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Congress At Work: Reid On Boehner: "He's A Coward", Boehner Responds: "Bullshit"

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If one wants to see what it looks like when the Federal Reserve has enabled the US government to become completely irrelevant in a world in which fiscal policy is completely meaningless and all that matters is how high the S&P500 is on any given day courtesy of trillions in monetary policy injections stimulating "confidence" and the wealth effect, then look no further than this article by Politico recapping the bad blood in Congress among the four feuding leaders.

First Reid:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid privately told fellow Democratic senators this week what he really thought of Speaker John Boehner.

 

“He’s a coward,” Reid angrily said, referring to Boehner’s private push for federal health care contributions for lawmakers and their staff. Boehner later backed legislation to end those subsidies in order to win points with House GOP conservatives. “He’s a coward!” Reid exclaimed.

Next Boehner:

Asked to respond to Reid’s remarks calling the speaker a “coward,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said: “We have to work together if we’re going to get anything done, and all this bullshit — the name-calling, leaking private emails — just makes it harder to do the work the American people sent us here to do.”

On the "hurt feelings" between the two:

"Some recent stories have even suggested the speaker’s keeping government shut because I hurt his feelings,” Reid told reporters Thursday. “If that’s true, I’m sorry that I hurt your feelings."

Then their aides:

Mike Sommers, Boehner’s chief of staff, described David Krone, Reid’s top aide, as “a snake” after Sommers’ emails were leaked detailing how the speaker secretly sought to protect federal contributions to staffers’ and lawmakers’ health insurance coverage. POLITICO reported the emails just as Boehner was pushing a House GOP bill to keep the government running in exchange for slashing those very same subsidies.

There is much more on the teenage girl convention in the full Politico article but the gist is beyond simple: just like the Fed hinted it will not taper because of a dysfunctional Congress (and was proven right), the Congress has been increasingly more dysfunctional because it knew the Fed would not Taper (and was proven right), and Mr. Chairman "could get to work."

Perhaps instead of the petty childish squabbels between the politicians which make for great primetime melodrama by partisan TV echo-chambers, the country could finally address the main issue at play: the more the Fed intervenes by centrally planning the US, and global, economy, the more irrelevant the stooges shown below become.

Or rather, the more irrelevant they are exposed as having been all along.

Because in a world of Dow Jones 36,000, who needs any fiscal policy?

 


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Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:10 | Link to Comment The Gooch
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:11 | Link to Comment JPM Hater001
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Why?  This is going splendidly.  I couldn't ask for Libertarians to have a better chance in 2014 than this.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:13 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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So now it's devolved into personal attacks while the country suffers through this mess they created for their own political power. What shit heads!

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:20 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBonus_
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The only solution to this mess is to eliminate the debt ceiling. Silly arguments about whether we should raise the debt ceiling are consuming our energy as a nation. This is precisely when we need to be moving ahead with the economy, but instead we're debating about whether we should shut down the entire government. It's ridiculous! 

http://accredited-times.com/2013/10/04/investing-in-the-middle-class-they-key-to-a-strong-economy/comment-page-1/#comment-702

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:23 | Link to Comment malikai
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3/10

I'm getting bored of you..

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:29 | Link to Comment Stackers
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Just throw 'em in a pit dressed in loinclothes and give each of them a broken beer bottle and settle this like men already.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:24 | Link to Comment kralizec
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I keep saying it...

Bringing back dueling will separate the loud mouth candy-assed bullies from serious people!

Once enough start getting dropped the bullshit will end amazingly fast...

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 12:12 | Link to Comment Sofa King Confused
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Everyone who wants this shit to end,  call your representative and tell them to get the treasury to print their own money debt free.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 12:51 | Link to Comment Ident 7777 economy
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Left half brain: "Every one wants this to end"

 

Right half brain: "No, not all. You make some mighty rash assumptions, pilgrim."

