Quote Of The Day: "That Was Not A Joke"

Tyler Durden's picture

If one needs proof that after 3 years of being merely totally insolvent, Europe is now also world's greatest Bazooko circus in history, please fast forward to 24 minutes into the clip, where Europe's most pathological liar is now its most (in)voluntary comedian as well.

Question: Is the goal still to get Greece's debt to 120%?

Juncker: The fact is that the target of 120% will remain, but the target as far as the time frame is concerned has been postponed to 2022.

[Laughter in the room]

Juncker: That was not a joke!

Fast forward to 24:00

And cue Bazooko's Circus.

h/t Alex

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onebir's picture

"It took 80 years to get there..."

So, unless by a miracle of technology (or something) time is now running much faster, for people who've already been born, the trick is figuring out where the fuck to hide for the remainder of our natural lives...

CPL's picture

Hurry up and wait.  lol.  That's life unfortunately.  

  • Enjoy family and friends company.  
  • Relearn old ways of doing things.  
  • Learn about your community.  
  • Get out of the subburban mindset of ignoring your neighbour.
  • Join the Masons, Lions Club, Church; besides the idea they are taking over the world, not sure how it would be managed between the community work that gets done in them.  The initations are merely foreplay to determine personal committment to your area.

People already have currency to trade, it just doesn't look like silver or gold or fiat.  Comes in handshakes and honouring commitments to each other.  For all the wild gun men roaming the landscape and the world on fire end of world scenarios offered, I personally just simply refuse them out of hand.  The people that wish to live by the gun will die by it.  


Want to see an area of the world where everyone makes due, is one of the nicest places on the planet and there are no gun fights on the corners.  Travel to the East Coast of Canada.  Nobody has two pennies to rub together, but things get done.  Instead of the Man on Fire offered by MSM and it's acolytes, I believe Anne of Green Gables with the power of low power communication digital technology is very possible if people steady themselves and figure out what is required instead of wanted.

fuu's picture

"Watch me pull my hand out this muppets ass."

Dr. Engali's picture

What an idiot. The Greeks need to be dragging these fuckers through the streets.....well actually they need to start with their elected officials and work their way up the chain. More poverty and misery projected for 10 years just to make sure the bankers get paid.

toady's picture

No no no, start at the top, the banksters, then work down to government. If you go and start toppling governments the banksters will be able to go underground and finance both sides again!

Dr. Engali's picture

Good point...We will go with your plan.

edifice's picture

Que Golden Dawn, in: 5...4...3...

RSloane's picture

That will happen as soon as the police join the mobs instead of trying to control them. When that day happens - when the police kick down the barricades to government along with the people - then it will dawn on people in Spain, Italy, Portugal, the US...everywhere, that all things are possible when people take control of the government that is there to serve them. Their only danger would be replacing tyranny with more tyranny. I would bet, though, that they're hungry enough to chance it.


+1 for you, Doc.

falak pema's picture

Politicians are expected to lie; and we all know its not funny 'cos if they told the truth, the banks would be emptied of all their money in a giffy. End of politicians, they'd be hanging to the lamposts tied to the entrails of the bankers.

So "its not a joke" expresses very deep underlying fears by those who say it : Better to lie than to die! 

They all remember 1789.

stateside's picture

I let out a Barney Frank watching that.  Thanks.


urbanelf's picture

Well... that was awkward.

machineh's picture

You should see the German translation.

Not funny at all!

francis_sawyer's picture

Nice to see the Europeans haven't let the tradition of Court Jesters die along with their cultures...

Inthemix96's picture

Well, after hearing that.  Mr junker, you are on formal notice that when you're skinny neck is on a stick, for taking the piss out of the poor fuckers who keep you in the lifestyle you do not deserve or warrant.

That wasn't a fucking joke neither, you parasitic, nation wrecking, imbecile.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



"President Obama, when is America's target date for 120% debt to GDP?"

Shizzmoney's picture

"President Obama, when is America's target date for 120% debt to GDP?"


Or whenever Benny boy buys up all the debt.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Obama: 2525

Press:  lol

Obama: That was not a joke.

machineh's picture

Obama: I ain't got that many fingers.

