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Disapproval Of Obama's Handling Of The Economy Hits Record

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In case anyone was wondering why Goolsbee was the latest sacrifice at the altar of public discontent with Obama's economic "policies" here it is: "Americans' disapproval of how President Barack Obama is handling the economy and its growing budget deficit has reached new highs amid broad frustration over the slow pace of economic recovery, according to a Washington Post-ABC New poll released on Tuesday. The ratings Obama's approval rating bounced to 56 immediately after bin Laden was killed last month. Fifty-nine percent, a new high, gave Obama negative marks for his handling of the economy, up from 55 percent a month earlier. Obama's approval rating on the deficit issue hit a new low of 33 percent, down 6 points since April. The state of the economy poses a huge challenge for the president, whose re-election in 2012 may depend on his ability to convince voters that his economic policies have been successful." Unfortunately Goolsbee's departure means that the one sacrificial lamb left in the Obama economic circle (now that Mark Zandi seems a shoo in for at least one position on Obama's staff), Tim Geithner, will be kept in Obama's back pocket until QE 3 (which will come - Obama has nothing else left up his sleeve) proves to be an abysmal failure and be fired once the Fed's balance sheet hits about $4 trillion, roughly $1.3 trillion higher than where it is now.

More from Reuters:

The survey reflects a broadly pessimistic public mood as high gasoline prices, sliding home values and high unemployment numbers raised concerns about the pace of the U.S. economic recovery, The Washington Post said.

Eighty-nine percent of Americans say the economy is in bad shape; 57 percent say the recovery has not started and 66 percent said the United States was seriously on the wrong track.

Forty-five percent said they trust congressional Republicans over Obama to handle the economy, up 11 points since March.

The poll shows Obama leading five out of six potential Republican presidential rivals but in a dead heat with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

Among all Americans, Obama and Romney are tied at 47 percent each. Among registered voters, Romney is ahead 49 percent to 46 percent.

Romney, the Republican front-runner, last week launched his second presidential campaign, saying Obama's economic policies were to blame for America's many economic woes.

The poll of 1,002 adults was conducted June 2-5 and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.



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Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:35 | 1346373 cossack55
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You mean when bin Laden's corpse was killed last month.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:46 | 1346413 GetZeeGold
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This just in....Bin still dead.


Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:52 | 1346439 jaffi
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No shit, he's been dead for 10 years.  I guess you missed it when news media around the world reported it in December of 2001.  

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:17 | 1346481 Sam Clemons
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Osama bin Laden was killed 10 years ago.  We just killed Usama bin Laden.  Different guys.  Right around election time, we'll kill Asama bin Laden.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:26 | 1346521 kridkrid
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I like to eat; eat, eat eat, I like to eat; opples and bononos.  We can turn it into a game to teach kids their vowels.  I like to kill; kill, kill, kill, I like kill Usumu bin Ludun.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 11:26 | 1346938 Mad Max
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In 2016 we will kill Oksayana bin Laden, and the world of Islamic fundamentalist figure skating will never be the same.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 13:33 | 1347434 Problem Is
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Osama Bin Laden maybe dead...

But Obama Bin Lyin' is teleprompting away...

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 14:18 | 1347576 jaffi
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Don't forget, we've already killed/captured Abu Omar al Baghdadi numerous times in the past.  In fact, they ran stories that the killed him in April of 2009, and then ran another story exactly a year later in 2010.  I remember sending both stories out in an email to friends and family:  Half of them said that it must have been a mistake, about 25% of them said that I was lying (or, manipulated the stories), and the last 25% finally opened their eyes.  

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:57 | 1346443 Ruffcut
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Can you kill a dead horse?

"yes we can"

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 11:42 | 1346989 mr_T
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The only change NO change... I too was fooled... I pity myself.. Hope my ass ... Where's the beef mothrfkr? How's that for ur next campain slogan.NONE OF THE ABOVE BIACHES..

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 13:21 | 1347387 Thisson
Tue, 06/07/2011 - 17:08 | 1348465 StychoKiller
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I pity the fool tryin' to confiscate Mr. T's gold...

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 13:49 | 1347477 sgt_doom
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Crap...that's nothing.

You heard it here first, the scoop of the century at TD's Zero Hedge:

I killed Satan!

Yup...that's right...I'm the guy who offed, whacked, maxed the big guy himself, Satan.

I dumped his body in the ocean as it was beginning to smell worse than it usually does.

I did take some photos of the kill, but because I'm a sensitive guy at heart, and the photos were really nasty, I won't be passing them around at parties.

But you can take it on good faith, I killed Satan.  (I did have some help, I admit, some other fellows accompanied me on Seventh Seal Team.)