 

(Sorry if I appear to be negotiating with myself)

 

 

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 12:37 | Link to Comment Quantum Nucleonics
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If you do that we end up with Nancy. She's a vile, awful creature of government. But, she's a mean, vicious bitch that would disembowel those three twerps. She wouldn't even need the bottle. Just a stiletto pump and those necklaces she wears.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 12:55 | Link to Comment Jugdish787
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I know Nancy Pelosi is a complete bitch and horrible person but there is something kinda hot about her.  She is old, but still, there is something about her that tells me she is great in the sack.  Maybe it is the crazy eyes.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 13:06 | Link to Comment L G Butz PhD
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dude

 

REALLY?

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 13:15 | Link to Comment Jugdish787
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She is better than Debbie Wasserman Schultz...Maybe it is the power factor.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:31 | Link to Comment Tabarnaque
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What pisses me off is that our taxes probably pay for his salary...

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:44 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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I've said it once & I'll say it again,

We're being governed by children, morons & Criminals.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:00 | Link to Comment CrimsonAvenger
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What about the cowards? Don't diss the cowards.

Well, actually, go ahead and diss them - they're not gonna do anything about it..

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:04 | Link to Comment oddjob
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Not just children, but spoiled children of privilege.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 12:05 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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You call what they are doing "governing"? It's like a bad TV show you can't turn off, it's a fucking joke... Smoke and mirrors.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 13:47 | Link to Comment Kayman
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Childish, moronic criminals. Not mutually exclusive.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:03 | Link to Comment grekko
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No. Our taxes are spent elsewhere. Their salaries are borrowed from the PRC.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 14:11 | Link to Comment jerry_theking_lawler
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wrong. our taxes probably pay 1/2 his salary.....your children, their childre, and their childrens children will pay the other half (with compounded interest)..

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:33 | Link to Comment pods
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Poor Johnny boy, got caught being the fucking hypocirte that he is, well, they all are.

Time to send this government out on an ice floe.

They don't work for us, they work for themselves and whoever stuffs their pockets with loot to buy protection/favors. 

pods

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:40 | Link to Comment BurningFuld
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I'm pulling for Michelle Buchmann to come along and be the voice of reason in all this.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:48 | Link to Comment Blammo
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I don't understand why these 4 lefties can't agree

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:10 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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LOL

Sadly, the one thing they can always agree upon is to never let a crisis go to waste.

In the future, depending upon who you ask, two of these four (along with Obummer, or Shrub) will be blamed for the collapse of society, when as Tyler clearly states, the truth is, "It's the Fed, stupid!"

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:29 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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The majority of all government employees, elected or otherwise support a larger government as they firmly believe that someone has to be in charge of us for our own good, and if it happens to provide them a paycheck and maybe some prestige, all the better. The fights are partially over who is in control and partly to sustain public interest, like trash talk on football and wrestling tours, but very little to do with actual policy. The few outliers who do attempt to stand on principle are the radicals and must be stopped. If reality was introduced to this game and solutions presented, it would bring the whole system down. This form of deceit and corruption is like any other Ponzi, in that truth and transparency disolves its foundation. And yet they accuse those who are willing to stand on principle and suffer the "mainstream" attacks as self promoting sideshows, when in fact it is those very mainstream folks that are dependent upon retaining the illusion.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:24 | Link to Comment AlaricBalth
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More cowbell MDB. This one is lame.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:34 | Link to Comment Mr. Magoo
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I agree with MDB, Eliminate the debt ceiling this way our demise will happen allot quicker for a GIANT reset

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:56 | Link to Comment ATM
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Eliminating the debt ceiling will be the signal that the end is finally near. Until then we can have 5, 10 or even 20 more years of the same BS.

When they take the cap off the bottle then we can really get to work burning this fucker down.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:28 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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+1.  Bingo!  That's exactly what I've been saying. As recently as yesterday (Thu, 10/03/2013 - 18:04 | 4020520)

Which is why the Debt Ceiling MUST be RAISED.  As high as possible and as fast as possible.  If it can't be reversed, it needs to be accelerated.  Why?  To stop the scumbag Elite looting (trading bits of paper/confetti for real assets), by getting to The End ASAP.

Yet most ZHers don't seem to get this, as it goes against their conditioned sense of fiscal values.  Their conditioning is short-circuiting their logic, creating a blind spot in an otherwise rational landscape.

