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Tim Geithner And Senators Hold Press Briefing On Debt

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Not sure what this is all about, but Timmy is about to throw some more mutual assured destruction fire and brimstone bombs. Watch it live here.

h/t @CrownThomas

 

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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.

pods

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5os4NFeKFFs

 

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....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_BoAXopS54

 

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTJ1OMZWNLU

 

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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+666

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:44 | 1457066 cougar_w
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WINNER!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:54 | 1457109 carbonmutant
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+10

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?!?!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjSs9pQntlg 

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?

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:14 | 1457178 dark pools of soros
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remember, he is quitting as soon as he is done with this 'debt ceiling issue'

 

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:21 | 1457198 Hugh G Rection
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So does Hitman's agent provocateur troll game.

 

What happened to your post about someone needing to "pop this fuck"???

 

FOAD federal douchebag.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_provocateur 

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:33 | 1457004 r101958
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It is all good theatre. Trying to make it look like they are all sweating it out 7/24 in a cigar-smoke filled back room.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:41 | 1457056 knukles
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"like they are all sweating it out 7/24 in a cigar-smoke filled back room"

.....ripping the hearts out of the opposition, pounding them into submission, straining to keep us all happy in the land of the free, saving the future, keeping the lights on in the shining castle upon the hill....

....'cept there weren't no opposition there in that smoke filled back room with whom to tussle....

.... disturbing

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:52 | 1457099 MsCreant
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The smoke is from the fire they can't put out. The point of any meeting is to come up with a line of bull we might buy for a can kicking bit...

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:13 | 1457175 White.Star.Line
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The theater has just started.

In order to quelch all dissent, minimize criticism, and make us all believe that WE chose to increase the debt ceiling, doom the dollar, and ruin the country, the show must get a bit more dramatic.

Perhaps a long impasse, withholding of SSI, disability, State support, military checks, hell why just shut it ALL down for a few weeks.

That should pretty much silence any criticism from the "fiscal radicals".

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:22 | 1457201 fallout11
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US politics is more like "professional wrestling" than anything else. Pure entertainment dressed pretending to be "real". The face (good guy) and the heel (bad guy) talk it up, act like there are real rivalries and bad blood between them, get the crowd going ape for one or the other, drumming up interest in the big pay-per-view cage match event for the belt. They might even tussle a few times pre-event, always carefully played for ratings and broken up before anything can be really decided by their managers. Big day comes, and box office take is huge, and one leaves with the belt, perhaps the same one that arrived with it, perhaps not. But afterwards they both go back to the same hotel room and drink together and laugh about all the money they just made from the suckers they played, the audience.  Sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 16:07 | 1457328 Things that go bump
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Jesse Ventura, who has cause to know, has compared politics to profession wrestling in the past.  

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:40 | 1457049 Momauguin Joe
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The Guatemalan nanny just told him she's pregnant with twins and she wants big bucks.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:26 | 1456946 YesWeKahn
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Are they fighting over the door?

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:34 | 1457009 Aductor
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They're running for the exit...

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:26 | 1456947 props2009
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http://gmbpost.com/investment-news/lol-moment-as-nancy-pelosi-says-obama...

 

Hilarious moment as Nancy Pelosi compares Barrack Obama to Job in Bible and says Obama is greater.

 

Am falling off the chair here. What a nut!!!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:28 | 1456955 buzzsaw99
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The Lloyd giveth, and the Lloyd taketh away.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:29 | 1456967 cougar_w
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Okay now that's funny.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:35 | 1457017 JW n FL
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++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Best line I have seen in a good LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG while!!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:38 | 1457028 MsCreant
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It just is, isn't it?

PS. Read your story and liked it! 

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:47 | 1457078 JW n FL
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which one? you trouble maker? why are women always trouble? is that what makes them fun? I am going to have to think on that.. but please which story of mine did you enjoy?

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:55 | 1457111 MsCreant
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I'm sorry JW, I was addressing Cougar. Cougar wrote about a stock broker who met a special, er, uh, angel, and the interactions that ensued. 

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:08 | 1457161 cougar_w
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Cool beans.

Did you know there are like five of them now?

I over did it. But when Hollywood calls to buy the rights Imma rake'n it in, the chumps.

There is one story set around Xmas, I never released it. Too scared of it actually. Had carolling, a fancy dress party, holiday romance and probably the most deranged scene of raging Gothic horror ever written, by anyone. The latter is not necessarily my thing, though I find I'm getting the hang of it.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:14 | 1457176 Cognitive Dissonance
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Don't forget that I'm your PR agent cougar. Or you can buy me out if that's what you want.

