DeBT CeiLiNG MaYHeM

williambanzai7's picture

If any of you have been wondering what our boy Alan Grayson has been up to, here it is. First of all he shaved that ridiculous looking beard off.

Boehner

Hmmm, this explains why he had that beard in the first place...

Second, he has taken up the fine art of visual prose, as this visually stimulating and humorous letter demonstrates.

"Dear Friend,
I know why House Speaker John Boehner walked out of debt ceiling talks with President Obama on Friday.
It’s because Boehner can’t deliver.
It doesn’t matter what terms the President offers. It’s that simple. Boehner can’t deliver the votes.
The President might as well be negotiating with Tiger Woods; Tiger can’t deliver the votes, either. But at least Tiger has a better swing.
On Friday, the President said, “I think that one of the questions that the Republican Party is going to have to ask itself is, can they say yes to anything? Can they say yes to anything?”
The answer to your question, Mr. President, is no. The national Republican Party can’t even says yes to yes. And Boehner can’t do anything about that.
In May 1935, Pierre Laval, then the Foreign Minister of France, and also the once and future Prime Minister of France, met with Josef Stalin, the Soviet dictator. Laval, a Catholic, urged Stalin to stop persecuting Catholics in the Soviet Union. Stalin asked Laval why it mattered. Laval replied that continued persecution could provoke a quarrel between Stalin and the Pope.
Stalin replied, “The Pope? How many divisions does he have?”
I don’t think that anyone could confuse John Boehner with the Pope, but nevertheless, at this point, President Obama might ask the same question about Boehner. How many divisions does John Boehner have?
Fifty-nine House Republicans abandoned Boehner on the “compromise” appropriations bill. Even though Boehner depicted it to them as a Republican victory on par with, say, the Battle of Stalingrad.
And now, Fox News has reported that between 80 and 120 Republican members of the House will vote against any bill to increase the debt ceiling, no matter what else is in it. You can be sure that Fox News knows what Republicans in Washington are thinking – because Fox News tells them what to think.
So somewhere between a third and a half of all of the Republicans in the House of Representatives are going to vote against increasing the debt ceiling, no matter what Boehner puts in front of them. Boehner is a general with no troops. The coach has no players. The teacher has no students. The chief has no Indians. The bride has no bridesmaids.
That’s why Boehner is always crying.
It seems as though all those rounds of golf lately between Boehner and the President aren’t likely to accomplish much, except maybe lowering the President’s handicap.
According to Fox, Boehner can’t deliver enough Republican votes to increase the debt limit. So where does that leave us?
Congress has over 200 caucuses. The largest is the Congressional Progressive Caucus. I think that what Congress needs is a new caucus, Democrats and Republicans, who are willing to raise the debt ceiling without cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
I’d call it the Sane Caucus.
Courage,
Alan Grayson"

h/t KA

WB7

It seems pretty clear what his re-election strategy is. Not a bad one if you are looking to corner the AARP vote in Florida.

Amidst the continuing carnival of debt, and putting aside the collective idiocy of Washington DC (Debt Ceiling), I found it somewhat disquieting to see just how much our government is trying to ape the short term priorities of Wall Street.

Look at them all kowtowing to the rating agencies. I mean who really gives a flying AIG what the rating agencies think. Why don't we just shut them all down instead of watching them pretend to have their hallelujah moment? Yes good old subprime Amerika is no longer a AAA credit. Do we really need those useless shit bags to tell us this?

Next, the idea that decisions have to be timed to the market. All weekend we heard about the financial mayhem that would follow if an agreement could not be announced before the Asian open.

Wow! What a climax.

This just goes to show how very very little little Chicken Geithner understands where and when the financial contagion will strike next. It also tells us that our debt addicted leaders are thinking spin and instant market gratification instead of long term planning for the future of the Republic.

That crazy Floridian Fraudclosurenaut Grayson seems to have it right again. Boehner can't deliver what the Democrats desperately need and the Democrats will commit public harakiri if they go along with putting the knife to SM&M without getting something tangible, instead of smoke and mirrors, in return.