A lifetime of Conditioning plus Cognitive Dissonance is hard to overcome for most people.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:27 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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I'm OK with eliminating the debt ceiling if it's accompanied by eliminating all government employees simultaneously. Time to start anew.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:26 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Hurry up and start buying those bonds MDB!!!

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:59 | Link to Comment ATM
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Bonds are a good trade right now. Obama wants the stock market to crash to instill fear and anger across the land, so it will. The Bernanke. Lloyd and Jaime will make sure of it. That means a rush to "safety". 

Then a rush out.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:28 | Link to Comment XitSam
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How can the government invest in something better that the people from which they stole the Federal Reserve Notes?

And 'invest in the middle class'?  Investing in the same people that they pointed a gun at and stole from? 

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:33 | Link to Comment ArisAron
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Eliminate the debt ceiling? Yes, that's a splendid idea. Moving ahead with the economy? You obviously have your head so far up your ass you can't see reality.

MDB. You are a fucking idiot.

 

 

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:00 | Link to Comment grekko
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Actually it was a great idea. It would mean the reset button would be pushed sooner and we could start rebuilding the republic.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 13:52 | Link to Comment JB
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the Republic won't be rebuilt, sadly.

'the end' will usher in a global fascist government and several billion dead.

ordo ab chao, get it? 

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 22:29 | Link to Comment Promethus
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ORDO AB CHAO. A Latin expression, meaning Order out of Chaos.

I googled it for the folks like me who thought it was some sort of Umpa Lumpa chant from Willie Wanka.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:52 | Link to Comment glenlloyd
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MDB....once again there is no logic to your so called solution.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:58 | Link to Comment Eireann go Brach
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MDB, your cover is blown as we know who you are now via your shite newsletter! In fact, I know a girl who met you at a bar and says you have the tiniest pecker she has ever witnessed, your breath fucking stinks, and you talked up this big game about being a big time financial advisor.

You are a pathetic human being and you should do us all a favor by hopping in your car and drive it over a bridge.

Sincerely

Everyone and your mother

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:11 | Link to Comment akak
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His dog bites him even when he feeds it.

In the park, he is attacked by enraged butterflies.

At birth, the doctor slapped him ... hard.  And again.  And again.

He is .... the most hated man in the world.

 

"I don't always out-Bernanke Bernanke, but when I do, I drink Krugman's piss."

"Stay financially indentured my friends."

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 12:49 | Link to Comment Blues Traveler
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Eireann go Brach...."everyone and your mother", I just lol so loud they are turning the plane around

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:02 | Link to Comment j0nx
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MDB is lost edge. Borus is now best troll for ZH.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:06 | Link to Comment EmmittFitzhume
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Is that you Obama?

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:20 | Link to Comment rtalcott
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Same as it has been...for decades.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:37 | Link to Comment Croesus
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Honk (green arrow) If you don't believe a f---ing word these clowns say!

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:15 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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I see dead people. (voting)

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:17 | Link to Comment remain calm
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Boehner should of called him a "limp dick" and then kicked him in the balls.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:25 | Link to Comment the not so migh...
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he should have poked him in the eye three stooges style

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:31 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Let's bring back dueling. Boehner vs. Reid at 5 paces, each armed with an M-15 and two 30-round clips. (None of that AR-15 semi-automatic stuff; this is serious.)

Or maybe Boehner vs. Obama in a game of hoops. President 2for22 is not a shoe-in, although I have no clue about Boehner's prowess in basketball.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:37 | Link to Comment aardvarkk
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If there's going to be a duel, they should use fully-automatic AR-15 shotguns.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:41 | Link to Comment superflex
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It's M-16, not M-15; they use magazines, not clips; and they only fire in three round bursts, not full auto.

You need to start with Airsoft and work your way up.  When you master the 22 or .380, call me.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:02 | Link to Comment ATM
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I believe that was sarcasm.....or irony in that our MSM reports such things as he posted.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:15 | Link to Comment Swarmee
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Ahem.

