Tim Geithner And Senators Hold Press Briefing On Debt

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Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:22 | 1456930 Cassandra Syndrome
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Alien invasion if Debt Ceiling isn't raised?

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:31 | 1456985 Popo
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Unfortunately for Timmy,  he's the boy who cried "wolf"

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:40 | 1457051 camaro68ss
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Turbo timmy- "America, if the debt is not raised, satin will rise from hell to eat all american souls.Im super cereal about this guys, it must be raised."

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:44 | 1457067 LeBalance
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"satin???" :::: how luxurious!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:56 | 1457119 camaro68ss
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"satan" I’m just portraying turbo Timmy cant spell. get it. lol so funny

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:59 | 1457129 wanklord
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Americans are a bunch of stupid animals easy to manipulate and subdue.The sooner the US economy collapses the better, so these brutes will finally learn NOT to live beyond their means.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:51 | 1457291 Shell Game
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lol!  ++

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:16 | 1457184 Rick Masters
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Are you a bot you stupid wanker? You said the same thing the other day verbatim. or are you just stupid. BTW, if America collapses, who is going to protect your ass from Russia. Da da.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:27 | 1457215 Tim White
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The longest orgasm in world history...the Russians have been coming for over 60 years!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:39 | 1457250 pods
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Sorry chap, but all nations now issue debt money at interest.  So when the debt (money) stops increasing, we are all done.

Unless you are a now well capitalized bankster ready for taking real property at pennies on the dollar, you are in the same boat, but on a different deck.


Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:41 | 1457257 TheDriver
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As an American, I really want to junk you [looks around at co-workers] but I won't. *sigh

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 21:28 | 1458195 AldousHuxley
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Most people are dumb. Learn things the hard way no matter how much smart folks warn.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:45 | 1457073 Lord Welligton
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Satin? Doesn't sound to scary at all.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:47 | 1457083 Cow
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he's testifying before Congress as we speak

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:54 | 1457096 TruthInSunshine
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John Williams' Shadow Government Statistics: 

CHART: Inflation Hits 10%
Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:34 | 1457013 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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They're already here. You not got your shades on?

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:40 | 1457048 andybev01
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+1000, Piper!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:14 | 1457177 buzzsaw99
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all outta bubba gum

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 21:05 | 1458143 LongBalls
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$10 say's Anthony Weiner is in the center of this circle jerk.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:23 | 1456933 cougar_w
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I hope he comes on with devil horns and a pitchfork and sets everyone on fire while eating their mortal souls. On live TV.

That would rawk.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:29 | 1456963 Cognitive Dissonance
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I like how your mind works. I assume they keep you in a cage at your place of employment?

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:34 | 1457012 cougar_w
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Are you kidding? No cage at all and no leash most days and they let me write ... wait for it ... internet security software!

Yes, they are fools. But I love my work so I let them live.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:59 | 1457104 Cognitive Dissonance
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Now that's just crazy talk.

That you would let them live I mean.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:17 | 1457186 Rick Masters
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You're funny, Courgar. Thanks for the laugh.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:41 | 1457040 Cdad
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I wonder if, at this point, it is even possible for bankers and politicians to be more hated than they already are?  

I'm going to go ahead and be surprised if it is possible.

"We're still doing a lot of business in Europe.  We hope the Europeans appreciate that." J. Dimon

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:55 | 1457112 SheepDog-One
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I think its only possible bankers can be even more hated when the last of the clingers-on, the true believer middle class remnants, get their foreclosure notices.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:32 | 1456986 MsCreant
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I like your take. I had more of a Send in the Clowns kind of vibe feel about this.



Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:38 | 1457037 AccreditedEYE
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Haha! nice.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:40 | 1457047 carbonmutant
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More like Ship of Fools....



Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:49 | 1457092 Slartebartfast
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Very nice!  Thanks for that.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:56 | 1457121 Braindonor1
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I was going to recommend:



Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:35 | 1457021 Hugh G Rection
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eat their mortal souls?


In a room full of senators I think he would go hungry...

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:41 | 1457054 andybev01
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Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:44 | 1457066 cougar_w
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Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:54 | 1457109 carbonmutant
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Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:23 | 1456934 AmazingLarry
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Briefing or griefing? 

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:33 | 1457000 MayIMommaDogFac...
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+5 fiatscoes

BTW -- on the outside chance that no one else around has asked:

Is there something you could share with the rest of us Amazing Larry?!?!?


Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:09 | 1457169 AmazingLarry
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NICE! You're the first I've seen, MommaDog. Now, would you like fruit or mint?

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:25 | 1457213 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Fruit please.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:36 | 1457027 knukles
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Whining, pissing, moaning and best of all....

Classic Victimization... It's not my fault, I wasn't there, I did my part, Hammie did it not me, the dog ate my homework, nobody can prove it, I have an excuse, why does everybody hate me, if they'd do it my way (compromise) then it'd all be OK, they're the problem not me, I'm fair and honest, they're dumb.....

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:25 | 1456940 chet
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At this point, we'll get a compromise along the lines fo the McConnell proposal, I think.

The GOP can't run the House.  It's the difference between being a protest movement and a functioning governing body. 

The compromise will pass with mostly Dem votes, but enough Reps to give it a majority.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:43 | 1457063 CrashisOptimistic
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You do not understand conference rules.

No Speaker can bring a bill to the floor with the intent of passing it over the majority of his or her own caucus.  This is why Pelosi never brought a tax increase to the floor.  Her own caucus would vote it down.

Hastert did it one time decades ago and was told that if such a thing ever appeared to be about to take place again, he would be replaced before the vote.

Nope, you never ever can pass a bill over the majority of your own party.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:47 | 1457084 chet
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I do understant those rules.  The point I'm trying to make is that the GOP house "leadership" can't pass any legislation (for the very reason you describe).  So in what sense are they leading anything at all?  They wanted the job, but they can't get er done.

They keep looking at Obama, like "you have to do something!"  But Obama can't run the White House and Congress.  Boehner and Cantor, you wanted the house, so figure out how to do something with it.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:25 | 1456941 HITMAN56
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wow Timmy looks like shit

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:33 | 1456993 binky
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He smells like it too.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:37 | 1457036 DaveyJones
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comment of the week award

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:50 | 1457093 MsCreant
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If it looks like a shit and smells like a shit...

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:53 | 1457103 binky
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Good thing he didn't step in it.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:58 | 1457127 Uncle Remus
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Take it the White House in a paper bag and light it?

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