Doom out

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 11:29 | 1346933 benb
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“…Obama's Handling Of The Economy…” The only thing Barry Soetoro is handling is the crack pipe at his WH parties… he’s a puppet. Even the public is starting to get hip to this NWO Theater. The economy is being reconfigured, plundered, and hamstrung by the Gobalists. The real decisions are being made at Bilderburg and the Round Table Groups. Polices are drawn up at The Council on Foreign Relations, Ford Foundation et cetera then handed to their political lackeys who stand in front of the Telescreens to act out the treason. When the cameras are off they start laughing!

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:40 | 1346377 Translational Lift
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How long can you stand the heat
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust...........

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:58 | 1346452 I am more equal...
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Abandon ship... Abandon ship....

The rats are starting to jump.  Only problem is this asshole is going to go and 'teach' want he used to 'save' the e-conjob-o-me.  Carville is out there saying QE worked marvelously.  Critical thought - the ability to do it - the ability to discern crap over shineola - is a rare commodity.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:08 | 1346640 ElvisDog
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You know, Carville and Solis and all the rest can say whatever they want about the 2.4 million private sector jobs, blah, blah, blah. The American People (tm) aren't that stupid, and Obama's approval rating reflects that. What's more, people tend to resent being lied to more than bad news. Carville et al are like Kevin Bacon from Animal House.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:08 | 1346644 jus_lite_reading
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From everything I am reading I gather the same: the rats are jumping ship to their underground bunkers and preparing for martial law.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:14 | 1346648 Bob
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Bread and circuses . . . Wack-A-Mole, the nation's number one pastime.

Meanwhile, serious thought gets relatively little attention, even at ZH:

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:20 | 1346673 MassDecep
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Barry's ratings are much lower than what the "State propagandas" tell you. It is amazing the lies that continuously spew out of the media, to shape your mind. Does it really matter at this point who runs for what? John McCain last election....what a joke this Nation has become.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:36 | 1346380 Temporalist
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Disapproval Of Obama's Handling Of The Economy Hits Record

It's transitory...just ask Bernanke.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:57 | 1346442 jaffi
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Keynes quote "in the long run, we're all dead"

Hmm, life is just transitory.  

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:24 | 1346524 Monedas
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A broken clock is right twice a day blah blah blah ! The one cute thing he said doesn't erase all he did to us ! Monedas accuses thee of the high moral crime of Keynesian Troll Pimpism ! How do you plead, sir ! Got any cute quotes from Jimmy Carter, Gordon Brown, Al Gore ? Monedas 2011 Ripping the mask off Scientific Socialism !

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:55 | 1346445 slaughterer
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My name is slaughterer, and I disapprove of this President, this government, and this Federal Reserve.   

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 13:30 | 1347405 Thisson
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President, government, Federal Reserve --> Redundant.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:27 | 1346528 SheepDog-One
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Yep just transitory....till it goes even higher. And Obama has no more rabbits to pull out of his hat.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:24 | 1346699 Temporalist
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Oh so blame the bunny with no ears on Obummer too!  It's not his fault there is nothing to grab!

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:44 | 1346396 orangedrinkandchips
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Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:42 | 1346401 mmlevine
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Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:41 | 1346398 White.Star.Line
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I give Obama very high marks for his handling of the economy.

Considering his biggest campaign contributors (and that IS who he works for) have profited greatly from his policies, how could anyone see that he is not doing a fabulous job.

2012 in a landslide.....

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:47 | 1346417 wombats
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I couldn't agree more.  Throw in some additional welfare and food stamp benefit increases and he will be a lock for a 2012 landslide victory.  He'll just threaten the end of everyone's gravy train if he is not reelected.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:20 | 1346500 White.Star.Line
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Since his bosses own and operate the polling machines, not sure if catering to the general population matters much anymore.......

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:12 | 1346607 hedgeless_horseman
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The President handles the economy?  Nigga please.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:21 | 1346516 Dr. Richard Head
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A second term in a SNAP.  Class warfare - coming to a government territory near you. 

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:41 | 1346523 Janice
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I would love to know how that lady at the Democratic Convention feels now.... when she insisted that god Obama would pay her mortgage, she wouldn't have to worry about gas for her car or putting food on the table.  Some media investigator please find her and see how she feels now! 

All the republican opposition has to do is run that video clip of her at the convention and then ask the how do you feel now?

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:52 | 1346611 Terminus C
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"The United States is the most benevolent nation on earth."

I stopped there.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:27 | 1346534 SheepDog-One
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Never make it till late 2012.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:50 | 1346601 docj
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Frankly, I doubt we make it to Labor Day 2011 without another crash; one that will likely have us looking back wistfully at the Summer of 2008.