"The M15 was a modified M14 developed as a replacement for the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle for use as a squad automatic weapon. It added a heavier barrel and stock, a hinged buttplate, a selector switch for fully automatic fire, and a bipod. The sling was from the BAR. Like the M14, it was chambered for 7.62×51mm NATO.
Firing tests showed that the M14, when equipped with the selector switch, hinged buttplate and bipod, performed as well as the M15. As a result, the M15 was dropped and the modified M14 became the squad automatic weapon. Accuracy and control problems with this variant led to the addition of a pistol grip, a folding rubber covered metal foregrip and a muzzle stabilizer. The final design was designated as the M14A1."

You need to start with a card catalogue and work your way up. When you master the dewey decimal system or yahoo, call me.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 12:06 | Link to Comment g speed
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you are so correct--had pre pistol grip (but it had a bypod) one in my hands as a Private in infantry heavy weapons platoon in Korea in 1962--Army 5th Cav -

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 12:18 | Link to Comment Swarmee
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Thank you for the confirmation.
And thank you for your service.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:41 | Link to Comment DaddyO
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They both smoke like chimneys, so it would turn into a pant fest

DaddyO

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:22 | Link to Comment oddjob
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(twice)

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:08 | Link to Comment EmmittFitzhume
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Is there any audio of Reid saying "He's a coward" in his falsetto voice?

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:16 | Link to Comment malikai
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These are the Days of our Lives.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:28 | Link to Comment Zadok
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There is WAY too much 'conflict showmanship' going on. There must be something incredibly nefarious going on and about to be sprung on the people...so many options to choose from. It could be all of them executed sequentially to drive effectual submission to the technocratic dictatorship. Keep your eyes and ears open!

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:35 | Link to Comment Theta_Burn
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I'm in this camp also, distraction time....

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:53 | Link to Comment grekko
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And your powder dry!

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:30 | Link to Comment Normalcy Bias
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Well, for starters, they're ordering the borders open, scheming for amnesty, and preparing another attack on the 2nd Amendment.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:38 | Link to Comment hivekiller
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Since both parties steal elections with great regulatory, what makes you think outsiders would stand a chance at the polls. Besides, Libertarians don't have any real solutions. They think getting rid of the government is the magic bullet. But getting rid of regulations that governed the bank is why they are looting the country unabated. 

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:42 | Link to Comment aardvarkk
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If the government was 1/10 the size it is, it wouldn't be able to bail out the damn banks the next time.  We'd only be one crash from being rid of the big banks forever.  Sure, the bastards would make a comeback...real bastards always do.  But it would buy us some time without them holding us over a barrel.  That would at least be SOMETHING.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:15 | Link to Comment ATM
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If the Fed government was 1/10th the size and 1/10th the power (still far too large) we wouldn't have big banks, we wouldn't have lifetime politicians because the money siphoned by government wouldn't be big enough to sustain the banks, the bureaucrats and their cronies. In the power comes the money and the corruption.

Strip back the feds to the powers origninally granted to it by the people and you destroy the lobbyists, the tax law firms, the mega banks, the military industrial complex, and the Fed. Free us to do what we want and be responsible for ourselves rather than building an entire class of dependent, morally bankrupt fucks who would steal, kill and rape with no second thoughts and demand more as they are entitled because they were born.

 

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:43 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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I would be curious to know how much of our economy is based on pure free consumption and how much of it is because of government, not just government writing checks and debit cards, but mandated private spending. We know that is largely what Obamacare is, but what about everything else. How much of the cost of products we buy is due to laws and regulations. Virtually everything has multiple layers of mandated costs. How much is sensitivity and safety training cost? permits and inspection of everything  in and around your structures. I'm not going to argue that everything is bad, but do we really know how much? Is there anyway to do cost justifications? Is our goal to have a 100% safe and pure life, and healthcare to live forever? Do we care if we end up living like inmates in an asylum?

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:57 | Link to Comment Winston Smith 2009
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"But getting rid of regulations that governed the bank is why they are looting the country unabated."

Exactly. It was the ignorant "every regulation is bad" mantra that was played by the banks and other corporate interests to get what they wanted - free reign to commit massive fraud. Until we have truly free markets, which will be exactly never, some regulations are required. Many regulations are put in place by special interests to prevent free trade, but others are essential. In the 80s and 90s, some essential regulations were thrown out while most of the bad ones were left in place because the moneyed special interests hated the essential ones and loved the ones which benefited them. 