Or not. Whatever. Just stop looking at me that way.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:52 | 1457098 DaveyJones
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very good Buzz. Promise me we don't have to see any of them naked

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:44 | 1457070 NotApplicable
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Amen

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:05 | 1457149 knukles
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Who claims God's agent must tread lightly, else the Real God excorcises contributions.

                       -  Book of Lloyd 1:1

 

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:28 | 1456948 AccreditedEYE
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"Colonel Sanders.... prepare rates (and short ES contracts) for ludicrous speed."

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:32 | 1456992 buzzsaw99
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use the schwartz

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:35 | 1457018 AccreditedEYE
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+1 However, I don't think even that could help the situation. LOL It's time for the sequel... The Search For More Money. :)

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:27 | 1456949 Long-John-Silver
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SSDD Same Shit Different Day.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:27 | 1456950 Eric Cartman
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Shorting!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:27 | 1456952 Dreadker
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So seven days right?  I see a lot of 'bun throwing' and 'toys out the stroller' actions but nothing being actually implemented...

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:27 | 1456953 pepperspray
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The good news is the chip can be easily injectable

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:28 | 1456956 Cognitive Dissonance
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This is getting good.

Wake me when the Brimstone starts. I've never actually seen the stuff, but the Bible says it's a really good show.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:29 | 1456961 Dreadker
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For once i feel the movie might actually be better than the book ;-)

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:30 | 1456975 DeltaDawn
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LOL!.....(transitions to tearfullness and then balling).

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:44 | 1457068 Cognitive Dissonance
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Comment reply of the week winner.

Just too funny on so many levels.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:55 | 1457114 DaveyJones
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We really should have some sort of reward system. Maybe post it front page somewhere? Was it last new years eve we were throwing up nominations for comment of the year?

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:43 | 1457061 MayIMommaDogFac...
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If you mix brimstone and frankensense, then put it in the toaster oven for a little while on really low, THEN throw it in your pipe...

You'll wind up practicing your kara-TE moves on shoulder of the freeway at 4am -- or, so I've heard.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:49 | 1457088 Cognitive Dissonance
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Wait wait, don't go yet.

What are the proper proportions of brimstone to frankensense, how long in the toaster oven at what temp, does it have to be a freeway or even 4 AM and what is kara-TE.

Or do I care what kara-TE is? 

Wait, never mind about the Kara-TE. :>)

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:31 | 1457224 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Kara-TE is simply the way you have to say it (karate) -- with that special accent at the end so that every knows that you are a master (meaning, novice).

;)

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:52 | 1457274 Cognitive Dissonance
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But what temperature? And can I use my Easy Bake Oven?

Give me some answers dammit.

 

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 16:38 | 1457443 Manthong
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Good luck getting that thing to work with a US Congress mandated 26W CFL Lamp.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 16:48 | 1457498 Cognitive Dissonance
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I'm hoarding my old incandescent bulb supply. In 10 years they will be worth more than Gold. :>)

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 21:36 | 1458211 MayIMommaDogFac...
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THANKS for that!

The proper temperature is SEVEN. 

ps If you use up your last incandescent you can substitute the heat from any modern cpu.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:46 | 1457077 wang
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just make sure you don't look back (unless you want to become a salt lick)

http://www.blinman.com/salt_lick_s.jpg

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:28 | 1456957 JW n FL
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WE NEED AUSTERITY!

 

WE NEED CUTS TO BALANCE OUR BUDGET!!

 

WE NEED TAX CUTS TO CREATE JOBS!!!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:47 | 1457074 CrashisOptimistic
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As I pointed out above, the Democrats had full control for 2.5 years and could have passed a tax increase any time they wanted.  They could have passed one in the Bush years, too, and let him veto it.

Funny how that never happened.  A tax increase won't get through their own caucus, and that's true today, too.  The GOP could let them bring such a bill to the floor.  It would get almost no votes from Democrats.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:06 | 1457160 knukles
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and raise the debt ceiling

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 16:43 | 1457477 JW n FL
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One of my other posts (from today) describes the fact that Government.. Democrats when they had the majority were in gridlock and now with the Republicans, yet more Gridlock.. "the Government wants to stir the pot more than Tyler" is verbatim from my dialogue earlier..

 

so knowing that the Government wishes to cause broad and systemic stress to the largest segment of the population raises the question as to why the Government is going out of its way to stress the American People, Broadly.

 

In Pakistan, our Embassy was Cerebrating very Publicly Gay Rights Day! which of course has caused a fracture of the Government there (a few days ago).