That said, given that the entire 2013 fiscal budget for the federal government of the US of A will be put directly to the service of the Obama 2012 campaign - "for the good of the country" of course - it's impossible for me to see how any of the declared and yet-to-be-declared moron candidates from the "opposition" party will stand a chance once the Free Stuff Army has "Free Stuff" rained upon them from above.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:45 | 1346399 pepperspray
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I suggest we click the campaign banner ad that gets called up by this article and make him pay.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:16 | 1346494 Sam Clemons
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You mean make yourself pay? 

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:22 | 1346520 Dr. Richard Head
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The circle jerk.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:31 | 1346543 pepperspray
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How else can we expect then to procure the Made In USA 'collectors edition' mug if we don't throw him some chips?  This shit hasn't hit ebay yet.



Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:47 | 1346404 mynhair
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Looks like the Libs want Romney.  WaPo-ABC 'poll' - totally 'random'.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:55 | 1346444 mayhem_korner
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At least a 10% skew in the numbers from the sampling.

Note the difference in the "all" polled v. "registered voters" polled.  Neither of which matters - only "likely voters" which would likely tip the scale another 3-5% for Mitt-boy.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:23 | 1346531 Dr. Richard Head
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Between Romneycare and Global Warming, Romney will need to court the moderate left in order to win, the Limbaugh crowd won't stand for him anymore - or will they?

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:38 | 1346568 Monedas
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Monedas is a Libertarian guerilla ! There aren't many of us....we won't get Ron Paul ! Compared to Idi-O-Bama, Romney is the best we can realistically hope for ! He will clean Idi-O-Bama's clock in the debates ! Monedas 2011 No more Ross Perot divide the vote ploys !

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:45 | 1346577 Dr. Richard Head
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Fuck that.  I would rather not vote than vote for Romney. The status-quo is not worth my effort to continue just to beat Obama. 

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:07 | 1346638 earnyermoney
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I'm voting for Ron Paul and I'm 100 % certain I'll have to write his name on the ballot.



Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:25 | 1346693 Dr. Richard Head
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Too bad in Ohio that write-in votes shall not be counted for any candidate who has not filed a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate pursuant to this section -

The cards are stacked against us in the "democracy".  The only way to win at that point is to withdraw consent.  There are more of us than them, we just don't realize it.  The TJ Memorial Dancing goes to show how impotent the powers that be are and all we have to do is thumb our nose at them.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:34 | 1346723 LFMayor
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I'm voting for Obama... the sooner this fucking travesty crashes and burns the sooner we can put it back together right.  

You ijits want anarchy?  It's coming, complete with the Golden Shower Rule.  Climb the highest so you can piss down on the most.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 17:20 | 1348486 StychoKiller
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Anarchy != Chaos  (just in case you're confused)

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:47 | 1346407 101 years and c...
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" until QE 3 (which will come - Obama has nothing else left up his sleeve)"

So, Obama's last resort is $6 gas and $5 bread.  good luck to him!

that's why there is no QE3.  besides, no QE means lower interest rates.  the population, for the most part, could care less about RUT!


Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:49 | 1346416 CH1
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They need to get the timing right:

QE3 has to be big enough and timed well enough to give the illusion of 'recovery' in mid-2012.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:30 | 1346538 kridkrid
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Except when it don't, because sometime it won't. 

I'm sorry to say, but sadly it's true,

That bang ups and hang ups can happen to you.

Quantitative easing will work until it doesn't work, I think.  Then hell breaks loose.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:47 | 1346422 pazmaker
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how can you get lower than ZIRP?

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:00 | 1346449 Ruffcut
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It's called inflation.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:19 | 1346482 Michael Victory
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So, Obama's last resort is $6 gas and $5 bread.

Or bread will still be a buck or two, a slice!

The Incredible Shrinking Wacky Package.



Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:26 | 1346535 SheepDog-One
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Exactly...hey I hope they pull out more QE soon, go for it!  Lets see the $6 gas and what kind of mood people are in then!

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:44 | 1346409 mrdenis
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Long live the KING ! the wicked witch is dead ........

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:48 | 1346410 CH1
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The only people who still approve of this guy are those who are feeding at the trough or those who lack the guts to admit they were wrong.

But, now that I think about it... that's a LOT of people.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:51 | 1346423 Temporalist
Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:16 | 1346493 GetZeeGold
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From what I hear....she got the gas and mortgage waiver....I think she's good.


Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:28 | 1346544 Dr. Richard Head
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Actually, Obama's bankster buddies have taken this gal's house.  Not having to work for her mortgage? - Check.  Her car was also repossessed, so not having to pay for gas for her car? - Check. 

Change.......mmmmmmmm..........feel the change.