Urban Redneck's picture

2014 (and only because of the sick joke that is FASB)

Winston Churchill's picture

Not the way they are spending.Ignore CBO projections

Add in another few pointless wars, and they will hit it in 2014.

Everything keeps coming back to that year.

Kudos to John Williams @shadowstats.

pods's picture

On the way up or back down?

Cause one is soon, the other is never.


stinkhammer's picture

idiots  hang em high

Martdin's picture

The target of 120% will remain, but the target as far as the time frame has been postponed to infinity...

EscapeKey's picture

I reckon they forgot a 0. It's more like 20022, isn't it?

walcott's picture

it's not a joke it's RETARDED!


Scalaris's picture



So funny, even those who have committed suicide because of the pressure imposed by this economic destitution, are laughing.

Wait, nope; they are dead.

pods's picture

So every single deal they make falls apart in weeks/months, yet we are going to be estimating things 10 years out?

Pull the other one!


blabam's picture

It's like the five-year plans of our soviet brethren only better.

PaperBear's picture

At the rate of contraction what will be left of the Greek economy by 2022 ?

JPM Hater001's picture

I heard once there is an infinite set of numbers between 1 and 0, more than infinity.

Deep I know but true.

Euro Monster's picture

IMO he just guessed...

SheepDog-One's picture

'That.....that was NOT a JOKE!!'  <:D 


youngman's picture

What needs to happen is that noone shows up to these press conferences anymore...that would scare the hell out of these talking suits...2022...lol....

Mad Mohel's picture

Asshat extraordinaire.

Inthemix96's picture

This stupid bought out fucker thought he was being striaght with the audience.

If that was me laughing, I would of had the balls to stand up and say something like "Are you taking the fucking piss mate?  Greece is at 500% bullshit and now you reckon in ten years time they will reduce the defecit down to 120% after needing monthly bailouts??????"

"Are you taking the fucking piss junker????"

Is what should have been said.

Burn these fuckers at the stake.  They deserve no less.

Northeaster's picture

“When it becomes serious, you have to lie." -Jean Claude Juncker


Zero Govt's picture

he should have said when Govt budgets have become a joke you have to seriously lie it's no joke

PontifexMaximus's picture

finally also the EU lazy guy lier Juncker understands the name of the game: kicking the can down the road, the yanks told him the lesson. funny that dear blond christine is playing her role this way, I really don't know, whether her masters are happy with her behaviour..

tooriskytoinvest's picture

People are noticing that the money system makes you disposable when it doesn't need you anymore to function.



Stock Market Could Face A Massive Sell Off Today: German Nov. ZEW Index Falls Unexpectedly To -15.7, EU, IMF Clash Over Greece, An Important “Dual Test of Support” Is At Hand Right Now For The 500 Index, And Marc Faber Warns Of A Massive Market Meltdown



Why economists are so bad at predicting recessions


Rathmullan's picture

The joke is that this can kicking is worth an 80 point turnaround in the dow this morning

Rathmullan's picture

Make that 125 pts. The coke on thr floor must be a tad more pure today.

rsnoble's picture

Greece will literally look like the bad parts of Africa with these assholes fucking with them till 2022.  The rich might have plans, the poor and starving might not want to go along with it.

I am on to you's picture

Junker is happy to announce:

That the Troika is happy to se that,the Greecs have bought weapons from almost all the impotent contrys.


And we see that suicide rates are up,this derivativ is a goal in it self,Cascets(your last appartment) are selling fine,but is expected to increase,due to the Goldmans Vehicle speciality,called jump up,and fall flat death.


Beside this,Junker is happy to inform,that the salery of the Troika members are taxfree and excempted to Cavemans, Dung Farm,where they all sing this togther,You cant always get what, They need,but if you look at us,you got what you get.

Written by:Opus Ti Deu,and he Betrayus,mixture of Portuguise(Brasileuiro) and Eumericansk(Anglomekanisk)

And may Your Gods be with You especialy the Spanish(yes Messi,sias,messenger of Unicef),signed,Lloyd an easteren Eumorphocan Car!

Disney ,coud not have written this script, better,a Donnald go and Duck!