 

I bring that up to demonstrate how an over land pipe line from Iran to China serves NOT America's Best Interests..

 

Sending 6 million Manufacturing Jobs to China, Loaning China the Money to Build Factories and then giving Corporations Tax Breaks to Move those Jobs Off Shore was NOT in America's best interests..

 

Dragging out the debt ceiling issue? NOT in America's best interests..

 

I am hard pressed to demonstrate our Government acting in "We the People's" best interests going back DECADES!

 

So what does our Government (it doesnt matter which Lobby Whore Infested Party) want to destabilize our Manufacturing Base? our Tax Base and our allies?

 

Our Country is on a Crash Course and has been for quite a long while, Our Government has and still is aiming for a crash and regardless of the Party once again.. they continue to drive Our Country into the Ground.

 

What the Fuck? Population Control? What? Why is Our Government trying to cause broad distress? within the best armed population in the World?

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:05 | 1457150 LeBalance
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If you wish to take ownership of someone else's liabilities and buy into their illusion then by all means self-imposed flaggelation is nice.

Take care.

/Moe, Larry, and Curly run around the room madly and collide in the middle./

Moe: "Thanks you Clowns; If we hadn't smacked into eachotherit would have been madness forever."

Curly: "Soitainly!"

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 16:49 | 1457508 JW n FL
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The Government wants Gridlock to perpetuate the distress levied against "We the People" I would simply rather rip the band aide off more quickly than allow the pain to be dragged on and on by removing it slowly.

 

The only real hope that ALL of us have is if the Majority of "We the People" are made to suffer enough to demand change.

 

I dont like the fact and to be clear I am soooooooooooooo very open to another path to follow.. but effecting real change in this political climate, with these idiot monkey's? is going to take some direct applied pressure, that is already being applied (NOT BY ME!) in fits and starts. So once again, lets get it over with and start anew!

 

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:28 | 1456958 Translational Lift
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Taking a page out of Hank Paulson's play book.....

Assholes.....

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:28 | 1456959 cougar_w
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Why for is Mr. Market suddenly all me no likee?

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:31 | 1456987 carbonmutant
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Mr. Market is beginning to choke on the BS.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:29 | 1456960 buzzsaw99
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bernanke is a democrat!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:32 | 1456994 ATM
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democrat kleptocrat

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:29 | 1456962 DeltaDawn
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I am going to buy some PMs right as the press conference is ending, along with another 20 million who can still afford to. The rest of the population on the planet wishes they could do likewise.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:30 | 1456974 Long-John-Silver
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Gold over $1,600 and Silver over $40 tomorrow before close.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:33 | 1457006 Dreadker
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I'm waiting until they raise the debt ceiling sometime in the next week... and then again for the QE3 announcement... Then that will probably my last buying of gold & silver... after that its lead ;-)

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:29 | 1456965 the not so migh...
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I am firewalled, what did he say what did he say?   Will the baby get it if the debt ceiling is not raised?

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:31 | 1456977 cougar_w
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Worse. He threatened to kill a puppy.

The man is insane I tell you. Insane.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:38 | 1457019 hedgeless_horseman
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He said, "I am not going to say anything except that it is the other team's fault." 

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:41 | 1457044 Cognitive Dissonance
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OK, everyone switch teams. That should buy us another week or two.

One, two, three.......NOW!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:46 | 1457075 MachoMan
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Cougar, ye jest, but my local police official recently made a television appearance to threaten they were going to kill puppies if the sales tax wasn't raised...  I'm not shitting you...  you joke, but it really happens.  (and it works!)

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:31 | 1456981 Cognitive Dissonance
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No.....but the sheriff will. (Christ, this is too easy.)

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:33 | 1457001 buzzsaw99
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LMAO!!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:34 | 1457011 Dolar in a vortex
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+1.

Oops, sorry Mr President.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 16:25 | 1457363 hedgeless_horseman
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Barack: [low voice] Hold it! Next congressman refuses to hike the debt, the nigger gets it!
Timmay: Hold it, men. He's not bluffing.

 

Yes.  Too easy.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 16:27 | 1457388 the not so migh...
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Ouch he really an't bluffing

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 17:40 | 1457706 DaveyJones
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the collapse is near...and so is the sheriff

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:36 | 1457023 SheepDog-One
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Do what he SAY! Lawdy do what he SAY!

?The Health Care Hustle?‏ - YouTube

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:43 | 1457265 Bay of Pigs
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"He's not bluffing men...."

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:39 | 1457042 cougar_w
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You will not believe this, but an hour ago I went on UTube to find that exact clip.