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:18 | Link to Comment ATM
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It was the gov backstop that caused that. Big Banks had no risk because they would be bailed out so they took any and all risks. Why wouldn't they? If I go to Vegas an bet it all on 35 Black and lose but get reimbursed how many times would I make that bet with all my money?

This is the system our government created. Perhaps you've heard of the term "Moral Hazzard"? 

Banks don't want to be put out of business any more than anyone else. When the government sys, you are too big to fail then you are big enough to take any risk and never lose.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 12:27 | Link to Comment Winston Smith 2009
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My point is, when one does not have a truly free market or the conditions which could lead to one, and in the real world we will never have either, proper regulations, like the Glass-Steagall Act are necessary.  I'm operating in the real world, not a Libertarian utopia that will never be. I fully understand that the power to enact good regulation will lead to a combination of bad regulations with few good regulations if one has an ignorant citizenry that doesn't hold their government to account, which is what we definitely have.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:37 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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No it's not the easing of regulations that had anything to do with the looting of the country. It's the fact that .gov bailed them out in the first place. Had government allowed institutions to fail, starting with LTCM, then we wouldn't be in the mess. The key regulator for properly functioning markets must be bankruptcy. Without it we get the distorations we are witnessing now.

 

By the way...Glass- Steagall was 37 pages long and very minimal regulations (very libertarian) compared to Dodd-Frank that we have now which is 2139 pages. 

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:01 | Link to Comment j0nx
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The smartest thing the tea party could do at this point is break off from the RINO party (GOP) and form their own conservatives only party. They'd be running DC in 6 years if they did. Assuming we last that long.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:07 | Link to Comment Winston Smith 2009
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"I couldn't ask for Libertarians to have a better chance in 2014 than this."

The LP doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell until it can front a self-funding-campaign billionaire prez candidate who can buy oodles of TV time and no billionaire wants an LP gov. People are far too f'ing stupid and/or willfully ignorant to vote for any party whose magazine has a name like "Reason" and the revelations that would prove the validity of the LP position are too complex to easily explain in a convincing manner to people unaccustomed to the critical thought process.

So, the fools get the government they deserve.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:20 | Link to Comment ATM
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The LP doesn't stand a chance because the MSM would crucify whomever they ran as a candidate. Just ask Ron Paul who would win any Republican primary.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 12:33 | Link to Comment Winston Smith 2009
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Thus, my comment about a billionaire candidate who could buy their "love" with paid-for TV ads and televised tutorials like Ross Perot did and got the highest modern vote percentage of any third party candidate.  The for-profit MSM is simply a group of money and power whores, shameless opportunists like any corporation.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 13:00 | Link to Comment V in PA
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Ross Perot got the media to love him because he shared the same goal they did. Make sure George Bush doesn't get ReElected'.

 

The richest Libertarian in the world wouldn't stand a chance to win, or get MSM respect, if he truely is a Libertarian.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 13:14 | Link to Comment Winston Smith 2009
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Nah, they're money whores and you can buy their love just as you can with any corporation. They won't refuse to take your money and if you can get enough tutorials on TV to educate the masses, you could win.  This is one place that Lenin was right when he said, "The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them." 

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:19 | Link to Comment MassDecep
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Went to HS with Jason.....

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:53 | Link to Comment pods
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Nice, Creeping Death on the ipod ATM.

pods

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:35 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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I hate all of them. Reid is a putrid cretin, a national embarrassment that such a pathetic human is in a position of leadership. Boehner looks like a drunk, talks like a fool and is spineless. Pelosi is just a miserable cunt, a botoxed ugly cunt and just completely ignorant- listen to her sometimes? Just a miserable cunt. And this walking fuckstick McConnell- talks like he has a dick in his mouth. Probably some lobbyist dick. If there are any active terrorists in the US, congress is a good place to start- we won't miss them

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:41 | Link to Comment rtalcott
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nice summary.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:02 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Those 4 stooges should tweet their bitch fights so that the market algos can get in on the melodrama.  

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:11 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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Its fall..we should prune the dead wood...

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:16 | Link to Comment Ban KKiller
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....like the corporate banksters?

