Obama Speaks Again

Tyler Durden's picture

No, it isn't the first time Obama has spoken on the Fiscal Cliff, and more importantly, the debt ceiling, which no matter what happens today appears set to remain unresolved as part of today's 60 day stopgap deal, if indeed one materializes. It won't be the last. There will be, however, much hope, optimism, and scapegoating, as always.

As a reminder, here are the rules of the drinking game - every time someone, in this case Obama, says:

  • "optimistic", do 1 shot;
  • "not optimistic" - 2 shots;
  • "cautiously optimistic" - 3 shots;
  • "guardedly optimistic" - 4 shots;
  • "encouraged" - 5 shots
  • "hopeful" - 10 shots
  • "fair" - 15 shots
  • And, naturally, "Bush's fault" - chug

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Boilermaker's picture

Champagne tonight, BITCHEZ!!!!

I only make $399,999 per year! 

knukles's picture


And Mr.Smith and Mrs Smith both make $399,999.99 and file separately, Bitchez

CrockettAlmanac.com's picture

Can we hear Garbo talk instead?

TruthInSunshine's picture

Let the Reindeer Games commence!

Hark, the gilded bullshit flies, fa la la la la, la la la la!

Kabuki Theater of The Worst Kind, Bitchez Tue, 12/11/2012 - 12:40 | 


"Let me state this clearly, yet again, as many here and elsewhere have as well:  This is all theater. The fiscal cliff is a non-issue. Both "different" parties will agree on something, if they haven't done so already, that manages to screw over the largest % of actually productive businesses and people in the U.S., soon.


AlaricBalth's picture

"We are going to solve this problem in steps. "

Translation: We haven't done our job (even though I just gave everyone raises) so we are going kick the can down the road again. Only seeing as we have pretty much run out of road, each time we kick the can, it will not go quite as far. "

What a joke.

pupton's picture

Each time they kick the can its weight doubles, while the boot gets smaller.  One day that can is going to be the one doing the kicking.  That's why we "prep" with guns, grub and gold (silver).

XitSam's picture

Who knew that Zeno would still be relevant in today's economics?

TruthInSunshine's picture



"We are going to ensure that more blood is extracted from the masses, and implement something to save the Banking/WallStreet/Defense/BigPharma&HealthCare complex from any cuts (let alone not see their taxpayer provided trillions in subsidies increased dramatically), because Deep Capture is here to stay, and that's how Deep Capture rolls bitchez. Happy New Year!"

AlaricBalth's picture

Like yours better! Just fired my political translator.

TruthInSunshine's picture

In KronyKomradeKapitalism, Fiscal Cliff Tosses You Off Ledge!

Michaelwiseguy's picture

I'm literally board out of my skull with the repetitive talking points. I can see his lips moving but I know nothing new under the Sun is coming out of his mouth. That's why I have the TV on mute and am listening to Alex Jones internet radio during BO's speech. Only 10 hours till hopelessness, can't come soon enough.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

TruthInSunshine said:

This is all theater.

Indeed it is. It leads me to wonder what this lavish production of The Cankicker Suite is supposed to divert our attention away from.

stocktivity's picture

I can't believe the market is holding gains listening to this bullshit!

Boilermaker's picture

I'm not joke that's the HARD SCRABBLE LIFE!!!

You can only bathe in Cristal like...twice a week!  The fucking HORROR!!!

How am I going to get by???

Let's see...what's the average salary on Wall Street / Manhattan / DC lobbyist....OH MY.  That's coincidental.

fonzannoon's picture

no shots for "framework"? really?

Pool Shark's picture


And Mr. and Mrs. Shark lost all their income in a tragic boating accident.


DoChenRollingBearing's picture

I am very sorry to hear that you and yours suffered something similar to what has happened to Mr. & Mrs. Bearing.  Well, so it goes, such is life.

Oh, you wrote INCOME!  Well, that too...  Very sorry, Messrs. at .gov.  I mean that sincerely.

Phew!  Obama JUST finished.  I am starting to feel better already!

1100-TACTICAL-12's picture

I have noticed the people who buy into this bullshit, have a different/weird look about them hard to explain. Might be a gene pool thing.

knukles's picture

Fuck no, mind control.
Monarch mind control, excess experimental pharmaceuticals of highly neurotoxic nature, RFID implants in cerebral cortex, HAARP waves and Chemtrails.

They're convinced he's not really the Anti-Christ.

And believe me, I know about this stuff.....

(drooling, sliding onto floor in puddle)

There is something the fuck wrong here....

Stoploss's picture

Those stupid fucking idiots behind him dont have a fucking clue they are so so retarded.


That's Amerikka Folks, better get used to it.

knukles's picture

Being used and liking it.

Probably all got a new phone for agreeing to a few minutes for special augumented wh tour...

stocktivity's picture

They're just going to kick the can further down the road ....It's all Bullshit!!!!

pupton's picture

Each kick takes more effort than the last, and doesn't go as far as the last, requiring another kick sooner than expected.  This will cycle down until there is no energy left to kick the can.  That process is accellerating.

FreedomGuy's picture

Congress is not structured to make hard decisions. They do the easy decisions like national eyeball cancer awareness day and saying yes to all spending. Without any Constitutuoonal limits on power and spending and taxing they will continue on this path.

So, fire, smoke, heat, bluster, hand wringing, tense sound bites, etc.; it is all cheap theater and means nothing. The curves will go exponential and we will collapse as the political class dithers.

Snakeeyes's picture

Nothing will be solved as the US slides down to the steaming cesspool in the valley.


Zap Powerz's picture

I wish one of those reporters had the balls to ask this douche bag "who is making all the money off the US debt?" and a follow up question: "Why should a private bank make billions of dollars a year from US debt?" and then a final question: "Do taxpayers even know that a huge portion of their taxes go to a private bank to pay the interest on the debt?" 

No Fed, no debt.

ball-and-chain's picture

I don't feel bad for the rich.

I'm into class warfare.

They ought to pay more.


in-Credible Banker's picture

I am going to shoot beer for this one.  I gotta go to a party later on after all!!

in-Credible Banker's picture

I hope they are good again within my lifetime.  Today was a first step.



pods's picture

Damn, I will have to keep track.  Can't do that many shots at work!


Spastica Rex's picture

One of the lucky ones.

I can't because I can't afford booze.

YesWeKahn's picture

don't eat your own tongue.

knukles's picture


He speaks.
I feel better already...

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

He just stopped speaking.

I feel better already!


Happy New Years, Bitchez!

knukles's picture

Happy New Years, DoChen
May the Joy of the Promises come true anew.

sbenard's picture

"Here comes the orator, with his flood of words, and his drop of reason." Benjamin Franklin

It's the Charlatan in Chief. All bow in abeyance!

YesWeKahn's picture

One shot, it's over. manhood has some limit.

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

Appropriate music while waiting for Lord Vader, er, Obama....



Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture


This performance seems more indicitive of the situation we find ourselves in today.  

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

Yeah that's some real crap in that there video. WTF?

lakecity55's picture
"Obama Speaks Again"

(He reads the stuff they put on his teleprompter again).

SheepDog-One's picture

Do nothing, tell people you're 'optimistic', and tread water at 10 year ago levels and believe it's 'up'....gee the people are very easy to fool.

Zer0head's picture

for some reason i have .gov blocked so I will read the comments and watch mr. market

virgilcaine's picture

VC At the trading station ready to hit sell on all in

TerminalDebt's picture

He's late

didn't expect him to be late

Taterboy's picture

The media will say he's fashionably late.