Yeah, life is starting to imitate art ... and not in a good way either.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:59 | 1457133 MsCreant
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I was googling for that one too about an hour ago. Did not post it because what I found is 4 minutes long. 

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:33 | 1456995 Long-John-Silver
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They were all hold guns to the heads of Soldiers, Sailors, Police and their Baby's.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:32 | 1456966 hedgeless_horseman
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Same story...different day.

From two years ago:

Tim Geither says hitting the debt limit could have catastrophic economic consequences, potentially worse than impact of 2008-09 financial crisis. Expect much more threats of total and complete annihilation unless the dumbest guys in the room get what they want.

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/tiny-tim-pulls-out-huge-mad-guns-failure-boost-debt-ceiling-would-lead-catastrophic-crisis#comment-852487

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:30 | 1456968 r101958
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What a complete and utter crock of schmidt!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:30 | 1456971 cthulhu
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Geithner? Geithner??!??

That's the most credible person they can send out to push this thing?

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:35 | 1457015 SheepDog-One
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Are they so out of touch they dont realize Geithner is hated by us? I mean, even more hated than the avg politician ass hat up there in their $3,000 suits?

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:31 | 1456976 HEHEHE
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"Will the baby get it if the debt ceiling is not raised?"

They thought a puppy was just going to die, but now a baby too?

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:40 | 1457046 sabra1
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i want my debt ceiling NOOOOW!!!!!!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:31 | 1456979 Flore
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bring on the pitchforks !!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:40 | 1457050 Juan Wild
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get em before Hillary imposes a global ban!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 19:34 | 1457970 JW n FL
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Aztlan Bitchez!!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:31 | 1456980 Spaceman Spiff
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Cut taxes to zero deficits and no intragovernmental borrowing to produce that number.   With that token of good faith from our spend easy politicians, raise taxes to service the debt.

Then have both sides stfu for a few months.   To all the special interests that raise holy hell, tell them to suck it.   Real compromise is easy if they all had a spine and some balls.   

 

 

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:31 | 1456982 Dreadker
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Is this yet another attempt to impress on the average clueless MSM watcher that if we don't protect the status quo the world will end?

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:39 | 1457045 cougar_w
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Yes.

 

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 18:04 | 1457714 DaveyJones
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the quo 

only goes

to those

with status 

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:31 | 1456983 CHARLIE.DONT.SERF
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Heckuva job Brownie.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:31 | 1456984 Dolar in a vortex
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Reid, Turban, Schumer, all pigs of the highest order. I don't love the repubs but for craps sake those guys are human fecal matter.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:32 | 1456989 Nedly66
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"Raise the debt ceiling or I resign" - Timmay

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:35 | 1457014 the not so migh...
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Timmay theres the door,  good bye.  See ya at Goldmans HQ

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:36 | 1457024 carbonmutant
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Promises, Promises, Promises...

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:39 | 1457041 DonnieD
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"hide yo kids, hide yo wife, cause I'm rapin' everybody out here" -- Timmy to taxpayers.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:32 | 1456990 mynhair
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Little TaxCheat:

If we fail to raise the debt limit, it will be the end of Amerika as we know it.

Replace 'know' with 'want' and this is true from his Lib perspective.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:33 | 1457002 SheepDog-One
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Whole lotta jibber jabba!

Mr T

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:33 | 1457005 Dolar in a vortex
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What a bunch of smarmy politicians.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:33 | 1457007 kito
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Six o'clock - TV hour. Don't get caught in foreign towers.
Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself churn.
Locking in, uniforming, book burning, blood letting.
Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate.
Light a candle, light a votive. Step down, step down.
Watch your heel crush, crushed. Uh-oh, this means no fear cavalier.
Renegade steer clear! A tournament, a tournament, a tournament of lies.
Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives and I decline.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it. (It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it (It's time I had some time alone) and I feel fine.
(I feel fine)

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:37 | 1457031 foxmuldar
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haha! as long as we all feel fine everything will be ok. Just don't stand too close to the fan that the shit is about to hit. lol

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:33 | 1457008 props2009
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http://gmbpost.com/investment-news/lol-moment-as-nancy-pelosi-says-obama...

 

Hilarious moment as Nancy Pelosi compares Barrack Obama to Job in Bible and says Obama is greater.

 

Am falling off the chair here. What a nut!!!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:37 | 1457032 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Obama and a "job" have nothing in common:)

 

Tuco

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 14:51 | 1457097 carbonmutant
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 Well, we haven't heard from the Whale yet...

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