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:49 | Link to Comment _ConanTheLibert...
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Wood for the pile to burn the banksters on.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:11 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Ahh good theater provide to us by some ugly people. Are you not entertained citizens?

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:25 | Link to Comment DOT
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Flaming is for the inter-webs. Congressmen should have cage matches. Think of the ratings!

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:58 | Link to Comment XitSam
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535 go in, 1 comes out.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:29 | Link to Comment Tabarnaque
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I hate zombie plays

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:11 | Link to Comment pragmatic hobo
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bonner, reid, pelosi, mcconell ... these are our "leaders"? no wonder the country is going down the toilet ...

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:39 | Link to Comment pods
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Every last fucking one of them makes my skin crawl.  Not just the leaders, all of the other "esteemed" legislators as well.

Sociopaths do that to me.  

pods

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:12 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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This is a catfight but without the possibility of a titty glimpse.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:21 | Link to Comment Hippocratic Oaf
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Do you really want to see piglosi's side-boob?

Dint think so

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:26 | Link to Comment the not so migh...
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i would hit it, just to say i did

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:39 | Link to Comment malikai
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Beastiality is wrong.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:08 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:29 | Link to Comment Jena
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If you did hit that, I predict your dick would fall off or you'd spend the rest of your life wishing it would.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:38 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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I can get my Jerry Springer on with that, yes.  I'm an American for Pete's sake.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 13:02 | Link to Comment NidStyles
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Is that old Jew still around....

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:12 | Link to Comment superflex
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Aaron Burr had the right idea. Pistols at dawn.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:16 | Link to Comment onelight
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:13 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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In sum:  they both called each other 'a cunt' and they're both right.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:49 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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Pelosi probably protested- that's her moniker

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:15 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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    This is how Boner should have replied to Reid.

  "You don't got nothing to do with your life. Why don't you get a job? Work with lepers. Blind kids. Anything's gotta be better than lying around all day waiting for me to fuck you."

  ~ Tony Montana -Scarface~

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 14:45 | Link to Comment Winston Smith 2009
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"Anything's gotta be better than lying around all day waiting for me to fuck you."

In the end, the only people who truly get f'ed (again, in the end) are us.  They're just fighting over who gets to f'ck us after the next election.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:14 | Link to Comment John McCloy
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  Markets LOVE IT..LOL

Go go ponzi go..Shutdowns are bullish...someone mother fucking PINCH ME..

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:37 | Link to Comment CrashisOptimistic
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There is no market.  There hasn't been one for 5+ years.

It's all computers and low volume, and an entire industry in NYC that utterly depends on pretending there are humans actually relevant to the process of essentially begging you to send them your money on which to earn a fee for . . . placing it at the mercy of computers they do not own.

Stop trading.  Cash out.  Buy farmland and learn to farm.  Get the hell out of the city.  You know perfectly well that in 10 years you'll be the only one left with anything.

Want to see human nature in all this?  Watch as the guys who rode the HFT train higher will be the only ones who disagree with the preceeding paragraphs.  If it went up, it must be good will be their perspective.

 

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:15 | Link to Comment Truther
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Fuck you Reid.... Is pelosi a Kiss up?

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:17 | Link to Comment Theta_Burn
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And Pelosi's contribution in all of this is what? some scary brian trust in that photo-op eh?

Yes I'm entertained, just as much as I'm represented....

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:17 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Cue Benny Hill theme song.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:18 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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I can see this escalating into an unfortunate toilet papering incident.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:18 | Link to Comment replaceme
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Nancy's had some great work done - she looks like a young Clint Eastwood. 

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:30 | Link to Comment Jena
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At least you can still tell it's Nancy.  I saw Barbara Boxer spouting something inane the other day and had to look to see who it was.  She was unrecognizable to me.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:17 | Link to Comment overmedicatedun...
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from thier collective reaction to a un armed black mother with child, I think we all can say they are all cowards.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:19 | Link to Comment Seize Mars
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I care not who makes the laws.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:19 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Wake me when when the shooting starts and the guillotines roll.  As Lord Rothschild indicates above, nothing changes until then...

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:20 | Link to Comment Pumpkin
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I have an idea to end this.  Let's do congressional pay per view, swords and shields only (coed of course), and use the proceeds to fund the government. 