These are the pigs that decide out leaders.  Ignorant fucktards.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:22 | 1346696 hedgeless_horseman
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...taken this gal's house...


Her car was also repossessed...

Do you understand the difference between possession and ownership?

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 11:22 | 1346903 Dr. Richard Head
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Do you understand the use hyperbole and sarcasm?

Of course, we could get into the discussion of the secondary market for secured debt regarding the possession and ownership aspects of those related notes, but that is besides the point of my sarcastic hyperbole. 

I was trying to point out that if this ignorant woman acutally believed her mortgage and gas would be paid for by Obama and she just decided to stop paying on her obligations she would indeed have no gas or mortgage to pay for.  Check and check, right?

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:32 | 1346549 johnnynaps
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When the 2008 catastrophe hit, I knew my job was on borrowed time. So, I voted Obama because I knew he would be the one to throw me the bone. I also figured that we would have another titanic crash during his term. Well, I was correct on the job front and have been loundging the last 14 months! Unfortunately in reference to the Economy, the can is still being kicked!

Do I approve of him right now? Yes, until I am jobless at the end of my unenjoyment stint! But then again, my vision of a more "fair" Economic model, Judicial System and standard of living will never be seen under the guise of Runaway Capitalism, Corporatism and GDP. So, going forward I will probably not approve of any government model. Consider me cursed with common sense and biased!

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:12 | 1346653 ElvisDog
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Let's see, 14*4 = 56. You're halfway through your 99. I'm saving mine up for a rainy day and living in a state with among the most generous UE benefits in the country. Party on, Wayne.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 13:23 | 1347380 TheMerryPrankster
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When the great and holy reset hits and the electric grid becomes as stable as the Iraqi utilities, when the power is off so frequently that the looters steal the wires for the scrap copper, when the water pumps creak and moan and send only murky water and burps of foul air, when the gas stations don't pump gas they don't have, chances are the mailman won'tbe dropping off your UE check and direct deposit will be a ghost haunting a million broken banks and in any case your state government defaulted and freed all its employees when the coffer went empty.

I claim rights to longest run on sentence of the day and possibly the week.

In any case unemployment compensation will be a mirage for most when they need it most. Stock the larder, fill the pantry, save the milk jugs, juice bottles and vodka bottles and refill them with water, they are your real money in the bank. 2 gallons a day per person. Hope you never need them, but sleep easier knowing you have them.

Nothing lasts forever, save hope and desire.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 15:55 | 1348055 Misstrial
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Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:46 | 1346414 downwiththebanks
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Peaceout, you liquidationist, Chicago-school, Milton Friedman corpse-fucker.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:46 | 1346415 TheTmfreak
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Bullshit. Obama has been one of the best economic presidents in almost a century.


Tue, 06/07/2011 - 13:31 | 1347411 TheMerryPrankster
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He will be remembered as likely the best president ever and will only suffer in the inevitable and frequent comparisons to George Washington, as will be the tendency of all pundits as they discuss the first and last presidents of what was once the United States of America.

We are living in a relic waiting for the expiration date to arrive, things aren't working as promised and a few bright bulbs have actually called bullshit on the corporate media's endless stream of economic propagands, the surreal infinite "suprizing, unexpected, economic number du jour" has finally strained the sublimely thick credulity of the media pundits themselves.

Robert Reich and James Carville begin the slow drip of a leaking dam waiting to crumble.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:47 | 1346418 rsnoble
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first off I side with neither party(they call it party for a reason) and granted Obamas a pos, but seriously when the full brunt of NAFTA Shafta has been felt and you go into office with multi wars going on and a multi trillion deficit--you were expecting a turnaround?  Of course you were, thats why all the dummies ill go vote in repukes next time who will throw everyone under the bus and 4 years later it will be the dems turns again.  I don't think we're going to make it that long personally.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:00 | 1346450 rsnoble
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Well other than continue Operation Global Gobble (OGG) which is right on track, despite large trails of smoke and sparks coming from underneath.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:35 | 1346559 johnnynaps
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Even though you write like are spot on!

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:19 | 1346668 ElvisDog
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Here's why he's not "spot on". When Obama came into office, he had a window of maybe six months when he could have done anything, literally anything. He was enormously popular, he had large majorities in both houses of Congress. Obama could have made the tough choices and done the right things (end the wars, stop the bailouts, taken the necessary pain to get the country back on the right course). Instead, he did nothing but cater to a slightly different group of wealthy special interests. For whatever reason, he chose "extend and pretend, kick the can down the road" and now that six month window is closed. That is why (in my opinion) Obama has been one of the biggest failures in Presidential history.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:41 | 1346759 Astrolabe
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Ding! Ding! Ding!

