worry about these guys. They'll be all right. They all have Green Chutes.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:44 | 1483254 mynhair
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'Roll me over, in the clover, roll me over, lay me down and do it again.'

No thanks Oweblahma.  Moochelle cut you off?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:51 | 1483277 Cheesy Bastard
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No, his personal trainer did.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:44 | 1483258 angmikey
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I am too confused to pick a topic to comment on. Jell-o is pissed about being told they are like Obumer. Boehner needs to stand firm and not cave (big trick), lets just default now and not pay anyone. If we start over at zero maybe we can get a government that works. Last thing, tell Pelosi it is okay to have another drink, there is still enough money for booze.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:08 | 1483350 JohnG
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And botox, can't have her without that.  The horror!

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