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:20 | Link to Comment Agent P
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"Reid on Boehner"

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:38 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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I'm sure this cockbreath pussy Reid has been on a few Boners in his life. I'll bet he dreams of Barry's boner

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:28 | Link to Comment Normalcy Bias
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Congress At Work: Reid On Boehner: "He's A Coward", Boehner Responds: "Bullshit"

...Afterward, the pair retreated to a janitor's closet for some rough 'n filthy bareback lovin'!

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:25 | Link to Comment monad
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:25 | Link to Comment Zombie_Economics
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Put a Reed in the Boner and play that skin recorder Congress, play.  What a fucking crock of worthless Kabuki bullshit.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:26 | Link to Comment CaptainSpaulding
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" Bullshit is the only reason we have for living. And If we cant think up any reason of our own, We always have the God bullshit"

      - Howard Beale- Network

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:27 | Link to Comment apberusdisvet
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Great theater, "signifying nothing" to paraphrase Shakespeare.

 

Better yet

 

"oh, what a tangled web we weave......."

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:26 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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Reid should be sharing a cell with his top bundler, who just got convicted. Scummy little dwarf.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:26 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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WHEN HARRY MET NANCY

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:47 | Link to Comment CaptainSpaulding
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My, what beautiful carnations.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:50 | Link to Comment TrustWho
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I have heard Nancy slept her way to the top, so she never masked her nipples.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:27 | Link to Comment Tabarnaque
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How much these muppet suckers are being paid? Where's the tar and feather? All of them...

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:29 | Link to Comment yogibear
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We all know it will come down to unlimited spending and debt until the US dollar dies.

All the rest is a show.

Governments around the world are already preparing for a US dollar collapse.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:42 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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I think the dollars collapse has been delayed.The NSA reveletations have exposed 

how compomised all data systems are at present for any new  money transmission system.

The BRICS are already laying new web infrastructure to combat this,but I cannot find any

completion dates for the projects  online.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:31 | Link to Comment Inthemix96
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Four Feuding Leaders!!!!!

Hahahahahaha.....     Leaders of what?  What the fuck have any of these four wank stains ever done of real use or substance in their entire over-privelidged, public funded, parasitic, thieving fucking scum bag lifetimes?

The best parts of these four cunt stains, ran down the inside of their mothers legs.

Leaders????????    Dont make me fucking laugh.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:45 | Link to Comment AKrandy
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Miss the days when real men had duels.

This is more like Bugs Bunny slapping Yosemite Sam with a white glove.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:40 | Link to Comment dexter_morgan
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Azzholes all of them.

But, serious question - when did this bullshit of congress exempting themselves from the laws they make start? Has this always been the case?

This is a serious fucking problem, they don't give a shit what they pass since it doesn't apply to them. Not that anyone cares about the constitution nowadays, but this seems like it should be unconsitutional !!!

Just changing that would make a ton of difference in them churning out bullshit legislation like Obamacare without even reading the shit.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:48 | Link to Comment Tabarnaque
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The power that be deeply hates the constitution. It does everything it can to destroy it. Soon they will teach in universities all across the country that the constitution is an antiquated paper that should be "revised and updated"... That day we will know that we are all doomed.

But the US dollar and their fiat paper debt based monetary system is doomed anyway. They will fall before us. Every once of gold that you buy is a vote against these fascistes.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:43 | Link to Comment grekko
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They could end this the old fashioned, gentleman's way: Two pistols, ten paces, turn and fire.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:42 | Link to Comment JR
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@ look no further than this article by Politico recapping the bad blood in Congress among the four feuding leaders…

The viciousness in this government slowdown is historic and media such as Politico, Huffington Post, Salon, et cetera, have thrown all decorum, truthfulness and civility to the wind combining massive lies with treacherous name calling and accusations.

But they appear as innocent babes compared to the actions of the President of the United States. This most partisan president in history, as Pat Buchanan calls him, maneuvered the shutdown in a “genuinely sadistic” manner, adds Buchanan.

To have “his aides call over there at the Park Service and tell them not to let the veterans visit the World War II Memorial when they’re on honor flight – their last chance in this life to meet and honor the guys with whom they served and to visit the Memorial which belongs to them – what kind of mind would do that?”