You are EXACTLY correct.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:56 | 1346831 johnnynaps
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Put yourself in his shoes.......would you want to be the President that oversees a total catastrophe? Had those banks failed, Insurance, 401ks, pensions and services go up in smoke! I'm sure your method would have a much better approval rating, until the already retired and the 78 MILLION boomers who are about to retire realize they have absolutely nothing! Do the math!

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 11:37 | 1346975 ElvisDog
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Well, that's why hard choices are hard to do. They take courage and a willingness to sacrifice one's own ambitions. Instead, Obama went right into "November 2012" mode - extend and pretend, let the imbalances grow, try to keep the Ponzi going until 11/12.

It's pretty clear that what I wrote above is the core Obama re-election strategy. Keep telling everyone things are getting better (2.4 million private sector jobs since 2008, we rescued you from the worst downturn since the Great Depression), tell everyone that no changes to SS/Medicare are necessary,etc., etc. And the thing is, if he can keep the ponzi going until Nov. 2012 Obama probably will win re-election.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 13:43 | 1347458 TheMerryPrankster
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Thats a mighty big "if" that grows increasingly more unlikely as the strain continues to exert more pressure on a tightly strung wire.

We exist in a blackhole waiting to collapse.

Even Madoff eventually walked away from an untennable situation, will Obama give a speech or two to acknowledge the final breakdown or will he merely climb on air force one to depart to an unspecified location and never be heard from again?

Will the parting shot, played over and over on lamestream media, be Joe Bidden wearing fingerless gloves, smoking a cigar butt on a toothpick , warming his hands over a fire barrel in front of a looted and smouldering White House, really be the last image of the empire?

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 11:26 | 1346937 I Told YOU So
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that why he was "allowed"to be elected, look who the PTB put up against him. 

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:47 | 1346425 mmlevine
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I need to disable rich-test in order to post comments. Anyone had a similar problem?

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:36 | 1346751 baby_BLYTHE
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yeah, are you using an iPad or mobile device?

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:51 | 1346427 oogs66
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Timmy the toady who cheated on his taxes is all that is left?  how fitting.  the austerity of hope

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:49 | 1346428 djcando
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The rats are always the first to leave a sinking ship, and this one is taking on water fast!

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:54 | 1346437 the not so migh...
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Obama is a douche , Rommny is adouche

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:27 | 1346541 SheepDog-One
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HOORAY we get to pick another douche pre-selected by the FED cabal! Whoopeeee!

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:41 | 1346573 Dr. Richard Head
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Giant Douche and Turd Sandwich Debate.

Too bad the SOuthPark creators just made fun of those that question the Federal Reserve -

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:52 | 1346440 Lazane
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and the gool has your young adult child with your hard or hardly earned money in hand waiting for a class on the marvels of keynes economics upon his return to academia. are we getting ripped off or what. you have heard of "active denial systems"? this is what the term is to describe what the american people believe about how they are being conditioned by the media to accept the sub par performance of the 1st black american president. he has been set up by the elite to take the nasty fall on the destruction of the american economy, though for this act of sacrifice he will be richly rewarded when enough americans have had quite enough of this mans narcotic, we can only take the drugs and ride out the consequences. 

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 08:59 | 1346453 Johnny Lawrence
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You can't make this stuff up:

In a statement announcing Goolsbee's departure, Obama called him "a close friend" and "one of America's great economic thinkers."

"Over the past several years, he has helped steer our country out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression," Obama said. "And although there is still much work ahead, his insights and counsel have helped lead us toward an economy that is growing and creating millions of jobs."

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:19 | 1346492 fuu
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In the land of Hopium everyone has a job harvesting the Skittles the Unicorns shit out all over the place.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:21 | 1346677 ElvisDog
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Reminds of that scene from Goodfellas where Joe Pesci is going to get made. The other mafia guys take him to that house, pat him on the back, tell him how great he is, and then shoot him in the back of the head.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:03 | 1346454 trillion_dollar...
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Imagine what this number would be like if he had even 1/10th the media scrutiny of Bush.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:17 | 1346485 Flakmeister
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I ain't defending Obama, he definately failed to take on the real structural problems with the economy.... but your post is gratuitous bullshit.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:34 | 1346548 Vergeltung
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no, it's bullseye correct.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:36 | 1346564 trillion_dollar...
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Pray tell Flak, when was the last time you saw troop body count numbers from his doubling down in Afland plastered all over the TV screen? There 14 last week alone. Bet you didnt know that. Just one example of a myriad.


Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:21 | 1346686 ElvisDog
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Absolutely right trillion_dollar. When Bush was Pres, the Seattle Times would put the daily casuality list on the front page every single day. As soon as Obama was sworn in, that "feature" disappeared from the newspaper.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:30 | 1346720 Flakmeister
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I think your memories are very selective...