Somewhere over the weekend, I read a comment about the Titanic analogy that was really spot on.

Unlike Washington DC, the crew of the Titanic did not have the benefit of months and months of advance warning and preparations for the approaching field of mega icebergs in which we now find ourselves smack in the middle.


DEBT VERTIGO

 

. CHICKEN LITTLE

 

. THE END IS NIGH

 

. FEAR

 

. ASIAN MARKET CLOCK

 

. MASTER HU FLUNG DUNG

 

. DEBT CEILING STANDBY

 

. RATING AGENCIES

 

. S&P

 

. CRAZY BARRY

 

. LETS MAKE A CUT

. VOID . I LUV JUNK

 

. HER NAME IS...

 

BL

 

. THE END IN MONOCHROME

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Henry Chinaski's picture

Grayson is just what we need.  More Harvard lawyers running the place. [/sarc]

Mercury's picture

Bela Pelosi !!

Yeah, pretty much.

I vant to suck your con-sti-tooooooooootion!

FlyPaper's picture

+2  - very funny Merc~

2discern's picture

Timmy boy's eyes look very natural (bulging from inflation) as HIS lying greed soaked grin warns the masses.

Subprime JD's picture

The Bernanke pic was hilarious! Excellent work WB!

rosiescenario's picture

Look at them all kowtowing to the rating agencies"

 

A seemingly modest solution.....just nationalize them and let the Treasury run them....a win / win for all concerned, even the taxpayers, for a change.

blueRidgeBoy's picture

I thought I told you to knock off the funky capitalization.  I was serious about that.

Bela Pelosi, though.  That's good humor.

Agent P's picture

WB7, While all your photoshop work is great, I notice you really go the extra mile with the Kung Fu pics...Master Hu Flung Dung above and the Enter the Dragon pics from last week (especially the one of big head Ben) are some of your best work.  Thanks for the laughs.

Dr. Porkchop's picture

Bela Pelosi's dead...

andybev01's picture

Green arrow for excellent 80's reference!

StychoKiller's picture

Hmm, so was the Count in "Dracula"...perhaps you'd rather play with Zombies?? :>D

Kassandra's picture

Fantastic...as usual. Every time I think..Well, he's topped it, you prove me wrong.

Careless Whisper's picture

The real deal didn't need a teleprompter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yYGoO5imyY

 

too funny

moofph's picture

...will the "raise the debt ceiling or the world collapses part II" movie be out this fall? (pun intended)

darkstar7646's picture

No, it's out a week from Tuesday.

Escapeclaws's picture

Bela Pelosi! A real coup, that!

However, you're mistaken about Standard and Poors. That's Barry and Michele "going native" on their latest trip back to O's birthplace in Kenya. Typical American tourists!

tip e. canoe's picture

"It also tells us that our debt addicted leaders are thinking spin and instant market gratification instead of long term planning for the future of the Republic."

ladies & germs, there's your nutshell.

p.s. brilliant post, bill.   both in text & image.

love the Hitch, Totally Insane!

Burgess Shale's picture

Ron Paul's right--it's better to default now and deal with it now than let it fall on our kids and grandkids (and us in nursing homes).  Does the government really need to borrow another 2.4 trillion in the next 18 months? 

Ag1761's picture

Yes, 2.4 Trillion to fund WWIII but think of the spoils and all those PM bugs will need to give up their Gold in aid of the war effort. Lets go....but how do we start it without getting the blame?

 

Ag1761's picture

Yes, 2.4 Trillion to fund WWIII but think of the spoils and all those PM bugs will need to give up their Gold in aid of the war effort. Lets go....but how do we start it without getting the blame?

 

Burgess Shale's picture

Ron Paul's right--it's better to default now and deal with it now than let it fall on our kids and grandkids (and us in nursing homes).  Does the government really need to borrow another 2.4 trillion in the next 18 months? 