I can answer that. It is the mind of a Communist. And these actions need to be stopped. What matters if politicians call themselves names? It is now that their country needs them. As these veterans served these politicians need to serve.

ObamaCare must be stopped: Obama must be stopped.

This is what it’s like to live under Communism:

“Fidel (Castro) has just taken over an estate and is living there…”

“Citizens of the U.S.A., from the moment of their birth, are wrapped in padded layers of protection and safety. I had known for almost half of my life how pleasant such a condition could be. Now I was to lose, perhaps forever, the protection of this country which had given me such friendly succor. A peculiar chemical change took place in me, and my insides churned with envy of all those carefree souls who didn’t have to exchange the safety of the United States for a seething pot of fear.” – Dr. Antonio Carrillo in his dramatic escape from Castro’s regime in Cuba to Florida in a gripping story rooted in fact, Flight From a Firing Wall, by Baynard Kendrick (1966)

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:52 | Link to Comment razorthin
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Despite their irrelevance, if only the collapse could come quickly and be on these clowns' watch.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:48 | Link to Comment chindit13
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Gives me a kind of unbridled pride in the democratic process, when I see those four. 

Why, I have an idea!  Let's re-do Mt. Rushmore and replace what's there with their four mugs.  Better yet, in this time of needed austerity, let's just spray the four of them with concrete and stick'em up on the barricades that terrorist smashed yesterday, so that we might all enjoy.  It will be America's answer to the Elgin Marbles.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:37 | Link to Comment Jena
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An even more fitting solution:  There is a spray used to coat the beds of pickup trucks and virtually anything else you might like to cover.  It is a plactic base that goes on evenly, lasts for decades and covers all imperfections evenly.  It is incredibly durable.  It dries in a matter of minutes.

Plastic coated Reid, Pelosi, Boehner and McConnell.  Life-sized and 3D.  How utterly American.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 12:29 | Link to Comment Bloodstock
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I could kick in 10 federal reserve notes to help the project along. Where is the link?

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 12:41 | Link to Comment Jena
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This is one product that we're familiar with but there are several others:

http://www.linex.com/pages/2010/bedliners/linex_vs_others/

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:58 | Link to Comment dexter_morgan
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Boehner probably is a coward, BUT how does wanting Reid and the rest of the criminals know as our conress to live under the bullshit laws they pass actually make a person a coward? Must misunderstand, or there is some faulty logic going on.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:58 | Link to Comment Angelo Misterioso
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Hivekiller - you've got it all wrong - you say "Libertarians don't have any real solutions. They think getting rid of the government is the magic bullet. But getting rid of regulations that governed the bank is why they are looting the country unabated." - that's not it at all - Govt is supposed to set the rules we all compete under - they aren't supposed to crowd us out - schools, post office, health care, student loans, etc are all examples where they aren't supposed to be involved in the actual business - they should just set the ground rules and nothing more.  They have a hard time even doing that well as witnessed by the Dud-Frank bill...progressives just want the government to not only tell me what i can eat for lunch but they want to eat my lunch for me...

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 12:27 | Link to Comment Bloodstock
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I think that the Libertarian view of getting rid of the government means to get rid of "this" government which is a pretty good idea. It's dysfunctional and full of traitorous whores.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:04 | Link to Comment gatorengineer
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It would be alot more entertaining if you had Putin playing Barry's role, Nigel Farage as Boner, and Berlusconi as Reid......

 

What we have is more like the geek show at an old time Carnie...

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:04 | Link to Comment dexter_morgan
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Seems ol' Hairy Reid has cute little names for everyone - kind of like the Seinfeld characters. Boner is a coward, then there's the anarchists, the gubmit haters, tea baggers, etc.

If someone could get private conversations of Reid recorded it would probably be a goldmine of cute little names. Wonder if he has cute little names for people of color, or homersexuals too?

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:23 | Link to Comment W74
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I'm sure Reid is an equal opportunity Jevvish-Supremacist.  He'll gladly fuck us all over and then make us pay for it.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:08 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Boehner is a coward. He can't even fucking stand up to that piece of shit Reid.

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