Like I said, Obama fucked it up... and obviously you never compared the treatment of W and Obama from a Fox perspective...

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:32 | 1346734 ElvisDog
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Umm, no. I live in the Seattle area and subscribe to the Seattle Times, so I have firsthand experience of what I wrote.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 11:51 | 1347051 Flakmeister
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You have a reading comprehension problem.... I said selective memory, you choose only to use the Seattle Times as a baseline, I do not deny that..

Try comparing the circulation and coverage of the NY Post and WSJ to that of the "liberal rag" NYT....Does the coverage from anything produced by NewsCorp not count?

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 14:26 | 1347574 ElvisDog
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You have a word definition problem. You wrote "selective memory", which means that I choose to ignore or choose to forget things that I once knew. Having not read the other newspapers you cite, how could I have "selective memory" about them?

Bottom line, if you're going to be intellectually snobby and elitist, you might at least know the definitions of the words your are using.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 20:03 | 1348753 Flakmeister
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Selective memory is correct re: Seattle Times... you chose one incidence of a percieved media bias, for which I take your word at face value... True, you do not read NY papers, I don't see how you confused my reference to selective memory pertaining to NY papers// 

I can assure you that weighted by circulation, Obama is ripped far more in NewsCorp publications than Bush ever was and that any soft treatment by the NYT is more than compensated for...

Give up on the liberal bias schtick.... maybe 30 years ago you had a point...

Edit: Notice the new paragraph when refering to NY papers. A new paragraph is a literary device that usually means a new thought or idea is being presented.....

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 00:24 | 1349674 Freddie
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LOL!  ZH is still filled with lib fucxs who voted for hussein and still love him.

  All the media, hollywood, newspapers and TV is sh*t - you are just a dumb little f*ck to think there is any difference. 

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 07:51 | 1350071 Flakmeister
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Yes for the most part they are shit... but I would love to hear you defend Newscorp as the liberal media....

Now run along, little man, your boorishness is showing...

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:21 | 1346518 snowball777
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Imagine if Bush's administration had even an asshair of DoJ scrutiny.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:35 | 1346551 Dr. Richard Head
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They don't call Bush and Obama Republicrats for nothing. 

“The table is tilted, the deck is stacked, the game is rigged, the fix is in, the jig is up." George Carlin

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:04 | 1346464 ThisIsBob
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Funny how the Nobel Peace Prize winner's popularity spikes just after he sends some dudes out to kill a guy.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:32 | 1346546 Yes_Questions
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That was just the Circus part.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:11 | 1346470 White.Star.Line
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Not jewish enough to be a banker, but corrupt enough to be one of their bitches.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:14 | 1346487 Temporalist
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Obama just needs to put on a Star of David like Palin did and all will be well.

(sorry for the quality of this video but I had to share it)


Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:20 | 1346511 Sam Clemons
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With his statement on Israel's borders shrinking, I wonder how long he will be one of their bitches.  We all know who controls the world, and it isn't the president of the US.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:23 | 1346532 White.Star.Line
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He has a choice on who to serve.

So did John F Kennedy.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:11 | 1346474 apberusdisvet
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Obama is going to need another false flag attack on American soil to distract the sheeple from the economy.  I've always felt that a dirty nuke in the Houston refinery area, planted by an Oswald type patsy from Mexico would appeal to many of Obama's ideologies at the same time.  Let's hope I'm wrong.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:20 | 1346498 Hurdy Gurdy Man
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Or a little b/c action in NYC subway system with "weaponized" anthrax.  Maybe a new sniper in Ohio (been done, but works)

Where are those guys with their pillowcases of guns in the woods - shouldn't they have run down and "taken America back" by now?

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:26 | 1346537 Gully Foyle
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Hurdy Gurdy Man

Dude, no new attack until sometime after inauguration day 2013.

Next guy, white Republican, will ride in bearing the iron fist in the velvet glove. He will be the one to save the common people from our shit spiral.

He will be the one putting troops in the streets to stop the rioting and declaring martial law.

He will be the one to drastically approach gun control. Maybe offer some kind of deputyship allowing some to keep their weapons as long as they are tools of the state.

Obama was a placeholder. A bone to Democrats who thought Bush was there far too long.

Obama will suffer an ever worsening economy.

The next guy deals with collapse and default.

