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Obama Addresses The Nation Over The "Debt Ceiling Stalemate"

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Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:06 | 1492671 nmewn
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Negative Liberties.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:41 | 1492857 ratso
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The bald racial hatred that underlies many of the posting for this paragraph as well as the attitudes of many in Congress blinds and deafens them to any reasoned remarks that enter the debate.

How about addressing the racism that you at times inadvertently inspire.  Or, are you afraid of loosing some of the crazies with their encapsulated delusions about Obama's origins.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:47 | 1492886 Chief KnocAHoma
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Quit hiding behind race and blast off!

If you disagree with this statement you are a white hating reverse racist.

I am The Chief!

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 00:24 | 1493458 AldousHuxley
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Jim Rogers says:

  • US already lost AAA rating
  • Moodys don't know jack squat
  • politicians just getting free face time on camera for next election
  • balancing the budget hasn't happened and won't happen
  • default will be a few days if at all



Tue, 07/26/2011 - 00:38 | 1493485 darkstar7646
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1) Ding. We've already lost the AAA, and did so three months ago when we had to resort to the accounting tricks. So when does a major call them on it?

2) Ding. See question to end #1.

3) Buzz. What people do not understand is that, if he tries to withhold the SS checks for any considerable length of time (and let's not even get INTO food stamps!), he can forget about an election of any kind.

4) Ding!!! You cannot balance the budget anymore without an immediate societal-dislocating balancing of the size of the population to match it.

5) See #3. Especially if that is Obozo's belief, he has to pay those checks on 8/3, or it won't matter how long the "default" lasts, because that will turn a "soft default" into a very "hard default" in short order!

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 06:56 | 1493777 Bobbyrib
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#2-Most of the people on SS (unless it is SSDI) would never vote for a black, "socialist" President anyway. If he refuses to pay the people who did not earn their social security dollars, he will lose the next election. If he refuses to pay SS to the people who put into it for most of their lives, he won't lose many votes at all.


Let's stop pretending the elderly are going to vote for Obama. It's the leeches who work a few years and go out on permanent disability he can't screw.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 22:58 | 1493200 nmewn
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"How about addressing the racism that you at times inadvertently inspire."

I will slow down to a crawl so you can understand me.


Tue, 07/26/2011 - 00:27 | 1493467 AldousHuxley
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racism is when 90% of one race votes for a presidential candidate of the same skin color (even it's just half) while all others are split.


Tue, 07/26/2011 - 03:38 | 1493695 StychoKiller
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Lemme help ya out there, Slick:  "I like the picture of Obamatron intro'ing the article because he looks like he's stoned out of his mind in it -- which goes a long way in explaining Obamatron's actions..."

BTW, I'm not a racist, I hate both the Republicons and Decepticrats equally, since they're lacking a vital survival skill, namely, INTELLIGENCE!

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:57 | 1492941 max2205
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RIMM is getting killed just because they have a "BLACK BARRY"


Tue, 07/26/2011 - 00:01 | 1493389 TheProphet
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Tue, 07/26/2011 - 07:01 | 1493779 nmewn
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Exactly tip e

Um errr uh...lets not kick the can to avoid Timmah's short term balancing act, umm er ahhh, lets really kick the can beyond our upcoming elections.

Transparent Leadership...for a Change ;-)

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 23:23 | 1493290 bigelkhorn
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I love the fact they are pretending to fail. So funny must be harder doing that than actually failing! I guarentee it.

I subscribe to the guy from australia and his FFT economic newsletter at http://www.forecastfortomorrow.com that guy has called many big events before they have happend, including the stock market crash in 2008 and the current financial collapse of the US. (currently happening) but he is saying to watch what happens at the end of the year. hmmm

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 02:26 | 1493643 TheAlchemist
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As if that's some kind of surpise?

Hell, I could say "watch what happens next Tuesday" and I'd be right.  Why?  Becuase I didn't say a damn thing, and no matter what happens, *something* will happen and I'd be right.

So yeah, go ahead and sign up for another newsletter...  [/sarcasm]

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:12 | 1492685 Thomas Jefferson
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A village in Kenya is missing its idiot.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:16 | 1492717 Derpin USA
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You do realilze that referencing Kenya only serves to make your beef with him appear based on racism, right? It taints any legitimate argument you might make (I use the word "might" strongly).

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:20 | 1492737 Samual Adams
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Barry Soetero has Family in Kenya.   Idiot.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:26 | 1492763 Derpin USA
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He is not from Kenya, was not born there and did not live there. What the OP said is akin to saying "send him back to Africa" and hints at the racism-based belief that Obama is not a legitimate US citizen.

Funny though. Your insistence on calling him Soetero not only shows unnecessary disrespect to a man who undeniably legitimately earned the presidency (can't be said for either of Bush's terms), it's part of a larger trend among some on the right that appears to be a substitute for nigger. It's an obvious code word.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:31 | 1492782 nonclaim
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Can I use Hussein or was that also scrubbed out by the party?