Freddie's picture

Is Barok Hussein Mugabe on war #6 or #7? I lost count at #5.

hooligan2009's picture

now william..your mission should you choose to accept it..is to do an animated cartoon that represents the life cycle of profligater spending that led us to 9 trillion in too much debt and the gurgling sounds this will make as we return to the apolitical (non-partisan influenced, dependent or negotiable) level of debt we can actually afford, given our tax take. the maths are simple (I warned I would post until I am junked into the IMF) but here is the rationale for a debt ceiling that actually is a limit! the debt limit  for the debt ceiling is simply one we can afford. this is a function of the total tax take, less the amount handed back to the tax payers which leaves the economies affordable debt servicing, multiply this by 100/the financing rate.say a 4% yield curve for government and wam there is your debt ceiling/limit. How simple is that? ok, so what does that mean? let's say we can afford 200 billion a year (10% of the 2tn tax take) times 25 (100/4) = 5 trillion. all spending should be capped at the 1.8 trillion that represents the 2tn less 200 billion and the debt ceiling capped accordingly. Let's use a chapter 11 bankruptcy equivalent and give everyone a 60% haircut on their holdings of US treasuries and reset the system! all previous promises that involved increasing debt by borrowing are lies and created "odious" debt.  this can be applied to all countries and their financing rates.so you can create an animated cartoon that puts each country in turn into the barber shop of haircuts! buzzcuts or trims or afros! .i might just keep posting this til i get so junked, I get promoted to the IMF 

rosiescenario's picture

......"A Rake's Progress" ala Hogarth...........except he lacked the advantages offered in PhotoShop....

williambanzai7's picture

We call it Jubilee Barber Shop

IQ 145's picture

I really, really liked the Standard & Poor visual. I always thought they should say, "Our standards are very poor". What a name for a rating agency.

Bartanist's picture

As the Odessa investigation has implied, the Pope had Hitler and Germany's divisions to use against Stalin.

IQ 145's picture

 The quotation is fraudulent; it's correct attribution is to Napoleon Bonaparte. Look it up.

docj's picture

It doesn’t matter what terms the President offers. It’s that simple. Boehner can’t deliver the votes.

Pity "Mister Truth" has this exactly backward.

The Teleprompter hasn't "offered" anything. In fact, it seems pretty obvious that Barky wants a collapse so he can bring-on the next phase of his nearly perfectly exected Cloward-Piven strategy.

Grayson was, is and ever shall be, first and foremost, a hack.

williambanzai7's picture

Cloward-Piven startegy. Tx for that ;-)

Bastiat's picture

Had never heard of the Cloward-Piven strategy. thanks.

For other's reference:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/11/clowardpiven_government.html

DosZap's picture

Bastiat,

Never heard of Cloward-Piven?.....

Dude, where you been, how about Saul Alinsky?.

All three peas n a Pod.

All are parts of the brain of BHO.

He is using their book, to a "T".

PPagan's picture

Cloward-Piven, what a pathetic,hypocritical/delusionary joke!

Combined projection/displacement propaganda hate-mongering from the mouth-foaming right.

StychoKiller's picture

Perhaps you're more in favor of Fabianism?

Wakanda's picture

"The End is Near..."?

Bring it on deadbeats.

rufusbird's picture

your on a role dude!

Dr. Engali's picture

Bela Pelosi had me mesmerized. I hadn't scrolled down all the way and saw that picture and thought to myself" that's one of the creepiest things I've seen. I recognize that eye from someplace".  Brilliantly done as always.

williambanzai7's picture

You know me well enough by now to know that that one lands smack in the middle of the Banzai7 black image arts ;-)

Bastiat's picture

Creepy is right -- it makes me want to cry and vomit at the same time.

Doyle Hargraves's picture

I'll sell out any taxpayer for $99.95!!!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtjdHaMeiiQ&feature=related

 

Edit:Junked myself Bitchez, cause I am stupid like that!

Miles Kendig's picture

"I see debt people." - JEliasof

dick cheneys ghost's picture

good stuff as always...........

Bastiat's picture

Brilliant!!  Hu Flung Dung!  First laugh of this not-so-funny week.  Agree completely with your Grayson analysis.  It's hard to believe what's going on.  It's almost like we are starting to HOPE it's all theater rather than terminal dsyfunction.