That's the way the game is set to run.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:36 | 1346552 kridkrid
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I more or less agree and have posted here from time to time on the subject.  I keep trying to figure out who that guy might be (iron fist in the velvet glove).  I also wonder about the timing.  The next election is fast approaching.  I wonder if 2012 is it, or if things can continue to move in slow motion.  In reality, I didn't think we would make it this long.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:45 | 1346587 SheepDog-One
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Exactly right, what we'll see next is spectacular terrorist attacks on US soil, probably nukes or at least dirty bombs while everyone is jibber jabbering like morons about more QE free money....'election' my ass theyre well beyond those silly pointless games.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 23:38 | 1366827 Hurdy Gurdy Man
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Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:19 | 1346495 monopoly
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Not a surprise to most of us here, nice to see the people start to figure this all out.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:20 | 1346499 Medea
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So when do they stop calling it a recovery?

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:20 | 1346514 Gully Foyle
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Never. Even the opposition isn't questioning the recovery mindset.

Both sides will call it a recovery even when the starving homeless masses are crawling in the streets, bellies distended and begging.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:34 | 1346547 Medea
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"Dance to the tension of a world on edge."


I think Nietzsche wrote that. Or Axl Rose.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:18 | 1346504 lizzy36
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I expect that this will be one of the worst political seasons in recent memory. The lying, spinning, catchy tunes, and empty promises. UGH.

First candidate that actually says we need to cut spending by 30% and raise taxes by 20%, Social Security is subject to a means test, TBTF banks will be broken up, the fed will have one mandate:price stability and anyone over the age of 18 that wants to can married can, regardless of race, sex, or religion. Finally any candidate that does not believe in evolution, should immediately be disqualified for public office and instead proceed to their nearest reality TV show.I know i live in a dream world.

Full disclosure, the chances of any of the preceding happening are equivalent to my legs looking like Gisele Bündchen's. Hope is a cruel cruel, mate. 

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:40 | 1346565 ffart
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With a marginal tax rate over 50% for most middle class people I'd expect further tax hikes to cause unemployment on levels that make the Great Depression seem like picnic. I guess a better question from my viewpoint is, what from the current regime (if anything) is worth saving so much that you'd be willing to condemn untold amounts of people to a life of poverty for it?

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 14:30 | 1347617 Thisson
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Taxes are high enough.  America doesn't have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem.  And a parasite problem.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:40 | 1346571 Yes_Questions
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The next Great American President will find him/herself in the roll involuntarily.  Great Leadership does not reside in someone who would want to be the President in this climate with the current power structure.

We cannot rely on any of the Muppets lining up for the job right now. 


Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:30 | 1346708 ElvisDog
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I would add one thing - legalize all drug use for personal consumption for anyone over 21. Make drug laws exactly the same as alcohol laws (can't drive under the influence, etc.)

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 11:19 | 1346890 JB
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lol, evolution. yeah friggin right. look around. you think humanity is ADVANCING? the evidence to the contrary is punching you in the face.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:18 | 1346505 Gully Foyle
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The survey reflects a broadly pessimistic public mood as high gasoline prices, sliding home values and high unemployment numbers raised concerns about the pace of the U.S. economic recovery, The Washington Post said

Nothing about FOOD! What the fuck! People don't give a shit about rising prices on shrinking packages!

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:23 | 1346529 smithcreek
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Most surprising quote from the Washington Post article:


"Nearly six in 10 say the economy has not started to recover, regardless of what official statistics may say..."


No matter how cynical you are about the "sheeple", this is an encouraging statistic.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:31 | 1346542 Gully Foyle
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Except four in ten have the opposite opinion.

All you need is that teeny one in ten to make it an even split.

Cup half full and all.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 13:54 | 1347489 TheMerryPrankster
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My cup has a hole in the bottom and is leaking.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:44 | 1346572 SheepDog-One
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Go ahead, QE more, I dare ya!

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:39 | 1346561 GeorgeHayduke
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Like it matters what the peasants think of his performance. Obama is doing the bidding of his owners, just like all presidents since at least Regan. He, nor his owners, care what the peasants think as the peasantry has shown a great capacity for being a willing door mat if they dangle the carrot of the peon one day having a chance to be one of the Big Boyz who gets to push others around and flaunt their power.

Here's an old idea we can repackage, as if the dumbasses in this country could consider anything else, in 2012 let's change and elect a Republican who promises to really change things and fix the problems (sound familiar?). I mean, heck, Bush drove the economy into the dirt and started two wars we can't afford and Obama and a compliant senate and congress have continued about everything to the letter with change you and I can believe in! In fact, let's make sure it's one of those fire-breathing, militant, religious, pro-lifer who loves dealing death all business types who promises to set things aright. Someone who will make life tough on all those gays, liberals, illegal immigrants, and folks on unemployement who have looked for a job for months and haven't found one yet, the lazy bastards. You know, those folks who he/she says have caused all of your problems. Then, we can have yet another president from the one snake of a party with two heads who will keep the citizenry riled up and fighting each other over mundane crap while his/her owners still get what they want and remain unscathed. Meanwhile the owners will sit back laughing as they watch the herd mutilate each other over mundane crap while never looking in their direction.