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:36 | 1492822 Derpin USA
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Considering he prefers to use his first and last name only, and that most everyone else has no problem respecting that, I'd say that's another code word for nigger.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:39 | 1492836 Stoploss
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Well, if the shoe fits.. OOOOOOOOOOooooo looky there.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:39 | 1492846 XenoFrog
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DNC and Democratic Underground plants. Don't bother feeding the trolls.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:43 | 1492863 Derpin USA
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Yes, anyone who disagrees with the ZH hivemind is a plant. A very convenient mental exercise to rationalize not having to address the actual argument presented.

I thought ZH members were intellectual stalwarts. You don't fit that meme.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:48 | 1492892 CrankItTo11
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Junk ... Maybe if we all comment with "junk" on everything we think is junk, they'll bring back the junk button... Surely they'd like that better than comment threads filled with the word JUNK a hundred times.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 00:39 | 1493489 I Am The Unknow...
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Not a bad idea.

In the spirit of Fight Club I personally liked the old way of being able to junk some troll off the site.  We at least need a way to either junk trolls off with enough down arrows, or at a cutoff level (say 25 down arrows?) have the word "JACKASS" stamped in capital bold letters across the comment. 

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:49 | 1492896 Incubus
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commies and pinkos and plants and stuff.


I'd say I was a plant if it got enough of these ignoramouses on edge. 


So yeah?  I'm a plant.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 22:45 | 1493138 Prometheus418
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At the risk of providing you with troll food, I'd point out that mindlessly parroting the PC party line is hardly a hallmark of a person capable of critical thought.


Mon, 07/25/2011 - 22:53 | 1493175 Derpin USA
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At the risk I'm being trolled, not one person here has explained how I'm wrong.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 02:05 | 1493615 Smiley
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Why would we?  You aren't important.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 02:26 | 1493644 Derpin USA
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Exactly. You have the numbers against me, so why bother explaining yourself? You don't have to because you're safely cocooned with the hivemind of this site.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 02:38 | 1493650 Smiley
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I think someone needs to spend some more time on the front porch.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 02:42 | 1493653 Derpin USA
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Why, because I'm a porch monkey?

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 02:53 | 1493660 Smiley
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You really do make it too easy...


I wonder how much room is left in the garden?

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 03:21 | 1493685 Derpin USA
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Callin' a spade a spade, huh?

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 03:48 | 1493700 StychoKiller
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So, in your estimation, which half of Obamatron are us'ens prejudiced against?

Sorry, but "promising" all of the following and then promptly doing nothing earns mega-points for being hypocritical:

1. Bringing (ALL!) the troops home from Afghanistan -- FAIL!

2. Bringing (ALL!) the troops home from Iraq -- FAIL!

3. Closing GITMO -- FAIL!

4. Trying all the "detainees" in civilian courts -- FAIL!

5. NOT raising taxes -- FAIL!

6. Making creating jobs a #1 priority -- FAIL!

7. etc.

Go take your paper-thin skin to another site, if you truly need like-minded people to agree with you that the World is NOT fair (it's NOT, by the way!)

The only thing that kills bigotry is cold, quiet, COMPETENCE -- I see no such thing in

Obamatron.  (Haven't seen any such thing in the US Govt for quite some time, actually!)

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 03:05 | 1493674 John_Coltrane
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See you if can identify this "meme" explaining why we do not explain the flaws in your premises.

"You asked me what I think of you.  I do not think of you"

Name this paraphrased author.  Hint: wrote the second most read/purchased book of all time.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 03:22 | 1493686 Derpin USA
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You obviously think enough of me to downvote me and reply to me without actually saying anything.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 22:44 | 1493139 Problem Is
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Derpin USA:

The 9th Rule of Fight Club
Newbies have to STFU and read their 1st 26 weeks...

Mr. 11 week White House intern sock puppet...

Tell your boss Valerie "Bitch-O-Matic" Jarrett that you have failed...

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 22:54 | 1493183 Derpin USA
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A very enlightened argument. Be sure to upvote the parent comment, ZH readers. Let's make sure everyone knows it's indicative of the mindset here.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 01:08 | 1493541 phyuckyiu
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Hey you must be Herpin Derpin from Derpstein, USA! Tmosley and I have been expecting you.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 04:16 | 1493715 StychoKiller
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Yo, the only coluds that matter on this site are Silver & Gold, get you some!

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 01:06 | 1493531 oldman
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and the first rule is to call you out, bro'

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 22:53 | 1493173 XenoFrog
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I was agreeing with you, genius.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 05:36 | 1493748 Al Gorerhythm
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You are either a troll or an idiot. Which is it?

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:48 | 1492891 nonclaim
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Don't worry, overfeeding a troll has many positive results like a really tired brain after a while. In the end it is just a big ego idiot behind the mask, no super powers no matter how much he sucks O balls dry.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 00:02 | 1493394 TheProphet
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Trolls gotta eat too, sweetheart :-)

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 00:02 | 1493395 TheProphet
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Trolls gotta eat too, sweetheart :-)

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 00:02 | 1493396 TheProphet
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Trolls gotta eat too, sweetheart :-)

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 00:34 | 1493475 Monedas
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Senator Durbin USA ? Is that you ? Monedas 2011 You can't hide from the Monedas !

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