Then ensure the system keeps on legally and economically crushing anyone who might think otherwise while keeping it impossible for anyone to drop out of the system. Now that bin Laden is gone they can create some domestic terr'rists to strike fear into the hearts of the dimwits. Let's see....anyone who is not like you is a good choice. Let's start with folks who might not want to live in the suburbs and consume, consume, consume lots of stuff. They are a threat and they are not contributing to the only thing that matters: the economy. Be fearful of them. Also, ANYONE with an alternative lifestyle (defined as not living like you or the Cleaver family) is on the watchlist. Don't go to church? You might be one of those suicide-bomber atheist fanatics we've never heard about but who are still a threat to all that is wholesome.

Hey, the fix is on the way. Just be sure to vote for the other Party's hack in the next election. It's the cure to all your ills.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:42 | 1346575 SheepDog-One
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Elections are not the plan, the New World Order is, and there wont be further QE there will now be massive false flag attacks on american soil.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:51 | 1346596 kridkrid
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If one were to speculate on a city... I think a city with a strong fisted and well connected mayor might make sense. 

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:15 | 1346656 nick howdy
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They'll have to do something to scare the shit out of the American Populace..New York, Chicago...

Maybe that's why after 10 yrs the "Liberty Tower" isn't done...See ya'll after the smoke clears..or not..

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 13:58 | 1347501 TheMerryPrankster
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The oligarchy enjoy irony and testing their tools. Chicago would be a prime target being as it would show Obama's true meddle and give them something to laugh over at the club. Honululu is too far from the main land to invoke the intended level of response.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 14:21 | 1347595 kridkrid
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My mind might be too conspiratorial for my own good, but I think Chicago for a couple of reasons... it's the midwest, kind of an everyman city, makes it more tangible for many.  I think Rahm is mayor for a reason... his opportunity to be Gulliani-esque as they pick up the pieces.  Just seems like the way it could go down.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 14:14 | 1347514 TheMerryPrankster
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Double post courtesy of an overloaded web server, <insert witty ironic comment here>

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:50 | 1346599 digalert
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The Kenya born anti-America, racist, narcissist, lying, teleprompter reading Barack Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama or "what's his name?" is toast.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:58 | 1346623 bankonzhongguo
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I can't help but worry that the very beasts that catapulted the Teleprompter-in-Chef into office will martyr the same man in a multi-effort to consolidate all prior financial malfeasance with a dead president, create another 50-year democratic party JFK type figurehead, anoint and blame a new era of domestic terrorists to justify all the unnecessary police state activities, gun confiscation and wiretapping and otherwise get Hillary or Rick Perry in the white house.  While I am not a fan of Obama, I sincerely hope the secret service doesn't sell out to a bunch of south Chicago Jewish mafia operating on the passive instructions of the last Bilderberg meeting.

It has never been clearer that the office of the president has been transformed into a whorehouse for criminal activity. At some point the same wolves that are eating your children will understand that Obama is too much of a liability for their political legitimacy and will take steps to remove him from office.  Maybe cutting Medicare will be the tipping point.  Funny thing is, how can Hillary say with feeling that she could bring even more political favors to our new corporate masters; Obamacare, no bankster prosecutions, war in Libya, civil rights being curtailed.  Is any historic democrat outraged that the conduct of Obama has been more outrageous than Bush/Cheney?

Hope and Change you can believe in.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 10:32 | 1346719 ElvisDog
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Stepping back for a moment, wouldn't a Hillary presidency be endlessly entertaining? Sort of like if Caracalla and taken over right after Commodus?

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 11:39 | 1346982 I Told YOU So
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yes, all those white house attendants running around without underpants on.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 11:28 | 1346942 JB
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hint: it ain't the Jews. it's the Vatican. 


junk away.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 14:06 | 1347529 jmc8888
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Rick Perry is a fascist.  Go ahead and vote an idiot fascist into office, and we'll get more fascism.

Oh I'm not saying that as pro-Obama, fuck Nerobama.  I'm calling a fascist, a fascist.  Rick Perry is just another idiot that will bring America down.

Better find another alternative.  Hillary ain't good either.

If your candidate's first position ain't Glass-Steagall, you better find a new one, because that one will suck big sweat donkey balls covered in shit.

Rick Perry....I wouldn't trust him to run a garage sale.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 09:55 | 1346624 Eireann go Brach
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Its a sad state of affiars in this country when Obama is leading polls! This country is Completely devoid of leadership! I bet Obama will bring in Jay Z and Flavor Flav to chair the Treasury and Fed on his next term!

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